Golden Globe Nominations 2011

This year’s nominations for the Golden Globes were pretty predictable, as expected, but there were some snubs. For television, Entourage wasn’t recognized at all for the excellent season they just had, and for foreign film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wasn’t recognized for any of the three films which came out this year. As for nationwide films opening this year, there was no sign of the Coens and their latest film, True Grit as well as Sean Penn for supporting actor for Fair Game. It was a bit shocking that Danny Boyle was snubbed for Best Director for 127 Hours.  It would have been nice to have seen Sam Rockwell for Conviction or Edward Norton for Stone. One of the biggest disappointments was the complete snub for the absolutely perfect The American, starring George Clooney.  The King’s Speech leads the nominations with seven.

* Lost in Reviews pick

Best Motion Picture, Drama

*Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Alice in Wonderland


*The Kids are All Right


The Tourist

Best Director – Motion Picture

*Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

David Fincher – The Social Network

Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan – Inception

David O. Russell – The Fighter

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

*James Franco – 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone

*Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy

*Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp – The Tourist

Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

*Annette Bening – The Kids are All Right

Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie – The Tourist

Julianne Moore – The Kids are All Right

Emma Stone – Easy A

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

**Christian Bale – The Fighter

Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield – The Social Network

Jeremy Renner – The Town

Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

*Amy Adams – The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis – Black Swan

Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Song

“Bound to You,” Burlesque

“Coming Home,” Country Strong

*”I See the Light,” Tangled

“There’s a Place for Us,” Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” Burlesque

Original Score

‘The King’s Speech’

‘Alice in Wonderland’

‘127 Hours’

*’The Social Network’


Best Screenplay

‘127 Hours’

‘The Kids Are All Right’


‘The King’s Speech’

‘The Social Network’

Foreign Language


‘The Concert’

‘The Edge’

‘I Am Love’

‘In a Better World’

Best Animated Film

‘Despicable Me’

*’How to Train Your Dragon’

‘The Illusionist’


‘Toy Story 3’

Best Drama Series
‘Mad Men,’ AMC

‘The Good Wife,’ CBS

‘Boardwalk Empire,’ HBO

‘The Walking Dead,’ AMC

*’Dexter,’ Showtime

Best Comedy Series
‘Glee,’ Fox

*’30 Rock,’ NBC

‘The Big Bang Theory,’ CBS

‘Modern Family,’ ABC

‘The Big C,’ Showtime

Best Actor, DramaJon Hamm
Steve Buscemi, ‘Boardwalk Empire’

*Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’

Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’,

Hugh Laurie, ‘House’

Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’

Best Actress, Drama
Julianna Margulies, ‘The Good Wife’

Piper Perabo, ‘Covert Affairs’

*Elisabeth Moss, ‘Mad Men’

Kyra Sedgwick, ‘The Closer’

Katey Sagal, ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Best Actor, Comedy
*Alec Baldwin, ’30 Rock’

Steve Carell, ‘The Office’

Thomas Jane, ‘Hung’

Matthew Morrison, ‘Glee’

Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Best Actress, Comedy
Toni Collette, ‘United States of Tara’

Edie Falco, ‘Nurse Jackie’30 Rock, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin

*Tina Fey, ’30 Rock’

Laura Linney, ‘The Big C’

Lea Michele, ‘Glee’

Best Supporting Actor
Scott Caan, ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Chris Noth, ‘The Good Wife’

David Strathairn, ‘Temple Grandin’

*Eric Stonestreet, ‘Modern Family’

Chris Colfer, ‘Glee’

Best Supporting Actress
Jane Lynch, ‘Glee’

*Julia Stiles, ‘Dexter’

Kelly Macdonald, ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Hope Davis, ‘The Special Relationship’

Sofia Vergara, ‘Modern Family’

Best Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
‘The Pacific,’ HBO

‘Carlos,’ Sundance

*’Temple Grandin,’ HBO

‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ HBO

‘The Pillars of the Earth,’ Starz

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Dennis Quaid, ‘The Special Relationship’

Claire Danes

Ian McShane, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’

Édgar Ramírez, ‘Carlos’

*Al Pacino, ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

Idris Elba, ‘Luther’

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie

*Claire Danes, ‘Temple Grandin’

Hayley Atwell, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’

Jennifer Love Hewitt, ‘The Client List’

Judi Dench, ‘Return to Cranford’

Romola Gara, ‘Emma’

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