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The Somewhat Surprising Golden Globe Nominations

Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler, Rashida Jones, and Woody Harrelson got gorgeous earlier than usual this morning to announce the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Below is the full list of actors, writers, producers, directors and more who got an extra friendly wake up call—plus our take on those who didn’t.

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris

My Week with Marilyn

50/50

Best Picture, Drama:
The Help

The Descendants

Hugo

The Ides of March
Moneyball
Warhorse

Best Actress, Comedy:
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Kate Winslet, Carnage
Jodie Foster, Carnage

Best Actor, Comedy:
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Best Actress, Drama:
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actor, Drama:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Director:
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
George Clooney, Ides of March
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

TV Series, Drama:
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire

Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland

TV Series, Comedy:
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee

Modern Family
New Girl

TV Actress, Comedy:
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

TV Actress, Drama:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

TV Actor, Drama:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammar, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

TV Actor, Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor, TV:
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress, TV:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Mini-series or TV Movie:
The Hour
Downton Abbey
Cinema Verite
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie:
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Romola Garai, The Hour

Best Screenplay:
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid With a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Feature:
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas”
Cars 2
Puss in Boots”
Rango

Best Original Score:
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.

Best Original Song:
“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs
“Hello Hello,” Gnomeo and Juliet
“The Living Proof,” The Help
“The Keeper,” Machine Gun Preacher
“Masterpiece,” W.E.

An interesting list, don’t you think? It’s great to see some new names in the mix, especially in the TV categories (hurrah for new scripted shows Homeland, American Horror Story, Boss, Game of Thrones, New Girl, and Enlightened!). It’s also great to see Ryan Gosling nominated in two categories—nothing wrong with upping our chances of seeing him strut to the podium. But there were a few surprises. Breakout star Melissa McCarthy was overlooked for her movie-stealing turn in Bridesmaids, and while Bryan Cranston was recognized in an acting category for Breaking Bad, the show itself came up empty handed for its final season. And what a season it was! We still can’t get the final image of Gus straightening his tie out of our heads. Christopher Plummer got a nom for Beginners and Meryl Streep is on the list for The Iron Lady, so the end of days are not upon u—yet.

 

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