It’s the 2013 Golden Globe Nominations!


The 2013 Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this morning.  The Golden Globes have always felt like the Oscar’s goofy, somewhat sordid cousins.  And yet, despite their reputation, the Globes have become one of the more accurate precursors of the actual Oscar nominations.

The film nominees can be found below.  A complete list of the all the Golden Globe nominations — including the television nominations — can be found here.

BEST PICTURE – DRAMA
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

(The nomination for Rush is a bit of a surprise.  As for Philomena, I’m really hoping this movie doesn’t get nominated for a Best Picture Oscar because I really don’t want to have to sit through it.  The commercials make it look rather tedious.)

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All is Lost”

(Elba is a bit unexpected.  Mandela has not opened here in Dallas yet so I haven’t seen it or his performance yet.  Whatever momentum Redford lost as a result of being snubbed by the SAG, he probably regains as a result of being nominated for a Globe.)

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

(With the exception Winslet, I imagine this is what the Best Actress category will look like when the Oscar nominations are announced.)

BEST PICTURE – MUSICAL/COMEDY
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

(Wow, look at all the dramas that got nominated for best comedy.)

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL/COMEDY
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

(I would love to see Oscar Isaac get an Oscar nomination but then again, I just love Oscar Isaac in general.)

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL/COMEDY
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

(I would also love to see Greta Gerwig get an Oscar nomination for her performance in Frances Ha.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

(It’s good to see Barkhad Abdi getting some recognition for his amazing performance in Captain Phillips.  Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, and Jared Leto are here to make sure that this is the sexist category ever.  If only James Franco had been nominated for Spring Breakers.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

(The big news here is that Oprah Winfrey was not nominated for her performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  To be honest, Oprah was okay in the film but she wasn’t great.  If she ends up winning an Oscar, as many have predicted, it’ll be remembered by clearer minds in the future as being one of the many cases where the Academy got it wrong.  Sally Hawkins’ performance in Blue Jasmine is much more award-worthy.)

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

(No Scorsese?  Paul Greengrass is a good director but I get motion sickness whenever I watch any of his films.)

BEST SCREENPLAY
“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“The Wind Rises”

(Blue Is The Warmest Color deserves to win this award.)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2″
“Frozen”

(So, The Wind Rises was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film but not Best Animated Film?)

BEST SCORE
“12 Years a Slave”
“All is Lost”
“The Book Thief”
“Gravity”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

(Though it’ll never be nominated because of the film it appeared in, I still think the best score of the year was ROB’s score for the remake of Maniac.)

BEST SONG
“Atlas,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
“Let it Go,” “Frozen”
“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance”

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