I don't remember the Golden Globes being this batshit insane. I knew they could throw you a populist nomination every once in a while, and the TV portion is always ridiculous but, holy shit. This year, this year is crazy. Perhaps more on the musical and comedy side of things then the drama, but still. The Golden Globes seem to resemble the MTV Awards more and more.
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
Emma Stone for Easy A, yay. It even kind of makes the ridiculous nomination for Jolie more tolerable. I'm fine with The Kids Are Alright love given what it seems they would have gone to otherwise, and Hathaway, well she's too much of an it girl right now not to get nominated at the golden globes. They like to be hip. You know, for kids.
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
I'd balk at the Michael Douglas nomination if it wasn't blatantly a sympathy thing, which I suppose I get. Otherwise fairly stock. But I do want to ask why nobody is nominating John Hawkes for Winter's Bone, the movie is getting love but not him, and he was fucking awesome. Oh well.
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Wow the Golden Globes really went for The Fighter didn't they? 4 acting nominations, two in this category. I was expecting Leo, but Adams is a bit of a shock. Kunis getting in is interesting as that could lead to an Oscar nomination and everybody having to say the Oscar nominated Mila Kunis all the time.
Darren Aronovsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter
I think if you replace Russell with the Coen Brothers this is the Oscar line-up, but Golden Globes love the Fighter and loathed True Grit so, what you gonna do. I'm fine with it though, David O. Russell is a very talented guy whose made some movies I really love so.
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
I think of all the categories, I have the least problem with this one. Sure the Coen brothers should probably be here, but there's no-one ridiculous and that's a nice feeling. It goes over well.
TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead
Alright what the fuck Golden Globes. Outside of Mad Men and I guess the Good Wife this is wrong. A poor season of Dexter, and a tepid freshman year of The Walking Dead over ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS OF TV OF ALL TIME. Why do you do this to me. This category is made void by the non-presence of Breaking Bad. It has condemned itself to irrelevance. Although at least they didn't nominate True Blood this time.
ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Piper Perabo, “Covert Affairs”
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”
Kyra Sedgwick. “Closer”
I think the Perabo nomination is too hilarious to be truly mad at , as moronic as it is. To those unfamiliar with Covert Affairs, its basically a less interesting Burn Notice. Moss is very deserving And the Sagal nomination is the best thing the GG'S did this year in any category. Still, Perabo. You know she was the lead in Coyote Ugly right?
ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Perhaps all you need to know about the Golden Globes is that this is Cranston's and Breaking Bad's first nomination for anything, ever. End of conversation.
TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
By my count the four best comedies in TV aren't here. So, you know take from that what you will. No Community, no Parks and Rec, no Louie and no Party Down. What else is there to say. Maybe that the Big C is awful and is here based on Laura Linney being a movie star, Glee can fuck off, The Big Bang Theory is silly, even if that show is a little bit better then advertised, 30 Rock is lazy and outdated and Nurse Jackie isn't a comedy. Anything else?
ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, “The United States of Tara”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
Lea Michele, “Glee.”
Hmph. Also known as ' the people winning for other things then they are actually nominated for category.' Linney, Falco and Fey shouldn't be here. And Michele I guess I can just about stand.
ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory”
Matthew Morrison, again! FUCK THIS SHIT. I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THIS ANY MORE AWARDS CEREMONIES, FUCK YOU. Or maybe nominating the worst thing about an already questionable presence doesn't help one's mood. After the Emmy's made exactly the same mistake. Grrr.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Kelly MacDonald, “Boardwalk Empire”
Julia Stiles, “Dexter”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Erm, Julia Stiles....Lynch and Vergara seem like an inevitability in an otherwise fine category.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Scott Caan, “Hawaii Five-0”
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Chris Noth, “The Good Wife”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
David Straithern, “Temple Grandin”