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GOLDEN GLOBES 2011 – NOMINATIONS

CATEGORY-SHIFTS MAKE GONGS FLEXIBLE
Maybe the biggest surprise of the Golden Globes nominations list is the choice of categories by some producers, such as action movie Red and spy thriller The Tourist, both entered in the Comedy/Musical section. But Aussies will be delighted by Jacki Weaver’s categorisation in Supporting Actress, even though she won the Best Lead Actress category here at home in last week’s AFI Awards. In the jargon of Hollywood, go figure, says Andrew L. Urban.


Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 (PST)/8:00-11:00 (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles

With producers having the right to nominate the categories for entry in awards, it’s possible to speculate on the reasons – and it’s not too far fetched to imagine that the reasons are to do with maximising the chance of a nomination. Hence Jacki Weaver’s entry as Support Actress. The nominees in the Lead Actress category include Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams. It’s an A list crowd, except for Jennifer Lawrence, the newcomer who makes such an impact in Winter’s Bone. 

As for Red, it’s a full throttle escapist action thriller, but admittedly with a sense of humour. The producers perhaps felt it would stand a better chance at a nomination if they played that up. Likewise The Tourist …

What is NOT a surprise is that The Social Network is nominated for Best Film and Best Actor (James Franco) as well as best director, adapted screenplay and music. Nor is it surprising to see The King’s Speech nominated for Best Film, along with nods for both male leads, Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, as well as Helena Bonham Carter for Best Supporting Actress (competing with Jacki Weaver – a tough choice).

CECIL B. DeMILLE AWARD
Robert De Niro

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 MOTION PICTURE- COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King's Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful (Mexico/Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)
In A Better World (Denmark)


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 SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception


BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
"Bound To You" – Burlesque
Music By: Samuel Dixon
Lyrics By: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler

"Coming Home" – Country Strong
Music & Lyrics By: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges

"I See The Light" – Tangled
Music By: Alan Menken, Lyrics By: Glenn Slater

"There's A Place For Us" – Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Music & Lyrics By: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges

"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque
Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren

Published December 15, 2010

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Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom

WINNERS


Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech

NOMINATED FILMS: BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

Black Swan


The Social Network


The Fighter


Inception


The King's Speech

NOMINATED FILMS: BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY

Alice in Wonderland


Burlesque


The Kids Are All Right


Red


The Tourist








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