Monday, 16 January 2012

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69th Golden Globe Awards


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced their winners for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Each year, the winners and nominations provide a guideline as to what we may predict for the thereafter Academy Awards. Interesting of note was how "The Artist" was nominated under Best Comedy or Musical together with "50/50" and "Midnight in Paris". This may seem a little out of place initially, but you'd soon realise how the best picture category would be going on in 2 turfs to allow potentially 2 films to be awarded.

"The Artist" and "The Descendants" both emerge as the biggest winners of the night, reinforcing their path towards next month's Academy Awards.

The complete list of nominations and winners (in red) is as follow:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
"THE DESCENDANTS"
"THE HELP"
"HUGO"
"THE IDES OF MARCH"
"MONEYBALL"
"WAR HORSE"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Glenn Close, "ALBERT NOBBS"
Viola Davis, "THE HELP"
Rooney Mara, "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO"
Meryl Streep, "THE IRON LADY"
Tilda Swinton, "WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
George Clooney, "THE DESCENDANTS"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. EDGAR"
Michael Fassbender, "SHAME"
Ryan Gosling, "THE IDES OF MARCH"
Brad Pitt, "MONEYBALL"

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"50/50"
"THE ARTIST"
"BRIDESMAIDS"
"MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
"MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jodie Foster, "CARNAGE"
Charlize Theron, "YOUNG ADULT"
Kristen Wiig, "BRIDESMAIDS"
Michelle Williams, "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"
Kate Winslet, "CARNAGE"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin, "THE ARTIST"
Brendan Gleeson, "THE GUARD"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
Ryan Gosling, "CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE."
Owen Wilson, "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN"
"ARTHUR CHRISTMAS"
"CARS 2"
"PUSS IN BOOTS"
"RANGO"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA)(Jing Ling Shi San Chai)
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM)(Le Gamin au Velo)
A SEPARATION (IRAN)(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN)(La piel que habito)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Berenice Bejo, "THE ARTIST"
Jessica Chastain, "THE HELP"
Janet Mcteer, "ALBERT NOBBS"
Octavia Spencer, "THE HELP"
Shailene Woodley, "THE DESCENDANTS"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Kenneth Branagh, "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN"
Albert Brooks, "DRIVE"
Jonah Hill, "MONEYBALL"
Viggo Mortensen, "A DANGEROUS METHOD"
Christopher Plummer, "BEGINNERS"

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen, "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
George Clooney, "THE IDES OF MARCH"
Michel Hazanavicius, "THE ARTIST"
Alexander Payne, "THE DESCENDANTS"
Martin Scorsese, "HUGO"

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen, "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon,  "THE IDES OF MARCH"
Michel Hazanavicius, "THE ARTIST"
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, "THE DESCENDANTS"
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, "MONEYBALL"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Ludovic Bource, "THE ARTIST"
Abel Korzeniowski, "W.E."
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO"
Howard Shore, "HUGO"
John Williams, "WAR HORSE"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“HELLO HELLO” — GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John | Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
“THE KEEPER” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
“LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN” — ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne | Lyrics by: Glenn Close
“THE LIVING PROOF” — THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr. | Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
“MASTERPIECE” — W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry



2 comments:

  1. There were so few huge movies this year, so the mix of nominees doesn't surprise me. It won't win, but best animation was definitely Rango. Unique storyline and computer animation light years ahead of anyone else.

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  2. @Alex Much agreed with your opinion of Rango. In fact I started rooting for it after I watched it earlier this year (although it's deemed as biased and a non-informed rationale).

    Good to know that we're rooting for the same animated feature! :)

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