The 2012 Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announced in Beverly Hills

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Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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The sun was barely up but all eyes were on Beverly Hills this morning as the 2012 Golden Globe’s  25 film and television category nominations were announced by actors Woody Harrelson, Gerald Butler and Sofia Vergara.

The 69th Golden Glove Awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air on NBC on January 15th live from the Beverly Hilton.

This year’s nominees include:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  1. THE DESCENDANTS – Sofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures
  2. THE HELP – DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
  3. HUGO – Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
  4. THE IDES OF MARCH – Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
  5. MONEYBALL – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
  6. WAR HORSE – DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  1. GLENN CLOSE – ALBERT NOBBS
  2. VIOLA DAVIS – THE HELP
  3. ROONEY MARA – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
  4. MERYL STREEP – THE IRON LADY
  5. TILDA SWINTON – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  1. GEORGE CLOONEY – THE DESCENDANTS
  2. LEONARDO DICAPRIO – J. EDGAR
  3. MICHAEL FASSBENDER – SHAME
  4. RYAN GOSLING – THE IDES OF MARCH
  5. BRAD PITT – MONEYBALL

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. 50/50 -Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
  2. THE ARTIST -a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema – Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company
  3. BRIDESMAIDS – Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
  4. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
  5. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. JODIE FOSTER – CARNAGE
  2. CHARLIZE THERON – YOUNG ADULT
  3. KRISTEN WIIG – BRIDESMAIDS
  4. MICHELLE WILLIAMS – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
  5. KATE WINSLET – CARNAGE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. JEAN DUJARDIN – THE ARTIST
  2. BRENDAN GLEESON – THE GUARD
  3. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT – 50/50
  4. RYAN GOSLING – CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
  5. OWEN WILSON – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  1. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN – Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures
  2. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing International
  3. CARS 2 – Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
  4. PUSS IN BOOTS – DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
  5. RANGO – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink / GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA) – (Jing Ling Shi San Chai) New Pictures Film Company; Wrekin Hill Entertainment
  2. IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA) – GK Films; FilmDistrict
  3. THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM) – (Le Gamin au Velo) Les Films du Fleuve; Sundance Selects
  4. A SEPARATION (IRAN) – (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics
  5. THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN) – (La piel que habito) El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  1. BERENICE BEJO – THE ARTIST
  2. JESSICA CHASTAIN – THE HELP
  3. JANET MCTEER – ALBERT NOBBS
  4. OCTAVIA SPENCER – THE HELP
  5. SHAILENE WOODLEY – THE DESCENDANTS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  1. KENNETH BRANAGH – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
  2. ALBERT BROOKS – DRIVE
  3. JONAH HILL – MONEYBALL
  4. VIGGO MORTENSEN – A DANGEROUS METHOD
  5. CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER – BEGINNERS

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  1. WOODY ALLEN – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
  2. GEORGE CLOONEY – THE IDES OF MARCH
  3. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS – THE ARTIST
  4. ALEXANDER PAYNE – THE DESCENDANTS
  5. MARTIN SCORSESE – HUGO

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  1. WOODY ALLEN – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
  2. GEORGE CLOONEY, HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON – THE IDES OF MARCH
  3. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS – THE ARTIST
  4. ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH – THE DESCENDANTS
  5. STEVEN ZAILLIAN, AARON SORKIN – MONEYBALL

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  1. LUDOVIC BOURCE – THE ARTIST
  2. ABEL KORZENIOWSKI – W.E.
  3. TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
  4. HOWARD SHORE – HUGO
  5. JOHN WILLIAMS – WAR HORSE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

  1. “HELLO HELLO” — GNOMEO & JULIET Music by: Elton John; Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
  2. “THE KEEPER” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
  3. “LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN” — ALBERT NOBBS Music by: Brian Byrne; Lyrics by: Glenn Close
  4. “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
  5. “MASTERPIECE” — W.E. Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  1. AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) – Twentieth Century Fox Television
  2. BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) – Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  3. BOSS (STARZ) – Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions, Roya Productions and Old Friends Productions
  4. GAME OF THRONES (HBO) – Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  5. HOMELAND (SHOWTIME) – SHOWTIME Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  1. CLAIRE DANES – HOMELAND
  2. MIREILLE ENOS – THE KILLING
  3. JULIANNA MARGULIES – THE GOOD WIFE
  4. MADELEINE STOWE – REVENGE
  5. CALLIE THORNE – NECESSARY ROUGHNESS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  1. STEVE BUSCEMI – BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  2. BRYAN CRANSTON – BREAKING BAD
  3. KELSEY GRAMMER – BOSS
  4. JEREMY IRONS – THE BORGIAS
  5. DAMIAN LEWIS – HOMELAND

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. ENLIGHTENED (HBO) – Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  2. EPISODES (SHOWTIME) – SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
  3. GLEE (FOX) – Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  4. MODERN FAMILY (ABC) – Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  5. NEW GIRL FOX – Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. LAURA DERN – ENLIGHTENED
  2. ZOOEY DESCHANEL – NEW GIRL
  3. TINA FEY – 30 ROCK
  4. LAURA LINNEY – THE BIG C
  5. AMY POEHLER – PARKS AND RECREATION

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. ALEC BALDWIN – 30 ROCK
  2. DAVID DUCHOVNY – CALIFORNICATION
  3. JOHNNY GALECKI – THE BIG BANG THEORY
  4. THOMAS JANE – HUNG
  5. MATT LEBLANC – EPISODES

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. CINEMA VERITE (HBO) – A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films
  2. DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) (PBS) – A Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production
  3. THE HOUR (BBC AMERICA) – Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production.
  4. MILDRED PIERCE (HBO) – A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries
  5. TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO) – A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. ROMOLA GARAI – THE HOUR
  2. DIANE LANE – CINEMA VERITE
  3. ELIZABETH MCGOVERN – DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
  4. EMILY WATSON – APPROPRIATE ADULT
  5. KATE WINSLET – MILDRED PIERCE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. HUGH BONNEVILLE – DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
  2. IDRIS ELBA – LUTHER
  3. WILLIAM HURT – TOO BIG TO FAIL
  4. BILL NIGHY – PAGE EIGHT (MASTERPIECE)
  5. DOMINIC WEST – THE HOUR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. JESSICA LANGE – AMERICAN HORROR STORY
  2. KELLY MACDONALD – BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  3. MAGGIE SMITH – DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
  4. SOFIA VERGARA – MODERN FAMILY
  5. EVAN RACHEL – WOOD MILDRED PIERCE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. PETER DINKLAGE – GAME OF THRONES
  2. PAUL GIAMATTI – TOO BIG TO FAIL
  3. GUY PEARCE – MILDRED PIERCE
  4. TIM ROBBINS – CINEMA VERITE
  5. ERIC STONESTREET – MODERN FAMILY

[Source: Hollywood Foreign Press Association]

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