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Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, 'Django,' Peter Ramsey Get Golden Globes Recognition

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 13, 2012 9:47 AM
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Nominations for the 70th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, presented by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba.

Not many real surprises; these awards lists tend to start to look alike as the season progresses.

It shouldn't be a surprise that there aren't many non-white (specifically, black) nominees, with Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle repping us hard!

Django Unchained is nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, as well as for Best Screenplay and Best Director; also, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio were both nominated for Best Supporting Actor, but Jamie Foxx was not nominated for Best Actor. Neither were Kerry Washington, nor Samuel L. Jackson. So what does that say - whether about their roles as written, or about their performances?

Also director Peter Ramsey's Rise of the Guardians is nominated in the Best Animated Feature category.

But it's mostly a Hollywood affair, because indies were mostly shut-out. I was suprised to see that the indie darling of the year, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, received zero nominations.

The 70th Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, January 13 and broadcast live at 5pm PST/8pm EST on NBC.

The complete list of nominees follows below:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

"Django Unchained"
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Les Miserables"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Emily Blunt, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Judi Dench, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
Meryl Streep, "Hope Springs"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Jack Black, "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook,"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Ewan McGregor, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on Hudson"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Best Director - Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Django Unchained"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Animated Feature Film

"Wreck-it Ralph"
"Rise of the Guardians"
"Hotel Transylvania"

Best Foreign Language Film

"The Intouchables"
"A Royal Affair"
"Rust and Bone"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

"Anna Karenina"
"Life of Pi"
"Cloud Atlas"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

"FOR YOU"— "Act of Valor"
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
"SAFE & SOUND" — "The Hunger Games"
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
"SKYFALL" — "Skyfall"
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
"SUDDENLY" — "Les Miserables"
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Best Television Series - Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Newsroom"
Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
"The Big Bang"
"Modern Family"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, "Hatfiends & McCoys"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Tobey Jones, "The Girl"
Clive Owen, "Hemmingway & Gellhorn"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gillhorn"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
Julianne Moore, "Game Change" 
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animal"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Danny Huston, "Magic City"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
"Game Change"
"The Girl"
"Hatfields & McCoys"
"The Hour"
"Political Animals"
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louis"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
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  • Benja K. Thomas | December 14, 2012 11:47 AMReply

    I am surprised and a little baffled that "Scandal" did not receive any nominations. Nor did "House of Lies" along with the others that people have commented on. Am I the only one shaking my head on this?

  • Mark and Darla | December 13, 2012 9:38 PMReply

    By the time award season is over, a whole lot of S&A bloggers will be bald headed pulling their hair out, out of frustration. 'Middle of Nowhere' is nowhere - 'Django' is everywhere.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | December 13, 2012 2:55 PMReply

    Super excited for Homeland. That's is the best show on TV in my opinion. Im also glad Ed Harris, one of my all time favorites is nominated as well. Congrats to Archie Panjabi too.

  • JMac | December 13, 2012 2:29 PMReply

    Big ouch for Jamie Foxx.

  • Donella | December 13, 2012 1:09 PMReply

    I'm so glad Life of Pi got mentions. That's a story well-told.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | December 13, 2012 12:35 PMReply

    Just as I pictured it -- the list, that is.

  • Curtis20 | December 13, 2012 10:23 AMReply

    Django is getting raves from everybody. With 22 reviews it still has an perfect 100% score. This will be huge.

  • Nadia | December 13, 2012 10:40 AM

    I guess Curtis must be working for the ad department for Django, since he continues to post Rotten Tomatoes ratings for it every time there's any mention of Django.

  • Vanessa Martinez | December 13, 2012 9:54 AMReply

    What? No nominations for "Beasts" but Django gets nods? WTF. Saw Argo, good movie but definitely overhyped. Above Beasts? NO WAY. Any which way you look at these, they'll always make glaring omissions, so why even bother.

  • I Said It | December 14, 2012 12:50 PM

    Ironic and pointless

  • lauren | December 14, 2012 12:42 AM

    @ I said it---When a man gives birth and nurses his baby...we can continue this conversation!

  • I Said It | December 13, 2012 10:30 PM

    How about a father? Like I said, sad way of thinking.

  • AccidentalVisitor | December 13, 2012 9:56 PM

    Actually I have come across far more male reviewers raving about Beasts than women...but maybe that is just a numbers thing in regards to the discrepancy between the sexes when it comes to who holds those positions. Anyway "Beasts" had a number of great moments but not enough of a story to elevate it to greatness. Frankly "Middle of the Nowhere", while not nearly as original and artistic, is a better film IMO. And of the films I have seen over the past few months I would put Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, The Silver Linings Playbook and even Flight above Beasts. The Sessions and Loneliest Planet are about equal with Beasts. And Cloud Atlas is beaneath it. It has been a strong year. Getting back to the GG however...this is the foreign press we are talking about in terms of who is doing the voting. I think it is safe to say that because of distribution, story or both, Beasts has had less of an audience outside of America.

  • Lauren | December 13, 2012 8:32 PM

    I said men wouldn't feel the moment the same way a woman, especially a mother would feel the moment. Men and women are different...look it up!

  • I Said It | December 13, 2012 8:16 PM

    Lauren you are incorrect. You don't think men would feel that moment? And the director, being a man, is exceptional for caputuring that? Sad way of thinking. Beasts was /is a so so film. Get over it. It's time we become realistic about these films...

  • lauren | December 13, 2012 5:15 PM

    I think Beasts resonated emotionally with female viewers more than male... like when Hush Puppy was in the woman's arms dancing and we heard her voice over say she had only been held twice in her life... well as a woman and a mom, I choked up big time. Don't think men would feel that moment the same way although the director is obviously an exceptional man to capture that.

  • willie dynamite | December 13, 2012 4:20 PM

    Hey Vanessa, can you share why it affected you the way that it did. I love when indie films have great success so I was really excited to see it based on all of the hype and accolades but when I did I was a bit underwhelmed. It has been raved on but I just don't get why. When I ask someone to elaborate they just say it was amazing, and ground breaking etc. but give me no tangible points that support the reactions.

  • Vanessa Martinez | December 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    @AV We can agree to disagree. I really liked Argo but in no way did it take me through the myriad of emotions like Beasts did.

  • AccidentalVisitor | December 13, 2012 11:42 AM

    "Argo" deserves its hype more so than "Beasts". I liked "Beasts" but I don't get all the love for it on the blogs. It isn't as overrated as "The Master" but it comes close.

  • Charles Judson | December 13, 2012 11:09 AM

    The Hollywood Foreign Press always aims for--read as caters to--the star driven films to honor. BEASTS didn't have a shot in hell for the Golden Globes.

  • lauren | December 13, 2012 10:05 AM

    Exactly! Beasts was the best movie I saw all year; original, emotional and cinemagic! Not to mention Quvenzhané Wallis performance as Hush Puppy!

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