Golden Globes – nominations for 2013 are out!

Golden Globes get a lousy reputation, being the little awkward bother of the Academy Awards. The nominations are a good opening for awards season, however, since it suggests how the Oscars might go. A nomination or an award at the Golden Globes is also a nice recognition for films that might be otherwise snubbed at the notoriously elitist Oscars. There are no big surprises here, but there are some big names with a lot of pull competing.

Lincoln has nabbed 7 nominations, including Best Motion Picture and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis (naturally). Django Unchained and Argo both have 5 nominations, and they compete for Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and Les Misérables are all on 4 nominations each, with our beefboy Hugh Jackman getting a Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical nomination for his role as Jean Valjean.


Here’s the list for the Golden Globes 2013 in cinema:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

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

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

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

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

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

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
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 Misérables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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

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

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

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

Best Director — Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Argo, Chris Terrio
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil
Life of Pi, Michael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“For You” (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), Stand Up Guys
“Safe & Sound” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), The Hunger Games
“Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall
“Suddenly” (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), Les Misérables

Best Animated Film

Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust & Bone

So there you have it! The Golden Globes really aren’t trying hard to push the envelope in terms of nominations, but it’s comforting to see all the titles we thought we would see.

What do you think will win in the major Golden Globes categories? What films do you think deserved a nomination that isn’t on the list?

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