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2012 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘The Artist’ Tops the List

As is always the case with awards season, the Golden Globe nominees were announced to several huge surprises and disappointments. The big success story of the morning was The Artist. Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white silent film earned six nominations, one of which was in Motion Picture Musical/Comedy. George Clooney’s political thriller The Ides of March, thought to be dead in the race by many, resurged with four nominations, including in Motion Picture Drama.

The biggest surprise was the complete lack of nominations for Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. A film that was met with much anticipation, it didn’t screen until very late this year, which possibly explains its absence from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s roster.

Another interesting snub came in the Supporting Actress category, where Melissa McCarthy was ignored for her turn in Bridesmaids despite picking up a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination yesterday and several other key awards. Her film, however, made the musical/comedy races for Motion Picture and Actress.


Check out all of the film nominees below.

Best Motion Picture Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Director

Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
George Clooney (The Ides of March)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Best 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 Actor in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)

Best 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 Actress in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy

Jodie Foster (Carnage)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Kate Winslet (Carnage)

Best 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 Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

Best Screenplay

The Artist

The Descendants

The Ides of March

Midnight in Paris


Best Animated Fature

The Adventures of Tintin

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Puss in Boots


Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid with a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Original Score

The Artist

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



War Horse

Best Original Song

“Hello, Hello” (Gnomeo and Juliet)
“The Keeper” (Machine Gun Preacher)
“Lay Your Head Down” (Albert Nobbs)
“The Living Proof” (The Help)
“Masterpiece” (W.E.)


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