Golden Globes Nominations: Arthur Christmas, Rango Lead Pack in Animated Films

Rango scores Best Animated Film nomination for Golden Globes

The nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes are out, and the Best Animated Film category is crowded with great films. Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots, Rango and The Adventure of Tintin are competing for the top prize. I’m betting the winner will be either Arthur Christmas or The Adventures of Tintin, or possibly Rango.  I haven’t seen Tintin yet, but everything I’ve heard about it is good.

In some ways, I wish there was a Best Family Movie category, because Hugo and War Horse surely would have been in there. Instead, they scored slots in the Best Drama category, along with The Descendents, The Help, The Ides of March and Moneyball. Such a diverse assortment of films in that category.

The Artist, a black and white film helmed by Michel Hazanavicius, nabbed six nominations this year. I’m betting lots of people haven’t even seen this French movie yet, though it’s making its way into theaters. And George Clooney is having a banner year, with The Descendents and The Ides of March scoring multiple nominations.

Take a look at all the nominations and see who host Ricky Gervais will be heckling during the NBC broadcast on Jan. 15, 2012.

Tell me your thoughts in the comments. Any major snubs or surprises?

Best Drama
The Descendants – WILL WIN
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse – SHOULD WIN (also love The Descendents, The Help and Hugo)

Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist – WILL WIN
Midnight in Paris – SHOULD WIN
My Week With Marilyn

Best Animated Film
Arthur Christmas – SHOULD WIN (though it’s very close between Rango and Tintin, as well)
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
The Adventures of Tintin – WILL WIN

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 Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants – WILL WIN
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar – SHOULD WIN

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist – WILL WIN
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love. – SHOULD WIN
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actor
 in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Actress in a Drama
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady – SHOULD WIN
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin – WILL WIN

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Octavia Spencer, The Help – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN (though Shailene Woodley is very deserving)
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March – WILL WIN
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo – SHOULD WIN

Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris – SHOULD WIN
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants – WILL WIN
Steve Zallian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis, Moneyball
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
“Hello Hello,” Gnomeo & Juliet – WILL WIN
“The Keeper,” Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof,” The Help – SHOULD WIN
“Masterpiece,” W.E.

Best TV Drama
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
Homeland – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN (though the others are all great)

Best TV Comedy or Musical
Modern Family – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN
New Girl

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey – SHOULD WIN
The Hour
Mildred Pierce WILL WIN
Too Big to Fail

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Damian Lewis, Homeland – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock – WILL WIN
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes – SHOULD WIN

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey – SHOULD WIN
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail – WILL WIN
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Miniseries, or Made-for-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones – SHOULD WIN
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce – WILL WIN
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN (I’d say Zooey Deschanel, but she’s sort of just playing herself in New Girl)
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey – SHOULD WIN
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce – WILL WIN

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Miniseries, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – WILL WIN & SHOULD WIN (though Jessica Lange is a close second)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce


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