WHAT ABOUT NICK: Nolte (right) delivers one of his best in Warrior.
With a leading six mentions for next January’s 69th Golden Globe Awards, The Artist continues to distinguish itself on the road to the Oscars. But competitors like George Clooney’s The Ides of March and the ’60s racial tale The Help are keeping close pace on the trail, securing five nods each. Meanwhile, I am delighted to see the great Woody Allen return to the spotlight with two nods for Midnight in Paris, and leading man of the year Ryan Gosling getting his due with a pair of well-deserved acting nominations.
Among the snubs people can’t stop talking about: the omission of Melissa McCarthy’s outrageously hilarious turn in Bridesmaids. But I’m far more concerned that Nick Nolte, incredible in Warrior, was overlooked. His performance as an alcoholic father on the road to reform is simply award-worthy. The Globes will be handed out Jan. 15 during a ceremony hosted by the returning Ricky Gervais.
Best Drama: The Descendants; The Help; Hugo; The Ides of March; Moneyball; War Horse
Best Comedy/Musical: 50/50; The Artist; Bridesmaids; Carnage; Midnight in Paris; My Week With Marilyn
Best Actor in a Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants; Brad Pitt, Moneyball; Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March; Michael Fassbender, Shame; Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Brendan Gleeson, The Guard; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50; Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love; 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; Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
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; 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; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Oscar nominations: January 24.
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