Saturday, April 13, 2024

Golden Globes Go for Kings, Social, Swan, Fighter, Inception; Snubs for “127,” “Grit”


The Golden Globe nominations are out, and they’re down the line pretty straightforward.

Of course, just for laughs, the Hollywood Foreign Press included Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp-Depp twice–and “The Tourist,” the most laughably reviewed film of the year. The HFPA wants those stars for their NBC show. It’s unlikely that Jolie, especially, will put herself through that.

Otherwise, the Best Drama nominees were “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” and “Inception.”

The HFPA snubbed director Danny Boyle and his great film, “127 Hours.” They did give James Franco a Best Actor nod, however.

The nominees for Comedy/Musical are “Alice in Wonderland,” “Burlesque,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Red,” and “The Tourist.” So you can get the statue out now for “Kids.” It’s the only reasonable choice in that group.

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Tom Hooper, Christopher Nolan, David O. Russell.

Best Actor Drama: Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Mark Wahlberg.

Best Actress Drama: Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Michelle Williams. For the Oscars, Berry will drop out for Annette Bening, whose Best Actress nomination here came in Comedy/Musical. The other nominees in that category are Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, and Emma Stone. So Bening can start writing her acceptance speech.

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical is funny, in keeping with the award: Johnny Depp twice, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Kevin Spacey. Will the lure of two nominations bring Depp to the show? I doubt it. Giamatti deserves to win for “Barney’s Version.” But Depp will win.

Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Mila Kunis,Melissa Leo, Jacki Weaver.

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, Michael Douglas, Andrew Garfield, Jeremy Renner, Geoffrey Rush.

There were no nominations for Sofia Coppola‘s “Somewhere” despite seven members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association appearing in the movie.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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