Friday, May 24, 2024

Golden Globe Nominees: The Artist, Ides of March Rebounds, Viggo Returns


The Golden Globe nominations were pretty much scandal free this morning. Everyone got something with the exception of Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” which was incredibly late to be screened. But for the first time in years I can say I agree with the nominations, especially Rooney Mara for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” And the Globes rescued a few films, by nominating Viggo Mortensen for “A Dangerous Method” and Glenn Close and Janet McTeer for “Albert Nobbs.” Woody Harrelson was not nominated, yet got a big laugh by giving a plug for “Rampart” before he read off his list of nominations. Very witty. The Hollywood Foreign Press also loves George Clooney so much they brought back “Ides of March” and nominated Ryan Gosling for Best Actor, Clooney for Director, the film for Best Drama. Because the Globes divide between Drama and Comedy in most categories, lots of people got nominated who will not be going to the Oscars. This guarantees NBC a nice full room of stars on January 15th. Strangest nomination: Angelina Jolie for Best Foreign Film with “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” I guess it’s hard to break all bad habits at once.


The Artist

The Descendants


The Ides of March

War Horse


Glenn Close

Viola Davis

Rooney Mara

Meryl Streep

Tilda Swinton


George Clooney

Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael Fassbender

Ryan Gosling– “Ides of March”

Brad Pitt


Woody Allen

George Clooney

Michel Hazanvicius

Alexander Payne

Steven Spielberg


Kenneth Branagh

Albert Brooks

Jonah Hill

Viggo Mortensen

Christopher Plummer


Berenice Bejo

Jessica Chastain

Janet McTeer

Octavia Spencer

Shailene Woodley


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.

Read more

In Other News