2013 Golden Globes Nominations Announced

Not only did the Hollywood Foreign Press Association debut the first promo for the 70th Golden Globes featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but they also revealed their nominations. Leading the pack with seven nods is Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Not surprising, given all the other Oscar precursor love. On the flip side, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained shockingly earned five nominations including one for Leonardo DiCaprio.

If you think about it, DiCaprio along with a few other out of left field nods aren’t too earth-shattering given that the HFPA have a reputation of being HUGE star f*ckers. They love to honor A-list celebs in hopes that they’ll attend, making their event the most star-studded one of the awards season.

On the TV front, the HFPA have a couple of head-scratchers as well. Mad Men for the first time isn’t nominated but NBC’s polarizing Smash is. Granted they’re competing in different categories, but still. The Debra Messing musical beat out Parks & Recreations, Suburgatory, Community and a whole whackload of other worthy sitcoms. Fans of ABC’s Nashville will be elated that both Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton were recognized. While Modern Family dominates the Emmys, only Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet earned nominations in the acting categories.

Without further ado, check out all of the 2013 Golden Globe nominations below which were revealed by presenters Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms this morning. You’ll also find my commentary for most of the major movie categories and how they differ from the recently announced SAG nominations. Be sure to leave your comments afterward. I would to hear your thoughts on the HFPA’s nods.

2013 Golden Globe Movie Nominations

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

No real surprises here.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

While snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild, Phoenix gets some loving from the HFPA. Since drama and musical films are split into two categories, Richard Gere is the lucky recipient of the spot vacated by Hugh Jackman who competes in the musical category.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Once again, super stoked that Watts is getting noticed for her amazing work in the tsunami film. With Jennifer Lawrence moved to the comedy category, Rachel Weisz earns an invite to the Golden Globes. Better get that dress ready.

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Truth be told, I don’t really pay attention to this category. Usually it’s a runaway for one film. For 2013, I can see it being a two horse race between Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook. Given that the musical has a bigger roster of huge stars, I’m giving the edge to the Fantine, Cosette and company.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

  • Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Maggie Smith, Quartet
  • Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

This is very interesting for Maggie Smith. She’s nominated for Quartet here but at the SAGs she earned one for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Will the vote splitting push her out at the upcoming Oscar nominations. It very well might. PS: Here’s a perfect example of the HFPA being star f*ckers. Love Meryl, but a nod for Hope Springs? Really, Hollywood Foreign Press???

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
  • Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Surprised McGregor was recognized for this film and not The Impossible. Like the Best Comedy category, this one is a battle between the leading men of Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

When compared to the SAGs, Amy Adams is the only difference. The Master actress earns a spot due to Maggie Smith competing in the comedy/musical category. Personally, I hope Adams squeaks through at the Oscars as well.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

At the SAGs, Javier Bardem and Robert De Niro earned nods for Skyfall and Silver Linings Playbook respectively. They’re snubbed here and instead two stars from Django Unchained are nominated. Clearly the HFPA have a hard-on for Quentin Tarantino.

Best Director — Motion Picture

  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Shocked that Tom Hooper isn’t recognized for his work in Les Miserables. Will this hurt his chances at the Directors Guild of America (DGAs) and eventually the Oscars?

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Argo, Chris Terrio
  • Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
  • Lincoln, Tony Kushner
  • Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
  • Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
  • Argo, Alexandre Desplat
  • Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil
  • Life of Pi, Michael Danna
  • Lincoln, John Williams

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “For You ” (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), Act of Valor
  • “Not Running Anymore” (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), Stand Up Guys
  • “Safe & Sound” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), The Hunger Games
  • “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall
  • “Suddenly” (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), Les Miserables

Clearly, the motivation behind nominating Taylor Swift is that she’ll hopefully attend. Preferably with One Direction’s Harry Styles in tow.

Best Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • A Royal Affair
  • Rust & Bone

Cecil B. DeMille Award

  • Jodie Foster

2013 Golden Globe TV Nominations

Best Television Series — Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Connie Britton, Nashville
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis C.K., Louis
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfield & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals
  • Micheal

    Could the HFPA possibly embarrass themselves anymore than this set of nominees? It’s almost as if the manatees that write Family Guy picked this list. It saddens me that they have no regard for film or television and only care about creaming their pants over stars attending their event. What a shame.

  • justin

    you know what they need to change the rules and make it so that only movies that have been released to the general public may be nominated and not this shit where most of this stuff has not been nominated its just all a marketing tactic now when they release the movies they can be like 4 time golden globe nominee or golden globe winner best. . .
    i do think some of these nominations are right except for the exclusion of walking dead they need to change it up.

  • Dan

    I friggin’ love awards season, and kicking it off with the Golden Globes in January!

    I’m stoked to see Newsroom on the list, even though they likely won’t break through and win anything. I’ve also had to book two days straight at the movie theatre just to catch up on the films I haven’t seen yet!