2013 Golden Globe Nominations: 'Django Unchained,' 'Argo' and 'Lincoln' Lead the Pack

2013 Golden Globe Nominations: 'Django Unchained,' 'Argo' and 'Lincoln' Lead the Pack

Dec 13, 2012

The 70th Golden Globe nominations were handed out this morning, giving us yet another look at which films and performances have scratched their way to the front of the pack in search of that all-too-important Oscar statue. The Globes are a bit lighter and not as serious as the Oscars, with all the voting coming from the Hollywood Foreign Press. The plus side to that is recognition for comedy and musicals, but the downside is that quite often the HFPA is criticized for voting with red-carpet photos in mind and not for which is truly the best film. Whether that's the case this year is up to you. 

If you're looking for major surprises, you'll find them in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The film, which hasn't been part of any awards conversations up until now, was nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) and also picked up nods for Best Actor (Ewan McGregor) and Best Actress (Emily Bunt). Also, following her SAG nod yesterday, there's Nicole Kidman again with another nod for The Paperboy, a performance (and movie) that was openly mocked by many critics.

Hunger Games fans will be happy to see their film get a nod for Best Song, "Safe & Sound" from Taylor Swift. Also good to see Jack Black get some recognition for Bernie, and while The Master was shut out of the big Best Picture and Best Director categories, it did pick up nods for its amazing cast, with Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman all receiving nominations.

As far as major snubs, there aren't many. Much of what we see here was expected. Sad to see ParaNorman not get an animation nod, and if Skyfall was shut out from the foreign press (save for Best Song), that doesn't look good come Oscar time.  Also, the year's two most ambitious movies -- Beasts of the Southern Wild and Cloud Atlas -- were all but shut out, save for a Best Score nod for the latter. Let us know your thoughts below.

Check out all the nominations here ...


Best Picture - Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Picture - Comedy/Musical
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress - Drama
Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor - Drama
Richard Gere - Arbitrage
Denzel Washington - Flight
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
John Hawkes - The Sessions
Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
Judi Dench - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Meryl Streep - Hope Springs
Maggie Smith - Quartet
Emily Blunt - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
Jack Black - Bernie
Bill Murray - Hyde Park on Hudson
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Sally Field - Lincoln
Amy Adams - The Master
Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - Argo
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Best Screenplay
Chris Terrio - Argo
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty
Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - Argo
Dario Marianeli - Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil - Cloud Atlas
Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
John Williams - Lincoln
Best Original Song
Keith Urban - "For You" (Act Of Valor)
Taylor Swift - "Safe & Sound" (The Hunger Games)
Hugh Jackman - "Suddenly" (Les Miserables)
Adele - "Skyfall" (Skyfall)
Jon Bon Jovi - "Not Running Anymore" - (Stand Up Guys)
Best Animated Feature Film
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph
Best Foreign Film
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust & Bone


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