My Thoughts on the Golden Globe Nominations

It’s that time again.

The Golden Globe nominees have been announced and like last year, I will give some random thoughts on the nominations:

  • No real surprises in the Best Picture (Drama) category. Though I would have also liked to have seen The Wrestler on that list.
  • There are also no surprises in the Drama acting nominations (and The Wrestler IS included in the Best Actor category)
  • The first surprise comes with the Best Picture (Comedy) category. I was pleased to see Happy-Go-Lucky and In Bruges (two films I quite enjoyed) get nominated. Though, I would have to argue that In Bruges can also be considered a drama.
  • In Bruges also has two competing nominations in the Best Actor (Comedy) category for both Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (I guess that would be a split vote).
  • The animated nominees are as expected.
  • I’ve only heard of one of the foreign nominees (I’ve Loved You So Long).
  • Nice to see Tom Cruise get a supporting nomination for his hilarious role in Tropic Thunder (though I think his votes would be split with Robert Downey Jr.).
  • Doubt gets two supporting actress nominations and one supporting actor nomination (along with the Best Actress nomination for Meryl Streep)
  • The nominations for director and screenplay seem to match the Best Picture (drama) nominees, with the exception of a screenplay nomination for Doubt.

Well, those are my thoughts. The award show airs on January 11 and I will make my predictions sometime before then.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).