Here’s your list of nominees for this year’s Golden Globes which, in the movie categories at least, feature pretty strong choices across the board. It’s just that kind of a year with a wealth of great movies, which we will now pound into the ground with our love and admiration all through the first months of the new year when new films are coming out.


And while the Golden Globes are always dubious trend-setters, this does confirm Lincoln has sealed itself as the front-runner for Best Picture, considering it also sealed up an unprecedented 13 Film Critics Choice nominations yesterday, along with SAG Award nominations for Lewis, Jones, Fields, and the cast as a whole. With seven nominations, Lincoln leads the pack here at the Globes as well.

Zero Dark Thirty still has a lot of gained momentum ahead of it, so it might be another grand historical drama vs. spare, edgy thriller type race by February. That said, Argo and Django most closely follow Lincoln with five nods apiece, Les Mis following up with four. Notice the lack of populist dark horse picks, like a director nod for Nolan or a sneak Best Picture for Skyfall or something- the year is too dense with good material for that to be much of a thing methinks. Granted, Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy is weird, but that’s happened with other awards groups as well for some reason. Also notice that Silver Linings Playbook has no director nomination to back up its Best Musical Or Comedy nod…

I’m sad to see the lack of love for Beasts Of The Southern Wild– hopefully the Academy will right that wrong.

I don’t have much to say about TV because that’s something I’m always about two years behind on, but there’s a decided lack of Mad Men running about. That said, Louis C.K.’s now routine inclusion on these things pleases me to no end.

Here’s the full list:

Best Picture, Drama:

“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kindgom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:

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

Best Actress, Drama:

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marian Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actor, Drama:

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

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:

Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan MCGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:

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”

Best Supporting Actress: 

Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables ”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Supporting Actor:

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

Best Screenplay:

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

Best Foreign Language Film:

“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Feature:

“Rise of the Guardians”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Wreck-It Ralph”


Best Television Comedy or Musical:

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

Best Television Drama: 

“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom”

Best Actress, Television Drama:

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

Best Actor, Television Drama:

Best Actor, TV Drama Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Television Comedy Or Musical:

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

Best Actress, Comedy Or Musical

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

Best Actor, Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies”
Louis C.K. “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:

“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Actress, Mini-Series Or Made-For-TV

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

Best Actor, Mini-Series or Made-For-TV

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

Best Supporting Actress, Mini-Series or Made-For-Television

Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey: Season 2”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Supporting Actor, Mini-Series or Made-For-Television

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