Meaningless and overblown awards time! First up, THE GOLDEN GLOBES.



As life moves forward the actual value of a lot of these awards show their true colors and reveal them to be vacant popularity contests with little to no indication of quality or significance. But still we subject ourselves to them. The fact True Grit‘s not on here is telling. The fact a lot of movies aren’t on here is telling. Anyhow, the nominations have been announced and here’s the list with my sly feelings on the matter. I’ve included a helpful color code to portray my personal take on the matter.

RED – Deserves to Win
ORANGE – Nice to see him/her/it recognized
YELLOW – Yawn.
GRAY – I haven’t seen enough of it to form a fair opinion.
PINK – GO TO HELL YOU SON OF A BITCH!

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA 
a.    BLACK SWAN Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures 
b.    THE FIGHTER Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media 
c.    INCEPTION Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures 
d.    THE KING’S SPEECH See-Saw Films and Bedlam Productions; The Weinstein Company 
e.    THE SOCIAL NETWORK Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing 

2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a.    HALLE BERRY             FRANKIE AND ALICE
b.    NICOLE KIDMAN            RABBIT HOLE 
c.    JENNIFER LAWRENCE        WINTER’S BONE 
d.    NATALIE PORTMAN        BLACK SWAN 
e.    MICHELLE WILLIAMS        BLUE VALENTINE 

3.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA 
a.    JESSE EISENBERG        THE SOCIAL NETWORK
b.    COLIN FIRTH            THE KING’S SPEECH 
c.    JAMES FRANCO            127 HOURS 
d.    RYAN GOSLING    BLUE VALENTINE 
e.    MARK WAHLBERG        THE FIGHTER 

4.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    ALICE IN WONDERLAND Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 
b.    BURLESQUE Screen Gems; Sony Pictures Releasing 
c.    THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features 
d.    RED di Bonaventura Pictures; Summit Entertainment 
e.    THE TOURIST GK Films; Sony Pictures Releasing

5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
a.    ANNETTE BENING        THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 
b.    ANNE HATHAWAY        LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
c.    ANGELINA JOLIE            THE TOURIST 
d.    JULIANNE MOORE    THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
e.    EMMA STONE            EASY A 

6.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
a.    JOHNNY DEPP            ALICE IN WONDERLAND
b.    JOHNNY DEPP            THE TOURIST 
c.    PAUL GIAMATTI            BARNEY’S VERSION 
d.    JAKE GYLLENHAAL    LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS 
e.    KEVIN SPACEY            CASINO JACK

7.    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a.    DESPICABLE ME Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment; Universal Pictures
b.    HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures 
c.    THE ILLUSIONIST Django Films, Ciné B and France 3 Cinéma; Sony Pictures Classics 
d.    TANGLED Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 
e.    TOY STORY 3 Disney * Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 

8.    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 
a.    BIUTIFUL  (MEXICO/SPAIN)
b.    THE CONCERT   (FRANCE)
c.    THE EDGE    (RUSSIA)
d.    I AM LOVE  (ITALY)
e.    IN A BETTER WORLD    (DENMARK)

9.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 
a.    AMY ADAMS            THE FIGHTER 
b.    HELENA BONHAM CARTER    THE KING’S SPEECH 
c.    MILA KUNIS    BLACK SWAN 
d.    MELISSA LEO             THE FIGHTER 
e.    JACKI WEAVER            ANIMAL KINGDOM 

10.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 
a.    CHRISTIAN BALE    THE FIGHTER
b.    MICHAEL DOUGLAS      WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS 
c.    ANDREW GARFIELD     THE SOCIAL NETWORK 
d.    JEREMY RENNER    THE TOWN 
e.    GEOFFREY RUSH    THE KING’S SPEECH 

11.    BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE 
a.    DARREN ARONOFSKY        BLACK SWAN
b.    DAVID FINCHER            THE SOCIAL NETWORK 
c.    TOM HOOPER            THE KING’S SPEECH 
d.    CHRISTOPHER NOLAN        INCEPTION 
e.    DAVID O. RUSSELL        THE FIGHTER 

12.    BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE 
a.    DANNY BOYLE,            127 HOURS SIMON BEAUFOY 
b.    LISA CHOLODENKO,        THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT STUART BLUMBERG 
c.    CHRISTOPHER NOLAN        INCEPTION 
d.    DAVID SEIDLER             THE KING’S SPEECH 
e.    AARON SORKIN            THE SOCIAL NETWORK 

13.    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE 
a.    ALEXANDRE DESPLAT        THE KING’S SPEECH 
b.    DANNY ELFMAN            ALICE IN WONDERLAND 
c.    A.R. RAHMAN            127 HOURS 
d.    TRENT REZNOR,            THE SOCIAL NETWORK ATTICUS ROSS 
e.    HANS ZIMMER    INCEPTION 

14.    BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE 
a.    “BOUND TO YOU” — BURLESQUE Music by: Samuel Dixon Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler 
b.    “COMING HOME” — COUNTRY STRONG Music & Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges 
c.    “I SEE THE LIGHT” — TANGLED Music by: Alan Menken Lyrics by: Glenn Slater 
d.    “THERE’S A PLACE FOR US” — CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Music & Lyrics by: Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey 
e.    “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” — BURLESQUE Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren 

15.    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA 
a.    BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment 
b.    DEXTER (SHOWTIME) Showtime, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company 
c.    THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) CBS Television Studios 
d.    MAD MEN (AMC) Lionsgate Television 
e.    THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) AMC 

16.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA 
a.    JULIANNA MARGULIES        THE GOOD WIFE 
b.    ELISABETH MOSS            MAD MEN
c.    PIPER PERABO            COVERT AFFAIRS 
d.    KATEY SAGAL            SONS OF ANARCHY 
e.    KYRA SEDGWICK            THE CLOSER 

17.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA 
a.    STEVE BUSCEMI            BOARDWALK EMPIRE 
b.    BRYAN CRANSTON         BREAKING BAD 
c.    MICHAEL C. HALL         DEXTER 
d.    JON HAMM                MAD MEN 
e.    HUGH LAURIE            HOUSE 

18.    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
a.    30 ROCK (NBC) Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc. 
b.    THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) Warner Bros. Television 
c.    THE BIG C (SHOWTIME) Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film 
d.    GLEE (FOX) Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television
e.    MODERN FAMILY (ABC) Twentieth Century Fox Television 
f.    NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME) Showtime, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, Caryn Mandabach Productions  

19.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
a.    TONI COLLETTE            UNITED STATES OF TARA 
b.    EDIE FALCO            NURSE JACKIE
c.    TINA FEY                30 ROCK 
d.    LAURA LINNEY            THE BIG C 
e.    LEA MICHELE            GLEE 

20.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
a.    ALEC BALDWIN            30 ROCK 
b.    STEVE CARELL            THE OFFICE 
c.    THOMAS JANE            HUNG 
d.    MATTHEW MORRISON        GLEE 
e.    JIM PARSONS            THE BIG BANG THEORY  

21.    BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
a.    CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL) Sundance Channel
b.    THE PACIFIC (HBO) Playtone and DreamWorks in association with HBO Films 
c.    PILLARS OF THE EARTH (STARZ) Starz, Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment Scott Free Films 
d.    TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO) A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production, HBO Films 
e.    YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (HBO) Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana Productions, HBO Films 

22.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
a.    HAYLEY ATWELL            PILLARS OF THE EARTH 
b.    CLAIRE DANES            TEMPLE GRANDIN 
c.    JUDI DENCH            RETURN TO CRANFORD 
d.    ROMOLA GARAI            EMMA 
e.    JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT    THE CLIENT LIST 

23.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
a.    IDRIS ELBA                LUTHER 
b.    IAN MCSHANE            PILLARS OF THE EARTH 
c.    AL PACINO                YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 
d.    DENNIS QUAID            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP 
e.    EDGAR RAMIREZ            CARLOS

24.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
a.    HOPE DAVIS            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP 
b.    JANE LYNCH            GLEE 
c.    KELLY MACDONALD        BOARDWALK EMPIRE 
d.    JULIA STILES            DEXTER 
e.    SOFIA VERGARA            MODERN FAMILY

25.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
a.    SCOTT CAAN            HAWAII FIVE-O 
b.    CHRIS COLFER            GLEE 
c.    CHRIS NOTH            THE GOOD WIFE 
d.    ERIC STONESTREET        MODERN FAMILY 
e.    DAVID STRATHAIRN        TEMPLE GRANDIN