Golden Globes Nominations Revealed
December 14, 2012

Golden Globes Nominations Revealed

The Golden Globe nominations were announced, and with it, some selections (or lack thereof) seemed to take some by surprise.

For Best Animated Feature, the nominees hail from the more traditional segment of the industry (CGI productions from the US), rather than stylized international films. Also, this year had three well-made stop-motion movies in contention, with only one, “Frankenweenie,” making the short list.

As for Best Picture in the Drama category, the invisible effects-heavy movie “Life of Pi” is sharing the nomination with the political dramas “Lincoln” and “Argo,” as well as the period western “Django Unchained” and another real-life re-creation of another US crisis situation abroad, “Zero Dark Thirty,” depicting Navy SEAL Team 6’s hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Here are the rest of the nominees:


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”

Marion 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 Original Score

Dario Marianelli, “Anna Karenina”

Alexandre Desplat, “Argo”

Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, “Cloud Atlas”

Michael Danna, “Life of Pi”

John Williams, “Lincoln”

Best Original Song:

“For You” from “Act of Valor”

“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”

“Safe and Sound” from “The Hunger Games”

“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

Best Foreign Language Film


“A Royal Affair”

“The Intouchables”


“Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Feature

“Rise of the Guardians”



“Hotel Transylvania”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jodie Foster


Best Television Comedy or Musical:

“The Big Bang Theory”



“Modern Family”


Best Television Drama

“Breaking Bad”

“Boardwalk Empire”

“Downton Abbey”


“The Newsroom”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie

“Game Change”

“The Girl”

“Hatfields & McCoys”

“The Hour”

“Political Animals”

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

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, Television Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”

Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”

Best Actor, Television 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 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 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 Supporting Actress 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 Supporting Actor 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”