Here are the Golden Globe nominations. And quickly, here are the 10 most annoying things about them (keeping to the film categories):
1. ‘True Grit’ shut out of ALL categories – Mark Wahlberg over Jeff Bridges is just insane, though thankfully I suspect Oscar will be considerably more kind to the Coens (last year, the Globes shut “A Serious Man” out of the best picture comedy/musical category in favor of “The Hangover” and “It’s Complicated).
2. ‘The Tourist’ for best picture!?!? – And best actor and actress for Johnny Depp and Jolie to boot. Golden Globe starfucking at its worst.
3. Speaking of Johnny Depp… – TWO nominations? Wait, THIS is actually Golden Globe starfucking at its worst.
4. & 5. Halle Berry over Lesley Manville and Halle Berry over Tilda Swinton – Manville & Swinton give the best performances of the year, but of course, they don’t have the starpower and red carpet readiness of Berry, so apparently that doesn’t matter.
6. Michael Douglas gets a nomination for having cancer – No disrespect to Mr. Douglas… but I’m sorry, it’s true. And at the expense of Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, and John Hawkes.
7. The comedy/musical nominations in general – Beyond “The Tourist,” there’s waaay too much love for “Love and Other Drugs” and “Alice in Wonderland” going on here. “Burlesque,” sure… It’s campy fun that the Globes eat up like no tomorrow (though does HFPA stand for Homosexual Foreign Press Association?), but the fact that “Made in Dagenham”‘s Sally Hawkins lost a nom to Hathaway and Jolie or “Somewhere”‘s Stephen Dorff lost out to the double Depp dip is really unfortunate. And where’s “Please Give”??
8. Where’s Dianne Weist? – Why is no one nominating her for “Rabbit Hole”? And why is every one so up in arms about Melissa Leo’s over the top camp fest that is her work in “The Fighter”?
9. The foreign film nominations – I love “I Am Love” being there, but where’s “Mother,” “Dogtooth,” “Incendies,” “Of Gods and Men,” “White Material,” “Alamar” and/or “Uncle Boonmee”? And the nomination for “The Concert” is clear Harvey ass-suckery.
10. “127 Hours” for best screenplay – Screenwriting is most certainly not “127 Hours” best quality. And for a film they didn’t seem to love overall (no picture, no director), why give it a nod here at the expense of “Another Year,” “True Grit,” “Black Swan,” “Blue Valentine,” “Rabbit Hole,” “The Ghost Writer” or “Winter’s Bone”??