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‘The King’s Speech’ Leads The 2011 Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

'The King's Speech' Leads The 2011 Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

‘The Social Network’ & ‘The Fighter’ Right Behind With 6 Noms A Piece

The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and they pretty much betray the same populist and ill-informed thinking that usually seems to mark the People magazine-friendly awards.

The King’s Speech” leads the pack with seven nominations, placing in almost every major category, with “The Fighter” and “The Social Network” following close behind with six nominations each. Somehow, Johnny Depp got nominated twice in the Best Actor In A Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy) for his turns in the equally terrible filmsAlice In Wonderland” and “The Tourist.” And in a category that should be near-identically reflected when the Razzie noms are announced, Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy features “Alice in Wonderland,” “Burlesque,” “The Kids Are All Right” (obvs the single film worthy of note here), “Red” and “The Tourist.”

Anyway, no big surprises here and the Golden Globes’ tendency to place star power first is in clear evidence. Noms after the jump.

Best Picture – Drama
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Alice in Wonderland”
“The Kids are Alright”
“The Tourist”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”
Nicole Kidman, “The Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”
Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”
Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love and Other Drugs”
Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Anette Benning, “The Kids Are Alright”
Anne Hathaway, “Love and Other Drugs”
Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”
Emma Stone, “Easy A”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are Alright”

Best Supporting Actor
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Best Supporting Actress
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Michael Douglas, “Wall Street 2”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”

Best Screenplay
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”
“Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids are Alright”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David Sieber, “The King’s Speech”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”

Best Animated Feature
“Despicable Me”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3”

Best Foreign Language Film
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Best Original Song
“Bound to You,” “Burlesque”
“Coming Home,” “Country Song”
“I See the Light,” “Tangled”
“There’s a Place For Us,” “Dawn Treader”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” “Burlesque”

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”
Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”
AR Rahman, “127 Hours”
Hans Zimmer, “”Inception”
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”

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Wow, those are really terrible noms.

I know they’re dying to have J. Depp in the audience, but c’mon!

The only REAL surprise for me (and a personal fave of 2010) is Olivier Assaya’s Carlos getting some love in the mini-series and tv performance categories. (What, no Director category for TV / mini-series??)

The insufferable Temple Grandin will probably get the win.

Wouldn’t expect less from a group of people who nominate Dame Judi Dench alongside Dame Jennifer Love Hewitt.

In foreign films: No Dogtooth? Uncle Bonmee? White Material? Undertow?

Did True Grit get the shaft becuase they didn’t send screeners on time?

There’s no documentary category?

So many questions… head hurting…


king’s speech–sweep.


They should’ve included Pilgrim and The Other Guys. I would’ve even been ok with Due Date and/or Hot Tub Time Machine being on there. There’s no excuses, they had plenty of options to choose from and they went with some shitty nominations (except for The Kids Are All Right).


Couldn’t they have at least nominated Toy Story 3 in the comedy category to make it seem like there’s actually competition? They could have included Scott Pilgrim too.


Wow! They should really just do away with the seperation of Drama from Musical/Comedy (but of course they won’t because it’s what seperates them from the Oscars) after seeing these noms. Even the acting noms for those categories are as horrendous as the nominated films save for the females in The Kids Are Alright. The Tourist is now a three time Golden Glode nominee, thanks HFPA.

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