2011 Golden Globes Nominations Announced!

Award season is in full swing with today’s Golden Globe nominations, announced today at 8AM Eastern time. Just a bit of background (thanks to Wiki) on one of the industry’s most important event: The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television. Now, just WHO are the folks that make up HFPA and why do they matter? Well, it’s an organization composed of working journalists who cover the United States film industry for a variety of outlets, including newspapers and magazines in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Today, the 90 members of the HFPA represent at least 55 countries and have a combined readership of more than 250 million.

Thanks to Moviefone for the comprehensive list (though they misspelled Romola Garai’s name – missing the ‘i’), the motion picture nominees seem to be in line with the previously announced Independent Spirit Awards and Critics Choice Awards.

So here are the full nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Red
  • The Tourist

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
  • David Fincher – The Social Network
  • Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
  • Christopher Nolan – Inception
  • David O. Russell – The Fighter

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 – Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
  • Natalie Portman – Black Swan
  • Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, 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, Comedy

  • Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
  • Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
  • Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
  • Emma Stone – Easy A
  • Angelina Jolie – The Tourist

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale – The Fighter
  • Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
  • Jeremy Renner – The Town
  • Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams – The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
  • Mila Kunis – Black Swan
  • Melissa Leo – The Fighter
  • Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • 127 Hours
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • Inception

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Toy Story 3
  • Tangled

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Biutiful
  • The Concert
  • The Edge
  • I Am Love
  • In a Better World

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • Bound to You – Burlesque
  • Coming Home – Country Strong
  • I See the Light – Tangled
  • There’s a Place for Us – Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Alexandre Desplot – The King’s Speech
  • Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
  • A.R. Rahmin – 127 Hours
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – The Social Network
  • Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Television Series, Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Big C
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall – Dexter
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie – House

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
  • Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
  • Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy
  • Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell – The Office
  • Thomas Jane – Hung
  • Matthew Morrison – Glee
  • Jim Parsons – Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Hope Davis – Special Relationship
  • Jane Lynch – Glee
  • Kelly McDonald – Boardwalk Empire
  • Julia Stiles – Dexter
  • Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-0
  • Chris Noth – The Good Wife
  • David Straithairn – Temple Grandin
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer – Glee

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

  • Toni Collette – United States of Tara
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney – The Big C
  • Lea Michelle – Glee

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • The Pacific
  • Carlos
  • Temple Grandin
  • You Don’t Know Jack
  • The Pillars of the Earth

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
  • Ian McShane – The Pillars of the Earth
  • Édgar Ramírez – Carlos
  • Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
  • Idris Elba – Luther

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
  • Hayley Atwell – The Pillars of the Earth
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List
  • Judi Dench – Return to Cranford
  • Romola Garai – Emma

I’ll have my full reaction to the nominees posted sometime tomorrow, but you can pretty much guess my reaction to The Tourist nomination! Are you flippin’ kiddin’ me?? The only thing that might amend such absurdity would be seeing Rufus Sewell under the category Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for Pillars of the Earth! Alas…

Anyhoo, what are your thoughts about the Golden Globe nominations?