“The Artist,” an awards season favorite, received multiple Golden Globe Award nominations this morning, including nods for best picture, director Michael Hazanavicius, lead actor Jean Dujardin and supporting actress Berenice Bejo.
“The Artist” is joined in the best motion picture — musical or comedy field by cancer dramedy “50/50,” “Bridesmaids,” “Midnight in Paris” and “My Week With Marilyn.” Sadly, there was no Golden Globe nomination for “The Muppets.”
The best motion picture — drama category contained one genuine surprise, a nomination for “The Ides of March.” It faces competition from five other films: “The Descendants,” another Clooney pic; “The Help”; Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”; “Moneyball”; and the Steven Spielberg World War I epic, “Warhorse.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavished additional love on “The Ides of March,” nominating George Clooney for best director and star Ryan Gosling in the best actor in a drama field, where he’ll compete against, yes, Clooney, who received expected recognition for “The Descendants.” Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“J. Edgar”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) are their competition.
Gosling was nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy as well, for “Crazy Stupid Love.” Ironically, neither of his two nods was for the film that, arguably, attracted the most buzz this year on his behalf: “Drive.”
Albert Brooks, who played a no-nonsense heavy in that film, was recognized in the best supporting actor field.
The best actress in a drama field features the expected (Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” and Viola Davis in “The Help”), the semi-expected (Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs,” Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin”) and one surprise: Rooney Mara, who was recognized for her much-analyzed portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Here’s a look at the Globe nominations in the TV field, which includes a few for “American Horror Story.” And here’s a full list of nominees. We’ll have more Globes coverage in upcoming posts here in Celebritology.YOUR TAKE: Golden Globe nominations
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