It's Never Too Late to Complain About the Golden Globe Nominations

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It's Never Too Late to Complain About the Golden Globe Nominations

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | December 14, 2012 | Comments ()


Good morning, folks, and welcome back to Pajiba. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by some assh*le hacker laying some filth into our code yesterday. It is all clean now. If you're still showing warnings, you're probably not here. But if you are, please clear your cache. Hopefully, that will solve the problem. If it does not, please do not tell me, as I spent most of yesterday sobbing beneath the harsh light of a laptop that kept screaming at me that Pajiba was an "attack site." I don't think I can take another day of that.

I'm sure it was all karmic retribution for something horrible I did to Pookie, but my thanks to Mr. Seth Freilich for not only fixing the mess, but dealing with my anxiousness and impatience, as well as the fact that in trying to help fix it, I broke it even worse.

Please, Mr. Hacker Man, leave us alone. We're harmless! All we want to do is spread joy and light. Right after we bitch about The Golden Globes nominations.

Indeed, what we missed yesterday were the Golden Globes, and while I'm sure you're all very familiar with the nominees by now, it's never too late to complain about them, right? I mean, I'm not terribly broken up over the movie nominations: I'm happy to see Argo and Lincoln get a lot of recognition, and I certainly didn't expect to see any for a few of my other favorites of 2012 (The Avengers, Looper, Cloud Atlas (shut-up)). It seems kind of a waste to have a musical category and not include the amazing Pitch Perfect, but it wasn't really awards material, anyway. I'm also relieved that the list is not littered in The Hobbit nominations. I'm also happy to see that The Master didn't get a best drama nomination because, ugh, that movie shellacked by eyeballs, although I thought Beasts of the Southern Wild was unfairly overlooked by the glitzier Globes.

It didn't really matter who was nominated in the best acting drama category because Daniel Day Lewis is going to win it, although the supporting actor race between Alan Arkin and Tommy Lee Jones could be an interesting one. I'm fairly surprised that McConaughey didn't earn a nomination for Magic Mike, as he seemed like a fun favorite.

A lot of the movies I can't speak to yet, because like most of you, I haven't seen them yet because they haven't been released. The real issues I have are with the television nominations, specifically the snub of "Mad Men" after its best season, and the inclusion of "The Newsroom." I love "The Newsroom," but even I recognize it does not belong, especially ahead of "Game of Thrones", "Justified," and "The Walking Dead." Likewise, the comedy category is a disaster with the exception of "Girls," as the better comedies -- "New Girl," "Happy Endings," "Veep," "30 Rock," "Parks and Recreation," "Shameless," and "Community," were all overlooked in favor of Showtime's abysmal "Episodes," "Big Bang Theory," the obligatory "Modern Family" nomination and ... "Smash"? Hell, "The Office" was more worthy than "Smash."

Connie Britton's nomination is equally confounding (love her, hate her character and the show), as is Hayden Panettiere's from the same show. Jake Johnson should've taken a nomination over Max Greenfield, and Nick Offerman should've taken one over all of them, especially Matt LeBlanc, who plays himself AND NOT EVEN THAT WELL.

You'd think with so many categories, and so many nominations, the Golden Globes could curtail complaints, but man: It's a bad overall list of nominees. But hey! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting (and were nominated), so the show should at least be a joy to watch.


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"


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
Best Actor, TV 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"

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  • Yeah I wouldn't be so pissed about them not nominating Parks and Rec if they hadn't decided to nominate that piece of SHIT Smash instead. I mean...fuck, really? REALLY? THAT THING?! THAT NOBODY LIKED. Fuck everything.

  • Masterpiece

    Have you even watched 'Episodes'? Its good!

  • Mr. E

    I refuese to lend any creedence to Television Awards until "It's Always Sunny In Philidelphia" gets SOME sort of nomination whether the show or in an acting category.

  • Jifaner

    Smash? seriously? It was fun to watch and the songs were good, but award worthy it was not. Nashville should have been there instead, if they really needed a musical.

  • (hip hop) anonymous

    I never comment on here but are you FUCKING serious leaving out Mad Men, Thrones, and worst of all Parks?!?!?!?! Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Please, Mr. Hacker Man, leave us alone. We’re harmless! All we want to do is spread joy and light.

    Surprisingly (not!), not everyone appreciates Pajiba's unique voice. Have you ever checked the "Pajiba" entries on Urban Dictionary?

  • Lotney

    TBBT is the new 2 & 1/2 men.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    There is a Kon-Tiki movie?! Sign me up.

  • I see Smash has inherited Glee's "How the Fuck Did THAT Get Nominated?" position. Seems right.

  • Bee

    I wish I was a mormon lesbian to marry Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. For real.

  • Bee

    supposing that they are also mormon lesbians, and they want to marry me, i don't want to go to imaginary jail

  • What the fuck does Jane Krawkowski have to do exactly to get a nomination? She's tried being absolutely comedically brilliant, and that's got her bupkes.

  • Katylalala

    Seriously. I can think of few other actresses who could play Jenna to the same effect.

  • stardust

    Nice to see The Deep Blue Sea getting some love. That was one well-done, gut wrenching movie.

  • dizzylucy

    Justified! Justified! Justified! (I'm staging a protest.) I'd protest for Mad Men too, but they have lots of awards already.

    Also stunned by no Parks & Rec (no SAG ensemble either - WTF?!) I actually enjoy Episodes, but I'd never put it ahead of those that were snubbed. I'm pretty sure I've decided I don't like Girls, Modern Family is declining, and Smash?!? SMASH!?!?! I actually let out a weird little guffaw of disbelief when I saw that one.

  • Why does the whole world have a hard-on for New Girl when it's not anywhere near as funny as Happy Endings?? And Smash...really dudes???

  • Lisa Beee

    All I wanted was for Matthew McConauhey's song in Magic Mike to r nominated for best original song. Is that too much to ask?
    "Ladies of Tammmpaaaaa...!"

  • Dinka

    After the phenomenal season mad men had this is insane.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Dustin, where did that mean hacker touch you? Its ok, we're here to help.

  • Blake

    WTF! Not a single nomination for Looper? I thought Johnson would have at least got one for best screen play.

    Side note:Schmidt is greater than Nick?

    Swanson is still better than all them B@!#!es!

    Side note 2: The criteria for the categories make no F!@#ing sense.

    Example: Why is the Hour in the Best Miniseries or Television Movie category?
    Is it not a series like Homeland?


    Why is Jessica Lange nominated for “American Horror Story: Asylum” in the Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television? Is AHS not a series? Should she not in the Best Actress, Television Drama?

  • kilmo

    AHS is a mini-series. In the sense that each season is unrelated to the last. Only some of the actors are the same.

  • anikitty

    boo hackers, yeah Seth.

  • Quatermain

    I was going to be all conservative and cynical about why 'The Newsroom' was nominated but then I thought...fuck it. I've got the day off, it's Christmastime and I'm in too good a mood to ruin it with politics on the Internet.

    Also, if 'Hatfield and McCoys' wins out over 'Sherlock' there is going to be some rage around this here website, I can tell you that for a certainty.

  • Natallica

    The movie nominations seem pretty ok, except maybe for the inclusion of Denzel Washington in a kind of "meh" role. But I really don't understand why "Game of thrones" is not there. I admit I'm a big fan, and the series has been already a Golden Globe winner, but I think Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and the phenomenal Jack Gleeson deserved some sugar

  • Robert

    Don't you realize that Denzel Washington is actING ala John Lovitz on The Simpsons? It takes a lot of effort to make acting look that hard to do.

  • kilmo

    Magic Mike as a movie was fine, it was that lead girl 'Cody Horn' that spectacularly not hilariously terrible. She spoke at like a 5 year old speaking level. When her brother overdosed her "breakdown" was so awkward and I felt bad for her.

    Lily Rabe should've been nominated for this season of AHS. She's delightful, unlike last year.

  • lowercase_ryan

    The comedy noms are indeed a farce, but when you look at them closely, the TV drama nominations aren't much better. I would go so far as to say that Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire deserve to be on that list. Justified, GoT, and Mad Men were all far better than Downton, Newsroom, and Homeland.

    But we shouldn't be surprised. More and more these strike me as just another marketing tool for the shows. Meaning they are purchased. Episodes, seriously?

  • koko temur

    what kind of bizzaro universe category is where mandy patinkin competes with max greenfield? i absolutely adore them both, but thats just wrong. it like (insert here 2 funny but unrelated objects, wittier than me pajiba commentators.)

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    apples can be very different to oranges i hear. people often make the mistake of comparing them. the amount of comedic millage they provide varies from culture to culture though. hope that helps.

  • koko temur

    they both round though. and fruit. i was looking more in the area of potato and a door knob. or an oil ring and mandy patinkin.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    It's a GOOD THING McConaughey wasn't nominated. Magic Mike was a bad, horrible, no-good movie, he was abysmally insufferable in it, and I'm speaking as someone in its intended demographic. Come at me, bros (but not in a Magic Mike way, because seriously, that shit is janked).

  • BWeaves

    Agreed! I hated Magic Mike, and I was all up for a good male stripper movie. McC just played himself, WITH HIS SHIRT OFF. That ain't acting.

    I know Daniel Day Lewis will probably win for Lincoln, but I'm seriously hoping John Hawkes wins for The Sessions. He nailed Mark O'Brien.

  • eeeeee

    If you were up for a good stripper movie, wouldn't something like McC playing himself sans shirt be expected? I don't understand.

    (I didn't see Magic Mike.)

  • BWeaves

    Expected, yes. Oscar material? No, he's not even acting. Also, I find him gross.

  • Monica

    With a name like Pants Are A Must, no wonder you didn't care for Magic Mike!

  • Robert

    That's ok. They could have nominated him for his superior work in Bernie or leading work in Killer Joe. It would require people to actually see those movies, so that ain't happening.

  • Ashley

    Welcome back, Pajiba. It was a disgustingly productive day at the office without you. Vulture's coverage of the GG Noms was somehow both totally underwhelming and overwhelmingly moronic.

    ...SMASH?! Are you KIDDING?!
    Question for the TV nominees: Is this a joke on my life?

  • Return of Santitas

    Yes, welcome back, I spent a lot of time on Buzzfeed yesterday in Pajiba's absence and it was a really sad state of affairs. However I have really advanced my education on the topic of memes involving corgis and cats. So...yeah. welcome back.

  • kimk

    Yeah, I refuse to believe "Smash" is the best anything (maybe best use of ugly sweaters and scarfs?). That nomination is a crime against music AND funny. Nice to see Max Greenfield in the supporting actor category, along with thankfully only one guy from "Modern Family" this year (it seems like the last few years all eleventy of them have gotten a nomination?).

  • BendinIntheWind

    Though my immediate gut reaction to awards nominations is usually rage, nothing can tarnish the fact that two of my favorite ladies are hosting. For the first time in recent memory, I honestly have no emotional investment in the winners and am more excited in the show because of the hosts.

    Unless Big Bang Theory wins. Then I will burn the whole goddamn internet to the ground.

  • Anna von Beav

    I gotta be honest, I'm a little disappointed Jamie Foxx didn't pick up a nom for Best Actor for Django. He was phenomenal, I thought.

    To be fair, I haven't actually seen any of the other nominated performances, so.

  • Natallica

    Did you already see it? Is it great? Please, tell me it's great!

  • Anna von Beav

    I very much enjoyed it. I mean, it's QT, so it's not entirely unproblematic in spots (for example, I don't think the humor is as well balanced with the drama as in his previous works; there's also his propensity for self-indulgence), but overall, I loved it. I definitely think it's his best soundtrack yet. And Foxx grew into his face. He just keeps getting better looking. Seriously, he was so good, though. So were Waltz, Dicaprio, and Jackson. Christoph Waltz needs to be in every movie ever, and also come to my home to have tea with me and tell me stories of Austria.

  • Natallica

    Agreed: I still don't understand why all Hollywood's directors are not fighting to death in an arena over casting Waltz.

  • carrie

    too black and not enough "leo dicaprio" fame

  • VonnegutSlut

    I have to admit when I first saw this response it took me a minute to realize you were replying to Jamie Foxx's nomination snub not Natallica's query regarding DJANGO's quality.

    So, for a good, minute or two, I was thinking, "The movie is too black? Isn't it about the slaveholding south? That was pretty black, so the movie obviously ought to be. Does that make it a bad movie? What the fuck? And not enough Leo fame? What does that even mean? Where's Pookie when you need h----ohhhhhhhh, Carrie means that about Foxx not getting nominated. That makes more sense. Whew..."

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