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The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations: All Your Favorite Shows GOT HOSED

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 15, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 15, 2011 |

Here we are, folks. Your 2011 Golden Globe Shams. Don’t look too hard for your favorites in the TV category — “Parks and Recreation,” “Community,” “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights” Timothy Olyphant, Ron Swanson, “Justified” “Happy Endings”— because they’re not there. But “Glee” is. And “New Girl.” And that woman from “Necessary Roughness,” which is seriously one of the worst shows on television. And lots of British shows, which are all very good, but which most of you haven’t seen.

Oh, and this is the richest of all: “Breaking Bad” was not nominated for best drama series. Adjust your opinion of The Golden Globes accordingly.

As for the movies: The Help is there, as you’d expect, because the Globes like feel good movies. The Artist was the big winner. Moneyball got a lot of love (deservedly), as did The Descendants (eh) and The Ides of March (sweet), so Clooney and Ryan Gosling are ALL up in this place. Otherwise, it’s mostly the same actors and actresses you’re accustomed to seeing at awards ceremonies (Meryl Streep, DiCaprio, Clooney), plus a lot of names you probably don’t recognize from The Artist.

I’m fairly disgusted with most of it, especially the TV noms.

Also, no Muppets. You’re dead to me, motherfuckers. Dead. To. Me.


Best Comedy Series
“Modern Family”
“New Girl”

Best Actor, TV Comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
David Duchovny “Californiacation”
Johnny Galecki “Big Bang Theory”
Thomas Jane “Hung”
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”

Best Actress, Comedy
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Tina Fey “30 Rock”
Laura Linney “The C Word”
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”
Zooey Deschanel “The New Girl”

Best Drama TV Series
“American Horror Story”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Game of Thrones”

Best Actor, TV Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”
Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, TV Drama
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Mireille Enos “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies “The Good Wife”
Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge”
Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness”

Best Television Series - Miniseries/Movie
“Cinema Verite”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Hour”
“Mildred Pierce”
“Too Big to Fail”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
William Hurt, “Too Big to Fail”
Bill Nighy, “Page Eight”
Dominic West, “The Hour”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Piece”
Tim Robbins, “Cineme Verite”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Romola Garai, “The Hour”
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite”
Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey”
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series or TV Movie:
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Kelly Macdonald “Boardwalk Empire”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce”


Best Motion Picture, Drama
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“The Ides of March”

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
“The Artist”
“Midnight in Paris”
“My Week With Marilyn

Best Animated Motion Picture
“Cars 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Arthur Christmas”
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Winnie the Pooh

Best Foreign Language Film
“A Separation” (Iran)
The Flowers Of War” (China)
“The Kid With The Bike” (Belgium)
“In The Land Of Blood and Honey” (USA)
“The Skin I Live In” (Spain)

Best Actress in a Drama
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk about Kevin”

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster, “Carnage”
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
Kristin Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney, “Ides of March”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese “Hugo”
Michael Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Best Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Leo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”
Christopher Plummer, “The Beginners”

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants”

Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical
Jean DuJardin, “The Artist”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Guard”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid Loe”
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

Best Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist,”
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants,”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, “The Ides of March,”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris,”
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”

Best Score
Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Abel Korzeniowski, “W.E.”
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Howard Shore, “Hugo”
John Williams, “War Horse”

Best Original Song
Hello Hello” - “Gnomeo & Juliet - Elton John
“Lay Your Head Down” - “Albert Nobbs” - Sinead O’Connor
“The Living Proof” - “The Help” - Mary J. Blige
“The Keeper” - “Machine Gun Preacher” - Chris Cornell
“Masterpiece” - “W.E.” - Madonna

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