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Feature: 10 Annoying Things About the 2011 Golden Globe Nominations

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CHICAGO – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association may have done nothing as soul crushing as the nominations for “Burlesque” and “The Tourist” last year but it’s not for lack of trying. Here are their ten biggest offenses, followed by the full list of nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.

10. Actors who really needed a push today to get over the hump to Oscar and didn’t get it — Gary Oldman, Elizabeth Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon. It now seems likely that Oldman’s title of “Best Actor Never Oscar-Nominated” will continue.

9. The blatant push for trendy new shows on the TV side — Best Drama (80% new), Best Comedy (40%), Best Actor Drama (60%), Best Actress Drama (80%). Yes, it’s been a strong year for new shows, but seriously? The obvious desperation to be #trending is getting pathetic.

8. Right actor, wrong movie — Ryan Gosling has two acting nods, neither for “Drive.” Jessica Chastain is good in “The Help”; she’s great in “Take Shelter” & “Tree of Life.”

7. Short memory for TV voters — where are the stellar performers from the first quarter, including Edie Falco, Margo Martindale, and Timothy Olyphant? Are shows that air from January to April disqualified?

6. “Community” shut out again entirely. Sigh.

5. “Cars 2” over “Winnie the Pooh” for Best Animated Feature Film. Even John Lasseter thinks that’s ridiculous.

4. Why six nominees for Best Drama? Was “The Ides of March” a mistake? Is there still time to correct that? “We’re just kidding. There were only five nominees. We just wanted to make George Clooney’s morning. And that Clooney Best Director pick over Terence Malick or Nicholas Winding Refn or Lars Von Trier or David Fincher or, well, about a dozen other people? We were kidding about that too. One more — Gosling is nominated for “Drive” instead. All better.

3. “My Week With Marilyn” over “The Muppets” for best comedy. Feel free to praise “Marilyn,” but don’t you dare tell me you laughed at it more than at “The Muppets,” which also missed out on Best Song. Cause I’ll call you a liar.

2. Four years old might as well be off the air as “Breaking Bad” and “Parks and Recreation” miss out in best series in favor of freshmen entries.

1. Movies that have more Golden Globe nominations than “Tree of Life” or “Martha Marcy May Marlene” — “W.E.,” “Machine Gun Preacher,” “Gnomeo and Juliet,” and “Cars 2.”

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FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“50/50”
“The Artist”
“Bridesmaids”
“Midnight in Paris”
“My Week with Marilyn”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
“The Flowers of War”
“In the Land of Blood and Honey”
“The Kid with a Bike”
“A Separation”
“The Skin I Live In”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Cars 2”
“Puss and Boots”
“Rango”
“Arthur Christmas”

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

ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

ACTRESS, DRAMA
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Brendon Gleeson, “The Guard”
Joseph Gordon Levitt, “50/50”
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy Stupid Love”
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jodie Foster, “Carnage”
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”
Christopher Plummer, “Begininers”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

SCREENPLAY
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Ides of March”
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Moneyball”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“The Artist”
“W.E.”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“War Horse”

ORIGINAL SONG
“Masterpiece,” “W.E.”
“Lay Your Head Down,” “Albert Nobbs”
“The Living Proof,” “The Help”
“Hello Hello,” “Gnomeo and Juliet”
“The Keeper,” “Machine Gun Preacher”

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
“American Horror Story”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Boss”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”

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

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

BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“Episodes”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“New Girl”
“Enlightened”

ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
Content Director
HollywoodChicago.com
brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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