2011 GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations – INCEPTION, RED, THE WALKING DEAD, ALICE, THE BIG BANG THEORY and More!


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The nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards are out and the sci-fi / fantasy genre had a strong showing with nominations for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, RED, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and NBC’s The Big Bang Theory.

Most visibly, Inception racked up heavy-hitting nominations including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Christopher Nolan for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and Hans Zimmer for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture.

The fantastical Alice in Wonderland came away with three nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Johnny Depp for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and Danny Elfman for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture. Depp is actually up against himself in the category of Best Actor with another nomination for his work in The Tourist.

Alice in Wonderland producer Richard Zanuck was exuberant about Alice’s nominations:

“I’m thrilled for Tim [Burton] and grateful, because the whole picture came out of his brain. I’m here in London, actually, working with Tim on Dark Shadows. Johnny [Depp] is nominated twice [for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical, in Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist]. He’ll have to fight it out with himself, a thing he’s been trying to do for years. He’s winning! We won [2008 Golden Globes] for Sweeney Todd [as best picture, comedy or musical], and Johnny won. But the show wasn’t broadcast because of the strike. So they had to send the globes to us. It was too bad to win but not get to get up to accept it. Hopefully this time we’ll get to. Tim is very pleased for the picture [Alice in Wonderland].”

How did Depp react to his face-off nominations?

“One nomination would of course be a great honor, but two, is simply astonishing. I am floored, truly, by the [Hollywood Foreign Press Association]’s kindness and generosity. I wish to thank them dearly, as well as all those many wonderful souls who made the films in question possible. My deepest gratitude and respect goes out to you all.”

A notable nomination honors the star-studded, comic book adaption Red for Best Motion Picture for a Comedy or Musical. Tangled and Toy Story 3 are in the running for Best Animated Feature Film.  Ear candy props for Best Original Song go to Tangled as well as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader.

In the land of television, AMC’s hit freshman drama The Walking Dead and NBC’s The Big Bang Theory made an impression with nominations for zombie domination in Best TV Series – Drama and geek assimilation in Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical. Jim Parsons also scored a nom for Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical, which follows up nicely to his Emmy win this year for his role as the eccentric Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Parsons almost pulled out a “Bazinga!”:

“It’s always too early to say ‘Bazinga!’ no matter what time of day it is. I’m really floored, and we all get to sit at that table together now.  I won’t be sitting next to a stranger! We’re in our fourth season, so to have this happen now is all the more exciting because [the show's success] wasn’t immediate.”

The Big Bang Theory’s fourth season ratings success after the teleportation to Thursday nights seems to positively affected the show’s perception. Parsons continued:

“It’s amazing what those eyeballs really represent. Every time we’ve moved, it’s always worked out. The most important thing [the move to Thursdays] has done is expose eyeballs to it. I think that has to be a part of it.”

Noticeably left out of the nominations for this year’s television Golden Globes are ABC’s Lost and HBO’s True Blood.

The 2011 Golden Globes will be broadcast on Sunday, January 16, 2011 in a live telecast on NBC Television at 5 PM PST and 8 PM EST.

Here is a full list of nominations and categories with sci-fi/fantasy noms in bold:

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
By the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. BLACK SWAN
b. THE FIGHTER
c. INCEPTION
d. THE KING’S SPEECH
e. THE SOCIAL NETWORK

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. HALLE BERRY, FRANKIE AND ALICE
b. NICOLE KIDMAN, RABBIT HOLE
c. JENNIFER LAWRENCE, WINTER’S BONE
d. NATALIE PORTMAN, BLACK SWAN
e. MICHELLE WILLIAMS, BLUE VALENTINE

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. JESSE EISENBERG, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
b. COLIN FIRTH, THE KING’S SPEECH
c. JAMES FRANCO, 127 HOURS
d. RYAN GOSLING, BLUE VALENTINE
e. MARK WAHLBERG, THE FIGHTER

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ALICE IN WONDERLAND
b. BURLESQUE
c. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
d. RED
e. THE TOURIST

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ANNETTE BENING, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
b. ANNE HATHAWAY, LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
c. ANGELINA JOLIE, THE TOURIST
d. JULIANNE MOORE, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
e. EMMA STONE, EASY A

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. JOHNNY DEPP, ALICE IN WONDERLAND
b. JOHNNY DEPP, THE TOURIST
c. PAUL GIAMATTI, BARNEY’S VERSION
d. JAKE GYLLENHAAL, LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
e. KEVIN SPACEY, CASINO JACK

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a. DESPICABLE ME
b. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
c. THE ILLUSIONIST
d. TANGLED
e. TOY STORY 3

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a. BIUTIFUL (MEXICO/SPAIN)
b. THE CONCERT (FRANCE)
c. THE EDGE (RUSSIA)
d. I AM LOVE (ITALY)
e. IN A BETTER WORLD (DENMARK)

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a. AMY ADAMS, THE FIGHTER
b. HELENA BONHAM CARTER, THE KING’S SPEECH
c. MILA KUNIS, BLACK SWAN
d. MELISSA LEO, THE FIGHTER
e. JACKI WEAVER, ANIMAL KINGDOM

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a. CHRISTIAN BALE, THE FIGHTER
b. MICHAEL DOUGLAS, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
c. ANDREW GARFIELD, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
d. JEREMY RENNER, THE TOWN
e. GEOFFREY RUSH, THE KING’S SPEECH

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a. DARREN ARONOFSKY, BLACK SWAN
b. DAVID FINCHER, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
c. TOM HOOPER, THE KING’S SPEECH
d. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, INCEPTION
e. DAVID O. RUSSELL, THE FIGHTER

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a. DANNY BOYLE, 127 HOURS
b. LISA CHOLODENKO, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
c. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, INCEPTION
d. DAVID SEIDLER, THE KING’S SPEECH
e. AARON SORKIN, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a. ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, THE KING’S SPEECH
b. DANNY ELFMAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND
c. A.R. RAHMAN, 127 HOURS
d. TRENT REZNOR, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
e. HANS ZIMMER, INCEPTION

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a. “BOUND TO YOU” — BURLESQUE
b. “COMING HOME” — COUNTRY STRONG
c. “I SEE THE LIGHT” — TANGLED
d. “THERE’S A PLACE FOR US” — CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
e. “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” — BURLESQUE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
b. DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
c. THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
d. MAD MEN (AMC)
e. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE
b. ELISABETH MOSS, MAD MEN
c. PIPER PERABO, COVERT AFFAIRS
d. KATEY SAGAL, SONS OF ANARCHY
e. KYRA SEDGWICK, THE CLOSER

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. STEVE BUSCEMI, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b. BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
c. MICHAEL C. HALL, DEXTER
d. JON HAMM, MAD MEN
e. HUGH LAURIE, HOUSE

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. 30 ROCK (NBC)
b. THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
c. THE BIG C (SHOWTIME)
d. GLEE (FOX)
e. MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
f. NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)

19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. TONI COLLETTE, UNITED STATES OF TARA
b. EDIE FALCO, NURSE JACKIE
c. TINA FEY, 30 ROCK
d. LAURA LINNEY, THE BIG C
e. LEA MICHELE, GLEE

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK
b. STEVE CARELL, THE OFFICE
c. THOMAS JANE, HUNG
d. MATTHEW MORRISON, GLEE
e. JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)
b. THE PACIFIC (HBO)
c. PILLARS OF THE EARTH (STARZ)
d. TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO)
e. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (HBO)

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. HAYLEY ATWELL, PILLARS OF THE EARTH
b. CLAIRE DANES, TEMPLE GRANDIN
c. JUDI DENCH, RETURN TO CRANFORD
d. ROMOLA GARAI, EMMA
e. JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, THE CLIENT LIST

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. IDRIS ELBA, LUTHER
b. IAN MCSHANE, PILLARS OF THE EARTH
c. AL PACINO, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
d. DENNIS QUAID, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
e. EDGAR RAMIREZ, CARLOS

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. HOPE DAVIS, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
b. JANE LYNCH, GLEE
c. KELLY MACDONALD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
d. JULIA STILES, DEXTER
e. SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. SCOTT CAAN, HAWAII FIVE-O
b. CHRIS COLFER, GLEE
c. CHRIS NOTH, THE GOOD WIFE
d. ERIC STONESTREET, MODERN FAMILY
e. DAVID STRATHAIRN, TEMPLE GRANDIN

[Source] GoldenGlobes


Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Written by Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

is Senior Managing Editor for SciFi Mafia.com, skips along between the lines of sci-fi, fantasy, and reality, and is living proof that geek girls really DO exist!

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