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‘Django’ and ‘Salmon Fishing’ Get a Boost in 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

Django UnchainedIn some ways I more eagerly await the Golden Globe nominations than I do the Oscars, because I know at least we’ll see something divergent from the majority. This morning brought us that, though with less fearless results than we might have hoped for. The greatest indicator of that is the Comedy or Musical branch nominations, which unsurprisingly favored some of the more flavorless films of the year. The greatest benefactor was Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which picked up nominations for Picture, Actor, and Actress. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet, and Hyde Park on Hudson also benefited from the Hollywood Foreign Press Associations clear affinity for geriatric misadventures. On the bright side, Meryl Streep’s Actress nomination for Hope Springs is her most deserving in years.

The film which perhaps the biggest leg up in the Oscar race, however, was likely Django Unchained, which grabbed nominations in Picture, Director, Screenplay, and two for Supporting Actor between Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. It might just give Quentin Tarantino’s film the foothold it needed to jump more surely into the awards races. Naomi Watts, Helen Mirren, and Rachel Weisz took advantage of a loose Actress category, though Quvenzhane Wallis was notably missing, as was Beasts of the Southern Wild entirely. The only surprise of the Actor race was Richard Gere sliding in for Arbitrage, which they might as well do for whenever he has a performance above typical.

The French Foreign Language race was entirely predictable, save for a nomination for Norwegian historical drama Kon-Tiki. The Animated Feature category favored studio fare, opting for Hotel Transylvania and Rise of the Guardians against rising contender ParaNorman. Other major snubs include Emmanuelle Riva, Matthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem, and Robert De Niro, but if we’re being optimistic, the morning wasn’t a total bust as long as Nicole Kidman picked up another Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy as she slowly gains momentum towards an Oscar nod. In any case, you can take a look at the full list of film nominations below, and the television nominations over at Indiewire.

70th Annual Golden Globe
Award Nominations

Salmon Fishing in the YemenBest Picture – Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture – Comedy or Musical
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
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 Actress – Comedy or Musical
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 Actor – Comedy or Musical
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Rust and Bone

Best Screenplay
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi

Best Original Song
“For You” from Act of Valor
“Not Running Away” from Stand-Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
“Suddenly” from Les Miserables

Born in California, resident in New Hampshire, Lena is film studies graduate with a intense passion for queer cinema, stop-motion animation and all things Greta Gerwig. Full Bio.