Breaking Down the 2013 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Lincoln’, ‘Argo’ & ‘Django’ Lead

Tj Weaver December 14, 2012 0
Breaking Down the 2013 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Lincoln’, ‘Argo’ & ‘Django’ Lead

After a week of nominations and wins from New York Film Critic’s Circle, Screen Actors Guild, and Critic’s Choice, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has released a list of their nominees for the 70th Golden Globe Awards! While we’ve seen many titles make the cut on previous nomination lists, a couple films a missed the Golden Globes boat completely, and several performances received recognition for the first time. You have to love the movie award season!

The Golden Globes Tally Board

  • Life of Pi Poster‘Lincoln’ - 7
  • ‘Argo’ – 5
  • ‘Django Unchained’ - 5
  • ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ - 4
  • ‘Les Miserables’ – 4
  • ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ - 4
  • ‘Life of Pi’ - 3
  • ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ – 3
  • ‘The Master’ – 3
  • ‘Rust & Bone’ – 2
  • ‘The Sessions’ – 2
  • ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ – 2
  • ‘Act of Valor’ – 1
  • ‘Amour’ – 1
  • ‘Anna Karenina’ – 1
  • ‘Arbitrage’ – 1
  • ‘Bernie’ – 1
  • ‘Brave’ – 1
  • ‘Cloud Atlas’ -1
  • ‘Flight’ – 1
  • ‘Frankenweenie’ – 1
  • ‘Hitchcock’ – 1
  • ‘Hope Springs’ – 1
  • ‘Hotel Transylvania’ – 1
  • ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ – 1
  • ‘Kon-Toki’ – 1
  • ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ – 1
  • ‘Quartet’ – 1
  • ‘Rise of the Guardians’ – 1
  • ‘A Royal Affair’ – 1
  • ‘Skyfall’ – 1
  • ‘Standup Guys’ – 1
  • ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ – 1
  • ‘The Hunger Games’ – 1
  • ‘The Impossible’ -1
  • ‘The Intouchables’ – 1
  • ‘The Paperboy’ – 1
  • ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ – 1

‘Lincoln’ Leads Yet Again with 7 Nominations

Want to guess which film led the pack in number of nominations? Lincoln with seven. But that doesn’t come as a shock; in general the Steven Spielberg vehicle has received the most nominations from every major film organization. I’m not sure if it will sweep the floor with the number of wins, but the war drama is a big contender.

Lincoln also received a nomination in every category it was eligible for except in the Best Actress & Best Original Song categories, and that’s only because the film was missing both. Spielberg, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones were all nominated for their work.

‘Argo’ & ‘Django Unchained’ Tie with 5 Nominations

Jamie Foxx 'Django Unchained'

To date Silver Linings Playbook seemed to be the only competition for Lincoln in the number of nominations, but this time around two contenders had what it took to keep up with Lincoln‘s recognition, all while putting Silver Linings in fourth place for number Golden Globe nods.

For a while it seemed as if Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained would prove not to be as big of a contender this year; although NYFCC, SAG and Critic’s Choice didn’t give the film many nods, The Golden Globes nominated Tarantino’s western spaghetti film in five categories! It’s come as a shock to many, and could have people second guessing their Academy Award picks.

Quentin Tarantino received a nomination for Best Picture, Screenplay & Director, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz will go-head to-head in Best Supporting Actor, a category that’s seen quite the shuffle in past couple of days. SAG did not give the Django duo any love, but instead recognized Javier Bardem’s performance as Silva in Skyfall and Robert De Niro’s work in Silver Lining’s Playbook.

So far Argo’s been a toss up. Alan Arkin has been the only actor to receive any recognition for his performance, but the title has made the list numerous times for Best Picture and Best Director. This is the first time we’ve seen Argo with this many nominations, but it doesn’t come as a shock to anyone; Ben Affleck did one hell of a job with this film, proving his staying power as one of Hollywood’s best actors-turned-directors.

Along with Arkin’s nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Affleck received two nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, while Chris Terrio was nominated for Best Screenplay and Alexandre Desplat nominated for Best Score.

The Power of 4 – ‘Silver Linings’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ & ‘Les Miserables’

Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro - 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Over the past week we’ve seen Les Miserables’ representation come from Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman‘s performance, but the musical managed to make its way yet again to the Best Picture category. Hugh Jackman also received recognition for his performance of “Suddenly” in Best Original Song.

Before the award season madness, many thought The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper would be a contender for Best Director, but we’ve yet to see his name on the lists. It’s a high possibility that he’ll miss the nomination from The Academy as well, but it was a stiff category this year with Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Ben Affleck & Ang Lee taking up most of the space.

Silver Linings Playbook took a bit of a hit, not much though; the film usually stands right alongside Lincoln in number of nominations, but not this time, primarily due to it not being eligible for several categories. Though David O. Russell’s direction hasn’t received much love this year, the critics loved the script. Russell may fight an uphill battle this award season; when competing in two categories swarmed with dramas, it’s likely that the dark comedy will be edged out of the competition. As usual, both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper received nominations for Best Actor and Actress, while the film received a spot in Best Picture.

For the most part, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has remained consistent. Jessica Chastain continues to receive nominations in The Best Actress category, and Bigelow’s longtime writing partner Mark Boal was recognized for Best Screenplay. The controversial war film did receive a spot for Best Picture, a spot it missed in SAG’s 2013 nominations announced yesterday. Bigelow was also nominated for Best Director.

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & Meryl Streep Compete

How in the hell can you put Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & Meryl Streep against each other!? It should be unlawful! While I’m glad these three talented ladies were all nominated, and I’m sure they’re happy to be in a category with each other. This win will be difficult. The three will compete for the Golden Globe in Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical: Maggie Smith for Quartet, Meryl Streep for Hope Springs, and Judi Dench for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a film in which Smith was also a co-star, and Meryl Streep could’ve starred in as well.

The ladies will compete against Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook and Emily Blunt for her performance in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Lawrence could win it, but the young’ins need to sit this one out. I’m gunning for Judi Dench since she had one hell of a year!

Meryl Streep & Robert De Niro 'Hope Springs'

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Knocks ‘ParaNorman’ Out of the Fifth Spot

The animation field has been top notch this year; Wreck-it Ralph, Brave, ParaNorman, Frankenweenie, etc. If you were releasing an animated film, it had to be phenomenal! Ice Age & Madagascar 3, take note. But somehow, Hotel Transylvania knocked ParaNorman out of the fifth place spot. Call me crazy, but if they were going to make that move, I would’ve liked to seen Brave lose that spot rather than ParNorman. Brave definitely had its problems, and, to be honest, it wasn’t a great effort for Pixar. Was it a good animated film? Sure. Great for Pixar, not by any means.

Who will win a Golden Globe this year? And will the nomination’s list look anything like The Academy’s nomination’s list? We’ll have to wait and see. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, The Gold Globes take place January 13th!

The Golden Globes 2013 Nominations

Argo Movie Poster

Best Picture – Drama
“Django Unchained”
“Life Of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director
Ben Affleck – “Argo”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Ang Lee – “Life Of Pi”
Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”
Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actress – Drama
Rachel Weisz – “The Deep Blue Sea”
Helen Mirren – “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
Marion Cotillard – “Rust And Bone”
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor – Drama
Richard Gere – “Arbitrage”
Denzel Washington – “Flight”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
John Hawkes – “The Sessions”

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
Judi Dench – “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Meryl Streep – “Hope Springs”
Maggie Smith – “Quartet”
Emily Blunt – “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' PosterBest Actor – Comedy/Musical
Jack Black – “Bernie”
Bill Murray – “Hyde Park On Hudson”
Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Ewan McGregor – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”

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

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Django Unchained”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”

Best Screenplay
Chris Terrio – “Argo”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
David O Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – “Argo”
Dario Marianeli – “Anna Karenina”
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil – “Cloud Atlas”
Mychael Danna – “Life Of Pi”
John Williams – “Lincoln”

Best Original Song
Keith Urban – “For You” (“Act Of Valor”)
Taylor Swift – “Safe & Sound” (“The Hunger Games”)
Hugh Jackman – “Suddenly” (“Les Miserables”)
Adele – “Skyfall” (“Skyfall”)
Jon Bon Jovi – “Not Running Anymore” – (“Stand Up Guys”)

Frankenweenie PosterBest Animated Feature Film
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise Of The Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Foreign Film
“The Intouchables”
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust & Bone”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

New Girl PosterBest Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis CK, “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 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”