Golden Globe Nominations Announced; DJANGO UNCHAINED Up For "Best Picture"

...but there's no mention of The Dark Knight Rises! While the Golden Globes aren't necessarily an indication of how the Academy Awards will play out, is Christopher Nolan set to be snubbed yet again? Django Unchained meanwhile has fared much better. Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/13/2012
I suppose it should come as no surprise that The Dark Knight Rises hasn't been nominated for a single award at the Golden Globes, although you would think that there would be some sort of acknowledgement for Christopher Nolan's $1 billion finale to his Batman trilogy. Regardless, it's Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (the screenplay of which is currently being adapted into a DC Comics series) that has swept up with a total of five nominations. Elsewhere, Adele's Skyfall song is up for "Best Original Song" and the "Best Animated Feature Film" category is VERY competitive this year. The 70th Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, January 13th.



Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor (Drama)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

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 Actress (Drama)

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Mario Cotillard (Rust and Bone)

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

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 Director

Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour
A Royal Affair
The Untouchables
Rust and Bone
Kon-Tiki

Best Screenplay

Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Chris Terrio (Argo)

Best Original Score

Life of Pi
Argo
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Lincoln

Best Original Song

'For You' (Act of Valor)
'Not Running Anymore' (Stand Up Guys)
'Safe and Sound' (The Hunger Games)
'Skyfall' (Skyfall)
'Suddenly' (Les Miserables)

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
Rise of the Guardians
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph


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RR51 - 12/13/2012, 6:07 AM
Rises may not have been as great as TDK but it was a great. I appreciated it more when I watched with the previous two films. And if Extremely Loud and Incredibly Annoying can nominated, Rises deserves Best Picture.

As for the GG nominations, I really don't get all the love for Salmon Fishing in Yemen.
Squish - 12/13/2012, 6:21 AM
ROFL here come the butt hurt nolanites! Batman Begins is the best of the trilogy. TDKR is the worst of the trilogy. Still an entertaining movie none the less.
JerseyJoker - 12/13/2012, 6:24 AM
BECAUSE THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WASN"T ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR.

Jesus christ, CBM, stop trying to push it that this is some type of unjustice or snub. TDKR DOESN"T DESERVE ANY NOMS!
FrankieDedo - 12/13/2012, 6:26 AM
It's because they didn't look at blockbusters. What comicbook fans look for, is not exactly what is known as "deep" and "thoughtful"
This the reason because no action movie is in the nomination.
And TDKR tried only to mix easy-to-explain "deep" themes with (poor) action...nolan tried to be a Cannes or Venice festival director, but he's not. He's only a blockbuster director with a gigantic ego.
If you want something really "serious" and "deep" go with Luc Besson's Leon or Nikita, or talking of some more recent, go with the King's Speech. The Joker that isn't the Joker, but just a killer, is not serious, it's sad...
This for saying that at Golden Globes (and maybe at Academy) awards you'll see mainly author movies, not movies that pretend to be author movies ;)
GiantNerd - 12/13/2012, 6:27 AM
TDKR doesn't even warrant a repeat viewing.

I'm excited for Django Unchained though.
silverdog - 12/13/2012, 6:33 AM
Marion Cotillard gave an golden globe-oscar level performance under Audriard's direction, and a razzie level performance under the nolan's direction. that's one of the reasons he is not nominated. also cause everything in TDKR was waaaay below the quality of TDK.

darkbeefstakes - 12/13/2012, 6:34 AM
[frick] bigelow she doesn;t deserve to be there, just like she didn;t deserve to win best picture. HUrt locker was good, not great. Although it didn;t have much competition, except for Inception.
AbeVigoda - 12/13/2012, 6:34 AM
TDKR didn't deserve any "non-technical" nominations, nor did th Avengers. Good to see the voters have some common sense.
Coldblood6 - 12/13/2012, 6:35 AM
WELL DONE!!!

Thankfully the people behind the Golden Globe Awards are people of intelligence, vision, and integrity, unlike the delusional brain-dead nolanites.

tdkr was nothing more than a boring crap-fest.

Don't worry nolan-worshippers. Expect tdkr to sweep the RAZZIES!!!
darkbeefstakes - 12/13/2012, 6:36 AM
WHy did I use semicolons.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 6:37 AM
Pretty sure TDKR would've made the cut if there were more nominations, oh well, just hope it does get some recognition. Looking forward to seeing Zero Dark Thirty and Django, glad to see them both being nominated.

@ JerseyJoker

You may not have liked it, but the critical acclaim, making AFI's top 10 films of 2012, being loved by the public (34th highest rated film on imdb) and the general success of the film make it clear it was definitely one of the best films of the year regardless of whether the minority of vocal people on here "hate" it.

Shame The Hobbit wasn't up for best score, really enjoyed listening to it. Not surprising to see John Williams nominated yet again, here's to hoping he'll return for Star Wars Episode VIII.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 6:39 AM
@ Coldblood6

You're kidding thinking TDKR will win Razzies right? Critical acclaim + making AFI's top 10 films of 2012 + being loved by the public (34th highest rated film on imdb) and the general success of the film make it clear it was definitely one of the best films of the year regardless of whether the minority of vocal people on here "hate" it. It most certainly won't be nominated for any such awards.
P862010 - 12/13/2012, 6:40 AM
[frick] TDKR the golden globes completely snubbed jennifer lawrence
GiantNerd - 12/13/2012, 6:43 AM
I don't hate TDKR. I enjoyed it in the theater but I just find no real reason to ever watch it again. I think that kind of speaks for the film, for me anyways. Love the shit out of it, I wont stop you.
GoILL - 12/13/2012, 6:48 AM
Not surprised by this at all, I feel TDKR is still viewed as a kids thing because it is a cbm and therefore won't get nominated for much if any of these awards. I think WB is gonna come off looking foolish with all that for your consideration stuff.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 6:49 AM
No, I agree no one should get there hopes up for TDKR at the oscars. But Inception was nominated for BEST PICTURE, and The Dark Knight received some recognition so it's not impossible. Besides, they have more nominations than 5 at the oscars, so could definitely see a nomination at least.
kriklazarus - 12/13/2012, 6:49 AM
Can't wait to see Django Unchained
Coldblood6 - 12/13/2012, 6:50 AM
@ Charlie 2094

Of course tdkr would have made the cut if there were more nominations....like 100. ROTFLMAO!!!
thespiderkat - 12/13/2012, 6:51 AM
Come on!! no matter how pretentious, serious, self-important and pompous TDKR tries to be or how much the nolanite cult tries to convince the world that is the new godfather; compared to Argo, Life of Pi and Lincoln the story of the ninja millionaire dressed as a bat fighting some darth vader knock-off with a half baked bomb threat, seems just as comic-booky as the avengers or spider-man.
JatevinM - 12/13/2012, 6:58 AM
I knew this was going to happen as much as I wanted Nolan nominated.
JerseyJoker - 12/13/2012, 7:00 AM
@Charlie2094

Never try to make your point by including IMDB's top 100 list, since its nothing but a farce of generated list of internet users.

And AFI is the most irrelevant film "award" out, they only try to tap into the pulse of america and throw in blockbusters every year to stay hip and fresh and not feel out of touch.

I like TDKR...it's just not award worthy at all. Nothing wrong with that, but people keep trying to push it like it deserves to sit with the noms for Best Picture or that Nolan did ANYTHING that deserves a Best Director, when compared to the other two Batman films, TDKR falls below them in terms of pace and story.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 7:01 AM
@TheYoungMan

I know you weren't. It is unlikely, but at least they recognise Nolan. Whilst it's a comic book movie, I hope that soon being a CBM shouldn't be reason to disregard a film, any more than you would a book adaptation.

The main reason I'm rooting for TDKR is that it'll give the whole CBM genre a giant boost, and help them to be taken more seriously, in regards to just being fun blockbusters. Everyone here should really be rooting for a CBM to win awards as it would help the genre in general.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/13/2012, 7:01 AM
I'm proud of the Hollywood Foreign Press (who are notorious douche-bags) for not recognizing TDKR. It doesn't deserve it. MAYBE some technical awards from the Academy, but NOTHING in terms of writing/directing/acting matches the previous film.
GiantNerd - 12/13/2012, 7:02 AM
The last part of @Spoilers comment is a giant WTF moment for me as well.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/13/2012, 7:03 AM
...and CBMs don't need a boost. It has all the momentum it needs. The Avengers was biggest movie on the planet and TDKR and Spidey wasn't too far behind. Also, Ledger winning an Academy Award for the friggin' Joker took care of the "respect for CBMs" factor.
Christuffer - 12/13/2012, 7:10 AM
Can't say I'm surprised. TDKR was amazing, in my opinion, but I am not surprised.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/13/2012, 7:15 AM
Avengers got nothing :(
GoILL - 12/13/2012, 7:20 AM
@TheYoungMan

I know other movies are campaigning the same. I just think that the voters on these type of things don't give cbm's that much thought for anything other than technical or the acting like they did with Heath.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/13/2012, 7:20 AM
Avengers will get an Academy nod for effects, maybe some sound.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 7:20 AM
@ ToTheManInTheColdSweat

I think we could definitely see Avengers win some technical awards at the oscars. The work they did on Hulk, plus the Chitauri and all the other visual effects were brilliantly done. That is assuming, Life of Pi doesn't sweep them all.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/13/2012, 7:22 AM
@yossarian

I know, it's so weird we would discuss TDKR on COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM.
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 7:23 AM
@ yossarian

It's hard to say much about Django as no one here's actually seen it yet. We in the UK don't get it til mid January. I'm looking forward to it, and am very happy at seeing the nomination for it but it's hard to say much about it.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/13/2012, 7:25 AM
It's an obvious discussion. Warner Bros. has a campaign underway to land TDKR some Oscar nods. The Golden Globes is the precursor to the Academy Awards. In most cases, we see the playing field of nominees for that show around this time. It's interesting TDKR is nowhere to be found. Hence, discussion.
TheBurnSays - 12/13/2012, 7:33 AM
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks TDKR doesn't deserve any consideration. It was good but the story was rushed and there is far to many plot holes to be considered for Best Picture. The hype was bigger than the movie. They sold us EPIC and gave us ... well, not epic.
Silentman - 12/13/2012, 7:57 AM
no skyfall nomination? no javier bardem nomination? c'mon globes. from what ive seen, lincoln is the best picture of the year so far but django and les miserables haven't been released yet so we'll just have to wait and see. also zero dark thirty looks promising.
Vadakin - 12/13/2012, 7:58 AM
Being snubbed implies that a film was worthy of recognition. This isn't the case with The Dark Knight Rises. Thus this article is pointless.
batman1216 - 12/13/2012, 8:01 AM
I personally feel it will get some academy award nominations, including best picture, because there are 10 movies. I don't think it has any chance of winning though unfortunately. I also wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get nominated at all though. It was definitely my favorite movie of the year, but there was some real competition this year with movies that are definitely more in line with the golden globes and academy's taste. For the haters out there though, just remember The Avengers has not been mentioned once in any list or any award. I am not saying I didn't like it, but lets be fair before trashing the movie for the billionth time. That is all. As of right now I am pulling for Argo, but I have not seen Django yet and I am a Tarantino fanatic. Just got the Tarantino blu-ray set in the mail.
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/13/2012, 8:05 AM
TDKR didn't get nominated...no suprise there
charlie2094 - 12/13/2012, 8:09 AM
@ batman1216

I agree, at the moment I too am hoping Argo wins, but am saying this having not seen Django yet. I said earlier that I feel Rises will get a best picture nomination considering the 10 nominees for the award. Whilst it's not the sort of film the academy would usually go for, I'm finding it hard to think up 10 nominees, without Rises being one of them. There's the five above + The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moon Rise Kingdom, maybe Les Miserables and Rises.
BlanketMan - 12/13/2012, 8:10 AM
So The Avengers is the first movie to gross over $600 million domestic and NOT get a GG nom for Best Picture and Director. I say its massive Box Office alone should have guaranteed at least a nomination! This wasn't just a BO hit - like Titanic and Avatar, it was a phenomenon, and deserves recognition as such.
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