Golden Globe Nominations For RED, Inception, Christopher Nolan And Darren Aronofsky

Not a big year for CBMs, but some very prolific sci-fi/CBM directors have earned big nominations at the Golden Globes. Click for the full list UPDATE: The Walking Dead has also been nominated in the TV category..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/14/2010
Well, I say not a big year for CBMs but in fairness, there wasn't really that much to choose from It wasn't as if Iron Man 2 was going to be nominated for much(Although some recognition for the special effects at least would have been nice). Nothing for Matthew Vaughan's Kick Ass either unfortunately. The only true CBM that has been nominated is RED for best Motion Picture(Musical or Comedy). I thought RED was ok, but its not a comedy, certainly not a musical! If they really wanted to slot a CBM in there somewhere both Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim VS The World far more deserving. Anyway, Christopher Nolan, who of course brought us the last two Batman flicks, has been nominated for best director for Inception with the film itself picking up a nom for best picture(drama). The man who will bring us The Wolverine has also had a good showing with Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan receiving noms in several categories including best director and best picture(drama).



Also of interest to CBMers might be Jeremy Renner's(who will play Hawkeye in The Avengers) nom for best supporting actor for The Town, Christian Bale's(Batman) for The Fighter and Andrew Garfield's(Spider-Man) for The Social Network. Emma Stone(who will play Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man) also earned a well deserved best actress nom for her turn in Easy A. Likewise Jennifer Lawrence(who will play Mystique in X-Men: First Class) for her incredible performance in Winter's Bone.

Update: The awesome Walking Dead has picked up a nom for best TV show in the drama category.

Here is the full list of nominations for the major categories.

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are Alright
Red
The Tourist

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronosfsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Anette Bening, The Kids Are Alright
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are Alright
Emma Stone, Easy A

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

BEST SONG
"Bound to You," Burlesque
"Coming Home," Country Strong
"I See the Light," Tangled
"There's a Place for Us," Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," Burlesque

ORIGINAL SCORE
The King's Speech
Alice in Wonderland
127 Hours
The Social Network
Inception

BEST SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
The Kids Are All Right
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3



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OptimusPrime114 - 12/14/2010, 6:10 AM
ANDREW GARFIELD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR!
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN FOR BEST DIRECTROR!
INCEPTION FOR BEST PICTURE!
TOY STORY 3 FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM!
LEEE777 - 12/14/2010, 6:14 AM
Iron Man 2 shouldn't get nothing... But gr8 for INTERCEPTION!

Wheres KICK ASS though or SCOTT PILGRIM wtf? : p

Golden Globes can suck mine haha!

Cool find @ ROR!
marvel72 - 12/14/2010, 6:22 AM
inception should win everything it was nominated for.

why isn't "the girl who" trilogy up for best foreign language.

toy story 3 best animated.
LEEE777 - 12/14/2010, 6:28 AM
Oh yeah 'RED' should win too! ; P
RorMachine - 12/14/2010, 6:31 AM
I'm sure RED was one of many bought nominations this year. It was barely worth a rental let alone a Golden Globe.
KillerOfSaints - 12/14/2010, 6:51 AM
First of all, the Borist (tourist) is not a comedy; its a thriller. Second, why do movies that are released around the time of award shows the ones that are nominated...especially movies that no one has seen. Inception should win every category its nominated for.
TheLoisLane - 12/14/2010, 6:53 AM
Who should win, imo:

1. Black Swan
2. The Kids Are Alright
3. Darren Aronofsky
4. Ryan Gosling
5. Natalie Portman
6. Annette Bening
7. ???
8. ???
9. Inception
10. The Social Network
11. ???
12. The Illusionist
TheLoisLane - 12/14/2010, 6:55 AM
@ Killer They're released around the time of awards season because the studios think that they have 'Oscar potential' and want them to be fresh on the minds of voters.

And all the movies on this list are viewable, albeit some only in large cities.
Angelus - 12/14/2010, 7:57 AM
Nolan shouldnt win anything. Intruder should.

BMP!
Shaman - 12/14/2010, 8:43 AM
I sincerely hope Inception wins jack shit. It was worth it's nominations but not actual awards IMO. It was probably Leo's worst performance of his entire career, in fact the first 22 minutes of it left me with a huge "WTF!!!" face, just listening to ALL the actors deliver their lines and especially the reaction time they were aloud to use. It wasn't "rushed", it was botched. I was also taken aback by everyone that seemed "aware" of the concept's process, as if it was common knowledge. The whole film felt like a sequel to a previous chapter named "Extraction" we never got to see. And aside from being Leo's father in law, being a shallow vehicle to Page's character's introduction and providing the loosely linked plot point of how Leo got his experience, what the [frick] was Michael Caine's purpose in that film? He was completely wasted on a role that any Joe Schmuck could've played. In fact, the whole film would have been better had that character not even existed in the first place. Joseph's unnatural seriousness stuck out like a sore thumb and made his little kiss scene cringe inducing. Berenger was as unconvincing as he's always been. Throughout the entire film, i couldn't tell what the [frick] Watanabe was muttering. The fourth dream layer really pushed this film down the shit whole and the ending twist was the most predictable i've ever seen in my entire life, and that even given the film's very original concept. So after a 5 star film like TDK, i found Inception to be an unforgivable abomination. Putting my monumental expectations aside, it was a decent film in itself but definitely nothing to throw awards at. Hell, Avatar's highly unoriginal to not say ripped off plot and concept even without all the special effects would have been a better film than Inception, in my book. But the highlights were definitely the special effects as well as Hardy, Murphy and Page's performances. Those three aspects alone made that film decent... barely. So if TDKR has Hardy as the main villain(Hugo Strange), i really can't wait to see it!!!
JoshWilding - 12/14/2010, 8:46 AM
The Town deserves some nominations (Best Picture/Director in particular) but I'm glad Inception is up there...it deserves to win everything it's nominated for IMO.
marvel72 - 12/14/2010, 9:15 AM
"the walking dead" been nominated for a tv award i bet its not up against "smallville". :D
Shaman - 12/14/2010, 9:18 AM
deadpool72- AHAAAA!!!! Touché ;P LMAO
Shaman - 12/14/2010, 10:42 AM
SuspenseSmith- "did Nolan piss in your drink or something?"

LOL No but after giving us such brilliance in TDK and Batman Begins, i was expecting a LOT more than what turned out to be Inception ;)

Like i said though, putting my expectations of it aside, the film was decent. But it's highly overhyped IMO because it's Nolan and because of it's original concept. I just feel Nolan dropped the ball and missed a great opportunity with that concept. I just don't see what would make it award worthy at all. Sure they could give it an award for best film concept, but i don't see why it's being praised for all those cathegories aside from the fact that most films this year were all lacking a bit in sheer brilliance.
kakinurmawth - 12/14/2010, 1:46 PM
so many people missed the point of Inception. He wasn't dreaming at the end, the entire film was to do to the audience what Leo did to his wife in the film. The movie is called inception and that is what Nolan did to many of the audience-- believe something that isn't reality (that he was dreaming the whole time). People need to give the Memento director more credit.

I do agree that Leo's performance wasn't anything special (hence no nom.). I was expecting Cain's role to bigger and I've never liked Page...just seems to fake. In the scenes where Page and Leo were on screen next to each other, Leo was acting circles around her and his role wasn't even that compelling!! JGL, Hardy, and Watanabe were the best parts of that film. The best acting came from them. The only reason JGL would seem unnatural in acting serious roles is because this was the first more serious role he's been in. He's played the quirky smirkin' funny boy and then this role. It was refreshing to see him in a different role with a more serious tone. He was badass in this entire film.
Everything in the film worked, I couldn't find any holes as I was watching it (I haven't seen it in awhile so maybe I will when I watch it again). This love or hate Inception reminds me of the movie Gladiator. So many people love that film...I hate it, and I can't even put my finger on why. I've watched it so many time to figure it out, too. It just comes down to personal preference in how a story is told. I loved how Inception was told and I hated how Gladiator was told. Inception was such a breath of fresh air in a sea of smoggy overused ideas, I've been waiting for a good, original, movie for awhile and this hit that G spot for me!! :D I couldn't get enough!

As for nominations, I hope Nolan wins not for this but when TDKR comes out so a CBM could win an Oscar. I can't remember if Nolan ever was nominated.... was he??
I think Inception should win best original score and best original screenplay. I'm hoping The Fighter or Black Swan takes them all.
fullmetal - 12/14/2010, 4:05 PM
Black Swan or Inception should win. Can't wait for "The Wolverine" and Dark Knight Rises. you all watch when the wolverine drops you'll be all over aronofky's nuts!! RED SUCKED! a film where i've seen everything in it all before. can't believe it was nominated, a very average film. i hope the social network doesn't win a damn thing...
fullmetal - 12/14/2010, 4:10 PM
@ kakinurmawth i know dude, inception isn't for stupid people that don't like to think too much. I HATE PEOPLE LIKE THAT!! i tried to watch Memento with this idiot from the high school days and he was completely lost in the first 15 minutes. i'm like "dude, you really are a stupid, stupid man aren't you?" what do you expect from people who hate to read and etc.? see folks like us a sharp mentally because we read! even if it is comics LOL!
kakinurmawth - 12/14/2010, 4:57 PM
@Fullmetal: yeah, i don't know what it is. I don't think it's cause people are stupid, Shaman is definitely not an idiot and some of my friends are very intelligent and I still get into discussions about this film(and shutter island) with them. I guess it's that with directors like Nolan who tell a story in very different ways than the rest of most films it's hard for people to break their habit of thinking in films and only take things as they see it. With Nolan, especially in Memento, you have to think of the ENTIRE film or you wont understand what the hell happened. It's the same way with Inception. The Batman movies are the most generic/basic films he's made (still f--king AWESOME!!). Every other film of his is like Inception or Memento. That's why I say he is a very intelligent and well thought out director. His movies always have more than what is seen.
TheLoisLane - 12/14/2010, 5:41 PM
@ fullmetal I completely agree. Aronofsky is going to own The Wolverine. By far my most anticipated CBM. Well, maybe TDKR, but only because it comes out sooner.

That, and Power Girl and Batgirl. They'll happen one day, goddammit!

kakinurmawth - 12/14/2010, 5:55 PM
@TheLoisLane: Power Girl would be an awesome movie!! Who doesn't want to see that?!?!
PoPcornDude - 12/14/2010, 6:50 PM
to be fair, the winners should be:

1 - The Social Network
2 - The Kids are Alrright
3 - David Fincher
4 - James Franco
5 - Natalie Portman
6 - Anette Bening
7 - ?
8 - You Haven't Seen the Last of Me
9 - The Social Nerwork
10- Inception
11- Biutiful
12- How To Train Your Dragon

and of course, your opinions are waaaay different thatn mine but... mine matters
hahahahahaha

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