Doing the Demented Poodle Dance!!

How to Train Your Dragon has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Animated Feature category!!

I won’t even say it was almost a given at this point, especially since there were FIVE slots to fill. Nope, not gonna say that, just gonna bask in the warm glow of being right…


Seriously, I don’t want this to sound like sour grapes, but I’m more than a little disappointed that the score was once again overlooked. I’m trying to wrap my head around it, but I’m having a difficult time. I really haven’t been this passionate about the music for a film in quite awhile. I know I’m not alone in this, but it does point up yet again that popular opinion often matters very little when it comes to awards recognition.

On another note, some of the actors I was rooting for have been nominated as well:

Jeremy Renner – Best Supporting Actor for The Town
Christian Bale – Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter
Amy Adams – Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter
Melissa Leo – Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Best Supporting Actress for Animal Kingdom*
Natalie Portman – Best Actress for Black Swan
Mark Wahlberg – Best Actor for The Fighter

Complete list of nominations here:

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch – Glee
Kelly McDonald – Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles – Dexter
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Toni Collette – Unites States of Tara
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Laura Linney – The Bic C
Lea Michele – Glee

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series

The Pacific
Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Bound to You – Burlesque
Coming Home – Country Strong
I See the Light – Tangled
There’s a Place for Us – Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carrell – The Office
Thomas Jane – Hung
Matthew Morrison – Glee
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Elizabeth Moss – Mad Men
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy##
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexander Desplat – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderalnd
A.R. Robin – 127 Hours
Trent Reznor – The Social Network
Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Hart – The Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David Seidler – Kings Speech
Aaron Sorkin – Social Netowrk

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie

Scott Caan – Hawaii 5-0
Chris Colfer – Glee
Chris Noth – The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin

Best TV Series, Comedy

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best Foreign Language Film

Biutiful – Mexico, Spain
The Concert – France
The Edge – Russia
I Am Love – Italy
In a Better World – Denmark

Best Animated Feature Film

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba – Luther**
Ian McShane – Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship###
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos**

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Hayley Atwell – Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Judi Dench – Return to Cranford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone Easy A

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

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 Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Christian Bale – The Fighter
Michael Douglas – Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jackie Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Actor in a TV series, Drama

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
John Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House

Best Director – Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David Fincher – Social Network
Tom Hooper – King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David – The Fighter

Best motion picture, Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Best TV series, Drama

Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a motion picture, Drama

Jesse Eisenberg – Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best motion picture, Drama

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

(via the Hollywood Reporter although I spell better than they do)

*When this comes out on dvd and I can see it again, I’ll do a post. I need to talk about this one!
**Holy Crap! Love that Idris Elba and Edgar Ramirez have been recognized! Long time fan of both actors
## It’s about fucking time! That is all
### No Michael Sheen?!?! WTF?!?!
***Mark Ruffalo was overlooked for The Kids Are Alright so that Johnny Depp could be nominated twice? And the 2nd for a movie that’s been trashed by critics? Hmmm…

Another post dissecting these nominations and with my picks will surely follow (because I can’t keep quiet about this stuff.)

Today’s reward: a flashback to January 2010…

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