After getting snubbed by other awards-giving bodies, Quentin Tarantino's bombastic and bloody slave redemption action flick Django Unchained got multiple Golden Globe noms, including kudos not only for its writer and director but for its masterful supporting cast in the form of a despicable Leonardo DiCaprio, finally getting to flex his bad-guy muscles to surprising effect, and the delightfully clever Christoph Waltz as a dentist-cum-bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz.
Pretty girls Megan Fox and Jessica Alba were up early alongside funny guy Ed Helms, who brought some welcome humour to the proceedings with his correct pronunciation of Les Miserables - we're not counting Fox's dreadful version of Anna Karenina as a joke - and helped to announce the nominees for the 70th annual proceedings that typically serve as a crystal ball for who will be getting Oscar love.
Perhaps the most surprising among the morning's announcements were the late-in-the-game nominations for both Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt's work in TIFF title Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which didn't make much of a splash with critics or at the box office, and retiree comedy Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which elbowed its way into the Best Motion Picture, Comedy race. And no one can overlook Meryl Streep who managed a nom for her work alongside Tommy Lee Jones, who is up for Lincoln, in Hope Springs.
Ben Allfeck and Bryan Crasnton do a walk-and-talk in Argo
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Best Picture, Drama:
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weizs, 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 Director:Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor, Comedy/Musical:Jack Black, Bernie
Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
Amy Adams, The Master
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 Screenplay, Motion Picture
Marc Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Chris Terrio, Ago
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair, Denmark
The Intouchables, France
Rust and Bone, France
Best Animated Feature Film
Rise of the Guardians
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
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)
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat - Argo
Dario Marianeli - Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil - Cloud Atlas
Mychael Danna - Life Of Pi
John Williams - Lincoln
Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Hatfields & McCoys
Best TV Series, Drama
Best TV Series, Comedy
Big Bang Theory
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Danny Huston, "Magic City"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Cecile B. DeMille Award
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