‘Lincoln’ leads Golden Globes
The nominations wrap one of the most closely watched weeks of the awards season, which kicked off Monday with the announcement of nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, followed by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations.
The films and performers honored this week gain front-runner status leading up to the Academy Award nominations, which are to be announced Jan. 10.
On the TV side, HBO’s drama “Game Change” — chronicling Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential run — earned the most nominations with five, including a best actress nod for Julianne Moore. “Homeland” followed with four nominations and “Downton Abbey,” “Modern Family” and the TV movie “The Girl” picked up three apiece.
“Mad Men” was noticeably missing from the best dramatic TV series nominees, although it did pick up a nod for star Jon Hamm.
Best TV comedy series nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,” “Episodes,” “Girls,” “Modern Family” and “Smash.” TV drama picks are “Breaking Bad,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Downton Abbey: Season 2,” “Homeland” and “The Newsroom.”
Along with Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, best dramatic actor contenders are Richard Gere as a deceitful Wall Streeter in “Arbitrage”; former Austinite John Hawkes as a polio victim trying to lose his virginity in “The Sessions”; Joaquin Phoenix as a Navy veteran under the sway of a cult leader in “The Master”; and Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in “Flight.”
Dramatic actress nominees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst hunting Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty”; Marion Cotillard as a whale biologist beset by tragedy in “Rust and Bone”; Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcock’s strong-minded wife in “Hitchcock”; Naomi Watts as a woman caught up in a devastating tsunami in “The Impossible”; and Rachel Weisz as a woman ruined by an affair in “The Deep Blue Sea.”
For musical or comedy actress, the lineup is Emily Blunt as a consultant for a Mideast sheik in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; Judi Dench as a widow who retires overseas in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”; Maggie Smith as an aging singer in a retirement home in “Quartet”; and Meryl Streep as a wife trying to save her marriage in “Hope Springs.”
Nominees for musical or comedy actor are Jack Black as a solicitous mortician in Austin director Richard Linklater’s “Bernie”; Bradley Cooper as a troubled man fresh out of a mental hospital in “Silver Linings Playbook”; Hugh Jackman as Hugo’s longsuffering hero Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables”; Ewan McGregor as a British fisheries expert in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; and Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson.”
Competing for supporting actor are Alan Arkin as a Hollywood producer helping a CIA operation in “Argo”; Leonardo DiCaprio as a slave owner in “Django Unchained”; Philip Seymour Hoffman as a cult leader in “The Master”; Texas native Jones as abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in “Lincoln”; and Christoph Waltz as a bounty hunter in “Django Unchained.”
The supporting actress picks are Amy Adams as a cult leader’s wife in “The Master”; Field as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway as a mother fallen into prostitution in “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt as a sexual surrogate in “The Sessions”; and Nicole Kidman as a trashy mistress of a Death Row inmate in “The Paperboy.”
“Quartet” star Smith also had a second nomination, for supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries or movie for “Downton Abbey.”
Snubbed completely was the low-budget critical darling “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which won top honors at last January’s Sundance Film Festival. Also shut out was the stripper hit “Magic Mike,” which had good buzz for Austin’s Matthew McConaughey, who also earned acclaim for roles in “Bernie” and “Killer Joe.” Another film to not notch a single nomination was “The Hobbit,” a prelude to the “The Lord of the Rings” films, which all got Globe nods.
Jodie Foster, a twotime Oscar and Globe winner for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” will receive the group’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.