That wacky Hollywood Foreign Press Association is at it again. The HFPA announced the nominees for the 69th Golden Globe Awards, and the list has a few surprises, and lots of things we actually like. The fact that the Globes separate drama movies from musicals and comedies always makes for a rather inclusive group of nominees. Previous 2012 awards season frontrunner The Artist tops the nominations here again with six, and The Help and The Descendants are tied in second place with five apiece.
George Clooney’s busy year has garnered him plenty of recognition here: He’s up for best drama actor for The Descendants, and for best director and best screenplay for The Ides of March. Both films are up against each other for best drama (up against The Help, Hugo, Moneyball and War Horse). In the lead drama acting categories, Ryan Gosling (for Ides) and Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) are the two newcomers. The supporting actor and actress categories also line up with the trends, with the exception of Jonah Hill (Moneyball) and Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method). Seriously, for the others, look back at every other list we’ve published so far.
Bridesmaids, 50/50, The Artist, Midnight in Paris and My Week With Marilyn make up a very solid musical/comedy category. And we can’t even imagine how to place bets for the musical/comedy actresses: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) is the only actress on the list not to be an awards season regular. The musical/comedy actors are a more eclectic bunch: Ryan Gosling (for Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50), Brendan Gleason (The Guard), Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris). One more anomaly worth mentioning: Madonna, whose W.E. track “Masterpiece” is up for best song.
Awards season is really hitting its stride now, people. The nominations for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced today at 6 a.m. The show, which will air live from the Hollywood Palladium at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 12, on VH1, is based on votes from the members of Broadcast Film Critics Association, and it’s had a pretty good record for predicting who will win the Oscars. (All four of last year’s acting winners took home Academy Awards, just for example.) So let’s see what they’re saying about this year’s flicks…
Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s fantastical 3D trip back to Paris in the Roaring ’20s, and French silent film The Artist the lead this year’s nominees with 11 apiece. It will be a particularly big night for Scorsese, who is the only nominee who is guaranteed to be walking home at the end of the night with a trophy; as we previously announced, the 69-year-old auteur is being honored with this year’s Music + Film award.
Following closely behind are Drive and The Help, each of which racked up eight nominations; The Help is up for Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain AND Octavia Spencer) and Best Acting Ensemble. Trailing these is The Descendants, which scored seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Alexander Payne, and Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress for Shailene Woodley.
The complete list of nominees, and more analysis, below!
Chekkit, you guys. We’ve been graced by Stacy Keibler and George Clooney going public not once, but twice this week. The first was at Sunday’s New York Film Festival premiere of The Descendants. And now, it’s them looking giddy together in Paris at the premiere of The Ides of March. People got a guest on record, saying, “They came around 11:30 and stayed until well past 2:30 in the morning. They hugged some together, but weren’t what you would call very kissy-kissy in public. [But] he is remarkably attentive towards her. He seems very smitten. And she seemed very impressed by the evening.” Who wouldn’t be impressed by the evening? Especially when he introduced her to actresses Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.
Unfortunately, no one seemed to tell her that the double sided tape keeping her dress up, and her modesty preserved, was showing. No seriously, it was popping out of her left cup and no one, not even her stylist or makeup person, said anything? Tsk, tsk. As you’ll see after the jump, it was kind of transparent, luckily. But if Clooney doesn’t mind, who are we to say anything? Read more…
Two of Hollywood’s handsomest men convened on The Ides of March premiere red carpet. Ryan Gosling and George Clooney physically cannot turn off their oozing charm and certainly didn’t bother last night. The gentlemen took to a giant poster of their faces, penning half a mustache and under-eye bags, chuckling it up all the while in their perfectly dapper suits.
They gleamed so much gorgeous light, we hardly noticed Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Rooney Mara and Clooney’s rumored girlfriend du jour Stacy Keibler on the carpet as well. Drool over Ryorge (our new nickname for the duo) in the gallery below. [Photo: Getty Images]
OK, listen up RyanÃ‚Â Gosling. We speak for the dudes of the world when we say, stop making us look bad! It’s bad enough that our girlfriends are constantly disappointed that we don’t kiss like that stupid scene in The Notebook (and we’ve hurt our back trying). But lately you’ve been running around stopping fights and earthquakes, and taking your hot costars on wholesome dates to Disneyland. It’s all too much! And now you’ve brought your mom as your date to the Ides Of March premiere at the Ã‚Â Toronto Film Festival!? How the hell are we gonna compete with that!? It’s gonna make that cardigan we got our moms for Christmas look like a worthless piece of felt. Congrats, Donna Gosling. You have the best son in the world. There, we said it. You happy, Gosling!? Check out more adorability in the gallery below.
The entire ecosystem of the planet is doodling “Mrs. Ryan Gosling” in it’s notebook today after Ryan Gosling visited zoo animals with co-star Evan Rachel Wood. The pair are in Ohio to film The Ides Of March with George Clooney, and Ryan took the time Monday to tenderly show his affection to the okapis, sloths and adorable penguins of the Cincinati Zoo And Botanical Garden. It’s like the beginning of The Lion King, except instead of baby Simba Rafiki’s holding up Ryan’s leather jacket and two tickets to Rango (or whatever movies animals like to see; we aren’t the Dog Whisperer over here).
Not content to romance the animals of the land and air, Gosling took Olivia Wilde to a Cincinnati aquarium to see if his handsomeness transmits through water. Good thing there’s a thick pane of glass between Olivia and those manatees, is all we’re saying. You can check out more photos of Ryan at the zoo over at Best Week Ever. Just be aware that you’re going to have to physically restrain your pets from trying to crawl inside your monitor.
[Photo: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens]
With George Clooney directing and Ryan Gosling starring, you know The Ides of March is going to get a whole lot of buzz. Evan Rachel Wood is also in the photographs, but around those two, we’d like to ignore her for a while. Seriously, how good does Gosling look?
The rest of the cast is full of heavyweights as well. Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Philip Seymour Hoffman also have major roles in the film that’s based on the award-winning play Farragut North. They’re currently shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio. We can already see the awards lining up.
[Photos: Splash News Online]