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Golden Globes 2012 Nominations List

Golden Globes 2012 Nominations List

The 2012 Golden Globes nominations are in!

Gerard Butler (who suited up in Lanvin), Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones, and Sofia Vergara announced the nominees early Thursday morning (December 15). The Golden Globes will air on Sunday, January 15!

After the press conference, the four toasted with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2002, the award show’s official champagne, to celebrate all the nominations, including Sofia‘s Best Supporting Actress nod!

FYI: Sofia is wearing Tresor earrings. Rashida paired her Moschino dress with a Paule Ka blazer.

Click inside to check out the nominees…

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange
Kelly Macdonald
Maggie Smith
Sofia Vergara
Evan Rachel Wood

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Claire Danes
Mireille Enos
Julianna Margulies
Madeleine Stowe
Callie Thorne

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Hello Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet
“The Keeper” – Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof” – The Help
“Masterpiece” – W.E

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Laura Dern
Zooey Deschanel
Tina Fey
Laura Linney
Amy Poehler

Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid With A Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Alec Baldwin
David Duchovny
Johnny Galecki
Thomas Jane
Matt LeBlanc

Best Supporting Actor in a Series – Mini-series or TV Movie
Peter Dinklage
Paul Giamatti
Guy Pearce
Tim Robbins
Eric Stonestreet

Best TV Series – Comedy
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Woody AllenMidnight in Paris
Michael Hazanavicius - The Artist
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau WillimonThe Ides of March
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi
Bryan Cranston
Kelsey Grammer
Jeremy Irons
Damian Lewis

Best TV Movie or Mini-series
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Berenice Bejo
Jessica Chastain
Janet McTeer
Octavia Spencer
Shailene Woodley

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski W.E
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore - Hugo
John Williams - War Horse

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Best Actor in a Mini-series or TV Movie
Hugh Bonneville
Idris Elba
William Hurt
Bill Nighy
Dominic West

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Romola Garai
Diane Lane
Elizabeth McGovern
Emily Watson
Kate Winslet

Best TV Series Drama
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin
Brendan Gleeson
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ryan Gosling
Owen Wilson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster
Charlize Theron
Kristen Wiig
Michelle Williams
Kate Winslet

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
George Clooney
Leonardo DiCaprio
Michael Fassbender
Ryan Gosling
Brad Pitt

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close
Viola Davis
Rooney Mara
Meryl Streep
Tilda Swinton

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92 Responses to “Golden Globes 2012 Nominations List”

  1. 1
    Deborah Love-Pitt Says:


  2. 2
    Jen Says:

    Yay for Kristen Wiig! Too bad she didn’t get for Best Screenplay as well!

  3. 3
    kiki Says:

    really happy for leo, ryan gosling, joseph gordon levitt, meryl streep, octavia spencer and zooey deschanel

  4. 4
    Lol Says:

    Are we really surprised with this list? Brad Pitt, Clooney,Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling,Leo de Caprio’s movies, Dragoon Tatoo were already in the running to be nominated for these awards. even before their release. So tired of the same actors being in these award nominations. I can already say who will be nominated for Academy Awards.

    But so glad for Michael Fassbender and Jessica Chastain.Congrats for them! I hope that Michael and Jessica will be the winners of GG and Oscar. This year was a great year for them with excellent performances and movies.

  5. 5
    hey777 Says:

    congrats to angelina jolie!

  6. 6
    hey777 Says:

    congrats to angelina jolie!

  7. 7
    Ako si Gladys Says:

    Brad Pitt!!!! <3
    In the Land of Blood and Honey!!!! <3

  8. 8
    hey777 Says:

    congrats to angelina jolie!

  9. 9
    Justyna Says:

    No Gary Oldman? He’s role was far better than Clooney’s or Pitt’s. He’s one of the best living actors and still he is so undeappreciated in Hollywood.

  10. 10
    Brigitte Says:

    Thrilled that Homeland, Claire danes and Damien Lewis are getting the love. What a great show. BUt I am suprised to see Glee on this list. This season has not been their best. Would have prefered to see Suburgatory or HIMYM.

  11. 11
    Derpina Says:

    I’m happy for

    Michael Fassbender nominated
    All Midnight in Paris nominations
    Melissa McCarthy snubbed
    Kristen Wiig nominated

    I don’t liked:

    Muppets snubbed in comedy/musical and best song
    Pink snubbed for best song in Happy Feet 2

  12. 12
    Liz Says:

    No True Blood??

  13. 13
    Justyna Says:


    I meant “his” role and “underappreciated” of course…

  14. 14
    Gorum Says:

    I’m really pissed to see Gary Oldman get snubbed AGAIN!! He’s one of the finest actors in the business and he’s done a really great job in TTSS. The man needs to get some serious recognition!!

    Congrats to Fassy though. The rest, I don’t even know what to say. Most of them are not even out yet.

  15. 15
    Jess Says:

    Oh yeah, Ryan Gosling! :D

  16. 16
    Mimi Says:

    Same old, same old. BORING……

  17. 17
    GoT Says:

    game of thrones!!!! <3 <3

  18. 18
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    He looks terrific for so early in the morning!
    Why no project beside their names?
    Want Gerry to see all the Best Picture and Best Actors (male and female) movies!

  19. 19
    Fassy Says:

    Yayyyy for Fassbender and Angelina Jolie :D
    Kate Winslet was brilliant in Carnage!

  20. 20
    village idiot Says:

    Surely the sexiest woman in the history of the world (Jennifer
    Anuston) deserved to be nominated for best actress for any of
    her 2011 mega blockbuster films!!!

  21. 21
    blah Says:

    madonna is going to slay this years GG’s with WE

  22. 22
    lilooo Says:

    GO ANGIE!!!!!

  23. 23
    dan Says:

    So happy for Charlize Theron and Williams they deserve all the raving reviews and nominations! hopefully they continue like this at the academy awards

  24. 24
    mya Says:

    game of thrones!!! love this show. Its more about the talent than popularity of its actors.(Altho’ they’re all amazing)

  25. 25
    kkg Says:

    Where’s White Collar nom? One of the best on TV now.

  26. 26
    teri Says:

    I’m so happy to be a fan of Angelina and Brad, good things come to people who work hard and earn it.

  27. 27
    :) Says:

    Congrats MADONNA!

  28. 28
    Cnoc Mhor Says:

    Really wish that Gary Oldman had been on the GG’s Best Actor list:(… Really hope that the Academy will remember him on theirs…

  29. 29
    LOPEZ Says:

    No Puerto Ricans nominated for anything? Typical! America hates us!!

  30. 30
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Feel the prize for Michael is the nomination. I doubt he’ll win. Also, if he isn’t careful he’s going to type-cast himself as the man to ‘go to’ for sex/nude scenes. He was incredible in Jane Eyre! Four films this year.
    who’s catching up on all his films seeing a trend

  31. 31
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I agree–love it when people find new ways of expressing themselves after achieving so much. Hoping Gerry directs someday too. I think W.E. is going to be so much fun to see. It really is a story about celebrity using Wallis and Edward to highlight that. Can’t wait.

  32. 32
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    @Cnoc Mhor:
    I read that is a very convoluted role, and a movie terribly hard to follow. Not his fault by any means but could be why no nomination… not that (I think) he cares.

  33. 33
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Ryan had a good year being in several diverse films. Glad to see him get recognition. He’s a very good actor with a bright future who can do anything. Well, he’s a Scorpio like Gerry, so what’s the big surprise there? ;o)

  34. 34
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I’m a major supporter of anything Midnight in Paris! LOVED that film.

  35. 35
    Kriss Says:

    Where is Gary Oldman?
    And Best Foreign Language Film -because of broken english?
    - film nobody has seen yet but thanks a million for the PR heard

    In the Land of Blood and Honey
    People inEurope despise Hollywood more and more
    Its a sea of very very good movies in Europe but business as usual for Pitt-Jolie
    GG even has journalists from The Monde eller Times
    It is his own former self
    It has lost credibility and seems to serve others’ interests

  36. 36
    Manuela Says:

    Fassbender Fassbender and Fassbender again.

  37. 37
    Abbi Says:

    Where’s the nominations for ‘Justified’? And I would have liked to have seen a couple more for ‘American Horror Story,’ but I’m glad to see that Jessica got a best supporting nom and the show a best drama nom.

  38. 38
    Kriss Says:

    GG even HAS NOT journalists from The Monde eller Times

  39. 39
    dd Says:

    Wow—-hater aren’t you? Is it because your Aniston didn’t get the nod for best actress in comedy? It’s alright, I am sure that her PR is inventing another title for her…. perhaps “The Best Loser of The Decade?” Hmmm that’s sounds more appropriate for her. LOL.

  40. 40
    STOLEN Says:

    “…a priority for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The priorities were Brange and Clooney. Which is why Angelina Jolie’s In The Land Of Blood And Honey received a nomination for Best Foreign Film (can you imagine the size of the HFPA’s boner when they realised it met all the criteria?). Brad Pitt of course will be contending for Best Actor. And they’ll be seated where the cameras can find them most easily, in close proximity to George Clooney so that, hopefully, they can get all three, with a Keibler trying to wedge its way in there, in one frame, which they will try to cut to every 15 minutes while Ricky Gervais goes all meta on us and provides the play-by-play. God, please let that happen.”

  41. 41
    solecito Says:

    Who cares? These “award” shows are a joke anyway. It’s not about the most talented actors, it’s all about public relations, fashion choices, and self-absorbed tools patting each other backs. Screw them!

  42. 42
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I totally agree. Michelle Williams might not win, for reasons I don’t wish to speak about here, but her performance is STELLAR as Marilyn Monroe. She even sings at the end. Incredible, stunning, beautiful transformation. She becomes Marilyn, brings her to life like you can’t imagine. Such a well done movie. Saw it twice.

  43. 43
    m Says:


    I agree.
    And where is Gary Oldman?

  44. 44
    STOLEN Says:


    Where is GARY OLDMAN?

  45. 45
    strange Says:

    You know why i don’t think the talented Gary Oldmen got nominated for an award because unlike the other actors his team did not campaign for the award now that’s what true actors do they act and awards don’t mean anything to them that’s why i respect actors like Gary

  46. 46
    sasha Says:

    Fiennes, Redgrave and Butler were robbed.

    What a disappointing lineup of nominations. How trite.

  47. 47
    solecito Says:

    @strange: Couldn’t agree more with you, so many talented actors are not even considered for an award. F*CK Clooney and Pitt and all the other self-absorbed tools, I won’t watch anything they’re on.

  48. 48
    Emma Says:

    It is all political. I really cannot believe that Gary Oldman wasn’t nominated. But happy for Michael Fassbender and Jessica Chastain.

  49. 49
    ytr Says:

    moneyballs $ucked A$$..worst, most boring movie everrrrrrrrrrrrr

  50. 50
    ytr Says:

    I fell asleep watching Moneyball and I saw it in the theater. First time I ever did that, and I have seen some bad movies in my lifetime. Its nomination is a disgrace!! I cannot believe Pitt actually stooped so low to star in that movie.

  51. 51

    I wouldn’t know, because your forgot to list three of the most important categories:

    Best Motion Picture – Drama
    Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
    Best Director

  52. 52
    WTH Says:

    How com jean dujardin is listed on here ??? LOL

  53. 53
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I saw Moneyball to see PSH play a coach. I did. And was not disappointed. He can do no wrong. Loved Jack Goes Boating!
    Hated the ending of Moneyball. The (real) man was an idiot. He could have moved his family east, put his daughter in a very good university, and it closes with someone else **spoilers** using his theory and he’s still schlepping ‘trying” with his team? Eh?
    I HATED her song, hated it! It was the worst message in a song ever. Depressing. Bad. Ugly. Mean.
    who thinks Pitt dialed it in

  54. 54
    Mo Says:

    I’m glad for Ryan Gosling and Leo, sad for Oldman.

  55. 55
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Think Jean is listed because he gave a completely transfixing performance in what pretty much amounts to a silent film? Who can do that these days, emote wordlessly to where it makes people sit up and take notice? More power to him!

  56. 56
    Amy Says:

    Michael Fassbender YES YES YES!!! And Game of Thrones!! OMG I’m so happy right now!!

  57. 57
    lauren Says:

    Michael Fassbender YES YES YES!!! And Game of Thrones!! OMG I’m so happy right now!! :D

  58. 58
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Do you really think Shame was a stretch for Michael? While I’m (very) happy for him, I feel it wasn’t such a hard role (for the most part) now that I’m back-tracking watching all his work.
    I mean the emotional scenes were, where he **spoiler** cracks up… okay, maybe it was! I’m very happy for him. I, as I said before, first ‘met’ him in this year’s amazing performance in Jane Eyre.
    who thinks Butler was interested in being involved with Games…

  59. 59
    Leonie Says:

    why didn’t Melissa McCarthy get nominated?? she is sooo good in Bridesmaids and Mike & Molly!!!!

    im sick of seeing people from 30 Rock and modern family getting nominated!!!

  60. 60
    ok Says:

    Game of thrones is drama?

  61. 61
    Hollywood Gossiper Says:

    Ditto on the oversight regarding Gary Oldman!!!!! And no nom for Vanessa Redgrave as Best Supporting Actress????

    I am sure Shame was no more of stretch for Fassy than Playing the Field for Gerry. And yet Mr. Butler tells Access Hollywood he is tired of being called naughty.

  62. 62
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    @Hollywood Gossiper:
    Why say that? What’s the purpose? I do not like to compare actors to actors or films to films. Each film is a fingerprint, different and unique.
    I’ve seen Shame, twice. It’s an amazingly revealing portrait of a man coming undone, and why. But it is the topic that might not get him his recognition, but anything is possible.
    Again, it’s an outstanding performance hand down. He captures you right away, but it is not a pretty picture or tale by any stretch of the imagination. It’s raw, gritty and often ugly in its portrayal of a brother who has to face up to failing her and why.
    Someone told me at the blog, “GG gets dinged with a reputation for being an award that can be ‘bought’. Hope that’s not the case.” Me as well!

  63. 63
    Frida Says:

    YAY Homeland! Best thing on TV right now.

  64. 64
    angierocks Says:

    Damn I was hoping Angie would be in the screenplay category,it’s all good. Congrats to the both of them!

  65. 65
    Ginger Says:

    Where are The Big Bang Theory nominations?!?!???!?!!

    Congratulations to Angelina’s movie and Brad Pitt!! Woo-hoo!

  66. 66
    Didi Says:

    What about Community?! New Girl is a cute show and all but nowhere near as great as Community IMO.

  67. 67
    Oh yeah Says:

    GerrysFascinatingWoman @ 12/15/2011

    Puleaseeee film critics had been praising brad’s acting … so get a life HAG you don’t know acting since your idol is Jennifer Aniston!!

  68. 68
    What! Says:

    Maybe Jolie’s film is really good, but it would help if someone has actually seen the movie. Same with the Decaprio nomination. I  can’t take the GGs seriously now. It’s more like the MTV awards for grown ups, but far worse. I think Jolie and Decaprio got the nomination, because they want him, her and the Pitt to turn up, to pull in a big audience. I’d be really embarrassed  if  I were them, very hollow victory – even if their movies are good.  That’s Hollywood for ya. And why the heck wasn’t Oldman nomination. GGs are a bag of old ****.

  69. 69
    Oh yeah Says:

    What! @ 12/15/2011 at 8:06 pm

    Geezz of course they’ve seen the movie .. why would they nominate a movie/actors/actress if they didn’t see their movies? Do some critical thinking ok????? And that’s also the reason why no nominations for Horrible Bosses because it suck big time!!!

  70. 70
    danielle Says:

    Why wasn’t Michael C. Hall nominated? Also bummed that Dexter was nominated for best tv show drama :(

  71. 71
    danielle Says:

    or I mean I”m bummed that it wasn’t nominated

  72. 72
    lizz Says:

    Hope the oscars get it right. Same old actors getting nominated. What about Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Melissa McCarthy?

  73. 73
    lizz Says:

    @What!: Definitely agree with you!!!

  74. 74
    ren Says:

    game of thrones <3

  75. 75
    Marie Says:

    Michael Fassbender <3

  76. 76
    nina Says:

    Way to go Angie!! Go my gal!!

  77. 77
    nina Says:

    Yaaap no 20!!! No award for mannistons’s mega nude shows?? She surely already has one -The man with the longest chin

  78. 78
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    @Oh yeah:
    My “idol” is Jennifer Aniston? LOL Since when? Really? Says were? Says who? You? Wrong be you! LOL, LOL, LOL
    Again… he dialed it in. Oh, he cut back some the animated stuff he’s known for like in Oceans. But he wasn’t all that good in Moneyball. Phillip can act circles around him. Actually Phillip would have been the better choice! See, I DO know acting! :o)

  79. 79
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I have a (another) fault. [sighs] I try not compare actors or their projects against each other. I try no matter whether one actor is preferred (by me) in some way over another. It just is not fair to them. As actors and as humans. Each come to their craft with different circumstances to draw from. Some wells are deeper than others.
    From Stage Door, “It is only after we have suffered that we can make an audience feel with us. It takes more than footlights and greasepaint. It takes heartbreak as well.”
    This is what makes Butler unique, he’s a lot to bring to his roles. He’s not the only actor with this characteristic, but those like Cruise, Pitt, DeCaprio and others trying and vying for to replace the DeNiro out there… I don’t see or feel anything from their performances, nothing… but in Machine Gun Preacher… you felt. He made you feel.

  80. 80
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I watched this last night. I canNOT believe what Woody did! WTH? That is so not the way to promote your work! That is so low rent!
    who was appalled

  81. 81
    Carol G Says:

    Where’s Ralph Fiennes in this list ? He’s one of the best actors I’ve ever seen…that’s no right

  82. 82
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    I stand corrected. I just read this and feel how can Michael not win? He nails this film exactly…
    who didn’t want to see it twice but had to because the two women next to talked the entire time

  83. 83
    Carol G Says:

    @Carol G:

  84. 84
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Will all my heart I want Michael Fassbender to sweep every Best Actor award this season. I do. I mean that. I’ll say as much at Shame’s message board too. Trust me, voices carry.
    That review brought the entire movie back in front of my eyes and teared me up.
    Unlike man, I see hope on his pale face at the end. And we all know, “Hope is the greatest weapon of all.”
    Also think Gerard Butler should have gotten a nomination. His excellent performance in Machine Gun Preacher is unforgettable. It’s just sad it wasn’t promoted better. Didn’t get seen more. But he has that under his belt. And, from what I recall, most –if not all– of his reviews were very, very good. He carried the movie. Everyone, including himself, should be proud! His best work is ahead of him.

  85. 85
    Jayla Says:

    I agree, Gary Oldman deserves a nod for Tinker Tailor Soilder Spy. The Descendants was such a snooze, I can’t believe that’s the frontrunning movie. There was nothing profound about Clooney’s performance.

  86. 86
    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    Oh but he teared up… and kissed the mouth of his dead wife! Sorry, nothing spectacular there. He was too handsome.
    Will see TTSS soon enough, but hear his performance is marred by a convoluted hard to follow story.
    I’m all behind Michael Fassbender for walking away with with a bust out unforgettable performance.

  87. 87
    Kevin Magnan Says:

    How could they leave out “BIg Bang”‘s Jim Parsons? Like Leonard was so much better than Sheldon this year. Bazinga!

  88. 88
    Kevin Magnan Says:

    How could they leave out “BIg Bang”‘s Jim Parsons? Like Leonard was so much better than Sheldon this year. Bazinga!

  89. 89
    What! Says:

    @ oh yeah

    I meant the films being seen by the film going public anywhere in the world, or critics, or film festivals. You tawt. 

  90. 90
    Alex Says:

    Congrats all around!
    So happy for Charlize Theron. Hopefully she continues like this at the academy awards.

  91. 91
    Lory Says:

    what about drive

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    Mar Says:

    Kate and Leo. <3

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