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Golden Globe Nominations 2011

Updated on April 16, 2014

It's nearly movie award time again and the nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards have just been announced. Katie Holmes, Blair Underwood and Josh Duhamel helped announce the 2011 Golden Globe nominees on 14th December at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The Golden Globe Awards has been arranged to take place on Sunday 16th January, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton, and the host will be British comedian Ricky Gervais. British film, The King's Speech is in the running to pick up an award with seven nominations in total, with The Social Network, Black Swan, The Fighter and The Kids Are All Right also ranking high. Colin Firth who stars in The King's Speech, which is being released in America over the Christmas holidays and in the UK on 7th January, is up for Best Actor, and he's up against James Franco who stars in 127 Hours, which has also recieved three nominations for a Golden Globe Award, and Jesse Eisenberg who starred in The Social Network. Best Actress could go to the likes of Halle Berry for her role in Frankie and Alice, or Nicole Kidman who starred in the film Rabbit Hole. There was no surprise that the much loved Toy Story 3 has gained a nomination in the Animated Film Catagory, and Glee and Dexter have ranked highly in the Television Catagories. The biggest surprises of this year's nominations is that True Grit, a film that gained good reviews and was considered to be an award winner, gained no nominations for a Golden Globe, and the fact that thriller film, The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, is up for three nominations, but recieved poor reviews after it's release last week. Also the nominees in the Musical/Comedy Catagory haven't gone down too well, with The Tourist, Burlesque, Red and Alice In Wonderland all recieving average reviews. There is always speculation and debates about Golden Globe nominations, with shock and surprise thrown in, which makes the Golden Globe Awards as exciting as they are. The Golden Globe Awards give us some idea as to who will be in the running for an Oscar Award, which will be the next major movie event held in February 2011. It's certainly going to be interesting to see which films take away the awards next year at one of the biggest movie award ceremonies the world has to offer.

The King's Speech

The Social Network


Alice In Wonderland


Toy Story 3

The Kids Are All Right

The Good Wife

Here is the Full List of Nominations for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards

For Movies:

Best Motion Picture ~ Drama

  • The King's Speech
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Social Network

Best Motion Picture ~ Musical or Comedy

Best Director

  • Tom Hooper ~ The King's Speech
  • Darren Aronfsky ~ Black Swan
  • Christopher Nolan ~ Inception
  • David O. Russell ~ The Fighter
  • David Fincher ~ The Social Network

Best Actor ~ Motion Picture Drama

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

Best Actor ~ 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 Actress ~ 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 Acress ~ Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

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

Best Supporting Actor ~ Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale ~ The Fighter
  • Michael Douglas ~ Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Andrew Garfield ~ The Social Network
  • Jeremy Renner ~ The Town
  • Geoffrey Rush ~ The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress ~ Motion Picture

  • Melissa Leo ~ The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter ~ The King's Speech
  • Mila Kunis ~ Black Swan
  • Amy Adams ~ The Fighter
  • Jacki Weaver ~ Animal Kingdom

Best Screenplay

  • Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy ~ 127 Hours
  • Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg ~ The Kids Are All Right
  • Chrostopher Nolan ~ Inception
  • David Seidler ~ The King's Speech
  • Aaron Sorkin ~ The Social Network

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat ~ The King's Speech
  • Danny Elfman ~ Alice In Wonderland
  • A.R. Rahman ~ 127 Hours
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross ~ The Social Network
  • Hans Zimmer ~ Inception

Best Original Song

  • Bound To You (written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler) ~ Burlesque
  • Coming Home (written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges) ~ Country Strong
  • I See The Light (written by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater) ~ Tangled
  • There's a Place for Us (written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey) ~ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • You Haven't Seen the Last of Me (written by Diane Warren) ~ Burlesque

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Biutiful
  • The Concert
  • The Edge
  • I Am Love
  • In a Better World

Best Animated Film

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

For Television:

Best Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

Best Comedy Series

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

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi ~ Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston ~ Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall~ Dexter
  • Jon Hamm ~ Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie ~ House

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series

  • Julianna Margulies ~ The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss ~ Mad Men
  • Piper Perabo ~ Covert Affairs
  • Katey Sagal ~ The Closer
  • Kyra Sedgwick ~ The Closer

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series

  • Toni Collette ~ The United State of Tara
  • Edie Falco ~ Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey ~ 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney ~ The Big C
  • Lea Michele ~ Glee

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin ~ 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell ~ The Office
  • Thomas Jane ~ Hung
  • Matthew Morrison ~ Glee
  • Jim Parsons ~ The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Carlos ~ Sundance Channel
  • The Pacific ~ HBO
  • Temple Grandin ~ HBO
  • You Don't Know Jack ~ HBO
  • Pillars of the Earth ~ Starz

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • 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 Motion picture made for Television

  • 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 Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Scott Caan ~ Hawaii Five-O
  • Chris Colfer ~ Glee
  • Chris Noth ~ The Good Wife
  • Eric Stonestreet ~ Modern Family
  • David Strathairn ~ Temple Grandin

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Hope Davis ~ The Special Relationship
  • Jane Lynch ~ Glee
  • Kelly Macdonald ~ Boadwalk Empire
  • Julia Stiles ~ Dexter
  • Sofia Vergara ~ Modern Family


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      ianb56 7 years ago

      inception is a good one, lets see who gets the big prize!

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      GJ56 7 years ago

      Hi, Yeah Inception was good, and Leo good in it...seems theres quite a bit of speculation this year regarding the nominees! There seems to be some in there that the public are a bit confused about as they actually got bad or average reviews. Can't wait for the awards! Thanks for your comment : )

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      rotl 7 years ago from Florida

      I hope inception wins best picture. Leo should have been nominated for best actor.