2012 Golden Globes Nominations List

December 15, 2011 By:
2012 Golden Globes Nominations List

The Golden Globe Nominations have just been announced, and there's plenty to look forward to this year.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling are absolutely killing it in the nominations this award season, and it's well-deserved. Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close are also all in the spotlight.

The nominations closely resembled the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which were announced on Wednesday. The Globes also recognize directors, and Woody Allen, George Clooney, Martin Scorsese, Michal Hazanavicius and Alexander Payne were all nominated in that category for their work in Midnight in Paris, the Ides of March, Hugo, The Artist and The Descendants, respectively.

Hollyscoop talked to 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara about her nomination just moments after her name was announced and she told us: "Of course life is crazy, there's things professionally that are happening to me that I never thought [could] occur to m. It was never a dream or anything. To be part of a show like 'Modern Family' is already an award [and] to be nominated on top of this is...I cannot believe it."

Ricky Gervais is returning as host for the third time despite hurting some feelings in Hollywood. After it was announced he would be turning, Ricky immediately took his naughtiness to Twitter:

"Just told Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed (true)."

He later warned: "@piersmorgan: BOOM! @rickygervais back hosting Golden Globes. Be afraid, Hollywood egos, be very afraid.” It's gonna be biblical."

Wait..you can tag yourself in a Tweet?

Piers Morgan responded: "Dear @rickygervais - please can I have the first 'Sorry if I offended anyone' interview after the 2012 Golden Globes, like last time?"

Gervais responded: "@piersmorgan I'll escape to New York straight after. See you there."

I'm not sure what I'm looking more forward to—the awards or Ricky Gervais' jokes.

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Sunday, January 15, 2012.

Best Drama

The Descendants

The Help


The Ides of March


War Horse

Best Comedy/Musical


The Artist


Midnight in Paris

My Week with Marilyn

Best Actress in a Drama

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Jodie Foster, Carnage

Charlize Theron, Young Adult

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks, Drive

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

George Clooney, The Ides of March

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

David Duchovny, Californication

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness