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