10 Things We Learned From The Golden Globe Nominations

December 15, 2011 By:
10 Things We Learned From The Golden Globe Nominations

It’s been a hectic week for awards season nominations. And the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards early Thursday morning.

The public couldn’t help but notice there were plenty of snubs, with people like Steven Spielberg's War Horse and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn being absent from the list. Hey, I guess they can't include everyone. Still, we can’t wait for the 2012 Golden Globe awards, and here are ten things we learned from the Golden Globe nominations.

This could be George Clooney’s first Best Director win: Clooney has won two Golden Globes in his career: one for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and another for Best Supporting Actor (Syriana). And while he was nominated for Best Director in 2005 (Golden Globes, Academy Awards, BAFTA), he hasn’t won in that category. The Ides of March might just turn that around for him.

Don’t wait till the last minute to debut a film : > ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ is a movie? Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks star in the post 9/11 movie that most of us have heard little about. It nabbed a best picture nod from the Critics’ Choice, but got ignored by the SAGs and Golden Globes. Let’s hope it fares better at the Oscars.

Melissa McCarthy got snubbed: Melissa won an Emmy this year and was just nominated for a SAG for Bridesmaids, but her name was surprisingly absent from the Globes. I’m not saying the Golden Globes don’t know comedy, but I mean, 30 Rock was also snubbed while the New Girl was nominated. I think that speaks for itself.

How to pronounce Martin Scorsese’s name when you’re Colombian: It’s something like, ‘Marteena Scorsays.’ Yeah, Sofia Vergara kind of butchered the director’s name. But I’m pretty sure Scorsese is just happy hearing his name uttered by the Colombian beauty, correctly pronounced or not.

The subject of gender roles was big this year: Glenn Close and Janet McTeer’s characters from Albert Nobbs were nominated, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of rumored-cross dresser J.Edgar Hoover.

‘The Artist’ will probably win Best Picture: This movie has dominated nominations and been buzzing since it’s release. With six Golden Globe nominations, The Artist is quite possibly this award seasons’ biggest contender. The silent throwback has a good chance of taking home the Oscar for Best Picture.

Ryan Gosling has truly arrived: Ryan was doing okay before 2011, but this year he’s really made a name for himself. Between his performance in Drive and his hotness in Crazy Stupid Love, Gosling has confirmed his status as talented Hollywood heartbreaker. He received a Golden Globe nomination for both roles.

Kelsey Grammer hasn’t gone anywhere: You know, Kelsey has done stuff besides The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lately. Grammer was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series for his work in the STARZ show, Boss.

Scorsese can do kids movies, too: By now, Martin Scorsese has solidified his name as one of Hollywood’s best directors. But after Hugo got a Golden Globe nod for Best Motion Picture, Scorsese proved that he can do more than R-rated mobster flicks.

Angelina Jolie really is a director: Despite In the Land of Blood and Honey being tangled in a pending lawsuit, Jolie still got a nod for Best Foregin Language Film. Pretty good for her first go at directing.