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Friday, December 16, 2011

Golden Globe Nominations 2012 Awards Announced

The Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards. 

The first Golden Globe Awards were held in 1944, at the 20th Century Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies would be held at various venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Golden Globe Nominations 2012: Movies & Television Awards Nominees Announced 

It’s that most wonderful day of the year, Golden Globe nominations, day, when we learn who will be Ricky Gervais’ new crop of victims on Jan.15, as he hosts the Most Important Trophy Show for No Particular Reason, live, on NBC.

Awards season kicked off in earnest on Thursday morning with the announcement of the 2012 Golden Globe nominations.

There were a lot of big names, but few sure things, amongst this year's contenders for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's television and movie awards. Ryan Gosling scored big, with nominations for Best Actor in both comedy and drama-"Crazy, Stupid, Love." and "The Ides of March "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara scored a Best Actress, Drama nomination, as did Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Viola Davis for "The Help." Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer also received nominations for "The Help," which itself was nominated for Best Picture, Drama. 

As for TV, surprise picks abound: NBC's "Parks and Recreation" did not get a look for Best Comedy, though star Amy Poehler got nominated. Defending Emmy winner Jim Parsons got overlooked for "The Big Bang Theory."

Golden Globe nominations: ‘New Girl,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ pick up nods.

The fresh blood includes Zooey Deschanel, Laura Dern and Matt LeBlanc — their series “New Girl”, “Enlightened,” and “Episodes” are among the nominated shows for best comedy series. Good luck, guys!

Golden Globe Nominations Go to ‘The Help,’ ‘The Descendants,’ ‘The Artist’
2012 Golden Globe Awards Contenders.

It's that time of year again.  That brief period where the worlds of movies and television form a cohesive union to get wasted at the expense of a relatively small group of International journalists.  But, before filmmakers, actors, actresses, studio and network executives head to the Beverly Hilton's grand ballroom in January.

The biggest mystery about the Golden Globes year in and year out is how such stinkin’ terrible movies often get nominated! Now we know it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and not actual industry people doing the nominated, but really — did you see “The Tourist?” 

Was it not one of the worst movies of the year? My husband and I blew a rare date night on this mess, and I admit I’m still bitter.