Golden Globe fever

Golden Globe fever

14 Jan - The awards season is here and as the critics make their best-of picks, it's finally time to see which films and players have wowed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 68th Annual Golden Globes Awards to be held on Sunday, 16 January 2011.

Natalie Portman for Best Actress in "Black Swan"?

Last year the fight was on with exes James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow battling it out with "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker". This year "The King's Speech" leads the pack with seven nominations pursued by "The Fighter" and "The Social Network" both with six nominations each.

Nicole Kidman has been nominated for best actress for her performance in "Rabbit Hole" alongside Natalie Portman for "Black Swan". Both movies are slated for February release in Singapore.

The Best Actors nominees included Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Colin Firth and Jesse Eisenberg.

The event is going to be hosted by Ricky Gervais while Blair Underwood, Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes will read off the nominees.

Annette Benning and Julianne Moore led the Best Actress, Comedy or Musical for their performance in "The Kids Are All Right", a movie that is scheduled for release in Singapore late February, pending classification from the MDA (Media Development Authority).

Annette Benning & Julianne Moore in "The Kids Are All Right"

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

As with every year, this year's Golden Globe nominations were filled with a handful of snubs and surprises -- results that made us scratch our head and say, "Wait a second ... What?" And it's no surprise that David Fincher got a directorial nomination, as 'Network' has been taking the Hollywood Best-Of world by storm while John Cameron Mitchell ("Rabbit Hole"), unfortunately, was left out.

Angelina Jolie can be a good actress but that she was nominated for her performance in the poorly reviewed 'Tourist' is surprising, to say the least.

The biggest snub is seen to be Coen Brothers' "True Grit" walking away with not even one nomination.

Tunes from 'Burlesque,' 'Tangled' and 'Country Strong' are no surprises in the Best Music category. "The Tourist" underperformed at the box office, didn't get great reviews but the international romantic-thriller is being considered as one of the strongest comedic films of the year.

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro

Miss/Mr.Golden Globe
Gia Mantegna

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Best Director - Motion Picture
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David Fincher - The Social Network
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter

Best Actress in a 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 Actor in a Motion Picture, 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 in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Anne Hathaway - Love and Other Drugs
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone - Easy A
Angelina Jolie - The Tourist

Best Supporting Actor in a 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 in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Mila Kunis - Black Swan
Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
127 Hours
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Bound to You - Burlesque
Coming Home - Country Strong
I See the Light - Tangled
There's a Place for Us - Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplot - 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 Television Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men
Piper Perabo - Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carell - The Office
Thomas Jane - Hung
Matthew Morrison - Glee
Jim Parsons - Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hope Davis - Special Relationship
Jane Lynch - Glee
Kelly McDonald - Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles - Dexter
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan - Hawaii Five-0
Chris Noth - The Good Wife
David Straithairn - Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
Chris Colfer - Glee

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette - United States of Tara
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Laura Linney - The Big C
Lea Michelle - Glee

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack
The Pillars of the Earth

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Dennis Quaid - The Special Relationship
Ian McShane - The Pillars of the Earth
Édgar Ramírez - Carlos
Al Pacino - You Don't Know Jack
Idris Elba - Luther

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes - Temple Grandin
Hayley Atwell - The Pillars of the Earth
Jennifer Love Hewitt - The Client List
Judi Dench - Return to Cranford
Romola Gara - Emma