The 2012-2013 movie awards season is in full swing with the Golden Globes nominations which were announced this morning.
Once again people from all over the world will be tracing the major nominees and winners in the run-up to the final awards of the season, the Oscars, in prestigious categories such as best actor and actress, director, film and screenplay.
So far winners have been announced for the New York Film Critics, LA Film Critics and European Film Awards. Nominations for the Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild are already revealed, The Guardian writes.
However, the categories that have been left out – like the best cinematographer, short film and editing – have been ignored because as they aren’t presented in sufficient award ceremonies to warrant a comparison.
So the question arises: which pictures, actors and movie crews have been nominated for the Golden Globe awards this year?
Presidential biopic “Lincoln” tops the list as it’s nominated for seven awards including best drama, best director (Steven Spielberg) and best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).
Ben Affleck’s offering “Argo” has five nominations including best director for the actor.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest picture, “Django Unchained” has also earned five nominations including two best supporting actor nominations; Leonardo Dicaprio and Christopher Waltz.
“Les Miserables”, directed by British director Tom Hooper who has already become a winner at the Golden Globe awards for “King’s Speech”, has four nominations.
The movie is nominated for best musical or comedy film, best actor (Hugh Jackman), best supporting actress (Anne Hathaway) and best song.
Silver Linings “Playbook” will compete for best actor for Bradley Cooper and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
As The Washington Post reports, Richard Gere was nominated for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of a financially and morally bankrupt businessman in “Arbitrage.”
The “Mummy” star, Rachel Weisz, will possibly become the best dramatic actress race for her finely calibrated but under-the-radar performance in “The Deep Blue Sea.”
There is also the big snub in the television category: no best drama nomination for “Mad Men.”
However, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” last year’s winner “Homeland”and newcomer “The Newsroom” will vie for that honor.
‘Homeland” co-creator/executive producer Howard Gordon said in a statement, “It’s a been a great year for television and to be recognized by the HFPA in the company of such extraordinary nominees is an incredible thrill.”
He added, “We’re grateful to all the other shows on television for raising the standards each year and to everyone involved with ‘Homeland’ – from the cast and crew to Showtime and Fox 21 for their hard work, creativity and support.”
“Mad Men” hasn’t got into the category last year but only because it wasn’t eligible, as Season 5 had not yet aired.
The best TV musical or comedy contenders are: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Episodes,” “Girls,” “Modern Family” and, in something of a surprise, NBC’s “Smash.”
Steven Spielberg, who is one of the executive producers on “Smash”, reacted to the show’s nomination, “Everyone who is involved with ‘Smash’ whether on the outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the aisles this morning on this wonderful news.”
The owners of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards will be announced in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 13. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are tapped as the hosts, Ace Showbiz informs.