Golden Globe Nominations 2012: Movies & Television Awards Nominees Announced
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”) while his “Ides” director/co-star/writer scored nominations for four those categories: directing, writing and Best Picture for “Ides,” and acting for “The Descendants.”
“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.
“The Artist” was nominated for comedy/music acting, for both Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.
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.”