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Entertainment News: Golden Globe Nominations

George Clooney leads the cast of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants."
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George Clooney leads the cast of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants."

A Lot of White Males Nominated

More award news: The Golden Globes go Hollywood, which is no surprise for the Hollywood Foreign Press.

The small but influential (and some say easily influenced) Hollywood Foreign Press announced its nominations today and mainstream Hollywood fare like "The Help, "Hugo," "War Horse," and "Moneyball" top the list. This year also reveals a lot of films focused on white males both in front of and behind the camera.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization made up of international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 member and is best known for their annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year. The 69th Golden Globes will be held on January 15.


Here are the film nominations. You can find the TV nominations here.

Best Drama

"The Descendants"

"The Help"



"The Ides of March"


"War Horse"

Best Comedy/Musical


"The Artist"


"Midnight in Paris"

"My Week with Marilyn"

Best Animated Film


"The Adventures of Tintin"

"Puss in Boots"

"Winnie the Pooh"

"Arthur Christmas"

Best Actor in a Drama

George Clooney, "The Descendants"

Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"

Michael Fassbender, "Shame"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt nabs a Golden Globe nom for "50/50."
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt nabs a Golden Globe nom for "50/50."

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"

Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris"

Best Supporting Actor
 in a Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"

Albert Brooks, "Drive"

Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"

Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"

Best Actress in a Drama

Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"

Viola Davis, "The Help"

Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"

Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin"

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Jodie Foster, "Carnage"

Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"

Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"

Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

Kate Winslet, "Carnage"

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"

Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"

Jessica Chastain, "The Help"

Best Director

Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

George Clooney, "The Ides of March"

Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"

Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"

Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"