2013 Golden Globe Award Nominations

2012 Golden Globe Award nominations
Photo: RopeofSilicon / Brad Brevet

This morning Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms announced the 2013 Golden Globe Award nominations in 25 categories and while it's hard to be surprised by anything the Hollywood Foreign Press nominates, I have to say I didn't expect to see three nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Life of Pi saw some love in both Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director (Ang Lee) while the likes of Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) missed out in the Director category only to see their films nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).

The Actor categories weren't much of a surprise outside of the nomination for Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson, which is hardly receiving raves and to go with Murray over Omar Sy (The Intouchables) is just another piece of evidence of how much the HFPA loves celebrities.

Only surprise in the Actress category was Emily Blunt for Salmon Fishing for Actress (Comedy/Musical). My prediction was Leslie Mann (This is 40), but that fifth slot was a tough one for me. Admittedly, however, Blunt was never on my radar.

Nicole Kidman was nominated for the second day in a row for her performance in The Paperboy in the Best Supporting Actress category. Is there any chance she can sneak in for an Oscar?

I'm quite happy to see the love for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which was overlooked by the Screen Actors Guild yesterday morning as the film was nominated for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Screenplay and say both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

Django along with Argo received five nominations each, but the big winner was Lincoln with seven nominations. On the television side it was "Game Change" that was the big nominee getter with five total nominations over four for "Homeland". The Weinstein Co., big surprise, leads with 14 nominations, two of which being the Foreign Language nominees Kon-Tiki and The Intouchables.

Looking it over, my predictions weren't too bad, and if anyone out there predicted those Salmon Fishing nominations head straight to Vegas right now!

I have included all of the nominees directly below and will be back later today with a closer evaluation of the noms and possibly some updated Oscar predictions. You can check out all my current predictions here.

The 2013 Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live at 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. EST on January 13, 2013. The festivities will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and just like last year we will be here with a live blog and winners as always. If you've never tuned in for that, just click here to check out last year's coverage.

All of that said, here are the nominees...



  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty


  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook


  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight


  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea


  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Ewan McGregor, Salman Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson


  • Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Maggie Smith, Quartet
  • Meryl Streep, Hope Springs


  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained


  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy


  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained


  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph


  • Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Chris Terrio, Argo


  • Amour
  • A Royal Affiar
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon Tiki
  • Rust and Bone


  • Life of Pi
  • Argo
  • Anna Karenina
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Lincoln


  • "For You" from Act of Valor
  • "Not Running Anymore" from Stand Up Guys
  • "Safe and Sound" from The Hunger Games
  • "Skyfall" from Skyfall
  • "Suddenly" from Les Miserables

Cecil B. deMille Award

  • Jodie Foster

The television nominees are on the next page...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    This is my first year watching the announcement. I am excited

  • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

    I don't know if you were doing it before, but this updating thing is cool. I don't know another site that does it. They always just post them and that's the end of it.
    By doing it this way you get a little conversation with every category.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Kon-Tiki a surprise in foreign language? Hadn't even heard of it. Other 4 nominations to be expected (A Royal Affair, Intouchables, Amour, Rust + Bone)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      It's a Weinstein acquisition, don't be too surprised. :)

  • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

    "Hotel Transylvania" for Best Animated. Seriously?

  • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

    How Andrew Lincoln didn't get a nod for "The Walking Dead" is beyond me. Episode 4 ("Killer Within") alone was enough to warrant him some recognition.

    • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

      My fault; didn't realize it said 'Best Supporting'.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    A fair amount of nominations for Django so far. Christoph AND Leonardo... Hmm, could be a sign of things to come.

    AS, I'm sure you'll be happy about this =)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      Damn straight.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Best description: "Nicole Kidman got nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and she is a very big actress, and of course no one knows what the Paperboy is."

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Django baby, Django. QT FTW.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fan/ Fan

      I 2nd this.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Man, AS is going to be happy when he wakes up. Django came back swingin'

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      Oh! And there he is right above me

  • Ra

    Picture drama- Lincoln, life of pi, zero dark thirty, Argo and Django

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel + Salmon Fishing in the Yemen getting so much love... urgh.

    Only pleasant surprise why Richard Gere getting a nom for Arbitrage, easily the best thing about that film.

    Was Bill Murray any good in Hyde Park Brad? What a strange nomination. No Hooper for Director was good to see too.

    • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

      'Salmon' and 'Marigold' had some horrible endings, I don't understand it either, but that's the kind of 'surprises' that the globes always come with.

  • adu

    Nice to see love for Django, but Salmon Fishing!? It was an average movie and though there was nothing wrong with the acting, there was nothing coming even close to any award nomination.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      It's because Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt are in it.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

        And comedy/musical was weak this year. I mean, it was Les Mis and a funny non-comedy

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Salmon Finshing in the Yemen? I've only heard mixed things about that film. And Christoph Waltz got in, maybe he does have a shot.

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    Ignoring the ridiculous TV nominations (Mad Men snubbed for Homeland, Downton and Newsroom?), these nominations - as well as the Critics Choice noms - throw a few people into the Oscar conversation. Mainly Rachel Weisz and Nicole Kidman while strengthening Christoph Waltz and Richard Gere's positions. I also think Best Exotic Marigold Hotel could creep into the Best Picture race.

  • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

    I'm still cracking up over the "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" nod. Gotta love that HFPA wackiness.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      I think Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has become 'the Tourist' of this year.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

        To be fair Salmon Fishing isn't a bad movie..it's pretty average but The Tourist was simply awful.

        • Chris138

          Yeah, there's no comparison between Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and The Tourist. It's an unexpected nomination, especially since it came out pretty early in the year, but it's not bad a movie.

  • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

    I kind of enjoyed Marigold Hotel (if I don't think about the terrible ending) but all the praise its getting doesn't make any sense.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AndrewJ.S./ Andrew J.S.

      I think it's only only because of the cast.

      • http://cineenuruguay.blogspot.com/ Driver

        Yeah you're probably right.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    Jesus, who is getting that final spot on Best Supporting Actress? It isn't going to be Nicole Kidman...it can't be, right?

    • Chris138

      I doubt it. There are often at least one or two surprises in the acting categories with the Oscars.

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    Salmon Fishing wasn't a bad movie but it's crazy to see it getting nominated for anything, I had forgot it was even out this year. Such a shame that stuff like 21 Jump Street or Pitch Perfect were shut out in favour of middling dramedies like Salmon Fishing, Bernie or Best Exotic.

    • DavidG

      I actually thought Bernie was really well done. Not to the same caliber as these other movies, but pretty solid. Best Exotic was whimsical and enjoyable, but the movie itself was nothing fantastic. Some of the performances were award-worthy, but not the movie itself (see Murray in Hyde Park for similar thoughts). I agree with your surprise in Salmon Fishing though, while I don't remember hating it, I don't remember loving it. In fact, I don't remember it...which itself should be a testament to the movie caliber. I love Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor, but definitely not their best work--especially when their nominations snub some more deserving (there I go again with that word, Brad) performances.

  • Dennis

    Salmon Fishing was unwatchable

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    Life of Pi is in for best drama over The Master. I knew it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Very happy about the Rachel Weisz nomination. She's my pick for Best Actress.

    Seems like Kidman's getting a bump.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Hmm, happy to see the acting nominations for The Master, but annoyed that it got left out of Picture and Score. Not that it necessarily deserves Best Picture, but it is still one of the better films of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    At my worst, about 3 categories going 3/5. At my best, 5/5 in numerous categories. But I averaged mostly at 4/5

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ben/ Ben

    Pretty typical list for the GG. Wish the master would have gotten more and pretty happy with DU noms.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kylejames182/ kyle coley

    Rachel Weisz? really?

    • Will

      Rachel Weisz gave one of the best performances of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Looks like Django will make it into best picture i hope/think.

  • Newbourne

    Toby Jones, really???

    And Mad Men not getting a nomination? What's up with the Golden Globes? They've lost all credibility in my eyes.

  • D.A.M.

    It'll be Zero Dark Thirty or Lincoln for the win. Even though I wasn't the biggest fan of Django, I am happy to see it recognized because there are moments of greatness.

  • The New Guy

    Hmm... interesting list. Though I'm sure that AS is happy with the amount of nods Django got. But Salmon Fishing in the Yemen? I forgot that movie existed! How did THAT movie get more nods than Moonrise Kingdom?

    • Corbin (formerly The New Guy)

      Bleh- this is grammatically incorrect. I'm going to rephrase that for myself. Here goes...

      Hmm... interesting list. I'm sure AS is happy with all the nods Django got. But, why did Salmon Fishing in the Yemen get more nods than Moonrise Kingdom? I forgot that movie even existed.

      • DavidG

        I was really upset with the low showing for Moonrise Kingdom. By far one of my favorite comedies of the year. Really beautifully done, and absolutely better than Salmon Fishing. What a shame. I think I am going to go and watch Moonrise Kingdom again in protest. :-P

  • Jack

    Brad, who gets the Oscar nod Leo or Waltz

    • Chris138

      Perhaps both do.

  • Art

    Glad to see my boy Cumberbatch pick up his first Golden Globe nomination, everything he works in is good.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      I was shouting and running around with joy when they announced that one

  • Danny

    Another nomination for Naomi Watts. Wonder what it will take to for Brad to move her into the top five of his predictions. Probably will have to wait for the Academy to announce her name. ;-)

    • John

      None of the recent nominations seem to be honoring Tommy Lee Jones' terrific performance in Hope Springs. I remember when it premiered, the critics praised his work pretty much across the board, and many thought he would be a shoo-in for a Best Actor nomination. Now it seems that his performance in Lincoln has taken away any hope of a well deserved Best Actor nomination for Hope Springs. Guess it's another indication that if a film is released too early in the year, people forget about it. But it's a shame.

      • DavidG

        I mean, I see what you are saying, and he certainly was great in that, but come on: Daniel Day-Lewis, John Hawkes, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman. They all had stellar performances. I wouldn't see it as much a snub as a great performance in a surprisingly strong year for film.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

        The film polarized a lot of people, and he was already going to get that Supporting Actor spot

  • Raul

    Glad That Django in the nominees with five nominations, Suprised that Robert DeNiro didn't get a nomination

  • jj

    Kidman just hit the two most important televised precursors that one can hit. Of course she has a chance. More than a chance.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I'm as happy as AS about Django getting some nominations...finally. Although the GGs don't necessary help or hinder at all...Dicaprio was going to get a nomination just for his celebrity status and i'm sure the GG wanted to have QT around.

  • Unknown/Anonymous

    My predictions for the winners:

    Best Film Drama - Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty
    Best Film M/C - Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miz or Moonrise Kingdom
    Best Actor Drama - DDL for Lincoln or Joaquin Phoenix for The Master
    Best Actress Drama - Jessica Chastain for ZD30
    Best Actor M/C - Bradley Cooper for SLP
    Best Actress M/C - Jennifer Lawrence for SLP
    Best Director - Spielberg
    Best Screenplay - Tony Kushner for Lincoln
    Best Animated Film - Frankenweenie
    Best Original Score - John Williams for Lincoln
    Best Foreign Language film - Amour
    Not sure about Original Song

    • Stiggy

      Adele - Skyfall seems like the best bet.

  • Unknown/Anonymous

    Supporting Categories - Not sure since there is no clear frontrunner

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Wow, the Tarantino fanboys sure are out in force today. Let's remember that this is the HFPA, who love celebrities, and DO NOT vote for the Oscars. Tarantino won't nominated for Director (Hooper will), the film probably won't be nominated for Best Picture, Waltz definitely won't be up for supporting actor, and DiCaprio may not either, based on yesterday.

    Nothing way out of the ordinary in the noms...no Tourist, that's for sure. Salmon Fishing is surprising, but comedy is always weird because of the general lack of good mainstream comedies (and Salmon Fishing wasn't even mainstream). Gotta think Kidman is gonna snag the last supporting actress slot now. That screenplay category is loaded; I could see any of the five winning though Argo and Lincoln probably have slightly less of a chance. And I'm thinking this may be the year John Williams finally wins another Oscar...19 years after his last one.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      Correct. These Django noms change nothing (as far as the race is concerned).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Also surprised to not see a single nom for Game of Thrones.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      Yes. It's probably the best show on TV.

      • Stiggy

        I'd beg to differ. That honor would be either Top Gear, Countryfile or Pointless

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS


      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

        Maybe American. I think Sherlock holds that honor (although one could honor that is a miniseries/series of TV movies)

  • The Jackal

    I was really hoping for a surprise (can't believe it would've been one) Best Picture - Drama nomination for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Oh well, each nominee deserved its spot over Peter Jackson's latest. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the list.

    I do take issue with some of the TV nominations. No love at all for Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead?? Inexplicable.

    Thems the facts

  • Dale

    I know I promised to shut up about Rachel Weisz, but seeing her nominated for a Golden Globe restores my hopes that she might make it into the Oscar five.

    I also am happy to see Nicole Kidman being nominated again. She was a real knockout in "The Paperboy," possibly the best performance of her career.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HamzaZain/ Hamza Zain

    On the film side, I'm pretty damn surprised De Niro is not there. I figured Wallis would be overlooked for some big name actress, oh well. And yet again, Meryl Streep sneaks in there with a nomination.

    On the TV side, where the hell is Walking Dead? I know Thrones has been on hiatus for a while, which makes sense, but Andrew Lincoln was fantastic this season. And how were both Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad and Martin Freeman for Sherlock overlooked in the Supporting Actor category? I'd easily switch them with Danny Huston and Mandy Patinkin.

    • DavidG

      I am thrilled with the Mandy Patinkin nod actually, but I am with you on the Walking Dead bit. Andrew Lincoln is absolutely deserving, as is the Walking Dead as a whole. I am not surprised though am a little disappointed in the lack of Game of Thrones, as well as Aaron Paul not getting anything. But such is the nature of awards shows. Disappointing.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HamzaZain/ Hamza Zain

        I think Mandy Patinkin is fantastic on the show, but I just feel like with Homeland being this show that people are going nuts over, his nomination over the other two actors isn't right. Aaron Paul is constantly going toe-to-toe with Cranston and standing ground and Freeman is the heart of Sherlock.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      Martin Freeman should win. Period.

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

    Foreign Press loves QT so this ain't surprising, but given these results and Brad's glowing review, I'm pumped to see Tarantino's latest. Seeing Phoenix's name up there was nice too.

  • Simon

    Most probably, Lincoln has Best Picture sewn up for this and the Oscars, Amour has Foreign Film and Frankenweenie is likely for animation.