So the Golden Globes nominations have been announced (click here for the full list) and on top of my error in reversing the Best Actress categories (No, Winter's Bone is not a musical or a comedy), there were a few surprises in terms of snubs and nominees. But what surprised you the most?
Were you shocked at the number of nominations for Columbia's The Tourist? How about Johnny Depp getting a nomination for his role as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland?
I've seen True Grit and can tell you it's a very good movie and a very good western and yet it came out with zero nominations. Mike Leigh's critically acclaimed Another Year wasn't nominated for Best Picture (Drama), or script, or director, or even worse yet, Lesley Manville wasn't nominated at all.
Toy Story 3 wasn't nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), but The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, Red and Burlesque were. And I already mentioned the absence of 127 Hours and Danny Boyle in my nomination commentary.
Instead of Robert Duvall (Get Low) or Javier Bardem (Biutiful) being nominated for Best Actor (Drama) you have Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter). I've seen The Fighter and can tell you right now Wahlberg is good, but it's a role he could do in his sleep while the other two are actually acting.
Sally Hawkins not being nominated for Made in Dagenham is unfortunate, especially since the film was wrongly being pushed as a comedy which means she was overlooked for Emma Stone (Easy A), Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) and Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), the last of which is obviously the number one nomination that truly doesn't belong. For a sampling of what other critics, besides myself, thought of Jolie's Tourist performance give this a click. I was surprised how similar my opinion was with the collective.
Finally, in Supporting Actress, Mila Kunis (Black Swan) getting a nomination over Dianne Wiest (Rabbit Hole), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and/or Dale Dickey (Winter's Bone) is ridiculous. And that's just three names... I could go on and on and on.
How about you? What surprises you the most?
I guess we could sit back and say none of this matters and realize the Hollywood Foreign Press has been nominating people based on popularity for years, but at some point they have to realize what they're doing don't they?
Again, click here to check out the full list of nominees.