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The Golden Globes are totally in love with Ryan Gosling and Zooey Deschanel

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We’ve heard from various critical cabals and lollipop guilds, but now it’s time to get serious: The Golden Globe nominations are in, giving us a first glance at which stars will find their multimillion-dollar existences rendered absolutely meaningless after host Ricky Gervais suggests they are silly, and which studios will be accused of payola for getting their unworthy films on the list for recognition. Though, actually, the nominees are fairly unsurprising and controversy-free this year—there’s no star-baiting equivalent of The Tourist, for example, except that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association obviously wanted to make doubly sure that George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, and Zooey Deschanel showed up.


And of course, that’s only if you don’t count the snub of Breaking Bad for Best Drama Series (Kelsey Grammer’s Boss seems to have taken either its or Homeland's place—LIKE A BAUOSE) and whatever’s going on in Best Comedy Series, where newcomers Enlightened, Episodes, and New Girl have already accomplished in 12 episodes or less what Parks And Recreation and Community never could. A couple of surprises: The HFPA preferred Kristen Wiig over her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, The Guard’s Brendan Gleeson snuck into the Best Actor category, and Jonah Hill can now say he’s been in the same company as Kenneth Branagh, Albert Brooks, Christopher Plummer, and Viggo Mortensen. Anyway, here’s the list.

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
The Artist
Midnight In Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides Of March

Best Actress — Comedy
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Actor - Comedy
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson, Midnight In Paris

Best Actress - 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 Actor - Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides Of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, Ides Of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides Of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball

Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers Of War
In The Land Of Blood And Honey
The Kid With A Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In


Best Animated Feature
The Adventures Of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss In Boots

Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse

Best Original Song
“Hello Hello” (Elton John and Bernie Taupin), Gnomeo And Juliet
“The Keeper” (Chris Cornell), Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down” (Brian Byrne and Glenn Close), Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof” (Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, and Harvey Mason Jr.), The Help
“Masterpiece” (Madonna), W.E.



Best TV Series - Drama
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones


Best TV Series - Comedy
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Actress In A TV Series - Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation


Best Actress In A TV Series - Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actor In A TV Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammar, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland


Best Actor In A TV Series - Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family


Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Miniseries Or TV Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big To Fail


Best Actor In A Miniseries Or TV Movie
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress In A Miniseries Or TV Movie
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce