Golden Globes “Payola” Suit Settled

Hollywood, CA: February 20, 2013

The Wrap reports that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its former publicist, the Michael Russell Group, have reached a settlement in a lawsuit that stretched for two years and contained blockbuster allegationsgoldenglobestatuedark_620_011113post of corruption and fraud against the group the runs the Golden Globe Awards.

News of a deal came in a California Superior Court filing last week, in which the plaintiff’s attorney asked to vacate a jury trial set for April 29.

On the eve of the 2011 Golden Globes, Russell sued the HFPA for $2 million in lost salary and additional damages. In his suit, he alleged that the group’s members accepted money, vacations, and gifts from studios in exchange for nominating their films; sold media credentials for profit; and accepted payment from studios and producers in return for lobbying other members to nominate their films.

A month later, the HFPA countersued Russell  for breach of contract, trading on the organization’s name and accepting payola. In that suit, the group alleged that Russell attempted to get InStyle to pay $10,000 for a client that loaned furniture for its presenter’s lounge and tried to enlist the HFPA in a shady celebrity fundraiser to raise money for Haitian Earthquake relief.

It is not clear if the HFPA has dropped its countersuit as part of the settlement.

The recent years have been litigious ones for the organization behind the Globes. In addition to the legal standoff with Russell, the HFPA was engaged in a protracted court battle with the producer of its annual telecast, Dick Clark Productions, over control of the television rights to its broadcast. The HFPA alleged that the company had negotiated a new contract to air the Golden Globes with NBC without its consent, but a California judge found otherwise and ruled last April in Dick Clark Productions’ favor.

Argo and Les Miz Win Best Picture at 2013 Golden Globes

January 14, 2013

It was a colorful star-studded night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills as the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Argo” surprised many by grabbing Best Motion Picture over “Lincoln” and Ben Affleck, who was snubbed by the Academy Awards this past Tuesday got some vindication by winning Best Director againaffleck-onstage-4_3_r536_c534 for “Argo.”

Jody Foster in a sometimes incoherent but emotional speech came out as a lesbian after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Here is the full list of the winners and nominees.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

ARGO
Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

DJANGO UNCHAINED
The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company/Sony
Pictures Releasing

LIFE OF PI
Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox

LINCOLN
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox; Touchstone Pictures

ZERO DARK THIRTY
Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

JESSICA CHASTAIN, “ZERO DARK THIRTY”

MARION COTILLARD, “RUST AND BONE”

HELEN MIRREN, “HITCHCOCK”

NAOMI WATTS, “THE IMPOSSIBLE”

RACHEL WEISZ, “THE DEEP BLUE SEA”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, “LINCOLN”

RICHARD GERE, “ARBITRAGE”

JOHN HAWKES, “THE SESSIONS”

JOAQUIN PHOENIX, “THE MASTER”

DENZEL WASHINGTON, “FLIGHT”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures

LES MISERABLES
Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions;
Universal Pictures

MOONRISE KINGDOM
Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
CBS Films; CBS Films

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR
MUSICAL

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”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY
OR MUSICAL

JACK BLACK, “BERNIE”

BRADLEY COOPER, “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

HUGH JACKMAN, “LES MISERABLES”

EWAN MCGREGOR, “SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN”

BILL MURRAY, “HYDE PARK ON HUDSON”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BRAVE
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

FRANKENWEENIE
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Paramount Pictures

WRECK-IT RALPH
Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

AMOUR
Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics

A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK)
(En kongelig affære)
Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures

THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE)
(Les Intouchables)
The WeinstenCompany, Quad Productions, Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Ten
Films, Chaocorp; The Weinstein Company

KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK)
Nordisk Film Production, Recorded Picture Company

RUST AND BONE (FRANCE)
(De rouille et d’os)
Page 114, Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

AMY ADAMS, “THE MASTER”

SALLY FIELD, “LINCOLN”

ANNE HATHAWAY, “LES MISERABLES”

HELEN HUNT, “THE SESSIONS”

NICOLE KIDMAN, “THE PAPERBOY”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

ALAN ARKIN, “ARGO”

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, “THE MASTER”

TOMMY LEE JONES, “LINCOLN”

CHRISTOPH WALTZ, “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

BEN AFFLECK, “ARGO”

KATHRYN BIGELOW, “ZERO DARK THIRTY”

ANG LEE, “LIFE OF PI”

STEVEN SPIELBERG, “LINCOLN”

QUENTIN TARANTINO, “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

MARK BOAL, “ZERO DARK THIRTY”

TONY KUSHNER, “LINCOLN”

DAVID O

RUSSELL, “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

QUENTIN TARANTINO, “DJANGO UNCHAINED”

CHRIS TERRIO, “ARGO”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

MYCHAEL DANNA, “LIFE OF PI”

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, “ARGO”

DARIO MARIANELLI,  “ANNA KARENINA”

TOM TYKWER, JOHNNY KLIMEK, REINHOLD HEIL, “CLOUD ATLAS”

JOHN WILLIAMS, “LINCOLN”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“FOR YOU,” ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban

“NOT RUNNING ANYMORE,” STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi
Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi

“SAFE & SOUND,” THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett

“SKYFALL,” SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth
Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth

“SUDDENLY,” LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BREAKING BAD
Sony Pictures Television

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
HBO
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

HOMELAND
SHOWTIME
Showtime, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet,
Fox 21

THE NEWSROOM
HBO Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA

CONNIE BRITTON, “NASHVILLE”

GLENN CLOSE, “DAMAGES”

CLAIRE DANES, “HOMELAND”

MICHELLE DOCKERY, “DOWNTON ABBEY”

JULIANNA MARGULIES, “THE GOOD WIFE”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

STEVE BUSCEMI, “BOARDWALK EMPIRE”

BRYAN CRANSTON, “BREAKING BAD”

JEFF DANIELS, “THE NEWSROOM”

JON HAMM, “MAD MEN”

DAMIAN LEWIS, “HOMELAND”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS
Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

EPISODES
SHOWTIME
Showtime, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

GIRLS
HBO
Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO
Entertainment

MODERN FAMILY
ABC
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

SMASH
NBC
Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ZOOEY DESCHANEL, “THE NEW GIRL”

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, “VEEP”

LENA DUNHAM, “GIRLS”

TINA FEY, “30 ROCK”

AMY POEHLER, “PARKS & RECREATION”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ALEC BALDWIN, “30 ROCK”

DON CHEADLE, “HOUSE OF LIES”

LOUIS C.K., “LOUIE”

MATT LEBLANC, “EPISODES”

JIM PARSONS, ” THE BIG BANG THEORY”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

GAME CHANGE
HBO
Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

THE GIRL
HBO
A Wall to Wall, Warner Bros Entertainment GmbH, Moonlighting and BBC
Production in association with HBO Films

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
Thinkfactory Media in association with History

THE HOUR
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production

POLITICAL ANIMALS
USA NETWORK
Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner
Horizon Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

NICOLE KIDMAN, “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN”

JESSICA LANGE, “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”

SIENNA MILLER, “THE GIRL”

JULIANNE MOORE, “GAME CHANGE”

SIGOURNEY WEAVER, “POLITICAL ANIMALS”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

KEVIN COSTNER, “HATFIELDS & MCCOYS”

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, “SHERLOCK”

WOODY HARRELSON, “GAME CHANGE”

TOBY JONES, “THE GIRL”

CLIVE OWEN, “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

HAYDEN PANETTIERE, “NASHVILLE”

ARCHIE PANJABI, “THE GOOD WIFE”

SARAH PAULSON, “GAME CHANGE”

MAGGIE SMITH, “DOWNTON ABBEY”

SOFIA VERGARA, “MODERN FAMILY”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

MAX GREENFIELD, “THE NEW GIRL”

ED HARRIS, “GAME CHANGE”

DANNY HUSTON, “MAGIC CITY”

MANDY PATINKIN, “HOMELAND”

ERIC STONESTREET, “MODERN FAMILY”

2013 Golden Globe Nominations–the full list

Hollywood: 12/13/12

The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe awards are here. It was a good morning for such awards front-runners as “Argo” and “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi” and a rough one for contenders like “This Is 40,” the Judd Apatow comedy that was shut out.

There were also some surprises, like the nomination of Richard Gere for “Arbitrage” and Jackk Black for “Bernie.”

Here’s a look at what films and performances the Hollywood Foreign Press Association singled out as the year’s best.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
ARGO
Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
DJANGO UNCHAINED
The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company/Sony Pictures Releasing
LIFE OF PI
Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox
LINCOLN
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox; Touchstone Pictures
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
JESSICA CHASTAIN, ZERO DARK THIRTY
MARION COTILLARD, RUST AND BONE
HELEN MIRREN, HITCHCOCK
NAOMI WATTS, THE IMPOSSIBLE
RACHEL WEISZ, THE DEEP BLUE SEA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, LINCOLN
RICHARD GERE, ARBITRAGE
JOHN HAWKES, THE SESSIONS
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, THE MASTER
DENZEL WASHINGTON, FLIGHT

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures
LES MISERABLES
Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions; Universal Pictures
MOONRISE KINGDOM
Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
CBS Films; CBS Films
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
EMILY BLUNT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
JUDI DENC THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
MAGGIE SMITH, QUARTET
MERYL STREEP, HOPE SPRINGS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
JACK BLACK, BERNIE
BRADLEY COOPER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
HUGH JACKMAN, LES MISERABLES
EWAN MCGREGOR, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
BILL MURRAY, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BRAVE
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
FRANKENWEENIE
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Paramount Pictures
WRECK-IT RALPH
Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
AMOUR (AUSTRIA)
Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics
A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK) (En kongelig affære)
Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE) (Les Intouchables)
The Weinsten Company, Quad Productions, Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Ten Films, Chaocorp; The Weinstein Company
KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK)
Nordisk Film Production, Recorded Picture Company
RUST AND BONE (FRANCE) (De rouille et d’os)
Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
AMY ADAMS, THE MASTER
SALLY, FIELD LINCOLN
ANNE HATHAWAY, LES MISERABLES
HELEN HUNT, THE SESSIONS
NICOLE KIDMAN, THE PAPERBOY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ALAN ARKIN, ARGO
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, DJANGO UNCHAINED
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, THE MASTER
TOMMY LEE JONES, LINCOLN
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
BEN AFFLECK, ARGO
KATHRYN BIGELOW, ZERO DARK THIRTY
ANG LEE, LIFE OF PI
STEVEN SPIELBERG, LINCOLN
QUENTIN TARANTINO, DJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
MARK BOAL, ZERO DARK THIRTY
TONY KUSHNER, LINCOLN
DAVID O. RUSSELL, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
QUENTIN TARANTINO, DJANGO UNCHAINED
CHRIS TERRIO, ARGO

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
MYCHAEL DANNA, LIFE OF PI
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, ARGO
DARIO MARIANELLI, ANNA KARENINA
TOM TYKWER, CLOUD ATLAS
JOHNNY KLIMEK, REINHOLD HEIL
JOHN WILLIAMS, LINCOLN

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
FOR YOU, ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
NOT RUNNING ANYMORE, STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
SAFE & SOUND, THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
SKYFALL, SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
SUDDENLY, LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

TELEVISION
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BREAKING BAD, AMC
Sony Pictures Television
BOARDWALK EMPIRE, HBO
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2, PBS
A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
HOMELAND, SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
THE NEWSROOM, HBO
HBO Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
CONNIE BRITTON, NASHVILLE
GLENN CLOSE, DAMAGES
CLAIRE DANES, HOMELAND
MICHELLE DOCKERY, DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
STEVE BUSCEMI, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD
JEFF DANIELS, THE NEWSROOM
JON HAMM, MAD MEN
DAMIAN LEWIS, HOMELAND

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
THE BIG BANG THEORY, CBS
Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
EPISODES, SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
GIRLS, HBO
Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
MODERN FAMILY, ABC
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
SMASH, NBC
Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ZOOEY DESCHANEL, NEW GIRL
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, VEEP
LENA DUNHAM, GIRLS
TINA FEY, 30 ROCK
AMY POEHLER, PARKS AND RECREATION

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK
DON CHEADLE, HOUSE OF LIES
LOUIS C.K., LOUIE
MATT LEBLANC, EPISODES
JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
GAME CHANGE, HBO
Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
THE GIRL, HBO
A Wall to Wall, Warner Bros Entertainment GmbH, Moonlighting and BBC Production in association with HBO Films
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, HISTORY
Thinkfactory Media in association with History
THE HOUR, BBC AMERICA
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production
POLITICAL ANIMALS, USA NETWORK
Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
NICOLE KIDMAN, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN
JESSICA LANGE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
SIENNA MILLER, THE GIRL
JULIANNE MOORE, GAME CHANGE
SIGOURNEY WEAVER, POLITICAL ANIMALS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KEVIN COSTNER, HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE)
WOODY HARRELSON, GAME CHANGE
TOBY JONES, THE GIRL
CLIVE OWEN, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
HAYDEN PANETTIERE, NASHVILLE
ARCHIE PANJABI, THE GOOD WIFE
SARAH PAULSON, GAME CHANGE
MAGGIE SMITH, DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MAX GREENFIELD, NEW GIRL
ED HARRIS, GAME CHANGE
DANNY HUSTON, MAGIC CITY
MANDY PATINKIN, HOMELAND
ERIC STONESTREET, MODERN FAMILY

 

THE 2009 RAZZIE NOMINATIONS ARE HERE

The Razzie nominations were announced for 2009, and there were many bad pictures and performances to choose from.

John Wilson, Razzie president and founder, tells the L.A. Times that 2009 was such a banner year john-wilson-presents-the-001for bad movies that the Razzies considered expanding their worst-picture list to 10 nominees like the Oscars’ best-picture list, “but then I realized that our membership is only one-tenth of the academy, and it would have no meaning. It would be just like the Golden Globes, where a movie can win with only 17 votes.”

If the Razzies had expanded its top category, “Twilight: New Moon” would’ve been nominated for worst picture since it came in sixth place in the voting, so alas, it got snubbed.

Here is the complete list of nominations.

WORST PICTURE OF 2009
“All About Steve”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Old Dogs”"
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (a.k.a. “Trannies, Too”)

WORST ACTOR OF 2009
All Three Jonas Brothers, “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience”
Will Ferrell, “Land of the Lost”
Steve Martin, “Pink Panther 2″
Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That”
John Travolta, “Old Dogs”

WORST ACTRESS Of 2009
Beyonce, “Obsessed”
Sandra Bullock, “All About Steve”
Myley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Megan Fox, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”

WORST SCREEN COUPLE OF 2009
Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience”
Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, “All About Steve”
Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or “Comic Riff,” “Land of the Lost”
Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2009
Candice Bergen, “Bride Wars”
Ali Larter, “Obsessed”
Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe”
Kelly Preston,”Old Dogs”
Julie White (as Mom), “Trannies, Too”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2009
Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Hugh Hefner (as himself), “Miss March”
Robert Pattinson, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), “Land of the Lost”
Marlon Wayans, “G.I. Joe”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL (COMBINED CATEGORY FOR 2009)
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Pink Panther 2″ (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
“Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST DIRECTOR OF 2009
Michael Bay, “Trannies, Too”
Walt Becker, “Old Dogs”
Brad Silberling, “Land of the Lost”
Stephen Sommers, “G.I. Joe”
Phil Traill, “All About Steve”

WORST SCREENPLAY OF 2009
“All About Steve,” screenplay by Kim Barker
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Characters.
“Land of the Lost,” written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft’s TV series
“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures
“Twilight Saga: New Moon,” screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE (3 SPECIAL 30TH RAZZIE-VERSARY AWARDZ)
“Battlefield Earth” (2000) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, “winner” of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
“Freddy Got Fingered” (2001) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five
“Gigli” (2003) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
“I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of eight
“Swept Away” (2002) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE
Ben Affleck — (Nominated for nine “achievements,”winner” of two Razzies) “Daredevil,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Paycheck,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Surviving Christmas”
Eddie Murphy — (Nominated for 12 “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “I Spy,” “Imagine That,” “Meet Dave,” “Norbit,” “Showtime”
Mike Myers — (Nominated for four “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies), “Cat in the Hat,” “The Love Guru”
Rob Schneider — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of one Razzie) “The Animal,” “Benchwarmers,” “Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “The Hot Chick,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “Little Man,” “Little Nicky”
John Travolta — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of the Razzies) “Battlefield Earth,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “Lucky Numbers,” “Old Dogs,” “Swordfish”

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE
Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), “Glitter”
Paris Hilton (Nominated for five “Achievements,” “Winner” of four Razzies) “The Hottie & The Nottie,” “House of Whacks,” “Repo: The Genetic Opera”
Lindsay Lohan — (Nominated for five “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “I Know Who Killed Me,” “Just My Luck”
Jennifer Lopez — (Nominated for nine “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies) “Angel Eyes,” “Enough,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Monster-in-Law,” “The Wedding Planner”
Madonna — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of four Razzies) “Die Another Day,” “The Next Best Thing,” “Swept Away”

Golden Globes 2010

Here are the complete list of nominees and winners (in bold) of the 2010 Golden Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, January 17, 2010.

Best motion picture — drama:

“Avatar”*

“The Hurt Locker”

“Inglourious Basterds”

“Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire ”

“Up in the Air”

Best motion picture — comedy or musical:

“(500) Days of Summer”

“The Hangover”*

“It’s Complicated”

“Julie & Julia”

“Nine”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — drama:

Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”

Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”*

Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”

Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — drama:

Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”*

George Clooney, “Up in the Air”

Colin Firth, “A Single Man”

Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”

Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — comedy or musical:

Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”

Marion Cotillard, “Nine”

Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”

Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”*

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — comedy or musical:

Matt Damon, “The Informant!”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”

Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”*

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”

Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

Best animated feature film:

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

“Coraline”

“Fantastic Mr. Fox”

“The Princess and the Frog”

“Up”*

Best foreign language film:

“Baaria” (Italy)

“Broken Embraces” (Spain)

“The Maid” (Chile)

“A Prophet” (France)

“The White Ribbon” (Germany)*

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture:

Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”

Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”

Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”*

Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture:

Matt Damon, “Invictus”

Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”

Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”

Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”*

Best director — motion picture:

Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”

James Cameron, “Avatar”*

Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”

Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best screenplay — motion picture:

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, “District 9″

Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”

Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”

Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”*

Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best original score — motion picture:

Michael Giacchino, “Up”*

Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”

James Horner, “Avatar”

Abel Korzeniowski, “A Single Man”

Karen O, Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best original song — motion picture:

“Cinema Italiano” — “Nine”

“I Want to Come Home” — “Everybody’s Fine”

“I See You” — “Avatar”

“The Weary Kind (Theme from “Crazy Heart”) — “Crazy Heart”*

“Winter” — “Brothers”

Best television series — drama:

“Big Love”

“Dexter”

“House”

“Mad Men”*

“True Blood”

Best performance by an actress in a television series — drama:

Glenn Close, “Damages”

January Jones, “Mad Men”

Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife”*

Anna Paquin, “True Blood”

Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Best performance by an actor in a television series — drama:

Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”

Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”*

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie, “House”

Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best television series — comedy or musical:

“30 Rock”

“Entourage”

“Glee”*

“Modern Family”

“The Office”

Best performance by an actress in a television series — comedy or musical:

Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”*

Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best performance by an actor in a television series — comedy or musical:

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”*

Steve Carell, “The Office”

David Duchovny, “Californication”

Thomas Jane, “Hung”

Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best miniseries or motion picture made for television:

“Georgia O’Keeffe”

“Grey Gardens”*

“Into the Storm”

“Little Dorrit”

“Taking Chance”

Best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television:

Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe”

Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”*

Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”

Anna Paquin, “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”

Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television:

Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”*

Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”

Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”

Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keeffe”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television:

Jane Adams, “Hung”

Rose Byrne, “Damages”

Jane Lynch, “Glee”

Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”

Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”*

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television:

Michael Emerson, “Lost”

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

William Hurt, “Damages”

John Lithgow, “Dexter”*

Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”