68th Golden Globe Nomination List

Los Angeles, CA. December 14, 2010

The early birds were out and about this morning in Beverly Hills for the 68th Golden Globe Nominations announcement.

“The King’s Speech” scored the mostgolden_globe nominations with seven nods for the film, a historical drama about King George VI’s efforts to overcome stammering, included best picture, best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush, supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter, best director for Tom Hooper, best screenplay and best original score.

“The Social Network” also earned a slew of nods — for best film, director, actor, supporting actor, screenplay and best original score. Joining the films in the best dramatic picture category were “Black Swan,” “The Fighter” and “Inception.” Notably missing from the list: the Coen brothers’ “True Grit” and Clint Eastwood’s, “Somewhere.”

Some other surprises are the inclusion of the boring hit film, “Inception” in the Motion Picture, Drama category and the mediocre flop, ”Burlesque” in the Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical column.

Pleased to see Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield get the nod for “The Social Network.” Melissa Leo is a well deserved nominee for “The Fighter.”

Johnny Depp scored twice in the Comedy or Musical jesse-eisenberg-and-andrew-garfield_gallery_primarycategory. Once for “The Tourist” and once for “Alice in Wonderland.” Is “The Tourist” a comedy now?  Who knew.

The Hollywood Foreign Press already announced that two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro will receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award and that the irreverent Ricky Gervais will return as host of the three-hour ceremony. Gervais received mixed reviews for his first outing as MC.

The awards will be telecast live Jan. 16 on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here is a full list of nominees.

MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”

ACTRESS , DRAMA
Halle Berry – “Frankie And Alice”
Nicole Kidman – “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

ACTOR , DRAMA
Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”
Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
James Franco – “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling – “Blue Valentine”
Mark Wahlberg – “The Fighter”

MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Alice In Wonderland”
“Burlesque”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Red”
“The Tourist”

ACTRESS , COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”
Anne Hathaway – “Love And Other Drugs”
Angelina Jolie – “The Tourist”
Julianne Moore – “The Kids Are All Right”
Emma Stone – “Easy A”

ACTOR , COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Johnny Depp – “Alice In Wonderland”
Johnny Depp – “The Tourist”
Paul Giamatti – “Barney’s Version”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “Love And Other Drugs”
Kevin Spacey – “Casino Jack”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Despicable Me”
“How To Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Tangled”
“Toy Story 3″

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Biutiful” (Mexico/Spain)
“The Concert” (France)
“The Edge” (Russia)
“I Am Love” (Italy)
“In A Better World” (Denmark)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE
Amy Adams – “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter – “The King’s Speech”
Mila Kunis- “Black Swan”
Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
Jacki Weaver – “Animal Kingdom”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE
Christian Bale – “The Fighter”
Michael Douglas – “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Andrew Garfield – “The Social Network”
Jeremy Renner – “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

BEST DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE
Darren Aronofsky – “Black Swan”
David Fincher – “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper – “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan – “Inception”
David O. Russell – “The Fighter”

BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy – “127 Hours”
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg – “The Kids Are All Right”
Christopher Nolan – “Inception”
David Seidler – “The King’s Speech”
Aaron Sorkin – “The Social Network”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat – “The King’s Speech”
Danny Elfman – “Alice In Wonderland”
A.R. Rahman – “127 Hours”
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – “The Social Network”
Hans Zimmer – “Inception”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG, MOTION PICTURE
“Bound To You” – Burlesque
“Coming Home” – Country Strong
“I See The Light” – Tangled
“There’s A Place For Us” – Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque

TELEVISION, DRAMA
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

ACTRESS, DRAMA
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”
Piper Perabo – “Covert Affairs”
Katey Sagal – “Sons Of Anarchy”
Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”

ACTOR, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Michael Hall – “Dexter”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie – “House”

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“The Big C” (Showtime)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Laura Linney – “The Big C”
Lea Michele – “Glee”

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
Thomas Jane – “Hung”
Matthew Morrison – “Glee”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE
“Carlos” (Sundance Channel)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE
Hayley Atwell – “Pillars Of The Earth”
Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin”
Judi Dench – “Return To Cranford”
Romola Garai – “Emma”
Jennifer Love Hewitt – “The Client List”

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE
Idris Elba – “Luther”
Ian Mcshane – “Pillars Of The Earth”
Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack”
Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”
Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE
Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”
Jane Lynch – “Glee”
Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”
Julia Stiles – “Dexter”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE
Scott Caan – “Hawaii Five-O”
Chris Colfer – “Glee”
Chris Noth – “The Good Wife”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”
David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”

Social Network Makes More Friends

Los Angeles

October 10, 2010

The Facebook movie, “The Social Network” had enough friends to lead the box office again over the weekend of October 8 – 10, while new releases “Life as We Know It” and “Secretariat” had decent starts and “My Soul to Take” didn’t manage to take any.

Boasting the smallest percentage the_social_network15second weekend decline of any No. 1 movie this year, “The Social Network” pulled in an estimated $15.5 million, increasing its sum to $46.1 million in ten days. Its 31 percent dip was also the lowest of the weekend among nationwide holdovers, and it held better than 21 among past similar titles, though that picture still had better attendance.

Here is the top 10 for the week of October 8 – 10th, 2010.

1 Social Network, The Sony $22.4M
2 Legend Of The Guardi Warner $10.9M
3 Wall Street: Money N Fox $10.0M
4 Town, The Warner $9.7M
5 Easy A ScreenGems $6.7M
6 You Again Disney $5.7M
7 Case 39 PARVAN $5.3M
8 Let Me In Overture $5.1M
9 Devil Universal $3.6M
10 Alpha and Omega Lionsgate $2.9M