The nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards have been revealed on Thursday, 15 December 2011 with the French silent film The Artist leading with six nominations. The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on 15 January 2012 by NBC with Ricky Gervais as the host. The annual Golden Globe Award is to recognize the excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. This year’s Golden Globe nominations show some of a love affair between Hollywood and France.
Topping the Golden Globe film nominations is the mostly silent film “The Artist” with six nominations including best picture, comedy, best director and best screenplay. The black-and-white film about the downfall of a silent-movie star is followed by The Help and George Clooney’s The Descendants with five each.
“The Artist” leads the Golden Globe nominations with six nominations in total, for comedy/music acting, for both Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo
In the three-way race between “The Descendants,” “The Help” and “The Artist”, the Golden Globe Nominations 2012 prediction turns out to be “The Artist” landing in the best film, comedy or musical category at the Globes. In addition, the Artist” established director Michel Hazanavicius is hoped to win the best director category. In the best performance by an actor in a drama category, George Clooney is predicted to be the winner.
The tale tribute to the late Hollywood actress, “My Week With Marilyn”, wins three nominations: best motion picture, best performance by an actress in a motion picture and best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture – comedy or musical
“50/50″, which centers on a man having 50 percent change of dying from cancer, gets two nominations for best motion picture and best performance by an actor in a motion picture (Joseph Gordon Levitt)
The romantic comedy “Midnight in Paris” has four nominations including best motion picture, best performance by an actor (Owen Wilson), best director and best screenplay
“The Descendants”, which tells a story about a beleaguered father in Hawaii, receives five nominations including best motion picture, best performance by an actor (George Clooney), best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Shailene Woodley), best director and best screenplay
“Moneyball” is nominated for best motion picture – drama; best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama (Brad Pitt); and best screenplay
George Clooney receives nomination for best director in the movie “The Ides of March”
Rooney Mara is nominated for Best Actress (Motion Picture Drama) for her leading role as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Geier says about George Clooney’s dominated Golden Globe, “I think they love Brad Pitt to death, but Clooney gives the much more emotional performance in ‘The Descendants”
Ryan Gosling receives Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, for “Ides of March”
Glenn Close is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, for “Albert Nobbs”
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