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Golden Globes Announced! Social Network and Black Swan are cool, but True Grit can go fuck itself, apparently.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The Golden Globes have been announced and I'm going to throw together some thoughts and put them on display! (Yes, I know the formatting is messed up and I apologize for that, but there's still a lot of bugs in this system... if it's any consolation, the preview on the admin side looks beautiful).

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network

I've seen them all, they're all great movies, but I'd swap out The King's Speech for True Grit.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  • Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)
  • Nicole Kidman (The Rabbit Hole)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
  • Natalie Portman (The Black Swan)
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Another strong list. I didn't see Frankie and Alice, but all the rest I can vouch for. I'd say this is Natalie Portman's to lose right now, but I could see Kidman or Lawrence sneaking out an underdog victory.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
  • James Franco (127 Hours)
  • Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
  • Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Another strong one. I'd give it to Eisenberg because he's such a perfect match of material and actor and does some incredibly subtle stuff in that flick. I'd love to see Franco take it, though. Oh, and Aaron Eckhart can go suck an egg, I guess.

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Red
  • The Tourist

Wait, this is a joke, right? Red is good fun, but we have Alice and Burlesque nominated in this category? Really? I guess there weren't a lot of musicals this year and they had to have one in there to justify the title of the award... Burlesque, really? Looking below and seeing that they give a nom to Emma Stone, why isn't Easy A on the above list? Or Love and Other Drugs? Or Casino Jack? Bur-fucking-lesque?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • 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)

If I were God of the Globes, Anne Hathaway takes this one, no competition.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Johnny Depp (The Tourist)
  • Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs)
  • Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

I love Johnny Depp, but even I have to double-take at his double-nom here. Spacey was great in Casino Jack and Gyllenhaal gave a fantastic, nuanced performance in Love and Other Drugs. I'd give it to Gyllenhaal out of that list.

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - DRAMA

  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
  • Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Glad to see Animal Kingdom get some love. Jacki Weaver is fantastic in that flick, Amy Adams was great in The Fighter, as was Melissa Leo and Mila Kunis... well, she should win the world as far as I'm concerned. Helena Bonham Carter was charming in The King's Speech, but she stole this spot from Hailee Steinfeld, who turns in one of the best child performances in the history of film as Mattie Ross in True Grit. Boo on you, Helena Bonham Carter!

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - DRAMA

  • 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)

If the HFPA were fuckin' professional they'd give this to the obvious choice: Christian Bale. I love you Andrew Garfield (although you should have gotten this nom for Never Let Me Go, not The Social Network), Jeremy Renner and Geoffrey Rush, but this is Bale's award.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story 3

This is a fight between How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 in my eyes. Tangled was surprisingly good, but those two films are a cut above. Toy Story 3 gave a satisfying conclusion to a groundbreaking trilogy of family entertainment and How to Train Your Dragon is an amazing fantasy spectacle that has real world consequences and cute widdle draggy-wagons.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Biutiful
  • The Concert
  • The Edge
  • I Am Love
  • In A Better World

I'm usually better at having seen the foreign noms, but of this list I've only see Biutiful and that movie bored me to death. I don't have an opinion on this yet. I have a screener of I Am Love somewhere, so I'll give it a watch soon.

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)

Strong competition this year. Still, Hooper over the Coens? No Boyle for 127 Hours? If any of the others win I'm happy, but I'm leaning towards Aronofsky for what he pulled off visually with Black Swan.

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE

  • Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
  • Christopher Nolan (Inception)
  • Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)
  • David Seidler (The King's Speech)
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

If Aaron Sorkin doesn't win this one there'll be hell to pay! But I can see giving it to Nolan for crafting such a complex and intricate world and keeping it (mostly) straight.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE

  • Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech)
  • Danny Elfman (Alice In Wonderland)
  • A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
  • Hans Zimmer (Inception)

This category confuses me. Daft Punk (Tron Legacy) and Carter Burwell (True Grit) shunned for a nom for The King's Speech and Alice In Wonderland? Whhhaaaaaa? Not that it really matters as this is a foot race between Reznor/Ross and Zimmer anyway... I guess it'll come down to full score (I'd give it to Reznor/Ross) or cultural impact (Zimmer's Inception score is iconic). I love them both and can make arguments for either, but if I was forced to choose, I'd go Reznor/Ross.

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: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Don't care about any of them (What the hell is Country Strong?), but of them all I liked Tangled the best, so I'll go with Tangled.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

I love that the Drama category has two horror shows on it. Way to go Walking Dead and Dexter! Boardwalk Empire is also great and I'm stupidly way behind on Mad Men. I plan on educating myself over the holidays.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  • Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
  • Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs)
  • Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

No opinion on this one, sorry for being a lame TV viewer.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  • Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
  • Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Hugh Laurie (House)

This is more my speed. Bryan Cranston for the win! Breaking Bad wins at life! Buscemi is great, Hall and Laurie are solid and, I'm told, Hamm is brilliant.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Big C
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie

This list is nullified by the exclusion of Community. Fail.

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

  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Laura Linney (The Big C)
  • Lea Michele (Glee)

Again, exclusion of Community doesn't make a lick of sense. In absense of a superior TV comedy, I like me my Tina Fey.

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

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Thomas Jane (Hung)
  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

I'm not really invested in any of the nominees here, but I quite like Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock. Carell is solid on The Office, but hasn't blown me away this season.

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Carlos
  • The Pacific
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Temple Grandin
  • You Don't Know Jack

The Pacific has my vote, but I once again find myself woefully behind on TV stuffs.

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

  • Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth)
  • Claire Danes (Temple Grandin)
  • Judi Dench (Return to Cranford)
  • Romola Garai (Emma)
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)

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

  • Idris Elba (Luther)
  • Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth)
  • Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack)
  • Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship)
  • Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)

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

  • Hope Davis (The Special Relationship)
  • Jane Lynch (Glee)
  • Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire)
  • Julia Stiles (Dexter)
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Hey, there's Kelly MacDonald. I was wondering when she'd pop up. She's great on Boardwalk, one of my favorite performances in the series.

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

  • Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O)
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Chris Noth (The Good Wife)
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
  • David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)

And that's the noms. Thoughts?

-Quint
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  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    No True Grit? FIRST

    by CullenisPrime

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Social Network... Yawn

    by andrew coleman

    Sorry I don't buy it. I can see why they nominated it so much but the movie wasn't that good. It hides under style and the idea of it being "revolutionary" when really it's a basic movie. Why the Globes and most likely the Academy have been throwing nominations at this is trying to get young viewers. They are thinking teens and college dip shits see this movie as some sort Citizen Kane. It got nominated for ratings. I promise you too this will win best picture and a number of other awards. The only reason is so these awards can be "trendy" and keep the concentration of the generation too focused on "updates" and what people are doing 24/7. The move is pathetic. Especially when a lot of other movies got ignored. The best thing about these noms is that Love and Other Drugs is under comedy... Did any of these people watch the movie? Love and Other Drugs should be in drama replacing Social Network. Also I for one hope RED wins.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Maybe the Hollywood Free Lunch voters ain't seen it

    by rosasaks

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    How To Train Your Dragon?

    by Darth Mulder

    This is not a foot race between Toy Story 3 and any other movie at all. Toy Story should win every award it is nominated for this awards season.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    no Legend of the Guardians in animated?

    by Spandau Belly

    Jeez, is it because it got retitled so many times that they forgot about it? I'm sure Toy Story 3 is going to win it, and it should, but the idea that Tangled or Train Your Dragon are better than Guardians seems kinda suspicious.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    The Tourist fits in Comedy/Musical

    by Secretagentnumber6

    Boy I really misread that movie based on the trailers. Really? Please some tell me how it fits there?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    The GG are not based on merit.

    by AnnoyYou

    The GGs have always been a balls-out popularity contest run by PR firms (as opposed to the Oscars, which are slightly covertly engineered by PR firms) , and to expect the nominations to reflect true artistic merit is unrealistic. Be glad that The Black Swan, Winter's Bone and The Kids are All Right made it in there at all. The attention might give them a leg up at the Oscars.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Shatner for Shit my Dad says...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    'nuff said.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Shatner for Shit my Dad says...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    'nuff said.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Country Strong

    by HomerJay1

    is an incredibly uplifting film starring Gwyneth Paltrow! Know your shit, you get paid for this!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by louisse

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by louisse

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by louisse

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Legend of the guardian fucking sucked.

    by louisse

    WHAT THE HELL AICN, quatro posting

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by HomerJay1

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by HomerJay1

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire have my vote

    by Judge Briggs

    Nevertheless, the overrated Mad Men will sweep.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The Social Network was good, but...

    by MattmanReturns

    it wasn't Best Picture material by any means. The Town was far better (and I suspect True Grit will be also). Hell, Book of Eli was a better movie. Also, nominating Jesse Eisenberg for playing a slightly more irritable version of himself is a fucking joke.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    The Social Network was good, but...

    by MattmanReturns

    it wasn't Best Picture material by any means. The Town was far better (and I suspect True Grit will be also). Hell, Book of Eli was a better movie. Also, nominating Jesse Eisenberg for playing a slightly more irritable version of himself is a fucking joke.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Stupid new talkback

    by MattmanReturns

    I hope this isn't permanent.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Glad to see the shine coming off Social Network

    by IndustryKiller!

    At least among people who know what the fuck they're talking about. It's a very good film, but it's the safe bland choice. Well directed, written, and acted but never anything above an interesting yarn. With so many other great films out this year it's a tragedy that this is the one getting the lions share of awards. Sad.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    The Tourist a comedy? Who knew?

    by art123guy

    Talk about crappy marketing.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    The Tourist can't possibly have any business...

    by spittinoutbabies

    Being nominated over Scott Pilgrim. It can't possibly. True Grit, Scott Pilgrim, Buried - all movies worthy of nominations (True Grit worthy of more than a few). No Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Inception nod? Crazy. Seriously, this might the most Weak Duck batch of Globe nominees in a few years.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    And this score, just in: Burlesque 3, True Grit 0.

    by PennsyDeux

    Take that, Coens.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Bless your Bale loving heart Quint. You are a professional.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    And this is Bale's year.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    by MattmanReturns

    Loved him in Inception, but I think an award-worthy performance from him is still pending (I have no doubt we'll get it soon). Inception should win for best picture/directing/screenplay. In my humble (and correct) opinion.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds and Scar-Jo: Dunzo.

    by PennsyDeux

    http://tinyurl.com/359gklh Men everywhere rejoice...

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    oh, good lord

    by maxwell's hammer

    Fucking 'Inception'. Just like "The Dark Knight", its a very good film that the Nolan lovers will obsessively inflate into THE GREATEST WORK OF CINEMATIC EXPRESSION EVER, which will get me all irritated such that the entire idea of the movie will start to invoke all sorts of sour moods, which is a shame, because it really is a great film. One of the best five dramas of the year? Not even close. But still very good.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Alice In Wonderland

    by consoler3

    Really...?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone was way better than Hathaway

    by Tall_Boy66

    Of course, I think Emma Stone's best performance was in Paper Man, but it doesn't even have a DVD release date yet (however it's all over the internets) but Hathaway, while being a solid actress, in Love and Other Drugs she fell into the trap of the Oscarly (or Golden Globes) Seriously Actorly Emoting wherein she shook because she's an actress pretending to have a disease so she can win awards and she swept everything off the table in a fit of pure Actorly Emotion. Hathaway had her moments in that flick, when she flipped off Donnie Darko at the start was pretty awesome, but in others it was a bit too mannered. Stone was just really funny and hit the emotional beats perfectly, and for a girl who had done 9000 bit parts (she was in the freakin' Rocker!) she totally nailed the starring role. Bang up job. Hathaway did get naked a hellova lot more, though. So there's that.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    maxwell's hammer

    by MattmanReturns

    It's not the 'GREATEST WORK OF CINEMATIC EXPRESSION EVER', but it is the best film I've seen this year. And the drama in that film moved me far more than any of the others on that list (though Black Swan was pretty damn good and I wouldn't complain if it won). The scenes between Leo and his dead wife really got me, and the build up to the revelation that he was responsible for her death was extremely well done. I really love that movie.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Tourist love = Pia Zadora-esque.

    by PennsyDeux

    My beef is no nom for either diCaprio or Cotillard in Inception. Their cause is hopeless to begin with, as The Social Network has won every single critics group Best Picture award. A streak every bit as daunting as the Pittsburgh Penguins' win total. Since the HFPA is international in scope, look for the King's Speech to be positioned as the antidote to TSN circlejerking.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Maxwell

    by MattmanReturns

    Actually, if there's one film this year that has been obsessively inflated into the GREATEST WORK OF CINEMATIC EXPRESSION EVER by its fans and by critics, it's Social Network. I don't think any of us truly believe Inception will win best picture after Dark Knight wasn't even nominated (you gotta admit, it at least deserved a nomination).

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Community?

    by Seggy

    I haven't watched this season, but that's because the first season wasn't funny in my books... 30 Rock and Modern Family are awesome!!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Would you people get off The Social Network already.

    by parissun

    It's an overrated film that will be forgotten in less than a year. When idiots at Old Navy are discussing it, you know it's a fad movie.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Would you people get off The Social Network already.

    by parissun

    It's an overrated film that will be forgotten in less than a year. When idiots at Old Navy are discussing it, you know it's a fad movie.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    The inception Score is amazing

    by Redhead_Redemption

    It better not only win here but also at the Oscers as well Also hopefully nolan picks up best director

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Why isn't True Grit nominated?

    by elsewhere

    Haven't seen it, but from all of the praise circulating I figured it'd be an easy nomination. Aside from that 2010 appears to be a shitty year for movies. Depp nominated twice? wtf. I was seriously thinking about skipping out on the Globes this year until I saw Bale's name. I'll watch it just for him. All Hail Bale!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    mattmanreturns

    by maxwell's hammer

    I agree that it is a great film, and maybe the lingering annoyance with the TDK fanboys has be sniping unneccesarily abotu 'Inception' as well. But other than having a neat-o logic puzzle structure, I felt the film was merely above-average. The performances are strong, to be sure, but pretty by the book. Calling it the best film is like somebody who eats at McDonalds all the time deciding to go to Applebees one day, then proclaiming that Applebees is the best restaurant ever because its so much better than McDonalds. There are better restaurants out there than Applebees, its superiority to McDonalds not withstanding.<BR> <BR> The afore mentioned "Black Swan" is my current front-runner, mostly because its so visceral in subtly disturbing ways, and you never ever catch Natalie Portman 'acting'. And to continue my restaurant analogy, we had a friend with us when we saw "Black Swan" who was more of a 'McDonalds' type movie goer. She said she enjoyed the 'Applebees' type of entertainment offered by "Inception", but when "Black Swan" was over, she was in tears and said she hated it, not realizing that there was a whole other level of filmmaking out there whose point isn't to make you just say 'Neat-o!'. Bad movies don't disturb you so much they make you cry.<BR> <BR> Not that "Black Swan" is perfect, but its the strongest thing I've seen this year.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    No Michael Shannon > No True Grit

    by Incandenza

    you know, as far as the whole snubbing thing goes

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Social Network bashing

    by applescruff

    Let me get a word in about these folks on here bashing The Social Network. I get it, there's some movie/movies you like better and you're really mad that they're getting overlooked by everybody because of The Social Network. That's happening to me this year. My second favorite movie of the year is Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. And it frustrates the shit out of me that a lot of people don't agree with me. But my third favorite movie this year is The Social Network, and I don't get mad when people say its great or give it every award, even though I prefer Scott Pilgrim. This is because I am OK with the idea of allowing other people their fucking opinion without having to say "NAW FUCK THAT SHIT ITS OVERRATED INCEPTION/SOME OTHER MOVIE IS BETTER BLAH BLAH BLAH".<br><br> This attitude doesn't make any fucking sense. How could a film or a piece of music or a work of art be "overrated"? Overrated to whom? You? Stop rating things higher than you actually think they are then! Surely you can't mean that the rest of us are rating things higher than we honestly believe them to be. Cause not only would that make you fucking retarded, it would also make you an asshole. Notice how I didn't mention what my number one movie this year is. I did that so you douchebags don't get to tell me that my opinion is somehow incorrect. But you're probably gonna do that with Scott Pilgrim anyways so fuck you in advance.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Also

    by applescruff

    Why the fuck can't I split paragraphs here? When are all the "kinks" of this new format gonna be fixed? The shit doesn't look that different than it was before. Why even re-format the site if its just gonna be a shittier version of the same thing?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Quint - Horror's a broad genre, but I wouldn't include Dexter in it

    by Quadrillionaire

    It's character driven crime drama. And I'm seriously pissed that Community wasn't nominated again.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    No Winter's Bone?

    by jackofhearts29

    Best film of 2010, in my opinion. Oh well, the Globes obviously have a Deepcrush really hard. Fuck him AND Angelina Jolie for clogging my local screens up with their spy and kiddie shit!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    hrm

    by jackofhearts29

    Deppcrush, that is.... where is that goddamn edit button, guys?!?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    "yawning" at social network says more about you than the film

    by FleshMachine

    yep

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    applescruff

    by maxwell's hammer

    You're right in that opinions can't be overrated. I, for one, loved Scott Pilgrim as you did, and would probably list it as one of my favorite film experiences of this past year. But its a lot like "Inception" in that what makes it so fun is its very intense 'NEAT-O' vibe combined with all the nostalgia buttons it pushes and pushes and pushes until you can't help but love it (unless you're a trollish and bitter poseur who likes to trash things because its cool to trash them, but that's another philosophical arguement). Anyway, "I loved it a lot" isn't the same as "It was a great film". I mean, seriously, there has to be some kind of standard for what gets nominated beyond "I liked it a lot", otherwise, it would just devolve into a popularity contest, which, when things like "Inception" and "Burlesque" and "Johny Depp Johnny Depp Johny Depp" rack up so many nominations, it argueably already has. Hence the frustration. I'd rather see things with long-term cinematic significance be rewarded than whatever is the cool pick of this year.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Does anyone really care about this?

    by MajorFrontbum

    Pizza is better than this nonsense!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    social network better than inception

    by FleshMachine

    inception was fun....but it was cleverly scripted entertainment and nothing more (like usual suspects with CGI). It was certainly not intellectual scifi (like matrix was, or at least tried to be). social network however has a lot to say. its the same reason annie hall beat star wars...though maybe star wars should have won when looking at it from a historical perspective...annie hall was, in certain ways, the superior film. inception was fun but all but dissipated as i left the theater (just like avatar..though that dissipated as i was watching!)..social network stuck with me long after i left.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    industrykiller!

    by FleshMachine

    social network nothing more than interesting yarn? if thats all you got out of it, well..that's you.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    In response to 'The Kings Speech'...

    by PleaseWipeMyAss

    T-T-T-T-T-TODAY JUNIOR!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    social network; best film i saw all year

    by FleshMachine

    i thought it was exquisitely crafted. i couldn't find a single cinematic flaw in it. I thought inception was fun but also manipulative and derivative and ultimately, shallow.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I CAN'T BELIEVE NEVER LET ME GO GETS NO LOVE

    by BringingSexyBack

    from either the clowns at the Golden Globes or the AFI. Utter bullshit. I mean, Winter's Bone was very good, excellent even, but it gets owned by NLMG easily. Inception is overrated (sorry guys).

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    God, those TV nominations are a mess...

    by DanielKurland

    At this point it almost seems like television categories should be divided into basic cable and specialty categories. Things are getting too diluted. And the lack of Breaking Bad anywhere other than Cranston doesn't make any sense.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    God, those TV nominations are a mess...

    by DanielKurland

    At this point it almost seems like television categories should be divided into basic cable and specialty categories. Things are getting too diluted. And the lack of Breaking Bad anywhere other than Cranston doesn't make any sense.

  • Its a superb film that tackles a piece of history to do with Britain from a unique perspective, and chooses not to cover the awkward incident that causes the motions of the movie. Of course it has nothing to do with anything that you'd wish to care about, so that automatically means it should be rejected. Thanks a lot.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    And before you accuse me of being a sourpuss.......

    by laguna_loire

    I'm probably the biggest Tina Fey fan here in the UK!! 30 Rock Season 1 was shown over Christmas 2008 on Channel 5, then I had to catch the next 3 seasons over DVD and Paramount (thank goodness for cable!!). Yes, I have to say that Tina Fey shouldn't be nominated either - she should have this presented to her now!!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Jesus fucking Christ

    by master_of_realty

    AICN talkbacks are the internet headquarters of bashing a popular, critically-acclaimed movie a few months after its release. It never fails. "Hmm if everyone else likes it, I'll look so cool and contrarian if I call it 'overrated.' I'll even call everyone else SHEEP. I fucking rock." Or else they don't get said movie, which is even more embarassing...

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    pulling for Pillars of the Earth

    by pushthebuttonmax

    but there's no way it will beat The Pacific, even if it wasn't at the same level as Band of Brothers.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Is there a musical number in The Tourist because it sure...

    by moonlightdrive

    isn't a comedy.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I'm glad Renner got nominated for The Town.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Films -and in most cases their actors- that should not be nominated...

    by moonlightdrive

    Alice In Wonderland Love and Other Drugs Burlesque (what?!?!?!) The Tourist Red

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Films -and in most cases their actors- that should not be nominated...

    by moonlightdrive

    Alice In Wonderland Love and Other Drugs Burlesque (what?!?!?!) The Tourist Red

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Expectation does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Expect THE KING'S SPEECH to do better than you expect it to.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Expectation does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Expect THE KING'S SPEECH to do better than you expect it to.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    how do movies NOBODY has seen get nominated?

    by BrooklynBred

    I mean honestly? They could suck right ?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    how do movies NOBODY has seen get nominated?

    by BrooklynBred

    I mean honestly? They could suck right ?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Also dont expect Bale to win - his acceptance speech would bring down nations faster than wikileaks.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Also dont expect Bale to win - his acceptance speech would bring down nations faster than wikileaks.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    double post (sigh) fuck this NEW AND IMPROVED website.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    No True Grit No The Town!!!

    by Wcwlkr

    Without those two movies getting anything, I automatically could care less about this Shit list! I mean Burlesque are you serious. I loved Inception so I'm good, I figured for Social Network though I really don't get all the love. But The Town was freaking great! And True Grit looks fantastic.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    No True Grit No The Town!!!

    by Wcwlkr

    Without those two movies getting anything, I automatically could care less about this Shit list! I mean Burlesque are you serious. I loved Inception so I'm good, I figured for Social Network though I really don't get all the love. But The Town was freaking great! And True Grit looks fantastic.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    wtf inception for BEST PICTURE FUCK YEAH!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Hopefully they can win oscars too, because that movie deserved it. Oh and what are they talking about true grit? i havent even seen it yet. it hasnt come out so how can it be nominated?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    What a joke

    by MandrakeRoot

    There are so many shitty movies being nominated here. I mean, The Tourist? Alice in Wonderland? Burlesque? All of these movies got mixed to poor reviews at the best. And nominating Depp twice...why? What is the logic there? If your hell bent on nominating him pick his best performance of the year and give room for someone else to get the nom. This has got to be some of the worse nominations I've seen. I know people bitch about Avatar winning last year - and yes the GG can be a popularity contest - but at least it was actually a critically acclaimed movie. That combined with an all around shitty year, Avatars win was very justifiable. But nominating Alice? Just embarrassing.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Nurse Betty again???

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Laughable, safe nomiantion. I get that Edie Falco doesn't have to work hard for an instant award but seriously the show isn't a comedy!!! And no offense to Modern Family but I think Parenthood was the better show this year, IMO.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    mandrakeroot

    by Wcwlkr

    I couldn't agree with you more.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Mandrakeroot

    by Wcwlkr

    I couldn't agree with you more.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    The trailer for THE SOCIAL NETWORK was better than the movie

    by CountryBoy

    It told basically the same story, in a mere 3 minutes, with more style and drama than the entire 2 hour movie...

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    The double-posting SOLVED!

    by PennsyDeux

    When I post the first time and it shows in the talkback, it shows up in the same boxed (subject and comment) once the screen is refreshed. The way I get around it is to delete the text in the subject and comment. That way, no duplicate post. It's a workaround that the poster needs to do for now before AICN gets its stuff together. But key word is "works".

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    You guys know I'm a fan of Kristen Bell...

    by PennsyDeux

    I couldn't help but yell out 'yeah!' this morning when I heard Burlesque was nominated for Best Comedy/Musical Picture. She's on a movie that's a nominee for best film for the first time in her career. The nomination is the win, as Kids are All Right has it in the bag.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Film score community actually doesn't like Inception too much

    by starlesswinter7

    John Powell's score for How to Train Your Dragon is the best score of the year by far. Sure, it's traditionally orchestral, but it's wonderfully complex, memorable, and emotional. Who really gives a crap about a score being iconic, though? Zimmer's inception will be remembered for one friggin chord/note/whatever, and nothing else....one blast out of a two-hour score, and people are calling it a genius composition? Compare that to something like Star Wars, which is not only infinitely more complex and emotional than Zimmer's "innovate" approach (i.e. play the same riff for three minutes straight), but so effective that the general public could easily recognize at LEAST five themes from the series. People who regularly visit film score message boards and sites will find that others there actually do not care for Zimmer's Inception score very much. For all the talk of Zimmer being creative and innovative, there actually isn't actually anything "new" in Inception; the majority of these sounds can be found in tons of Zimmer's earlier work. I find it incredibly frustrating that so much of these recent scores everyone here seems to love are the same type of thing over and over again: you have a keyboard riff that is repeated while layers are just added on top as the cue continues. That's not scoring to me - that would involve playing to a film's emotional needs - it's just setting a memorable sound to an image.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    The Tourist - The 7 Percent Solution...

    by PennsyDeux

    As in 7 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Well done, HFPA...

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Musical or Comedy categories are embarrassing

    by Bass Ackwards

    They should just be renamed The Golden Globes VIP invitations. All those categories are are celebrity pandering to get people like Angela Jolie, Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, etc to show up at their show. They must love it when a film like Red comes out, 4 credible celebrities with one nomination!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Shit year for movies, you get lukewarm nominations.

    by shutupfanboy

    I am ok with Inception, but with all the half truths in Social Network, it might sink it by the time we get to the Academy. The other movies I have no desire to see expect Swan mainly for the lesbo love scene which now will be the new in thing to get a nomination for female actresses. I am cool with TV since Katey Sagal deserves the win for Sons and Pillars was awesome. Walking Dead is like Heroes where it will recognized for the first season then never mentioned again. Great show, but AMC will put all of their eggs in Mad Men for the people who like boring TV.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Bored To Death

    by Al

    What, no Bored To Death either? Come now people ...

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Shit year for movies, you get lukewarm nominations.

    by shutupfanboy

    I am ok with Inception, but with all the half truths in Social Network, it might sink it by the time we get to the Academy. The other movies I have no desire to see expect Swan mainly for the lesbo love scene which now will be the new in thing to get a nomination for female actresses. I am cool with TV since Katey Sagal deserves the win for Sons and Pillars was awesome. Walking Dead is like Heroes where it will recognized for the first season then never mentioned again. Great show, but AMC will put all of their eggs in Mad Men for the people who like boring TV.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Quint = Delusional, opinionated nutcase

    by Fulham_FC

    and i think i speak for everyone when i say we are sick and tired of the "Ahoy, Squirts!" terrible 'critic'..

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Shit year for movies, you get lukewarm nominations.

    by shutupfanboy

    Inception is ok, but everything else looks weak. Social Network has the same amount of truth has Toy Story 3 and the closer we get to the Academy Awards, the more you will see that being the giant complaint. Swan's lesbo scene is going to lead to more A list actresses using that gimmick to get a nod. I'll be shocked to see Kunais or Portman win, but not unhappy. TV nods are find. Walking Dead is like Heroes, a genre show that will get a nod for the first year then the disappear. AMC will push for Mad Men or Breaking Bad instead of Dead. I hope Sagal wins for actress and Pillars sweeps.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Shit year for movies, you get lukewarm nominations.

    by shutupfanboy

    Inception is ok, but everything else looks weak. Social Network has the same amount of truth has Toy Story 3 and the closer we get to the Academy Awards, the more you will see that being the giant complaint. Swan's lesbo scene is going to lead to more A list actresses using that gimmick to get a nod. I'll be shocked to see Kunais or Portman win, but not unhappy. TV nods are find. Walking Dead is like Heroes, a genre show that will get a nod for the first year then the disappear. AMC will push for Mad Men or Breaking Bad instead of Dead. I hope Sagal wins for actress and Pillars sweeps.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Shit year for movies, you get lukewarm nominations.

    by shutupfanboy

    Inception is ok, but everything else looks weak. Social Network has the same amount of truth has Toy Story 3 and the closer we get to the Academy Awards, the more you will see that being the giant complaint. Swan's lesbo scene is going to lead to more A list actresses using that gimmick to get a nod. I'll be shocked to see Kunais or Portman win, but not unhappy. TV nods are find. Walking Dead is like Heroes, a genre show that will get a nod for the first year then the disappear. AMC will push for Mad Men or Breaking Bad instead of Dead. I hope Sagal wins for actress and Pillars sweeps.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Scott Caan for supporting actor?!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Congrats mayn, i think hawaii 5-0 kicks ass!!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    San Diego Critics end Social Network's Best Film win streak

    by PennsyDeux

    They picked Winter's Bone, snapping a 10 or 11-critics group winning streak TSN had. Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan; Actor: Colin Farrell, Ondine; Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone; Supporting Actor: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone; Supporting Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year; Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network; Original Screenplay: Four Lions; Animated Film: Toy Story 3; Cinematography: Inception; Editing: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; Production Design: Shutter Island; Score: Never Let Me Go; Ensemble Performance: 44 Inch Chest.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    The San Diego results

    by PennsyDeux

    Have been indicative of Inception's awards season so far. As in practically nothing, unfortunately.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    wow

    by Bang!_Your_Dead

    With those nominations in mind, remind me why people watch the Globes?

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Best Actress Musical/Comedy

    by Ronald

    You think Anne Hathaway's overly mellow dramatic performance deserves this award over Annette Bening's brilliance in The Kids Are All Right? Really?! You're basing this purely off nudity, aren't you? I'm sorry, but nice boobies shouldn't equal acting award.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Ah - who pays attention to that Feces

    by gad

    My favorite movies aren't decided by some foreign press morons or some out of touch Academy morons. Just ignore them all and go see what you want to see.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    AICN, YOU RETARDS

    by batman713

    It's called "The Social Network" not "Social Network" you dumbasses. It's like calling "The Dark Knight simply Dark Knight". See how retarded that sounds? Get your grammar straight ya dickheads!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Damnit!

    by batman713

    We need an edit function up in this bitch!

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Enough with Social Network... Shit covered in style

    by Andrew Coleman

    Sorry all these losers in their film classes masturbating over this movie make me laugh. Seriously the movies main theme and plot is so basic you might as well nominate G-Force for best picture because at least it took a twist on the Dogs vs. Cats franchise while Social Network was so basic all I had to enjoy was the dialogue. Black Swan and Inception pretty much own SN in every way possible. Don't start with the "You don't get it" response, no the problem is I do get it. Social Network has gotten all the attention it has because the people behind it and the awards want it to be revolutionary. Problem is it's just plain and it sold itself with the "it's facebook!" so college kids thought it was a movie for them. It's worked so far and it will get the film awards because both the Globes and Academy want younger viewers and they have talked themselves into thinking that every college and teen loves the movie. Fact is ask any general person and they mostly shrug at the film. I was talking movies with some friends recently and someone brought up Social Network and we talked about it. Everyone else either didn't see it or didn't remember it.... Didn't remember it? It came out very recently. So that proves my point all together. Social Network was not revolutionary or the movie of the year. Since most people who saw it, forgot it minutes later.

  • Dec. 14, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    INCEPTION is nothing special.

    by blackwood

    I'm a bit surprised to see it nominated for anything but score. It's a decent, engaging two plus hours of complete and utter nonsense, but I really think people are floating it as this revolutionary thing because instead of treating them like they are stupid it pretends they are smart.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    What the hell iis JLH doing on this list?

    by lock67ca

    I know the Globes are a big fucking joke, but Jennifer Love Hewitt? Seriously? For that piece of shit movie? Again, I say seriously? Since when has Jennifer Love Hewitt ever been a good actress in anything? She's not terrible, but she's pedestrian at best. Might as well give one to Jessica Alba while you're at it.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    True grit

    by BERSERKR

    As Harry said it's the best movie of the year, fuck you golden globes

  • But the Globes never had much reputation to begin with.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    ALICE IN FUCKING WONDERLAND?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    by henrydalton

    ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I saw 'Never Let Me Go' today. Film of the year.

    by workshed

    I've seen all the others noms bar 'True Grit' and 'Black Swan'. If they're better films than NLMG then they truly deserve the award. If subtlety is your thing go see this movie. It's fantastic (and I never thought I'd say that about a film starring Kiera Knightley). Dystopian sci-fi at it's very best. The story reminded me of the finest Ray Bradbury shorts. The only mistake Romanek made was the scenario blurb and narration at the beginning of the movie (I would have removed it and leave it at 'Hailsham, 1978'). I say that because I've seen it twice now and the first time I missed the first minute of the movie (which meant that I was blind to the superb twist around the 30 minute mark). Andrew Garfield is a fricken chameleon. Can't wait to see what he does with Spiderman (if Red Riding, Social Network and NLMG are indicators of the lad's talent). And what else is there to be said about Carey Mulligan.? She's bloomin' gorgeous. I just wish she'd been The Doctor's assistant, Sally Sparrow, for one season.

  • Dec. 15, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Bale should, but won't win

    by KiK

    Bale needs to win, he deserves it. But the GG's blow so they'll give it to Michael Douglas will win because he has cancer. Not trying to be an ass, but that's what they do. Remember, Michael J Fox won just after he announced his disease (I can't spell what he has so I'm not going to try!). That's what they do; the GG's suck ass.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    True Grit really is that good.

    by vic twenty

    I saw it Tuesday night. A real crowd pleaser and a very good film. Hailee Stienfeld is great as the smartest person in the room. Bridges and Damon are both just great. Barry Pepper and Josh Brolin are both memorable villains. And this film is so funny. Well worth the hard earned duckets. I still need to see Never Let Me Go. Heard lots of good things about that one.

  • Dec. 16, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    It's good to see Jeff Bridges not nominated for True Grit

    by Chance Farber

    I hope he doesn't get Oscar nod either. He campaigned for himself and won for Crazy Heart which was an average movie & performance. He has his Oscar.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Animal Kingdom & Community

    by wade

    Where is the love for the Australians? Should have not only had Jackie Weaver nominated should have been best film and screenplay. As far no Community I agree null and void category without it.

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