Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Don Cheadle and Denzel are up for awards. Beasts of the Southern Wild was overlooked entirely.

Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were unveiled this morning, with winners to be announced at the Jan. 13 ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Some highlights (and not-so-highlights) for African Americans: Denzel Washington scored a best actor nomination for his role in Flight, and Don Cheadle is up for best actor in a musical or comedy for House of Lies. Django Unchained got five mentions, but none specifically for its black actors. And Beasts of the Southern Wild, the fantasy drama about a Louisiana Bayou community, was overlooked entirely.

The Huffington Post has the full list:


_ Picture, Drama: “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Django Unchained,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

_ Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Miserables,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Silver Linings Playbook.”

_ Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”; John Hawkes, “The Sessions”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington, “Flight.”

_ Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”; Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”; Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea.”

_ Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”; Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”

_ Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”; Jack Black, “Bernie”; Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”; Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.”