The 2012 Golden Globe comedy nominations are a mess
 

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  • The 2012 Golden Globes comedy nominations are a mess…

    Golden GlobesThe Golden Globes nominations were announced and they are a friggin’ mess up in the comedy categories. First, for movies. Apparently all you need to be considered a comedy is be shot in a foreign location because other than Moonrise Kingdom everything was shot in an exotic location like France… or Philadelphia.

    Awards shows like this never seem to truly acknowledge straight up comedy movies, rather they just nominate dramatic movies that happen to have funny moments.

    Compared to movies, the television category does a better job with its selections actually being considered comedies but with that being said it offered up a few surprises or moments that make you go “hmmmm.” Let’s break it down.

    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 

    LES MISERABLES
    MOONRISE KINGDOM
    SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

    So there’s that. Help us Moonrise Kingdom, you’re our only hope.

    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

    And that happened…

    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

    Good on ya Jack Black! You are definitely a dark horse in this category but it’s nice to see you you get the nod. We like Bill Murray for the win here but the movie he’s in isn’t getting critical reviews which a film like that needs since it’s probably not going to be a monster in the box office. BTW – critics love salmon fishing don’t they?

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    THE BIG BANG THEORY
    EPISODES
    GIRLS
    MODERN FAMILY
    SMASH

    I’ve mentioned this many times but Girls is just going to be one of those shows that gets nominated for everything. It’s something that people love to acclaim. Some really great and edgy calls coulda been for Louie, New Girl, Happy Endings, or Veep. However, they chose the well-worn path of TBBT and Modern Family.

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    Zooey Deshanel NEW GIRL
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus VEEP
    Lena Dunham GIRLS
    Tina Fey 30 ROCK
    Amy Poehler PARKS AND RECREATION

    Really excited to see Zooey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on this list for they’re both churning out incredibly great performances on their respective shows. This can be a fun category to watch because Fey and Poehler are co-hosting the night so you can bet your ass this fact will be worked into the evening.

    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

    Louis and Alec are our favorites in this category but it will probably go to Parsons. He’s the Niles Crane of a new generation.

    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

    Only one comedy represented in this category so we’re backing Sofia.

    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

    Incredible that Max Greenfield received some recognition for the work he’s doing as Schmidt on New Girl. He’s a fav of ours but we’re thinking Stonestreet has this one.

    Tune in Sunday, January 13th to watch it all play out. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the hosts for the night so we’re expecting some great hosting.

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