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The Weird and Wacky Golden Globe Noms

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The Golden Globe nominations were announced today, and judging by the love for Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and shows like "Revenge," the HFPA is apparently run by a bunch of 12-year-old girls. No recognition for intelligent, quieter films like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" or "Take Shelter," and a whole lot of head-scratching choices ("My Week With Marilyn" in the Comedy/Musical field?) abound. My personal quibble: how can all the great tunes from "The Muppets" not land a single Best Song nomination?

Also, while I'm happy Kristen Wiig got a Lead Actress in a Comedy nod for "Bridesmaids," I'm disappointed by the lack of a nomination for Melissa McCarthy. This was the one organization I thought she had a real shot in--moreso than with SAG, for which she did get nominated yesterday.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the strong showing for "The Ides of March," George Clooney's one-time contender that never quite gained the steam it needed to be a real player this season. I'm fine with star Gosling getting a nod, even though it should have been for "Drive" and it comes at the expense of  the likes of Michael Shannon ("Take Shelter"), Woody Harrelson ("Rampart"), Demian Bichir ("A Better Life"), and Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor"). But Clooney landing a Best Director nomination over the likes of Steven Speilberg or Nicholas Winding Refn, David Fincher, Roman Polanski, or Jason Reitman? Not to mention a screenplay nom when there are a dozen more deserving scripts? We get it, HFPA, you really want Clooney at your show.

Full list of nominations after the jump.

--Jenelle Riley

Best Picture - Drama

"The Descendants",
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"The Ides of March"
"Moneyball"
"War Horse"

Best Picture - Musical or Comedy
"The Artist"
"Bridesmaids"
"50/50"
"Midnight in Paris"
"My Week With Marilyn"

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
George Clooney, "The Ides of March"
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

Best Actor - Drama
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender, "Shame"
Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris"

Best Actress - Drama
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin"

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster, "Carnage"
Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Kate Winslet, "Carnage"

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, "The Ides of March"
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, "Moneyball" 

Best Foreign Language Film
"The Flowers of War"
"In the Land of Blood and Honey"
"The Kid With a Bike"
"A Separation"
"The Skin I Live In"

Best Animated Feature
"The Adventures of Tintin"
"Arthur Christmas"
"Cars 2"
"Puss in Boots"
"Rango"

Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
Trent Reznor and Attivus Ross, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Howard Shore, "Hugo"
John Williams, "War Horse"
Abel Korzeniowski, "W.E."

Best Original Song
"Lay Your Head Down," "Albert Nobbs"
"Hello Hello," "Gnomeo and Juliet"
"The Living Proof," "The Help"
"The Keeper," "Machine Gun Preacher"
"Masterpiece," "W.E."

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