The 2011 Golden Globes nominations were made early this morning. Yes, the 2011 Globes to honor the work released in 2010. The Globes are always enjoyable, celebrating the best of Film and Television and lacking the pretension or self-import of Oscar.
They’re not Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, but there’s dinner and spirited drinks at the tables and people acting like they love other people–quite simply, it’s some of the best acting work you’ll see on TV all year long.
“The King’s Speech” was the big winner in regards to nods, scoring seven, including Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth. “The Social Network,” “The Black Swan,” “Inception” and “The Fighter” were also nominated in the Best Picture (Drama) category.
On the opposite side of the spectrum–the nominations for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), because you know a drama can’t be funny or musical in any way, shape or form. Yeah, I think it’s stupid, too… Regardless, there were a few surprises when this list was announced: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Red,” “The Tourist,” “The Kids are All Right” and “Burlesque.” Seriously. I know you think I just made that crap up, but seriously, those are the nods for Comedy/Musical.
The Golden Globes will kick off the 2011 Awards season, January 16, 2011, on NBC. Ricky Gervais will host.
Here’s a complete list of Golden Globes nominees.