2011 Golden Globe Nominees: Big Surprises and Obvious Noms

The nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, resulting in some "oohs," "ahhs," and "WTF?"

2011 Golden Globe Nominees: Big Surprises and Obvious Noms

The nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, resulting in some “oohs,” “ahhs,” and “WTF?”

-Faye Brennan

Golden Globe nominations

Blair Underwood, Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes were given the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Golden Globes this morning. As they announced each category and its contenders, critics watching probably found themselves nodding their heads in agreement at times. But, there were some nominations that probably had them thinking, “Whaaaatttt?”

Here are the obvious nominations (aka the “Duhs”) and the surprising names (the “WTFs?”)

Duhs:

  • Movies with the most nominations are The King’s Speech (7), The Fighter (6), The Social Network (6), Black Swan (4), Inception (4), The Kids Are All Right (4); all are nominees for Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Natalie Portman is nominated for Best Actress In a Motion Picture, Drama, for Black Swan

  • James Franco is nominated for Best Actor In a Motion Picture, Drama, for 127 Hours

  • Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men are nominated for Best Television Series, Drama

  • Glee, Modern Family, and 30 Rock are nominated for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; Glee has the most nominations for a TV show with 5 noms

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WTFs?:

  • The Tourist, which did poorly at the box office this past opening weekend and disappointed critics, received three nominations(!): Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Actress In a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, and Best Actor In a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • A “WTF?” for Justin Timberlake, he isn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor In a Motion Picture for The Social Network, but his co-star Andrew Garfield is

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt is nominated for Best Actress In a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for The Client List

  • Um, where’s Leo? As in Leonardo Dicaprio for Inception? And what about Ben Affleck for The Town? Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow were also considerable names missing from the noms this year

To see the complete list of nominees, click here. Funnyman Ricky Gervais will be hosting the live broadcast of the 68th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC. (Wall Street Journal)

Tell us: What do you think about these Golden Globe nominations?

Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.

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  1. sugarpie says:

    No Ben Affleck or Leo? That’s amazing. The tourist should be nominated for Biggest Flop.

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