French film ‘The Artist’ leads 69 Golden Globe Awards nomination

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 09:55

Los Angeles: French romantic drama ‘The Artist’ is leading the 69th Golden Globe Awards nomination list with six nods in different categories including best director, best actor and best screenplay.

Close on the heels of ‘The Artist’ are ‘The Descendants’ and ‘The Help’ with five nominations for each, while ‘The Ides Of March’ and ‘Midnight In Paris’ got four nominations each, says the release on the official website of the award.

The nominations were announced Thursday and ‘The Artist’ is nominated for the best motion picture, while Jean Dujardin is nominated for the best performance by an actor; Berenice Bejo for best performance by an actress in a supporting role; Michel Hazanavicius for best director and for best screenplay; Ludovic Bource is nominated for the best original score for the same movie.

Based on American author Kathryn Stockett`s novel of the same name, ‘The Help’, which is set in the 1960s, is about African maids working for a white woman. The comedy-drama is helmed by Tate Taylor.

Director Alexander Payne`s ‘The Descendants’ too is a screen adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings` novel and tells the story of a land baron, played by George Clooney, who tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers an accident.

Political thriller ‘The Ides of March’, which is directed by Clooney and also stars him in a pivotal role, is an adaptation of Willimon`s play ‘Farragut North’.

Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen`s directorial venture and the romantic comedy about nostalgia and modernism was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Actresses like Glenn Close, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton are vying for the best actress tropy, while Hollywood`s big names like George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt are in the running for the best actor trophy.

The nomination list:

1. Best motion picture - drama
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides Of March
Moneyball
War Horse

2. Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - 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’)

3. Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney (‘The Descendants’)
Leonardo Dicaprio (‘J. Edgar’)
Michael Fassbender (‘Shame’)
Ryan Gosling (‘The Ides Of March’)
Brad Pitt (‘Moneyball’)

4. Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
‘50/50’
‘The Artist’
‘Bridesmaids’
‘Midnight In Paris’
‘My Week With Marilyn’

5. Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Jodie Foster (‘Carnage’)
Charlize Theron (‘Young Adult’)
Kristen Wiig (‘Bridesmaids’)
Michelle Williams (‘My Week With MarilyN’)
Kate Winslet (‘Carnage’)

6. Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Jean Dujardin (‘The Artist’)
Brendan Gleeson (‘The Guard’)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘50/50’).
Ryan Gosling (‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’)
Owen Wilson (‘Midnight In Paris’)

7. Best Animated Feature Film
‘The Adventures Of Tintin’
‘Arthur Christmas’
‘Cars 2’
‘Puss In Boots’
‘Rango’

8. Best Foreign Language Film
‘The Flowers Of War’ (China)
‘In The Land Of Blood And Honey’ (US)
‘The Kid With A Bike’ (Belgium)
‘A Separation’ (Iran)
‘The Skin I Live In’ (Spain)

9. Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Berenice Bejo (‘The Artist’)
Jessica Chastain (‘The Help’)
Janet Mcteer (‘Albert Nobbs’)
Octavia Spencer (‘The Help’)
Shailene Woodley (‘The Descendants’)

10. Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh ‘My Week With Marilyn’
Albert Brooks (‘Drive’)
Jonah Hill (‘Moneyball’)
Viggo Mortensen (‘A Dangerous Method’)
Christopher Plummer (‘Beginners’)

11. Best Director - Motion Picture
Woody Allen (‘Midnight In Paris’)
George Clooney (‘The Ides Of March’)
Michel Hazanavicius (‘The Artist’)
Alexander Payne (‘The Descendants’)
Martin Scorsese (‘Hugo’)

12. Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Woody Allen (‘Midnight In Paris’)
George Clooney, Heslov, Beau Willimon (‘The Ides Of March’)
Michel Hazanavicius (‘The Artist’)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (‘The Descendants’)
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (‘Moneyball’)

13. Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource (‘The Artist’)
Abel korzeniowski (‘W.E.’)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’)
Howard Shore (‘Hugo’)
John Williams (‘War Horse’)

14. Best Original Song - Motion Picture
‘Hello Hello’ (‘Gnomeo & Juliet’)
‘The keeper’ (‘Machine Gun Preacher’)
‘Lay your head down’ (‘Albert Nobbs’)
‘The living proof’ (‘The Help’)
‘Masterpiece’ (‘W.E.’)

IANS



First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 09:55

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