It's that time of year againawards season! The Golden Globes are kicking it offas per usualthis January, with awards for both film and television, on Sunday, January 13. The fun thing about the GGs is that it's a far more causal setting and everyone's drinking, making for an anything-can-happen situation. The last few years have been hosted by Ricky Gervais, whose biting humour angered some (I loved him!). This year, the awards are being hosted by two AMAZING women, and very good friendsTina Fey and Amy Poehler. I suspect if you found Gervais to be rude, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise with these two women. Both know how to pack a punch, and how to get a rise out of the audience! 

The other great thing about the Globes is that they separate Drama and Musical/Comedy in the Best Picture categorysomething that doesn't happen at the Oscars, leading to very few musicals/comedies ever winning against the gravitas of serious movies, like leading nominee Lincoln

One thing that REALLY jumps out at me in the nominee list is the lack of Game of Thrones nominations. I've got my problems with the show from a purely nerdy, fan-girl of the books perspective, yet I happily tuned in week after week. This season was very strong. I also found this season of Mad Men to be a snooze fest, but I think I'm the only one on that front. 

I'm also curious to see if Skyfall, by Adele, or Suddenly, the new song written for Les Mis, will take the best original song win. I also wonder why the Hollywood Foreign Press didn't nominate Parks and Rec for Best Comedy Series. It's one of the funniest shows on television. 

Below, you'll see some of the major award nominees.

So, spill it! Will you be watching the Golden Globes next month?

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Judi Dench, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Maggie Smith, Quartet

Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Ewan Mcgregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray, Dyde Park on Hudson

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo Dicaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“For You” - Act of Valor

“Not Running Anymore” - Stand Up Guys

“Safe & Sound” - The Hunger Games

“Skyfall” - Skyfall

“Suddenly” - Les Misérables

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY

Big Bang Theory

Episodes

Girls

Modern Family

Smash

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

Breaking Bad

Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey

Homeland

The Newsroom

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Louie C.K., Louie

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

BEST MOVIE OR TV SERIES

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfields and McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals