The Golden Globes are the drunk cousin to the Academy Awards but they are fun to watch. Usually the winners of the Globes go on to win the golden boy for the Academy. Big surprise though is the leader, The King’s Speech leads the pack with seven nominations over all. The nominations though leave me worried, The Social Network landed six… SIX nominations! I’m afraid voters will vote for this film for best picture(which it’s not) and other awards just to get “young people” interested in the awards. Problem is the Social Network is more interesting for the thirty and over types. Most “young people” seemed to find Social Network kind of boring and long winded. My problem with the Social Network is it’s very weak message. Sure the concept that he looses his friends while making a social networking site is interesting but his complete and utter lack and caring as he makes millions just bothers me. The country we live in now is trying to fight against the greed that destroyed the country, now we’re going to award a movie which it’s major theme was “just make money”? Shows Hollywood just isn’t on the level most Americans are on. Oh well I will predict that Social Network will have a huge night and they will proclaim it’s a new era in the awards… Which it won’t be. Remember when Lord of the Rings won all those Academy Awards and people thought the award show would never recover? Well no one really cared. Same will happen here when they give awards to the Social Network to try and get the social media crowd interested, in the end people will shrug it off because the movie just wasn’t that good. Other odd things to stand out was Love and Other Drugs being considered a comedy, it’s not a comedy. Maybe there was just not enough room in drama so they pushed it into comedy section. Anyway here are the nominations for drama and comedy or musical. You can see the rest of the nominations most likely at the Golden Globes web site.

BEST MOTION PICTURE: DRAMA

-Black Swan

-The Fighter

-Inception

-The King’s Speech

-The Social Network

BEST MOTION PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

-Alice in Wonderland

-Burlesque

-The Kids Are All Right

-RED

-The Tourist

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE: DRAMA

-Halle Berry in “Frankie and Alice”

-Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”

-Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”

-Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

-Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE: DRAMA

-Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

-Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

-James Franco in “127 Hours”

-Ryan Gosling in “Blue Valentine”

-Mark Wahlberg in “The Fighter”

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

-Annette Benning in “The Kids Are All Right”

-Anne Hathaway in “Love and Other Drugs”

-Angelina Jolie in “The Tourist”

-Julianne Moore in “The Kids Are All Right”

-Emma Stone in “Easy A”

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

-Johnny Depp in “Alice in Wonderland”

-Johnny Depp in “The Tourist”

-Paul Giamatti in “Barney’s Version”

-Jake Gyllenhaal in “Love and Other Drugs”

-Kevin Spacey in “Casino Jack”

BEST DIRECTOR

-Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan”

-David Fincher for “The Social Network”

-Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech”

-Christopher Nolan for “Inception”

-David O. Russell for “The Fighter”

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