Kenneth, Tilda and Kate lead British Golden Globes hopes

Kenneth, Tilda and Kate lead British Golden Globes hopes

It”s touted as the best indicator of the battle for Oscar glory.

So British thespians Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton could all be in the running on film”s biggest night after being nominated for Golden Globe awards.

Tilda has been put forward in the best actress in a drama category for her role in We Need to Talk About Kevin. She is up against Meryl Streep”s mesmerising turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Kate, meanwhile, is up for two gongs. She”s vying for the best comedy actress trophy for her role in the Roman Polanski film Carnage and best TV actress for Mildred Pierce.

Meanwhile Kenneth gets a best supporting actor nod for playing Laurence Olivier opposite Michelle Williams” in My Week With Marilyn.

Leading the field with six nominations is silent film homage The Artist. It has been put forward for best musical and comedy and has nods for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

Following close behind was George Clooney film The Descendants and The Help – both with five nods apiece.

It was a good day for George, who received his first ever best director nominations for Ides of March as well as best original screenplay for the flick. He was also nominated for best actor for The Descendants.

Costume drama Downton Abbey got four nominations in the TV categories.

The ceremony kicks off awards season in earnest on January 15.

It will be hosted for the second year in a row by controversial British funnyman Ricky Gervais.

 

69th Golden Globes Awards® Nominations

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

  • Michael FassbenderShame
  • George ClooneyThe Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprioJ. Edgar
  • Ryan GoslingThe Ides of March
  • Brad PittMoneyball

    BEST FEMALE ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
  • Glenn CloseAlbert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis The Help
  • Meryl Streep The Iron Lady
  • Tilda SwintonWe Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Rooney MaraThe Girl With The Dragon TattooBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Kenneth Branagh My Week With Marilyn
  • Albert BrooksDrive
  • Jonah HillMoneyball
  • Viggo MortensenA Dangerous Method
  • Christopher PlummerBeginners

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Bérénice BejoThe Artist
  • Jessica ChastainThe Help
  • Shailene WoodleyThe Descendants
  • Janet McTeerAlbert Nobbs
  • Octavia SpencerThe Help

    BEST DRAMA
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • War Horse
  • MoneyballBEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
  • Jean DujardinThe Artist
  • Brendan GleesonThe Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt50/50
  • Ryan GoslingCrazy, Stupid, Love
  • Owen WilsonMidnight in ParisBEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
  • Jodie FosterCarnage
  • Charlize TheronYoung Adult
  • Kristen WigBridesmaids
  • Michelle WilliamsMy Week With Marilyn
  • Kate WinsletCarnageBEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week With MarilynBEST ANIMATED FILM
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss In Boots
  • RangoBEST DIRECTOR
  • Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
  • Alexander PayneThe Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo BEST SCREENPLAY
  • Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim RashThe Descendants
  • Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • The Flowers of War China
  • In The Land Of Blood And Honey USA
  • The Kid With a Bike Belgium
  • A Separation Iran
  • The Skin I Live In Spain