Media reaction to 2011 Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK, USA - From Darren Aronofsky s Black Swan to Johnny Depp's double nomination, there is plenty to talk about ahead of the 2011  Golden Globes ceremony in January.

Receiving 2 nominations in the Best Performance category, Johnny Depp looks closer to getting an Oscar, as the Golden Globes are seen has a prelude, and an indicator to who will get an Academy Award, although this has been proved fairly  inaccurate  in recent years.

While we have been  hearing  all year about Natalie Portman's Oscar potential, today she is up for Best Performance by an actress, competiting with Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams outing in Blue Valentine.

After receiving mixed reviews The Tourist has been nominated for Best Motion Picture, along with Burlesque .

Topping the nominations this year is The King's Speech starring Colin Firth in the story of King George VI of Britain.

Reaction to the Golden Globes nominees announcement

The 2011 Golden Globes Awards, which takes place before the Oscars in January, is seen by the film industry as the 2nd most important award ceremony of the year. This is what the media are saying after today's announcement.

It's not the least bit shocking that awards-season front runners like "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" cleaned up when the 68th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. But "The Tourist"? We love Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp as much as the next person, but apparently not nearly as much as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which doles out the Globes.

Judging from the Globes nominees for best film, comedy or musical, 2010 was not a good year for laughs. "The Tourist," "Burlesque," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Red" were not particularly well received, and some were plainly panned by critics.

Just when you think the Golden Globes are getting respectable, they do something that reminds you that the 80-some members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are easily swayed by big stars, junkets and other shiny objects. Friends of the Cricket are upset that the Coen brothers' "True Grit" was snubbed, while the Cricket would have liked to have seen some love -- particularly in the aforementioned musical/comedy category -- for "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." -

"Besides the well deserved recognition for "The Kids Are All Right" and its stars (except for Mark Ruffalo), the other nominees, for the most part, were blatant attempts at celebrity envy. Most expected the HFPA to bite on "Alice in Wonderland" and star Johnny Depp ($1 billion worldwide can't be wrong, right?), but to give Depp a second nomination for the negatively reviewed "Tourist," his co-star Angelina Jolie and the film itself was absurd. To begin with, the picture is a dramatic thriller -- hardly a comedy -- and, moreover, a massive disappointment at the box office. The HFPA confounded matters by also including "Red," which was a nice hit, but not a critical favorite and "Burlesque" which is the worst performing musical at the box office since "Across the Universe" and "Rent." -

"SUPPORT "THE FIGHTER." In the supporting categories, this movie would seem to have the lock. Christian Bale essentially carries the film as Mark Wahlberg's crack-addict brother, and Melissa Leo is astounding as the good/evil matriarch of their family. But even here, "The King's Speech" may rule the day. Geoffrey Rush matches Firth scene for scene, and Helena Bonham Carter, who has been playing a lot of literal and figurative cartoons, reminds us all what a terrific "real" actress she can be." -

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