Well it is no secret that I love award shows.  I think that is why I love American Idol, it's like one long award show.  The Golden Globes are upon us, and we are going to get introduced to a bunch of non-mainstream movies that we should watch, or in my case just see the promos for during the show.  Of course some weird movie is up for best picture,  and is sweeping all the nomination categories.  It's called the Artist.  It's all done in black and white and set in the late 20's.  I am bored just thinking about it.  Though I did like 'The Kings Speach' - last years big winner...this one seems just blah.

The nominations were announced by Sofia Vergara, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones and Gerard Butler. The Golden Globes will air on NBC January 15th, hosted by Ricky Gervais, who in my mind is the only reason to watch the Golden Globes!

Here are the nominees:

Best Drama
The Help
The Descendents
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Comedy/Musical
My Week with Marilyn
The Artist
Midnight in Paris

Best Actor/Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, Ides of March

Best Actress/Drama
Meryl Street, The Iron Lady
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Rooney Mara, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Actor/Musical or Comedy
Jean DuJardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
OWen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Actress/Musical or Comedy

Jodi Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Johan Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortenson, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Berenice Behoe, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Director of a Motion Picture

George Clooney, Ides of March
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Michael Havanavicius, The Artist
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Screenplay
Midnight in Paris
Ides of March
The Artist
The Descendants

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
"Hello, Hello," sung by Elton John & Lady Gaga, from Gnomeo & Juliet
"The Keeper," sung by Chris Cornell, from Machine Gun Preacher
"Lay Your Head Down," from Albert Nobbs
"The Living Proof," sung and co-written by Mary J. Blige, from The Help
"Masterpiece," sung and co-written by Madonna, from W.E.

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood & Honey
The Kid with a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Musical/Comedy Series
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Drama Series
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones

Best Actor/Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress/Drama Series
Clare Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Juliana Marguiles, The Good Wife
Madeline Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actor/Musical or Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Actress/Musical or Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Downton Abbey
Mildred Pierce
The Hour
Cinema Verite
Too Big to Fail

Best Actor/Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Bonneville Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page 8
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress/Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Romola Garia, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actor/Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress/Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce