Jonah Hill, Owen Wilson Nominated for Golden Globes

Thursday, December 15, 2011
By Rick Duran
Jonah Hill in a Moneyball awards campaign ad

Jonah Hill in a Moneyball awards campaign ad

Jonah Hill continued his Moneyball dash through awards season scoring a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Paired with his match Screen Actor’s Guild nod, Hill is officially a leading contender for an Academy Awards nomination for his role in the Brad Pitt baseball statistics drama. Moneyball is up for four nominations, including Best Picture Drama, Best Actor for Brad Pitt and Best Screenplay.

Owen Wilson also received a Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical nomination for Midnight in Paris, which is also up for four nominations including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and two nominations for Woody Allen (Best Director and Best Screenplay.) Among the other nominees for Best Picture Musical or Comedy are Bridesmaids and 50/50, both of which scored Lead acting nominations for their stars Kristen Wiig and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Competing against Levitt and Wilson in the Lead Actor in a Comedy/Musical will be Ryan Gosling for Crazy Stupid Love.

Among the more surprising snubs was no Supporting Actress nomination for Bridesmaids‘ Melissa McCarthy who has been a consistent player in the other Oscar precursor awards. Also missing was any nomination for The Muppets or Jason Segel, which was expected to be a contender since the Golden Globes tend to acknowledge musicals.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air Sunday, January 15th on NBC. View full list of nominations.

5 Responses to “Jonah Hill, Owen Wilson Nominated for Golden Globes”

  1. Kevin Crossman

    Nice to see a nomination for Owen Wilson! And, honestly, Gosling really deserves that nom for Crazy Stupid Love.

    The snub of McCarthy, if we’re at a point in the award season where McCarthy NOT getting nominated is the expected outcome, is no shame when she’s behind Shailene Woodley from The Descendants (McCarthy seemed to take her spot on the SAG nom list), who I thought gave an outstanding performance.

    It’ll be interesting to see who wins Best Comedy. Lots of competition there, including Globes fave Woody Allen and trendy pick The Artist.

    Also noteworthy: Steve Carell did NOT get nominated for The Office. Instead, Matt LeBlanc was nominated for playing… Matt LeBlanc on Episodes (a pleasant show but not exactly challenging stuff for LeBlanc).

  2. Chris

    Not only that Enlightened and Episodes were chosen above Parks and Rec and Community. The Golden Globes never get it right.

  3. Kevin Crossman

    I don’t watch Community, so I can’t complain with Enlightened (costarring Luke Wilson, remember) was nominated. I think Enlightened has been a really unique and interesting show.

    As for Parks/Rec vs. Episode. Yeah… definitely.

  4. What’s also weird is that Louie and Eastbound & Down never had any love from the Golden Globes.
    And even if they don’t nominate the shows themselves, it’s totally absurd that McBride can’t compete for Best Actor.

  5. Dale

    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia is hilarious and most of the episodes are very original , a lot of Great plots I can’t believe it’s never been nominated


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