December 13, 2012 9:25pm PT by Scott Feinberg
'The Hollywood Reporters' Video Series, Ep. 2: Reviewing the Globe and SAG Nominations
The Hollywood Reporter has released the second installment of its new weekly web series The Hollywood Reporters. In each episode, THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, the series' host, chats with colleagues from THR's newsroom, which is filled with many of the leading journalists covering the world of entertainment, about different aspects of the awards race.
This week, Feinberg was joined by senior TV writer Lacey Rose and senior editor Stacey Wilson for a discussion about the Critics' Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations that were released this week.
Feinberg, focusing on the film side of things, opines that Lincoln has recaptured momentum in the best picture Oscar race that it had lost, of late, to three films that have not yet even opened in theaters but have gone over very well among industry insiders: Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. No film scored more nominations than the Steven Spielberg's Lincoln at any of the three awards shows that announced this week, during which the film also crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office.
Feinberg also notes that the Golden Globe noms, as always, produced a few strange nominees (i.e. Nicole Kidman in the divisive The Paperboy) and snubs (i.e. no best director nomination for Les Miserables' Tom Hooper) and that no people of color were nominated from either of the critically acclaimed 2012 contenders that feature many of them.
Shifting to the world of TV, Wilson expresses surprise and dismay that Mad Men was not among the best drama series Globe nominees and that only one of its stars, lead Jon Hamm, was recognized in the acting categories. She emphasizes that other Globes favorite of yesteryear also were snubbed, including three of last year's acting winners: Kelsey Grammer (Boss), Laura Dern (Enlightened) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).
Rose, meanwhile, lists off some of the first-time Globes nominees -- among them, The Newsroom for best drama series and Smash for best musical or comedy series -- that were chosen, somewhat controversially, over shows with larger fan bases such as Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, the latter of which is in its final season.
Finally, Wilson and Rose share their picks for the most amusing twosomes that wound up nominated in the same Globes category. As often is the case when it comes to the Globes, you just can't make these things up.