さて、ほかの今年の注目ノミネート作品に話を戻しましょう…『リンカーン』に続くのが、ベン・アフレック監督最新作『アルゴ』とクエンティン・タランティーノ監督作『ジャンゴ 繋がれざる者』の5部門ノミネートです。そして、今回は少し驚きの結果もありました。その一つというのが11月に開催されたサンダンス映画祭でグランプリに輝き、映画評論家の間では一定の評価を得ている低予算映画『BEASTS of the Southern Wild』（原題）が全くノミネートされなかったこと。そしてもう一つの興味深い驚きだったのが、『砂漠でサーモン・フィッシング』が3部門にノミネートされたことです。いままで本作は“アワード・シーズン”を賑わせる話題には入ってきませんでした。しかしながら、今回3部門にノミネートされたのです。今後、本作に関する話題をもっと耳にすることになるでしょう！ タイトルは少し変わっていますが、実際に良い映画なのです。
（原文：英語） Hi readers!!! I hope you are excited about the Christmas/New Year's holiday!!! Not only is this the time of year loved and celebrated by so many different countries and cultures, but this is ALSO the start of Awards Season!!! On Dec. 13th, the nominations for the Golden Globes were announced, which of course is the kick off event of the season. And quite honestly, I was not at all surprised that LIncoln walked away with the most Golden Globe nominations, including Best Director for Steven Spielberg, Best Drama, as well as Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis) and Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) and Supporting Actress (Sally Fields) And the incredible composer John Williams (who does all the scores for the Star Wars films, as well as many other big films) was also nominated for Best Original Score. In fact, with this new nomination, John Williams has now been nominated for an incredible 24 Golden Globes!!! The only other person to beat him is, OF COURSE, the incomparable Meryl Streep who has now been nominated for 27 Golden Globes!!! (she has just been nominated this time for her part in “Hope Springs”, a film that she stars in with Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell.
Ok, now back to the other big nominees this year...tied for second place is Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort, “Argo” and Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained”, which are up for five nominations each. Now, as always there were a few surprises this year.One of them is the shut out of the low-budget film“Beasts of the Southern Wild”, which won top honors at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year, and has been a constant favorite among film critics.Another interesting surprise is the nomination of the film "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen", which was nominated for three Golden Globes!! Until now, this film really had been flying under the radar and wasn't getting any kind of “awards season” buzz, but now with its three nominations, I guarantee you that you will be hearing a lot more of this film! Also, even though the title of the film is a BIT weird, it IS actually a very good film.
Now this is most definitely a look into what we can expect when it comes time for the Academy Awards next year, because the Golden Globe acting winners usually go on to receive the same prizes at the Oscars. The Golden Globes will be taking place on January 13th, 2013, and will be hosted by two of Hollywood's most successful funny ladies...Tina Fey and Amy Poeler. And then the Academy Award nominations will be announced two days later. So yes, things are definitely starting to heat up over here in Hollywood, everyone!!
Well everyone, I hope you have a very wonderful Christmas and New Year's holiday, and may it be filled with much love and joy and peace!!! See you again in the new year!!!