Carnage (the film adaptation of the Tony-winning play God of Carnage), Tony winner Viola Davis and Relatively Speaking playwright Woody Allen are among the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony will take place January 15, hosted by Ricky Gervais.
Carnage received a nod for Best Comedy or Musical film, with two of its stars, Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet, earning Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical nominations. Allen, who wrote Honeymoon Motel (one of the three comedies in Broadway's Relatively Speaking), earned Best Screenplay and Best Director nominations for his film, Midnight in Paris, which also received a Best Comedy or Musical nomination. War Horse, adapted from the same Michael Marpugo children's book as the Tony-winning play, received nominations for Best Drama film and Best Score. Davis earned a Best Actress in a Drama nod for The Help, alongside fellow Tony winner Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
In the TV categories Homeland, which stars An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin star and director Mandy Patinkin, earned a Best TV Drama nomination. Glee earned a nomination for Best TV Comedy or Musical series. Broadway veterans who earned acting nominations include Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Kelsey Grammer (Boss), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Laura Linney (The Big C) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock).