The big-screen adaptation of Les Misérables continues to storm the awards season barricades, receiving four 2013 Golden Globe nominations. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honoring both movies and television, the Golden Globe ceremony will be held on January 13, 2013, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Les Miz received Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Hugh Jackman for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy), Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress and “Suddenly” for Best Original Song. The omission of Tom Hooper from the Best Director category was considered a surprise.
Jessica Chastain, who is currently starring on Broadway in The Heiress, received a nomination for Best Actress (Drama). Theater vets who will vie for Golden Globes in the film categories include Denzel Washington (Best Actor, Drama) for Flight, Meryl Streep (Best Actress, Musical or Comedy) for Hope Springs and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Supporting Actor) for The Master. Tony winner Tony Kushner received a Best Screenplay nod for Lincoln.
In the TV categories, the Broadway-centric Smash received a single nomination for Best Comedy Series alongside The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls and Modern Family.
Tony winner Glenn Close was nominated for Best Actress (Drama) for Damages in a category that includes Broadway vets Claire Danes (Homeland) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). Sigourney Weaver of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received nod for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV movie for Political Animals.
Among TV actors, Broadway-bound 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin will compete for Best Actor in a comedy in a field that includes Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory. The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels received a nod for Best Actor in a drama in a strong category that includes perennial nominees Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Damian Lewis (Homeland). Tony winner Mandy Patinkin was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a category that includes Ed Harris for Game Change.