Golden Globes 2012 – Nominees Before They Were Stars
Golden Globes 2012 – Nominees Before They Were Stars :
For the past two years, all four acting champs at the Golden Globes went on to win an Oscar. Could that happen again? It all begins with the nominations, which were recently announced. But before the accolades and awards, many of these stars were just like us, sitting for their school photos, way before they were famous. Our friends at Snakkle.com dug up a few pics of some of our favorite nominees before they were internationally famous celebrities.
Best Actor – Drama (Brad Pitt in Moneyball)
It was a good year for Brad Pitt, with two critically acclaimed parts in The Tree of Life and Moneyball. He picked up his fifth Golden Globe nomination today, and we think he’s the favorite to win. He is up against his good friend George Clooney in The Descendants, so it should be interesting.
Best Actress—Comedy or Musical (Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn)
Michelle Williams was nominated last year for the film Blue Valentine, and she’s back again for her role as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. If she does not beat out Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, we’re going to bet that Williams becomes the first Dawson’s Creek alum to take home a Globe some day.
Best Actor in a Drama Series (Kelsey Grammer in Boss)
Kelsey Grammer has been nominated for eight Golden Globes in the comedy category and, in his first dramatic television role, he’s hit it out of the park playing the mayor of Chicago.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Zooey Deschanel in New Girl)
Somehow we knew that the Hollywood Foreign Press would love Zooey Deschanel in her TV show New Girl. She is adorable, on and off screen, so we get it. She’s up against nominees Laura Dern in Enlightened, Tina Fey in 30 Rock, Laura Linney in The Big C and Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation.
Best Actor – Comedy or Musical (Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris)
It’s usually the ladies in Woody Allen movies that get nominated at the Globes (Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson), but Owen Wilson picked up the nomination for Midnight in Paris, which is also nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay.