Bookies tip The Artist, The Help and The Descendants for Golden Globes 2012

by Lisa McGarry

This year’s Golden Globe nominations threw up no surprises as nominations were handed out to The Artist, The Help and The Descendants.

Bookies Paddy Power wasted no time in pin pointing their favourites, making The Descendants, starring George Clooney, their 10/11 favourite to pick up the Golden Globe for Best Picture Drama with silent movie The Artist the 8/13 odds-on favourite to pick up the Globe for Best Picture Musical/Comedy.

Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, is the 4/6 favourite to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady while Michelle Williams is 4/11 to be rewarded for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn’.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “There were no real surprises thrown up in today’s nominations. As expected Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse all received a nod and it will be interesting to see how this year’s winners affect the Oscars odds overall.”

The Golden Globes will take place on 15 January 2012.

The Golden Globes – January 15 2012

Picture Drama
10/11 The Descendants
5/2 War Horse
11/4 Hugo
14/1 Moneyball
16/1 The Help
16/1 The Ides Of March

Picture Musical/Comedy
8/13 The Artist
11/4 My Week With Marilyn
9/2 Midnight In Paris
6/1 Bridesmaids
12/1 50/50

Actor Musical/Comedy
1/2 Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
9/2 Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
9/2 Owen Wilson (Midnight In Paris)
8/1 Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
8/1 Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)

Actress Musical/Comedy
4/11 Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
9/2 Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
6/1 Jodie Foster (Carnage)
6/1 Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
10/1 Kate Winslet (Carnage)

Actor Drama
8/13 George Clooney (The Descendants)
5/2 Leonardo Di Caprio (J Edgar)
4/1 Michael Fassbender (Shame)
8/1 Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March)
10/1 Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Actress Drama
4/6 Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
15/8 Viola Davis (The Help)
6/1 Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
7/1 Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
9/1 Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)