Golden Globes jaw-dropper: Johnny vs. Johnny instead of Leo vs. Leo
Hey, what happened to poor Leonardo DiCaprio? He had such a strong year on screen that many award gurus believed he had a good shot at scoring two Golden Globe nominations for best drama actor -- for "Inception" and "Shutter Island," just as he did in 2006 for "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed."
DiCaprio ended up getting knocked out of the ring by underdogs Mark Wahlberg ("The Fighter") and Ryan Gosling ("Blue Valentine"). It's not a case of voters not liking Leo's movies. "Inception" got nominated for best drama picture and director. Are they picking on him?
Maybe so. One other actor – surprise – did receive two nominations in one lead category. Johnny Depp reaped bids for both "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist" in the race for best comedy/musical actor. His bid for "Alice" was expected. Indeed, he's considered to be the front-runner to win. But where is all of this Globes love for "The Tourist" coming from? It's also nominated for best comedy/musical plicture, and Angelina Jolie is up for best actress. The movie has a lousy score of 37 at Metacritic.
— Tom O'Neil
Photos: "Alice in Wonderland" (Disney), "The Tourist" (Columbia Pictures), "Shutter Island" (Paramount), "Inception" (Warner Bros.)