Canucks Ryan Gosling, Gordon Pinsent get Golden Globe nods

Canucks Ryan Gosling, Gordon Pinsent get Golden Globe nods

Blue Valentine stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling (Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images) 

The Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday, and there are a few talented Canadians among the star-studded list of contenders. Most notable is Ryan Gosling, who earned a nomination for his role in Blue Valentine opposite Michelle Williams. Paul Giamatti, though not Canadian, got a nod for best actor in a comedy for his role in the Canadian-produced Barney’s Version. An article in today’s Toronto Star asserts that the film was overlooked in the best motion picture, comedy or musical. The nominees in that category include Burlesque (WTF?) and Alice in Wonderland.

In television, Pillars of the Earth has been nominated for best miniseries. The show is a German-Canadian co-production and stars “Canadian icons” Donald Sutherland and Gordon Pinsent. The Golden Globes will take place on January 16, and are usually a pretty good indicator of what Oscar season will bring. Fingers crossed a few of our own get the chance to go onstage and tearfully thank their agents.

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