In the midst of excitement of the Holiday Season, we almost forgot about Hollywood’s award season. That was until the Golden Globes announced their 69th Golden Globe Award Nominees last week at the Beverly Hill Hilton Hotel. Now all spotlights are back on in Tinsel Town.

Held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (“HFPA”), the Golden Globes recognize achievements in 25 categories; 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television. Since 1983, it has been produced by Dick Clark Productions. This year marks its 68th anniversary in Hollywood. Its members represent 55+ countries around the world.

As the international box office has dramatically expanded these days, the Golden Globes’ prestige has also increased. It is one of the three most-watched award shows on television.

Not surprisingly, the filming locations of the movies nominated take us   once again around the world. Below is a list of the films nominated for   the 2012 Golden Globe Award and and the general locations in which they were made.


Best Motion Picture - Drama 


And the nominees are:

  • The Descendants: Honolulu, O’ahu, and Kaua’i, Hawaii.
  • The Help: Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi. For more details on the film locations of The Help, read our blog post “Mississippi: The Filming Locations of The Help”.
  • Hugo: Paris, France; London, England.
  • The Ides of March: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cincinnati and Oxford, Ohio; Covington and Newport Kentucky; Miami, Florida.
  • Moneyball: Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California; Boston, Massachusetts.
  • War Horse: Surrey, Wiltshire, Devon, and Bedfordshire, England.


Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


And the nominees are:

  • 50/50: Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • The Artist: Los Angeles and Pasadena, California.
  • Bridesmaids: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, Oxnard, and Santa Clarita, California.
  • Midnight in Paris: Versailles, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Giverny, France.
  • My Week with Marilyn: Surrey, London, Kent, and Berkshire, England.


Best Foreign Language Film


And the nominees are:

  • The Flowers of War: China
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey: Hungary
  • The Kid with a Bike: Belgium
  • A Separation: Iran
  • The Skin I Live In: Spain 


Locations, Locations, Locations

In no particular order, below is a list of the U.S. film offices/commissions involved in the movies nominated above. We’re happy to share that 10 out of 12 on the list are our clients. Congratulations everyone!

Honolulu Film Office
Hawaii Film Office
Mississippi Film Office
Michigan Film Office
Ohio Film Office
Kentucky Film Office
Miami-Dade Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
Florida’s Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
California Film Commission
Massachusetts Film Office
Film Wisconsin
Illinois Film Office


The 2012 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Don’t forget to watch The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 15, 2012, to see who the winners will be. In case you’re interested, here’s the complete list of this year’s nominees.


Production still of The Artist via Google.