Wow...these are just awful. Alice in Wonderland AND The Tourist? This is the HFPA star-fucking at its worst. They could have put the likes of Please Give, Scott Pilgrim, Easy A, Another Year, or Made in Dagenham in there, and they pick this list? Shame.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
A little surprised that Wahlberg got in, although I guess I shouldn't be considering the recent streak the film has been on. And yay for Ryan Gosling's mention. See HFPA, nominating indies doesn't hurt that much, does it?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
That Johnny Depp double nomination is horrific. His Mad Hatter was weird all right, but not in a good way. And as far as The Tourist goes, well, he had a few little moments, but other than that he was totally flat.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Jolie's nomination here is just as bad as the film's nomination for Best Picture. There's just nothing there except a star. A vacant, joyless star. Oh, and while I'm at it: so long, Lesley Manville/Another Year.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture