Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are tonight? I didn’t even know that nominees were announced.

I find this, and the results that are followed really odd, because I thought I saw a lot of films this year.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar
Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox
The Hurt Locker
Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment
Inglourious Basterds
The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg GmbH Production; The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate
Up In The Air
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

I’ve only seen Up In The Air, and it wasn’t very good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Haven’t seen any of these films, I don’t care who wins.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up In The Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Tobey Maguire – Brothers

The Millers, Emily and I are seeing Crazy Heart in three hours, so I can’t speak of that film yet, but I’ve seen two of the films, and of those films, George Clooney’s performance was nothing to write home about (why he’s nominated, I don’t know) but Colin Firth was wonderful. I pick him!

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
(500) Days Of Summer
Watermark Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Hangover
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
It’s Complicated
Relativity Media, Scott Rudin Productions; Universal Pictures
Julie & Julia
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
Nine
The Weinstein Company/Relativity Media/Lucamar Productions/Marc Platt Productions; The Weinstein Company

I’ve seen all of these except for Nine. They’re all good, but the only one I think is worthy of an award is (500) Days of Summer, which was good, but cliché. We’ve seen these characters many times before, it’s the standard characters who are focused at the twenty-something pseudo-hipster audience (ie. me).

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Julia Roberts – Duplicity
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Only seen the two Meryl Streep films, and I pick her role in Julie & Julia.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Matt Damon – The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis – Nine
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days Of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

I’ve only seen one of these films, how can I judge… actually I’ve seen two. I’ll go with Michael Stuhlbarg.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penélope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Mo’nique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Julianne Moore – A Single Man

Really?!?! Who liked Up In The Air THIS much? It was an okay film. It wasn’t anything spectacular. It was also just a giant ad for American Airlines.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

I wanna see Invictus, who’s in?

Best Animated Feature Film
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
Coraline
Laika, Inc.; Focus Features
Fantastic Mr. Fox
American Empirical Picture; Twentieth Century Fox
The Princess And The Frog
Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Up
Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

OMG! This is near impossible. Cloudy was like watching a 90 minute version of Clone High and had me giddy. Fantastic Mr. Fox was really good, and a decent addition to the Wes Anderson canon. Coraline was breathtaking! But, Up, Up, fuck, Up! The emotional weight of Up is incredible and fantastic and beyond compare.

Best Foreign Language Film
Baaria (Italy)
The Country of Italy
Medusa Film; Summit Entertainment
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Country of Spain
El Deseo SA; Sony Pictures Classics
The Maid (La Nana) (Chile)
The Country of Chile
Forastero; Elephant Eye Films
A Prophet (Un Prophete) (France)
The Country of France
Chic Films/Page 114/Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band – Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)
The Country of Germany
X Filme Creative Pool/Les Films Du Losange/Lucky Red/Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics

Not seen a single film.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar
Clint Eastwood – Invictus
Jason Reitman – Up In The Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Really? Best director nomination for Jason Reitman? I think James is gonna win this one, and I haven’t seen the film.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – District 9
Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Nancy Meyers – It’s Complicated
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

The only film in the list which I’ve seen who’s screenplay is anything award worthy is District 9. It’s good science fiction where the meat of the story take precedence over action and special effects. Though often heavy-handed, it does what sci-fi is supposed to do, present modern-day issues and place them in a foreign atmosphere.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino – Up
Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!
James Horner – Avatar
Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man
Karen O and Carter Burwell – Where The Wild Things Are

Fuck yeah! Karen O for the win! The music was a perfect fit for the film, which is beautiful.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Cinema Italiano” – Nine
Music & Lyrics By: Maury Yeston
“I See You” – Avatar
Music By: James Horner and Simon Franglen
Lyrics By: James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell
“I Want To Come Home” – Everybody’s Fine
Music & Lyrics By: Paul McCartney
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” – Crazy Heart
Music & Lyrics By: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
“Winter” – Brothers
Music By: U2
Lyrics By: Bono

What the hell is Everybody’s Fine and when the hell did Paul McCartney release a new song and not tell me? I thought you loved me, Sir Paul!

Best Television Series – Drama
Big Love (HBO)
Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment
Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
House (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate
True Blood (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Really? This is your list of best Drama TV Series? WTF? I choose Mad Men, Dollhouse, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle and Stargate: Universe.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close – Damages (FX NETWORK)
January Jones – Mad Men (AMC)
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

I don’t really care, I watched two shows, one sucks (True Blood), the other is good, but I don’t know who January Jones is.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker – The Mentalist (CBS)
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)
Bill Paxton – Big Love (HBO)

Which one is Jon Hamm?

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
Entourage (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Glee (FOX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
The Office (NBC)
Universal Television Studios, Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC

30 Rock should win, but they’ll be dumb and pick Glee. *PUKE* Is this getting slightly snarky?

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)
Courteney Cox – Cougar Town (ABC)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

I’ve never heard of the first three shows? Are they any good? I pick Allegra.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)

Alec for the win!

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)
Sony Pictures Television
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films
Into The Storm (HBO)
Scott Free and Rainmark Films Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Masterpiece/BBC Co-production
Taking Chance (HBO)
Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures in association with HBO Films

Haven’t seen one of these.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen – Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)
Drew Barrymore – Grey Gardens (HBO)
Jessica Lange – Grey Gardens (HBO)
Anna Paquin – The Courageous Heart Of Irena (CBS)
Sigourney Weaver – Prayers For Bobby (LIFETIME)

No thanks.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon – Taking Chance (HBO)
Kenneth Branagh – Wallander: One Step Behind (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Endgame (PBS)
Brendan Gleeson – Into The Storm (HBO)
Jeremy Irons – Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)

Endgame is not Beckett, I’m sad now.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams – Hung (HBO)
Rose Byrne – Damages (FX NETWORK)
Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)
Janet McTeer – Into The Storm (HBO)
Chloë Sevigny – Big Love (HBO)

Glee will win.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson – Lost (ABC)
Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
William Hurt – Damages (FX NETWORK)
John Lithgow – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Jeremy Piven – Entourage (HBO)

My vote is for Barney Stinson!

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