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Golden Globe Predictions

15 Jan

The Golden Globes are tonight, while not the most accurate predictor of the Oscars, they are the most fun. Ricky Gervais is hosting, and if you caught his act las year you know you are in for some fun. Nobody bites the hand that feeds like Ricky.

Here are my predictions (in bold)


Best Motion Picture – Drama – I saw all of the nominees except War Horse, and I have to say that The Descendants was the best.
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“The Ides of March”
“War Horse”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical – I saw everything on the list except for The Artist, and I based on the GG’s history and buzz on the net. I think The Artist will win, even though I think 50/50 was really great.

“The Artist”
“Midnight in Paris”
“My Week With Marilyn”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama –  If Viola Davis doesn’t win it will be a crime. The Hollywood Foreign press is unpredictable, so it could be Tilda Swinton or Rooney Mara. There are plenty of examples in GG history of them being the only award an actor or actress wins all season.

Glenn Close – “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis – “The Help”
Rooney Mara – “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep – “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton – “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – I really want this to be Brad Pitt’s year, George has an Oscar, its time to share the wealth.  But I think it will be George.

George Clooney – “The Descendants”
Leonardo DiCaprio -“J. Edgar”
Michael Fassbender – “Shame”
Ryan Gosling – “The Ides of March”
Brad Pitt – “Moneyball”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical – I did not see My Week With Marilyn, I didn’t think it was a comedy. Anyhow, Michelle has all the buzz, so I will go with her. 

Jodi Foster – “Carnage”
Charlize Theron – “Young Adult”
Kristen Wiig – “Bridesmaids”
Michelle Williams – “My Week With Marilyn”
Kate Winslet – “Carnage”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical – If I was picking it would be Ryan Gosling, but since I am not its the dude from the artist.

Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”
Brendan Gleeson – “The Guard”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “50/50”
Ryan Gosling – “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Owen Wilson – “Midnight in Paris”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – This is a tough category, if i was picking I would go with Ocatavia Spencer, but since I am not its the chick from The Artist. Jessica Chastain could be the upset.

Berenice Bejo – “The Artist”

Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer – “The Help”
Jessica Chastain – “The Help”
Shailene Woodley – “The Descendants”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture –  I really want this for Albert Brooks, he was so damn creepy in Drive. I also want him to get the Oscar.  I think the GG will go to Christopher Plummer.
Kenneth Branagh – “My Week With Marilyn”
Albert Brooks – “Drive”
Jonah Hill – “Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen – “A Dangerous Method ”
Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”

Best Director – Motion Picture – The guy who directed The Artist.  I would give it to Alexander Payne
Woody Allen – “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney – “The Ides of March”
Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
Alexander Payne – “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese – “Hugo”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture –

“Midnight In Paris” – Woody Allen
“The Ides of March” – George Clooney , Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
“Moneyball” – Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Gnomeo & Juliet “- “Hello Hello” (Elton John)
“Machine Gun Preacher” – “The Keeper” (Chris Cornell)
“Albert Nobbs” – “Lay Your Head Down” (Glenn Close)
The Help” – “The Living Proof” (Mary J. Blige)
“W.E.” – “Masterpiece” (Madonna)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource
“W.E.” – Abel Korzeniowski
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“Hugo” – Howard Shore
“War Horse” – John Williams

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Arthur Christmas”
“Cars 2”
“Puss in Boots”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Flowers of War” (China)
“In The Land of Blood and Honey” (USA – directed by Angelina Jolie)
“The Kid With The Bike” (Belgium)
“A Separation” (Iran)
“The Skin I Live In” (Spain)


Best Television Series – Drama
“American Horror Story” (FX)
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Boss” (Starz)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“Enlightened” (HBO)
“Episodes” (Showtime)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“New Girl” (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes – “Homeland”
Mireille Enos – “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Madeleine Stowe – “Revenge”
Callie Thorne – “Necessary Roughness”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Kelsey Grammer – “Boss”
Jeremy Irons – “The Borgias”
Damian Lewis – “Homeland”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern – “Enlightened”
Zoe Deschanel – “New Girl”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Laura Linney – “The Big C”
Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
David Duchovny – “Californication”
Johnny Galecki – “The Big Bang Theory”
Thomas Jane – “Hung”
Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Cinema Verite” (HBO)
“Downton Abbey Masterpiece” (PBS)
“The Hour” (BBC America)
“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
“Too Big To Fail” (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Romola Garai – “The Hour”
Diane Lane – “Cinema Verite”
Elizabeth McGovern – “Downton Abbey Masterpiece”
Emma Watson – “Appropriate Adult”
Kate Winslet – “Mildred Pierce”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Bonneville – “Downton Abbey Masterpiece”
Idris Elba – “Luther”
William Hurt – “Too Big To Fail”
Bill Nighy – “Page Eight Masterpiece”
Dominic West – “The Hour”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Lang – “American Horror Story”
Kelly MacDonald – “Boardwalk Empire”
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey Masterpiece”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Mildred Pierce”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
Paul Giamatti – “Too Big To Fail”
Guy Pearce – “Mildred Pierce”
Tim Robbins – “Cinema Verite”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

Best and Worst of 2011

26 Dec

It’s that time of year when everyone is releasing their best and worst lists for 2011.

So here’s mine


Revenge – Ahh 80’s soap drama how I have missed you.

Ringer – This show knows how to set up and knock em’ down. Over the top and fast paced, not quite as soapy as Revenge but just as intriguing.

Once Upon A Time – This is my warm cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows on cold winter night. Satisfying to the taste, the tummy and the brain chemistry that lives off the chemical reaction chocolate delivers.

Drive – Sure Ryan Gosling was amazing, but Albert Brooks was a revelation. I will never view Broadcast News the same way again.

Mathew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer – Showed that he is still the actor who delivered a powerhouse performance in A Time To Kill and all those romantic comedies were just to pay the bills.  Lets hope this is the beginning of Mathew’s second act.

Ryan Gosling in everything, enough said.

Kung Fu Panda 2  and Puss in Boots – I am not a big kiddie movie fan, but these two films have scripts that rivaled live action movies this year. And the animation was mind-blowing, what artistry.

Homeland – The season finale was a cop-out, much like The Killing, but the rest of the season more than made up for it. Just like The Killing I hold out hope for season 2.

Fringe – What can I say, I love this show.

Brad Pitt in Moneyball – This is an Oscar worthy performance, I have my fingers crossed.

The Help – Viola Davis Oscar watch. 

Mission Impossible 4 – This was the best action movie of 2011. Loved every second of it.


Grimm – I had high hopes for this show, I wanted to like it. It left me flat and I could care less.

Secret Circle – What a disappointment, the cast is unwatchable the acting terrible.

The Playboy Club

Rooney Mara in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Nancy Grace and the Casey Anthony trial

Twilight Saga: Braking Dawn Part 1 – This book didn’t need to be 2 movies, let alone one.

Jack and Jill – Why do comedians whose careers are failing think cross dressing, multiple characters movies will revive their careers?

I am sure there is more than what I have on this list, these are the things that came to mind.

What made your best and worst list for 2011?

Golden Globe Nominations – Ryan Gosling Not Robbed

15 Dec

I know the Golden Globes aren’t as respected as The SAGs or the Oscars, but at least someone was smart enough to recognize what a great actor Ryan Gosling is.

As much as I love Ryan, I am really pulling for Brad Pitt for best actor this year. Moneyball was an incredible performance, I said it in yesterday’s post, this was a master class in being not acting.  He didn’t indicate, he didn’t show, he was present in every moment on screen.

Whats really great about the Golden Globes is they are unpredictable, remember these are the people who gave Pia Zadora an award. And everybody drinks at this show, especially the host, thank God they brought back Ricky Gervais.

The Hollywood Foreign press certainly loves them some George Clooney, acting, directing, screenplay noms. 

Favorite Nominations

Ryan Gosling – Ides of March – I saw this, he was good, but he was so much better in Drive.

Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love – Saw this, he was hysterical, would love it if he won this. But he is up against the foreign guy from The Artist and these awards are given out by the Foreign press, sooooo…..

Joseph Gordon Levitt – 50/50, great performance, glad to see him get a nom

Brad Pitt – Moneyball – lets hope the streak continues and this is Brad’s year for an Oscar

Viola Davis for The Help – Let this be her year.

Charlize Theron – Young Adult

50/50 – nominated for Best Movie musical or comedy. I saw this movie and this is very well deserved. Who knows maybe it will get an Oscar nod too, the script definitely should.

Albert Brooks for Drive, I was shocked he didnt get a SAG nomination for this performance. But the Globe nom is good, and if he wins, it increases his chance for an Oscar nom.

The best director category is quite an interesting mix

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris

George Clooney – The Ides Of March

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Martin Scorsese – Hugo

And as always we can count on the Globes to acknowledge the new kids on the block with nominations for American Horror Story, Madeline Stowe, Homeland, Damian Lewis, Callie Thorne, New Girl and Enlightened.

Full List Here Golden Globes 2011

Do you agree with these nominations? Who would you have nominated?

Ryan Gosling was ROBBED SAG Nominations 2011

14 Dec

The nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards were announced this morning,  the awards will be given out Sunday January 29th on TNT at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

NO Ryan Gosling, not one nomination, the man was in three major movies this summer, he showed depth and range and he couldn’t get one nod. But they had plenty of time to nominate 2 foreign dudes. Really!!!!

Maybe the Golden Globes will come thru, or even the Oscars, but that is soooo political and Ryan doesn’t play the kissy face Hollywood game.

Remember the SAG’s, unlike the Oscars are only voted on by actors, so predicting the winners is more about rewarding the craft of acting then playing politics. 

Male Actor in a leading role (film) 

2 Foreign dudes, whatever

George Clooney for The Descendants – I haven’t seen this one yet, but I have heard nothing but great things about George’s performance. 

Brad Pitt – Moneyball – I saw this and I must saw this is one of Pitt’s finest performances, it’s a master class on being not acting.

Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar – I saw this, and he was incredible, but his performance was weighed down by that horrible script.

Prediction – If they don’t go with a foreign dude, I say Pitt should go home a winner. 

Female Actor in a leading role (film)

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs – Didn’t see it, I heard she impersonates a man.

Viola Davis – The Help – I saw this, and she was magnificent. If she doesn’t win, I will be very disappointed

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – She is the great one, so I am sure she is magnificent, but come on Viola needs some love.

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin – ah no

Michelle Williams – she is a few more nominations away from her win

Prediction – Viola Davis

Ensemble Nomination (Film) – its kind of like Best Picture

The Artist – enough already with this movie, you know it is going to be nominated for an Oscar.

Bridesmaids – Totally shocked at this one. You go girls.

The Descendants – We know, deep family tragedy, blah blah

The Help – Please let these ladies get there due.

Midnight in Paris – Clever, but come on Owen Wilson was in it.

Prediction – The Help

Some of my favorite nominations

Nick Nolte for Warrior

Octavia Spencer for The Help (I hope she wins)

Jessica Lange for American Horro Story (I hope she wins)

Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer,  the show is going off the air, she can be nominated next year for the episodes airing this summer, but it would be nice if she won. Julianna Margulies has won enough already.


Not a single nomination for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Nothing for Hugo

Bryce Dallas Howard was not nominated for The Help

Connie Britton and Taissa Farmiga were not nominated for American Horror Story

Kathy Bates for Harry’s Law

Christine Baranski was not nominated

Patrick J. Adams from Suits was nominated. This is a great show, USA was must be so psyched one of their actors got nominated.

The full list can be found here SAG Nominations.

Don’t forget the Golden Globe nominations are announced tomorrow, Thursday December 15th.

Oscar Bait

21 Oct

A new trailer hit the inter-webs today, it’s for Angelina Jolie‘s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey.  I read about this while it was in production, it is supposed to be very deep and serious. It tells the story of a doomed and fairly twisted relationship between a Muslim woman and a Serbian soldier in war-torn Bosnia. Angelina is absolutely one of the best actresses working today, she is truly talented, it’s a shame she is so ugly. If she knocks it out of the park as a director, Jennifer Anniston should move to Guam.

The academy usually eats this shit up, and they love Angie, it will be interesting to see if she gets any noms for her freshman effort. I am sure the Golden Globes will gush all over this, because they really love Angie and Brad. And we all know what the Golden Globes are really about, more popularity contest and less political then the Oscars.

Let’s take a look at a few more contenders, in no particular order, J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood directed Leo DiCaprio starring bio-pic about J. Edgar Hoover. Could this finally be the year they give Leo the Oscar he deserved for The Aviator and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, I love David Fincher, he was totally robbed last year, he should have won the best director Oscar for The Social Network, maybe he will get it this year. But this is raw edgy material, which Fincher excels at, Seven anyone, but the more conservative academy doesn’t always embrace.

I can guarantee that Rooney Mara will get nominated for her role as Lisbeth Salander, it won’t matter if she is good or not, she is naked, tattoo’d and pierced, they love young girls, the academy has been kind of pervy like that over the last few years.  There is a joke in Hollywood, if you are woman and you want to get nominated for an Oscar (and you are not Meryl Streep), play a hooker, a slut, or if you are pretty make yourself ugly.

While we are on best actress, there are only four available slots since Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher bio The Iron Lady is in contention, Meryl always gets nominated, and she deserves to be,  she is consistently great in everything she does, no matter how crappy the movie (Its Complicated) she elevates it. I hear Kirsten Dunst is very good in Melancholia, she won the Best Actress award at Cannes. But this also may be too weird for the Academy. But, she is topless.

Lets talk best actor, shall we, my money is on Ryan Gosling for Drive, he will also get a SAG nomination. George Clooney for The Descendants, and one of the british dudes from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  I also predict a globe nomination for Gosling’s comedic turn in Crazy Stupid Love.

Supporting actor, Albert Brooks performance in Drive is not only worthy of a nomination but a win. This is the stuff of Oscar legend, I also predict Christopher Plummer for Beginners.

Even though I know neither of these actors has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting nominated, both Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton deserve some sort of recognition for their performances in Warrior.  Tom Hardy’s performance was unbelievable, he absolutely broke my heart in the last fight scene. I was bawling my eyes out. If you didn’t see this movie, you must see it when it comes out on DVD.  When I showed my boyfriend some of Hardy’s other work, he couldn’t believe it was the same actor.

And a last wish, I am not asking for a win, just a nomination for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2. It was a really good movie, the best of the franchise, with Order of the Phoenix second. A nomination would show that the academy knows how to respect the impact this series had on movie making. For ten plus years hundreds of people devoted their lives to the craft of movie making, and with each movie they surpassed the technical and artistic achievement of the earlier films.  They gave the stinky Hobbit movies an Oscar, the least they could do is nominate Harry Potter.

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