Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Hope: The Social Network
Prediction: The Social Network
Missing: The Ghost Writer, Fish Tank, Easier With Practice, The Square.

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Hope: Red (1st choice) The Kids Are All Right (2nd choice)
Prediction: The Kids Are All Right
Missing: City Island, Saint John of Las Vegas (that I've seen) Hot Tub Time Machine, The A-Team (I haven't seen)

Best Director - Motion Picture
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
David Fincher The Social Network
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
David O. Russell The Fighter

Hope: David O. Russell mainly due to the others and their movies Directing don't do enough for me.
Prediction: David Fincher or possibly Aronofsky
Missing: Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
Colin Firth The King's Speech
James Franco 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg The Fighter

Hope: Jesse Eisenberg I guess
Prediction: James Franco
Missing: Brian Geraghty for Easier With Practice, Ewan McGregor for The Ghost Writer, Jeff Bridges for True Grit

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Halle Berry Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman Black Swan
Michelle Williams Blue Valentine

Hope: Jennifer Lawrence
Prediction: Natalie Portman
Missing: Katie Jarvis for Fish Tank Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit, Olivia Williams for The Ghost Writer

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp The Tourist
Paul Giamatti Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey Casino Jack

Hope: Kevin Spacey
Prediction: Paul Giamatti
Missing: Andy Garcia for City Island

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Anne Hathaway Love and Other Drugs
Julianne Moore The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone Easy A
Angelina Jolie The Tourist

Hope: Julianne Moore
Prediction: Emma Stone
Missing: Greta Gerwig for Greenberg

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale The Fighter
Michael Douglas Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield The Social Network
Jeremy Renner The Town
Geoffrey Rush The King's Speech

Hope: Michael Douglas for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Prediction: Christian Bale for The Fighter
Missing: Justin Timberlake for The Social Network, Ezra Miller for City Island

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech
Mila Kunis Black Swan
Melissa Leo The Fighter
Jacki Weaver Animal Kingdom

Hope: Mila Kunis for Black Swan
Prediction: Melissa Leo for The Fighter
Missing: Kierston Wareing for Fishtank

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Hope: The Kids Are All Right
Prediction: The Social Network
Missing: The Ghost Writer

Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Hope: Toy Story 3
Prediction: Toy Story 3
Missing: n/a

Best Foreign Language Film
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Hope: I Am Love
Prediction: I Am Love
Missing: Music En Espera [Music On Hold]

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Bound to You Burlesque
Coming Home Country Strong
I See the Light Tangled
There's a Place for Us Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Burlesque

Hope: "I See the Light" from Tangled
Prediction: 1 of the 2 from Burlesque
Missing: "Take It Easy Hospital - Human Jungle" from No One Knows About Persian Cats

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplot The King's Speech
Danny Elfman Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmin 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross The Social Network
Hans Zimmer Inception

Hope: Trent Reznor I guess
Prediction: Danny Elfman
Missing: Various Artists - No Knows About Persian Cats

Best Television Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Hope: The Walking Dead
Prediction: Mad Men or maybe Boardwalk Empire
Missing: Breaking Bad, Rubicon, Burn Notice, Fringe

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Hope: The Big Bang Theory
Prediction: Glee or Modern Family
Missing: Psych, Party Down, The Good Guys, Scoundrels, My Boys, How I Met Your Mother

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall Dexter
Jon Hamm Mad Men
Hugh Laurie House

Hope: Bryan Cranston
Prediction: Steve Buscemi
Missing: Jeffrey Donovan for Burn Notice, James Badge Dale for Rubicon, Nathan Fillion for Castle

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Julianna Margulies The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss Mad Men
Piper Perabo Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer

Hope: Piper Perabo for Covert Affairs
Prediction: Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men
Missing: Anna Torv for Fringe, Stana Katic for Castle, Morena Baccarin for V

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin 30 Rock
Steve Carell The Office
Thomas Jane Hung
Matthew Morrison Glee
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory

Hope: Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
Prediction: Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
Missing: James Roday for Psych, Bradley Whitford for The Good Guys, Adam Scott for Party Down

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hope Davis Special Relationship
Jane Lynch Glee
Kelly McDonald Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles Dexter
Sofia Vergara Modern Family

Hope: Julia Stiles for Dexter
Prediction: Jane Lynch for Glee
Missing: Maggie Lawson from Psych, Magda Apanowicz from Caprica, Candice Accola from The Vampire Diaries (mainly due to the lust factor. I enjoy her scenes more than any other).

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan Hawaii Five-0
Chris Noth The Good Wife
David Straithairn Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet Modern Family
Chris Colfer Glee

Hope: David Straithairn for Temple Grandin
Prediction: Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family
Missing: Neil Patrick-Harris for How I Met Your Mother, John Noble for Fringe, Peter Krause for Parenthood, Bruce Campbell for Burn Notice, Willie Garson for White Collar, Patrick John Flueger for Scoundrels, Martin Starr for Party Down, Dule Hill for Psych

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette United States of Tara
Edie Falco Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey 30 Rock
Laura Linney The Big C
Lea Michelle Glee

Hope: Toni Collette for United States of Tara
Prediction: Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Missing: Kaley Cuoco for The Big Bang Theory, Lizzy Caplan for Party Down, Jordana Spiro for My Boys, Yvonne Strahovski for Chuck,

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack
The Pillars of the Earth

Hope: Temple Grandin
Prediction: Temple Grandin
Missing: nothing specifically comes to mind.

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Dennis Quaid The Special Relationship
Ian McShane The Pillars of the Earth
Édgar Ramírez Carlos
Al Pacino You Don't Know Jack
Idris Elba Luther

Hope: Ian McShane I guess
Prediction: no idea
Missing: had it aired before the end of the year, Neverland the new Peter Pan re-imagining, but it's not supposed to air until sometime in the 2nd half of 2011.

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes Temple Grandin
Hayley Atwell The Pillars of the Earth
Jennifer Love Hewitt The Client List
Judi Dench Return to Cranford
Romola Gara Emma

Hope: Claire Danes for Temple Grandin
Prediction: Claire Danes for Temple Grandin
Missing: nothing comes to mind at this point.

All in all, another pathetic year for the nominations for the Golden Globes. At least Bryan Cranston did finally get nominated (unlike the Emmy's which he has been every year for Breaking Bad). But in terms of movies, the only acceptance I can find with the lack of worthy nominations is the fact 2010 seemed to be a pretty down year for movies. Comedies especially. Among the movies I saw, City Island was really the only true Comedy that was pretty good. The comedies I didn't see, that I want/ed to like Red, Hot Tub Time Machine, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The A-Team all are missing save for Red, and that's only in the movie itself category (without any individual nominations).

The Social Network, The Fighter, The King's Speech and The Kids Are All Right seem to be big names this year, but among those, I'd be surprised if any I'll like as much as Fishtank, The Ghost Writer, The Square, Easier With Practice or even stuff like City Island or the documentary(like) Exit Through the Gift Shop. There may be a Documentary category where that and/or Catfish shows up, it's just not on the published list (or/nor is it awarded at the Globes ceremony itself, but ahead of time instead).

And the television year, while there still are a fair amount of good shows, including new shows, most of them are on cable, or during the Summer. Now many cable shows are included of course, but the USA Network has the lone nomination of Piper Perabo for Covert Affairs. And while that's all good and fine, given I think she's good in that show and certainly deserving of a nomination, still, where have the nominations been for the list of USA Network actors for the past 5 years been? It's been Tony Shaloub for Monk and then nothing else. No James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell. Heck, even Mary McCormack from In Plain Sight probably has been deserving in the past.

To add to, shows like Party Down, Rubicon, The Good Guys, Castle, Fringe, Parenthood, My Boys, True Blood, Scoundrels, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Lost totally not represented along with those USA Network shows. But that's nothing new for The Golden Globes. Although a few of those have shown up at times, the Emmys do a little better job with including shows like those. You'd think given it's the foreign press who vote for these, a lot more international movies and tv shows might show up. Stuff like Doctor Who and Being Human even, but I wonder if the foreign press still focus their exposure purely to what comes directly from Hollywood.

On the flip side, I do hope The Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons win, I could see Parsons winning, but TBBT has too much competition. That unwatchable ABC show Modern Family and Glee too much of the media have gone apeshit over for it to have a chance. Yet, it was just given a 3-season extension and a $260 million deal. Like a friend of mine says, with sitcoms (or all of network tv) "there's The Big Bang Theory, and then there's everything else."

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