Golden Globes 2011

So the GG’s are tonight (10H, 46M,19S according to the website). Then it’s what? Blastoff? I’ll probably flip it on and if the football game is a blow-out (I doubt it), then I’ll watch a bit more of it mebbe. I don’t even watch much of the Academy Awards usually. But this year, I’ve seen more of the films than is normal for me, so I have a little interest. I’ve actually seen all of the films in the “Best Motion Picture – Drama” category this year. So I’ll do my predictions.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Fighter is by far the best of this lot. It shouldn’t even be a contest. The Social Network was a good movie in a poor year, I think. My Pick: The Fighter. Will Win: The King’s Speech

I haven’t seen the films with Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry, and don’t have any strong preferences for any of the other three. I could live with any of them. My Pick: Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone). Will Win: No freakin’ idea.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

The James Franco film is the only one I have not seen. And here again, I have no real strong feelings one way or the other. My Pick: Jesse Eisenberg. Will Win: Colin Firth

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Not being big on comedies or musicals (although the best film I saw all of last year was Spike Lee’s joint on DVD:   Passing Strange) I have seen only two of these. I had not realized that The Tourist was a comedy. Is it so bad it’s funny? Or has it been marketed poorly? My Pick: I Recuse Myself . Will Win: Burlesque. Everyone loves Cher.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

I passed over Easy A at TIFF so the only movie I’ve seen of this group is The Kid’s Are All Right. My Pick and Will Win: Toss up between Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Here I’ve seen only two (Kevin Spacey’s performance in Casino Jack and Johnny Depp’s in Alice in Wonderland. Neither performance was their best work. I’d guess that Paul Giamatti Will Win for Barney’s Version.

Best Foreign Language Film

I’ve only seen I Am Love, which is certainly good enough to win this, I expect. I tried and tried and tried to get tix at TIFF for Iñárritu’s Biutiful but just couldn’t score. A win there would not surprise me.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

I’ve only not seen Jacki Weaver’s performance in Animal Kingdom. When Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for anything, I usually defer to her. Here though…My Pick: Amy Adams (The Fighter). I wouldn’t have a problem with Mila Kunis here. Oddly enough, if Adams does not win my prediviton of who Will Win is HB Carter.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

This year, this category is an extremely interesting one and fraught with all kinds of possibilities. For me My Pick is Christian Bale who stole the picture (The Fighter) from the leads. A great performance. This is my LOCK O’ THE GLOBES unless the “C” vote swings it for Douglas leaving not a dry eye in the house. If that happens, Bale could legitimately complain “We wuz robbed!” Garfield, Renner and even Rush are worthy nominees. I have not seen Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and have no intention of doing so. Unless I get a serious lull in my DVD queue and am desperate.

Best Director – Motion Picture

I’ve seen all of these and have not real strong preferences, but I’ll choose My Pick: David Fincher for The Social Network but Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) Will Win.

I’ll skip over the musical categories as nothing stands out for me, although if Blue Valentine were nominated here, I’d go for it. So on to tee-vee…

Best Television Drama

I didn’t watch The Good Wife, which apparently is supposed to be…good. And though entertaining, Boardwalk Empire has somewhat disappointed me. The Walking Dead was of course hard to not watch, but a bit on the amateurish side. Dexter continues to be wildly compelling, but let me cast my vote for the continuing Mad Men saga which remains at a high level of output. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict the win for The Good Wife here as well as for Julianna Marguilies in the category

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Both Katey Sagal and Kyra Sedgwick run to overly mannered performances, though I’m hooked on both series.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Will and should win: Steve Buscemi

I’ll skip the nominations for Comedy or Musicals for series and Actors/Actresses. I don’t much spend my time watching comedy on tv, only religiously viewing Nurse Jackie and The Office. By the way, there was a kind of whimsical “who will replace Steve Carell” in The Office when he leaves this year. One suggested Ricky Gervais, the original British version of Carell. Wouldn’t that be something?

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Drama

Can’t get a hold of Carlos. Not interested in Pillars of the Earth. I saw You Don’t Know Jack at Tiff last year. My Pick: Temple Grandin. Will Win: The Pacific.

The Rest of the TV Performances?

Not enough direct viewing to pick here, although both Claire Daines and David Straithairn were very good in Temple Grandin. I expect that wherever you see the word “Glee” in the nominations, you should expect to see a Globe Award.

And for the record, I’m listing below the movies and/or movies that had performances nominated which I viewed last year (2020) by rank (the ranking that year was first run and DVD’s mixed together. Those that I have seen this year are listed here, but the ranking of course are based only on movies I’ve seen in January.

#4 – The Fighter ~ (USA, 2010) ~ In Theaters ~ ♦♦♦♦

#12 – Winter’s Bone ~ (USA, 2010) ~ In theaters ~ ♦♦♦♦

#14 – I Am Love ~ (Italy, 2010) ~ DVD ~ ♦♦♦♦

#17 -The Town ~ (USA, 2010) ~ In Theaters) ~ ♦♦♦♦ (Not nominated, but better than many of those that were)

#24 – The Social Network ~ (USA, 2010) ~ In Theaters ~ ♦♦♦½

#27 – Temple Grandin ~ (USA, 2010) ~ Premium Cable ~ ♦♦♦½

#43 – You Don’t Know Jack ~ (USA, 2010) ~ Cable ~ ♦♦♦

#57 – The Kids Are All Right ~ (USA, 2010) ~ DVD ~ ♦♦½

#68 – Alice in Wonderland ~ (USA, 2010) ~ Cable ~ ♦♦½


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