Saturday, January 15, 2011

Golden Globe Predictions

The Golden Globes are tomorrow night. And I'm looking forward to seeing some of my favorite shows get some awards! Here are the nominees, with my choice for winners in bold. There are a few categories where I just can't vote because I haven't seen any of the nominees. 
Also, I'd like to add my name to the list of protesters about True Grit getting shut out of the nominations. I'm sorry, but Emma Stone for Easy A? And not Hailee for True Grit? Seriously? Emma Stone sucked, as did the movie! That's just wrong on too many levels!

Best TV Series (comedy or musical)
30 Rock
Big Bang Theory
Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
My vote goes to Modern Family just because everything about that show is perfect- the cast, the stories, the set, etc. All of it. Who do I think it will go to? Glee or Big C. Why? The cable shows always do better, and Big C attracts a more adult, mature audience. And Glee just because Hollywood types (those who actually vote on this stuff) love how Glee tackles political, social issues.

Best Television Series -- Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Walking Dead
Didn't I just say yesterday how I love the Good Wife? I think Mad Men has run its course in the awards, and I've never seen the other shows.

Best Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist
I've only see Alice, and none of the others. And I really don't think Alice was that great. So I won't be voting here.

Best Motion Picture -- Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network
I have only seen Inception and the Social Network. I thought the Social Network was great, but it wasn't the best movie this year. It was just a really interesting story about something everyone is a part of. However, Inception blew me away. Personally, I'm rooting for an Inception sweep! Do I think it will happen? I don't know. 

Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle -- 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan -- Inception
Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko -- The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler -- The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin -- The Social Network
Having not seen 3 of the 5 movies, I can't really say much. But again, there has never been anything like Inception before, so I'm going with Inception.

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
Surprised? I think the Social Network had potential to be the worst movie this year. But it was the direction of it all that made it work. So I'm going with Social Network. But I'm hoping Inception gets it. See the above reasons for why.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 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
I'm going with the only one where I can remember the guy. Did I think he was that great? Meh. So I'm ready to be wrong.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 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
Never saw any of them. Don't plan to either. I think Cary Mulligan should be here for her role in Wall St though!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical
Johnny Depp -- Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp -- The Tourist
Paul Giamatti -- Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal -- Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey -- Casino Jack
Again, I'm going with the only movie I have seen. But Johnny Depp was pretty good in Alice. The Tourist is showing here in town still. Maybe I'll go see it today.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening -- The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway -- Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie -- The Tourist
Julianne Moore -- The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone -- Easy A
I think it will go to anyone but Emma Stone. I think it will be split between Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, and go to Angelina Jolie instead.

Best Performance by an 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
Maybe I haven't seen Colin Firth in this movie, but I will always vote for him anyway. If for no other reason than I just want to see him on stage.

Best Performance by an 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
Not only have I not seen any of these movies, I've only heard of one of them. I have no vote.

Best Actor in a TV Series- Drama
Steve Buscemi- Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston- Breaking Bad
Michael C Hall- Dexter
Jon Hamm- Mad Men
Hugh Laurie- House
I once read somewhere that Hugh Laurie deserves all awards always. Why? Because he's speaking English with an American accent (he's a Brit), walking believably with a cane, spouting some difficult medical jargon, and playing a fabulous character. He works three times harder than all other actors. So I'm tempted to go with him. But I think House has run its course. But I haven't seen 3 of the 5 shows, and I don't think Jon Hamm deserves it this season. So I'm going with House.

Best Actress in a TV Series- Drama
Julianna Margulies- the Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss- Man Men
Piper Perabo- Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal- Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick- the Closer
Have I made my Good Wife feelings known yet? Also, Julianna Margulies is what makes the show. She deserves it!

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- Big Bang Theory
That is like trying to pick a favorite child. I'm throwing a dart and going with Alec Baldwin.

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
Another very tough one. But I don't know how anyone is more believable than Jane Lynch. But I do love Sofia Vergara!

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan- Hawaii 5-0
Chris Noth- the Good Wife
David Straitharn- Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet- Modern Family
Chris Colfer- Glee
Quite frankly, I think this is a toss up as well. But I'd like to see anyone but Chris Colfer win. I love the show, and I like his character. But really? His acting? Anyone could pull that off. And while Chris Noth wouldn't be my first choice for getting an award for the Good Wife (I'd give it to Josh Charles, because I love him), I want the Good Wife to sweep!

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
I'm going with Laura Linney. Lea Michelle can sing, but she can't act for TV. Tina Fey has been there, done that. Edie Falco is edgy, but I don't care. And Toni Collette is playing an annoying character on an annoying show. I've only seen one episode of the Big C. And what I remember was that Laura Linney was incredible.

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