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Golden Globes 2010

January 17, 2010

“After The Critics Choice Awards which made some sense out of the major front-runners, the Golden Globes will add a different dimension to the mix.  In recent years, it hasn’t been the strongest academy award predictor but can still keep the buzz rolling for certain films and its actors leading up to the academy award nominations.  Look for something a little bit different than the Critics Choice Awards to really shake things up.  The good thing is that at least there will be a few films that will come out as clear front-runners.”

should win/may win (winner is highlighted)

Best Motion Picture – Drama = AVATAR/UP IN THE AIR

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama = SANDRA
BULLOCK (THE BLIND SIDE)
/CAREY MULLIGAN (AN EDUCATION)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama = JEFF
BRIDGES (CRAZY HEART)
/GEORGE CLOONEY (UP IN THE AIR)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy = THE HANGOVER/(500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or
Comedy = MERYL STREEP (JULIE & JULIA)/MARION COTILLARD (NINE)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
= DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (NINE)/JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT (500 DAYS OF SUMMER) (Robert Downey Jr – Sherlock Holmes)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion
Picture = MO’NIQUE (PRECIOUS)/VERA FERMIGA (UP IN THE AIR)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
= CHRISTOPH WALTZ (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)/WOODY HARRELSON (THE MESSENGER)

Best Director – Motion Picture = KATHRYN BIGELOW (THE HURT LOCKER)/JAMES CAMERON (AVATAR)

Best Animated Feature Film = UP/THE FANTASTIC MR FOX

Best Foreign Languge Film = THE WHITE RIBBON (Germany)/BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture = QUENTIN TARANTINO (INGLOURIOUS
BASTERDS)/JASON REITMAN AND SHELDON TURNER (UP IN THE AIR)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture = JAMES HORNER (AVATAR)/MICHAEL GIACCHINO (UP)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture = I See You/The Weary Kind

Best Television Series – Drama = TRUE BLOOD/BIG LOVE (Mad Men)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama = KYRA
SEDGWICK (THE CLOSER)/ANNA PAQUIN (TRUE BLOOD) (Julianna Marqulies – The Good Wife)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama = JON
HAMM (MAD MEN)/HUGH LAURIE (HOUSE) (Michael C. Hall  – Dexter)

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy = GLEE/MODERN FAMILY

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or
Comedy = TONI COLLETTE (UNITED STATES OF TARA)/EDIE FALCO (NURSE JACKIE)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or
Comedy = MATTHEW MORRISON (GLEE)/THOMAS JANE (HUNG) (Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television = GREY GARDENS/TAKING CHANCE

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture
Made for Television = JESSICA LANGE (GREY GARDENS)/SIGOURNEY WEAVER (PRAYERS FOR BOBBY) (Drew Barrymore – Grey Gardens)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made
for Television = KEVIN BACON (TAKING CHANCE)/BRENDAN GLEESON (INTO THE STORM)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series,
Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television = JANE LYNCH (GLEE)/CHLOE SEVIGNY (BIG LOVE)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series,
Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television = JEREMY PIVEN(ENTOURAGE)/WILLIAM HURT (DAMAGES) (JOHN LITHGOE – DEXTER)

Final Thoughts: Spread the wealth Golden Globes.  Seems there was love all around.  A well rounded award show.  Some interesting surprises and upsets, but what’s an award show without them.  At least this time Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock didn’t need to worry about a tie.  Robert Downey Jr and The Hangover got nods, and the big story of the night, Avatar winning best picture – drama and Best Director.   Ironically The Hurt Locker was snubbed but won the same awards during the Critics Choice…so its going to be a fight to end between the two films for the Academy Awards.

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Critic’s Choice Awards 2010

January 16, 2010

This is the first major awards show that will start the ball rolling towards the Academy Awards.  This year’s race is highly competitive as there are many possibilities that may play out here.  Without a clear favorite, any film that takes the big prize can generate buzz and momentum that can help its Academy Award chances.  It will be our first glimpse of what can happen!”

Here are my predictions:

who should win/who will win (winner is highlighted)

BEST PICTURE: Avatar/The Hurt Locker (I am strongly hoping Avatar wins here)

BEST ACTOR: George Clooney – Up In The Air/Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia/Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia (tie – and

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds/Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique – Precious/Mo’Nique – Precious

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Max Records – Where The Wild Things Are/Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: Inglorious Basterds/Up In The Air

BEST DIRECTING: James Cameron – Avatar/Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds/ Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious/Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Avatar/The Hurt Locker

BEST ART DIRECTION: Avatar/Avatar

BEST EDITING: Avatar/The Hurt Locker

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Young Victoria/Nine

BEST MAKEUP: District 9/District 9

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Avatar/Avatar

BEST SOUND: Avatar/Avatar

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Up/Up

BEST ACTION MOVIE: Avatar/Avatar

BEST COMEDY: (500) Days of Summer/The Hangover

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Grey Gardens/Taking Chance

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The White Ribbon/The White Ribbon(Broken Embraces)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: The Cove/The Cove

BEST SONG: “All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick Zinner – Where The Wild Things Are/“The Weary Kind” – Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett – Crazy Heart

BEST SCORE: Up/Up
Update: Avatar