Day Eighteen – Golden Globe Results: I’m 11 for 22

18 01 2010

The Golden Globes have come and gone with a few surprises. Some I was happy for, others not so much.

Let’s go through ’em. Once again, I got the results from EW.com.

FILM AWARDS

Best Picture, Drama
Avatar WINNER
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up in the AirMy Pick

When I had made the prediction, I hadn’t seen every film nominated, but I did by the time the Globes aired. I stand firm on my choice for Up in the Air. The hype for that film was right. The Hurt Locker was just as worthy, even according to Cameron himself. Avatar is an excellent version of Transformers. It’s fluff, not Best Picture.

Best Picture, Musical/Comedy

The Hangover was the only true comedy in the category and deserved the win.

The Hangover WINNER
500 Days of SummerMy Pick
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine

It’s nice to see something that most people had seen to win an award, but this makes me worry for the Oscars. The Hangover was a great comedy, but I still think that (500) Days of Summer was a more complete film. It wasn’t so much of a Comedy and based on that alone, I think The Hangover was the only true comedy there. I’m definitely not upset about the win.

Best Director
James Cameron, Avatar WINNER
My Pick
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

I thought Cameron would win this award to acknowledge his box office success, but they’d give Best Picture to the better film. I was wrong.

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy
Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes WINNER
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 500 Days of SummerMy Pick
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

I’m shocked. I haven’t seen Sherlock Holmes yet and I didn’t expect him to win. It seems like they were going more for box office this year, and given that, this seems like the right choice.

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia WINNER
Sandra Bullock, The ProposalMy Pick
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated

This probably shocked me the most. I thought the Meryl Streep vote would have been split, allowing Sandra Bullock to come up the middle. Somehow, she managed to win yet again. If she had one nomination, I would have chosen her, but even a split vote can’t stop her.

Best Actress, Drama
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side WINNER – My Pick
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

They still managed to get it to her.

Best Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart WINNERMy Pick
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Tobey Maguire, Brothers

If you sing and act, you almost guaranteed to win. Not to take away from Jeff Bridges, who was owed this for a while.

Film, Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, Precious WINNER – My Pick
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

I don’t think anyone expected her to lose. I almost wanted her to after hearing about her refusal to campaign.

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds WINNER My Pick
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

If anyone else won this category, it would be a huge upset.

Best Screenplay
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner,
Up in the Air WINNERMy Pick
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Definitely the most deserving screenplay of the bunch. There’s not a wasted line in this entire film. Everything leads to something.

Best Animated Film
Up WINNERMy Pick
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess & The Frog

Pixar maintains its dominance.

Best Song
“The Weary Kind,” Crazy Heart WINNER
“Cinema Italiano,” Nine
“I Want to Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine My Pick
“I Will See You,” Avatar
“Winter,” Brothers

I thought they’d go for the celebrity pick, but McCartney was a presenter so they didn’t need to give him the award to put him on stage.

Best Score
Up WINNER
The Informant!
Avatar
A Single Man
Where the Wild Things Are My Pick

If I had picked with my heart, this would have been my pick.

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon WINNER
My Pick
Baria
Broken Embraces
The Maid
A Prophet

I thought so, just based on the buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Martin Scorsese

My guess is George Lucas wins this award next. Him or Francis Ford Coppola.

TV AWARDS

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Mad Men (AMC) WINNER
My Pick
Big Love (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
True Blood (HBO)

Any of these shows, except this season of True Blood, could have won this award and I would have been happy. All were deserving this year.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Glee (FOX) WINNER
30 Rock (NBC) – My Pick
Entourage (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

I thought Glee would win if 30 Rock didn’t. It’s the new popular show. Modern Family deserved it a little more though.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara WINNER
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse JackieMy Pick
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

My guess is because she played four different roles on the same show, people think she’s a great actress. I used to watch the show, but didn’t make it to the end of the first season. I wasn’t a huge fan.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock WINNERMy Pick
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

This is his award until he retires.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Michael C. Hall, Dexter WINNER

A deserved win for Michael C. Hall, wearing a toque to cover the effects of recent cancer treatments.

Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Jon Hamm, Mad MenMy Pick
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

I was really happy to see Michael C. Hall win this award. He’s definitely deserving, especially for this season of Dexter.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife WINNERMy Pick
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

This was a pick I made based on what people are saying. I haven’t seen the show, but expected her to win.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
John Lithgow, Dexter WINNER

Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your MotherMy Pick
William Hurt, Damages
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

I thought this was the year of NPH, but I’m very happy with John Lithgow’s win. It was such a chilling performance. NPH will be back, but this was the only year that Lithgow could have won for him pitch perfect Trinity Killer.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love WINNER

Jane Adams, Hung
Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, GleeMy Pick
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

I’m surprised, but I agree. Chloe Sevingy is the reason Big Love is interesting. Without her, they’d be able to live their lives conflict free and who wants that?

It was a good show overall. The Oscars can take note on how quickly they go to the awards. No time wasted with long intros or excessive speeches. The only thing I noticed this year was people were quicker to list names. That’s got to be the most unentertaining thing possible. They need to find some way around it, like have the names listed behind them and just let them talk.

I’m worried about the Oscars though. Will they be trying to make up for last year by giving the Best Picture to Avatar as well? They want people to watch, so they might lean towards box office rather than quality. We’ll see, but hopefully they can put together a tight, quick and clean show like the Globes this year.

And hopefully my score is a little better.

The Hangover was the only true comedy in the category and deserved the win.

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One response

20 01 2010
Danon

To me it felt like some of the awards were off. RDJ strikes me most of all. I thought Sherlock Holmes was great, and RDJ was in it. I don’t know how it got into the Musical/Comedy category though? But it seemed like he got the award because he had suck a great year in 08.

I do feel sorry for Stanley Tucci. Not because he got ripped off. Christoph Waltz earned that award hands down. I am upset that his great performance came into the same category as Waltz where it will get overlooked.

I was also surprised by Avatar. Best director yes, best picture I don’t think so.

Lastly I am really upset about the animated feature category. I thought Up was great, and Pixar always does a great job. But I was really hoping things would pull through for Mr’ Fox. What a great little flick.

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