Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Picks for the Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Its not like 'The Social Network' or Black Swan are my favorite movies out of whats nominated (or even the year for that matter), but its going to come down between these two movies. Inception's not going to win, because at the end of the day, its a sci-fi/action movie, and those movies usually don't stand a chance at award shows. Because it could go either way, i cant pick just one. I'm going to go with either; 'Black Swan' or 'The Social Network'. But please keep in mind that as far as I'm concerned neither of these movies were the best in 2010.

Black Swan (2010)
The Fighter (2010)
Inception (2010)
The King's Speech (2010)
The Social Network (2010)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Out of whats nominated, I'm gonna go with 'The Kids Are Alright'. If 'the tourists' wins over that, I'm going to lose what little respect i have for the golden globes. And whats the deal with no nomination for 'Machete'.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Burlesque (2010/I)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Red (2010/I)
The Tourist (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
I'm pretty sure Jesse Eisenberg is going to win, but if it were up to me, id give it to Ryan Gosling. I honestly think Gosling is the best young-ish actor working today and his performance in 'Blue Valentine' is proof of that. What I'm most disappointed about is that Mark Wahlberg was nominated, but Casey Aflleck wasn't nominated for 'The Killer Inside Me'.

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network (2010)
Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010)
James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)
Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine (2010)
Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
I think we all know that Natalie Portman is going to win. Its like they want to give her both; the golden globe and the oscar without think about any other female performances of last year. Not that she didn't do a great job, but i personally thought that Michelle Williams gave a better performance.

Halle Berry for Frankie and Alice (2010)
Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole (2010)
Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone (2010)
Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)
Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
This is fucking bullshit. I don't understand why Joaquin Phoenix wasn't nominated. I'm not picking anything for this category

Johnny Depp for The Tourist (2010)
Johnny Depp for Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Paul Giamatti for Barney's Version (2010)
Jake Gyllenhaal for Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Kevin Spacey for Casino Jack (2010)
*no one

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
I'm almost certain Annette Bening is going to win this. The real question is can she FINALLY win the academy award that's slipped through her fingers so many times?

Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Anne Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Angelina Jolie for The Tourist (2010)
Julianne Moore for the Kids Are All Right (2010)
Emma Stone for Easy A (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Bale and Jeremy Renner gave two of my favorite performances of the 2010, but i give the slight edge to Bale, because at times Renner (and his accent) came off a little too "Boston-y" and forced.

Christian Bale for The Fighter (2010)
Michael Douglas for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Andrew Garfield for The Social Network (2010)
Jeremy Renner for The Town (2010)
Geoffrey Rush for The King's Speech (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Damn, this is a dog fight (sorry, I'm not saying these women are ugly, i didn't mean it like that). I gotta be honest, all of these women did deserve to be nominated, and this is a tough call. At this point it all comes down to personal preference, so i guess I'd go with Jacke Weaver. But i wouldn't be mad if any of them win. However, Olivia Williams should have at least been nominated for 'The Ghost Writer' as well.

Amy Adams for The Fighter (2010)
Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech (2010)
Mila Kunis for Black Swan (2010)
Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010)
Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom (2010)

Best Director - Motion Picture
Just like the battle between 'social network' and 'black swan' for best picture, i think it'll be the same thing for best director.

Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan (2010)
David Fincher for The Social Network (2010)
Tom Hooper for The King's Speech (2010)
Christopher Nolan for Inception (2010)
David O. Russell for The Fighter (2010)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
I already know that 'the social network' is going to win this, because most of world has been fooled by that rapid-fire, monotone, fast talk shit that Jesse Eisenberg did all through out 'the social network', and people associate that with great acting. Don't get me wrong, i liked the movie, but the screenplay wasn't anything amazing. I'm just going with 'the kids are alright' because out of whats nominated, its the one i want to see win the most and unfortunately i haven't seen 'kings speech' yet. And i love inception, but an insecure part of me feels like if i pick it, I'd be grouped in with all the people who consider that movie the "deepest" thing they've ever seen.

127 Hours (2010): Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right (2010): Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko
The King's Speech (2010): David Seidler
The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Burlesque (2010/I): Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler("Bound to You")
Burlesque (2010/I): Diane Warren("You Haven't Seen The Last of Me")
Country Strong (2010): Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges("Coming Home")
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010): Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey("There's A Place For Us")
Tangled (2010): Alan Menken, Glenn Slater("I See the Light")
*don't care

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Yeah, I'm going with Trent and Atticus on this one. The dark & dirty synth score brought back memories of films like; 'thief', 'manhunter', 'sorcerer' and even 'blade runner'.

127 Hours (2010): A.R. Rahman
Alice in Wonderland (2010): Danny Elfman
Inception (2010): Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech (2010): Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network (2010): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Best Animated Film
LOL! this isn't even a contest. the other four movies shouldn't even bother to show up to the golden globes or the oscars for that matter. 'Toy Story 3' all day. But i must say, its nice to see 'The Illusionist' nominated. I know it means something special to director/animator; Sylvain Chomet, being that he's not a fan of the pixar/dreamworks movies. Its good to know that actual animation can still hang and is still relevant today.

Despicable Me (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
The Illusionist (2010)
Tangled (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)

Best Foreign Language Film
Did anyone on the judging committee or whatever its called actually see any world films this year, or did they just randomly pick this shit out of a hat? i realize that a movie like 'dogtooth' would be considered "controversial" , and i imagine most people still haven't seen 'uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives' (the movie that i personally thought was the best of 2010), but this is a pretty bad representation of foriegn films in 2010. Because of that, i almost don't feel picking anything in this category, but if i had a gun to my head, i dunno i guess I'd pick 'biutiful'.

Biutiful (2010)(Mexico/Spain)
The Concert (2009)(France)
The Edge (2010) (Russia)
I Am Love (2009)(Italy)
In a Better World (2010)(Denmark)


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