Snubs, Beards and Six Packs

no ideaInstead of posting twice last week, I surrendered myself to work and just gave up on trying to keep my eye on everything that was happening until today. For instance, the award season begun with nominations, new trailers came out and that thing I wanted forever to happen, finally did on Modern Family!

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# 259 – Golden Globe Awards 2012

Before the nominations for Academy Awards are announced (January 24th) there is one important award show for movies and also TV-shows. Therefore it pretty much gives an idea where the bigger Oscars are going to go (it happened last year). But since I did not do a post about the Globes last year I decided to do one this year.

It will basically be just a list of those who are nominated and some of my ideas about who should get the award. Basically just a very subjective rant based on my own favorites. Although I have not seen all of the movies/TV-shows which is pretty much a problem but it has not stopped me before. So here are the nominations (not all of them – you can see the full list here) for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Help (2011)

Hugo (2011/II)

Moneyball (2011)

War Horse (2011)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Artist (2011)

Bridesmaids (2011)

50/50 (2011)

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Viola Davis for The Help (2011)

Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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

Owen Wilson for Midnight in Paris (2011)

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

Jodie Foster for Carnage (2011)

Kate Winslet for Carnage (2011)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Moneyball (2011): Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin

Best Television Series – Drama

“Boss” (2011)

“Homeland” (2011)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“Glee” (2009)

“New Girl” (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Thomas Jane for “Hung” (2009)

Matt LeBlanc for “Episodes” (2011)

As you can see, I left out a lot of the categories cause I thought it would be pointless to have the full list in my blog. But that put aside, I am thrilled that Johnny Galecki is finally nominated for a Golden Globe for his character in The Big Bang Theory. I am quite sure, that Big Bang is the best comedy out there at the moment – next to the new comer New Girl. Zooey Deschanel got a nomination for her role in the New Girl as well as the show itself. I bet they get at least one of the Globes.

George Clooney in The Descendants

As far as the movies go, there are a lot of big names this year – Scorsese, Spielberg and Clooney. And if we are already talking about Clooney, why not mention that he has had a very good year – The Descendants and The Ides of March are both nominated accordingly for 5 and 4 Golden Globes! Although I am surprised that Drive got only one nomination (for a supporting role) but I am happy that despite that Ryan Gosling got TWO nominations for best actor in both drama and musical/comedy category (The Ides of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love).

Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love

Everybody are talking about The Artist going for the Academy Award for best movie so there is no reason why it should not win the Golden Globe for best movie in musical/comedy category. I am really hoping that Bridesmaids does not take the win from it, although I would not mind if 50/50 would be the best out of them all. With that category I am all out of ideas which is sad cause I have many more about the drama movies this year. I mean, I have seen only two but it seems like a pretty tough competition between all of them. I am a little bit surprised that The Help is in the drama slot – I was certain it was something between a dramatic comedy. It did have the very comedic character portrayed by Jessica Chastain (most memorable for me personally). Anyway, my stupidity aside, The Help has 5 nominations – out of which two are both for the supporting actress.

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in The Help

I am quite sure that it will get at least one but I am thinking that when it comes to the best drama movie of the year The Descendants and The Ides of March would be the bigger names this year – just because I like George Clooney a lot at the moment (had an Ocean’s marathon). Though I have a slight suspicion that one of the bigger names will get it instead – Hugo or War Horse. But who knows, maybe Moneyball is the best of them all and will win big. Either way I am grossing my fingers for Clooney and Gosling and a little bit for American Horror Story for going for the best television series – drama.

Until the winners are announced, there is lots of other posts to look forward to, maybe even some among these lists (I know there are three at least). And then, after not such a long wait,  the winners are announced on January 15th, there will be another post about the results which hopefully will make Clooney happy.

# 138 – Golden Globes

You guys have no idea how good it feels to write my blog again. After a long week filled with school work and exams I feel like a giant stone has been lifted from my mind. But don’t get me wrong, doing all that (writing, studying, reading), I still managed to go to the movies (twice!), watch a movie, watch two shows (4 seasons all together) and keep myself updated on the trailers and Golden Globes. I know, I’m like the superhero for all the lazy people around the world!

But here is the post about the results from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

For me, the biggest surprise was The Social Network because apparently it is the best movie. Guess I wasn’t focusing on it or I’m just not excited about it as much as others are.  But here is the whole list I like totally stole from IMDb:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

The Social Network (2010) – What just happened? Really? This just shows that I am not a fan of reality and realistic stuff and something like that, Inception would’ve been my pick or Black Swan.. or then again, The King’s Speech looks good and that is realistic! So I guess I’m fine and I should stop panicking and revisit The Social Network just in case. PS:  The movie got a lot of praise but the actors didn’t get any awards.. guess the winner is actually Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg instead.

Other Nominees:

Black Swan (2010)

The Fighter (2010)

Inception (2010)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama 

  • Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010) – I told you but well, everybody already knew. I think she didn’t because if you google her dress for that night it kind of looks like she really didn’t know what she was getting herself into.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

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

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

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

  • Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010) – not happy, but I can’t really say if it justified since I haven’t seen the movie.
Best Director – Motion Picture 

  • David Fincher for The Social Network (2010) – a total surprise! Really, this was like the category I had many to root for and they still pulled out the one I wasn’t hoping for to win – irony I guess.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin – In some ways yes, The Social Network was realistic and based on real life but I still liked Inception so much better. But they kept giving the awards to The Social Network..

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Best Animated Film

  • Toy Story 3 (2010)- There were two animated movies I hadn’t seen, this was one of them.

Best Television Series – Drama

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (2009) – From all the nominations, this was the only show I hadn’t heard anything about – irony just keeps on coming these days!
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • “Glee” (2009) – I was crossing my fingers for The Big Bang Theory but I guess people still like music more than science?
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • “Carlos” (2010) – Who, what, where? I should really look up  mini-series because this category is completely blank to me.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • Laura Linney for “The Big C” (2010) – This is the new show I wasn’t excited about but I’m still happy that Lea from Glee didn’t win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire” (2009) – I was so hoping the winner to be Michael C. Hall but I can’t really say anything bad about Buscemi since I haven’t seen this show.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama 

  • Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy” (2008) – This woman has been on TV like forever! and she deserved this one, plus she looked absolutely amazing that night!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Jane Lynch for “Glee” (2009) – Good for her too. Those two actually are the best ones, not too over the top just funny in their own way!

So this is the short version, it actually isn’t the full list I skipped couple of the categories because I knew nothing about the movies (or songs) that were in them. Anyway, this list shows that I’m quite well informed and watching all the great movies as much as I can. I’ll try to keep up the good work and keep you posted about everything I watch even when school is over my head and life just isn’t as great as movies.