Today the Golden Globe nominations were announced. The Hollywood Foreign Press picks the winners…except when I do, below:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, Up In The Air
These nominees are all over the place! Um, I’m going with Precious.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
If Carey Mulligan doesn’t get this, I’m turning off the TV.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up In The Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Tobey Maguire (Brothers)
Interesting. I don’t know so I’m going with Colin Firth because I love him and it’s his first nomination.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
500 Days of Summer, The Hangover, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, Nine
Nine. (But I did adore Julie & Julia.) The Hangover? Seriously?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sandra Bullock (The Proposal), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Julia Roberts (Duplicity), Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated, Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
As much as I loooove Marion, I have to give it to Meryl for her portrayal of Julia Child.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Matt Damon (The Informant), Daniel Day Lewis (Nine), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Joseph Gordon Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)
Joseph is such a Hollywood Foreign Press choice. But I don’t think he’ll beat Daniel Day Lewis.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Mo’nique (Precious), Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
This might be the tightest competition with the most talent. Such a tough call! I think I’ll say Vera because she is long overdue for some more attention!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
The Foreign Press loves foreigners and newcomers. I say the Austrian Christoph.
Best Animated Feature Film
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, Up
Hmmm…let’s go with Up.
Best Foreign Language Film
Baaria, Broken Embraces, The Maid, A Prophet, The White Ribbon
Broken Embraces, because it’s the only one I’ve seen and Pedro Almodovar will be there next to Penelope Cruz to accept for his film.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)
Tough race. I feel like they’ll give it to Reitman.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
District 9, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, It’s Complicated, Up in the Air
Call me crazy, but District 9 was a very thoughtful, interesting story.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Up, The Informant, Avatar, A Single Man, Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are had a phenomenal score.
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Cinema Italiano (Nine), I See You (Avatar), I Want to Come Home (Everybody’s Fine), The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart), Winter (Brothers)
I’m giving this to Paul McCartney for I Want to Come Home
Best Television Series – Drama
Big Love, Dexter, House, Mad Men, True Blood
Apparently your show has to have two words or less to be a contender. These are all amazing shoes, but I give the nod to Mad Men, although I think it’ll be True Blood.
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Goode Wife), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
This one has Paquin written all over it.
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House), Bill Paxton (Big Love)
Such a great group of actors. I think it’s Simon’s year.
Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical
30 Rock, Entourage, Glee, Modern Family, The Office
It’s between Glee and Modern Family. I think Glee will take the prize.
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Toni Colette (United States of Tara), Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Lea Michele (Glee)
The HFP loves Edie Falco, so she’s a good bet, but Toni’s phenomenal.
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), David Duchovny (Californication), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee)
I seriously hope Duchovny gets it. But it’ll likely go to Thomas Jane.
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Georgia O’Keeffe, Grey Gardens, Into the Storm, Little Dorrit, Taking Chance
I’m going with Grey Gardens.
Best Peformance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Joan Allen (Goergia O’Keeffe), Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens), Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens), Anna Paquin (The Courageous Heart of Irena), Sigourney Weaver (Prayers for Bobby)
Hmmm, close call but I say Jessica Lange.
Best Peformance by an Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Kevin Bacon (Taking Chance), Kenneth Branagh (Wallander: One Step Behind), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Endgame), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Jeremy Irons (Georgia O’Keeffe)
Kevin Bacon was in A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise, who was in Valkyrie with Kenneth Branagh, who was in one Harry Potter movie with that whole cast, and Brendan Gleeson was in a few Harry movies also, as well as Gangs of New York with Liam Neeson, who was in Love Actually with Chiwetel Ejiofor. That leaves us with Jeremy Irons, who I believe will win.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Jane Adams (Hung), Rose Byrne (Damages), Jane Lynch (Glee), Janet McTeer (Into the Storm), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
Could this category be broader? I hope Jane Lynch clinches it.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Michael Emerson (Lost), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), William Hurt (Damages), John Lithgow (Dexter), Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Maybe they’ll give it to Doogie? But William Hurt’s a pretty good bet.
One of the best things about the Globes is there isn’t a hokey host, but this year there is a host but luckily it’s Ricky Gervais, so that’s wonderful. The show airs on NBC on January 17th so you can see how many of these I get wrong.
Who do you think will win? Were there any blatant omissions? (Like Audrey Tautou in Coco Avant Chanel!) Let me know your picks!