Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pass the Canapes, The Globes, or How I'll Spend Next Sunday Night

As you know, I'm obsessed with awards season- The Golden Globes, SAG, The Independent Spirit Awards, The Oscars, The Tony's, etc. etc. etc. Next Sunday, the fun begins with the Golden Globes- one of my favorites as everyone is schnockered and can never find their seats. This year there will be a host, the first time in 15 years, in the guise of Ricky Gervais. If you saw him at the Emmy's, it should be hilarious. However, I'm a bit nervous about it. Part of what I liked about the Globes telecast was that there wasn't a host- no one to pull focus, no rambling monologues, no bad jokes or puns. Hopefully, Gervais will prove formidable.

I'm even more excited as we are having a watching party with a bunch of my best girlfriends. Nibbly bits, wine, champagne, oh my! I can't wait. Now I just have to figure out what to make...
I always pick my winners in advance. For the Oscars, my predictions are usually 90% or better (I still can't tell you what the difference between sound editing and sound mixing, so sue me if I get those wrong). Anywho... I've picked my winners for the Globes and want to share them with you today. I want to see how well I do (without the benefit of cheating), and I'm not working next Sunday, so I won't be able to post them then. So, on goes my guru turban, and let's get predicting!
(The "~" indicates who I think will win. In some instances, a "*" will indicate who I really want to win or who may be the upset)

Best Picture
The Hurt Locker
*Inglourious Basterds
~Up in the Air

Best Actress- Drama
Emily Blunt- The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock- Blind Side
Helen Mirren- The Last Station
~Carey Mulligan- An Education
Gabourey Sidibe- Precious

Best Actor- Drama
Jeff Bridges- Crazy Heart
~George Clooney- up in the Air
*Colin Firth- A Single Man
Morgan Freeman- Invictus
Tobey Maguire- Brothers

Best Picture- Comedy/Musical
~(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
It's Complicated
Julie & Julia

Best Actress- Comedy
Sandra Bullock- The Proposal
~Marion Cotillard- Nine
Julia Roberts- Duplicity
Meryl Streep- It's Complicated
*Meryl Streep- Julie & Julia

Best Actor- Comedy
Matt Damon0 The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis- Nine
~Robert Downey Jr- Sherlock Holmes
*Joseph Gordon-Levitt- (500) Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg- A Serious Man

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz- Nine
Vera Farmiga- Up in the Air
~Anna Kendrick- Up in the Air
*Mo'Nique- Precious
Julianne Moore- A Single Man

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon- Invictus
Woody Harrelson- The Messenger
Christopher Plummer- The Last Station
Stanley Tucci- The Lovely Bones
~Christophe Waltz- Inglourious Basterds

Best Director
*Kathryn Bigelow- The Hurt Locker (I must root for any nominated woman in this category! Bigelow is only the 4th female director ever nominated- none has ever won!)
James Cameron- Avatar
Clint Eastwood- Invictus
~Jason Reitman- Up in the Air
*Quentin Tarantino- Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature
Cloudy w/a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Best Foreign Language Film
Baaria (Italy)
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Maid (Chile)
A Prophet (France)
~The White Ribbon (Germany)

Best Screenplay
District 9
The Hurt Locker
It's Complicated
Up in the Air
~Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Score
*The Informant!
A Single Man
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Original Song
~"Cinema Italiano"- Nine
"I Wnat to Come Home"- Everybody's Fine
"I See You"- Avatar
"The Weary Kind"- Crazy Heart
"Winter"- Brothers

Best TV Series- Drama
Big Love
~Mad Men
*True Blood

Best Actress- Drama
Glenn Close- Damages
*January Jones- Mad Men
Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife
~Anna Paquin- True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick- The Closer

Best Actor- Drama
Simon Baker- The Mentalist
Michael C Hall- Dexter
~Jon Hamm- Mad Men
Hugh Laurie- House
Bill Paxton- Big Love

Best TV Series- Comedy
~30 Rock
Modern Family
The Office

Best Actress- Comedy
Toni Collette- United States of Tara
Courteney Cox- Cougar Town
Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie
~Tina Fey- 30 Rock
*Lea Michele- Glee

Best Actor- Comedy
~Alec Baldwin- 30 Rock
Steve Carell- The Office
David Duchovny- Californication
Thomas Jane- Hung
Matthew Morrison- Glee

Best Mini-Series/Made for TV Movie
Georgia O'Keefe
~Grey Gardens
Into the Storm
*LIttle Dorrit
Taking Chance

Best Actress in Mini-series/MFTM
Joan Allen- Georgia O'Keefe
~Drew Barrymore- Grey Gardens
~Jessica Lange- Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin- The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver- Prayers for Bobby

Best Actor in Mini-Series/MFTM
Kevin Bacon- Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh- Wallander
Chiwetel Ejiofer- Endgame
~Brendan Gleeson- Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons- Georgia O'Keefe

Best Supporting Actress- TV
Jane Adams- Hung
Rose Byrne- Damages
~Jane Lynch- Glee
Janet McTeer- Into the Storm
*Chloe Sevigny- Big Love

Best Supporting Actor- TV
Michael Emerson- Lost
~Neil Patrick Harris- How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt- Damages
*John Lithgow- Dexter
Jeremy Piven- Entourage
Cecil B. DeMille Award- Martin Scorsese
So, come Sunday, we'll see how smart I am... and we'll see what's in store for the Oscars in March. Happy watching!


  1. Please.......someone tell me what i'm missing with 30 Rock. I do not find that show funny at all. Alec is OK but there are far better. The actor that plays Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory is by far the funnier person. David Duchovny from Californication is also much better then Baldwin. Both The Big Bang Theory and Californicaton are much funnier shows yet neither got a nod.

  2. Duchovny was nominated for best actor- TV comedy, however I don't see the Holywood Foreign Press recognizing him. Carrell is the next best bet for GG honors (Duchovny was also nominated last year and lost to Baldwin). As for Big Bang, you have to realize this is the foreign press, and Big Band may not be on their radar yet.