The Golden Globe nominations were announced today, and there were some surprises (Jolie) and some obvious choices (Inception, The Social Network). I’ll post them here (I have underlined who I think will/should win).
BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
I know it’s a controversial choice but I’m saying this will happen. The Social Network was a great film, but I don’t see it being that big of an award hog. Inception might self destruct due to it’s popularity. Black Swan is too ‘peculiar’ to win. The King’s Speech is the other competitor in this group. But I’m saying it here, The Fighter will either get this or the Academy Award (you can come back and congratulate me on predicting it in January :-)).
BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
I thought this is kind of a weak category this year. None of these really stand out to me as films you would remember, or even watch again. I thought Alice In Wonderland was a dissapointment, caught up in 3D and The Kids Are Allright the only one that would get nominated in the Oscars. Seriously, Burlesque?
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter
This is a tough one, all very much expected nominations, andin my view all great directors (Hooper being the one I’m not too sure about, haven’t seen enough from him to judge really) but as I don’t think The Social Network will get best picture, I’m thinking their going to go with Fincher a very worthy winner in my eyes. Inception was more the content, the story than a directing masterpiece, eventhough Nolan is brilliant.
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
Ah my favourite category. I think this is absolutely a tight one, and any of them (except for Wahlberg maybe) could have the chance to win. I predict this will go to Franco, and the Oscar to Firth. (I hope Gosling gets another Academy nod, but I don’t think his time is yet, the youngster he is) + BTW where is DiCaprio? Strange .. he usually gets a nomination whatever he does really. But it’s a tough category, there’s so many great male leads out there.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
I think this might go any which way, I still haven’t seen Black Swan, but the hype around it says Portman could win. Probably Lawrence though.
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Great nominees again, but I’m certain this is going to go to Bale. Role of his life.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
I have to admit, I have no idea on this. Could go any way to be fair.
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3
I guess Toy Story’s campaign to be nominated for Best Film didn’t happen then.. Maybe Oscars? How To Train Your Dragon a very close second.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
I Am Love
In A Better World
Iñarritu totally deserves this, and Bardem is a dream.
THE GOLDEN GLOBES handed out January 16th 2011!
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