I am so behind!
You may have noticed that compared to last year there is a deplorable lack of awards chatter on this blog. I blame my job. But since it’s the Golden Globes tonight I’m determined to get a few lines up about the upcoming awards. Unlike last year, there’s no obvious front runner to sweep the trophies this year; no Slumdog, no Benjamin Button, so the competition is kind of wide open. We all know the Globes are a good indicator of The Oscars, so tonight we’ll be getting a pretty good idea of what’s to come. Incidentally, if anything does sweep, I think it might be Nine.
A few predictions then. In the Best Movie (Drama) category I’m thinking probably the wonderfully spelt Inglourious Basterds with the Best Musical/Comedy going to Nine. Best Actress I expect to go to Helen Mirren, because she always wins, but I think that anyone in that category (except Sandra Bullock) is in with a shot. Best Actor I’m thinking George Clooney and Best Animated absolutely has to be Up (that’s getting the Oscar too). I can’t really guess about the Supporting Role awards since I haven’t seen any of the films(!) and Best Director is a tricky one, but I think they just might give it to James Cameron for being brave enough to make Avatar. Michael Giacchino should be in with a shot for his score of Up, but James Horner (Avatar) is stiff competition (I haven’t even heard the score yet but the fact that he wrote it means I have no doubt it’s brilliant).
As for the telly awards, that’s kind of wandering off point a bit, but in my book House wins everything. Except musical, that’s Glee.
I’ll try to keep a bit more on top of these awards. Let me know your predictions!