Well I wasn’t expecting that!

Posted on January 18, 2010. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , |

I can admit when I’m wrong. As Mad Hatter tried to warn me, The Globes don’t make sense. First of all, a world where Sandra Bullock wins a Best Actress award for a straight role while Meryl Streep gets hers for comedy just confuses me.  I think the Yanks finally got bored of giving awards to Helen Mirren.

I probably should’ve guessed that Avatar would win best film but so far all I hear is that it looks great but has little substance (kind of the bimbo model of the movie world) so I’m still not seeing an Oscar for it. I was right about Director though.

I cannot believe The Hangover beat Nine. That seems to make no sense, and I don’t think anyone predicted Jeff Bridges for Best Actor.  I haven’t even heard of the film, but that’s probably because I have been hideously cut off from the cinema for months.  I am glad Robert Downey Jr won for Sherlock which I will see soon if it kills me and I predicted that Up would get the Animated prize.  I also was right in hoping Giacchino would beat Horner for the score 🙂

Here’s the full list for those who care. Sorry fo rthe stream of consciousness writing.

Best film (drama)
Avatar
Also nominated:
The Hurt Locker
Precious
Up In The Air
Inglourious Basterds

Best film (musical or comedy)
The Hangover
Also nominated:
(500) Days of Summer
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine

Best director
James Cameron (Avatar)
Also nominated:
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Clint Eastwood (Invictus)
Jason Reitman (Up In The Air)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)

Best actor (drama)
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Also nominated:
George Clooney (Up In The Air)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
Tobey Maguire (Brothers)

Best actress (drama)
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Also nominated:
Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

Best actor (musical or comedy)
Robert Downey Jr (Sherlock Holmes)
Also nominated:
Matt Damon (The Informant!)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer)
Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)

Best actress (musical or comedy)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Also nominated:
Sandra Bullock (The Proposal)
Marion Cotillard (Nine)
Julia Roberts (Duplicity)
Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated)

Best supporting actor
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Also nominated:
Matt Damon (Invictus)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)

Best supporting actress
Mo’Nique (Precious)
Also nominated:
Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)

Best foreign language film
The White Ribbon (Germany)
Also nominated:
Baaria (Italy)
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Maid (Chile)
A Prophet (France)

Best animated feature film
Up
Also nominated:
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Best screenplay
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air)
Also nominated:
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell (District 9)
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

Best original song
The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Also nominated:
Cinema Italiano (Nine)
I Want To Come Home (Everybody’s Fine)
I Will See You (Avatar)
Winter (Brothers)

Best original score
Michael Giacchino (Up)
Also nominated:
Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!)
James Horner (Avatar)
Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man)
Karen O, Carter Burwell (Where The Wild Things Are)

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Oh, where to begin…

I still don’t understand the brouhaha over Bullock. Part of me is starting to get a feeling like it’s 2000 all over again and we’re about to watch another Julia Roberts moment come March. (Personally, I was pulling for Carey Mulligan)

I figured the AVATAR best drama was coming…however i was disappointed to see James Cameron take best director. The movie is swell and all, but the direction at hand doesn’t nearly compare with what went into INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS or HURT LOCKER. Not like I’d count on the HFPA to know the difference.

I can believe THE HANGOVER beat NINE (I wasn’t impressed)…however, I can not believe that it also beat JULIE & JULIA and (500) DAYS OF SUMMER. Then again, you know the whole comedy category is off when SHERLOCK HOLMES qualifies (ritual killings = big laughs, yes?).

And for what it’s worth, I would have called Bridges. The only person that might have upset him was Clooney. At this point though, I believe it makes three of the four acting races all but over.

Yeah, this year cemented it – I’m officially over The Globes.

Ha ha you’re clearly enraged! I haven’t seen enough of the films to have a fair opinion, but I’ve heard really great things about 500 days of summer, and i was surprised to see Sherlock in as a comedy too.
Last year I only blogged about the BAFTAs and The Oscars. I might go back to that….

Unfortunately I was grievously inebriated when I started watching Sherlock Holmes, but from glimpses of what I can remember from it I recall thinking it was rather good, albeit being in not such a great state to comprehend why…

@ Katie… keep an eye on the SAG Awards next weekend. they’re a pretty good Oscar prelude.

The Globes aren’t as snobby as the the Oscars, but they are certainly more random as well. This Globe session felt like they’d just tossed names in a hat and pulled them out, in the TV category as well. I can say I liked some things are really disliked others, but the arbitrary choices insulted the film community overall making an exciting and unpredictable, yet fairly lame Globes.

Mad Hatter, if Bullock wins an Oscar I seriously may unleash hell.

Heather: I’ll join you!]

Neha: Tut tut (stop having fun without me!)

Wins by Mo’Nique, Christoph Waltz and Meryl Streep made my night, but the Sandra Bullock one threw me. When I reviewed “Blind Side” a month ago, I wrote something like Bullock would get nominations and would deserve some of those awards. I was speaking of the lesser awards, like a Globe; I do not think she deserves an Oscar, especially given the depth of a performance like, say, Gabourey Sidibe’s in “Precious” or Carey Mulligan’s in “An Education.” Nosiree.

Well I haven’t seen it, but I find it hard to believe Sandra Bullock will eve be worthy of an Oscar. I’m tentatively predictiing Sidibe…

Robert Downey Jr deserved to beat Day Lewis and Gorden Levit. His take on Sherlock Holmes is comedic in a Captain Jack Sparrow way.

Remember that Johnny Depp was nominated for the same Golden Globe in 2003 and 2006 for Jack Sparrow but didn’t win.

Intresting comparison you have there…
I do love Downey Jr as Sherlock. I also love Depp as Sparrow 🙂


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