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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations


A few minutes ago nominations were announced and I don’t see many surprises when you recall that the Golden Globes are always “different” not only for the show but also for the nominees, which makes the show –and the red carpet- very fun to watch.

These are the nominations.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful, Mexico and Spain
The Concert, France
The Edge, Russia
I Am Love, Italy
In a Better World, Denmark

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan
David Fincher for The Social Network
Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech
Chirstopher Nolan for Inception
David O. Russell for The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Halle Berry in Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway in Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie in The Tourist
Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone in Easy A

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams in The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis in Black Swan
Melissa Leo in The Fighter
Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
James Franco in 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp in The Tourist
Paul Giamatti in Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale in The Fighter
Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield in The Social Network
Jeremy Renner in The Town
Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech

Best Screenplay
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumbereg for The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan for Inception
David Seidler for The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman for 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network
Hans Zimmer for Inception

Best Original Song
Bound to You, Burlesque
Coming Home, Country Strong
I See The Light, Tangled
There’s a Place for Us, Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me, Burlesque

To check nominees at official site plus nominations in TV categories (my current favorite show got 3 important ones, yay! Plus TV nominations are more interesting and widespread than film) please go here or (later on) here. Awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8:00pm EST with a telecast for all over the world, but in America will be on NBC.

After learning the nominees can you see what I meant in the opening paragraph? Can you imagine a show –and red carpet- with the likes of Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Annette Bening, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, and above all Johnny Depp???? WOW!  Gosh, is one show not to miss especially when is famous for the informality and where anything/everything could happen.

I don’t take too serious these awards (this is a very fun/entertaining annual event) and won’t get into analyzing omissions, but some nominations confirmed me that The Tourist will have its natural audience elsewhere, not in America, as from trailer feels and looks more European than American film; hope I’m right, but anyway I do watch everything with Johnny Depp!

I’m so glad that Jesse Eisenberg got a nod, but this year HAS to be Colin Firth year! Not only for current film that haven’t seen yet, but also for last year amazing performance in A Single Man. What got a little bit more interesting is the actress categories that recognize Berry and Williams; but Oscar has only five slots, so I believe three actresses will make it from drama and one from comedy or musical which leaves one slot that still can’t figure how to fill.

Also very glad that Burlesque got a nod, so similar to Golden Globe nominated Nine that I liked but almost nobody else did and surely same will happen with Burlesque. With the nominated films in the comedy/musical category I’m afraid that awful TKAA has too good opportunities to win, which will be catastrophic as many mainstream viewers will ‘feel’ motivated to watch the terrible story and lesbian representation.

As you can see in the below list The Social Network was not the movie that got most nominations, which is different from what critics have been honoring; still I do believe that this year there are high chances that Drama Golden Globe winner and Oscar top award will be one and the same, which will please many young generation movie goers which are the most sought after target group for a TV show as well as for many films.

THE KING’S SPEECH 7
THE FIGHTER 6
THE SOCIAL NETWORK 6
BLACK SWAN 4
INCEPTION 4
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 4
127 HOURS 3
ALICE IN WONDERLAND 3
BURLESQUE 3
THE TOURIST 3
BLUE VALENTINE 2
LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS 2
TANGLED 2
ANIMAL KINGDOM 1
BARNEY’S VERSION 1
BIUTIFUL 1
CASINO JACK 1
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER 1
THE CONCERT 1
COUNTRY STRONG 1
DESPICABLE ME 1
EASY A 1
THE EDGE 1
FRANKIE AND ALICE 1
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 1
I AM LOVE 1
THE ILLUSIONIST 1
IN A BETTER WORLD 1
RABBIT HOLE 1
RED 1
THE TOWN 1
TOY STORY 3 1
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS 1
WINTER’S BONE 1

In case you're wondering about the bold names they're films I have seen but some don't have reviews as didn't like them much.

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