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Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globe 2011 — A Fast, Down & Dirty Review

Ladies & Gentlemen, the envelope please...


Let's take a quick look at last night's Golden Globe Awards!

Cecil B. DeMille Award:  Robert De Niro      
I like Robert De Niro, but his speech...meh.


Best Motion Picture — Drama:  THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Love THE SOCIAL NETWORK, but I'm going to see THE KING'S SPEECH tonight, so I may change my mind.  I think it is harder to make a movie about facebook and make it interesting to a general audience than it would be to make a movie about an English king.

Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama:  Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN
I haven't seen any of the movies, and I'm not a fan of Natalie Portman.

Halle Berry:  Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman:  Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence:  Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams:  Blue Valentine

Best Actor In A Motion Picture — Drama:  Colin Firth, THE KING'S SPEECH
Great group of actors in this category!  I've seen only one of the nominated performances (Jesse Eisenberg in THE SOCIAL NETWORK), so I can't compare them.  Will update tomorrow.

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress In A Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical:  Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
I'll have to see the movies to comment any further.  I am partial to Angelina Jolie, though.

Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Actor In A Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical:  Paul Giamatti, BARNEY'S VERSION
Haven't seen any of the movies in this category, but I've always enjoyed Paul Giamatti's work.

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Actress In A Supporting Role Motion Picture:  Melissa Leo, THE FIGHTER
Haven't seen the movies in the category.

Best Actor In A Supporting Role Motion Picture:  Christian Bale, THE FIGHTER
Haven't seen THE FIGHTER, so will wait to compare movies.

Best Animated Feature Film:  TOY STORY 3
TOY STORY3 — as good as it gets!

Best Foreign Language Film:  IN A BETTER WORLD (Denmark)
Yay! for the Danes

Best Director Motion Picture:  David Fincher, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Seeing THE KING'S SPEECH tonight, will rent INCEPTION, haven't seen THE FIGHTER

Best Screenplay Motion Picture:  THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Totally agree with this.  It took a lot to make this movie compelling.

Best Original Score Motion Picture:  Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Nine Inch Nails rocked a cool, mystical score for this movie.

Best Original Song Motion Picture:  "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," BURLESQUE
Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren.  The song wasn't that great.  Cher needs a BIG song for that unmistakable voice.

Best Television Series — Drama:  BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
Haven't seen it, but it looks really good.  Love Steve Buscemi!

Best Actress In A TV Series — Drama:  Katey Sagal, SONS OF ANARCHY
Very versatile actress.  I really liked her in, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN.  Wonderful & weird in, LOST.  

Best Actor In A TV Series — Drama:  Steve Buscemi, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Steve Buscemi always delivers a gritty & interesting performance.  I'm going to have to watch the show!  This was a tough category with equally deserving actors.

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Med
Hugh Laurie, House

Best TV Series — Comedy or Musical:  GLEE
Always happy for the GLEE kids!

Best Actor In A TV Series — Comedy or Musical:  Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY
His career is on fire this past year!  He totally deserves it.

Best Mini-Series TV:  CARLOS
Haven't seen it.

Best Actress In A Mini-Series or Film Made for TV:  Claire Danes, TEMPLE GRANDIN
Claire Danes was amazing!

Best Actor In A Mini-Series or Film Made for TV:  Al Pacino, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK
Didn't see the movies in this category.

Best Actress Supporting In A Series, Mini-Series or Film Made for TV:  Jane Lynch, GLEE
The category is a little too broad, but she is great!

Best Actor Supporting In A Series, Mini-Series or Film Made for TV:  Chris Colfer, GLEE
Love this guy!!   The GLEE cast is great!