Sunday, January 12, 2014

Globe predix and blogging preview

I must confess that with Oscar nominations less than a week away, I'm starting to feel the crunch. There are still movies I haven't seen yet (including the possible Best Picture winner American Hustle), and many more which I have seen but haven't had time to review (including Her and Short Term 12, both of which will make my top ten, so I want to write proper pieces for them). This is to say nothing of the movies I'll have to seek out and catch up with if there are surprise nominations on Thursday, which there will almost certainly be.

In addition, there are the Awards-Nazi Award nominations to get done. Some categories are pretty well finalized and may be announced as early as this week, but most of them won't appear until after the Academy unveils their own nominations. Thank you for your patience.

But for tonight, I'm devoting my attention to a different set of awards entirely: The Golden Globes! Tina Fey and Amy Poeller were such a notable improvement over Ricky Gervais, if they're half as funny tonight as they were last year, we're guaranteed a good time. As usual, I'll be live blogging the ceremony because this relatively breezy two hour affair simply lends itself to live blogging much more easily than the Oscars.

You can check out my predictions below, not that I'm ever any good at predicting the Globes, but that's part of what makes them so much fun to watch!

Best Picture - Drama

Best Picture - Comedy/Musical
American Hustle

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity

Best Actor - DramaChiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress - Drama
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress - Comedy/MusicalMeryl Streep - August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

Best Screenplay
American Hustle

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Original Score

Best Original Song
"Let It Go" - Frozen

1 comment:

  1. Seeing how the Globes went for Avatar a few years ago, I can totally see them going for Gravity, and possibly even sweeping here.

    Film - Drama: Gravity
    Film - Musical or Comedy: American Hustle
    Actor - Drama: Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Actor - Musical or Comedy: Leo DiCaprio
    Actress - Drama: Sandra Bullock (I actually wanted to go for Blanchett, but all signs point to them absolutely loving Gravity)
    Actress - Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep
    Sup. Actor: Jared Leto
    Sup. Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
    Director: Alfonso Cuaron
    Screenplay: Twelve Years a Slave
    Original Score: Gravity
    Original Song: "Let it Go" - Frozen
    Animated Feature: Frozen
    Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color