Sunday, January 14, 2007

GLOBIES! Golden Globe Predictions, 2007

Time for the Globes! Best awards show of the year... it truly is a fun ceremony. Take notes, Academy. Take notes. I am very happy with these pics. Tomorrow night, I will not be. Bonus tho....The Pot said he may come over to watch! I bet he forgot.
Here we go...

Motion Picture – Drama
The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

Rooting for: Departed. Against: Babel. Spoiler: Departed. Winner: Queen.
As of yesterday, I didn’tt see The Queen winning this big. Changed my mind. Think the foreign press will award it. Rather weak noms, however.

Actress - Drama
Penélope Cruz
Judi Dench
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Helen Mirren
Kate Winslet

Rooting for: Mirren. Against: Winslet (sorry, the movie sucked). Spoiler: None, but Cruz could be fun? Winner: Mirren. Hands down Mirren, and her speech will be glorious and witty.

Actor - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Peter O'Toole
Will Smith
Forest Whitaker

Rooting for: DiCaprio (Departed) Against: SMITH! Spoiler: Whitaker. Winner: Smith.
I don’t think I can even comment here. I just don’t want Will Smith to win. Forest Whitaker is consistently, quietly amazing. Peter O’Toole is a living legend. DiCaprio is now a viable adult cinematic heavyweight, robbed of awards in the past, mind you. Will Smith will get jiggy and be a tool.

Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
The Devil Wears Prada
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank You For Smoking

Rooting for: Little Miss. Against: Devil. Spoiler: Borat. Winner: Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine was the best time I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time.

Actress - Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening
Toni Collette
Beyoncé Knowles
Meryl Streep
Renée Zellweger
Rooting for: Collette. Against: Zelweggs. Spoiler: None. Winner: Streep.
Yes she was devilishly fun in the first half, but she wasn’t the lead. After seeing Little Miss a few more times, I can appreciate Colette’s role a bit more, but she got the short end here.

Actor - Musical Or Comedy
Sacha Cohen
Johnny Depp
Aaron Eckhart
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Will Ferrell
Rooting for: Eckhart. Against: Depp. Spoiler: Eckhart. Winner: Borat.
Borat will give a fun speech. But it is nice to see Aaron (Company of Men) Eckhart here.

Supporting Actress
Adriana Barraza
Cate Blanchett
Emily Blunt
Jennifer Hudson
Rinko Kikuchi
Rooting for: Blunt! Against: Babel twins. Spoiler: Blanchett. Winner: Hudson
Wasn’t Emily Blunt really funnier than Streep? No? Ok. I am willing to like this American Idol loser, but she was on American Idol, which I hate and she loses points. Shouldn’t Blanchett be the formidable powerhouse in this category among 4 other unknowns? I guess her victory will be a couture one.

Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck
Eddie Murphy
Jack Nicholson
Brad Pitt
Mark Wahlberg
Rooting for: No one. Against: Pitt. Spoiler: Wahlberg. Winner: Nicholson.
A surprisingly blah category for me. Where, oh where, is Alan Arkin? Hell, even Paul Dano!??!

Foreign Languge Film
Letters From Iwo Jima
The Lives Of Others
Pan's Labyrinth
I just find this category surprisingly main-stream this year. And wanted to point that out. Rooting for Pan’s Labyrinth! Winner: Letters. Maybe Mel will win and get booed. Remember, alcohol is served at the Globes…

The Departed
Little Children
Notes On A Scandal
The Queen
Rooting for: Departed. Against: Little Children. Spoiler: Queen. Winner Departed.
Even as I watched The Departed, I marveled, “What genius wrote this?” Well, maybe I didn’t use the word genius, but someone smart sure did. It was crafty. The writer used a lot of notecards spread out over his work area, so give him an award! Little Miss Sunshine? Everyone's favortie story of the year.

Television Series - Drama
Big Love
Grey's Anatomy
Rooting for: Big Love, I think. Against: Lost. Spoiler: Heroes. Winner: 24
Why are TV dramas not doing it for me? Friday Night Lights is amazing. AMAZING. And soon to be cancelled? Thought it would get some recognition here, though.

Actress Television Series - Drama
Patricia Arquette
Edie Falco
Evangeline Lilly
Ellen Pompeo
Kyra Sedgwick
Rooting for: Falco. Against: Arquette. Spoiler: Falco. Winner: Sedgwick
Don’t’ care. But 3 out of the 5 of these women are boredom incarnate. Why is no one seeing through Arquette's fluke win? She doesn't belong. Go Mrs. Soprano. She always gives a fun speech anyway.

Actor Television Series - Drama
Patrick Dempsey
Michael C. Hall
Hugh Laurie
Bill Paxton
Kiefer Sutherland
Rooting for: Hall. Against: Keifer. Spoiler: Keifer. Winner: Laurie
Kyle Chandler? Friday Night Lights coach!?!?!? I just wanted to give him a shout-out. He was on Homefront, the best show ever, which was cancelled way before its time. Again, Laurie for speech value.

Actress Television - Musical Or Comedy
Marcia Cross
America Ferrera
Felicity Huffman
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Mary-Louise Parker
Rooting for: Cross. Against: JLD (I hate her show!) Spoiler: Parker. Winner: Ugly Betty
Yes, the globes, in particular in the TV categories reward young, new talent. Betty will give a cute speech I think. Marcia Cross will look gorgeous.

Actor Television - Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin
Zach Braff
Steve Carell
Jason Lee
Tony Shalhoub
Rooting for: Carrell. Against: Shalhoub. Spoiler: Shalhoub. Winner: Baldwin
No one is reading anyway. Go Michael Scott!

Television - Musical Or Comedy
Desperate Housewives
The Office
Ugly Betty
Rooting for: Office! Against: DH. Spoiler: Betty. Winner: Office
I am encouraged that the Housewives already seem to be past their prime. No one can dispute the brilliance of The Office. Young, fresh Betty can do well here though.

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