Tuesday, December 14, 2010

globe nominees reactions

Well the biggest thing we can take away from this morning's announcement of this year's Golden Globe nominees is that the "Comedy/Musical" category really is completely hopeless.  Though it seemed like it could be a fun one to predict, as they typically decide upon the most bizarre choices, this year there were ones that are likely to additionally end up on "worst of the year" lists based on critical reactions.  Who knew the critically maligned The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, and Burlesque were so downright wonderful (and full of nominatable performances)?  With The Kids Are All Right being the only consistently loved film of the five chosen, it's just downright weird.  And adversely, who knew that the Globes would get all indie like this and notice Blue Valentine in the drama categories?  Let's see how the big movie categories fell in terms of predictions:

Best Picture - Drama (5/5)
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture - Comedy/Musical (1/5)
Alice in Wonderland 
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Best Lead Actor - Drama (4/5)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Best Lead Actor - Comedy/Musical (1/5)
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)
Johnny Depp (The Tourist)
Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs)
Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

Best Lead Actress - Drama (3/5)
Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Lead Actress - Comedy/Musical (3/5)
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)
Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)
Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Emma Stone (Easy A)

Best Supporting Actor (3/5)
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

Best Supporting Actress (3/5)
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)


Castor said...

Absolutely terrible is the Comedy or Musical category. The Tourist has nothing to do there and neither are Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's performance worthy of being there either. What a total joke!

Robert said...

It is crazy! I don't get it. There are so many better comedies out there. I was so desperately hoping for Scott Pilgrim VS the World or even Morning Glory to sneak in but alas.

Simon said...

On the plus side, Mila Kunis! Who doesn't like Mila Kunis?

Luke said...

Castor: Haven't yet seen The Tourist, but something about the 20% on RottenTomatoes tells me it's no great shakes... a shame when there are other great choices that could've been subbed in...

Robert: I did adore Scott Pilgrim, but I was pretty certain of its lack of chances at these awards (too weird and not enough celebrity flash) - but Morning Glory seemed sort of plausible...

Simon: She is bubbly fun - I've been Family Guy marathoning lately, and it's hard not to love Meg. :)