Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Golden Globe Noms: The Day After

Well, it's been about a week since last we talked. Forgive me: graduation, thesis film premieres, moving out of my apartment; it's been busy. And tomorrow I return home for a stretch before heading to New York (but that won't be for a while).

But now the Globes have been announced, and its time to react!

A full list of the nominees can be found here.

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Well, I am truly surprised by Inception's inclusion here, since I thought HFPA would go more for 127 Hours. The others make sense, and I expect The King's Speech to take the award. As much as people like to bag on the Globes people for being starfuckers or Oscar predictors, they did give Atonement and Babel Best Drama over No Country... and The Departed, respectively.

Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist
My God, I've seen most of these! Thus my confusion: Red? Good movie, but Best Comedy? And Alice in Wonderland? ALICE? IN? WONDERLAND? That movie. Is awful. Burlesque and The Kids Are All Right belong, obviously, but what of Easy A, Scott Pilgrim, Morning Glory or Hot Tub Time Machine?

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter
That David O is sure getting some traction, eh? Five-for-five match with the drama category, since comedy films are ineligible for this award. They must be, right?

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
Yay, Gosling made it! A raw and powerful performance that I must get to writing about. Anyhow, I'm surprised that Robert Duvall didn't get in for Get Low. Glad people are digging Eisenberg just as much as I am.

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
This is all bizarre to me. Gyllenhaal and Giamatti, sure, but Depp's Mad Hatter "performance"? I didn't know Casino Jack was being campaigned as a musical/comedy. Hell, I don't even know if it's actually out anywhere.

Halle Berry, Frankie & Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Yay, Williams made it! I find Frankie & Alice and Casino Jack to be twin concerns: they're out? People saw them? Even if they aren't out...people saw them?

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
I'm disappointed to not see Cher here (or in supporting actress, wherever you consider her). But what is that compared to the joy of Emma Stone's inclusion? Now, if this were repeated at the SAG or AMPAS nominations, I'd be a happy man indeed...

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
I'm seeing The Fighter this weekend; I hope it measures up to the buzz. Garfield and Douglas are worthy, Renner's one of the best things about The Town (which I admired and enjoyed, but man is that getting a lot of affection), and Rush...I haven't seen yet,

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Only category where I've seen exactly zero of these. I have no real opinion.

Simon Beaufoy & Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception
See, this is the only category where Alice in Wonderland belongs; I really dug Elfman's score. I can't wait to see The King's Speech, either, if just for Desplat's score. My Hollmann Awards have nominated him five times, thrice last year.

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
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" needs to win. Period. Or "Bound to You". I haven't heard the other songs, but DAMN Burlesque delivers.


CMrok93 said...

I always like the Golden Globes because I like their nominations mostly. But this year, just makes me laugh. The Tourist nominated for 3 awards??? You have got to be kidding me! I mean they could have at least nominated plenty of other films for Best Comedy. Here would have been my Nominations for Best Comedy:

Toy Story 3

Another Year

The Kids Are Alright

Easy A

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

This one would have been a little been more interesting, than the one this year. But hey, I still will watch this year’s awards so it doesn’t bother me that much.

TomS said...

Hey Walter,
Nice job covering the Golden Globe noms.
I am just as interested in your current activities. You mentioned thesis film screenings and a trip to New York.
I hope you will write about these in the days ahead.
As always, I respect your thoughts on film...

Walter L. Hollmann said...

CM: I think they made animated films ineligible for the Picture categories after adding animated feature. Even so, Scott Pilgrim and Easy A could *easily* have taken the place of Red and Alice (haven't seen Tourist). Make sure when you watch, you do like the stars: booze, booze, booze.

Tom: Oh, it's more than a trip. I'm moving there in May! I'll def be writing about it then. And thanks, as always!