Big Screen Ballyhoo – My Golden Globe Picks

Well, the Golden Globe nominations are out now. They’re somewhat meaningless, especially when it comes to television (seriously, they pick the same things every year, pretty much, which is  the detriment of voting on projects that last for years), but they can be a decent preview of what might happen at the Oscars. Even if the winners might not be the same as the winners of the Oscars, the nominations can give a look.

Now, this year’s nominations are interesting. “Django Unchained” has five nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, while Tom Hooper goes without a Best Director nomination for “Les Miserables.” I find that really peculiar. It makes me wonder if Tarantino’s going to see some Oscar nominations this year, something I’m not sure he’s done before.

Anyway, let’s look at the movie nominations. I’m keeping TV out of it because I’m massively ignorant about TV shows that are nominated and, again, they seriously pick the same stuff every year. “Modern Family” must have 30 of those things by now.

I’ll bold my picks. Later, I’ll do a comparison between my picks and the actual winners when the awards happen mid-January. Looking at the nominees, though, I’m suddenly saddened about exactly how many nominated movies I still haven’t seen. Due in no small part to being from Alabama, where a lot of these movies never seem to come, or come late, or only to Birmingham. Frustrating.

Out of the six different movies I picked as winners (I’m expecting a lot of multiple awards for some of these movies), I’ve only seen four of them (missing “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Silver Linings Playbook”). Out of the 38 different movies that were nominated in total, I’ve only seen 10. …oops. Maybe I should just hope for a 25% viewed-to-nominated ratio.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Richard Gere (“Arbitage”)
John Hawkes (“The Sessions”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”)
Denzel Washington (“Flight”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Marion Cotillard (“Rust and Bone”)
Helen Mirren (“Hitchcock”)
Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Deep Blue Sea”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Jack Black (“Bernie”)
Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”)
Ewan McGregor (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”)
Bill Murray (“Hyde Park on Hudson”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”)
Judi Dench (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Maggie Smith (“Quartet”)
Meryl Streep (“Hope Springs”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin (“Argo”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Django Unchained”)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”)
Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”)
Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams (“The Master”)
Sally Field (“Lincoln”)
Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”)
Helen Hunt (“The Sessions”)
Nicole Kidman (“The Paperboy”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Ben Affleck (“Argo”)
Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”)
Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

“Argo”: Chris Terrio
“Django Unchained”: Quentin Tarantino
“Lincoln”: Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook”: David O. Russell
“Zero Dark Thirty”: Mark Boal

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Act of Valor”: Monty Powell, Keith Urban (“For You”)
“The Hunger Games”: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett (“Safe and Sound”)
“Les Misérables”: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer (“Suddenly”)
“Skyfall”: Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)
“Stand Up Guys”: Jon Bon Jovi (“Not Running Anymore”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

“Anna Karenina”: Dario Marianelli
“Argo”: Alexandre Desplat
“Cloud Atlas”: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
“Life of Pi”: Mychael Danna
“Lincoln”: John Williams

Best Animated Film

“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Foreign Film

“The Intouchables”
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust and Bone”

One thought on “Big Screen Ballyhoo – My Golden Globe Picks

  1. […] now we get to look at how well I did with my Golden Globe picks. Now, I did pick these before the Oscar nominations came out… had I had the Oscar […]

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