Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Winners

I did much better at my predictions this year than I did last year getting 10/14 in the film categories and 7/11 in the TV ones. The winners are:

Best Motion Picture, Drama: The Social Network
Best Motion Picture, Comedy: The Kids Are All Right
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actress, Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Actor, Comedy: Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World (Denmark)
Best Screenplay: The Social Network
Best Score: The Social Network
Best Song: "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me," Burlesque

Best TV Series, Drama: Boardwalk Empire
Best TV Series, Comedy: Glee
Best Actress, Drama: Katey Segal, Sons of Anarchy
Best Actress, Comedy: Laura Linney, The Big C
Best Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: Carlos
Best Actress, Miniseries/TV Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Best Actor, Miniseries/TV Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Best Supporting Actress: Jane Lynch, Glee
Best Supporting Actor: Chris Colfer, Glee

The Social Network was the big winner tonight grabbing four wins--Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Score. It's definitely the film to beat this season. Even last year's The Hurt Locker lost to Avatar here. Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo continued their front-runner status as they all repeated their Critics Choice Awards wins here. Annette Bening and Paul Giamatti won the Comedy awards, helpful to note as Bening is really the only person who can even threaten Portman for the Oscars. A win at the SAGs could change it all. Her film, The Kids Are All Right, won Best Comedy Film.

In the TV side, Glee was the big winner nabbing not only Best TV Series, but also some deserved kudos for Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer. The latter's reaction then subsequently eloquent speech were some of my favorite parts of the evening. The only other show to get multiple wins was Boardwalk Empire, which got Best TV Series as well as Actor in Steve Buscemi. As I predicted, Laura Linney and Jim Parsons won, but how awesome was that surprise win for veteran Katey Sagal?

So overall, it terms of winners, I think the Globes did pretty damn good. In film, no boats were rocked while in TV some deserving people took home trophies. I mean if the worst thing of the night was Glee winning Best Comedy Series (Modern Family! Community! Parks & Rec!) or that a bunch of celebrities got their feelings hurt by Ricky Gervais, then I think it was a fantastic evening.

1 comment:

  1. The Golden Globes just made all of the suspense for the Oscars totally dumbed down now. I think I have a feeling of what's going to happen with these awards, but I'll still watch it and see what happens.


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