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Thursday, December 12, 2013

And the Golden Globe goes to . . .

This morning nominations were announced for the 7lst Annual Golden Globe Awards, which NBC will air on Sunday, January 12, with two of my favorite funny ladies, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, returning as the hosts. And Woody Allen will deservedly receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".

Below is a list of all the nominees (with my predictions in pink):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress in a Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (this is a TOUGH category, but I have to go with Blanchett, who gave a brilliant performance)
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska (I've liked Mr. Dern ever since he was in Smile and Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot)
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County (I haven't seen this film yet, but isn't it more of a drama? The play certainly was)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska (anyone who receives their first nomination at age 84 deserves to win - and I hear she's wonderful in the film)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Original Score
All Is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book Thief
12 Years A Slave

Best Original Song
"Atlas," Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
"Let It Go," Idina Menzel (Frozen)
"Ordinary Love," U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis)
"Sweet Than Fiction," Taylor Swift (One Chance)

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad (I'll be surprised if Breaking Bad doesn't win, but I would love to see The Good Wife receive this award)
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Black List

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Comedy or Musical Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra (this excellent HBO film deserves to win, but I wouldn't mind seeing American Horror Story take home the award)
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (he has to win)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (I hope the über-talented Mr. Charles wins, but I also enjoyed Mr. Lowe's hilarious hoot of a performance)
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville (I have a feeling Ms. Potter will win, but I'm rooting for the fabulous Ms. Panettiere - even though she is one of the leading ladies on her show)
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Mike said...

I completely agree, Hayden Panettiere gives the performance on Nashville that has me tuning in every single week (Chris Carmack is fun to watch, too). She really deserves some recognition for her excellent work on the show, both acting and singing.

Marc said...

Thanks for the comment, Mike! And I agree with you about Mr. Carmack.