Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Golden Globes: Get your game face on!

I watch awards shows much like a man watches a sports game. I yell, I sigh in disbelief and I have been known to throw things. I make no apologies because award show season, at least for me, is a sport and tonight is the first game of the season: The Golden Globes. There have been some amazing films and performances this year and tonight we will get a first glimpse of the seasons favorites.

Now I know some actors say that they don’t care about winning or losing but much like a quarter back, the awards one will receive tonight and onward will directly effect their asking price for upcoming films. Especially for actresses such Up in the Air’s Anna Kendrick who’s price has most likely already increased based on praise and good reviews alone. She is nominated for Best supporting and I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins. George Clooney is nominated for Best Actor for the same film. He is up against Jeff Bridges who has gotten rave reviews for his performance in Crazy Heart.

I am thankful that the Golden Globes separates best performance in a Drama and Comedy. This clears the path for Sandra Bullock to take the win for performance in a drama and Meryl Streep to take the win in comedy for Julie & Julia.

As far as TV goes I will be livid if Glee does not win every category it’s nominated in, especially Glee’s Jane Lynch though Chloe Sevigny could give her a run for her money. She kicked in last seasons Big Love. HBO’s Gray Gardens should win for best TV mini series and Jessica Lange should win for her performance in it. Kevin Bacon is, as far as I am concerned a shoe in for Best male performance for Taking Chance. I also think Big Love will win best TV Drama. I doubt HBO is going home empty handed though I do believe Jeremy Piven will again. Edie Falco should win for her performance in Nurse Jackie. And of hopefully this will be NPH’s year for his supporting role in How I met your Mother but he is up against John Lithgow for his performance in this season of Dexter.

I fear is that Avatar will take every category it’s nominated for which I believe is a shame. If you want to talk about special effects and cinematography that’s a different story but overall Avatar is wear in both acting and directing.

So these are my predictions for the Golden Globes which air tonight and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. I will be twitting through out the awards (from my couch) and I might even video blog so you get a real idea of just how seriously I take this. Let me know what you think.

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