Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Golden Globes Reaction

First off let me say, Bobby!? Why? Where's Flags of Our Fathers? Bobby the soap opera gets nominated over Flags the masterpiece? Are they insane?

Now that that is out of my system, let's look at the nominations. Maggie Gyllenhaal of Sherrybaby beat out Sienna Miller of Factory Girl for a Best Actress nomination. Sacha Baron Cohen WILL win Best Comedy Actor for Borat, although I think Dreamgirls will take the Best Picture award.

Clint Eastwood got nominated twice, which probably lessens his chances at a win. And the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just proved how nuts they are for Johnny Depp and Renee Zellweger by nominating them for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Miss Potter, respectively. Apparently they will get nominated for anything they do.

In the Best Score category, what the hell is Nomad? Where did that come from? The other four I kind of expected, but Nomad?? As of right now I'll be pulling for Clint Mansell's The Fountain in that category (I have yet to hear The Painted Veil). It's a Kazakhstani film though, is the the HFPA's way of apologizing for showing so much love for Borat?

Babel garnered the most nominations with 8, and has a pretty good shot of upsetting favorite The Departed for Best Picture.

One of the most shocking omissions was Little Miss Sunshine for Best Screenplay. The Academy, however, almost certainly won't ignore it.

And the Leo lovefest continues...he was nominated for his performance in both Blood Diamond and The Departed. I think that's a disservice to several other worthy performances. Sure, notice him for The Departed, but Blood Diamond too? That's a bit much.

I was glad to see Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for Best Comedy Actor for Kinky Boots. It's one of the year's most overlooked delights, and he is great as the strongwilled transvestite, Lola. I was considering predicting him, but decided against it because of the film's lack of buzz. I'm glad they proved me wrong on this one.

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented in a live telecast on January 15th.

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