Golden Globe nominations out today. The full list is available online. My thoughts…
First and foremost, I really believe the Hollywood Foreign Press just nominates some of these people so they are ensured to have a bunch of A-listers attend the ceremonies.
Robert DeNiro will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award. I’m more interested in seeing who will present the award to him. My guess is Sean Pean since Sean has been making a conscientious effort over the past few years to metamorphose into Mr. DeNiro. I would love to see the two on stage together to monitor the progress.
Movie Nominees – although I have seen few if any of the nominees, based on the casts and storylines, my support falls to Black Swan and The King’s Speech in the drama categories. At the very least I do hope Natalie Portman and Colin Firth win best actress and actor respectively. In the comedy/musical categories I really don’t have a preference since I am not blown away by any of the movie titles. I would like to see Anne Hathaway win best actress though. Aww, Emma Stone :) I did learn one thing of interest from the nominations – The Tourist was nominated in the comedy/musical category. I really thought it was a drama. That is just bad advertising IMO. No Russell Brand :( Would it be too much to ask to have him in attendance??? In the musical categories I ask that both Cristina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood be there to perform their songs.
Television Nominees - Since I pretty much do not watch any of the dramas I won’t bother with them, although most of my friends love Dexter so I hope it does well. As for the comedy nominations I want The Big Bang Theory to win EVERYTHING it is nominated for (Best Television Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Jim Parsons). I would love to see Chris Colfer win for Supporting Actor in Glee as he is pretty much one of the few actors on that show that I like. I loved Romola Garai in Emma but I doubt she’ll win.No Lost final season nominees....which is good, considering it sucked.
I guess we’ll see how it all turns out on January 16, 2011. The Golden Globes are the only awards I really enjoy watching for two reasons: (1) it is a major award ceremony involving both motion pictures and television so it’s like the Emmys and the Oscars combined and (2) alcohol flows freely on the tables hence the possibility for some rather memorable presentation or acceptance speeches…LOL