The first big awards show of the year has come and gone, with last night’s Golden Globe Awards. I made some initial hopes/predictions in this post, and was excited to see the outcomes of some of the hotter categories!
Next, we has Best Animated feature: Toy Story 3. Small consolation for snubbing it in the best picture category!
Followed by,Best Actress, musical or comedy: Annette Bening for The Kids are All Right. Another non surprise here, Bening was the heavy favorite to win this category.
Next up: Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network. Another expected win
And then, Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo, The Fighter. This was fairly competitive category, with Leo’s fellow costar Amy Adams, Black Swan’s Mila Kunis, Helena Bonaham Carter for The King’s Speech and Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingson (?), but I’m glad Melissa pulled it out she was really excellent in this film.
Followed by Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network. Another heavy favorite steps in here. I expect to see Fincher take this award home next month at the Oscars.
Next, we had Best Performance by an Actor, Comedy/Musical: Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version. A weak category, with 2 showings by Johnny Depp, but I’ve always liked Paul, so I’m glad he pulled this one out.
And, Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan. YESSS, I am so very happy she won, and we got to hear her slightly crazy speech, in which everyone was wonderful. I think it will be between Natalie and Annette for best actress next month. Who will win?
On to one of the two best picture of the evening, Best Motion picture, Musical or Comedy: The Kids are All Right. Another YES, I loved this movie, and am so happy it’s received this kind of recognition and exposure.
On to Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech. Good speech from Firth, who won a tough category; expect him to repeat at the Oscars.
And finally, Best Picture, Drama: The Social Network. Continuing its role of dominance, The Social Network adds yet another award to its repertoire. Can it be stopped when it comes to taking home the Oscar next month? I’m leaning more and more towards no…
Some of my favorite highlights were:
- Robert Downey Jr. making not veiled at all sexual references to best actress nominees; he’s hilarious and I love him.
- Annette Bening calling out hubs Warren Beatty as the 1962 winner of most promising actor in her acceptance speech.
- Melissa Leo’s emotional and touching acceptance speech
- Natalie Portman going a bit off the rails with her acceptance speech and making reference to getting knocked up on the shoot…good to know
- How much did I love seeing Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp chatting it up at the end of the night? It was like a very hot serendipitous moment in time, a nearly perfect way to end the night.
- In TV wins, I love that Kurt Colfer and Jane Lynch continue their reign of dominance in the supporting actor categories, first at the Emmys and now at the Globes. And how about Glee winning best show, comedy or musical? Talk about combining the best of both worlds here!
- I also thought Ricky Gervais was hilarious; I would’ve taken his funny and borderline offensive comments over some of the more rambling speeches any day! Fav line: “”Please welcome Ashton Kutcher’s dad, Bruce Willis!” Loves it!
For the full list of winners, you can visit the Golden Globes’ website here.
As for the Globes being a predictor of the Oscars, take this in to account: over the past 10 years (2009-2000), the winner of the best picture at the Globes (drama or comedy) won the best picture Oscar 5 times. I think this clearly tips the odds in favor of The Social Network this year, but we will see.
What did you think of the Golden Globes? Did you stay up to the bitter end? I’ll also post a red carpet fashion snapshot tomorrow; stay tuned!