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It’s Golden Globes Time!

15 Dec

Well, it’s that time of year again! The unofficial kick off to the awards season is THIS week, with the announcements of the Screen Actor’s Guild Award nominees and today’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominees!

Without further ado, here are the nominees!

The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

The Artist
My Week With Marilyn
Midnight in Paris

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Initial thoughts:

  • Score two nominations for Ryan Gosling! With Best Actor nominations in both the comedy/musical and drama categories,
  • The HFPA is digging Clooney, with a best actor and best director nod.
  • No love for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks. According to the film’s producer, via The Carpetbagger, “Those who love it, love it passionately and those who resist it find it too tough as an emotional experience,” Mr. Rudin said in a email on Thursday.
  • Stephen Speilberg doesn’t get a director nod for War Horse, which only scored 2 noms.
  • Awesome to see The Help and Bridesmaids getting some love the best picture drama and comedy/musical categories, respectively. Ditto for Kristin Wiig’s best actress nod and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer’s nominations in the best actress and best supporting actress.

After seeing these nominations, it’s clear I have  A LOT of movies I need to see, especially since the Oscar for Best Picture will likely come out of the 11 best picture nominees here. As you may recall, The King’s Speech won the big prize at both the Globes and the Oscars. Some movies that immediately come to mind to see ASAP are: My Week with Marilyn, The Decendents, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Artist and The Iron Lady.

Check out the full list of film nominees at MovieLine, and all the good stuff in the TV nominations at TVLine!

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted again by Ricky Gervais, air on NBC on January 15th 2012, which is in only 31 days!

WHat are your initial thoughts? Any thing you’re psyched or pissed about here? Leave a comment!


On the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes

17 Jan

Since this is Oscartini’s first really big awards show, I’d be remiss in not pulling some of the evening’s best fashion statements!

First up, the lovely best actress, drama, winner Natalie Portman showing off her baby bump in thisViktor and Rolf number:

Next month’s Oscar co-host clad in Armani Privé, Anne Hathaway:

Amy Adams looking nothing like Chaaaalene in Marchesa:

Last year’s award season darling Sandra Bullock looking ravishing in Jenny Packham:

My new girl crush, Mila Kunis, in Vera Wang:

On to a few of my favorite gentlemen!  Ryan Gosling, looking very dapper:

My personal favorite, RDJ:

Johnny Depp opting for a tie-free look:

Though he’s not known for his big screen work (yet), I have to throw True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in for his adorable burgundy velvet bowtie:

And an ever well-dressed Mark Whalberg and his honey Rhea Durham:

What did you think of last night’s fashions?  Any favorites?  Personally, I thought Mila Kunis looked amazing in a dress that’s not your typical awards show garb, and I’m really digging the one shoulder look for the ladies. Leave your loves and hates in the comments!

Images courtesy of People.com and TMZ

And the Golden Globe goes to…

16 Jan

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!

The night’s first movie award was best supporting actor.  No surprise here, this went to Christian Bale for the Fighter. He’s a well deserving shoo-in for the Oscar.

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!

And the Nominees Are…

14 Dec

This has been a big week in movie award news! With the AFI releasing its top 10 movies of the year on Sunday and the Critic Choice Award nominations coming out yesterday, plus the announcements from the Boston, New York and Los Angeles film critics of their picks of the year (all which named The Social Network best picture), the road to the Oscars is becoming shorter and shorter—only 6 weeks until nominees are announced!

Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the Golden Globes, which honor outstanding achievement in film and television.  The Globes are unique, in that they break down the categories into drama and comedy or musical. So there is no singular best picture of the year, but one is chosen in each category. Typically, the dramatic picture is the more coveted award.

Each best picture category has 5 nominees. This year’s are as follows:




  • RED

You can see the full list of nominees here. Some initial thoughts:

  • Where the heck is Toy Story 3? Sure, it’s nominated for best animated feature, but I’m surprised it didn’t at least crack the overall award. Expect Toy Story 3 to get an Oscar nod come January 25th.
  • I think the 5 drama nominees are ALL shoe-ins for Oscar noms; each of them has generated significant buzz, and I think most of them will also receive acting and/or directing nominations too.
  • In the comedy/musical category, there are some surprises. Though I haven’t seen Burlesque, I feel it’s likely on this list to give at least one musical a shot here. The Tourist has been getting panned by critics, so this is another head scratcher.
  • When it comes down to it, how are films designated comedies or dramas? While The Kids Are All Right has its funny moments, I think this film is hard to classify. If it was between seeing it in this category, or not at all, I’ll definitely take this!
  • Despite having 2 different movie categories, there’s only 1 category for best director. Each director of the best picture, drama, nominees snagged the best director noms. Veryyy interesting…

A few other surprises in the acting categories:

  • Johnny Depp is nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical for both the Tourist and Alice and Wonderland.
  • The Kids Are All Right costars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore will both vie for best actress in a comedy or musical.
  • The Fighter picking up acting award nominations for best actor (Mark Whalberg), best supporting actress (for both Amy Adams and Melissa Leo) and best supporting actor (Christian Bale, who is the front runner for the Oscar, based on buzz).

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE on Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC, and Ricky Gervais will be hosting.  Will you be tuning in for the show?  Who do you think the best picture awards will go to?  Leave your predictions in the comments!