68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Thoughts

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68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Thoughts

Another Golden Globes has come and gone. Like usual, I never take these awards too seriously. With films like The Tourist and Burlesque earning nominations for Best Motion Picture, can you really blame me? Nevertheless, for those of you who missed it, we’re going to give a quick recap of the winners and share our thoughts on it all. Enjoy!

So just a few quick thoughts here. Best Motion Picture (Drama) was always going to go to The Social Network. Sure, I had my fingers crossed for Inception, but The Social Network was the critical darling and that’s why it cleaned up at the awards, and you can expect it to do the same at the Oscars.

Mr. Firth took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) and while once again, he was the critical darling, I was hoping Mr. Eisenberg would take the award. I thought Firth was great in The King’s Speech but Eisenberg is an awesome actor who deserves more recognition than he gets. Although, after his performance in The Social Network, I’m sure he’ll have plenty more chances to take home a Golden Globe.

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Thoughts

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) was a joke, with The Kids Are All Right being the only movie in the category that actually deserved any recognition and Portman taking home the award for Best Actress Motion Picture (Drama) was a shoe in. Giamatti surprised me in Best Actor Motion Picture (Comedy or Music), as I thought Spacey would take it home for Casino Jack. But, having not seen Barney’s Version yet, I may be wrong, perhaps Giamatti gave a better performance than Spacey. Fincher snagging the Best Director Motion Picture award was no surprise although a little part of me did think Aronofsky would upset him and of course a little part of me hoped that Nolan’s name would be called.

Leo definitely deserved her award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture, as did her co-star Christian Bale, as he took home the much deserved Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture award. The Social Network took home the awards for both score and writing and while I agree that Sorkin has written one of the finest scripts in the past 10 years, I don’t think Ross and Reznor deserved the score. Hans Zimmer wrote the best score this year, hands down. Don’t get me wrong, Reznor and Ross did a great job, but the music in Inception was absolutely phenomenal.

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Thoughts

Other things to mention are for one, the huge upset of Carlos beating out The Pacific for Best Mini Series or Motion Picture made for TV. I was shocked, did the voters even watch The Pacific? The Pacific was brilliant and I don’t think there was any mini series or TV movie that was better. Also surprising was Boardwalk Empire beating out Mad Men in a few categories. TV doesn’t get much better than Mad Men but I guess you have to give a nod to the new kid on the block. It was also nice to see some cast members in Glee getting acknowledged for their great work.

I think that just about does it. You can check out the full list of winners and nominees below. Let us know what you thought of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Social Network – WINNER
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech – WINNER
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

The Kids Are All Right – WINNER
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
Red
The Tourist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Natalie Portman – Black Swan – WINNER
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version – WINNER
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Glee (FOX) – WINNER
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Big C (Showtime)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)

Best Director – Motion Picture

David Fincher – The Social Network – WINNER
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Robert De Niro

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Melissa Leo – The Fighter – WINNER
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – WINNER
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime) – WINNER
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

Best Foreign Language Film

In A Better World (Denmark) – WINNER
Biutiful (Mexico, Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)  – WINNER
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Julia Stiles – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network – WINNER
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler – The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO) – WINNER
Hayley Atwell – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Judi Dench – Return To Cranford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO) – WINNER
Idris Elba – Luther
Ian McShane – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos (Sundance C)

Best Animated Feature Film

Toy Story 3 – WINNER
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network – WINNER
Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman – 127 Hours
Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque, Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren – WINNER
“Bound To You” – Burlesque, Music By: Samuel Dixon
Lyrics By: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler, “Coming Home” – Country Strong, Music & Lyrics By: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges,
“I See The Light” – Tangled, Music By: Alan Menken, Lyrics By: Glenn Slater
“There’s A Place For Us” – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, Music & Lyrics By: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges

Best Television Series – Drama

Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – WINNER
Dexter (SHOWTIME)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – WINNER
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX) – WINNER
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O
Chris Noth – The Good Wife (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale – The Fighter – WINNER
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

Carlos (Sundance C) – WINNER
The Pacific (HBO)
Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy – WINNER
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right – WINNER
Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A

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