Thursday, December 13, 2007

My, What Nice Globes You Have

I am giddy this morning (even after a horrible ANTM finale. Chantal in the final 2?!? Tyra has really lost it). The Golden Globe nominees have been announced (I've really no idea why I get so excited about these things, but I love the Golden Globes. I think I've come to prefer them over the Academy Awards for several reasons:
1. They let the audience drink during the ceremony leading to hilarious acceptance speeches and someone inevitably in the bathroom when their name is called.
2. It's TV and movie stars together in the same room...which is cool for some reason I can't explain and
3. There is an element of surprise about the winners because they are selected by strange foreign people.
It's great. Unlike The Grammys, it's an award show worth watching).

There are no real surprises among the film nominees (Atonement leads with 7 nominations) other then maybe Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (which basically looks like Remember the Debate Team Titans), but the Hollywood Foreign Press tends to nominate one random film for Best Picture every year. I am very excited about the television nominees and all the love for Pushing Daisies and Damages (even though I am pretty sure I'm the only person who watched that show) and BBC standouts like Jekyll and 5 Days. I am kinda surprised The Sopranos is basically no where to be found (other then Edie Falco for Best Actress). What's the deal with that? Is the HFP pissed at David Chase over the ending? I need answers!!!

Anyway, because I've nothing better to do, here are my picks for who I think should win in the major TV categories (we'll discuss who I think will win closer to the actual award show...and I'm not picking the film nominees because I haven't seen enough of the nominated films/performances yet). Here goes:

Best Series (Drama): Big Love (If Grey's wins, I might punch something).
Best Series (Comedy): 30 Rock
Best Actor (Drama): Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Actress (Drama): Glen Close, Damages
Best Actor (Comedy): Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress (Comedy): Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Best Supporting Actor: Ted Danson, Damages
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Priestly, My Name is Earl
Best Miniseries or TV movie: 5 Days
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV movie: James Nesbitt, Jekyll
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV movie: Bryce Dallas Howard, As You Like It

Feel free to disagree and tell me I'm an idiot in the comments section. You know, if you like being wrong (insert smiley, "just kidding" emoticon here).


Liz said...

I'll do film, since you don't have the balls! (Sorry, I've been really confrontational lately. Must be all the talk of steroids):

Best Motion Pic Drama: No Country for Old Men
Best Motion Pic Comedy: Charlie Wilson's War
Best Director: Tim Burton
Best Actor Drama: Viggo
Best Actress Drama: Kiera Knightley
Best Actor Comedy: Johnny Depp
Best Actress Comedy: Amy Adams
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
Supporting Actress: La Blanchettt
Screenplay: Atonement

Liz said...

By the way, I love Grey's Anatomy and I don't care who knows it, but I don't understand all the love for Katherine Heigl. I like her, but the best actors on that show are undisputedly Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson.

Red said...

I think it's racism...everyone likes the pretty, blond white girl more then the feisty Asian and Black ladies (yeah, I said it).

Nice picks on the movies. It's not that I don't have the balls, I just didn't think I could speak with any real authority on most of the nominees (because I have so much knowledge about these things usually. God. I'm a pretentious b*tch).

Liz said...

I haven't seen half those films either. I'm going on buzz and hunches

Carey said...

I hate to agree with you about Alec Baldwin. I've had a tough internal struggle as of late. He is a brilliant actor, but for the life of me I cannot get out of my head the leaked phone message to his 11 year-old daughter (which, no matter which way he tried to spin it, was absolutely revolting). It still turns my stomach to this day, just thinking about it.

Where does the line get drawn? Can I think he is a good actor without thinking he is a good person? I guess the answer is yes.

Red said...

Actually, I think because Jack Donaghy is so awesomely horrible disliking Alec actually helps...if that makes sense

Garney said...

I also don't want to speculate on the film categories since six of the best picture candidates have yet to open nationally.

As for TV, they nominated too many shows I haven't seen or didn't get into.

Did Jaime Pressly marry Jason Priestly?