Friday, January 11, 2008

The Globes Are Coming

As you know, the Golden Globes telecast has been canceled and replaced with a one-hour press conference which will announce all the winners Sunday night (which is really for the best. With The Amazing Race (which is so awesome this season), The Simpsons and The Wire, my Sunday night is already really full). Here's who I think will win (and who I would have voted for based on the films I've seen) in the major film categories:

Best Picture (Drama): No Country for Old Men (No Country For Old Men)
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy): Sweeney Todd (Juno)
Best Actor (Drama): Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood (Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises)
Best Actress (Drama): Julie Christie - Away from Her (I've only seen Keira Knightly in Atonement, but I wouldn't have voted for her)
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages (Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Ellen Page - Juno (Ellen Page)
Best Director: The Coen Brothers – No Country for Old Men (The Coen Brothers)
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men (Javier Bardem)
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone (Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There)
Best Screenplay: Coen Brothers – No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers)
Best Score: Atonement (Atonement)
Best Animated Film: Ratatoullie (The Simpsons Movie)
Best Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (I haven't seen any of the nominees)

And, I’ve already told you who I’d vote for in the TV categories, but here’s who I think will actually win:

Best Series (Drama): House
Best Series (Comedy): Extras
Best Actor (Drama): Hugh Laurie – House
Best Actress (Drama): Glenn Close – Damages
Best Actor (Comedy): Ricky Gervais – Extras
Best Actress (Comedy): Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds
Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Piven - Entourage
Best Supporting Actress: Katherine Heigl - Grey's Anatomy

I'm not very confident in my picks, frankly. The Hollywood Foreign Press (who selects the winners) always throws me for a loop or two (to which you respond, "Then why the hell did you write this post?" and I say, "Because I had nothing better to do. Get off my back!" Geez you can be mean sometimes!) So, if you want to make a wager on the accuracy of my picks, you'd probably stand to make some cash. I'm just saying...


Garney said...

You already know where I disagree with you... I can't believe you don't think the HFPA isn't going to give the award to Johnny Depp. They love giving awards to movie stars and when the voters saw one of the biggest stars singing in this movie they probably had a collective orgasm.

Red said...

Yeah. You are probably right. You should write these post anyway :)