Thursday, December 14, 2006

Golden Globe nominees announced; looks like I won't be watching

Pretty boring, and it looks like it is bound to be pretty predictable. The actors and actresses nominated are the funniest of the lot. Generally, there is a clear winner with the rest of the noms either considered a laughable choice or someone who already has enough awards. I've bolded my choices, and I would love to hear your predictions in the comments. I haven't included all of the categories, because some are just plain boring. This is non-political, so feel free to participate lurkers.

The list:
Picture, Drama:
The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

Actress, Drama:
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Kate Winslet, Little Children

Actor, Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Peter O'Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

***My personal note-I will get this one wrong, but it's the principle of the thing. Leonardo DiCaprio is awful, and never should have been nominated TWICE this year, much less any other year. Giving him a "payback" (typical in the Hollywood awards world) for the Aviator is just stupid***

Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
The Devil Wears Prada
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank You for Smoking

Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening, Running With Scissors
Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine
Beyonce Knowles, Dreamgirls
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Renee Zellweger, Miss Potter

***My personal note-Annette Bening is always good, and doesn't get half as much credit as she should. If she doesn't win both the Oscar and the Globe this year, I think she should pitch a fit and quit Hollywood in front of everyone, and then go kick Hilary Swank in her award stealing horse teeth.***

Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots
Will Ferrell, Stranger than Fiction

Supporting Actress:
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

***A personal note-Blanchett already has awards, but I hate Emily Blunt and I don't know anyone else, so Blanchett wins by default.***
Supporting Actor:
Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Brad Pitt, Babel
Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

Clint Eastwood, Flags of Our Fathers
Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
Steven Frears, The Queen
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu,Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

***A personal note-Ugh, Martin Scorsese vs. Clint Eastwood again. Go away, Clint. Scorsese kicks your ass.***

Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children
Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal
William Monahan, The Departed
Peter Morgan, The Queen

Series, Drama:
24, Fox
Big Love, HBO
Grey's Anatomy, ABC
Heroes, NBC
Lost, ABC

Actress, Drama:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Evangeline Lilly, Lost
Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Actor, Drama:
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love
Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Series, Musical or Comedy:
Desperate Housewives, ABC
Entourage, HBO
The Office, NBC
Ugly Betty, ABC
Weeds, Showtime

Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

***A personal note-I may as well say now that Desperate Housewives is insanely retarded, so they get zero votes from me (unless there is a vote for the most overrated TV show).***

Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Zach Braff, Scrubs
Steve Carrell, The Office
Jason Lee, My Name is Earl
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Miniseries or movie:
Bleak House, PBS
Broken Trail, AMC
Elizabeth I, HBO
Mrs. Harris, HBO
Prime Suspect: The Final Act, PBS

Actress, Miniseries or Movie:
Gillian Anderson, Bleak House
Annette Bening, Mrs. Harris
Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I
Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect: The Final Act
Sophie Okonedo, Tsunami, The Aftermath

***A personal note-consumate actors are allowed to be nominated twice, unlike Leonardo DiCaprio.***

Actor, Miniseries or Movie:
Andre Braugher, Thief
Robert Duvall, Broken Trail
Michael Ealy, Sleeper Cell: American Terror
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tsunami, The Aftermath
Ben Kingsley, Mrs. Harris
Bill Nighy, Gideon's Daughter
Matthew Perry, The Ron Clark Story

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie:
Emily Blunt, Gideon's Daughter
Toni Collette, Tsunami, The Aftermath
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Sarah Paulson, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie:
Thomas Haden Church, Broken Trail
Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth I
Justin Kirk, Weeds
Masi Oka, Heroes
Jeremy Piven, Entourage


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