Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

13 January 2008

Some Words on the Golden Globes

As you probably know, the Golden Globes ceremony/party has been canceled this year, in what has got to be the weirdest Oscar season in a really long time. And we all know that tonight's awards press conference will have no bearing on the Oscar nominations (which will be announced on Tuesday January 22nd) since the ballots are already being counted. The Globes really aren't that good of a predictor for the Oscars anyway. Nevertheless, I thought I'd do a rundown of who's nominated and I've included who I think will win in bold...

Best Picture (Drama)
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

(Hot Fuzz, Enchanted and Dan in Real Life were obviously too funny to be nominated by the HFPA)

Thoughts on this?

Best Actress (Drama)
Keira Knightley, Atonement
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Jodie Foster, The Brave One
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: the Golden Age
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
*I am predicting Keira but honestly it could be anyone of them (except Jodie)

Best Actor (Drama)
Denzel Washington, American Gangster
James McAvoy, Atonement
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
*How can anyone resist the Clooney?

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy)
Amy Adams, Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
Ellen Page, Juno
Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy)
Tom Hanks, Charlie Wilson's War
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
John C. Reilly, Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story

Best Supporting Actress
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson's War
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There.

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta, Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Animated feature will go to Ratatouille, best foreign language film will go to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the Coens will take best director and screenplay too, and original score will go to Dario Marianelli for Atonement. Have you heard it? It's gorgeous. Song goes to Enchanted.

[Edit] My predictions mostly sucked. I went 7 for 14.