The Un-Golden Globes: The Winners

In case you were wondering.

No. I didn’t watch the Golden Globes press conferance. I had better things to do and the thought of watching Billy Bush announce the winners made me cringe.

This year the Golden Globes were all over the place. There were plenty of surprises when the awards were “handed out” Sunday night.

Best Picture – Drama

Atonement


This is apparently an upset, since everyone and their grandmother was predicting No Country for Old Men to win. Personally, I prefered Atonement over No Country (I have plans to see No Country before the Oscars), but that’s another story.

Atonement received the most Golden Globes nominations (7) and has been a consistent Oscar favorite. But it seems as though Atonement is either nominated (the Golden Globes) or not (the SAG Awards). I think the issue with Atonement is that in any other year, it would be the film to beat. However, this year there are countless other big contenders (No Country For Old Men; There Will Be Blood; Into the Wild;Michael Clayton) and Atonement is simply getting lost in shuffle.

In other words, Atonement needed this win to remind voters that it’s a pretty damn good movie.
Best Actor – Drama
Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood


No surprises here.

I have yet to see There Will Be Blood but I can tell just from the clips I have seen that this movie, and Daniel Day Lewis is nothing short of amazing.

Best Actress – Drama

Julie Christie – Away From Her

Unlike the other nominees in this category who’s performances rely on big stories and big moments, Julie Christie’s performance is so simple yet so powerful. She provides dignity and grace to the character of Fiona. It is no surprise to me that she is winning every award in existence.

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Another upset!

Eh, not really.

The HFPA chose the big production, Sweeney Todd, over the little engine that could, Juno. But I have a feeling it barely beat out Juno (at least that is what I want to believe).
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd

Not surprised about this, at all. Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd just outshined the competition.

At the end of the day, the HFPA loves Johnny Depp. If Sweeney Todd hadn’t been released this year, he would have been nominated for the third Pirates movie.

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose

“What? Ellen Page didn’t win?” That’s my impression of Nancy O’Dell.

If you are one of the many people saying that, you probably didn’t see La Vie En Rose. Marion Cotillard is AMAZING.

The Oscar race is between Julie Christie and Marion Cotillard. And I’m glad I don’t have to choose.

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Me

I feel sorry for everyone nominated in this category who isn’t Javier Bardem. They don’t have a shot in hell at winning the Oscar.

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

This is probably the biggest surprise of the night. Amy Ryan has won every critics award for her performance in Gone Baby Gone. She should have won the Globe.

If anything, this further shows hows the Golden Globes almost always picks the big names over two-time Tony nominated actresses.

Best Director
Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Another upset!! Joel and Ethan Coen didn’t win like they were predicted to.
Has anyone else considered that maybe No Country For Old Men didn’t win Best Picture and Best Director because it’s not the best?
I know that’s a hard sell with Atonement, but with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly… maybe.
Best Screenplay
Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
The Coen Brothers totally deserved this award.
But Juno didn’t win in this category. I like to believe that it is because there isn’t a distinction between Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. But that hasn’t stopped Diablo Cody from winning other awards. I guess the HFPA simply didn’t like Juno.
Best Foreign Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Animated Film
Ratatouille

Best Orignal Score

Dario Marianelli – Atonement
Best Original Song
Eddie Vedder – “Guaranteed” from Into the Wild

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