2011 Golden Globes: A Twitter Recap

I considered doing an average best and worst moments of the Golden Globe awards list – Chris Colfer’s win for Glee; Robert Downey Jr. presenting; the the incredible (disappearing) Ricky Gervais; wins for Annette Bening and The Kids Are All Righ; the complete lack of respect for TV stars, frightening instances like this… The list goes on and on.

Instead of that, here is a round-up of just some of what was being said on Twitter during the Globes.

On Helena Bonham Carter’s awesome appearance:

On host Ricky Gervais (who will never be asked back again):


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2011 Golden Globe Awards: The Winners

Here are the film winners for the 68th annual Golden Globe awards. Tomorrow I will post a complete recap. (Before you ask, not all of my favorites won. I still love you Blue Valentine!)

Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Comedy: The Kids Are All Right

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor – Drama: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Actress – Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Actor -Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World

Best Original Song: “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” Burlesque

Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Golden Globes: Who I Want to Win

There are less than two hours until the Golden Globes. In lieu of predictions (which I don’t enjoy making when I haven’t had the luxury of seeing all the nominees), here is a brief round-up of what films I want to win.

Best Picture – Drama: The Social Network

Why: The Social Network is a film for the ages. It is a sharp legal drama that questions not only the foundations of Facebook, but also our changing notions of how we conceptualize friendship. The director-writer pairing of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin is the best combo to happen in American cinema in year.

Best Picture – Comedy: The Kids Are All Right

Why: Lisa Cholodenko’s film about a uncoventional family dynamic is funny, charming, heartwarming, heartbreaking. A Globes win will make up for any recognition this doesn’t get enough Oscar love.

Best Actor – Drama: Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Why: The Oscar is Colin Firth’s award.  But I would just love for Ryan Gosling to be commended for his awe-inspiring performance (or rather performances) as an idealistic young man and, years later, that same man as a down-on-his-luck alcoholic husband and father.

Best Actress – Drama: Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine/ Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Why: These are two gritty female performances. A beleaguered wife. A teenager trying to hold her family together. Natalie Portman is one piece of a theatrical art film; Williams and Lawrence are the very definition of great acting.

Best Actor – Comedy: I have not seen most of the nominated performances. But I am sick of Johnny Depp always winning Golden Globes. (With two noms, for Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist, he is the most likely winner.) Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance is the only other I have seen. As much as I didn’t like Love and Other Drugs, could I live with Jake Gyllenhaal winning? I have no idea.

Best Actress: Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right

Why: Annette Bening has already been lauded for her performance and Julianne Moore has been left behind. In a perfect world, Bening and Moore will tie. One performance cannot exist without the other.

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Why: Bale transforms into Dicky Eklund, the older half-brother of prize-fighter Mickey Ward. Dicky is a jail-bound, junkie. Bale’s performance is a demonstration of pure physicality and he steals the movie right out from under Wahlberg’s nose.

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, The Fighters

Why: Amy Adams is one of the best female actresses in Hollywood. In The Fighter she is playing against type and shows off her range.

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Why: Have you seen The Social Network?

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Why: Screenplays are so rarely great talking pictures these days where the dialogue only enhances the performances. The writing in The Social Network does just that. (I also want , Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg’s screenplay for The Kids Are All Right to win.)

What are your picks for tonight’s Golden Globes? Sound off below and be sure to follow me on Twitter tonight (@cinefille) as I live-tweet the ceremony.

Five Awesome Things About the Golden Globe Nods

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced and as always, there are hits and misses. Continue reading “Five Awesome Things About the Golden Globe Nods”

The 2010 Golden Globe Nominations

Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods. The Social Network and The Fighter followed with six nominations each.

The complete list of film nominations are below:

Best Picture — Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture — Musical or Comedy
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Best Actor — Drama
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress — Drama
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor — Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Actress — Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Screenplay
127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, David Seidler
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Song
“Bound to You,” Burlesque (performed by Christina Aguilera; written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler)
“Coming Home,” Country Strong (performed by Gwyneth Paltrow; written by Bob PiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges)
“I See the Light,” Tangled (performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi; written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater)
“There’s a Place For Us,” The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader(performed by Carrie Underwood; written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey)
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet,” Burlesque (performed by Cher; written by Diane Warren)

Best Original Score
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Alice in Wonderland,
Danny Elfman
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

Best Foreign Language Film
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3