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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Golden Globe Night Liveblog

I'll be posting here with updates throughout the night. Newest posts up top!

The Show!

-That's all for now folks! Thanks for following.

-Remember earlier when I listed my favorites in the conversation (Mad Max, Brooklyn, The Big Short, Carol)?  They all went home empty handed tonight.  An unpredictable night in an unpredictable season.

-Here we go with the last one.  Is it The Revenant? Spotlight, Mad Max, and Carol are all awardless right now, but might come back here. The Globes do like to spread the wealth. It is The Revenant. I have a feeling this won't repeat at the Oscars.....

-Leo and Kate Winslet both won awards tonight. #Titanic4eva

-Actor/Drama. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. He's one three Globes now (The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street), but no Oscars. It certainly seems like this is his year. I'm at 6/13- can I make it to 50% this year?

-Actress/Drama. Brie Larson in Room.  I was hoping for Saoirse, but I really love all these actresses. I did predict this one, so I'm 5/12. That cut to young Jacob Tremblay! He looks so moved.

-Best Picture Comedy/Musical: The Martian.  Missed this one too, so 4/11. Lots of folks carping about how this is classified as comedy. I actually don't have a problem with it- lots of jokes in the movie and it plays a lot lot lighter than something like Gravity. I'm pretty bummed The Big Short is coming up.... well short. Also Ridley Scott saying "screw you" to the orchestra. Funny or abrasive?

-Actress in a Comedy to Jennifer Lawrence in Joy. THIRD globe for her at such a young age. Short and sweet speech. Lots of folks were thinking this was Schumer's. 4/10 now, probably my worst year ever.

-TV Actress in a Drama. Taraji P. Henson in Empire. DC represent! Super excited, a little drunk, or both? Just the big film awards left now.

-Director to Innaritu for The Revenant. Seems kind of like a makeup award since they didn't give it to him last year for Birdman. Guys, my predictions really suck this year. 4/9.

-Denzel! Damn he's good. True love from the crowd too.

-When they went to commercial, Jane Fonda was caressing Terrence Howard's face. Man, I'd love to be a seat filler at the Globes.

-TV Drama to Mr. Robot. They like their new shoes here at the Globes, and this is supposed to be really good.

-Mad Max: Fury Road. I want to watch it again RIGHT NOW! So freaking amazing.

-"We all know who Mel blames....." BURN.  Context :( )
Also, when he was bleeped Ricky said "What the fuck does sugar tits mean?"

-Ricky's got a new beer... what will he say next?

-Best song. Pretty lackluster this year.  Writing's on the Wall-Sam Smith from Spectre. We can all agree that, as modern Bond songs go, this is no Skyfall by Adele, right? 4/8.

-Actress-Limited series/TV movie. Lady Gaga????????? In American Horror Story. We've seen it all, right? So the Globes do tend to be a little into their stars. (Not so) fun fact: Madonna (Evita) beat Frances McDormand (Fargo) in 1996. And check out this!

-Alright Ricky.... that Brad/Angelina joke was funny.

-Foreign Language Film. Son of Saul. 4/7 now.

-Actor in a TV Comedy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) over Jeffrey Tambor. WHY ARE THEY IGNORING THE SECOND SEASON OF TRANSPARENT??? This also makes Aziz Ansari's stunt (Reading the book "Losing to Jeffrey Tambor with Dignity") kind of awkward.

-Screenplay. Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs.  Whoa!  I definitely thought this was a Spotlight vs. The Big Short fight, although this might be my favorite screenplay of the nominated ones. I'm sucking in these predictions. 3/6.  Happy for the movie tonight. It's really good and really bombed at the box office.

Sly pulls out the best speech of the night too.  If you guys haven't seen Creed yet, please do. It's really good.

-Supporting Actor to Sly Stallone in Creed. Didn't predict this one. Stallone was really solid in this movie, and clearly a sentimental favorite, but how did they not nominate Michael B. Jordan for his incredible lead performance? Missed this one so I'm now 3/5.

-Animated to Inside Out of course. 3/4. Fun fact: director Pete Doctor just mentioned his wife Amanda, who was my wife's babysitter!

-Kate Hudson gets my vote for worst dressed of the night.

-Actor in a Comedy/Musical. Matt Damon in The Martian. 2/3 now.  The Martian was fun but has been a bit overhyped (IMO) as a "best" of the year. But no arguments with Damon's performance. It really carried the movie.

-Is Joy one of those movies where the previews look great and then it disappoints?  That's what I've heard.

-JLaw and AShu.  Up against each other tonight! Do they use the same hair dye?

-OK, just saw the Morricone has actually won two Golden Globes.... odd that Tarantino wouldn't know that.  Drunk, perhaps?

-Actor in a Drama. Jon Hamm in Mad Men! Still missing the Sterling Cooper gang.

-Jamie Foxx... and there's our Steve Harvey joke of the night. Best Score goes to Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight. 1/2 now. Quentin Tarantino accepting for him- giving a really fun speech.

-Supporting Actor- Christian Slater in Mr. Robot. Another one I haven't seen of course.

-Spy had some good moments for sure, but it was no Bridesmaids, right?

-Actor in a TV Movie.  Oscar Isaac in Show Me a Hero!!! Finally one I've seen. This is a great miniseries written by David Simon of The Wire.  And I love Oscar (Llewyn Davis forever!).

-Limited TV Series goes to Wolf Hall.  Supposed to be good- maybe I'll check it out.

-Gervais still has his glass of beer- think it's still his first?

-TV Comedy. Mozart in the Jungle..... what???? Not Transparent.  That Season 2 was incredible. The Globes do tend to go for the new shiny shows though.

-Actress-TV Comedy- Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). No idea what this show is about.

-Supporting Actress-TV: Maura Tierney in The Affair.  One I haven't seen.  So many shows to watch, so little time.  I did used to like her a lot on ER back in the day.

-Supporting Actress in a movie: Kate Winslet! A bit of a shocker here.  I know some had problems with her accent in Steve Jobs, but I thought she was great in the movie.  0/1 so far.

-First few jokes are about trans people/characters.  Just as expected.

-As Ricky is showing front and center, this is the awards show where everyone gets to drink!

-Ricky Gervais.... too bad they couldn't get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler back. His schtick worked better in The Office and Extras than live.

Red Carpet

All right folks, I'm no Joan Rivers in the fashion coverage department, but I'll see if I can manage a snarky comment or two.

-Why does Matt Lauer get this gig?

-I'll just say I've loved new it-girl Alicia Vikander for a while- she had a great supporting part in Anna Karenina and was in foreign nominee A Royal Affair a few years ago.

-Viola Davis is amazing but I just can't get into these Shonda Rimes shows. Not my bag.

-Amy Schumer with her sister: "We're both on fleek."

-Jamie Foxx's daughter is our awkward Miss Golden Globe for the night. And wearing a terrible dress.

-Denzel up for the Lifetime Achievement award. Well deserved!

-Just spotted Kate Hudson. Has anyone else had such lasting celebrity for such mediocre output over the years?  It's been 15 years since Almost Famous!

-And.... Rooney Mara will win the award for most oddly-styled nominee. She's definitely smiling more than she did a few years ago though.

Predictions (Film Awards Only)
It's been a while since I've blogged, and it's been an unpredictable year full of great movies. The Globes can be notoriously hard to predict, but I'll do my best. As for what I HOPE will win, put me on team Mad Max (!!!!!), Brooklyn, The Big Short, and Carol, perhaps in that order. Here's a quick rundown.

Picture, Drama

Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight

Will Win:Spotlight
Might Win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win: Mad Max Fury Road

Actor, Drama

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Will Smith (Concussion)

Will Win: DiCaprio
Might Win: Fassbender (but DiCaprio's got this pretty locked down)
Should Win: I've only seen Steve Jobs here, and Fassbender would make a nice winner.

Actress, Drama

Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Rooney Mara (Carol), Saorsie Ronan (Brooklyn), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Will Win: Larson
Might Win: Ronan
Should Win: Ronan (but wow, what a category)

Picture, Comedy/Musical

The Big Short, Joy, The Martian, Spy, Trainwreck

Will Win: The Big Short
Might Win: The Martian
Should Win: The Big Short

Actor, Comedy/Musical

Christian Bale (The Big Short), Steve Carell (The Big Short), Matt Damon (The Martian), Al Pacino (Danny Collins), Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear)

Will Win: Damon
Might Win: Carell
Should Win: Bale

Actress, Comedy/Musical

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), Lily Tomlin (Grandma)

Will Win: Schumer
Might Win: Lawrence
Should Win: Schumer

Supporting Actor

Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Michael Shannon (99 Homes), Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Will Win: Rylance
Might Win: Stallone
Should Win: Dano

Supporting Actress

Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Helen Mirren (Trumbo), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Will Win: Vikander
Might Win: Leigh
Should Win: Vikander


Todd Haynes (Carol), Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu (The Revenant), Thomas McCarthy (Spotlight), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Will Win: Miller
Might Win: Scott (really almost anyone could take this
Should Win: Miller


The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Room, Spotlight, Steve Jobs

Will Win: Spotlight
Might Win: The Big Short
Should Win: Steve Jobs


Carol, The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Steve Jobs

Will Win: The Hateful Eight
Might Win: Carol
Should Win: Carol


Love Me Like You Do (50 Shades of Gray), One Kind of Love (Love and Mercy), See You Again (Furious 7), Simple Song #3 (Youth),  Writing's On the Wall (Spectre)

Will Win: One Kind of Love???
Might Win: Writing's On the Wall
Should Win: Simple Song #3

Foreign Film

The Brand New Testament, The Club, The FencerMustang, Son of Saul

Will Win: Son of Saul
Could Win: Mustang
Should Win: Haven't seen any, so I abstain!

Animated Film

Anomalisa, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie, Shaun the Sheep Movie

Will Win: Inside Out
Could Win: Anomalisa
Should Win: I've only seen Inside Out, and it's great!

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