Golden Globes are always tabbed as the indactor to who
will be up for the Oscars. But what about turning the
table? To me, the Golden Globes is a better show than
the Academy Awards (mainly, it's not as frantic), and
the Hollywood Foreign Press Association seems to be
noticing a few things the Academy doesn't.
years Golden Globes was noteworthy for the fact that
everyone was there. And with everyone, I mean the good
ol' generation. Great moments included Meryl
Streep's thank you-speech, Warren Beatty receiveing the
Cecil B. DeMille award, Sacha Baron Cohen's speech, and
many others (Alec Baldwin, Bill Nighy, etc). But what do
the Golden Globes make us expect from the Oscars?
usual, the 10 nominated films in the two best film
categories of the Globes (Drama and Musical/Comedy) make
up the 5 films in the best film category of the Oscars.
And as usual, the majority (4) come from the drama
section, with only Emilio Estevez' Bobby being
substituted for Dreamgirls. Babel won the Globe,
something I hope it will reprise at the Oscars.
the Best Actor catagory, Ryan Gosling was somewhat of a
surprise nominee. He won't be the winner though. The
other four were also nominated for the Globes, although
Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated twice there. That still
wasn't enough to win, as Forest Whitaker took the award.
He will probably do that again, but it is a rather
strange situation, because the film (The Last King of
Scotland) isn't nominated for anything else. Even
stranger is the fact that this is true for Will Smith (The
Pursuit of Happyness) and Peter O'Toole (Venus)
Cohen, who won the Globe for best Musical/Comedy actor,
isn't nominated (of course, being as it is a comedy),
but he is compensated with an award for best writing
it comes to Best Actress, the award will most definitely
be a race between Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep - each
winning their respective Globe. Seeing as Mirren has
gotten the most rave reviews, and as she's in a drama,
my bet is on her.
Best Director is probably not an even contest this year,
although it should be. Martin Scorsese will win - but
not rightly, because Alejandro González Iñarritu has
made the by far best picture, and done the most
demanding job in the directors chair. Maybe he will make
up for it, as on the Golden Globes, by winning the Best