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Predict the Golden Globe Awards

It’s that time of year again. Please check out Gold Derby to see what the experts are predicting, but you too can take a stab at it. There will be prizes!

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10 Comments on this Post

  1. “awaiting moderation”?

  2. (2nd try)
    After much binge-watching and braving sticky-floored second run dumping grounds to catch up, here are 9 tweets (enhanced here) about film 2013:

    1. With every David O. Russell film I see, my respect for Three Kings and Flirting with Disaster diminishes. I’m almost ready to unleash the vuvuzela once reserved exclusively for Lee Daniels.

    2. Marge Gunderson and Llewyn Davis are the salt and pepper of the Coens’ remarkable banquet table. They are the yin and yang, the ego and id of the Coens’ pantheon and I’d love it if the boys would write a conversation about life between the two of them, a la My Dinner with Andre.

    3. Alphonso Cuaron proved that portraying the simplest life concepts in a sea of nothingness is anything but “simple” and “nothing” – it can be symphonic, even if it is Cirque du Soleil – Home Depot.

    4. Thank you for Ryan Coogler and his shimmering gemstone, Fruitvale Station.

    5. Greta Gerwig, where have you been all my life?

    6. Will the Academy finally acknowledge that Cate Banchett can do no wrong…please?

    7. Marty’s “Capitalist Satyricon” shows all punk filmmakers who is king (and Thelma is his queen and Leo his prince). He is our moral compass.

    8. Please come home, Jean-Marc Vallee and Denis Villeneuve, before they steal your souls. Dallas Buyers Club and Prisoners were fine, but they don’t come close to C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, Polytechnique and Incendies.

    9. And – finally saw 12 Years a Slave – exceeded expectations and no other director, black or white, could have gotten away with it. Ignore the brouhaha about the silly imposed baggage of “importance” and look past imaginary obligation to make history by recognizing it. All you need to know is that it is simply the best film of the year.

    Still to see – Capt P (missed), Nebraska (missed, I think), The Great Beauty & Her (SMB and Philomena will have to wait because I can’t muster the interest to see them)

  3. Buford T Justice

    There’s alot of nervous nellies and hand wringing Hamlets around trying to spook us with warnings that 12 YAS is too difficult to watch when the most ”difficult ” scene is going to win NYONGO an Oscar ; there is the barometer of the movie for those with eyes to see ..it’ll win the Globes then romp home for the oscar with Gravity and A H fighting for second place

    Nyongo is this years Hathaway , but instead of singing ”I have a dream” she is singing a completely different tune , but still hitting those high notes ,nonetheless

  4. Best Picture, Drama 12 Years a Slave
    Picture, Musical-Comedy American Hustle
    Actor, Drama Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
    Actor, Comedy Bruce Dern, Nebraska
    Best Actress, Drama Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
    Best Actress Comedy/Musical Amy Adams, American Hustle
    Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
    Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
    Director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    Screenplay American Hustle
    Animate Feature Frozen
    Foreign Film Blue is the Warmest Colour
    Score Gravity
    Best Song Let it Go

    By no means my preference, but I see happening.

  5. Best Drama: 12 Years a Slave
    Best Comedy: American Hustle
    Best Actor (Drama): Chitewtel Ejiofor
    Best Actor (Comedy): Leonardo DiCaprio
    Best Actress (Drama): Cate Blanchett
    Best Actress (Comedy): Meryl Streep
    Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
    Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyongo
    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
    Screenplay: American Hustle
    Score: Gravity
    Animated Feature: Frozen
    Song: Let it Go (Should be “Young a Beautiful”….but whatevs)
    Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

  6. God, I wish the HFPA had the balls to go for Wolf of Wall Street and not the more likely Oscar winner. Against American Hustle, there is no comparison, really. The overall vision, the lead performance, the voice-over narration work, the camerawork and shot design, the use of flashbacks, the pacing (yup, the 3hr movie works better than the 2hr one), the balls to the wall unapologetic filmmaking…Wolf takes it for me. This is Marty’s best in many many years.

  7. Scott (the other one)

    Christian Bale — an actor who has, in fact, always slightly annoyed me — gives hands down the best male performance of the year in American Hustle.

    It’s a travesty that he likely won’t even be nominated for an Oscar, and will likely lose the Globe to Dern in Nebraska, a one-noted performance that has been overrated.

    In the Oscars Bale should at least replace Robert Redford as a nominee — Redford’s iconic presence, and our personal history with this iconic star, rather than acting skill per se, are what give his performance their primary emotional heft and resonance.

  8. richard crawford

    so wish Kate whom I love…would not win. though the movie sour and off…performances too…let Kate win for Carol…next year.

    She’ll win this year.

  9. richard crawford

    excuse me Cate. Todd will do you some good…

  10. Taylor Taglianetti

    Best Drama: 12 Years a Slave
    Best Comedy: American Hustle
    Best Actor (Drama): Matthew McConaughey
    Best Actor (Comedy): Christian Bale
    Best Actress (Drama): Cate Blanchett
    Best Actress (Comedy): Meryl Streep
    Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper
    Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyongo
    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
    Screenplay: American Hustle
    Score: Gravity
    Animated Feature: Frozen
    Song: Please Mr. Kennedy
    Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

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