2010 Golden Globe Update

Golden Globes day is finally here! I actually got quite a few of the movies in. Below are my thoughts and predictions. Please comment and let me know what YOU think!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

This is a tough one. Based on the four that I've seen I think Black Swan was probably the overall best. However, from what I've heard The King's Speech will actually win.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

I've realize it's the only one I've seen in this category but I can't imagine anyone being better than Natalie Portman was in Black Swan. She showed so much range and had to do so much crying! Her performance in the last scene was breathtaking.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King's Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Colin Firth will win this category.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The Kings Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

My vote here is for Melissa Leo. Mila Kunis's character in Black Swan wasn't that far off of her character on That Seventies Show. And Amy Adams was good but not award-winning.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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

Christian Bale should get this. His portrayal of Dickie Eklund was spot-on. At first I thought it was over the top but as the credits roll at the end of the movie there is a clip of the real life Dickie and Christian nailed his distinct style of speaking, his quirky mannerisms, everything.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Alice In Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

I think The Kids Are All Right will probably win this category.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

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

I'm not sure about this one. I thought Julianne Moore was too awkward and stilted (as usual) but Annette Bening was pretty good. My guess is that Anne Hathaway will win.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love And Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

My guess here is Johnny Depp for Alice in Wonderland.

Best Animated Feature Film

Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 will definitely win. It is the only movie in this category that struck a resounding chord with adults (and made us all cry!).

Best Director – Motion Picture

Darren Aronofshy – Black Swan
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter

I have a feeling that The King's Speech will win but I'd like to see Inception win.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture 

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

The Social Network should win this category. I just love Aaron Sorkin's rapid fire dialogue – it was like watching a West Wing episode about Facebook.

I have a feeling that The King's Speech is going to clean up tonight and of course it's the only one I haven't seen! It's next on my list to see – I'm sure it will be nominated in a bunch of Oscar categories.

  • Sarah

    I posted on Facebook, too…
    Am I last the person to know that Natalie Portman is pregnant? I am not sure how I feel about Sandra Bullock’s bangs or Annette Benning’s bed head. I am pretty impressed that I had seen several of the films. I am missing the Fighter and the King’s Speech.
    I saw Winter’s bone and Jennifer Lawrence was amazing. Very good movie. Natalie was better…

  • http://www.cozyintexas.blogspot.com Ann

    I stopped by your blog today. Congrats on your win at Beth Fish Reads.

  • http://bfishreads.blogspot.com Beth F

    I wanted to let you know you won the Shakespeare / Weird Sisters giveaway. Congrats!