2010 Golden Globes

The 2010 movie award season is upon us! Movie award season is my football season with the Academy Awards being the Superbowl. First up is the 2010 Golden Globes which airs on January 16 and is hosted by the funniest man IN.THE.WORLD – Ricky Gervais. Even if you don't like award shows, he will make watching worth your while.

The Golden Globes are a pretty good predictor of which films will be nominated for Oscars so I try to see as many Golden Globe nominated films as I can. Here are the major nominations (I've bolded the films that I've already seen.):

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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

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 really don't want to see Rabbit Hole – I can't stomach films in which bad things happen to children – so I'll be saving that one for last.

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

I'm also not looking forward to seeing 127 Hours after hearing that people are fainting during it – yikes! Although, hopefully I would have the good sense to just look away from the screen before I actually fainted. I do love James Franco though. I think it's hilarious that he will be both nominated for an Oscar and appearing on General Hospital in the same year. He is no snob. And also he and I share a birthday!

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Alice In Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Interesting that The Tourist is in this category. I haven't seen it but it certainly doesn't look like a comedy or musical.

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Okay, so this isn't really a major award category. I just included it because I've actually seen three of the five films! Yep, that's the place I am in my life right now.

The Golden Globes also include awards for TV shows and TV movies and mini-series but since I don't watch a lot of TV I don't focus on the television side. The only show nominated this year that I watch is Mad Men.  Why isn't hot Vampire Erik from True Blood nominated? Such a shame!

  • Davie

    I just saw The Tourist, and there is no way it’s a musical or a comedy. Someone on the Golden Globes committee must have thought it was funny, but if so, it’s unintentional.