The 68th Golden Globe Awards Report

So the Golden Globes have happened, and I stayed up to watch it (1 am in the UK, on a bit of a time lag because those annoying people on Sky Movies Premiere kept talking). The nominations were a little surprising, as has already been discussed so much, so I’m guessing some wins might be a little as well.,

So here are the Motion Picture award categories, who I wanted to win, who won, and my thoughts. Who I wanted to win isn’t really my prediction, its more what would happen in the fantasy world inside my head. Not that the nominations would be the same but anyway…Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
What I wanted: Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
The Winner: Christian Bale – The Fighter
I have yet to see The Fighter, but from the trailer I guess it seems deserved, but I think was the predictable choice.

Best Original Song
What I wanted: Didn’t really care about any of the nominations really…
The Winner: You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me – Burlesque
Did it win because it was Cher? Or that Burlesque was the only musical? This year, this category was so unexciting to me…

Best Original Score
What I wanted: Hans Zimmer – Inception / A R Rahman – 127 Hours / Reznor & Ross – The Social Network
The Winner: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Social Network
Four of the five nominations were brilliant, I would have been happy with any results, as long as it wasn’t for Alice in Wonderland. But Reznor and Ross definitely deserved it, the score for The Social Network is truly brilliant.

Best Animated Film
What I wanted: Toy Story 3 / Despicable Me (not that it has a chance)
The Winner: Toy Story 3
Given that it should have been nominated as Best Feature Film as well, this was not a surprise. There was no suspense here.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
What I wanted: Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs / Emma Stone – Easy A
The Winner: Annette Bening – The Kids Are Alright
Meh, I guess that’s ok. I mean she was good… Still, I hope this doesn’t mean she’s gonna get the Oscar. That’d be too much.

Best Screenplay
What I wanted: The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
The Winner: Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
Awesome. It had to win.

Best Foreign Film
What I wanted: I have only seen I Am Love but I don’t want it to win.
The Winner: In A Better World (Denmark)
What can I say about a film I haven’t seen. I guess I will try and watch it at some point.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
What I wanted: Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech / Mila Kunis – Black Swan
The Winner: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Oh. Well, maybe she is great. Will find out when I see it.

Best Diector
What I wanted: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
The Winner: David Fincher – The Social Network
This is good, TSN deserves it. I think its about time David Fincher got an award, isn’t it? Though I think the same applies to Darren, but never mind.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
What I Wanted: Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs (only because I haven’t seen Barney’s Version or Casino Jack)
The Winner: Paul Giammati – Barney’s Version
I haven’t seen the film… so I don’t know. But Johnny Depp and Johnny Depp definitely weren’t hard to beat…

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
What I wanted: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
The Winner: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
There was no way she could not get this. She needs the Oscar and everything else as well. So glad they got this right.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
What I wanted: The Kids Are All Right
The Winner: The Kids Are All Right
As the only film nominated in this category worthy of a nomination, it had to be. But even still it was more a film that a nomination should have been enough for. Toy Story 3 should have been nominated in this category as well, and won.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
What I wanted: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech / Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
The Winner: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
The Brits will be happy. And he deserved it, of course.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
What I wanted: Black Swan / Inception / The Social Network
The Winner: The Social Network
Kind of expected, given its already winning things, and being nominated for everything, and that it is so good. Though it would have been nice to end the (long) night with a nice surprise, at least its not a disappointment.

I have only written about the Film awards, as most of the TV ones I cared a lot less about, and have seen very little of what was nominated. However, I was very happy with Glee’s 3 wins (Best Supporting Actor – Chris Colfer, Best Supporting Actress – Jane Lynch, and Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical), and with Boardwalk Empire winning Best TV Series – Drama, as it makes me more excited to see it when they finally show it over here.

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