With the nomination announcement coming up on Thursday, I thought it only best I make a final stab at predicting the once-great ceremony. Arguably the true kick-off of major awards gets, the Globes may’ve lost some of its luster last year with its bizarre choices, but at least they still get their guests schnockered! Just a few alterations from my last go at it.
It’s mighty fun to predict the Golden Globes. Mostly because of their unpredictability. In that same regard, though, they can be utterly frustrating – case in point, almost every 2010 nominee. But for an early stab, I have my predictions in six film categories and six television categories.
Well friends, thanks to the hospitable Castor over at Anomalous Material, it seems I’ll be doing some guest posting for a bit. My first column, on the desperate odds that some of the Globes’ lackluster choices could transition to Oscardom, can be found right here. Please go chime in with your thoughts!
Well the biggest thing we can take away from this morning’s announcement of this year’s Golden Globe nominees is that the “Comedy/Musical” category really is completely hopeless. Though it seemed like it could be a fun one to predict, as they typically decide upon the most bizarre choices, this year there were ones that are likely to additionally end up on “worst of the year” lists based on critical reactions. Who knew the critically maligned The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, and Burlesque were so downright wonderful (and full of nominatable performances)? With The Kids Are All Right being the only consistently loved film of the five chosen, it’s just downright weird. And adversely, who knew that the Globes would get all indie like this and notice Blue Valentine in the drama categories? Let’s see how the big movie categories fell in terms of predictions:
Well thanks a lot, Dave Karger. Just when I had my Golden Globe predictions all nicely settled you had to throw a monkey wrench in the works with all these rules and regulations. It turns out several of my previous predictions are now moot thanks to Country Strong being ruled a “Drama” instead of a “Comedy/Musical” candidate. The other issue at hand is Hailee Steinfeld being ruled lead as opposed to supporting, a move that I know plenty of bloggers are happy about, in an effort to avoid category fraud. Herein lies the problem – my previously chosen candidates (Country Strong for Best Picture – Comedy/Musical, Gwyneth Paltrow for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy/Musical, and Hailee Steinfeld for Best Supporting Actress) are defunct. Replacements are in order! So, to hustle along before tomorrow’s announcement, I’ll replace Steinfeld with Cher in Burlesque, a flashy celebrity to potentially brighten up the red-carpet-driven awards show. The Best Actress spot will have to now go to Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right, though I’ve been hesitant about her chances. And finally, the Best Comedy vacancy will go to The Other Guys – though I’m very tentative about that potentially gutsy choice. Good luck to all predictors!
With the official announcement of this year’s Golden Globe nominations coming up on Tuesday morning (it is that time of year already?), I figured I would take a stab at predicting this years choices. Though the HFPA is a little tough to call, particularly in the Comedy/Musical categories, here’s my humble attempt.