Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Official 2009 Golden Globe Nominations

Motion Picture, Drama
“Avatar”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”


Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction: This is great for Avatar, and it seems completely on course for an Oscar BP nod, given that it's probably going to be completely up the alley of the Producers and Director's guilds. They didn't love precious (no Director or Screenplay nomination) but it still made it here, and you'd expect it to turn up in the SAG ensemble category. I love that The Hurt Locker and Inglourious are doing so well in the awards race thus far.


Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical
“(500) Days of Summer”
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”

Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction: I thought A Serious Man may trump Nancy Meyers' flick, but maybe it's more Oscar's cup of tea than the HFPA. Stuhlbarg managed to get in so I wouldn't say the film is looking *that* weak, but there's a long way to go until February 2nd.

Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction: Disappointed but not surprised at the exclusion of Jeremy Renner, but I'm not gonna worry too much until Thursday's SAG nominations.

Actress, Drama
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabby Sidibe, “Precious”

Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction:
I'm seriously concerned at how anybody can honestly believe that Emily Blunt gave a better performance than Abbie Cornish this year. I like Emily, but really?

Actor Comedy/Musical
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”
Daniel Day Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Joe Gordon Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

Prediction Score:
4/5
Reaction:
Matt Damon's Informant turn is head-and-shoulders above anything else I've seen by a Leading Actor this year, unless of course you count Christoph Waltz as lead -- which I don't. Michael Stuhlbarg may show up at SAG but it's pretty competitive for those five spots.

Actress, Comedy
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”

Prediction Score: 3/5
Reaction: I liked Duplicity and Roberts in it, though this is completely typical of the Globes. Bullock's nomination here gives her more of a chance of winning in the Drama category but I have no idea how people are going to take to that performance in the long term. I thought she was great but it's feisty in a darker way. She ain't no saintly Erin Brockovich.

Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction:
They liked Nine but not enough to give Marshall a nomination.

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Mo’nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”

Prediction Score: 4/5
Reaction:
Very happy for Vera Farmiga, but I'd be vary wary of Academy favourites Judi Dench and Samantha Morton upsetting the apple cart.

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Prediction Score: 3.5/5
Reaction: Great news for Christopher Plummer, who you'd expect to manage a SAG nod as well. He's looking like the only one capable of stopping the Waltz sweep.


Total Prediction Score: 34.5/45 (77%)

Other Nominations:-

Screenplay
Neill Blomkampt & Terri Tatchell, “District 9″
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Original Score
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
James Horner, “Avatar”
Abel Krozeniowski, “A Single Man”
Karen O and Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Foreign Language Film
“Baaria”
“Broken Embraces”
“The Maid”
“Un Prophete”
“The White Ribbon”

Original Song
“Cinema Italiano” from “Nine”
“I Want To Come Home” from “Everybody’s Fine”
“I See You” from “Avatar”
“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart”
“Winter” from “Brothers”

1 comment:

Matthew Lucas said...

I think a Waltz sweep is pretty much a given at this point. Same with Mo'Nique. It's like this every year.