Friday, January 06, 2017
Silence is Golden
It would be our first, though he claims we've done it before. Je don't think so.
As I mentioned to him, the Globes has weird-ass categories, like 'Best Drama or Musical performed by Left Handed People with A- Blood'. Mike added......who stutter.
There is little rhyme or reason to their categories. And he suggested we play on them all. Lord.
I'm happy to do the movies, but I think I'm staying away from television, as it could take me another night to get all the categories in here. There's a lot of editing just to get it to this level. Sometimes HTML isn't all that fun.
Mike thinks he's all that, because he's seen one (!!!) movie this year. One. (pssssst......he's voting for Manchester by the Sea for everything.....evening in categories it's not nominated).
Now if I want to win (and I do), I have to think like the Hollywood Foreign Press. UGH! Torture. Remember, these are people who gave Madonna a Best Actress award! Yeah. That!
These aren't all my choices of what's best - just what might win.
Which comes to the real reason Mike messaged me today. He must be out of cookies. It must be hell for Peter and Otis with Mike's Holiday Cookie DTs in full effect. He just needs a fix and sees me as an easy target. .....and clearly, I'm an enabler.
So......away. we. go.
Best Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight
Yeah - like anyone is voting for a Mel Gibson movie!
Best Picture, Comedy or Musical
20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land, Sing Street
Best Actor, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Joel Edgerton, Loving Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington, Fences
It might be Washington, but the Other Affleck is riding great reviews.
Best Actress, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie
Weird choices. Miss Sloane was out for 17 minutes. Though Huppert might take it. It is the foreign press. Portman will get it though I don't think her performance was that strong.
Damien Chazelle, La La Land Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Yeah, like anyone is voting for Mel Gibson.
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster Ryan Gosling, La La Land Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins Jonah Hill, War Dogs Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
He's foreign. The film offbeat. ....and it's not Jonah Hill.
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women Lily Collins, Rules Don't Apply Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen Emma Stone, La La Land Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
You know Benning is serious about her performance because in every scene in the trailer she's smoking. Oooooh.....acting!
Damien Chazelle, La La Land Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Just spitballing here. It will probably go to Moonlight.
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins Dev Patel, Lion Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
I'd vote for Patel, but last year's Oscars kind of will force the hand of any black man who isn't Will Smith......you know, cause he sucks.
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Davis might not fit into that mold I mentioned right above. Williams might take it, but probably not.
Best Original Score
Moonlight La La Land Arrival Lion Hidden Figures
Original Score. The only musical. Slam and dunk.
Best Original Song
“Can't Stop the Feeling,” Trolls “City of Stars,” La La Land “Faith,” Sing “Gold,” Gold “How Far I’ll Go,” Moana"
I liked "City of Stars", but it's gonna come down to Timberlake or "How Far I'll Go" from the Hamilton guy, Lin Manuel Miranda.
Best Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Sing, Zootopia
It will probably be Moana, but I'm hoping here.
Best Foreign Language Film
Divines, Elle, Neruda, The Salesman, Toni Erdmann
I'm looking forward to seeing Elle. It looks great. Toni Erdmann looked dreadful, though the trailer kept saying how "hilarious" it was. It wasn't.
I suppose bakery is on the line. I don't mind if I lose to and need to concoct something - it's going the post office that grinds my gears......and losing.
I am assuming I'm tipping my hand at the 6th Annual Academy Award Guessing Game® selections, but not all of these will be on that ballot.
Oh - and the Golden Globe itself? F'ugly. Only the People's Choice Award might be worse. But the GG looks like something stored in Bellatrix LeStrange's vault at Gringotts. Or at Mike's house in Boston.
I kid.....I kid.
Madame LeStrange would never own anything that tacky.
Song by: Garbage