Sunday, January 06, 2019

Golden

So, Friday afternoon, I getz a text from Mike. You all know Mike, even if you don't "know" Mike.  You know OF Mike. It's probably best for all of you that's the way it remains.

He wondered - he did - if I got lost in the holidays, as I had not asked him to participate in a Golden Globes contest.

Silly me. I didn't initiate. As is the social convention, a lady likes to be wooed and asked. So I asked. She He accepted.

All was good.  Until I looked at the categories and nominees.


F.U.C.K.




I'm in blue - with the two typos. I'm sure you're all fluent in autocorrect.

But I am right - 'anything goes' at the Globes. I have no idea what I'm doing. My only consolation is: neither does Mike. Not only in general, but specifically to this.

Since he got to me to ask him at the last moment, I had no prep post, so we are just going in with the nominations and the choices - and hopefully some witticisms.


Best Motion Picture – Drama “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “A Star Is Born”

710 saw one more movie than I in 2018. This was it. He knew he had no chance of getting me to go. I encouraged him to go without me.  He claims I'd like half of it. He didn't elaborate. I didn't ask.  KkKlansman probably deserves it more, but.......it didn't have Gaga in it. Lucky them. 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Glenn Close (“The Wife”) Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”) Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

I didn't see it. I have no plans nor desire to see it, but the HFPA gave Madonna a globe for Evita, so anything is possible.  Sorry Glenn - you're a loser.......again. 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”) Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Guessing here. Well, guessing everywhere. 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “Mary Poppins Returns” “Vice”

Not wild about the choices. It will probably go to Poppins, but the question would be 'why'?

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”) Charlize Theron (“Tully”) Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Coleman was the best thing about the movie. 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Christian Bale (“Vice”) Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”) Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”) Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”) John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

Bale was amazing, in such an unlikeable role.  Reilly & Redford were in movies no one saw, except maybe the HFPA.  

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Amy Adams (“Vice”) Claire Foy (“First Man”) Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) Emma Stone (“The Favourite”) Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Weisz and Stone will cancel each other out, though I think Weisz should win. But I like King in general. And honestly, I don't want Adams to win. 

 Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”) Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

It might go to Ali; but Grant might walk away with this, regardless of what I thought. 

Best Motion Picture – Animated “Incredibles 2” “Isle of Dogs” “Mirai” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

I believe this was my favourite movie of 2018. I wanted to like the Incredibles more, but Isle of Dogs wins out. 

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language “Capernaum” “Girl” “Never Look Away” “Roma” “Shoplifters”

Roma is on our shortlist to see, and the only other one I've heard of is Shoplifters

Best Director – Motion Picture Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”) Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”) Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”) Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Haven't seen Roma.......yet. But by all accounts it's Cuaron's crowning achievement - as if he can do better than Prisoner of Azakban!

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”) Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”) Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) Adam McKay (“Vice”) Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)

It's a talky movie - and they use the C word, which they won't be able to show in the clips. 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”) Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”) Ludwig G√∂ransson (“Black Panther”) Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”) Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Why does a Quiet Place even have a score. I mean, "ssshhhhh".  People love schlock, so give it to Shaiman, I suppose. 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture “All the Stars” (“Black Panther”) “Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”) “Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”) “Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”) “Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

I'd like it to be Annie Lennox ("Requiem), but everyone raves about a Star is Born. Meh.  

 Best Television Series – Drama “The Americans” “Bodyguard” “Homecoming” “Killing Eve” “Pose”

It sounds like a horrible premise. I'd never watch it, so of course it will win. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”) Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

Ooooh. Julia stoops to do TV, let's give it to her. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) Stephan James (“Homecoming”) Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”) Billy Porter (“Pose”) Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

Ummmmmm......I dunno. 

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy “Barry” (HBO) “The Good Place” (NBC) “Kidding” (Showtime) “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Because the category is 'best'. And it was. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”) Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) Alison Brie (“Glow”) Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

Bergen and Messing's shows are horribly acted - and worse, not funny. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”) Jim Carrey (“Kidding”) Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”) Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Glover probably deserves it. 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “The Alienist” (TNT) “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX) “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime) “Sharp Objects” (HBO) “A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

It's gay. It's British. 

 Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”) Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”) Connie Britton (“Dirty John”) Laura Dern (“The Tale”) Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

King won't win for the movie nom, but possibly the TV one. Never even heard of the shows that Arquette and Dern were in. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”) Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”) Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”) Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

Sure. Why not?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television  Alex  Borstien ("The Marvelous Mr.s. Maisel") Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

What is undoubtedly the longest named category, I hope Clarkson wins for anything she does. It might be Borstein, but it might not. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”) Kieran Culkin (“Succession”) Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

For get being the Fonz; Winkler was both Dr. Saperstein and Barry Zuckercorn. 



Mike and I didn't discuss a prize. As he has a new puppy - I'm guessing it might be something pet related. I'm just tossing it out there as an idea.

The big win is in the live "chatting" we'll be doing during the show. I'm sure he'll rip on me, while I take the high road. Of course, here's hoping Ollie poops in his shoes if he hurts my feelings.



Song by: Fall Out Boy

8 comments:

Raybeard said...

As the general awards season approaches I do hope that 'BlacKkKlansman' gets more recognition than it's been accorded up to now, though I doubt if it will.
I think that 'The Favourite' will get more than its due (alas!).
Another one which will suffer will surely be 'M.P. Returns' just for being what it is - a sequel to such a revered film ("Sacrilege!" they cry) though my own admiration for that original is rather qualified. Given that this new instalment had such a mountain to climb which, in my opinion it achieves magnificently, it even surpasses in some respects the Julie Andrews.
Btw: Its box-office takings over here, though not bad, have been lower than expected.
Awards would be deserved for 'Very English Scandal', most especially for Hugh Grant in particular who's been showing some genuinely worthy talents in recent productions.

Bob Slatten said...

I like your choices and agree with most ...especially Regina King.
She should win everything.

Deedles said...

I haven't heard of most of these shows/movies. I don't watch awards shows anymore. I don't think that the Kennedy Center Honors counts as an award show. I do, however, believe that the awards will go to whoever provided the most bling as a bribe, er, promotional gift to the voters.

Anonymous said...

How can it be Golden Globes time again? My how time flies when you win award show contest after award show contest. I’ll tell Blobby how that feels. It’s sure to be a rolicking evening as we each battle for picking the most winners. We usually have witty text banter (well, witty “one-way”) until it’s past Blobby’s sleepy time. Given that he’s 2 or 3 times zones ahead or behind me (I can’t keep track), who can blame him for petering out? Probably the frustration of not picking any winners adds to his overall tiredness.

Anywho, here goes:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“A Star Is Born”
If it was just me picking, this would not top the list. It was a good movie, but c’mon.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Maybe it’s me, but I can’t get over Lady Gaga playing Lady Gaga (see: Julie Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Sharon Stone). But she’s all the buzz, so it would be Golden Globes suicide not to select her. Bet: her acceptance speech will be annoying.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
And baby makes three.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“The Favourite”
I don’t even know what this movies is about. But my secret sources say this is the way to go.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
This movie is on our list, but we’ve not yet made it to the theater. Hollywood loves a big old fashioned musical – gotta sing, gotta dance.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (“Vice”)
Bonus points for weight gain (wish I was given something besides indigestion and general malise for my weight gain).

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)
Again – didn’t see it. Don’t know anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Heard this was an awesome movie. Love Melissa McCarthy. Secret sources say Richard.

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Incredibles 2”
Am way out of the loops on top animation features. Saw the original Incredibles when it was in the theaters so many years ago. Was pretty incredible. Incredibly.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“Roma”
Watched this film last weekend on Netflix. Loved it. Am sorry to see it was not nominated for Best Picure. Loved the pace and gentle storytelling.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Beautiful.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)
Here we go with The Favourtite again. Can’t they even spell it correctly?

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
A spoonful of sugar may help Blobby’s defeat go down easier. But he’s being so “My body is a temple” these days, it’s probably more likely a spoonful of flax seeds.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)
Caterwauling.

Best Television Series – Drama
“Homecoming”
Because if they don’t award Julia Roberts new series, Hollywood goes on strike.

Anonymous said...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
But ol’ Julia doesn’t take home the top acting prize for TV. Oh no. (See what I did there?)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Never heard of this show. Secret sources natch.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Barry” (HBO)
I know Blobby will probably go for Mrs. Maisel. He likes those earthy comedies. Yeah, good luck with that one…

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)
Even though the reboot bombed, it’s one more award for Candy.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Hollywood loves a scene eater.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
aka what we keep away from Blobby on Golden Globes night.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
It’s good to be King.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)
My heart (pitter patter) says Darren Criss, but my secret sources says it’s going to be Hugh.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made
for Television
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
What did she say?

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
Because it’s high time we see the Fonz back in the spotlight.

And there you have it ladies and germs. Good night and good riddance.

Raybeard said...

Glad to hear (couple of hours ago) of Glenn Close's win. One of those few actors/actresses you can bank on to give a solid, credible performance every time. Well deserved.

GregM said...

You should really check out "Escape at Dannemora". Patricia Arquette is amazing (as are Paul Dano and Benicio Del Toro). And why isn't Bonnie Hunt (she has a small role) in more things?