Sunday, January 05, 2020


It is now officially open season on  Mike / Blobby Bash Each Other.

Unofficially, this is year round, but there is a formal period of time for this event. It's never pretty, and while someone might be victorious, neither of us really win. 

I could be wrong, but neither Mike or I will die over the Golden Globes - whether we do it or not. I've already resigned myself to losing this one, because, well...........they're the Globes.  Paul Hogan and Madonna each have one.  Robin Williams has had at least three - and look where that got him.

This is a crapshoot at best. And a crapfest for certain. Let's face it, this is just warm-up for the 9th Annual Academy Award Guessing Game®

So............let's do this?

Best Motion Picture, Drama 1917 The Irishman Joker Marriage Story The Two Popes

Let it be known, I do not agree with this choice. But I play to win.  Sometimes. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Cynthia Erivo, Harriet Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan, Little Women Charlize Theron, Bombshell Renée Zellweger, Judy

I can't say 'see above', because no one saw Harriet, and well......Zellweger........ like there's really a choice here. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory Adam Driver, Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

I saw four of the five performances here. Pryce was great, Bale was very good. Don't start me on Drier. Honestly, Bandares has the performance of the year - and maybe his career. As it is the Globes, I'm hoping foreign actors won't be a deterrent. 

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Dolemite Is My Name Jojo Rabbit Knives Out Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Rocketman

It's tough to have a win with Hitler or Manson......or Eddie I right? 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Ana de Armas, Knives Out Awkwafina, The Farewell Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart Emma Thompson, Late Night

I saw all but Blanchett's performance. Awkwafina was by far the best. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Daniel Craig, Knives Out Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Taron Egerton, Rocketman Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

I think Egerton is key-ute, but I don't think they reward two flaming queen performances in a row (Bohemian Rhapsody was just last year). And cute doesn't win you awards - as Rami Malek proved last year (he won, he's just not cute). Daniel Craig did a great job of portraying Foghorn Leghorn, but unacceptable as a human being. I'm going way way way out on a limb here as Davis carried an entire movie by himself. 

Best Motion Picture, Animated Frozen 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Lion King Missing Link Toy Story 4

Are you really gonna screw with Pixar? 

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language The Farewell (USA) Les Misérables (France) Pain and Glory (Spain) Parasite (South Korea) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)

Three are great films. Another has been done, just not in French and another I haven't seen.  My heart tells me it should be Pain and Glory. My gut tells me otherwise.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell Annette Bening, The Report Laura Dern, Marriage Story Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Margot Robbie, Bombshell

It's the Globes, so I would not be the least bit surprised if J Lo won this, except she was going for a 'lead' (I know - stop laughing!). I loathed Dern's character, which I suppose was her job. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes Al Pacino, The Irishman Joe Pesci, The Irishman Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Hopkins gives a very very strong performance. 

Best Director, Motion Picture Bong Joon-ho, Parasite Sam Mendes, 1917 Todd Phillips, Joker Martin Scorsese, The Irishman Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

I've been seeing 1917 clips for months, yet no actual movie. I think Joon-ho has the buzz here. 

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

I'm guessing Baumbach (it's a talk-y movie) or Joon-ho/Jin-won (it's original). But I'm hedging bets and going with the former.

Best Original Score, Motion Picture Alexandre Desplat, Little Women Hildur Guđnadóttir, Joker Randy Newman, Marriage Story Thomas Newman, 1917 Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn 

World War I. Turn of the century. Britain. HFP.  Done. And Done. 

Best Original Song, Motion Picture “Beautiful Ghosts,” Cats “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman “Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2 “Spirit,” The Lion King “Stand Up,” Harriet Television

I've never heard (nor will) any of these. Just please don't be Dame Elton. I think we all know it ain't gonna be anything from Cats.

Best Television Series, Drama Big Little Lies The Crown Killing Eve The Morning Show Succession

I don't know it will win, but it should. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show Olivia Colman, The Crown Jodie Comer, Killing Eve Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Reese and Jennifer will cancel each other out. Reese and Nicole will cancel each other out. So by default I'll go with Colman, whose performance I like, but don't love.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama Brian Cox, Succession Kit Harington, Game of Thrones Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Tobias Menzies, The Crown Billy Porter, Pose

It will probably go to Porter, who from what I can see from his off show persona is not acting on the actual show. Cox is a lot more subtle (yes, Mike I said 'cox', stop giggling).

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy Barry Fleabag The Kominsky Method The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel The Politician

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Christina Applegate, Dead to Me Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

I think everyone's over Phoebe by now, no? Maybe over Broshanhan too, but that's where I'm landing. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method Bill Hader, Barry Ben Platt, The Politician Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself Ramy Youssef, Ramy

I wanted to like Paul Rudd's show more. I haven't even seen Platt's.......yet. But I like the concept, even if it does have Paltrow in it. 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Catch-22 Chernobyl Fosse/Verdon The Loudest Voice Unbelievable

I've seen 100% none of these. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable Joey King, The Act Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great Merritt Weaver, Unbelievable Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Won't someone give a Dawson's Creek alum some love ???

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Christopher Abbot, Catch-22 Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice Jared Harris, Chernobyl Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

I like him. Good a reason as any. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television Patricia Arquette, The Act Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown Toni Collette, Unbelievable Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies Emily Watson, Chernobyl

I've only seen Bonham Carter's fine performance - though her performance in the Crown season finale was wonderful, but when in doubt, always go with Collette (sorry Meryl) even when I haven't seen OR heard of  Collette's show. 

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 Andrew Scott, Fleabag Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl Henry Winkler, Barry

I'd say "hands down", but what the fuck do I know. Culkin has it all over his brother in terms of acting.

So there it is. May the best person - Mike is very gender fluid and I don't know how he/cis/she/they are identifying today - win.

Song by: David Guetta


Anonymous said...

Time sure flies — here it is 2020 already and Blobby puts himself back out there for another humiliation. Yes ladies and germs it’s time for the Golden Globes. This time with an all vegan dinner at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Num-num. I’ll loading up my bacon-cheese fries and hand-rolled sausage balls to watch the telecast and watch the “stars” scarf down their kale soufflé and pumpkin lasagna.

(And I totally digress, but please note for the record that it was at this very Beverly Hills Hilton where I (1) snuck up to see the (unnumbered) door to the suite where Whitney Houston drowned in her tub and (2) got to meet Candy Spelling and Naomi Judd up close and personal. And stand just feet away from the goddess that is Betty White.)

So having seen no movies of note this year (well, i did sleep through Little Women last week), I would agree with Blobby that this is a total crapshoot. And a quick glance through Blobby’s choices — well, some of them are just darling.

Here goes nothing — or something. Time will tell:

Best Motion Picture Drama: Marriage Story.
I made it about 30 minutes into this film. To be fair, it was past my bedtime (7:45pm), so I should give this another shot.

Best Performance by an Actress: Judy/Renee
Didn’t see it, don’t wanna see it. But isn’t this Renee’s comeback role?

Best Performance by an Actor: Antonio Banderis.
I’m not picking this because Blobby did. I did my own research (aka saw a headine on yesterday)

Best Motion Picture/Musical or Comedy: Oh yeah Rocketman was another film I enjoyed sleeping through this year. For this category, my money is on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best Performance by an Actress/Musical or Comedy: Emma Thompson. She’s got the English talky-talky thing going for her.

Best Performance by a Actor/Musical or Comedy: So i’ve never heard of Knives Out or Jojo Rabbit. I will say we’ll swing way back into the archives and give this award to Eddie Murphy because of the comeback factor.

Best Animated: Toy Story 4. (Four? really? Good god, come up with something new)

Best motion picture/Foreign language: Sorry Blobby. Copying you, only because Parasite is the only one i’ve heard of. And i saw it advertised on a billboard once.

Anonymous said...

Best Actress in a Supporting Role. J-Lo for the block (where Jenny lives)

Best Actor in a supporting role: Didn’t see it, but is Hanks really a supporting role in this film? Very odd. And we did watch Two Popes. One pope was enough for me, thanks.

Best Director: Peter tells me to pick Todd Phillips for the Joker Fingers crossed.

Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillan for the Irishman. Heard a rumor that this film is 3 hours long. A HARD pass.

Best Original Score: We’ll throw a bone to Randy Newman for Marriage Story.

Best Original Song: Into the Unkown (aka “My Journey into the Sports Authority”)

Best TV Series, Drama: The Crown.

Best Performance by an Actress/TV: Jennifer Aniston. Just because Hollywood loves a good drag queen.

Best Performance by an Actor/TV: Ugh - no choices here. OK. Billy Porter.

Best TV Series/Musical or Comedy: Fleabag

Best Performance Actress in TV/Musical or Comedy: I would like to say Christina Applegate. The show is funny and her performance is great. Ok, Christina!

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV/Musical or Comedy: I will select Paul Rudd because he is so handsome.

Best TV Limited Series: Fosse/Verdon. Hello Blobby?? This ia a super gay show!

Best Performance by an Actress in Limited Series: Michelle Williams (see above)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series: Sam Rockwell.

Best Performance by an Actress/Supporting/Limited: For gods sake, no Meryl Streep, please. Her “acting” in Little Women. Meh. In any case, let’s go Patricia Arquette. the Globes love her.

Best Performance by an Actor/Supporting/Limited: The Fonz! Henry Winkler

Look forward to texting with you later Blobby - that is, unless I fill up on sausage balls and it’s past my bedtime. What time do the awards start out in your neck of the woods?

Anonymous said...

And to be clear, I AM picking Tom Hanks for his role in the Mr. Rogers movie.

Blobby said...

glad you caught it bc you were NOT clear - just like all the gauze and vaseline used on camera lenses to make you "look" "younger".

GregM said...

"So by default I'll go with Colman, whose performance I like, but don't love."

What?! It HAS to be Jodie Comer in Killing Eve who was the best thing on all of television last year.

Ur-spo said...

Whenever I heard about the GG awards, I knew Key West holiday was pending.
Sometimes we watched them at KW. I miss these times.