I’ll be enjoying this year’s Globes with a room full of Jesuits. Fun will be had by all. Here’s what’s nominated and what I want to win.
Best Motion Picture — Drama
- "The Descendants"
- "The Help"
- "The Ides of March"
- "War Horse"
This is a decent slate of films, except for “The Help.” I want “Hugo” to win because it has great momentum and could use a push into Oscar voting season.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
- Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
- Viola Davis, “The Help”
- Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
- Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin
I have not seen Queen Meryl in “the Iron Lady” so I might change my mind tomorrow, but I’m betting on Ms. Davis for her dignified and powerful performance in “The Help.” Tilda Swinton could be a dark horse for either Streep or Davis.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
- George Clooney, “The Descendants”
- Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
- Michael Fassbender, “Shame
- Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
- Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
This is also a stellar category, but Fassbender is the clear winner in my eyes.
Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
- "The Artist"
- "Midnight in Paris"
- "My Week With Marilyn"
I’m sticking with Woody Allen this award season. “Midnight In Paris” is THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR! If “The Artist” wins, i will be enraged. If “Bridesmaids” wins, that will be a strong sign that the comedy will be nominated for an Oscar.