Monday, January 18, 2010

postscripts to the globes and critics awards this past weekend...

two groups with vastly different tastes handed out their trophies to last year's best movies and performances. i made some fearless predictions and as usual i've fallen flat on my face again. the TV categories at the golden globes are something that always, always kill me!

so let's forget TV...

i successfully predicted the winners for drama picture, director, drama actress, comedy actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, animated movie, foreign film, and screenplay. i missed in the two music categories (i thought "avatar" would sweep), drama actor, comedy actor, and comedy picture. not so bad, i guess.

jeff bridges was the night's biggest surprise -- but very much deserving! his win now puts the oscar best actor race interestingly competitive. morgan freeman and george clooney are his main competitors. my early pick for the oscars would be bridges given the fact that freeman and clooney have their own oscars at home already and bridges is the year's sentimental favorite (saw his oscar-nominated turn in the 1971 classic "the last picture show" last night and he was amazing in it!) and not sandra bullock as i have been loudly hoping. the huge standing ovation he received was a testament to his frontrunner status!

and is it just me or was the reception to bullock's win somewhat tepid and at times unenthusiastic??? i have been told that i am over analyzing stuff but then again, actors comprise the biggest voting bloc in the academy and if sandra couldn't even get a decent ovation, how can she get into the winners circle?

if sandra doesn't win at the SAG, and meryl does, then my pick is meryl at the oscars. 27 years and she will finally get her third.

out of the two winners for best pictures at the globes, only "avatar" will (not may but will!) get the corresponding nomination at the oscars. but the winner at the oscars may not be "avatar"... hmmm...

on to the critics choice now. the group picked "the hurt locker' for best pic and director kathryn bigelow for best director. the win locks it for an oscar nomination. the tie between streep and bullock was not really unexpected and i really, really hope i am wrong with my analysis on the seemingly lukewarm applause bullock received at the globes. jeff bridges also won for best actor and he the frontrunner for Oscar gold. period.

and where was my favorite movie of the year, "[500] days of summer", in all these awards shows?? sure, it got nominations at both groups but it didn't win anything nor has it won anything major yet leading to the oscar nominations announcement next week. awww...

but there'll be ten best pic nominees and am very sure, "[500] days of summer" will make it. please, please, please....

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