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2013 Golden Globe Nominations: My Thoughts

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The 2013 Golden Globe nominations have been announced!

Since a good chunk of this year was reserved for saving money, I really haven’t seen a lot of these and when it comes to television I pretty much stick to my usual shows and I rarely check out new ones. I doubt I’ll be seeing many of the shows to make a fair prediction of the winners, but I’ll probably get around to downloading most of the movies.

Here’s the list of nominees with my thoughts on some of it. I’m not including my predictions just yet since there’s a lot I still have to see. That post will be within the week leading up to the awards.

(Bold = seen/watch it, * = want to/will see)

Best Motion Picture — Drama
Argo — I really liked this movie that I actually saw it twice!
*Django Unchained — I can’t wait to see this!
*Life of Pi — I read the book a long time ago and enjoyed it. Heard this was great though.
*Lincoln — BF still wants to go see it, so maybe a download or matinee.
Zero Dark Thirty — Eh. I thought Kathryn Bigelow’s previous film, The Hurt Locker, was amazing but I’m not too excited for this one.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
*Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln — I’ll root for him just because I think he’s a terrific actor.
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master — This film is supposed to be great, but it’s one of those films that I really have to be in the mood to watch.
Denzel Washington, Flight — Did this come and go?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
*Naomi Watts, The Impossible — I saw the trailer to this just once, but I’d like to see it.
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
*Les Miserables — I’m surprised my BF wants to see this since he’s always so resistant to musicals:P I haven’t read the book nor seen any stage or film version, but I know the story and I’m ready to see it!
*Moonrise Kingdom — I like the quirkiness of Wes Anderson’s films and I’m still waiting to see this!
*Salmon Fishing in the Yemen — I wanted to read the book before I saw it (surprising since Ewan McGregor is in it), but never got around to it. Will have to download it at some point. Soon.
Silver Linings Playbook — I think I can live without having seen this, though it’s gotten such great reviews!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
*Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
Jack Black, Bernie — This is streaming on Netflix so my BF threw it on. Aside from King Kong, does he really have to sing in every movie he’s in?!
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
*Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
*Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen — O.M.G! So Incredibly happy he’s nominated! If you don’t know me, then you should know that I’m a big Ewan fan. But you possibly guessed that by my reaction:)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Master
*Sally Field, Lincoln
*Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, Argo
*Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
*Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
*Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained — Wait. How did not one but two actors from this movie get nominated, but neither of them is Jamie Foxx?!

Best Director — Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, Argo — Ben Affleck- So much better as a director.
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
*Ang Lee, Life of Pi
*Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
*Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Argo, Chris Terrio
*Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
*Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty
, Mark Boal

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
*Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil
*Life of Pi, Michael Danna
*Lincoln, John Williams

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“For You ” (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), Stand Up Guys
“Safe & Sound” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), The Hunger Games
“Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall — I just saw it this past weekend. Great movie and great song. Side note: someone actually Shazamed it. Ridiculous.
*“Suddenly” (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), Les Miserables

Best Animated Film
*Brave
*Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
*Wreck-It Ralph — So many of my co-workers has told me they loved this! Gotta check it out!

Best Foreign Language Film — A category I’m usually useless in. Wish I saw more foreign films like I used to:/
Amour
The Intouchables
Kon-Tiki
A Royal Affair
Rust & Bone

Best Television Series — Drama — WTF?! The Walking Dead isn’t nominated?! Such a total snub!
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad — I’ve only seen the first few seasons, but I like it.
Downton Abbey
Homeland
The Newsroom

Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
— Still haven’t seen all the seasons yet, but it’s such a great show! Don’t know why it took me so long to start watching it!
Episodes

Girls
Modern Family
Smash

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
*Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum — I just finished watching the first season and I really want to start this one soon! Such craziness!!
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Max Greenfield, New Girl — Woo! Go Schimdt!!
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family — Such a funny woman! Would love to see her win!

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock — Can a host win?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation — See above. It’ll be very cool if one of them did.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louis
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfield & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jodie Foster — I can think of a lot more deserving people, but I’m sure it was inevitable. Read the rest of this entry

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