Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Golden Globe Predictions and Desires and Results

Yes, folks. It's finally here! I'm only giving my Golden Globe predictions for the movies as I don't really watch TV and can't be bothered to care who wins in television (beyond who wins "best" (or "worst") dressed, but that's another story entirely). Winners in purple!

Brokeback Mountain
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
Match Point

My Pick: Crash (Okay, it's not a nomination, but it's still my pick. Kinda like Hotel Rwanda last year. Bastards can't get these things right all of the time.)
My Prediction: Brokeback Mountain (assuming it will survive the hype; otherwise, Munich, but that's not nominated either!)

Actress, Drama
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof
Charlize Theron, North Country
Zhang Ziyi, Memoirs of a Geisha

My Pick: Felicity Huffman
My Prediction: Felicity Huffman

Actor, Drama
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

This is one of the best categories of the year and should also be interesting at Oscar time (add one Joaquin Phoenix to the mix).
My Pick: Philip Seymour Hoffman (dammit!)
My Prediction: Philip Seymour Hoffman (dammit!); otherwise, Heath Ledger

Musical or Comedy
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Pride & Prejudice
The Producers
The Squid and the Whale
Walk the Line

My Pick: Walk the Line
My Prediction: Walk the Line

Actress, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Laura Linney, The Squid and the Whale
Sarah Jessica Parker, The Family Stone
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

My Pick: Reese Witherspoon
My Prediction: Reese Witherspoon (though favorite Judi Dench might fare well with the foreign press)

Actor, Musical or Comedy
Pierce Brosnan, The Matador
Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Nathan Lane, The Producers
Cillian Murphy, Breakfast on Pluto
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line

My Pick: As much as I love my Johnny, I say Joaquin Phoenix -- this might be the only time I agree that all musicals should be lumped with the comedies as it's doubtful he'll win at Oscar time. But he deserves something.
My Prediction: Joaquin Phoenix

Foreign Language
Kung Fu Hustle, China
Master of the Crimson Armor, aka The Promise, China
Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel), France
Paradise Now, Palestine
Tsotsi, South Africa

My Pick: I haven't been able to see any of these thus far, but I'll say: Tsotsi
My Prediction: Tsotsi

Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson, Match Point
Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

My Pick: Michelle Williams
My Prediction: Michelle Williams (Though Rachel Weisz is looking good, too; please don't let it be Scarlett Johansson!)

Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Will Ferrell, The Producers
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Bob Hoskins, Mrs. Henderson Presents

Another really great category! It could be any of them.
My Pick: Matt Dillion
My Prediction: Paul Giamatti or Will Ferrell (either of which I'll be thrilled for!)

Woody Allen, Match Point
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener
Steven Spielberg, Munich

My Pick: Still don't like him, but I must say: George Clooney
My Prediction: While a part of me wants to say Steven Spielberg, I'll predict: Ang Lee

Woody Allen, Match Point
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, Munich
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

My Pick: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
My Prediction: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (please give them something for such a brilliant film; why is it that the best film is always overlooked?)

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, Syriana
James Newton Howard, King Kong
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

My Pick: John Williams
My Prediction: John Williams

Original Song
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from Brokeback Mountain
"Christmas in Love" from Christmas in Love
"There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway" from The Producers
"Travelin' Thru" from Transamerica
"Wunderkind" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

My Pick: "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway"
My Prediction: "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway"


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