Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Globes. They Kinda Like Everything.

In case you are living in a cave that has no television but does have internet connection, here are your winners from last night:

Best Pic, Drama: Babel
Best Pic, Comedy/Musical: Dreamgirls
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Best Actor, Drama: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Best Actress, Drama: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Actor Comedy/Musical: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Best Screenplay: Peter Morgan, The Queen
Best Score: Alexander Desplat, The Painted Veil
Best Song: "Song of the Heart", Happy Feet
Best Animated Film: Cars
Best Foreign Language Film: Letters From Iwo Jima

UPDATE: There's more commentary here as well as an after ceremony discussion with Joe Reid.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Babel winning?!?!?!? Are they serious.....I dont get it...
And that babbling speech by Whitaker?? What was that all about....does he want O'Toole to win?

Anonymous said...

Babel's win does kind of complicate things, but they missed the Best Picture award the last two years, if I'm not mistaken...so while this should cement its chances for a nomination (and kill Letters from Iwo Jima), I'm still going for The Departed.

Anonymous said...

So...Babel gets the Globe
Dreamgirls gets the Globe
Departed gets the BFCA and Globe Director
Queen gets Actress 400 times and Globe Screenplay
Little Miss Sunshine gets the SAG??????? Perhaps?

This leaves us where?!? Pretty exciting...except for the fact that Children of Men and The Fountain don't factor into the equation.

Craig Hickman said...

Whitaker was very emotional. That's why he was incoherent. I enjoy emotion.

Craig Hickman said...

I have a feeling LMS won't win the SAG award. Or maybe it's just a thought. Hehe.

liu said...

I'm so happy about Babel wining, best film of the year? NO! but still the best film from the nominees... don't hate such a masterful film please...

if people would actually find out what the significance of the title, and the thematic value of the film, Babel would be embraced throughout... loved the Scorsese win...

Trashbag Kid said...

Liu, I don't think Babel's stunning subtlety is the quality that is pissing people off.

The themes are hard to miss.

JavierAG said...

The international soap opera takes it. Lovely.

vince said...

I'm happy for Babel. Everything else was pretty predictable.

Anonymous said...

"Babel" wasn't my favourite, but I'm happy it won. The only think I didn't like was "Dreamgirls" winning best picture.

And I don't think "The Departed" is a frontrunner in Oscar race. Let's face it: people convinced themselves that it's extraordinarily good while it's one of the worst Scorseese's pictures. It's well acted and well made but "That's all".
I don't think "Babel" will take best pic, so it's "The Queen", which will also win BAFTAS. I'm surprised it didn't win yesterday.

I've forgotten: I'm pissed. What the f*** were they thinking while giving Clint f****** Eastwood best FOREIGN film award? Pathetic.

Air said...

I understand Babel's theme and everything that relates to its title. The movie is like reading a book in high school English because you have to analyze it to death, which I didn't mind at all.

My problem with Babel wasn't the message or the title or the themes, it was the execution. The execution was not carried out in such a way for it to be revered. There's where the failure lies, and that's a pretty big flaw in my book. It just wasn't good enough to win.

Jeff M said...

I wish Meryl Streep would win every year just for the sheer pleasure of listening to her give a speech. What a joy!

Sid said...

So do we have a five-way race now? I believe every conceivable nominee has a legitimate shot at the BP Oscar.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Meryl, I think, solidified herself as the only possibly defeater of The Mirren. If people want a classic, classy, funny speech... there's ya gal. Conversely, if people want a classic, classy, funny speech for their Best Actor winner, Forest Whitaker won't get their vote. What a horrible speech. Sure, there was emotion, but Jennifer Hudson had emotion and she kept up with the flow. Not sure what happened to Whitaker but it was awkward to watch.

Liu, Babel's themes are very obvious, but as air said, it was the execution. Personally, I didn't like the fact that all Inarritu wanted to show was the pain these people received. It didn't give any of it's characters a third act and I didn't think any of the actors, save for Kikuchi and sort of Barraza but not really, had anything to do. Blah.

Favourite wins were Meryl, Sasha and the master ALEXANDRE DESPLAT!! Maybe that Oscar nod will happen.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Oh, and also:

"but in case you are living in a cave that has no television but does have internet connection,"

that was nearly the case for me but without the internet. The state that I live in went into blackout mode about six hours before the show and the power didn't come on until about 2 hours before. And that's just my city, plenty of other places got none.

David S. said...

That cave would be called my drom. ;)

John T. said...

I thought this was one of the funniest Globe Ceremonies I've ever seen.

I loved Meryl, Sacha, Jennifer, nearly everybody (except Forest Whitaker) gave a really great speech, and it was a snappy and fun evening (what do you expect, when Miss Golden Globe is Jack Nicholson's daughter).

Bruno Packer said...

The other problem with Babel or Babble as I call it, is that really isn't about miscommunication. As a human drama it fails in every level because what is portrayed in the film is the story or a shotgun. Yes, a shotgun. The stories feel artificially linked because what we are really watching is a shotgun epic.

Their miscommunication isn't their main issue. It is sheer and plain stupidity. Every act that sets the plot in motion isn't caused by people NOT understanding each other's language, but making the foolest choice possible. For example, the Moroccan dad understands the kids and his kids understand him but he stupidly gives them a shotgun!

In the same way Amelia and nephew talk fluent English so there really isn't a communication issue. It is stupid to run away from the cops while you are way drunk, no matter if you are an American, Australian, French or Mexican. It is stupid. Period.

As for the speeches, Whitaker speech was very good. He did look surprised and with sincere emotion.

Meryl gave us yet another act of class, opposite Mirren who looked bored even with her two wins! WTF!

I agree, It was a fun night, but the Babble win kind of ruined it for me.

Jack K said...

Has anyone else thought that if The Departed does win Best Picture at the Oscars, Brad Pitt will still be on stage collecting an award, since he's one of the producers.

I wonder if that will sway things in its favour at all...

Bruno Packer said...

Jack,

I don't know what the deal is but only ONE of The Departed producers is listed in the PGA Awards, and that would be Graham King.

A shame, if you ask me because Pitt was one of the few people that help started the project and always had faith in it.

Too bad.

Kamikaze Camel said...

I mentioned on my blog the fact that so many people look bored throughout the season at these shows. I say, if it's such a freakin' chore to attend the ceremony then don't bloody well show up in the first place.

Then look at people like Rinko Kikuchi who looks so excited to be there. Even in the background of shots she was beaming from ear to ear. I want to see people excited and happy that, ya know, they're up for awards and not looking like depressed holier-than-thous like Brad and Angelina. Brangelina = so boring. They look like bad wax figures who feel they're above all this (they could be saving children y'all!!!)

HATE!!

Bruno Packer said...

Brangelina did look annoying! And freaking boring too! I remember when they came to promote the dreck Mr. and Mrs. Smith here, and they were like "uh! our relationship is strictly professional". What a pair of cowards!

I did like Rinkho Kikuchi's AND Barraza's attitude. They did seem having a blast and seem just so happy to be there, in the "party". Good for them. Bad for Brangelina, Mirren and even Jeremy Irons.

And a word of an advice to Irons: you don't go to an award show in the U.S. and shout out loud in your speech "you, Yanks". That is just rude.

Emma said...

I love that Little Miss Sunshine didn't get anything.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of boring celebs, was I the only one who noticed the odd juxtaposition of Tom Hanks and Renee Zellweger on camera? The repeated, back-to-back, split-second shots of those two reinforced that both look more and more like they are turning Japanese (and not in a good way). I suspect their dramatic weight gains/losses for 'Castaway' and 'Bridget Jones,' respectively, have something to do with their bizarre Kabuki mugs.

Marco

Anonymous said...

on the tv side, did anyone else adore America Ferrera? she's so bloody sweet. and why oh why did they bring the WHOLE cast of Heroes out to present one stupid award? I hate when they do shit like that.

oh and BTW, Tom Hanks' "tribute" was so long and boring, and not even close to being funny. he looks so creepy these days too

sillytee said...

1. what does someone's speech at the globes have to do with getting nominated at the oscars? forrest isnt the speech type..does everyone have to be??

2. i griped at another post for 'volver' not winning.. i was satisfied with "letters' but damn glad the dreadful 'pan's labrynth' didnt get anything!

Adam P. said...

As usual the wins are a mixed bag, and as much as I can respect "Babel" I have yet to understand the praise, especially after "21 Grams" uneven reaction, which was to me a superior film.

As for the expected best actress win, my favorite, Kate Winslet needs to star in a film about the Holocaust or play a mental, as she says herself in brilliant episode of Extras, because she doesn't stand a chance.

liu said...

as always we have our dear BRUNO!!!!! BRUNO!!! BRUNO!!! anyone else notices that he ONLY posts about how terrible Mexican directors are! about how terrible Babel is, about how terrible Pan's Labyrinth is, about how terrible Children of Men is... about Mexico being the worst country in the world....hater!

Bruno Packer said...

Geez! Don't mirror yourself on me. I just happen to dislike those particularly films you've mentioned and it's hard for me to understand the praise for them as I found them mediocre at their best, artsy-fartsy at their worst.

Learn to live with another's person opinion. It will be help you a lot.

Bruno Packer said...

sorry,

I will help you a lot.

I do fcking hate Blogger.

Bruno Packer said...

damn it! It will help you a a lot. My bad.

Anonymous said...

It's alright. Blogger was probably made by a Mexican.
:)

Kamikaze Camel said...

sillytee, not the nominations (they're already decided) but if someone gives a slam dunk speech Oscar voters could easily decide to change their vote.

I remember reading that Emma Thompson's Globes speech apparently won her the Oscar hands down.

NATHANIEL R said...

i don't even think it's a conscious thing -- the speeches affecting votes -- but your love for a performer DEFINITELY affects your perception of their award worthiness. or at the very least your desire to see them win.

so i think if someone is an utter delight it makes people want to vote for them. if they're boring the urge is less so.

none of this explains why jennifer connelly kept winning in 2001 though. i can't explain that one.

carlinhos_brown said...

sorry Bruno, you know you're cool and stuff you know me and know my email and keep in touch and stuff, but sometimes I do feel you're kind of over under appreciating Mexican cinema, yes it is true that maybe you don't get to see great films like "Morirse En Domingo" or "El Violin" and perhaps you didn't like "Battle in Heaven" or "Pan's Labyrinth" but for me I just can't ignore the fact that Mexico's film industry is emerging, perhaps you don't see it, you know I respect that but still I think you should consider the fact that maybe you don't watch enough films to realize that...

is not like only Mexico suffers from it... look at the independent films here in the U.S. it is extremely hard to find films like Half Nelson or Little Children, but still people do drive for hours to see it(at least I did)... perhaps I'm just privileged, the fact that everytime I go to Mexico to Guadalajara I'm always able to catch at least 6 Mexican masterpieces... you live in Mexico City right? that's where you find them... look around...