8:13 Flashbulb tests! That's it.
8:16 Okay Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood are there.
|Blair, Josh and Katie for what it's worth.|
8:19 Blair begins. Here we go.
8:35 We've been on a short break. They start again in 4 minutes. I know I could wait to cut and paste press releases but I like to type fast. I type like the wind.
Bound to You (Burlesque)
Coming Home (Country Strong)
I See the Light (Tangled)
There's a Place For Us (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me (Burlesque)
- It hurts me deeply that the Globes don't have musical performances. CHER!
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech) -interview coming soon
Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland)
A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
Hans Zimmer (Inception)
- The Social Network score is brilliant and modern and smart and it's certainly racking up awards attention. But will Oscar bite? It's so not that traditionalist's branches cuppa.
Boyle & Beaufoy (127 Hours)
Cholodenko & Blumberg (Kids Are All Right)
Chris Nolan (Inception)
David Seidler (The King's Speech)
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
- After the NYFCC wins, this is great news for Lisa Cholodenko and team. Will Oscar be next? The King's Speech and Inception may prove tough Original Screenplay competition.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)
In a Better World (Denmark)
- Of these films only Mexico, Russia and Denmark are eligible for the Oscar category. But it's as delicious as gourmet prawns that the great I Am Love keeps showing up for awardage. It's definitely one of the Best Pictures of the year, even though it's continually ghettoized for foreign consideration only.
How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3
- For what it's worth it's important for people to know that animated films are no longer eligible for the Musical/Comedy category which is but one of many reasons why that category is atrocious this year.
LEAD ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)
Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)
Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Emma Stone (Easy A)
- Many people were counting on Emma Stone to receive kudos here (so deserving) but I never believed it on account of Lindsay Lohan's absurd snub for Mean Girls back in the day. But go Emma! She was Grade A in that film. Though my heart remains with The Bening as it always does.
As for The Tourist being a comedy... I think that's called "unintentional comedy" isn't it? I didn't know those were eligible here.
LEAD ACTOR (COMEDY)
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)
Johnny Depp (The Tourist)
Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs)
Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)
- The HFPA really likes Spacey. Remember when he got that weirdass nomination for The Shipping News. Yeah, that one stuck out. Speaking of sticking out... is it really necessary to nominate Johnny Depp twice? I mean, he'll show up if you just hand him the one.
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Michael Douglas (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
- No Mark Ruffalo. *sniffle* Which is a bit strange (though not entirely unforseen) given the support for The Kids Are All Right in so many other categories. More on the Globe snubs here.
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Kings Speech)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) *most likely to give great speech*
|Natalie isn't the only one who wants Mila|
- I will just come out and admit it. When Tarantino gave Kunis a prize in Venice, I thought he was thinking with his second brain. If that's the case the Globes and the BFCA are also using their southern cortexes. Perhaps I misunderestimated awards voters but it just did not read to me at all like an "awards" performance even though I like it just fine. This is not to imply that non-"bait" performances shouldn't be considered. Quite the contrary! Just a reiteration that I remain surprised that she gained traction for it. I guess the Supporting Actress race was skewing towards 50+ women and "we can't have a category of an entire category of old ladies!" He said sarcastically.
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Chris Nolan (Inception)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)
- Interesting gets for Hooper and Russell in a way, since The Globes tend to prefer Big Name directors in the same way they prefer Big Name acting. I wouldn't count out Danny Boyle for an Oscar nod just yet but 127 Hours is certainly slipping, isn't it?
MOTION PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Alice in Wonderland -all posts
Burlesque --all posts
The Kids Are All Right -all posts
- I'm sorry but what? I think they need to retitle this category "MOTION PICTURE (DUMPING GROUND FOR ALL GENRES OTHER THAN DRAMA)" Our friend Glenn on this lineup
"Is it too late to nominate "the 2010 Golden Globe Nominations" in the Best Musical/Comedy category? They certainly were good for a laugh."
Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
- Berry's intense focused late term campaigning helped. And the Globes respond to glittery stars.
LEAD ACTOR (DRAMA)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)
- I can't imagine Wahlberg repeating at the Oscars and though the list is VERY young for Oscar all told, perhaps it's Duvall vs. Bridges for the 5th spot and not Gosling vs. someone. Or are we merely employing wishful thinking?
MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)
Black Swan -all posts
The Fighter -all posts
Inception -all posts
The King's Speech -all posts
The Social Network -all posts
- These were largely expected but it's a good get for The Fighter which will need to capitalize on its populist appeal in the Oscar race ahead.
Hope Davis (That Special Relationship)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Julia Stiles (Dexter)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
LEAD ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Collette (United States of Tara)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Laura Linney (The Big C)
Lea Michele (Glee)
LEAD ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs)
Katey Segal (Sons of Anarchy)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Pillars of the Earth
You Don't Know Jack
LEAD ACTOR (COMEDY)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Thomas Jane (Hung)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Caan (Hawaii 5 0)
Chris Colfer (Glee),
Chris Noth (Good Wife),
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family),
Straithairn (Temple Grandin)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth)
Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack)
Dennis Quaid (That Special Relationship)
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)
Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth)
Claire Danes (Temple Grandin)
Judi Dench (Return to Cranford)
Romola Garai (Emma)
Jennifer Love-Hewitt (The Client List)
TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Big Bang Theory
The Big C
- The Globe voters showed unusual restraint this year and this is just about the only category where they added an extra nominee. Tie?
LEAD ACTOR (DRAMA SERIES)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwark Empire)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael C Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House)
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead
- Rooting for Mad Men as ever.
8:50 Announcement has ended.
8:51 Katie Holmes read too quickly for typing, like she didn't want to be there. Or like she knows people are asking "why are you there???" Blair Underwood paces himself beautifully for reporters. Joked that Carrie Underwood was his cousin.
8:54 There's something so final about those color bars. Or maybe the feeling of finality was the Comedy/Musical announements which JoFo rightly claims in the comments will have strong overlap with the Razzies. The comedy category is like End Times this year (god, i hate Alice in Wonderland). Apocalypse now.