Golden Globe Reactions: Leo!, “12 Years” of Regret, & Hot British Men in Tuxes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No not the holidays, but the start of awards season where I annoy everyone around me by talking too much about the art of film and what movies have been nominated (or not) for awards. The Golden Globes is my 3rd favorite day of the year behind only my birthday and the Oscars (in that order). While I love the Academy Awards for respecting film for the art that it is, I like the Golden Globes because it’s a night where you can watch your favorite stars drink too much champagne and take selfies. Plus the world’s best women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting so it’s going to be a great night all around.

I usually don’t do this, but since the race is good this year (let’s be serious, it’s always good) and since I’m up at this semi-ridiculous hour (why are these things so early??) here are my Golden Globe nomination reactions.


Best Motion Picture (Drama)
12 Years a Slave -Wow I’m really regretting not seeing this film when it was playing by me. I kind of chickened out even though I knew it was great and probably going to win
Captain Phillips -Yay one I saw! 
Gravity -Another one I saw!
Philomena -Huh?
Rush -Hmm surprised. Was it really that good?

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis -I guess there’s music in it so that counts?
Nebraska -Another one I’ve heard a lot about, but probably won’t see 
The Wolf of Wall Street

*The ones that aren’t commented on I can’t wait to see

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity -Totally deserves it
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips -Ditto
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle -This guy is really good at making films that get nominated for awards

Best Actor (Motion Picture Drama)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave -I can’t wait to hear the presenters try and pronounce his name 
Idris Elba, Mandela -I feel like this film is going to start gaining some serious momentum 
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips -Man + boat + pirates
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club -Matt I’m so proud of you for turning your career around in such a serious way
Robert Redford, All is Lost  -Man + boat + elements (I’m assuming)

Best Actor (Motion Picture Musical or Comedy)
Christian Bale, American Hustle -Uh-oh winning against Bale could be tough for Leo
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis -Happy to see Isaac, but saving all my love for Leo
Joaquin Phoenix, Her -From the trailers alone he looks great. Now I’m really scared for Leo

*This category will be the hardest for me since so many of my favs are in it (but Leo is my number one fav so it’s all okay)

Best Actress (Motion Picture Drama)
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine -She’s good in everything so I’m guessing this is no exception 
Sandra Bullock, GravityIf she can win for The Blind Side she should win even more for Gravity 
Judi Dench, Philomena -I got nothing 
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks -Love her
Kate Winslet, Labor Day -I just want her to win so she can thank Leo

Best Actress (Motion Picture Musical or Comedy)
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

*Nothing much really to say, haven’t seen any of these yet. Can anyone beat Meryl?

Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture)
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips -I would love to see him win, he has such great screen presence and can hold his own vs. Hanks
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle Same comment I gave Matt Mcconaughey
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave -Can’t wait to see him in a tux
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture)
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle -Ain’t no red carpet interview like a J. Law red carpet interview because J. Law red carpet interviews usually involve talking about food 
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

*Are we really surprised Oprah wasn’t nominated? She was good, but honestly I’ve forgotten about The Butler. I’m more upset there’s no category for best supporting animal for the cat in Inside Llewyn Davis.

Best Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle

*I’ve seen none of these and that makes me really sad. In my defense some of them aren’t playing by me yet.

Best Original Score
All is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
12 Years a Slave
The Book Thief
Gravity -Listening as I write this and man it’s fantastic. It’s making my heart race.

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) -I really like this song even though it sounds like every other Coldplay song
“Let It Go,” Idina Menzel (Frozen) -Haven’t seen it yet, but it’s Idina and Disney, what could be better?
“Ordinary Love,” U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis) -So happy this song was nominated. Probably the only scene where ILD could be considered “comedy”
“Sweet Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift (One Chance-I have legitimately never heard of this film. Is T. Swift nominated with the hope that the teenyboppers will watch? I just really can’t handle another one of her “surprised/angry at losing” faces. 

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color -Heard a lot of good things about this one
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises -Now knowing this is Hayao Miyazaki I really want to see it 

Best Animated Feature Film 
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

*Where is Monsters University??


Best Drama
Breaking Bad -Of course
Downton Abbey Yay! Still mad about season 3 though
The Good Wife
House of Cards -Loving the Netflix love
Masters of Sex -Super happy for this one

*Why is it that the year I start watching Mad Men it doesn’t get nominated for anything?

Best TV series Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

*I don’t watch any of these, but I find The Big Bang Theory supremely un-funny.

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
American Horror Story Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

*I got nothing

Best Actress TV Drama
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black Awesome, more(well deserved) Netflix love
Kerry Washington – Scandal –I really need to get around to watching this
Robin Wright – House of Cards -She kills it in this #respect 

Best Actress Comedy
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

*Again, don’t watch any of these. Am I missing out?

Best Actor Comedy
Jason Bateman – Arrested Development
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Michael J. Fox – The Michael J. Fox Show -He plays himself, but I can’t hate MJF
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory -I guess he’s doing a great job because I find him extremely irritating 
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine -Good for you Andy!

Best Performance Actor Drama
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad -I’m guessing he’ll win because of course
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen – Masters of Sex -But I want him to win. Such great performances on MoS
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards -Another good one, this category is tough 
James Spader – The Black List

Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Rob Lowe – Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad -Don’t watch BB, but I think he’s an adorable person
Corey Stoll – House of Cards -My favorite character on HoC
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Jackqueline Bisset – Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer – The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Monica Potter – Parenthood -My mom will be happy for this one, she loves Parenthood
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family -I really don’t understand why people like her. I can’t understand a word she says

*No love for the rest of the Orange is the New Black cast?

Best Performance actress TV Movie/Miniseries
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor -See what happens when you work with someone who is not your husband or his lover?
Rebecca Ferguson – The White Queen
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake -I haven’t seen this, but Elizabeth Moss for all the things

Best Actor in a miniseries or TV Movie
Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge -This guy is on fire
Idris Elba – Luther -Another man who is going to look damn fine in a tux. Also, I want to watch Luther
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

So the only thing that is left to do is wait for January 12th and the Oscar nominations. There’s always something to complain about and sure Leo may be ignored yet again, but the best part is people are talking about movies. And that’s never a bad thing.


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