Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Balls

It's award season again!

This morning the Golden Globe nominations were dished out and for some reason Justin Timberlake was there to help do it...

JT- "I was in The Love Guru!"
Ian- "I know Justin, but that was a terrible movie"
JT- "Oh... I was in Alpha Dog..."
Ian- "I know Justin, that movie was okay, but Emile Hirsch and Anton Yelchin pretty much stole the show."
JT- "Oh... I was in Black Snake Moan"
Ian- "I know Justin... for about three seconds"
JT- "Oh... I'm dating Jessica Biel!"
Ian- "Atta boy. Here's a Grammy."
JT- "Thanks!!!! :D!!!!"

Anyway, here's a rundown on some of this year's nominees:


Best drama
The Hurt Locker - Haven't seen it, but hear it's amazing... good work HFPA, 1 point
Inglourious Basterds -Amazing film... 1 point
Precious -Kind've obvious, but it was a great movie... 1 point
Up in the Air - Not even out yet, which bugs me about these award shows... -1 point
Avatar - Not out... but I'm super excited to see it. So torn... 0.5 points

Best comedy/musical picture
The Hangover -Blown away by this one. Laughed every second... 1 point
It's Complicated - Meryl's in it... may as well toss it in the pile... 0 points
Julie & Julia - Meryl's in it, pile... oh, but it's good (I hear)... 1 point
Nine - Have YOU seen it? Because I have indeed not... at least Meryl's not in it... 1 point
(500) Days of Summer - Meh... 0 points

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" - He's still at it, eh?... 1 point (for effort)
George Clooney, "Up in the Air" - Not out, looks good, Clooney is hit or miss for me... 0 points
Colin Firth, "A Single Man" - Not... out... but Tom Ford definitely is... 1 point
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" - A. Maze. Ing. Can never go wrong with Mo-Free... 1 point
Tobey Maguire, "Brothers" - Toby creeps me out in the trailer, signs of a good actor... 1 point

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria" - Obligatory period piece... 0 points
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" -Hey, it killed New Moon... 1 point
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station" -The Last what?... Never heard... 0.5 points for Dame Hellen
Carey Mulligan, "An Education" -Peter Sarsgaard makes robbing the cradle look classy. 1 point
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" -Duh... she nailed it... 2 points (extra point being it's her first role)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo'Nique, "Precious" -Wickedly evil... but please shave your legs... 1 point
Julianne Moore, "A Single Man" -One of my all time favorite actresses... 1 point
Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" -Clooney's conquest BUT she grew out of New Moon... 1 point
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air" -Tough call, too much Clooney here... 0.5 points
Penelope Cruz, "Nine" -... 2 points... one for each chi-chi...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon, "Invictus" -Matt Damon can do no wrong... amazing performance... 1 point
Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones" -Great story, movie looks... um... different... 0 points
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station" -Did you know he's related to a Prime Minister? Huh... 1 point
Christoph Waltz, "Inglorious Basterds" -Phenomenal... 3 points (one for each language)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal" -They meant The Blind Side, right?... 0.5 points for Betty White
Marion Cotillard, "Nine" - 1 point... I just feel obligated...
Julia Roberts, "Duplicity" -Mr and Mrs Smith knockoff... 0 points
Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated" -It's Meryl, but we need to even the score here... 0.5 points
Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia" -... 0.5 points... please don't ever do Mama Mia again

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Matt Damon, "The Informant!" -Go Matt! 1 point
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine" -Oprah hollerin' his name is still echoing in my brain... still... 1 point
Robert Downey Jr, "Sherlock Holmes" -Lurve RDJ, but this movie kinda looks like a stinker... 0 points
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer" -That's the kid from Third Rock, right?... Good for him... good for him... 0.5 points
Michael Stuhlbarg, "Serious Man" -Never heard of the movie, but upon googling, I want to see it... 0.5 points

Best Original Song -- Motion Picture
"Cinema Italiano," Nine -Catchy, catchy, catchy... 1 point
"I See You", Avatar, performed by LEONA LEWIS -Is James Cameron trying to make her the next CĂ©line?... 1 point
"The Weary Kind" Crazy Heart -Does Jeff Bridges sing it? CAN he sing?... 0 points
"I Want To Come Home," by PAUL MCCARTNEY, Everybody's Fine -*Kablamo* The movie is a bomb... 0.5 points for Paul
"Winter," by U2, Brothers -These awards are stuffy enough without Bono's ego on board... -1 point

Best Animated Feature Film
Coraline -All of these movies look adorable... points for everybody!!!... 1 point
The Fantastic Mr. Fox ... 1 point
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ... 1 point
The Princess and the Frog ... 2 points (for Disney going old school)
Up ... 1 point

Movie Score: 37.5/50


You know what? I agree with every one of these selections... except House... Sorry, just not a fan.

Television score: 18/20

Best drama series
"Mad Men"
"House M.D."
"True Blood"
"Big Love"

Best comedy series
"30 Rock"
"The Office"
"Modern Family"

Best actor in a drama series
Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D."
Bill Paxton, "Big Love"

Best actress in a comedy series
Glenn Close, "Damages"
January Jones, "Mad Men"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgewick, "The Closer"

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