Golden Globes, the winners (and thoughts)

First of all, is there anyone out there more charming than Jennifer Lawrence?  No.  I'm pretty much expecting her to win the Oscar again, unless something really starts to change in the next few weeks.  And secondly did any out out there doubt Amy Poehler and Tina Fey?  They were, yet again, brilliant.  That Mr. Golden Globe bit was quite howl worthy.  But the rest of the show....quite a mess.  The trips to the stage were longer than the speeches.  Teleprompter messes, strange camera work.  Eh, maybe everyone was just a little tipsy.  It was the Globes after all.  Or maybe everyone was a little shaken from the burst pipe on the red carpet.  Who know?

I actually thought "Gravity" was going to win Best Picture.  And that Steve McQueen would win Best Director.  But, oh well...what do I know.  I'm most happy to see Amy Adams win for "American Hustle."  And her speech was absolutely incredible.  And quite inspiring.  I actually think she is now going to get an Oscar nomination.  But to whose expense, I wonder.  

I think that Leonardo DiCaprio might finally get that lead actor acting nomination for "The Wolf of Wall St."  And I worry that Robert Redford will not.  

The thing to remember about the Golden Globes is that the ballots are already in, and the people who vote for the Globes are not the same as the ones that vote for the Academy.  Most of you know this...just a little reminder.

The two biggest surprises for me were Best Song going to U2's Ordinary Love, which actually makes a lot more sense now.  I still think it is "Frozen"'s "Let it Go" to lose.  And secondly "The Great Beauty" beating "Blue is the Warmest Color."  Also less surprising this morning.  I never managed to see "The Great Beauty," but it has been building buzz as the foreign film frontrunner ("Blue is the Warmest Color" is ineligible because of its late release date in France).  

Finally, quite happy to see the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" love.  

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Motion Picture – Drama
12 Years a Slave
Best Actress  – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor  – Drama
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
American Hustle
Best Actress  – Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Actor  – Comedy or Musical
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Feature Film
Frozen, dir. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Best  Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Best Original Score
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Best Original  Song
Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Best TV Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Best Actress  – Drama
Robin Wright, House Of Cards
Best Actor  – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best TV Series – Comedy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best Actress  – Comedy
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Best Actor  – Comedy
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Behind The Candelabra
Best Actress  – Movie or Mini-Series
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor  – Movie or Mini-Series
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Best Supporting Actress
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Best Supporting Actor
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan


  1. As soon as the credits of Mandela started to roll and that song began to play, I knew they were putting up a fight for Best Song. I think it could give "Let it Go" a run for it's money. Especially after people heard their history with his story on the Globes.

    I was with you on thinking that Film and Director might have been switched for the Globes and then this way for the Oscars. Hoping American Hustle doesn't just do a sweep.

    For me, the main surprises were "All is Lost" for score and Jacqueline Bisset. Not having cable, I hadn't even heard of "Dancing on the Edge," but now I look forward to seeing if it's released on Netflix.


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