1.15.2011

And the Winner is...

The Golden Globes are tomorrow night, and I thought that I might give what I would choose to win if it were up to me.

Best Motion Picture ~ Drama

Nominees: Black Swan, the Fighter, Inception, Social Network, the King's Speech

And the winner is...

The Social Network

I remember my roommate from my freshman year of college writing me a letter and telling me that I should get a Facebook. It was 2005, and I had never heard of it before. 

Now look where we are.

If you haven't seen this movie, go. If you have some type of preconceived notion that it's not going to be anything special, I beg you to reconsider. If you spend more time on Facebook than you do with actual people, you just have a problem...

But in all seriousness, this movie is fascinating. It's a symbol of where our society is; how dependent we are on our social networking sites. The way he interacts with people inspires his ideas for Facebook {my personal favorite is when someone asks him if he knows whether or not a girl is single...and the "Relationship Status" is born}. It truly makes you think of how all of it affects our social interaction and how we are as people. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture ~ Drama

Nominees: Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence

And the winner is...

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

I have a love-hate relationship with this movie. It was a beautiful movie; the story line was intriguing and immaculately told. But, as I'm sure you've gathered by now, I get annoyed easily. And what annoys me most in life are people that accept their lot in life without doing anything to change it. If you haven't seen the movie, the basic premise is that Nina {Natalie} is a ballerina, constrained by her talent, her purity, and her overbearing mother. 

Regardless, anybody that throws them self into a role as passionately as Natalie Portman did absolutely deserves recognition. Her body is a testament to the fervor in which she became the character, as beautiful and heartbreaking as it is. It isn't often that you look at a character and see them completely, as raw and imperfect as they are. And that's what Natalie did. And that's why she deserves this award. 

Best Motion Picture ~ Comedy or Musical

Nominees:  The Kids are Alright, the Tourist, Burlesque, Red, Alice in Wonderland

And the winner is...

Alice in Wonderland

I loved this movie. I know that there are a lot of people out there with negative impressions, for whatever reason, but I truly loved it. Tim Burton {who I think is a genius} couldn't just retell the Disney version of the story. It was his responsibility {and the responsibility of the writer, of course} to reinterpret the story, and I think he did so beautifully.  It's not too "feel-good." Instead, it's dark and creepy and absolutely beautiful. Helena Bonham Carter is, in my opinion, one of the most underutilized actresses and a creative genius. Johnny Depp played the role of the Mad Hatter perfectly, and I don't know that I could ever imagine someone else playing the part in the future. And I guarantee you that this isn't the end ofMia Wasikowska's career. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture ~ Comedy or Musical

Nominees: Annette Benning, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone

And the winner is...

Emma Stone, Easy A

So, I know it's highly doubtful that Emma will win this award, but I adored her in this movie. I only saw it a few weeks ago and I kind of fell in love. She is just so cute and witty and great...a perfect actress. I don't know if any of you have ever read The Help {I highly recommend it}, but she is going to play one of the main roles. I truly believe that she is a major up-and-coming actress, and I can't wait to see what she does in the future.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture ~ Comedy or Musical

Nominees: Johnny Depp {times two}, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kevin Spacey

And the winner is...

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland

I love Johnny Depp. Let me repeat that: I love Johnny Depp.

So, I'm a little biased, but I really do think that he deserves this. He was incredible in that movie, so charming and sweet and crazy...I loved it {as you already know...}. There's not much more to say that that. 

That's all I have. I'm not much of a TV person, so if it were up to me to judge the winners for television, Glee and House would pretty much win everything.

Do you all agree with my choices? I admit that I haven't seen all of the movies nominated, but I think I've done pretty good this year. I'm very excited to watch the awards tomorrow night to see how I did!

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12 comments:

Megan said...

uggggh awards tomorrow night!! PLease god let me be able to access them via internet here in england or I will perish...

I've seen all the movies nominated (im a movie freak...that's what happens where your a product of the entertainment industry..takes over your life forever)

ANYWAY...

I'm going to go with Kings Speech for Best flick...although social network was AMAZING..Im thinking kings speech will take it..

Natalie Portman- agreed. She is flawless..as usual.

The Kids are Alright...it was just genius. Although,again Alice in Wonderland was superb.

Johnny Depp- Agreed. He is genius.

Julianne Moore- BUT my hubby and I both adored Emma Stone and I can see her taking it.

Oh this is fun..lets do more. (i'm lonely here in my love for movies)

Gwen said...

I agree with all of these except I havent seen Social Network so based on the options I would pick Black Swan although I am STILL very much unaware if I like it or not haha

I cant wait to watch!

Annie Joy said...

I haven't seen very many of them, but I am so looking forward to The King's Speech. Colin Firth is my favorite actor (ever since tv's Pride and Prejudice) and I understand that The King's Speech is a wonderful movie. BTW, have you read the newspaper reports about accusations of something like payola in regard to the Golden Globes? What a disappointment!

Jillian said...

great picks! i still need to see the kings speech and the social network. SO SO glad that they are making a film version of 'the help' i LOVED the book. cant wait to see the award show and the dresses :) xoxo jcd
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Beka said...

Johnny Depp---agree completely!!

Joelle said...

I haven't seen the King's Speech yet, though I imagine that you're right Megan.

And I hadn't heard of the payola lawsuit until you mentioned it Annie Joy...hopefully it's not true, but I guess we'll find out :(

Kimberli said...

My favorite was Easy A. Every once in awhile there comes a chick flick that even my boyfriend has to admit is awesome and that was it!

tBirdie said...

I agreed with your selections, I must see Black Swan, but Easy A was my fave sit on the couch & enjoy movie last year! :)

andrea said...

I still haven't seen Easy A but have heard nothing but great things about it! Must remember to add it to my Netflix que. And as for Black Swan? The boyfriend and I saw it today and HOLY SHIT. It was so creepy and awesome that I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it, haha.

Anne said...

Agree with everything you said (except I never saw Black Swan, or Easy A, but those actresses do seem awesome on the previews). Fun blog! Visiting from the LBS.

Hockey Wife said...

I watched all of these and it's a tough call. Easy A was funny but it wasn't groundbreaking. Alice in Wonderland was visually amazing and I love Johnny Depp but I'm not sure I liked that rendition so much. I loved Black Swan - Natalie and Mila were great. I was really into it the entire time. And I really liked The Social Network. Whoever the actor is that plays Mark is really, really good at playing that character. I loved his sense of humor! Not a huge JT fan though ...

Lovingly Simple said...

Hi! My pick is The King's Speech for Best Motion Picture and Colin Firth for Best Performance by an Actor. Loved that movie!!!