Patsy’s 2011 Golden Globes Predictions & Winners (Updated)

•January 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

Fortified with my morning Stoli enhanced smoothie I’m ready to start my annual Golden Globes predictions. I don’t feel this was a stellar year for film but there are some wonderful actors and directors finally within a hair’s breadth of clenching a big award this year and for that I’m happy. Globes is a great night of the year, and not just because it’s the only time you’ll ever see a size zero starlet quaffing Moet and chomping on 1/12 of a bread roll (they really let themselves go at the Globes) but because it brings the mediums of film and TV together for a fantastic awards show. I also look forward to seeing how many people Ricky Gervais can piss off again this year and I hope you’ll be watching – and drinking – along with me. Here goes with the most brutal predictions you’ll see on the ‘net and  during the show I’ll put up all the winners from the night.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan


The Fighter

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

The public loved it, the critics loved it, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t love it – but Fincher’s The Social Network was one of the highlights of 2010 and I think it’s strong enough to hold off the other contenders. For some reason I can’t shake the feeling Inception might cause a shock here. The other three are stellar films all worthy of winning this award but I genuinely don’t feel they hold the same level of fan/critic appeal that Social Network and Inception do.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Social Network

WINNER: The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids Are All Right


The Tourist

This category is quite frankly, cack. I mean Burlesque? The Tourist?? Popcorn flicks should not get nommed for Globes and the heart-warming + funny The Kids Are All Right will walk away with this one.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Kids Are All Right

WINNER: The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Mirren was the Queen in 2007, Colin will be the King in 2011. There’s a little bit of noise starting to build in this category for James Franco in 127 Hours, but I don’t see it happening.

Patsy’s Prediction: Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

WINNER: Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan, Fox Searchlight

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

While I feel the movie failed to live up to the hype, (judge for yourselves on January 21st when it’s released, or if you are buds with the IT bloke at work, ask him to burn it off his hard drive, he’ll have it) Natalie Portman is a lethal combination of beauty, fragility and devastation in Black Swan and has Golden Globe winner written all over her.

Patsy’s Prediction: Natalie Portman/Black Swan

WINNER: Natalie Portman/Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or 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

Alice in Wonderland was fantastic flick, although it divided many who thought it was little more than another Depp/Burton lovefest. Feel that way you may, but Johnny Depp brought sinister and soul to the Mad Hatter and while Kevin Spacey is a strong runner here I feel this one is going to Depp.

Patsy’s Prediction: Johnny Depp/Alice in Wonderland

WINNER: Paul Giamatti/Barney’s Version

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or 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

If there’s a fight for the title, it’s between Bening and Moore but Bening was star of the show in this heart warming indie flick. Can I get an amen for the genius who first conceived the idea to partner her with Julianne M?!

PS: Special mention to Emma Stone in Easy A – she’s one to watch.

Patsy’s Prediction: Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

Winner: Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Everyone is talking about Andrew Garfield’s performance in The Social Network as a strong contender for this, but I don’t see it. This one is between Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush, both of whom should really win more awards and I think Bale’s just about a certainty. Winning a Critic’s Choice on Friday night won’t have hurt his chances either.

Patsy’s Prediction: Christian Bale/The Fighter

WINNER: Christian Bale/The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Melissa Leo is the odds-on favourite to steal this one away, and after Frozen River, I cannot see her being robbed on a second occasion. Although the same could be said for Ms Adams who like her co-star delivered a fine performance in The Fighter. I still see this one going to Melissa Leo however.

Patsy’s Prediction: Melissa Leo/The Fighter

WINNER: Melissa Leo/The Fighter

Best Director – Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David O’Russell, The Fighter

It has to be Fincher although Aronovsky stands a firm chance – I don’t believe Black Swan is his best work though. Christopher Nolan, a favourite of many a buff could shock the lot and take the spoils here.

Patsy’s Prediction: David Fincher/The Social Network

WINNER: David Fincher/The Social Network

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

127 Hours

The Social Network, Columbia Pictures


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin wrote The Social Network. Yes, that’s why it was so blimmin’ good. Remember the opening dialogue – did any of you feel like it was a conversation between Josh and Donna in the West Wing? Has to win or everyone in the HFPA should be spanked.

Patsy’s Prediction: Aaron Sorkin/The Social Network

WINNER: Aaron Sorkin/The Social Network


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Bound to You – Burlesque

Coming Home’ – Country Strong

I See the Light – Tangled

There’s a Place for Us – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque

I’m hoping Cher, because You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me is a great song, if not award winning. Just as long as it’s not bloody Gwyneth with her bloody country and western tune. What the hell is all that about, some new sort of fad since she got sick of us taking the mick out of Goop?

Patsy’s Prediction: Burlesque – You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me (Cher)

WINNER: Burlesque – You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me (Cher)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

127 Hours

Alice in Wonderland


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

For someone who is rubbish at predicting these things, I’m usually on the money with the winner for Best Original Score. This year I’m tied because I see it as a two horse race between Desplat who scored The King’s Speech and Reznor who scored The Social Network. I’d like to be right on this one so I’d love to see it go to Trent Reznor.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Social Network

WINNER: The Social Network

Best Animated Film

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3

Can it be anything but Toy Story 3? Nothing held a candle to it this season and mark my words, this one will be one of the strongest nominees for Best Picture come awards time.

Patsy’s Prediction: Toy Story 3

WINNER: Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film


The Concert

The Edge

I Am Love

In a Better World

At the time of writing I’ve yet to view any foreign language films this year, which I’m hoping to do between now and the Oscars so I’m replying on hype for this one. Biutiful has an impressive cast which includes the wonderful Javier Bardem and Oscar nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu but I Am Love is one many feel is cruelly underrated. I’ll cross my fingers and go for the former.

Patsy’s Prediction: Biutiful

WINNER: In A Better World

Best Television Series – Drama

Boardwalk Empire HBO

Boardwalk Empire


The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

OK, I haven’t seen Boardwalk Empire but I’ve heard good things about it plus Steve Buscemi is in it, so I know it’s good. It sounds like one of those shows the HFPA will be all over so I’ll throw my (minimal) weight behind this one. I’d love to say Mad Men but they have won 3 consecutive times.

Patsy’s Prediction: Boardwalk Empire WINNER: Boardwalk Empire

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C


Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

I would really hate to see the predictable Glee or 30 Rock win this, the last seasons of these shows aren’t even trying – there I said it. Hate mail me all you like, I shan’t change my mind. Modern Family is a fantastic comedy and has picked up even more attention this season from fans and critics alike, so I’d love to see it rewarded.

Patsy’s Prediction: Modern Family


Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


The Pacific HBO

The Pacific

The Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don’t Know Jack

Not living in the States or worked out how to get around Hulu I haven’t seen any of these at all (The Pacific was shown over this side of the pond but remains the lone exception). You Don’t Know Jack looks a worthy contender for this from what I’ve read about it, having Al Pacino star couldn’t hurt it either. But epic series The Pacific from the creators of Band of Brothers has been an awards favourite and I think it’ll edge out Pacino’s production in this category.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Pacific

WINNER: Carlos

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian McShane, The Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Edgar Ramirez would be a fantastic choice here, but I believe he is the underdog. Pacino and McShane are the front runners here and a side note – great to see the fantastic Idris Elba get a nod for Luther – although I don’t think it’s his year.

Patsy’s Prediction: Al Pacino/You Don’t Know Jack

WINNER: AL Pacino/You Don’t Know Jack

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Hayley Atwell, The Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Judi Dench, Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Cranford has got folks yapping on both sides of the pond and has been received scores of award nominations, Judi Dench seems the obvious choice here, although she faces competition from rival Claire Danes for Temple Grandin.

Patsy’s Prediction: Judi Dench/Cranford

WINNER: Claire Danes/Temple Grandin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

I have long stopped caring who gets nominated or who wins this category because it’s usually the same people every year and more or less the same winner (Alec has won this three times but it feels like more). So I’m going for him because Steve Carell isn’t that funny anymore, Matthew Morrison was never able to act or be funny, Jim Parsons has a shot but I think it’ll be another predictable year for this category.

Patsy’s Prediction: Alec Baldwin/30 Rock

WINNER: Jim Parsons/The Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Lea Michele, Glee

Toni Collette won this last year and The United States of Tara while good, has not done anything spectacular this year; the latter also true of Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock). And I can’t stand Lea Michele – can you imagine how unbearable she’d be if she won a Golden Globe? So who does that leave? Oh, Laura Linney. Love her, I’m going for her.

Patsy’s Prediction: Laura Linney/The Big C

WINNER: Laura Linney/The Big C

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

At this point I’d say Hugh Laurie shouldn’t even bother showing up, he’s won two and he ain’t getting no more, despite the continual nominations. Jon Hamm has been pretty damn sexy amazing in Season 4 of Mad Men so it’s a deserved win if he gets it. I’d just like to see the Globes maintain the edgy rep and pick someone else, like Bryan Cranston.

Patsy’s Prediction: Bryan Cranston/Breaking Bad

WINNER: Steve Buscemi/Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Elisabeth Moss is the outstanding nominee here, but few truly consider her a female lead on Mad Men – that position has previously been awarded to Miss January Jones. Julianna is a recent winner, Kyra is a past winner also so I have a feeling the HFPA will be feeling generous and offer the prize to someone new. Moss hasn’t won a Globe; it’s about time she did.

Patsy’s Prediction: Elisabeth Moss/Mad Men – WINNER Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

David Straithairn, Temple Grandin

I would rather love this one to go to the deliciously witty Chris Colfer who as Kurt in Glee outbitches even myself – no mean feat I can assure you. While he has been the runaway star this season, I feel the HFPA will plump for an actor in a more dramatic role and throw it to Straithairn for Temple Grandin, although Noth shouldn’t be ruled out. Oh, and WTF is Scott Caan doing in this category?

Patsy’s Prediction: David Straithairn/Temple Grandin

WINNER: Chris Colfer/Glee

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

I have a feeling it’s Jane Lynch’s year, in 2010 a lot were left shocked when she missed out on this one. While I’d love to see Sofia Vergara pick this one up, she’s a first timer who needs another GG nomination under her belt before she triumphs. Another trophy for Sue Sylvester to add to her collection.

Patsy’s Prediction: Jane Lynch/Glee

WINNER: Jane Lynch/Glee


It’s Splitsville for couples Speidi, Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson

•May 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

We’re only happy about one of these splits. And it’s Spencer “Aptly named” Pratt and Heidi Moonboobs. Not that we ever loved Gavin and Charlotte but you know, there’s kids involved there.

Yes it’s true darlings, the Twitts Pratts have called it a day as have Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson. Since the latter one is the latest story we’ll talk about that one first. The News of the World exclusively revealed today the couple are to split after 5 years and  two children, Ruby and Dexter. Gavin has reportedly moved out of the £1.2 million mansion the couple share after telling friends: “It’s over”. A source told NOTW:

“It is an incredibly sad state of affairs. Both Gavin and Charlotte are deeply distraught.

“But after a lot of soul-searching, they realised this is the best course of action for them and the children. It was a mutual decision.” Yeah I’m sure….

The news comes after the couple announced their engagement 6 weeks ago while Charlotte appeared as a judge on BBC 1’s Over the Rainbow and Gavin appeared falling out of many pubs *Quelle Suprise* Although it’s sad when a long term couple splits, we are glad Char has finally ditched Tango Man. Onwards and upwards lady.

Kudos freisin for Heidi Montag, who dumped her total penis of a husband, Spencer Pratt as according to her bezzie mate (who of course blabbed all to TMZ) he was holding her hostage from friends and family. Methinks him calling her mum a “vagina” a few weeks ago prolly pushed her over the edge. Still, we’ll imagine this will all be great material for when Montag starts filming her new reality TV show in July. Or am I just getting cynical in my old age….?!

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Corey Haim dead at 38; accidental overdose suspected

•March 10, 2010 • 1 Comment

Some sad news today.

Corey Haim, former star of The Lost Boys and BFF of Corey Feldman was found dead in his apartment in the early hours of this morning. LAPD sources told website that they believe his death was caused by an accidental overdose. Several bottles of prescription drugs were found in the actor’s home.

Haim had been in and out of rehab many times battling addiction but claimed recently he was doing well when asked if he was sober.

Corey shot to fame in the 1980s alongside other stars such as Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Charlie Sheen but was best known for his role in The Lost Boys and dating Victoria Beckham briefly. His career had sadly been on the downslide for a number of years until he teamed up with friend Feldman to star in reality TV show “The Two Coreys”. Prior to his death he had been involved in numerous projects.

RIP Corey.

Patsy’s 2010 Oscar Predictions

•March 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Every movie fan, critic and bookmaker has been debating who will be the big winners at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.  It’s Cameron v Bigelow, Avatar v Hurt Locker, and Meryl vs Sandra. It’s not what one would dub a vintage year for film, but there’s been a few little gems and some of the Oscar wins are too close to call. Let’s see if Patsy Stone can fare any better this year than last:

Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges is the front runner here for his turn in Crazy Heart and at this point should be doing the rounds with a wheelbarrow given the number of awards he’s won for his performance as Bad Blake. While in another year you would gift that statue to any of the four other contenders – there has been a lot of noise about Colin Firth and Jeremy Renner in particular, Bridges has taken the spoils at almost every major awards ceremony and not a single contender is close on his heels. The term “shoe-in” is an understatement.
Patsy’s Prediction: Jeff Bridges

Best Actress:
I’ve a feeling there could an upset in this category –  Meryl Streep‘s  performance as Julia Child was faultless. Then again the Academy might just stick with being predictable this year and go with Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. Bullock who is one of three first time nominees is Hollywood’s Prom Queen this year and thanks to popularity may just shade it. But if Streep picks up Oscar No: 3, remember I did say she might. Personally if I had to pick, it’d be between Streep and Gabourey Sidibe.
Patsy’s Prediction: Probably Sandra.  But maybe Meryl.

Best Supporting Actor:
In the week leading up to the Oscars, there has been talk of the dark horses in this catagory – namely Matt Damon for Invictus and Woody Harrelson in The Messenger. But logic suggest this one is Inglorious Basterds Christoph Waltz‘s for the taking on Sunday night…basically because he’s won everything. Despite the dark horses, Waltz has a clear lead on other contenders.
Patsy’s Prediction: Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress:
Another award that’s a shoe-in for one contender, yet at the same time it’s hard to overlook the others. Anna Kendrick proved her acting chops in Up In The Air and would be an interesting choice…but then along came Precious and Mo’Nique’s devastating performance as an abusive mother. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a possibility but ultimately faces too stiff a competition. This one, deservedly, will go to Mo’Nique.
Patsy’s Prediction: Mo’Nique

Best Director:
The one every movie buff has been debating since awards season kicked off. Will it go to James Cameron for the revolutionary Avatar – or his ex wife Katheryn Bigelow, for powerful war film The Hurt Locker? Since Katheryn’s win would make her the first female ever to win this award, methinks that factor will sway it for the Academy – but it’ll be neck and neck.
Patsy’s Prediction: Katheryn Bigelow

Best Picture:
For the first time there is 10 picture nominations in this category. Despite excellent competition it might as well have been between 2 – it’s Avatar vs The Hurt Locker. The latter has picked up momentum on the awards circuit of late and Best Film along with Best Director are the strongest categories for a win. Even the bookies can’t predict this one so I’m a bit stumped. But if Bigelow gets best director, maybe they might hand this one to James Cameron for Avatar.
Patsy’s Prediction: Avatar

Best Original Screenplay:
Luckily for The Hurt Locker it’s not against Up In The Air here so it stands a decent chance of bringing this one home. But the wickedly delightful Basterds screenplay has more than a possibility of taking this away from Hurt Locker and I wouldn’t bat a false eyelash if it did.
Patsy’s Prediction: What the hell…Inglorious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Without a doubt this one should really go to Reitman and Turner’s Up In The Air. But I need to stretch this to more than one line so considering the other nominees Nick Hornby’s An Education would be a good choice too.
Patsy’s Prediction: Up in the Air

Best Animated Feature:
Before I saw Up I would have thought Coraline had it in the bag. But it seems critics loved it, movie goers and voters it seems: not so much. Pixar pretty much own this category and Up is one of their best animated films for a long while so it’s a no-brainer. The Fantastic Mr. Fox has the slightest of chances here too.
Patsy’s Prediction: Up

Best Foreign Film:
There has been a lot of talk about Un Prophete among the critics and rightly so, after it picked up a host of awards across Europe. However Das Weisse Band won the Palm D’or and a Golden Globe – based on win history you could see Un Prophete losing out to it’s rival nominee.
Patsy’s Prediction: Das Weisse Band

Best Original Song:
I don’t know about you lot, but I hate when they do the film songs bit. It’s like an upgraded version of Eurovision sans Wogan. But every now and then there’s a gem or two in this category and T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham’s The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart) is indeed a gem. Randy Newman has 2 nominations here but I’ll lose the will to live if the Academy give it to him.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)

Best Original Score:
Michael Giacchino’s Up seems to be the score in the lead here with a rake of wins. Avatar is running close behind – it is James Horner after all, and the man has shamefully only won 2 Oscars. But I don’t expect surprises in this category and Avatar will clean up elsewhere.
Patsy’s Predictions: Up (Michael Giacchino)

Best Visual Effects:
There are only three nominees here and one of ’em is Avatar (The other two are District Nine and Star Trek). So…..
Patsy’s Predictions: Avatar

Best Cinematography:
This will be an interesting one, even for those of you who watch only to see what actor/film/director wins what. Das Weisse Band has been heralded as the one that should win by critics and cinematographers alike – in fact it recently won an award from the American Society of Cinematographers….but then there’s Avatar. While undoubtedly the latter film will trounce others in most awards it faces a tougher competition ina category like this and it’ll be interesting to see what way Academy voters swing.
Patsy’s Prediction: Avatar (but if the Academy is feeling a mite rebellious…Das Weisse Band)

Best Editing:
This is yet another 2 horse race between The Hurt Locker and Avatar and given that the former feature picked up a prestigious ACE for editing, I’m inclined to believe Hurt’s Chris Innis and Bob Murawsk will need to make room for Oscar on their respective mantelpieces.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Hurt Locker

Best Art Direction:
Avatar has made awards like Art Direction self-guaranteed- and there’s few films that can touch it. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is another visually stunning film but doesn’t stand a chance against Cameron’s masterpiece.
Patsy’s Prediction: Avatar

Best Costume Design:
Unless there is a particularly strong contender, it seems period flicks always win this one. And what do you know – we have a period flick! Love the elegant style of Coco Before Chanel but The Young Victoria will leave it in the dust.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Young Victoria

Best Make-Up:
Another short category with only three nominees – Il Divo, Star Trek and The Young Victoria. As the English period feature was the only one to win a major (BAFTA) for Make-Up it’ll most likely pick up the Oscar here too.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Young Victoria

Best Sound Mixing:
Avatar has already won a CAS and a Golden Reel for Sound Mixing and Editing and there’s really no one stronger than it this year.
Patsy’s Prediction: Avatar

Best Sound Editing:
It’s not always the case that the same film will win both Sound Mixing and Editing but Avatar will likely be an exception to that rule.
Patsy’s Predictions: Once again…Avatar

Best Short Film (Animated):
I’m slightly biased with this one: I really want Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty to win, it’s Irish and a quirky little short with stunning visuals but it’s up against Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (great title). And as Nick Park is the Daddy of animated shorts the other nominees stand little chance against him, even though some of them such as Logorama is extremely enjoyable.
Patsy’s Predictions: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Short Film (Live Action):
I’ll be straight up here: Not seen a single one of these short films. But I have been looking at how they’ve done at other awards ceremonies and who the critics think might win the award and it’s all about Kavi, a tale of a young boy forced into slave labour in India. Sounds like a riot….The Door is another short with more than a chance in this category and I’ve heard nothing but good about it.
Patsy’s Prediction: Maybe it’s wrong that “child with dreams+India+forced into indecent labour” screams SLUMDOG!!! to me and therefore shouldn’t win but given I haven’t seen the film that’s my initial take on what I’ve heard. Kavi will probably win but The Door sounds like a far more interesting choice.

Best Documentary (Short):
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant is a truly fascinating and insightful documentary given the current global economic climate and has garnered fantastic reviews thus far. However China’s Unnatural Disaster, the story of the 2008 earthquake in China is powerful, harrowing and surely brought a tear to the eye of the most hard hearted viewer. The Last Campaign is another nominee that provoked great debate on the subject of assisted suicide, but considering the subject matter has a political backdrop and the Academy’s hesitance to “go there” it’ll likely lose out.
Patsy’s Predictions: China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

Best Documentary (Feature):
The Most Dangerous Man In America
carries some clout here with it’s win at the National Board of Review. But I’m wary to back a win for any film up against one that’s sad with kids/dolphins in it – and  Which Way Home, a story of Mexican child migrants is a fellow contender. Speaking of dolphins, movie buffs are calling this award for The Cove, which has 23 award wins this season and remains the most honoured documentary of 2009/2010 – I think they might be right on the money.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Cove

A Day Which Will Live in Infamy: Cheryl Cole (soon to be Tweedy) announces seperation from Ashley

•February 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Do your remember where you were when you heard the news?

Cheryl Cole’s Management finally announced the news this afternoon that the Girls Aloud singer has seperated from her rotten, lying cheating scumbag husband. Cheryl, 26, who left the United Kingdom last week for LA after her performance at the Brits returned this morning just as her rotten, lying, cheating, scumbag husband departed the country, fearful his wife would hobble him permanently after she  learned explicit images of Ashley had been sent from a mobile phone to several women. Since the allegations first appeared in a national tabloid newspaper, other women have come forward and stated they had slept with Ashley. The footballer has denied all claims (well he would, wouldn’t he?). The Sun Newspaper revealed last weekend Cheryl texted Ashley from LA and told him to move out before she returned home. This afternoon, shortly after 4PM, Supersonic Management issued the following press release:

“Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole. Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time.

We have no further comment to make.”

As a nation – several nations in fact – cheer and applaud loudly at the news Cheryl finally got sense, one has to feel sorry for the poor love. Cheryl, whenever you’re feeling up to it, I’m throwing you a divorce party. I’m off to open a bottle of Bolly.

STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING! The 2010 Oscar Nominations are announced!

•February 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Anne Hathaway and Academy president Tom Sherak announced the Oscar Nominations this morning.  Tres predictable after the Golden Globes and the SAGs but there have been a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Avatar, The Hurt Locker and Up In The Air have done well with numerous nominations, however none for Julianne Moore (sad face) for her role in A Single Man or Saoirse Ronan for The Lovely Bones. No nod for Clint either for directing Invictus. The Oscars take place on March 7th.

Here’s the full list of noms – Cinematography, Foreign Film n’ all…after you’ve done reading, leave us a comment? Good choices for nominations or was some actor of film FUCKING ROBBED? Share. We care.

Best Supporting Actress:
Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
Mo’Nique (Precious)

Best Supprting Actor:

Matt Damon (Invictus)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
George Clooney (Up In The Air)
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

Best Actress:
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)

Best Director:
James Cameron (Avatar)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Lee Daniels (Precious)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)
Jason Reitman (Up In The Air)

Best Picture (10 nominations):
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up In The Air

Best Animated Feature:

The Princess & The Frog
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Secret Of Kells

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Neil Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, District 9
Neil Hornby, An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, In The Loop
Geofrey Fletcher, Precious
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air

Best Original Screenplay:
Mark Boall, The Hurt locker
Quentin Tarentino, Inglourious Basterds
Joel And Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Up

Art Direction:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Costume Design:
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Young Victoria

Documentary Feature:

Burma VJ
The Cove
Food Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Documentary Short:

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of A GM Plant
Music By Prudence
Rabbit A La Berlin

Film Editing:

District 9
The Hurt Locker
INglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Foreign Language Film:

El Secreto
Desus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
The White Ribbon

Music: Original Song:

The Princess and The Frog – Almost There
The Princess and the Frog – Down In New Orleans
Paris 36 – Loin de Panane
Nine – Take It All
Crazy Heart – The Weary Kind

Music: Original Score:

Fantastic Mr Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes

Best Visual Effects:

District 9
Star Trek

Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Short Film: Live Action:

The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Short Film: Animated:
French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady And The Reaper
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Sound Editing:
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

Achievement In Sound Mixing:
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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