Award!! Award!! Patsy’s 2010 Golden Globes Predictions

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Ok kids, once again it’s time for Patsy’s Annual Golden Globes predictions. Last year we didn’t do so well and considering I haven’t seen a lot of the stuff nominated it’s unlikely I’ll do much better this time around. I must say I love the Globes even if Brangelina is a no show this year because it has awards, booze and celebrities which really is a genius combination if Mariah Carey is anything to go by. Adding to this salivating mix is The Office and Extra star Ricky Gervais who takes on hosting duties this year and if there’s one thing I might predict correctly: this show is set to be an absolute cracker. Right here goes:

The Hurt Locker, nominated for several Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Up in the Air

The Hurt Locker created a buzz at the Critic’s Choice Awards taking home the Best Picture over much lauded rival Avatar. It’s a war movie that offers an insightful perspective on Iraq and war movies and awards go together like peas and carrots as Forrest would say (Gump, not Whittaker). The win on Friday night is an indication that this film is a serious contender for plenty of awards, despite extremely stiff competition from the amazing Avatar and I feel it’ll have the slightest of edges come Sunday night.
Patsy’s Prediction:  The Hurt Locker

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia

I really think Nine might win this, purely because it’s got that stellar cast. There are so many famous people in Nine the 3rd AD was probably a celebrity. Julie and Julia may have received mixed reviews, but the critics loved Meryl and many movie fans called for an Oscar nomimation for Streep’s warm and engaging performance as Julia Child. The Hangover which has had huge popularity could have an outsider’s chance here but Nine will have to win some awards and has tougher competition in other categories.
Patsy’s Prediction: Nine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart
George Clooney for Up in the Air
Colin Firth for A Single Man
Morgan Freeman for Invictus
Tobey Maguire for Brothers

There are 3 serious contenders here. Tobey Maguire was good in Brothers but not Golden Globe Winner good and Clooney, who must be 2009’s Hardest Working Actor delivered in the delightful Up In The Air but stands little chance against the remaining nominees. I mean, Morgan Freeman is playing Nelson Mandela for Christ’s sakes! He would have that Globe in the bag if her weren’t up against Colin Firth, who is both wonderful and heart breaking in A Single Man and Jeff Bridges, who has blown everyone away with his performance as a broken down singer in Crazy Heart. Will any superficial similarity to The Wrestler hurt his chances? This is a hard one to call.
Patsy’s Prediction: I could be wrong, but I think Jeff Bridges will collect.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side
Helen Mirren for The Last Station
Carey Mulligan for An Education
Gabourey Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Every actress in this category is a strong contender and it’s almost impossible to say for certain who will take the spoils – but Hollywood has been raving about rising British star Carey Mulligan for a few months now. Sidibe and Bullock provide stiff competition. This could be the award that provides the biggest surprise of the night.
Patsy’s Prediction: 2010 is Carey Mulligan’s year.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Matt Damon for The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis for Nine
Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt for (500) Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man

I’d love to see RDJ win for Sherlock Holmes, not just because he was deliciously roguish as Sherlock Holmes but also because he is blimmin’ fit. This one is between him and Daniel Day, a man who seems to have a strong awards magnetism.
Patsy’s Prediction: Daniel Day Lewis (but wants Robert Downey Jnr to win)

Meryl Streep: Nominated for It's Complicated and Julie and Julia

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sandra Bullock for The Proposal
Marion Cotillard for Nine
Julia Roberts for Duplicity
Meryl Streep for It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

It’s Meryl vs Meryl here. I think Meryl might win.
Patsy’s Prediction: Meryl. Oh alright then – for Julie and Julia.

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

Matt Damon for Invictus
Woody Harrelson for The Messenger
Christopher Plummer for The Last Station
Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterds

Patsy really really wants the incomparable Stanley Tucci to win for The Lovely Bones. He really should. But he probably won’t. Bollocks anyway.
Patsy’s Predictions: It’ll probably be Christoph Waltz but I don’t know why. Even Matt Damon should win over him.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penélope Cruz for Nine
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air
Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Julianne Moore for A Single Man

Anna Kendrick has captured the attention of critics and movie-goers alike in Up In The Air and she’s one of the only Twilight crew that has really shown versatility. That’s just my humble opinion incase some R-Pattz fans decide to take me out. I think she’s a favourite here, but remember Oprah is a producer of Precious so it has to win something at the Globes because no one dares piss Oprah off. And by many accounts Mo’Nique gave a great performance. I’d love to see Julianne Moore win for her turn in A Single Man (why hasn’t this woman got more awards?!) but it seems every year she is nominated she has tough competition.
Patsy’s Prediction: Mo’Nique – she’s already winning awards for her performance.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
James Cameron for Avatar
Clint Eastwood for Invictus
Jason Reitman for Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

It’s Bigelow against Cameron here. And what’s brilliant is that they used to be married to each other. Well maybe not brilliant, but interesting nonetheless. Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds is good, but not one of his best and Reitman is talent personified but once again, it’s another tough category. Clint Eastwood’s for Invitcus would be a wonderful choice but it has not generated the same noise from critics as others have.
Patsy’s Prediction: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, but only if it trounces Avatar in the other catagories.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
District 9: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
The Hurt Locker: Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino
It’s Complicated: Nancy Meyers
Up in the Air: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Up in the Air’s screenplay is a little gem and it won a Critic’s Choice Award, but will it conquer the unstoppable Hurt Locker? District 9 has to win at least one Globe which might cost Up in the Air here.
Patsy’s Prediction : I’ll take a risk and say Up in the Air. It deserves to win.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Avatar: James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell(“I See You”)
Brothers: U2, Bono(“Winter”)
Crazy Heart: T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham(“The Weary Kind”)
Everybody’s Fine: Paul McCartney(“(I Want To) Come Home”)
Nine: Maury Yeston(“Cinema Italiano”)

James Horner is the Mac Daddy of scoring film and probably has won more awards than he has had hot dinners, but this time he is up against a Beatle and Bono. But the best song of the lot has got to be The Weary Kind and as everyone is currently all over Crazy Heart T-Bone Burnett’s work stands a serious chance.
Patsy’s Prediction: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)

James Cameron's masterpiece: Avatar

James Cameron's masterpiece: Avatar

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Avatar: James Horner
The Informant!: Marvin Hamlisch
A Single Man: Abel Korzeniowski
Up: Michael Giacchino
Where the Wild Things Are: Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek

Up has beautiful music but James Horner’s powerful score for Avatar is worth a nod, and the film has to win a Golden Globe or two – without Special Effects the film will not win as many as people think it will.
Patsy’s Prediction: Avatar (James Horner)

Best Animated Film
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Cloudy… and Coraline were two of last year’s best flicks if a little bit dark (as was The Fantastic Mr. Fox) but everyone, especially Awards Peoples loves a Pixar film.
Patsy’s Prediction: Up

Best Foreign Language Film
Los abrazos rotos
Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
La nana
Un prophète

I won’t lie to you, I’ve never even heard of these films although I am a fan of foreign films in general. In fact I’ve starred in a few in my heyday but that’s a story for another time. So I’ll just plump for the one that won at Critic’s Choice because I haven’t a clue.
Patsy’s Prediction: Los abrazos rotos – if it was a favouite with critics the HFP will probably go for it too.

Mad Men: A Golden Globe contender

The devastatingly hip Mad Men

Best Television Series – Drama
“Big Love”
“House M.D.”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

I could be really predictable and say either House or Mad Men, both great shows. But True Blood has a strong follow and Dexter is a cult favourite so either could cause an surprise.
Patsy’s Predictions: I’ll say Dexter, I think it’s about time it was recognised by the Hollywood Foreign Press after 7 nominations.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Modern Family”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

As much as I love 30 Rock, I am sick of it winning everything. Glee is musically fabulous but it’s plots are weak, Modern Family, while not what one would call ground breaking comedy has it’s moments and could win here but I’ve a sinking feeling Tiny Fey’s comedy will win it’s 107th Globe.
Patsy’s Prediction: Oh feck it – Glee then. It did well at People’s Choice.

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore as Big Edie and Little Edie Beale

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore: nominated for Grey Gardens

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Georgia O’Keeffe
Grey Gardens
Into the Storm
Little Dorrit
Taking Chance

I am a big big fan of Grey Gardens, having seen it for the first time at Christmas. It’s won almost every award it was up for, even Ken Howard got an Emmy and he must have been on screen for less than 10 minutes. No point in looking at the other nominees, Grey Gardens has this one.
Patsy’s Prediction: Grey Gardens

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon for Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh for “Wallander”
Chiwetel Ejiofor for Endgame
Brendan Gleeson for Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons for Georgia O’Keeffe
Branagh and Gleeson are my two favourites here, although I have always had a soft spot for Jeremy Irons. Thing is Georgia O’Keefe seems like a poisoned chalice where awards are concerned and Branagh/Gleeson have already won awards for their performances which bodes well for Sunday night.
Patsy’s Prediction: Kenneth Branagh to shade it over Brendan Gleeson

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

Joan Allen for Georgia O’Keeffe
Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange for Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver for Prayers for Bobby

It’s disappointing Georgia O’Keefe got it’s ass whooped by Grey Gardens at every awards bash, but the latter is infinitely better. Drew really should win for her performance as Little Edie Beale but critics love Ms Lange.
Patsy’s Prediction: Jessica Lange

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”
Steve Carell for “The Office”
David Duchovny for “Californication”
Thomas Jane for “Hung”
Matthew Morrison for “Glee”

Love Matthew Morrison as well as the talented David Duchovny and Steve Carrell. Don’t watch Hung, although I’ve heard good things. And see my earlier 30 Rock rant if you’re wondering why I am not bigging up Alec Baldwin. There’s no one here who really stands out for me.
Patsy’s Prediction: That around the time they announce this award I’ll be filling the kettle. Erm… Thomas Jane (why not?)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Toni Collette for “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox for “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey for “30 Rock”
Lea Michele for “Glee”

Toni Collette beat hot favourites at the Emmys for United States of Tara and she could do the same at the Globes – but then Tina Fey can never be ruled out and Edie Falco’s dark, pill popping morally corrupt Nurse Jackie has garnered a lot of critical interest.
Patsy’s Prediction: Toni Collette

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker for “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall for “Dexter”
Jon Hamm for “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie for “House M.D.”
Bill Paxton for “Big Love”

I bet others predicting the outcome of the Golden Globes will say Michael C. Hall for Dexter. And Jon Hamm + Hugh Laurie ÷ Hollywood Foreign Press = 0. So who wins then?
Patsy’s Prediction: Michael C. Hall because Dexter is really really good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close for “Damages”
January Jones for “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin for “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer”

I haven’t seen The Good Wife yet, but Julianna Margulies looks quite good in it. If the 30 second ad for the show is anything to go by, she should win. Frankly I think she’s owed a Globe by the Hollywood Foreign Press, given how she was blatently ROBBED the year Snakes on a Plane came out. Kyra Sedgwick is nominated too often for The Closer, at this stage they should just give her one (an award that is, you sick minded lot).
Patsy’s Prediction: January Jones – because if Mad Men don’t win anything, I’ll expect the sky to fall.

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

Michael Emerson for “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris for “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt for “Damages”
John Lithgow for “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven for “Entourage”

It’s about time Neil Patrick Harris won an award for the hilarious How I Met Your Mother. That is all.
Patsy’s Prediction: Neil Patrick Harris – unless the HFO have a thing about rival awards presenters winning one of their awards.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams for “Hung”
Rose Byrne for “Damages”
Jane Lynch for “Glee”
Janet McTeer for Into the Storm
Chloë Sevigny for “Big Love”

Jane Lynch is fab as acerbic gym teacher Sue in Glee and I think she’ll have it tough against Janet McTeer and Rose Byrne. Glee has got to win a GG or I’ll eat my Phillip Tracey.
Patsy’s Prediction: Jane Lynch

So what about you? Who do you want to win what and why? Leave a comment!


~ by patsystone on January 16, 2010.

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