The Golden Globe Awards is coming up this Sunday, and I am quite excited! Igwe is more of a Grammy Awards person, while I’m more of a Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and of course, Oscar Awards type of person. That’s where all the fun stuff is. I think this is the first time I have watched quite a number of the nominated movies. And I am doubly excited that funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting. It’ll be live on Sunday, January 13th 2012 at 8pm Eastern Time on NBC.
There are a lot of categories, but these are the ones I am most interested in and rooting for:
1. Best Motion Picture
Argo, Django Unchained, and Lincoln: I cannot decide what movie I’m rooting for because these three movies are great. I did not watch Life Of Pi, and I don’t think I’ll still see it in the theater. I’ll wait for it to come on DVD. I haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty either, but that’s because it’s not yet out in my area; it comes out tomorrow, January 13th, and I’ll definitely watch it then. Wait, on second thoughts, I’ll go with Lincoln. No wait, maybe Django. No, Lincoln. Hell, I don’t know!
2. Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln: This is the only movie I saw in this list. The rest are Abbitrage, The Sessions, The Master, and Flight. I heard Flight was really nice, too (with Denzel Washington), but I never made it to see it, so I’ll wait for it to come to DVD, too.
3. Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Silver Linings Playbook: This is the only movie I saw on the list, and I (we) absolutely loved it. It tackled the delicate issue of mental illness, but it was seasoned with humor – in a satirical way. And it had romance, too. Was definitely very entertaining.
4. Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook: Once again, I’m rooting for Silver Linings Playbook. From this list, I also saw Hope Springs with Meryl Streep. Meryl did a fantastic job – when doesn’t she? – but I pick Jennifer for this category. I just loved seeing her in this crazy role.
5. Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook: This is the only movie I saw from this list, so by default, he is my choice. That said, it was really nice seeing Bradley in a role that I consider a bit challenging. I know that when his name comes up, most people think of Hang Over, but he’s done a number of other serious roles/movies, like Limitless and Words.
6. Best Animated Feature Film
Brave – This is the only movie I saw out of this list, so of course, I pick it. That said, I actually loved it. I even cried at the end of the movie. Hey, her mother was a bear! So yes, I cried.
7. Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Sally Field – Lincoln: This was the only movie I saw from the list, so I’m rooting for Sally Field. I wouldn’t take it personally though if she doesn’t win.
8. Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained and Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained: This is a really, really tough one. Another person that was also nominated in a movie I watched is Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln. They all did great, but I’ll have to go with Django. The problem now is deciding if I’m gonna vote for Leonardo DiCaprio or Christoph Waltz … cheiiii. They both did phenomenally well. Arrrrgh. Okay, I’ll go with Christoph Waltz. But if he doesn’t win, then I choose Leonardo DiCaprio. Too difficult. I wish them both the best.
9. Best Director – Motion Picture
Stephen Spielberg for Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained: These are the two movies I’m rooting for. I also saw Ben Afleck’s Argo, and honestly, these three movies were greatly directed. But I’m rooting for Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino.
10. Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained: This has to go as my number one for this category. The other movies I’ve seen in this category are Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, and Lincoln. I enjoyed every one of these movies, but I’m choosing Django because it’s a fictional movie (unlike Lincoln and Argo), which were based on real-life happenings. Silver Linings Playbook was also nice, but I’ll pick Django over it for screenplay.
11. Best Television Series
Definitely Homeland. I looooovvvvvveeeeee it. Newsroom – which I also watch – was nominated, and while I love it for its wit and sarcasm, I pick Homeland for its drama, suspense, and action.
Check out the rest of the nominees at the Golden Globes site. Meanwhile, who are you rooting for?