2013 Golden Globe Predictions: There, I said it.

January 8th, 2013 at 12:58 pm by under THRS Movie Reviews

Me in my office with my piece of the OSCARS 2000 red carpet. A story for another day. :-)

For as long as I can remember, I have loved Hollywood’s awards season.  I have slept on the street to be a “bleacher creature” and sit along the sideline of the Oscar red carpet waiting for my favorite actor to walk by — knowing he was going to win that year, and he did! (For the record: Kevin Spacey, American Beauty.)Not long after that, I became a Red Carpet Producer while working at CNN and was fortunate to work the carpet for Oscars, Emmys, American Music Awards and more.  I love movies!  I love reviewing movies!  And I love awards shows!  So, now with the Golden Globes approaching, I’m happy to run through the nominees and my choice for winners!

SIDE NOTE: I will be tweeting (find us on twitter: HR_Show) during the awards and the pre-show on WAVY-TV this Sunday night using #HRSHOWglobes.  Join the conversation!

2013 Golden Globes Motion Picture Nominees and my choices to win in RED (UPDATE, actual winners when different in BLUE):

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    ARGO Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures  (I am thrilled that this won!  I didn’t think it had the momentum, given the snub by Academy voters days before!)

b.    DJANGO UNCHAINED The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company/Sony Pictures Releasing

c.    LIFE OF PI Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox

d.    LINCOLN DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox; Touchstone Pictures – The script, direction, and acting along with setting, costume, relavance seem to be the perfect formula. sc

e.    ZERO DARK THIRTY Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    Jessica Chastain  –   ZERO DARK THIRTY — She absolutely has the momentum going into the awards ceremony.  She will be nominated for an Oscar on Thursday, and this performance is so polar opposite from the role that earned her an Oscar nomination last year, The Help. sc

b.    Marion Cotillard – RUST AND BONE

c.    Helen Mirren – HITCHCOCK

d.    Naomi Watts  – THE IMPOSSIBLE

e.    Rachel Weisz – THE DEEP BLUE SEA

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA|

a.    Daniel Day-Lewis  – LINCOLN – Such a TOUGH choice for actors this year, but Daniel Day-Lewis has to be the frontrunner when you break out drama and comedy or musical categories like the Globes do.  There was never a moment in that three-hour film that I wasn’t completely believing I was watching Lincoln. sc

b.    Richard Gere – ARBITRAGE

c.    John Hawkes  – THE SESSIONS

d.    Joaquin Phoenix – THE MASTER

e.    Denzel Washington – FLIGHT

4.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 
 Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures

b.    LES MISERABLES Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions; Universal Pictures

c.    MOONRISE KINGDOM Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features

d.    SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN CBS Films; CBS Films

e.    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Marigold Hotel and Les Mis, but this film and the dialogue and the range of actors in these performaces.  Stunning.  Particularly telling that none of my three faves here earned nominations for Director. sc

5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    Emily Blunt – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

b.    Judi Dench – THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

c.    Jennifer Lawrence  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – From The Hunger Games to this stellar performance (comedy, drama, physical), Lawrence has shown acting chops and box office draw.  It’s her year.  sc

d.    Maggie Smith – QUARTET

e.    Meryl Streep  – HOPE SPRINGS

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    Jack Black  – BERNIE

b.    Bradley Cooper  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

c.    Hugh Jackman  – LES MISERABLES – I adore Ewan McGregor and he was really good in The Impossible, but Jackman will take this far and away.  His portrayal of Jean Valjean was impressive — physically and emoptionally.  Plus he’s hosted.  They love him. sc

d.    Ewan McGregor – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

e.    Bill Murray  – HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

7.    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

a.    BRAVE Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

b.    FRANKENWEENIE Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures – Brave and Guardians were both visually im[pressive and entertaining, but Tim Burton succeeded in memorializing a loved and reverred Hollywood genre (scary movies!) in an animated masterpiece.  The animation is amazing. sc

c.    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

d.    RISE OF THE GUARDIANS DreamWorks Animation LLC; Paramount Pictures

e.    WRECK-IT RALPH Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

8.    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

a.    AMOUR (AUSTRIA) Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics

b.    A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK) (En kongelig affære) 
Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures

c.    THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE) (Les Intouchables) 
The WeinstenCompany, Quad Productions, Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Ten Films, Chaocorp; The Weinstein Company

d.    KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK) Nordisk Film Production, Recorded Picture Company; The Weinstein Company

e.    RUST AND BONE (FRANCE) (De rouille et d’os) 
Page 114, Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics – I have to admit that I haven’t seen any of these films!  They haven’t played here in Hampton Roads to be able to see them and that is unfortunate.  Of these, Amour and Rust and Bone are two that I have been dying to see, and the buzz around Cottiliard’s performance has me leaning to Rust and Bone. sc

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a.    Amy Adams – THE MASTER

b.    Sally Field – LINCOLN

c.    Anne Hathaway – LES MISERABLES – Need I say more?  She was breathtaking in this role and I’m sad that Helen Hunt is against her, of all years.  Helen Hunt deserves to win for The Sessions, but Hathaway has the momentum. sc

d.    Helen Hunt – THE SESSIONS

e.    Nicole Kidman – THE PAPERBOY

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a.    Alan Arkin – ARGO

b.    Leonardo DiCaprio – DJANGO UNCHAINED

c.    Philip Seymour Hoffman – THE MASTER

d.    Tommy Lee Jones – LINCOLN – Arkin in Argo was fantastic, but Tommy Lee Jones’s pivotal performance in Lincoln elevated the film even higher.  Jones for the win.  sc

e.    Christoph Waltz  – DJANGO UNCHAINED

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

a.    Ben Affleck – ARGO (I am EXTASTIC that he won!  I didn’t think they would vote for him!)

b.    Kathryn Bigelow – ZERO DARK THIRTY

c.    Ang Lee – LIFE OF PI – This isn’t going to be the popular choice, but first, I think the Hollywood Foreign Press loves Ang Lee, and second, you have got to give it to Lee for having the most visually stunning film of the year.  The first film that I say is the most important use of 3D in a film ever and the only way to see it.  The direction of the graphics and the cohesiveness to make it fluid is second to none, and probably the most challenging film of the year to direct, let alone direct well.  There are arguments for all of the other four (BTW where is Tom Hooper?), but Lee is a standout.  sc

d.    Steven Spielberg – LINCOLN

e.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

a.    Mark Boal – ZERO DARK THIRTY

b.    Tony Kushner – LINCOLN

c.    David O. Russell – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – Amazing dialogue and pacing.  Can’t argue with the realism of this screenplay. sc

d.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED

e.    Chris Terrio – ARGO

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

a.    Mychael Danna – LIFE OF PI

b.    Alexandre Desplat – ARGO — The score was moving and really upped all of the feelings you had during the film.  This score more than the others helped to propel the story.  sc

c.    Dario Marianelli  – ANNA KARENINA

d.    Tom Tykwer, – CLOUD ATLAS Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil

e.    John Williams – LINCOLN

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

a.    “FOR YOU” — ACT OF VALOR Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban

b.    “NOT RUNNING ANYMORE”—STAND UP GUYS Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi

c.    “SAFE & SOUND” — THE HUNGER GAMES Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett

d.    “SKYFALL”—SKYFALL Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth — I LOVE JON BON JOVI!!!!  But this song is a magnificent addition to this film.  It’s haunting and perfect for the tone.  It may be my new favorite Bond theme of all time.  Sorry McCartney. sc

e.    “SUDDENLY” — LES MISERABLES Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil

So, what do you think?  Agree?  Disagree?  Let me know!  I love talking about movies!

One Response to “2013 Golden Globe Predictions: There, I said it.”

  1. Kyle says:

    I agreed with every single thing you said except for Best Original Song! Safe and Sound has a huge momentum right now with its Grammy noms, and it’s basically Taylor Swift, enough said right there. But, Adele is an amazing singer so I think it’s a toss up between the too!

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