Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Awards Season 2006 - GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

The results are in and I am afraid to say that I agreed with few of the decisions. DREAMGIRLS, THE DEPARTED and THE QUEEN were all disappointing in their way. Still I'm pleased to see the jury had the balls to give BORAT a nod. Below is my original post on the noms with the actual winners in red. If I were playing roulette with a tenner on each punt, I would have staked £140 and lost £100. Abysmal.

.........The GOLDEN GLOBE nominations are out. Horrified to see THE DEPARTED, THE QUEEN and of all things, LITTLE CHILDREN feeling the love. And BABEL: I found this to be an overly earnesy, ponderous, sadistic film - full of sound and fury yet saying nothing breathtakingly original or incisive. Nice to see BORAT up there despite the recent backlash and Maggie Gyllenhaal getting props for SHERRYBABY as well as BOBBY..... Usual format: asterisks for who I think will win, bold type for those I think *should* win.

Best Drama: Bobby; Babel; The Departed*; Little Children; The Queen.

Best Comedy/musical: Borat; The Devil Wears Prada*; Dreamgirls; Little Miss Sunshine; Thank You for Smoking.

Best Actor Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond; Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed; Peter O'Toole for Venus; Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness; Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland*.

Best Actress Drama: Penélope Cruz for Volver; Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal; Maggie Gyllenhaal for SherryBaby; Helen Mirren for The Queen*; Kate Winslet for Little Children.

Best Actor Comedy/Musical: Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat; Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean 2; Aaron Eckhart for Thank You for Smoking; Chiwetel Ejiofor for Kinky Boots; Will Ferrell for Stranger Than Fiction.

Best Actress Comedy: Annette Bening for Running with Scissors; Toni Collette for Little Miss Sunshine; Beyonce Knowles for Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep* for The Devil Wears Prada; Renée Zellweger for Miss Potter.

Best Supporting Actor: Ben Affleck for Hollywoodland; Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls; Jack Nicholson* for The Departed; Brad Pitt for Babel; Mark Wahlberg for The Departed.

Best Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza for Babel; Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal; Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada; Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls*; Rinko Kikuchi for Babel.

Best Director: Clint Eastwood for Flags of Our Fathers; Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima; Stephen Frears for The Queen; Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel*; Martin Scorsese for The Departed.

Best Screenplay: Babel, Guillermo Arriaga; The Departed, William Monahan; Little Children*, Todd Field, Tom Perrotta; Notes on a Scandal, Patrick Marber; Peter Morgan, The Queen.

Best Original Song: Bobby; Dreamgirls*; Happy Feet; The Pursuit of Happyness.

Best Original Score: Babel*; The Da Vinci Code; The Fountain; Nomad; The Painted Veil.

Best Foreign Language Film: Apocalypto; El Laberinto del Fauno; Das Leben der Anderen; Letters from Iwo Jima; Volver*.

Best Animated Film: Cars; Happy Feet; Monster House*

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