Simply put I think the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can breathe a sigh of relief regarding the success of the Golden Globes Award Show. With the many of the titans of films and television along side epic host Ricky Gervais the 69th annual show was a success. Ricky delivered a very funny opening monologue; he was definitely on form though definitely more restrained than last year. It was nice to see him back even if the reigns had been pulled in.
Out of the winners Mr. Clooney had a good night winning Best Actor. He involved in three nominations; starring in two titles and directing one of them himself, the odds were always in his favour. The “Iron Lady” Meryl Streep picked up her award for Best Actress, not a surprise regarding the response she got from critics in this role. I was rather hoping that Viola Davis (The Help) would have won instead; her amazing performance was truly worthy of such an accolade. Something tells me she may be lucky in the up coming Oscars. Justice was restored in the form of co star of Davis Octavia Spencer winning Best Supporting Actress. The Artist swooped in and took two for the mantle piece, Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy.
Overall I think it was fairly balanced it was nice to see A Separation win Best Foreign Language Film (Iran), I mentioned this as a film to watch out for on the Rabbit’s Film blog and it is nice to see the recognition it deserves. I was surprised not to see Puss In Boots in the animation section it would not have beaten Tintin but it was better than the other nominees! One notable loser was Madonna… yes I am aware she won an award for Best Original Song, her epic loss was at her comeback at Gervais. Though verbally it was good her delivery was stiffer than Seth Rogan when he was standing next to Kate Beckinsale, unlucky Madge.
Next for the Oscars! A few predictions:
Best Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Nick Nolte, Warrior
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
The Rabbit Film Awards
Best Actor: Tom Hardy Just about receiving the recognition he deserves. After playing the best character of Inception last year he has championed roles in Warrior, This Means War and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in 2011. He is also set to star as Bane in The Dark Knight; should be epic.
Best Actress: Emma Stone Entertaining, charming and believable; definitely one to watch in the future…also she was in every bloody film out in this year.
Best Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy an epic combination of monumental performances. James Bond it is not but a real portrayal of the espionage world.one of the most absorbing films you will ever see.
Best Agent: Emma Stone’s…seriously she was in everything.
Best Foreign Film: Biutiful powerful, complex and breaks convention in all the best ways possible. A thinking man’s film; think anti-Twilight.
Best Film No One Saw: The Beaver Jody Foster directs Mel Gibson in the perfect role for him playing a downtrodden, alcoholic and depressed businessman. The film is amazing and totally believable; this angry anti-Semite is lucky to have friends like Ms Foster to keep the booze money coming in.
Worst Actor: Taylor Launter (Abduction) in this film he had to keep his shirt on and he wasn’t a CGI wolf; which means people of all kinds had to pay attention to his acting…bad move wolfboy.
Worst Actress: January Jones (X Men) apparently January took the fact her character can turn into solid diamond as a cue to impersonate a lifeless rock for two and a half hours.
Worst Film: Adventures of Sam Witwicky aka Transformers 3 Michael Bay defecates CGI all over a constantly screaming Shia LaBeouf…That’s the whole film. If you haven’t seen the film I have just saved two hours of your life. Please take two of those minutes I have saved you and shit in a box and send it to Michael Bay to return the favour.
Biggest Career Fail: Natalie Portman after Black Swan she chooses to do Your Highness, No Strings Attached, Thor and The Other Woman…mmm this boys and girls is what a cinematic prostitute looks like.
Biggest Mouth: Mat Damon made comments regarding Obama’s term in office; his response was “Matt Damon says he’s disappointed with my performance. Well, Matt, I have seen Adjustment Bureau so, right back at ya buddy!” Owned. Presidential style.
Most Overpaid Actor/Actress: Drew Barrymore she is not the highest paid but her films perform so badly she offers the same value as Italian investment bonds.
Most Consistent Donator of Faecal Matter: Adam Sandler in the past I occasionally found him funny; now I can feel my brain cells actively committing suicide just to avoid thinking about him.
Biggest waste of Time: 3D who would have thought that expensive headache inducing glasses would not be a good idea? For some it may have been worth it if the results were not as one dimensional as Danny Dyers’ acting.