With the 70th Golden Globe Awards in the history books, it’s time to regroup for our Academy Award predictions.
A good number of the award winners were fairly predictable. Daniel Day-Lewis got his well-deserved Golden Globe for “Lincoln.” Anne Hathaway won “Best Supporting Actress in a Film.”
But a surprise victory for “Argo” throws a major wrench in the Oscar predictions for those of us who thinks there’s any sort of rhyme or reason for how these awards are distributed.
Yes, we could chalk it up as a fluke. After all, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is not the Academy. Occasionally, they even like to spit in the Academy’s prestigious face. Read the rest of this entry
Fans of film and television, the big night is finally here! It’s mere hours until the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards begin, and that means one thing here at 2WC—predictions.
Not to put too much pressure on these conjectures, but their accuracy may set the tone for the whole awards season. The winners tonight, while not guaranteed an Oscar victory, do move up in the realm of likelihood. So, of course we take these very seriously.
In years past, we have hedged our bets a little. We’ve proposed who we want to win, and who we think will win. This year, we get one guess, and of course allow ourselves plenty of explanation to include our personal favorites as well…blogger’s prerogative.
Still, a blog can only contain so much, it has to end somewhere, which is why we’ll also be live-tweeting the Golden Globes this evening. So enjoy our predictions below, and check back in tonight as we comment on victories, defeats, and just about everything else. It’s Hollywood’s greatest party and we have a thing or two to say about it, so check in here: 2WC on Twitter.
For now feel free to check out our four cents and share your own predictions: Read the rest of this entry
The awards’ season kicks into high gear tomorrow, as the Golden Globes bestow the second greatest honor in entertainment on this years best in film and television.
Of course, the Golden Globes aren’t just about the awards or the drinking or the chance that some celebrity could horribly embarrass themselves on live television. It is also about the host, and this year after three years of watching the tumultuous relationship between Ricky Gervais and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the two finally parted ways.
While some of us might be sad to see Mr. Gervais go (I thought he was funny), we can take comfort in the fact that he’s been replaced with a more than capable duo—Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Read the rest of this entry
It’s hard to believe, but the awards season is upon movie-lovers. It’s a season of triumphs, tragedies, and oh so few comedies (what’s up with that?). Plus we have the ever-raging battle of Oscars vs. Golden Globes.
Whether or not you were aware of this sibling (or possibly distant cousin) rivalry, it’s real and the Oscars have landed another blow to their small screen loving cousin.
What heinous act have they committed? …you might ask. They’ve gone and moved their timeline up two whole weeks. GASP!!!
For those lost on why this is a slap in the face to the Golden Globes, let me explain: there is a (probably not entirely true) belief that the outcome of the Golden Globes has an influence on the Oscar nominations.
This calendar shift has many thinking that the Golden Globes are getting shoved into obscurity. What these “many” fail to realize is that Oscar nominations were in fact due before the Golden Globe ceremonies last year as well.
Also, we don’t watch the Golden Globes to see what the forecast for the Oscars is. We watch to see just what they’ll let Ricky Gervais get away with this year, and who exactly celebrities thank after they’ve had a few glasses of champagne.
Okay, so the interested among us also like to guess at Oscar nominations too, but will this shift in schedules really impact that? No, and it’s hard to believe that’s true for anyone else either.
Whether or not this was a logistical act of warfare by the Academy against the Globes may never be known, but I can’t imagine (regardless of motive) that it will truly have much impact. However, I invite them to surprise me, preferably through unforeseen nomination choices. Do your worst.
“Oscars vs. Globes: A Big Announcement Changes the Oscar Race, Fails to Fix the Problem”: TIME
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Golden Globe fans rejoice! It’s finally here! For those unfamiliar with the awards–we welcome you to the world of arts and entertainment. You’ll like it here.
We can’t think of a better introduction to this exciting new frontier than the more casual and far boozier cousin of the Oscars and Emmys.
Now, without further ado, we give you predictions…well maybe a little bit further ado…2WC acknowledges their inherent bias, favoritism and that they may not have seen all of the nominated films and television shows (yet).
Some are guesses, some are wishes, some are inexplicable hopes. Due to time restrictions we had to make a few cuts…actors, directors, screenwriters, tech, music, etc…we love you too.
Now, without any further ado (for real this time), predictions:
Best Motion Picture
- Zer: ”War Horse” (I hope), “War Horse” (I think)
- Stephanie: “Hugo” (I hope), “Moneyball” (complete and utter guess)
Best Television Series
- Zer: “American Horror Story” (I hope) …and I think, oh let’s face it, this one could go to anyone (I think)
- Stephanie: “American Horror Story” (I hope), “Homeland” (I think and hope to a certain extent), I love you too “Game of Thrones”…I’m torn.
Best Motion Picture
- Zer: “Midnight in Paris” (I hope), “The Artist” (I think)
- Stephanie: “The Artist” (I think), “Midnight in Paris” (I hope)
Best Television Series
- Zer: “Modern Family” (I hope), “Modern Family” (I think)
- Stephanie: “New Girl” (I hope), ”New Girl” (I think)…not Glee
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Zer: ”Downton Abbey” (both)
- Stephanie: “Downton Abbey” (I hope, think…etc.)
- Zer: “Rango” (I hope), “The Adventures of Tin Tin” (I think)
- Stephanie: ditto
Now let the games begin. Remember, no one’s keeping score…unless we’re right. Good luck to all.
Full list of nominees: Golden Globes