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Monday, January 16, 2006

Sean Kelly

Golden Globes Wrap Up

Well another edition of the Globes is in the can. Let's see how things turned out:


Best Picture - Drama
My Prediction & Winner: Brokeback Mountain
Final Thoughts: This film is all over the place right now. I am fairly certain that this film will be the top contender for the Oscars.

Best Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction & Winner: Walk the Line
Final Thoughts: I won't be surprised if this is among the best picture nominees come Oscartime.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

My Prediction & Winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Final Thoughts: This is proof that award shows aren't always popularity contests. I wonder if this win will help Hoffman's Oscar chances.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
My Prediction & Winner: Felicity Huffman
Final Thoughts: This was the role that stood out among the nominees. I'm not at all surprised that she's the winner.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction & Winner: Joaquin Phoenix
Final Thoughts: It seems people really love actors in biopics. I think we should expect an Oscar nom.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction & Winner: Reese Witherspoon
Final Thoughts: I said before, with my predictions, that Witherspoon really stood out. I don't think this will be the last we see of her this awards season.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
My Prediction: Matt Dillon
Winner: George Clooney
Final Thoughts: This one caught me a bit of surprise. Maybe I should check out Syriana to see if George Clooney's really that good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
My Prediction: Michelle Williams
Winner: Rachel Weisz
Final Thoughts: I'm not surprised that Weisz won (she was my alternate pick after all). I'll pay closer attention to the buzz come the Oscars.

Best Director - Motion Picture
My Prediction & Winner: Ang Lee
Final Thoughts: Yeah, it's definitely Brokeback Mountain's year.

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
My Prediction: Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco
Winner: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Final Thoughts: Repeat last comment

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
My Prediction: Gustavo Santaolalla
Winner:John Williams
Final Thoughts: I never see John Williams win. At least Brokeback isn't winning everything.

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
My Prediction & Winner: A Love That Will Never Grow Old
Final Thoughts: Lucky guess, but not suprising.

Best Foreign Language Film
My Prediction: Kung Fu Hustle
Winner: Paradise Now
Final Thoughts: Note to self, never again pick the only foreign film you've seen, unless you are sure it will win.

8 out of 13. Not bad, especially since I lost out of the first few awards. In 2 weeks, the Oscar nominations will be announced and then the real fun with begin.

Until then.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).