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Monday, January 12, 2009

Sean Kelly

Golden Globes Wrap-Up

This year's Golden Globes was full of surprises, including huge success for Slumdog Millionaire. Here is my wrap-up:


Best Picture - Drama
My Prediction: Frost/Nixon
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Final Thoughts: From winning the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival to this, it has been a Cinderella Story for this film. This surprise win makes the Oscar race all the more interesting.

Best Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction: Burn After Reading
Winner: Vicky Christina Barcelona
Final Thoughts: I really need to see that film.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
My Prediction: Frank Langella
Winner: Mickey Rourke
Final Thoughts: Both were great performances and I am glad Rourke (my alternate prediction) won.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
My Prediction:
Kristin Scott Thomas
Winner: Kate Winslet
Final Thoughts: Hands down, the most surprising win of the night.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction: James Franco
Winner:
Colin Farrell
Final Thoughts: Another surprise win, since I thought Farrell and Brendan Gleeson would cancel each other out. I was wrong.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
My Prediction & Winner:
Sally Hawkins
Final Thoughts: Hawkins' win made me feel Happy-Go-Lucky.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
My Prediction & Winner: Heath Ledger
Final Thoughts: This posthumous award just makes one sadder about Ledger's death.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
My Prediction & Winner: Kate Winslet
Final Thoughts: Who would have thought that she would win BOTH acting awards?

Best Director - Motion Picture
My Prediction: Ron Howard
Winner: Danny Boyle
Final Thoughts: It was this moment I knew Slumdog was going to win.

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
My Prediction: Frost/Nixon
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Final Thoughts: It was here, I sensed a sweep.

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
My Prediction & Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Final Thoughts: This is probably the only prediction involving this film that I made.

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
My Prediction: Down to Earth
Winner: The Wrestler
Final Thoughts: Both deserving songs

Best Animated Film
My Prediction & Winner: Wall-E
Final Thoughts: I would have had a fit if it didn't win

Best Foreign Language Film
My Prediction:
I Loved You So Long
Winner: Letters Waltz With Bashir
Final Thoughts: It was going to be one or the other

In the end, Slumdog Millionaire's surprise sweep resulted in me only getting 5 out of 14 predictions. That film is now officially a top contender for the Oscars and I am looking forward to the announcment of the nominees.

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).