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Monday, January 14, 2013

Sean Kelly

Golden Globes Wrap-Up

Argo5I kind of feel silly now.

After all my ranting about how I only got four predictions right last year and that the Golden Globes are the Bizzaro Land of award shows, I ended up doing quite well with my predictions this year, even though a few of those correct predictions were pure guesses. 

I ended up getting 10 out of 14 awards correct, which is my best ever tally for the Golden Globes.  However, one pick I got wrong was Best Picture – Drama, which was given to Argo.  Ben Affleck also won Best Director, which is interesting considering the fact that he was snubbed for an Oscar nomination.

I don’t really believe that Argo’s win at the Globes will be repeated at the Oscars.  It’s not really common for a film that doesn’t also have a Best Director nomination to win at the Academy Awards (though it has happened).  However, I’m sure some of the success of Les Misérables, which won Best Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Actor – Comedy/Musical for Hugh Jackman, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, will be repeated next month.  In fact, I’m actually going to say that the film is a solid frontrunner at the Oscars.

Of course, there is still more than an month until the Academy Awards and anything can happen in that time.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-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).