The nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today. In the wake of the super-disappointing Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations coming out yesterday, the Golden Globes certainly delivered some interesting points.

 

Can we just talk about Ryan Gosling? Those SAG snubs were insulting.

 

If you didn’t see Drive, you really missed out on some A-class acting. Everyone loves Ryan for his shirtless-ness and yummy face, but this level of charisma and dynamic performance was almost eerie at times. The movie itself was super artistic and Eastwood-like, but Gosling showed some serious talent beyond his usual brooding, pouting and boyish smiles. I haven’t seen Ides of March, but I’ve read glowing reviews and if he shows anything like he did in Drive, I can only expect good things.

 

Omg, Crazy Stupid Love. So funny. Hilariously adorable and witty. Gosling’s character brings some serious sex appeal in this movie, and the movie is just better for it. I highly recommend this film- not just for the Dirty Dancing lift he does during his Emma Stone date- but the Kevin Bacon/Steve Carrell/ Gosling fistfight scene alone is worth the price of the ticket.

 

I would love to see Meryl Streep take home a trophy this year. She has before at the 2010 Golden Globes, though, and then lost out to Sandra Bullock because the Musical/Comedy versus Drama categories allowed for two Best Actresses. Ditto the Critic’s Choice Awards, where the two leading ladies engaged in a kiss while sharing the title. Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actors of all time- I dare anyone to disagree with that- and it’s time she gets more accolades for being as amazing as she is. We take her wonderful performances for granted, and the nominations keep rolling in with no Oscar since 1982 as in, three years before her competition Rooney Mara was born.)

Doesn’t she deserve some recognition for all the great films we’ve enjoyed since then- The Devil Wears Prada, Lions for Lambs, Julie and Julia, Doubt to name a few? Hopefully this 27th nomination will go hand in hand with her iconic Vogue cover, and 2011 will be a crowning year.

 

 

 

Another Titanic Awards show reunion! Kate Winslet has been enjoying some Awards season love lately, but poor Leo has been snubbed time and time again. His slight for The Departed in 2006 was as big a joke as Eddie Murphy’s nomination for Dreamgirls. He is one of the most recognizable, committed and talented actors of all time- let’s finally give him a little gold trophy, ok?

In addition to her Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy nomination for Carnage, Kate has been recognized for Mildred Pierce at the Emmys, and finally got her Oscar for The Reader- and she needs to start sharing the love- after all, he did save her.

 

All hail Peter Dinklage! If you’ve been watching Elf this holiday season, you are being treated to just a tiny morsel of the major talent that is Tyrion Lannister’s alter ego. If he doesn’t win for Best Supporting Actor for Game of Thrones, even Stark fans will shed a tear.

 

The Globes are probably my favorite Awards show-, because we get to enjoy the fashion of movie stars and TV stars alike, and nearly every category is brimming with our favorite stars.

 

Can’t wait for the broadcast on January 15th! Here’s  a link to the complete list of nominees, plus a quick rundown of who I’ll be rooting for in the motion picture categories.

 

http://www.eonline.com/news/complete_list_of_nominations_69th/280878

 

 

 

Best Motion Picture, Drama:  I must admit, I haven’t seen any of these- I guess I’ll got for Ides of March because of star power and critics raves.

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy: I can’t wait to see My Week With Marilyn! I loved Bridesmaids, but it doesn’t seem like a Golden Globe winner, sorry. Midnight in Paris could be a dark horse contender.

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Hello, Leonardo, hands down.

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, for Crazy, Stupid Love.

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Meryl deserves it

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: I’d love to see Michelle Williams snag this. She’s been great in everything I’ve seen her in.

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Haven’t seen any of these movies either, ah! Let’s go with the cute guy from My Week With Marilyn.

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: again, haven’t seen any…I think The Help is a good bet though.

 

I’ll do another post on my TV predictions! Happy viewing!

 

Media Credits:

first photo courtesy of hollywooddame.com

second photo courtesy of filmexperience.blogspot.com

third photo courtesy of omgwire.com

fourth photo courtesy of hbo.com

fifth photo courtesy of people.com

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