Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Globes Recap & a 2013 Oscar Update

Last evening's Golden Globe Awards kept up with the time honored tradition of being Hollywood's biggest party. Not only were hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler fantastic, but just about every presenter left some sort of mark on the event. After going 6 out of 9 on my Golden Globe Predictions, the Hollywood Foreign Press (HFP) threw a few curve balls last night. Instead of an outpouring of recognition for Steven Spielberg and his Oscar frontrunner Lincoln, like I anticipated, the HFP backed the Oscar-snubbed director Ben Affleck and his film Argo (which landed #1 on my 2012 Top Ten list). In doing so, the Golden Globe selections (which acknowledges more categories than I do) matched my personal 2012 Movie Awards' picks. Move over Oscars, because it seems like I have a new best friend. The most notable winners on the evening were Tom Hooper's Les Miserables (Best Picture & Best Actor - Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress) and Argo (Best Director and Best Picture - Drama). Also, kudos to other much deserved winners Quentin Tarantino (Best Screenplay) and Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor) from Django Unchained. For a complete list of Golden Globe Winners, click here (courtesy of

**2013 Oscar Update**

With only the Academy Awards left, here's my current top three leaders (in order) for the 6 major races:

Best Picture: 1. Lincoln - 2. Life of Pi and 3. Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director: 1. Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) - 2. Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and      3. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actor: 1. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) - 2. Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and 3. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Actress: 1. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) - 2. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and 3. Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Supporting Actor: 1. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) - 2. Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) and 3. Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress: 1. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) - 2. Sally Field (Lincoln) and 3. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

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