Golden egg

Golden Globe Awards – thank god you’ve arrived!

After a week filled with human drama — both real and manufactured — a big ol’ dose of Ricky Gervais and drunk celebrities will be a welcome distraction.

The ceremony is this Sunday evening on NBC, and The Egg brings  sticky predictions on who will be giving those always embarrassing, often semi-coherent acceptance speeches while clutching their trophies.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

• Avatar
• The Hurt Locker
• Inglourious Basterds
• Precious
Up in the Air

Original, authentic, and grounded — forgive the pun — in the realities of the day, Up in the Air deserves every accolade.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

• Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
• Helen Mirren, The Last Station
• Carey Mulligan, An Education
• Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Hollywood Foreign Press, finally reward American’s favorite girl next door.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

• Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
• Colin Firth, A Single Man
• Morgan Freeman, Invictus
• Tobey Maguire, Brothers

To give the award to Jeff Bridges would be too Mickey Rourke too soon. George Clooney deserves it and will win it.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

(500) Days of Summer
• The Hangover
• It’s Complicated
• Julie & Julia
• Nine

The movie that redefined a category deserves the nod.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
• Marion Cotillard, Nine
• Julia Roberts, Duplicity
• Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Resistance is futile.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Matt Damon, The Informant!
• Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
• Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
• Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

And Matt had better thank his wig in the acceptance speech, too.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

• Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
• Coraline
• Fantastic Mr. Fox
• The Princess and the Frog
Up

Truth?  Didn’t see any of them.  But Up had the best trailer.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

• Baaria (Italy)
• Broken Embraces (Spain)
• The Maid (Chile)
• A Prophet (France)
The White Ribbon (Germany)

Truth?  I saw the trailer for The White Ribbon…that’s all I got.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Penélope Cruz, Nine
• Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
• Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
• Mo’Nique, Precious
• Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Even though Nine got panned, the Hollywood Foreign Press loves that Penelope.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

• Matt Damon, Invictus
• Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
• Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
• Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christopher, Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

If Stanley Tucci had been nominated for Julie & Julia, my vote would be different.

BEST DIRECTOR

• Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
• James Cameron, Avatar
• Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
• Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

I hate when the movie wins and the director doesn’t…

BEST SCREENPLAY

• Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
• Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
• Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
• Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

He’s not my favorite, but the Globes will throw him a bone.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Michael Giacchino, Up
• Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant!
• James Horner, Avatar
• Abel Korzeniowski, A Single Man
• Karen O and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are

All that floating was accompanied by some cool tunes.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

• “Cinema Italiano,” Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine)
• “I Want to Come Home,” Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney (Everybody’s Fine)
• “I Will See You,” Music by James Horner, Simon Franglen; Lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell (Avatar)
• “The Weary Kind,” Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart)

• “Winter,” Music by U2; Lyrics by Bono (Brothers)

Give the music movie the Globe for best song.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

• Big Love
• Dexter
• House
• Mad Men
True Blood

Go vamps, go vamps, go, go, go vamps.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

• Glenn Close, Damages
• January Jones, Mad Men
• Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Anna will repeat.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

• Simon Baker, The Mentalist
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

The newbie to the category will win.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• 30 Rock
• Entourage
Glee
• Modern Family
• The Office

The newbie to the category will win.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• Lea Michele, Glee

She’s a newbie to the category as well, but a well-known friend.  The Hollywood Foreign Press can’t wait to give her the Globe.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Steve Carell, The Office
• David Duchovny, Californication
• Thomas Jane, Hung
• Matthew Morrison, Glee

No one can take the Globe away from Alec Baldwin. He’s that good.

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Georgia O’Keefe
• Grey
Gardens
• Into the Storm
Little Dorrit
• Taking Chance

Little Dorrit has already won the Emmy, and it was spectacular.  It will win the Globe.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
• Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
• Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
• Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

Jessica and Drew will split the Grey Gardens vote, and the equally wonderful Sigourney Weaver will take the prize.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
• Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
• Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
• Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
• Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

Kevin Bacon deserves it and will win it.  And I will get over his being passed over for so many other nods.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Jane Adams, Hung
• Rose Byrne, Damages
• Jane Lynch, Glee
• Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
Chloë Sevigny, Big Love

Newbies, it’s a honor just to be nominated.  This is Chloe’s award.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Michael Emerson, Lost
• Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
• William Hurt, Damages
John Lithgow, Dexter
• Jeremy Piven, Entourage

NPH, you deserve it.  You’ve earned it.  But John Lithgow was nominated, and he always wins, dag nab it.

Enjoy the Globes, everyone!  Ricky Gervais is a train wreck of the very best kind.

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