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A tip of the hat

I love Wes Anderson films.

I love the way they look — the elaborate little worlds he creates and populates with lovable, quirky characters and every type of minutiae imaginable.

On Golden Globes Sunday, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to such an amazing talent. Thank goodness Ana Romao has done just that on Vimeo.

Good luck tonight, Wes. I think The Grand Budapest Hotel is your best film to date.

Comedy con

I saw American Hustle tonight.

american-hustle

The movie and all its stars completely deserve all the Golden Globe nominations they racked up.

But my favorite thing about the film is an actor who does not appear in any of the trailers or talk show promotion.  A few of the reviews did spill the beans — so don’t read them before you go — because his performance is such a wonderful surprise!

Okay, I’ll give you a little hint:  he is a funny man who plays the most incredible straight man in the movie.  I loved every minute!

Go see it.  And you’ll know immediately who I’m talking about…

No con here.

Privacy with a capital “PBS”

Much has already been written — for and against — Jodie Foster’s speech on last night’s Golden Globes telecast.

jodie fosterIn accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Foster touched on many topics she had previously refused to discuss publicly — her sexuality being one of them.

Which made the underlying theme of her speech even more pointed:

“If you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you, too, might value privacy above all else…

Privacy.”

I hear you, Jodie.  And I respect you.  In fact, when you were speaking last night, LIVE, in front of millions of people across the globe —

I had turned the channel to watch Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classics.

Your secrets are safe with me.

Star baby

Like many of you, I loved watching the Golden Globes last night, and look forward to the many award shows yet to come.

SAG Awards.  BAFTAs.  Independent Spirit Awards.  And of course, the almighty Oscars.

But a part of the process I don’t enjoy that much is the red carpet coverage.  Sure, it’s fun to see the array of fashion do’s and don’ts, but the inane interviews make even the most beautiful gowns painful to behold.

I read a book last night instead.  (You can see the dresses during the ceremony, right?)

Perhaps if I had a red carpet history like Tyler Sercombe, I’d feel differently.

At the ripe ol’ age of one, Tyler has already been photographed with more than 130 celebrities, including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, and Johnny Depp.

Her mom Donna started taking her to premieres when she was a month old. They have been to about 60 so far.

Yep.  I’d put my book down for that.

2012 Golden Eggs

It’s Golden Globes Sunday!

That means it’s time for The Egg’s annual sticky predictions.

Who should win?  Who will win?  Tragically, they aren’t always the same.  But The Sticky Egg accepts the challenge of trying to predict both.

Will we get it right?  Doubtful.  (But it’s fun trying.)

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

* “The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Hugo” will win
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball”should win
“War Horse”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs” — should win
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
* Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady” — will win
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

* George Clooney, “The Descendants”will win
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Michael Fassbender, “Shameshould win
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“50/50”
* “The Artist”will (and should) win
“Bridesmaids”
“Midnight in Paris”
“My Week With Marilyn”

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

Jodie Foster, “Carnage
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”should win
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
* Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”will win
Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

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

* Jean Dujardin, “The Artistwill win
Brendan Gleeson, “The Guard”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50”
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”should win
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

* “The Adventures of Tintin”will (and probably should) win
“Arthur Christmas”
“Cars 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“The Flowers of War” (China)
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (USA)
“The Kid With a Bike” (Belgium)
* “A Separation” (Iran)will win (based on what I’ve read)
“The Skin I Live In” (Spain)

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

Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
* Octavia Spencer, “The Help”will (and should) win
Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”

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

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn”
Albert Brooks, “Drive” — should win
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”
* Christopher Plummer, “Beginners” will win

BEST DIRECTOR

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney, “The Ides of March”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”will (and should) win
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
* Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

BEST SCREENPLAY

* Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – “The Ides of March”
Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – “The Descendants”
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – “Moneyball” will (and should) win

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

* Ludovic Bource – “The Artist”
Abel Korzeniowski – “W.E.”
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”will (and should) win
Howard Shore – “Hugo”
John Williams – “War Horse”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Hello Hello” — “Gnomeo & Juliet,” music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin — will win
“The Keeper”— “Machine Gun Preacher,” music and lyrics by Chris Cornell
“Lay Your Head Down”“Albert Nobbs,” music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close — should win
“The Living Proof” — “The Help”; music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr.; lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas
* “Masterpiece” — W.E., music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

“American Horror Story”should win
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Boss”
“Game of Thrones”
* “Homeland” —  will win

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

* Claire Danes, “Homeland”
will win
Mireille Enos, “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge”should win
Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
* Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”will win
Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland” — should win

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“Enlightened”
“Episodes”
“Glee”
* “Modern Family”will (and should) win
“New Girl”

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

* Laura Dern, “Enlightened”will win
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” — should win

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

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”should win
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
* Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” will win

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

* “Downton Abbey”will (and should) win
“The Hour”
“Mildred Pierce”
“Too Big to Fail”

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

Romola Garai, “The Hour”
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite”
Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece)
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”
* Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce” will (and should) win

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

Hugh Bonneville, “Downtown Abbey” (Masterpiece)
will (and should win)
* Idris Elba, “Luther”
William Hurt, “Too Big to Fail”
Bill Nighy, “Page Eight” (Masterpiece)
Dominic West, “The Hour”

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

* Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” should win (YEA!)
Kelly MacDonald, “Boardwalk Empire”
Maggie Smith, “Downtown Abbey” (Masterpiece)will win
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce”

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

* Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”will win
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce”should win
Tim Robbins, “Cinema Verite”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Enjoy the Globes!

Asterisks (*) denote actual winners.

Ah ha

Remember this year’s Golden Globe Awards?

Hard to believe they were less than a month ago.  Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire and The Social Network were the big winners, and Ricky Gervais — with his mean-spirited, low blow jokes — was the biggest loser.

Memories.

My ‘ah ha’ moment — or maybe it was more of a ‘say wha?’ — was Paul Giamatti’s win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for a little-known movie called Barney’s Version (He beat out Kevin Spacey, Jake Gyllenhaal and two Johnny Depp nods in the process.)

So I decided to give it a look.

Here’s one thing the Hollywood Foreign Press got right.  Giamatti is brilliant as Barney in a movie that spans four decades of his life, three marriages, and literally dozens of bad decisions.  Whoever cast Dustin Hoffman as Barney’s father must be feeling pretty smug, too, because it was nothing short of inspired.

You can make fun of the Globes all day long and be perfectly justified.  But that award alone, and the light it shone on this funny, sad, twisted, lovely film, atones for a multitude of sins.

If Barney’s Version hadn’t won a Globe, it would have no doubt languished on a couple of screens in New York and Los Angeles before calling it a day. Thanks to the Globes, you may get a chance to see it at a ‘theater near you.’

Everybody wins.