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.
I saw American Hustle tonight.
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.
Much has already been written — for and against — Jodie Foster’s speech on last night’s Golden Globes telecast.
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…
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.
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.
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.
It’s Golden Globes Sunday!
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”
“Hugo” — will win
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball” — should win
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, “Shame — should win
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
* “The Artist” — will (and should) win
“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 Artist — will 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
“Puss in Boots”
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
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”
* 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
“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
* “Modern Family” — will (and should) win
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
“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.
If you love all things shallow — as we do here at The Sticky Egg — plump up your couch cushions and get comfy.
Shallowness is being serenaded, crowned and presented with sparkly awards this weekend on TV.
It begins Saturday night with the 2011 Miss America pageant — LIVE from Vegas! — and wraps up on Sunday with the ever-entertaining Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais.
If you think about it, these two programs are a lot alike.
Both get their fair share of criticism. Miss America because it’s a pageant, which many feel is an antiquated idea in this day and age with its swimsuit competition that displays the contestants’ “good health and fitness.”
And then, the Golden Globes, whose nominees are voted in by the Hollywood Foreign Press, which consistently selects those actors and projects who launch the most effective (translation: swaggeriffic) campaign.
Both programs also seem a bit dated. Miss America‘s production values have always been a tad behind the times — far less glitzy and polished than the Donald Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe. And the Golden Globes still features a sit-down dinner at their show, which most other awards have abandoned due to the danger of mixing celebrities, alcohol and live television.
Personally, I’ve always found the folksiness of the Miss America broadcast to be part of its charm. I like making fun of the contestants and the show.
If it gets too slick, where’s the funny in that?
Same goes for the Golden Globes. The stars drinking at the show practically guarantees that something is going to go wrong on live television, which is way more interesting than the overly-produced Oscars.
So, pull up a chair — or your DVR — and watch all the beauty queens and movie stars put themselves out there for crowns and trophies. There will be tears. There will be joy.
And there’s bound to be a bobble or two — do you really want to miss that??
“I still think awards are stupid…but they would be less stupid if they went to the right people.”
— Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation
I have a dream….
That the 2010 Oscars aren’t a boring repeat of the Golden Globes and SAG Awards and every other awards show that has gone before them…
That I will be rewarded for the hours I devote to the red carpet coverage and show telecast with actual entertainment.
That the actors and films I like get the statuettes they deserve.
So this year, instead of making Oscar predictions — which at this point is pretty darn easy — I am listing my Oscar favorites….because if someone else wins, it won’t change my mind.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS — Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Anna deserves it. She went toe-to-toe with George Clooney and made the movie. I know Monique is going to win, but we’re talking who I like, remember?
SUPPORTING ACTOR — Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
I boycotted this movie (long story), but I have loved his interviews. Bet his acceptance speech is killer.
ACTRESS — Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
I love Sandra, but the “The Blind Side” being nominated for best picture Oscar was not legit. “An Education” was…and so was Mulligan.
ACTOR — George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Jeff Bridges is gonna win, but Clooney’s performance was original and emotional. “Crazy Heart” is just “The Wrestler” with a guitar.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM — “The Secret of the Kells”
I hadn’t even heard of this film until a week or so ago, but I’m intrigued.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM — “The White Ribbon”
I correctly picked this film to win the Golden Globe based on a trailer, and I’m sticking with it.
ORIGINAL SCORE — “The Hurt Locker”
It takes a special score to accompany bombs bursting in air.
ORIGINAL SONG — Take It All, “Nine”
I loved all the music in this movie. Too bad the movie didn’t live up to it.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY — Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Relevant to today. Emotional. Authentic. Didn’t steal from “Dances with Wolves.” Give him the Oscar!
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — Quentin Tarentino, “Inglourious Basterd”
If we can convince him he’s a good writer, maybe he’ll stop directing such gore fests.
DIRECTOR — Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
I think a director who can write and direct a story in an original way that speaks to everyone — and who doesn’t need to use CGI or bombs or scalping to keep your attention — is Oscar-worthy.
PICTURE — “Up in the Air”
I’ve seen it twice. Would see it again. Can’t recommend it enough.