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Golden Globes score sheet: Actual movie watching really is optional

Before we get to how I did on my Globes predictions, watch this video, listen to this song, now a Golden Globe winner. You won’t regret it.

Regarding the predictions, I did pretty good, if I do say so myself . . .

My predictions are in bold, and the winner is noted.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BOYHOOD—WINNER!
FOXCATCHER
THE IMITATION GAME
SELMA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Not surprised at all. The only one I think might have had an outside shot to be it, as I said, was The Imitation Game. Some people seem to think that Boyhood is all but a lock to win the Oscar, but I’m not so sure. The last time Harvey Winstein had a horse in the race (The King’s Speech), he also lost this particular battle, but he ultimately won the war. We shall see.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

JENNIFER ANISTON, CAKE
FELICITY JONES, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
JULIANNE MOORE, STILL ALICE—WINNER!
ROSAMUND PIKE, GONE GIRL
REESE WITHERSPOON, WILD

Never doubted her.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

STEVE CARELL, FOXCATCHER
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, THE IMITATION GAME
JAKE GYLLENHAAL, NIGHTCRAWLER
DAVID OYELOWO, SELMA
EDDIE REDMAYNE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING—WINNER!

Eddie deserved an award just for his velvet suit.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BIRDMAN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTELWINNER!
INTO THE WOODS
PRIDE
ST. VINCENT

Clearly, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a movie I should watch, given all the attention it is getting even though it opened long before awards bait stuff usually does. I like Wes Anderson a lot, but I was less interested in this one  because it looked like such a sausage fest, a fact that became all the more glaring when there was not a single woman on the stage when the cast and producers went up to receive the award. Literally not one. Seriously, Wes, for the next one, can the male-female ration be at least 70-30?

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

AMY ADAMS, BIG EYESWINNER!
EMILY BLUNT, INTO THE WOODS
HELEN MIRREN, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
JULIANNE MOORE, MAPS TO THE STARS
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS, ANNIE

In my defense, my choice was a total stab in the dark. I do enjoy Amy Adams (June Bug is one of my favorite movies.), so I’m happy for her.

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

RALPH FIENNES, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
MICHAEL KEATON, BIRDMAN—WINNER!
BILL MURRAY, ST. VINCENT
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, INHERENT VICE
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, BIG EYES

No surprise here either. Also, in the words of Tom and Lorenzo, “Did anyone else foresee Michael Keaton turning into a silver fox?”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BIG HERO 6
THE BOOK OF LIFE
THE BOXTROLLS
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2—WINNER!
THE LEGO MOVIE

Another miss. Ah, well.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

FORCE MAJEURE (SWEDEN)
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE (ISRAEL)
IDA (POLAND/DENMARK)
LEVIATHAN (RUSSIA)WINNER!
TANGERINES (ESTONIA)

And another. You can’t win them all.

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

PATRICIA ARQUETTE, BOYHOOD—WINNER!
JESSICA CHASTAIN, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, THE IMITATION GAME
EMMA STONE, BIRDMAN
MERYL STREEP, INTO THE WOODS

So happy forPatricia Arquette. I will say it throughout this awards season, but she was the reason I loved Boyhood. In her speech, she thanked all the people who helped her when she was a young single mother, so clearly there was a well of emotion from which she drew for the role.

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

ROBERT DUVALL, THE JUDGE
ETHAN HAWKE, BOYHOOD
EDWARD NORTON, BIRDMAN
MARK RUFFALO, FOXCATCHER
J.K. SIMMONS, WHIPLASH—WINNER!

J.K. Simmons is in this actually pretty funny video in which Buzzfeed lackies breathalize people on the red carpet, with bonus Allen Leech.

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

WES ANDERSON, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
AVA DUVERNAY, SELMA
DAVID FINCHER, GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, BIRDMAN
RICHARD LINKLATER, BOYHOOD—WINNER!

Linklater seems like such a chill guy. Also, he brought Matthew McConaughey to the world. All right, all right, all right.

(For the record, I may not be sure whether Boyhood is going to run the table, but I do believe that Linklater will.)

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

WES ANDERSON, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
GILLIAN FLYNN, GONE GIRL
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO, BIRDMANWINNER!
RICHARD LINKLATER, BOYHOOD
GRAHAM MOORE, THE IMITATION GAME

I’m curious as to how the writing categories will fare at the Oscars, where there are separate categories for original and adapted.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, THE IMITATION GAME
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGWINNER!
TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS, GONE GIRL
ANTONIO SANCHEZ, BIRDMAN
HANS ZIMMER, INTERSTELLAR

*Shrugs*

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“BIG EYES” — BIG EYES
Music by: Lana Del Rey and Daniel Heath
Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey and Daniel Heath

“GLORY” — SELMA—WINNER!
Music by: John Legend, Common
Lyrics by: John Legend, Common

“MERCY IS” — NOAH
Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye

“OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIE
Music by: Greg Kurstin and Sia
Lyrics by: Sia and Will Gluck

“YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES:
MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
Music by: Joel Little, Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor)
Lyrics by: Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor)

I loved Common’s words on winning. He speaks in poetry.


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