Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Golden Globes Winners and my comments

Golden Globe winners:

Best Picture-Drama
Brokeback Mountain

Best Director
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Picture-Comedy/Musical
Walk the Line

Best Actor-Drama
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
*I predicted Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Actress-Drama
Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)

Best Actor-Comedy/Musical
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)

Best Actress-Comedy/Musical
Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney (Syriana)

Best Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)
*I predicted Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Screenplay
Diana Ossana, Larry McMurtry (Brokeback Mountain)
*I predicted Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco (Crash)

Best Score
John Williams (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Best Song
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Foreign Language Film
Paradise Now
*I predicted, and hoped for, Kung Fu Hustle

Some notes on the Golden Globes:

-Though Oscarwatch predicted it, I was still surprised over the win of Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener). Michelle Williams was the clear favorite. Still, it was always Williams and Weisz duking it out in the precursor critics awards.
-A bigger surprise was the win of Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry for the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain over the expected winners, Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco for Crash. Right now, Brokeback Mountain seems unstoppable, with wins for Best Picture-Drama and Best Director (Ang Lee).
-Everything else was rather predictable, though I was seriously rooting for a surprise and delightful win by Kung Fu Hustle for Best Foreign Language Film.
-Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie were hilarious. Ironically, they were winners for Best Actress and Actor, respectively, in Drama. They even upstaged Steve Carrell (Best Actor-Comedy).

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