Monday, 14 January 2013

Golden Globes 2013

Yes, it's finally here!
You've dragged your arse through Christmas, put up with the pretence of enjoying New Year celebrations, to finally get to what life is really all about - award season.
And, as tradition dictates, those lovely, cuddly nutjobs at the Golden Globes have got the ball rolling, giving those shy, retiring, hardworking Hollywood folks their brief moment in the spotlight...
Why nutjobs? Well, because they have funny categories, and they give awards out to TV as well as film. ON THE SAME NIGHT! Crazy, crazy foreign press folks.
But the Globes are also seen by commentators as an indicator of where The Oscars (aka The Real Awards) might fall in a few weeks time. It's figured that you can guess what the Oscar lot can do (because they NEVER make a dumb decision, do they...) by what the Crazy Globe Guys do.
Beats me, too, but there you go.
Anyhoo, on with the show. Who won what and how will it affect Oscar's party?

Golden Globe Winners 2013

Picture, Drama
Picture, Musical or Comedy
Les Miserables
Actor, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Ben Affleck, Argo
Actor, Musical or Comedy
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Actress, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Foreign Language
Animated Film
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Original Score
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Original Song 
Skyfall (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall."

So what can we glean from this?
Well, nothing.
Mainly because The Globes has more categories than The Oscars, but also because The Oscars decided that while Argo was one of the best nine films of last year, Ben Affleck wasn't one of the best directors.
Score one to The Globes, there.
Elsewhere, The Oscars have to choose between Argo and Les Mis, and between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence (a bullet nicely dodged here).
On more familiar ground, chances are both sets of judges will agree on Brave and Skyfall.
Next stop, The Baftas....

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