Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back again...

Hi there! I'm back and since I was away for a while, I feel the need to react to the Golden Globes this year and this Oscar year in general.

First, the Golden Globes: Boy, it was one of the most boring shows I've seen in my life. Boring speeches, nothing interesting, Glee stealing all the awards from Modern Family in that fake, annoying spirit. Moreover, Ricky Gervais was really, really offensive this time. I usually have fun at him, but he was way too much this time. However, I can say that I'm satisfied with the motion picture winners. Melissa Leo and Christian Bale were both brilliant and very deserving. I'm also happy for Natalie Portman (if she gets the SAG, the Oscar is hers), who delivered a beautiful speech. I was so happy that there are still family-oriantated people in Hollywood. Plus, her performance was more than deserving. I haven't seen The King's Speech, so I cannot judge Firth's win, but his speech seemed to be a bit reckless. The sweep of The Social Network was pretty predictable, it was justified to a degree. Also I really disliked it for the first time, after re-watching it, I was blown away. Still, I prefer The Fighter and (mostly) Black Swan.

The Oscar race: Gosh, apart from the Best Actress race, there's NOTHING exciting about it (and if Natalie gets the SAG, than all the suspense is gone). What the hell is going on this year? There's nothing interesting, no scandals with Mo'Nique not campaigning or Bullock campaigning as hell. Everything is so odd right now. I don't know, it might be that Meryl Streep is out of the race this year? It isn't the lack of great films for sure, since I saw many, I just feel that the real buzz and excitement is missing.

The Best Actress reviews: I have no idea, when I'm able to go on with it, I'll do my best, I can promise.

4 comments:

Louis Morgan said...

The year seems rather predictable, The Social Network will win. The acting categories all seem determined already. If Sag lines up as well it is all over. The only odd thing is Supporting Actress favorite Melissa Leo was not nominated for Bafta, but if she wins Sag it will probably not matter.

joe burns said...

Mhh, I'd say Best Actress is still a battle between Natalie and Annete, but you're right, if Natalie wins at SAG and BAFTA, she's a lock.



But Best Supporting Actress might not be a lock either. I just have a feeling.

Sage Slowdive said...

This year is horrible. Nothing exciting about it at all.

ThiagoTos said...

Hi Dinasztie! Well, I agree with you: Best Actress race is the only really interesting. I'm in love with Natalie Portman and Black Swan, and despite the career of Benning, I guess she will get her first (yes, that lady is da bomb!) Academy Award. But I'm also happy to see Melissa Leo, Nicole Kidman and others getting recognition for their recent performances.