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Moving on to the Golden Globe announcements, here are some of my favorite actors, actresses and titles to win.

Movies

  • Motion Picture, Drama: “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “La La Land”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
  • Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” or Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Screenplay: ?
  • Animated Feature Film: “Zootopia”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Original Score: “Hidden Figures” or “Arrival”
  • Original Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

TV

  • TV Series, Drama: “Game of Thrones”
  • TV Series, Comedy or Musical: “Veep”
  • Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
  • Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: Bryan Cranston – “All the Way”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
  • Actress in a Supporting TV Role: Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”
  • Actor in a Supporting TV Role: Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”

Which nominees do you think will win at the coming Golden Globes?

So many amazing talents, as well as movies and TV shows nominated for this year’s Golden Globes. Once again, I can’t always pick a definite favorite in some categories. At least not right away. I’m waiting to find out more about them as the ceremony gets closer, before choosing a nominee. Those I’m rooting for at this point include:

Movies

  • Motion Picture, Drama: “The Revenant”
  • Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “The Martian”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Brie Larson – “Room” or Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Matt Damon – “The Martian”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”
  • Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” or Ridley Scott – “The Martian”
  • Screenplay: “Room”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out” or “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Original Score: ?
  • Original Song: “One Kind of Love” or “See You Again”

TV

  • TV Series, Drama: “Game of Thrones”
  • TV Series, Comedy or Musical: ?
  • Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: “Wolf Hall”
  • Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Jamie Lee Curtis – “Scream Queens”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: ?
  • Actress in a Supporting TV Role: Joanne Froggatt – “Downton Abbey”
  • Actor in a Supporting TV Role: Damian Lewis – “Wolf Hall”

Which acting talents, movies and TV shows are among your favorites this year?

Last minute, but here are my picks for tonight’s movie and tv awards. The mini-series categories were the most difficult this time around, not being too familiar with many of the shows or cast based on their roles.

Movies

  • Drama – “The Theory of Everything”
  • Comedy – “Into the Woods”
  • Director – David Fincher, “Gone Girl” or Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” or Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Actress in a Drama – Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
  • Actor in a Drama – Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
  • Actor in a Musical or Comedy – Michael Keaton, “Birdman” or Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”
  • Actress in a Musical Comedy – Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” or Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
  • Supporting Actress – Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
  • Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Screenplay – “Birdman”
  • Foreign Language Film – “Ida”
  • Animated Feature – “Big Hero 6”
  • Original Song – “Big Eyes” by Lana Del Ray or “Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde
  • Score – “Interstellar”

TV

  • TV Musical or Comedy – “Orange is the New Black”
  • TV Drama – “Downton Abbey” or “Game of Thrones”
  • Actress in a TV Drama – Claire Danes, “Homeland” or Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
  • Actor in a TV Drama – Dominic West, “The Affair”
  • Actress in a TV Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Actor in a TV Comedy – William H. Macy, “Shameless”
  • Miniseries or TV Movie – ?
  • Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie – ?
  • Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie – ?
  • Supporting Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie – Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
  • Supporting Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie – Colin Hanks, “Fargo” or Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

I’m going to try catching good mini-series throughout this year, so I’ll have a better idea for the next round of Golden Globe TV nominees. I also have a long list of movies to see as the award season continues.

Heading into this year’s Golden Globes, I’ve seen a couple of movies with nominations (“Gravity” and “Rush”).  Later today, I’ll be going to see “The Wolf of Wall Street” with two friends.  I’m hoping to catch a few others before the Oscars as well.  I usually do want to see as many award season movies each year.  Otherwise, it seems difficult for me to really have an informed personal opinion on them.

If I do go to see some of the other nominated movies, they’ll include “American Hustle,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Labor Day.”  “Captain Phillips” is another one if it’s released on DVD before the Oscars.  I’m not sure how many I’ll catch, since I’m trying to save money for another trip to New York City for a Broadway show.

Anyway, just based on what I have seen and the trailers of the rest of them, here are my favorite nominees.

Movies

  • Motion Picture, Drama: “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” or “Rush”
  • Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle” or “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Kate Winslet (“Labor Day”)or Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”)
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”)
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams (“American Hustle”)
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”)
  • Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”)
  • Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”)
  • Director: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) or Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”)
  • Screenplay, Motion Picture: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell (“American Hustle”)
  • Foreign Language Film: “The Past”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Frozen”
  • Original Song: “Let It Go” (“Frozen”)
  • Original Score: Steven Price (“Gravity”)

In terms of each nominated series as whole, I really have to catch up on a lot more here.  I just tend to pick my favorites for these categories partly based on the genres I like.  Historical period costume dramas and sci-fi fantasy are just a couple of examples, which follows a lot of my favorite movies over the years as well.

TV

  • TV Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad” or “Downton Abbey”
  • TV Series, Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • TV Movie or Mini-Series: “The White Queen”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
  • Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”)
  • Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”)
  • Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
  • Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Helena Bonham Carter (“Burton and Taylor”) or Rebecca Ferguson (“The White Queen”)
  • Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Matt Damon (“Behind the Candelabra”)
  • Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Janet McTeer (“The White Queen”)
  • Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”)

What are your thoughts on the Golden Globe 2014 nominees?

One award show down, several more to go with the Critics’ Choice next.  Now that all the award nominations are out, my next couple of posts will be my favorites for the SAG Awards and Oscars.  Until then, here are my Golden Globe favorites in film and television.  Check out all of the Golden Globe nominees via Yahoo! Movies.

  • Best Picture, Drama: “Lincoln”
  • Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Les Miserables”
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”
  • Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln,” Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
  • Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty,” Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
  • Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
  • Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “Django Unchained,” Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master” or Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams – “The Master,” Sally Field – “Lincoln” or Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
  • Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
  • Foreign Language Film: “Amour,” “A Royal Affair”
  • Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
  • Best Original Song: “Skyfall”
  • Best Original Score: “Anna Karenina,” “Lincoln”
  • Best TV Series, Drama: “Downton Abbey”
  • Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Best Miniseries or TV Movie: “Game Change,” “Political Animals”
  • Best Actor, TV Drama: Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire,” Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” or Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
  • Best Actress, TV Drama: Claire Danes – “Homeland”
  • Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical: Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical: Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
  • Best Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series: Woody Harrelson – “Game Change,” Clive Owen – “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Best Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series: Nicole Kidman – “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” Julianne Moore – “Game Change” or Sigourney Weaver – “Political Animals”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris – “Game Change”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey”

I hope everyone’s start to 2013 is going well!  With another new year, I’m looking forward to whatever amazing movies are on the way and to any older ones I see for the first time.  In either case, movie-watching brings about many new favorites to the list of those I already love.  I also still have to catch a few of the movies nominated for the upcoming award programs, the results of which I can’t wait!

My other three DVDs arrived in the mail a few days ago.  With “Moonrise Kingdom” among them, that will be the first I’ll see of nominated movies since the first of this season’s award news began.  According to IMDB, “Moonrise Kingdom” is up for Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe awards, among its many other successes listed.  Other definite favorites of mine to see, prior to the award programs airing, include:

  • “Lincoln”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “The Master”
  • “Argo”

Two of the movies I’m most looking forward to so far in 2013 are:

  • “Oz: The Great and Powerful”
  • “The Great Gatsby”

Just between those two, their casts have so many of my favorite actors and actresses starring in them.  I also love the trailers for each that I’ve seen to this point.

What movies do you look forward to the most this year?

These three 2011 movies, including summer blockbusters and an independent film were some of my birthday / Christmas presents this year.  Here are my thoughts on each.

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011)

I went to see “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” at a theatre in King of Prussia, Pa. with my best friend and we both loved it.  Actually, anyone who I’ve heard talking about this movie has had nothing but great things to say about it.  In the days after I saw it, I began to see award-season buzz online about Andy Serkis and his motion-capture performance as the ape Caesar.  Now that the nominees have been announced for the Critics’ Choice, SAG and Golden Globes, it was great to see Serkis being nominated this year.  According to IMDB, the re-telling of an apes takeover has three Critics’ Choice award nominations.

“Midnight in Paris” (2011)

I first heard some talk about this on campus and with a storyline involving literature among the sites of Paris, I looked forward to seeing it.  The opening scenes are beautiful, filled with some of the city’s great architectural detail and overall views.  It definitely triggers a wanderlust to France.  Owen Wilson’s character, Gil, has this strong desire to do a very simple and leisurely activity while in Paris; keep watching to see if it works out for him.  According to IMDB, nominations for this enjoyable movie include the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes and Independent Spirit awards.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2” (2011)

Stunning special effects continue right to the end of Harry Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts with friends Hermione, Ron and others.  I missed this in the theatre only because I wasn’t quite caught up with the series at the time.  However, the final installment of the Harry Potter films was a must-see no matter what the format is.  Following a fade-out from the scene of the wand-wielding trio standing together, the ending gave a message of good wizardry continuing with a new generation.  This is nominated in four Critics’ Choice categories as well as other nominations at the People’s Choice and Grammy awards, according to IMDB.

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I’m looking forward to seeing how the award season goes for all of these.