|Rosamund Pike, Best Actress in Drama - Gone Girl and Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor - Foxcatcher|
We learned that if your heart is pure (kind of) and you are rooting for the movie (that you haven't even seen yet) and it has your darling Fluffalo in it, amazing things can happen.
Foxcatcher which wasn't even present in most of critics' top 10 and nominations (while Boyhood triumphed, that sound you hear is me vomiting) got a big boost this week with Steve Carell getting both SAG and GG nominations and the film getting Best Picture nomination as well as the inclusion among AFI's top
But let's focus on what's important - Mark Ruffalo is a double SAG and Golden Globe nominee this year. Oh, yeah!
(in celebration of Carell's nomination I'm gonna use some classic Michael Scott moments here)
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory Of Everything"
The Theory of Everything is not even in my top 20 - and I've seen mere 34 movies this year (so far). Selma? The Imitation Game? Boyhood, the most forgettable soon to be BP winner in recent memory? And where is Gone Girl? Thank you for waking up from nominating mediocrity long enough to nominate Foxcatcher.
What is winning? Boyhood. Eh.
|Where's Begin Again?!|
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Into The Woods"
Once again let's nominate things here that aren't technically even comedy. And I so hoped for Neighbors and especially Begin Again.
What is winning? Birdman
Ava DuVernay - "Selma"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - "Birdman"
Wes Anderson - "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
David Fincher - "Gone Girl"
Richard Linklater - "Boyhood"
Gone Girl's BP snub makes less and less sense with every moment. Fincher gets nominated but not the best movie he did in years.
Who is winning? Linklater
|Emily Blunt in Into the Woods|
Amy Adams - "Big Eyes"
Emily Blunt - "Into The Woods"
Helen Mirren - "The Hundred-Foot Journey"
Julianne Moore - "Maps To The Stars"
Quvenzhané Wallis - "Annie"
Laughing so hard at the inclusion of Wallis and eye rolling and Adams choice. But Emily Blunt got in!
Who is winning? A part of me hopes they will award Moore here - for what is actually her finest performance this year, not Still Alice - which would allow them to give Rosamund Drama trophy, but perhaps Blunt is winning?
Ralph Fiennes - "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Michael Keaton - "Birdman"
Bill Murray - "St. Vincent"
Christoph Waltz - "Big Eyes"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Inherent Vice"
So let me get this straight - Waltz gets shit reviews, still gets in. Why, why couldn't you nominate someone who is in actual comedy and make him a triple nominee this year? Mark was absolutely flawless in Begin Again.
Who is winning? Batman, baby.
|Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl|
Jennifer Aniston - "Cake"
Felicity Jones - "The Theory Of Everything"
Julianne Moore - "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike - "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon - "Wild"
Again, 3 ladies who made out with Ruffalo made the cut, just like on SAG. Ah, Jen. A living proof if you go to enough talk shows and look like shit in your film, they'll nominate you. The lack of Cotillard and the inclusion of bland Oscar baiting roles like everyone but Pike physically hurts me.
Who is winning? Here's hoping they'll give Ros this one. It's the surprise they can afford.
|Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler|
Steve Carell - "Foxcatcher"
Benedict Cumberbatch - "The Imitation Game"
Jake Gyllenhaal - "Nightcrawler"
David Oyelowo - "Selma"
Eddie Redmayne - "The Theory Of Everything"
Seeing Steve Carell here is such a joy. I don't care who wins actual Oscar but I'd love for him to be at least nominated and this along with SAG greatly increases his chances. I think Gyllemhaal is definitely getting nominated now.
Who is winning? I would not be surprised if either of them won, actually. With Keaton in another category they have a choice to go with same old Oscar bait win or actually award someone who took risks. I'm gonna say Gyllenhaal.
|Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year|
Patricia Arquette - "Boyhood"
Keira Knightley - "The Imitation Game"
Meryl Streep - "Into The Woods"
Emma Stone - "Birdman"
Jessica Chastain - "A Most Violent Year"
At this point Meryl Streep can shit on the floor, film it and they'll nominate her. Very glad for Keira, Emma and Chastain. But we all know that
Who is winning? Arquette is unfortunately winning this.
|Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher|
Robert Duvall - "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke - "Boyhood"
Edward Norton - "Birdman"
J.K Simmons - "Whiplash"
Mark Ruffalo - "Foxcatcher"
What is Duvall doing in all those line ups? I'm so glad to see Mark among the nominees. He better be a lock for Oscar nomination now.
Who is winning? Unless Simmons soils himself or has sex with a cat (second The Thick of It reference of the day) he is winning EVERY. SINGLE. AWARD. OUT. THERE.
Alexander Dinerlaris, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo - "Birdman"
Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness - "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Graham Moore - "The Imitation Game"
Gillian Flynn - "Gone Girl"
Richard Linklater - "Boyhood"
Great to see Flynn getting nominated. Boyhood had a script?
Who is winning? Birdman? Probably.
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem"
Yeah, I'm not a patriot but I've gotta see Ida. They've been talking about this nomination every other minute since it was announced. I think we are actually winning this.
Best Animated Feature Film
"Big Hero 6"
"The Book Of Life"
"How To Train Your Dragon 2"
"The Lego Movie"
I have no idea about animated films so I have no opinion here.
|WHERE IS LOST STARS?!|
"Glory" from "Selma"
"Big Eyes" from "Big Eyes"
"Mercy Is" from "Noah"
"Opportunity" from "Annie"
"Yellow Flicker Beat" from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1"
That Gone Girl snub in Best Picture is not the worst. Lost Stars from Begin Again not being included? That is the worst.
What is winning? Who knows? Maybe Lana?
Best Original Score
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory Of Everything"
I'm so happy to see The Theory of Everything here. That was a gorgeous score. Gone Girl is still my favorite of the year.
What is winning? They are probably gonna give what they can to Birdman.
The Normal Heart
So glad to see True Detective, Fargo and The Normal Heart here.
What is winning? True Detective should win this but we all loved Fargo, didn't we?
Best TV Series
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
The usual suspects but it is surprising to see The Affair here, which is only in its first season. Of course Game of Thrones is nominated for its weakest season.
What is winning? The Good Wife?
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
So they don't nominate Veep, the funniest show on air right now but they nominate fucking Girls? For shame. Also - what the hell is Jane the Virgin?
What is winning? Orange is the New Black, probably.
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair
So many fine actors here. I'm especially happy to see Spader who is always a treat to watch.
Who is winning? Spacey, perhaps?
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Louis C.K., Louis
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffery Tambor, Transparent
Loving that the previous host Ricky Gervais is nominated. You can tell this is gonna be a source for some epic jokes.
Who is winning? Louis CK?
|Ruth Wilson in The Affair|
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards
I'm so happy to see Ruth Wilson nominated. I've been rooting for her for years and I adore her work in Luther. Fantastic to see her getting attention.
Who is winning? Viola Davis is universally beloved so perhaps she is gonna win this.
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Lena Dunham getting nominated again. Oh, Jesus. Well at least Veep got at least one nomination. Surprising that they snubbed Amy Poehler who is gonna host the ceremony again.
Who is winning? Hopefully Dreyfus rightfully takes the trophy
|Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart|
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
McConaughey and Mark being nominated in the same category. Lovely! I think given how Matt won last year this may go to...
Who is winning? Billy Bob Thornton for his outstanding work in Fargo
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O'Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Amazing actresses nominated all around but I think that...
Who is winning? newcomer Allison Tolman may win here
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
So happy for Matt Bomer. He was absolutely heartbreaking in the movie, hopefully he will win here.
Who is winning? They may award Fargo big and go with Hanks but I'm hoping for Bomer
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
Strong group of ladies here, but it should be pretty easy for..
Who is winning? Kathy Bates to win
Cecile B. DeMille Award: George Clooney
The Award season, as predictable as it is - no one is stopping Simmons, Arquette, Boyhood or Linklater now - has a few surprises each year. This year it's nominations like Naomi Watts getting SAG nomination yesterday or Wallis for Annie today but there's also a fair share of excitement - the winners are almost set in stone but the nominees? Will Gyllenhaal and Carell make it all the way to the end? Will Jennifer Aniston get her first Academy Award nomination?
For me the biggest surprise is the lack of love for Angelina Jolie. I'm not gonna name names (wink wink nudge nudge) but a certain fellow bloggers were predicting her new movie Unbroken for Oscar Best Picture win. I knew it won't win - Angelina is not a strong director and the film looked cliche even beyond Academy's tastes - but I am surprised that she didn't get any Globes love. After all these are the people who nominated her for The Tourist just to get her to attend the ceremony. It is after all what they are doing with Clooney this year.
We'll know the winners on Sunday, January 11th 2015.