Hi, I'm Jio. Here are my thoughts for the day.
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but let’s talk about some Emmy noms shall we?
Game of Thrones with 11 including Best Drama!
But no Best Directing/Writing awards, or more acting awards than just the Dink.
Modern Family maintains the lead in comedy with 14 nominations, including all 6 adult cast members getting nominations!
30 Rock still looking strong with 13 nominations!
But no more Jane Krakowski :(.
American Horror Story leading all shows (tied with Mad Men) with 17 (!) nominations! I guess the switch to mini-series worked!
Sherlock getting 13 nominations including Mini-series/Movie, Lead Actor & Supporting Actor! Makes up for last year’s shut-out.
Girls with 5 nominations, including Series/Actress/Writing/Directing for Lena Dunham!
Downton Abbey’s impressive 16 nominations including 6 (!) acting nominations - Dockery, Bonneville, Smith, Carter, Coyle, and happiest one for Froggatt!
Mayim Bialik is an Emmy nominee! So is Uma Thurman! And Zooey Deschanel!
Veep sneaking into Best Comedy! Just wish Anna Chlumsky made it in too, but it’s too late for that.
But what’s with the lack of Parks and Rec in comedy? I know I only watched it months back but it totally deserved one.
No Apartment 23, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, Revenge and just one for Shameless & Raising Hope?
I’m sure there are more that I missed. But hey, let’s just have some cake. Emmy’s are on September 23!
I’m lazy so this will be short and sweet:
Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Will win: George Clooney, The Descendants
Might win: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Should win: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Should be here: Michael Fassbender, Shame
Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Will win: Viola Davis, The Help
Might win: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Should win: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Should be here: Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Will win: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Might win: No one else. (I kid. Not really. But maybe Nick Nolte, Warrior)
Should win: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Should be here: Ben Kingsley, Hugo; Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Will win: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Might win: Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Should win: Jessica Chastain, The Help or Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Should be here: Helen McCrory, Hugo
Cast in a Motion Picture:
Will win: The Help
Might win: The Artist (or Bridesmaids)
Should win: The Help
Should be here: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Hugo
**Stunt Ensemble: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Will win: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Might win: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Should win: Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Should be here: Damian Lewis, Homeland and Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Will win: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Might win: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Should win: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Should be here: Claire Danes, Homeland and Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Will win: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Might win: Steve Carrell, The Office
Should win: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Should be here: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Will win: Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Might win: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Should win: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Should be here: Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Male Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie:
Will win: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Might win: Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Should win: —-
Should be here: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Female Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie:
Will win: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Might win: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Should win: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Should be here: Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Will win: Modern Family
Might win: Glee
Should win: 30 Rock or Modern Family
Should be here: Cougar Town
Ensemble in a Drama Series:
Will win: Boardwalk Empire
Might win: Game of Thrones
Should win: Game of Thrones
Should be here: Homeland
**Stunt Ensemble: Game of Thrones
Ahh, awards season finally enters the time when awards are actually given - not precursors or just nominations, actual award giving. Yay. There’s the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday which aren’t at all important, followed by the Critics Choice Awards last Thursday, which has some importance. Then we have the Golden Globes this Sunday, which don’t exactly have the influence, but they show a bit of direction, that’s for sure.
Sure, since 2004, the Globes and the Oscars have only agreed once on a winner (on Slumdog Millionaire), but their nominees are generally the same, and it still gives a nice snapshot of the race in other categories. This year, which is quite the open one I might add, should be our first glimpse on what the “industry” is going for, despite the HFPA still being press. With the category split, too, Best Picture Drama is much more wide-open than usual, while Comedy is 99% wrapped up.
On the TV side, we’ve got tons of new nominees in the mix, and shows that are showing their age or have been subpar this season. It makes the race much more unpredictable and fun. So here are my predictions for both film & TV nominations at the 69th Golden Globes.
I decided to use a listing (point) system instead this year just ‘coz I’m on a 7 hour flight with nothing to do. Each category, I’ll write down a list, with 1 being my prediction for who will win, then a quick note on why.
Predictions after the cut!
~ AFI Awards
Watching Drive again and realizing how awesome it is all over again. Decided to write my own awards of Film in 2011.
Best Picture: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Runner Up: Hugo)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo (Runner Up: Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive)
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, Shame (Runner Up: Ryan Gosling, Drive)
Best Actress: Charlize Theron, Young Adult (Runners-Up: Zoe Heran, Tomboy & Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Runner Up: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn)
Best Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, The Artist (Runners-Up: Helen McCrory, Hugo & Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life)
Best Young Actor: Joel Courtney, Super 8 (Runners Up: Asa Butterfield, Hugo & Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)
Best Young Actress: Zoe Heran, Tomboy (Runner Up: Elle Fanning, Super 8)
Best Comedy Film: The Artist (Runner Up: Submarine)
Best Drama Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Runner Up: Hugo)
Best Action Film: Super 8 (Runner Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)
Best Horror/Thriller Film: Scream 4 (Runner Up: The Skin I Live In)
Best Foreign Language Film: Tomboy (Runners Up: A Separation & The Kid With a Bike)
Best Animated Film: Rango (Runner Up: The Adventures of Tintin)
Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Runner Up: Project Nim)
Most Overrated Film: The Descendants (Runner Up: The Tree of Life)
Most Underrated Film: Hesher (Runner Up: Scream 4)
Most Under-recognized Film in awards season: Tomboy (Runners Up: Submarine & Harry Potter)
Best Collective Body of Work: Jessica Chastain, The Help/The Tree of Life/The Debt/Texas Killing Fields/Take Shelter/Coriolanus (Runners Up: Ryan Gosling, Drive/The Ides of March/Crazy Stupid Love; Carey Mulligan, Drive/Shame; Michael Fassbender, Shame/X-Men: First Class/A Dangerous Method)
Most Disappointing Film: Green Lantern (Runner Up: A Dangerous Method)
Worst Film I Saw in 2011: Something Borrowed (Thankfully I did not see Jack & Jill and a host of other “bad” films this 2011. I steered clear.)
Best Original Screenplay: Win Win (Runners-Up: Attack the Block & Super 8)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Submarine (Runner Up: Drive)
Best Original Score: Hugo (Runners Up: The Artist & Super 8)
Best Art Direction: Hugo (Runner Up: The Artist)
Best Sound (Editing & Mixing): Super 8 (Runner Up: Harry Potter)
Best Costume Design: Hugo (Runner Up: Jane Eyre)
Best Cinematography: Hugo (Runner Up: The Tree of Life)
Best 3D Film: Hugo (Runner Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)
Best Sequence: Train Crash, Super 8 (Runners Up: Elevator Scene, Drive & The last scene, Melancholia)
Best Cameo: Hugh Jackman, X-Men: First Class (Runners Up: Jim Parsons and Neil Patrick Harris, The Muppets & Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin, Scream 4)
Best Ensemble Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Runner Up: Bridesmaids)
Best Animal Actor: Uggie, The Artist (Runner Up: Cosmo, Beginners)
Right on the heels of the ridiculous and awful SAG nominations, we come to one of the most WTF nomination ceremonies in the history of everything, the Golden Globes. The HFPA aren’t afraid of nominating A-list stars and films so that they come to the show, despite not even being in contention for anything (The Tourist, anyone?). They have also every year, since 2004, awarded their Best Picture Globe to a film that went on to lose at the Oscars (except for Slumdog Millionaire). On the other hand, a good chunk of their nominees do end up nominees at the Oscars as well – not always, but a good percentage (especially since it has the Comedy branch too). On the TV side, the Globes like to award shows and people first, so despite the SAG snub, expect Homeland (and Game of Thrones) to make its presence felt… at least I hope so.
If you look back to my GG predictions from last year (found here: http://oi-jio.livejournal.com/#oi_jio31087), and I did pretty okay. So here we go again!
More after the cut!
The Screen Actors Guild announces their nominees tomorrow morning at 6 AM PST (9 AM EST), and this should clear up the Oscar race considerably more than the BFCA (a catch-all sort of awards show to begin with but still a good precursor). It will also bring us back around to awarding TV’s finest. So I’ve let my awards-dork out, and here are my predictions for the 18th Annual SAG Awards Nomination Ceremony (after the cut!)
All of which are pretty major (except NYFCO). The awards are all going on right about now and the ones having good days are