Well, that didn’t go so well (for me). And, if you ask me, it didn’t go that well in any case. But how not-well I’ll explain by degrees…
Predicting this year’s Globes is tricky. On the one hand, they love to help a narrative along. On the other hand, this year has several competing narratives. On the other other hand, thanks to some key omissions (namely in Director and Screenplay), they’re making it very difficult to predict which narrative, if any, they’re going to advance….
Early (for me) this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th Golden Globes Awards, which will be given out on January 7. And the nominees are…
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ha. Ha .Ha. *ahem*
The multiple categories for Picture, Actor, and Actress and the single category for Screenplay may limit the effect the Globes have on the Oscars. But they can’t be overlooked as a step on the way there. And here are my final predictions for them.
Picture – Drama: Hacksaw Ridge (#42) Hell or High Water (#15) Lion Manchester By the Sea (#N/A) Moonlight (#14)
We’ve got a lot to talk about. There were some real surprises this year. And by that, I mean that I was proven wrong. And I’d like to understand why.
Let’s break these bad motherfuckers down. A quick note: I rank all my contenders in all my award categories only for the top 20. So if someone ranks lower than 20 on a given list, I note them thus: (#>20). I assume that’s right.
I told ’em. I fuckin’ told ’em! You can’t keep a great film down. You just can’t. And they didn’t.