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The Golden Globe Winners 2012

Last night the 69th annual Golden Globe awards took place in Beverly Hilton Hotel, California.  Ricky Gervais hosted for the third consecutive year, but this time, instead of causing controversy, people complained that he was too tame.  Now, before you go off to proclaim to your friends that you knew who would win, take a look at the winners.

First up are the movie categories:

Best Drama

The Descendants

Best Comedy/Musical

The Artist

Best Animated Film

The Adventures of TinTin

Best Actor in a Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress in a Drama

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Screenplay

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Best Score – Motion Picture

The Artist – Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Masterpiece” – Madonna

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation, Iran

Cecil B. Demille Award

Morgan Freeman

And now on to the television categories:

Best TV Comedy or Musical

Modern Family

Best Television Series – Drama


Best Mini-Series

Downton Abbey

Best Actor in a TV Drama

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Best Actor in a TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Best Actress in a TV Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

What do you think?  Did you guess right?  Are you happy with the winners?  Who do you think should have won?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below, also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button, only if you liked the post.  I have a Twitter account too, it’s!/AdamODwyer1, just saying.


The Razzie Nominations 2011

Although it is a known fact that actors love to get their egos stroked by winning awards, there is one award that actors prey they do not win, a RAZZIE.  The RAZZIE awards include categories like; Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel and, a newly introduced award, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D.

This year’s nominees have been announced and are as follows:

Worst Picture:
The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck


Worst Actor:
Jack Black – Gulliver’s Travels
Gerard Butler – The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher – Killers and Valentine’s Day
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day
Robert Pattinson – Remember Me and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Actress:
Jennifer Aniston – The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Miley Cyrus – The Last Song
The Four Gal Pals – Sex and the City 2 (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon)
Megan Fox – Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Supporting Actor:
Billy Ray Cyrus – The Spy Next Door
George Lopez – Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day
Dev Patel – The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone – The Last Airbender and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Rob Schneider – Grown Ups

Worst Supporting Actress:
Jessica Alba – The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day
Cher – Burlesque
Liza Minnelli – Sex and the City 2
Nicola Peltz – The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand – Little Fockers

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D (special category for 2010):
Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3D
Saw 3D

Worst Screen Couple / Worst Screen Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler – The Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent – Jonah Hex
The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
The Entire Cast of SEX AND THE CITY 2
The Entire Cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director:
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer – Vampires Suck
Michael Patrick King – SEX AND THE CITY 2
M. Night Shyamalan – The Last Airbender
David Slade – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone – The Expendables

Worst Screenplay:
The Last Airbender – Written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series created by Michael Dante Dimartino and Brian Konietzko
Little Fockers – Written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on characters created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke
Sex and the City 2 – Written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV series created by Darren Star
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer
Vampires Suck – Written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel:
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

Who do you think should win?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

The Golden Globes 2011

I’m going to take a break from writing about remakes, though there will be another one tomorrow, and instead I’m going to talk about the Golden Globes.

It’s no surprise that Natalie Portman won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Nina in Black Swan.  The movie was so well received that it would have been a complete shock, to me, had she not one.  The male version of this award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, went to, Mr. Darcy himself, Colin Firth for his movie The Kings Speech.

Toy Story 3 won Best Animated Feature Film.  It’s not that I wasn’t expecting it to win; it’s just that everyone I know who saw it didn’t like it.  They said it was good but way too sad, some even said they wished it wasn’t made.  I was hoping something more fun loving would win, but maybe next time.  Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical went to The Kids Are All Right, which is about two lesbians, in a relationship, that each used the same sperm donor to have kids and now those kids, who have reached teenage years, find their biological dad.

Glee got the award for Best Comedy/Musical TV Series.  It actually beat the Big Bang Theory in this category, which I wasn’t sure it would due to Glee’s decline in popularity.  The Big Bang Theory didn’t completely miss out as Jim Parson, Sheldon, walked away with the award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical TV Series.  Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer, of Glee, didn’t leave empty handed as they won Best Supporting Actress/Actor awards respectively.  Isn’t it strange that comedy and musical are paired together in the Golden Globes?

Are you happy with the winners?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Black Swan

Two dancers one role, one has passion the other has talent.  Black Swan is the story of two ballet dancers competing to play the lead role in Swan Lake, which is a duel role, the white swan and her twin sister the black swan.  Nina (Natalie Portman) is more suited to play the part of the white swan, while Lily (Mila Kunis) has the personality to portray the black swan.  Nina wins the roles, but slower loses her mind and uncovers a dark side within herself.

When I first heard of this movie, a few months ago, I wasn’t excited about it.  At the time I didn’t know much about the story and the more I learn the more interested I get.  Imagine being haunted by someone, always having an understudy hoping to take your place.  The story is similar to old legends about doppelgangers; these stories usually centre around an evil double.

Black Swan is a psychological thriller.  The story is Nina’s transformation from the white swan to the black swan.  The acting looks amazing, Portman has even been nominated for her third golden globe based on her performance in the film.  Kunis was also nominated for a golden globe award and she received a Screen Actors Guild Award.  Judging by that it’s safe to say the movie isn’t lacking in talent, but will it live up to expectations.  Unfortunately we won’t find out until the 21st which is twelve days away.

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The Green Lantern

Green lantern movie set to hit cinemas on the 17th of June 2011.  The movie tells the story of an irresponsible test pilot who is chosen to become a Green Lantern.  Ryan Reynolds is starring in the movie and Blake Lively will be playing his long-term love interest Carol Ferris.

The first Green Lantern comic was released in July 1940.  In this series the Green Lantern was Alan Scott.  As most comic book fans will know comic books are split into different ages and this series was in the Golden Age.  Due to lack of sales during the war the Green Lantern was cancelled, as were many other superhero comics.  The Atom age came and went (this was generally romance and sci-fi comics, not many superheroes), then there was the Silver age, and this brought back many of the heroes we know today.

Even though the heroes were back, the characters weren’t.  Hal Jordan was now the Green Lantern and his ring was less magical and more technical.  The movie seems to be taking its inspiration from the Silver age Green Lantern.

To be honest the trailer didn’t exactly get me excited about this movie.  I think the reason is because it’s very light.  Hero movies these days tend to show the dark side of being a hero.  In the comic book world the Silver age wasn’t very dark, that didn’t come until the Bronze age, so it’s not like the film is straying from the story.  I’m going to put my judgements on hold until I’ve seen more, but I feel that the reason Dark Knight was so good was because it was taken seriously, which may not happen if there is too much humour and not enough heart.

Feel free to completely disagree by commenting and voting below.