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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:16 am

At this point, I'm not sure. It almost seems like a Cars/Happy Feet kind of competition. Cars won more prizes than Happy Feet, but lost to Happy Feet in the end. Cars was bigger financially than Happy Feet, much like Rango over Tintin. It's very possible that being more recent in memory, Tintin will triumph. I'm not really sure at this point, though. Not quite sure yet. BAFTA could be the first time we know for certain.
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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:26 pm

OscarGuy wrote:The Adventures of Tintin won for two reasons, the least of which was that Rango is very much an "American" film. Tintin is also much better known outside the U.S. and I wouldn't doubt if most of the HPFA grew up with Tintin and thus are more familiar with the character and his adventures, thus the film had a more nostalgic feel. It was destined to win this award, I think.


So are you saying the Oscars are going to go with Rango?

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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:09 am

The Adventures of Tintin won for two reasons, the least of which was that Rango is very much an "American" film. Tintin is also much better known outside the U.S. and I wouldn't doubt if most of the HPFA grew up with Tintin and thus are more familiar with the character and his adventures, thus the film had a more nostalgic feel. It was destined to win this award, I think.
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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:55 am

Madonna's song was already disqualified by AMPAS. It's not in the eligibility list. Apparently, the song is the second music cue during the end credits, which is a violation of the Original Song Oscar rules.

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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby Mister Tee » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:43 am

I'd like to thank the Giants for wrapping up just in time for me to switch channels.

After the supporting prizes went monotonously to the Broadcast winners, I feared these dread televised awards might yet take the fun out of what seems such a promising season. Fortunately, the later winners created some murk, which is what I always root for.

The Artist came out of the evening the way I perceived it going in: as clear front-runner, but no juggernaut. Failing to take director/screenplay/supporting actress says it's not sweeping away all challengers. Interesting note: two of the films since the turn of the century that won a best picture award but missed best director did the same at the Oscars (Gladiator and Chicago). And two films the won best director but lost best picture (Million Dollar Baby and The Departed) went on to win both at the Oscars.

At the last minute, I decided Clooney was the likely winner here, given his multli-nominated year, and (film sight unsen) I'm fine with it, because I think Brad Pitt has a very decent chance of winning at SAG.

Streep, on the other hand, just about had to win here, because I think SAG will be all Viola Davis. Given the side-boost given to Michelle Williams (and, not a minor thing at all, the same to Jean Dujardin), I think both lead races are very much in doubt.

I haven't looked it up, but I think this is only Woody's second screenplay win, and the other was for the not-dissimilar Purple Rose of Cairo. Amazingly, Annie Hall lost to The Goodbye Girl, and Hannah and Her Sisters fell to the even-less-conceivable The Mission.

Does the TinTin win make animated feature an actual race, or was it just Spielberg-whoring?

Ditto on song, where who knows if Madonna will even be nominated by AMPAS.

As for the show: Ricky Gervais was funny enough, but he had an outrage bar set for him that no one was ever likely to hit.

Best in presenting show: Macy/Huffman.

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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby Reza » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:17 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Dozed off, missed Dujardin, Streep and Scorsese.


Don't worry you will catch up with them at the Oscars.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:00 pm

Dozed off, missed Dujardin, Streep and Scorsese.
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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:36 pm

Last year, Tilda looked like Tin Tin. This year, she looks like David Bowie.
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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:25 pm

Give Michelle Pfieffer a bowler hat and she could pass as a member of the Chassidim
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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:06 pm

We just saw three of the greatest speaking voices on stage, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier.
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Re: Golden Globe Awards

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:30 pm

So far, the NFL playoff games were more exciting.
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Golden Globe Awards

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:05 pm

I'll be posting separate topics for each category as they are announced. You can discuss the award show itself here.
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