Golden Globe Nominations

Well, it’s that time of year boys and girls. This morning the official list of the 2006 Golden Globe nominees was announced, and although I don’t agree wtih all of them, I can at least say that I’m “ok” with the list. Here is the list of nominees… my pick for the winners will be in red.

The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

Leonardo DiCaprio (For both Blood Diamond and The Departed)
Peter O’Toole “Venus”
Will Smith “The Pursuit Of Happyness”
Forest Whitaker “The Last King of Scotland”

Penelope Cruz, “Volver”
Judi Dench, “Notes on a Scandal”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Sherrybaby”
Helen Mirren, “The Queen”
Kate Winslet, “Little Children”

“Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
“The Devil Wears Prada”
“Little Miss Sunshine”
“Thank You for Smoking”

Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Aaron Eckhart, “Thank You for Smoking”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Kinky Boots”
Will Ferrell, “Stranger than Fiction”

Annette Bening, “Running With Scissors”
Toni Collette, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Beyonce Knowles, “Dreamgirls”
Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada”
Renee Zellweger, “Miss Potter”

Ben Affleck, “Hollywoodland”
Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”
Jack Nicholson, “The Departed”
Brad Pitt, “Babel”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Departed”

Adriana Barraza, “Babel”
Cate Blanchett, “Notes on a Scandal”
Emily Blunt, “The Devil Wears Prada”
Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”
Rinko Kikuchi, “Babel”

Clint Eastwood, “Flags of Our Fathers”
Clint Eastwood, “Letters from Iwo Jima”
Steven Frears, “The Queen”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Babel”
Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”

Guillermo Arriaga, “Babel”
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, “Little Children”
Patrick Marber, “Notes on a Scandal”
William Monahan, “The Departed”
Peter Morgan, “The Queen”

“Apocalypto,” USA
“Letters from Iwo Jima,” USA/Japan
“The Lives of Others,” Germany
“Pan’s Labyrinth,” Mexico
“Volver” Spain

“Happy Feet”
“Monster House”

So there you have it. Any glaring omissions? Anything on there that certainly doesn’t belong? What are you winners?

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30 thoughts on “Golden Globe Nominations

  1. Best everything- The Proposition- If you need a best actor, Ray WInstone gives one of the best performances I have ever seen, and Guy Pierce and Danny Houston are right behind

  2. To answer Mdean, I haven’t seen Dreamgirls yet, but the hype has to be for a reason. I’m rooting for Jen just from being a fan from American Idol. I said yikes to Beyonce because I really don’t like that slag.

  3. nice picks…if the departed was half as good as infernal affairs then it should win. once again the WIRE (the best damn show on television) got the shaft…figures. never seen little miss sunshine is it any good. anything with carrell is funny

  4. re: screenplay

    Good point John about separate awards. Though I think adapting a foreign or old movie is a million times easier than adapting a book; you already know it works on film, just need to change it for your audience.

  5. And on a final note…

    I love how at many awards shows “Best Movie – Drama” gets its own category, and then there is “Best Movie – Comedy or Musical”. Like, what the fu*k?!? How are these things even similar? I mean Drama can be funny, Musicals can have drama, comedies can have drama and/or music, so why feel the need to hitch comedy & musical????

    Either seperate them ALL or combine them all…

    Its the 2006 “Career Awards”…

    Best Businessman
    Best Doctor
    Best Auto Mechanic or Chef (Because they have soooo much in common!)

  6. On a side note…

    Do you all think its fair to have films that the ‘general public’ hasnt even had a chance to see yet to get nominated for these awards?

    I mean ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ havent even been released yet (wide). Might this nomination give a film an “unfair” advantage, box office wise? Someone might have said “I didnt plan on seeing ‘Dreamgirls’, but now that it has been nominated it “must” be a pretty good film”. And vice versa, someone might now want to see , say… ‘The Departed’, now that it has been nominated, but its already out of theaters.

    Curious to hear people thoughts…

  7. John,

    It has been brought up in the comments, but are these your picks for who you feel SHOULD win or for who you think will actually take home the award?

    Just curious.

  8. Note: are they opening up foreign language films as being made by US filmmakers? I’d dig it to see ‘Pan’ get the win, but against “Letters from Iwo Jima,” and Mel’s flick?

    Ugghhhh. ‘Letters’ gets it….it will also be on the Top Five Picture Oscar Ballot. Wait and see. Del Toro’s film will then stand alone in that one category…

    Mel Gibson’s picture will get techs.

  9. I agree with all of Campea’s picks except for the follwing:
    Borat (I like “Little Miss Sunshine” — and while I lauged at Prada, “Little Miss Sunshine”
    is the better of all of them)

    Jack Nicolson in ‘Departed’. I think Ben Affleck in ‘Hollywoodland’ has done his best acting work in his career.

    Now, while I like the idea that Eastwood is getting props for his work, I’m going to back John up on most of the picks for ‘Departed’, simply because, and let’s be honest here, the Globes do have a slight influence on Oscars. That said, I really would like to see a Scorcese picture -and one of his best- go on to win stuff later on in the Oscars. Especially Best Director.

    And in spite of “Galactica” getting kicked in the goads in TV noms, let’s look at…”Heroes”…which is there!

  10. best film – Half Nelson?
    best film – United 93?
    best film – The Proposition?
    best actor – Ryan Gosling?
    best director – Tommy Lee Jones?
    Prada was crap.
    Cars will win, but Monster House was AMAZING technically. I’d love to see it win.

    Departed? It was good, but not THAT good. Won’t win a thing. Unless the HFP sympathizes with Scorsese for never winning an Oscar.

  11. Re: Screenplay,

    Keep this in mind… to say The Departed doesn’t deserve best screenplay because the film is based on another work… would be to say that Lord of the Rings didn’t deserve best screenplay becuase it was also based on another preexisting work

    This is where I prefer the Oscars. The Oscars have 2 separate categories for Screenplays. Original, and Adapted. The Golden globes should have this too I think.

    And trust me… ADAPTING a screenplay can be (notice i said CAN be) 10x harder than doing an original.

  12. What a lousy bunch of movies. It was a lousy year for the movies overall. Hell, Cars and Slither were the best films of the year. I also liked Pirates 2, Flushed Away and Casino Royale. That’s it. At least 2007 looks a lot more promising.

    No, I did not see The Departed. I had already seen and loved Infernal Affairs.

  13. You know, although I don’t think he deserves to win, I would liked to have seen Daniel Craig get a nomination for Casino Royale. Despite the negative press, he turned in not only a great Bond performance, but delivered a great all-round acting performance too.

    Pretty much agree with all your choices there John, but I really hope they give Pan’s Labyrinth best foreign film. I just loved it…

  14. I agree with the guys above. There’s no way The Departed deserves best screenplay.
    Acting awards are fine, but the movie’s a remake! All that screenplay writer had to do was watch the original and write it down in English and maybe change some bullshit Hollywood stuff like add token romance and comedy.

  15. The Departed is soo overrated. Infernal Affairs was twice as good, twice as intense, and the acting was much better (Leo does not deserve any nominations for his role in Departed). The Departed took the IA script and added a long prologue and way too much slapstick/silly comedy. I think Best Supporting Actor should go to Ben Affleck. Yea laugh at me all you want but he was damn good in that movie.

  16. John,

    while I loved the departed, how much of infernal affairs did they take? (I only ask that cause it’s on my netflix, and i haven’t gotten it yet). I’m not big on remaked screenplays getting nominated unless they are shared w/ the orginal screenwriter.

  17. Best Drama – Babel
    Best Pic: Musical or Comedy – Thank You for Smoking
    Best Director – Steven Frears: The Queen
    Best Screenplay – Patrick Marber: Notes on a Scandal
    Best Foreign – Volver

    The rest, I agree with ya John. Mind you, I haven’t seen most of these flicks, so I’m just purely going on guts.

  18. My Picks…

    Best Drama- The Departed
    Best Musical or Comedy- Borat
    Best Actor Drama- Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
    Best Actress Drama- Helen Mirren (The Queen)
    Best Actor Musical or Comedy- Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) HE SHOULD WIN THE OSCAR!!!
    Best Actress Musical or Comedy- Beyonce Knowles (Dreamgirls)
    Best Supporting Actor- Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
    Best Supporting Actress- Adriana Barraza (Babel)

  19. John, who do you like for best Foreign Language Film? I didn’t see a pick from you there. Please say “Letters From Iwo Jima.” I haven’t even seen the damned thing yet, but I feel it would be a crime if Clint came away with nothing this year, after busting his ass. Certainly can’t deny Marty this year, though. Departed kicked ass.

  20. you are right marina about half nelson. I am surprised to see it not getting any awards notice at all….especially goslings performance…he should be nominated at least for best actor….

    even then nothing can stop whitaker from taking everything out….

    It is a bit cheeky whitaker is being run as best actor though as he is the supporting character in the film really..

    it is just that his performance is so strong even when he is not on screen he hangs over every frame so therefore he deserves it.

  21. My picks.

    Drama – WHO WILL WIN: The Departed. WHO SHOULD WIN: The Departed.

    Actor Drama – WHO WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN: Forrest Whitaker – they might as well give him the globe and the oscar now….nothing comes close to his perfromance in this film..awards generally make huge mistakes all the time but if he doesn’t win the oscar and the globe then I will never watch another awrads show ever again. He is fucking amazing.

    Actress Drama – WHO WILL WIN: Helen Mirren. Who Should:Winslet – She is great in this film

    Best Picture musical of comedy – WHO WILL WIN: Dreamgirls – audiences embrace it the way critics seem to be it can’t lose
    Who Should Win: I haven’t seen dreamgirls but Borat deserves it out of the four I have seen

    Best Actor Musical or Comedy – WHO WILL WIN: Sacha Baron Cohen. Who Should Win: SACHA BARON COHEN!! I know you don’t see it as acting for some odd reason john but at least in this catagory it is by a mile the best comic performance. By a mile. Eckhart was good too but no one in any film became their character the way cohen did.

    Best Actress Musical or Comedy – WHO WILL WIN: Meryl Streep. film was a hit and critics seemed to like the film but they all loved her in it.She will take it. Who Should Win: Meryl Streep. I liked little miss sunshine but collette was hardly the funny one in the film. For a comedic performance streep was hilarious

    Supporting Actor – WHO WILL WIN: Eddie Murphy. The heat he is getting for this role is pretty big. Everyone loves the “comeback” I see him winning the oscar too. WHO SHOULD WIN: Affleck. I thought he was great. Nicholson was good toO but he hardly did anything SPECIAL that was unique or out of sorts for him. It was par for the course.

    Supporting Actress – WHO WILL WIN: Jennifer Hudson. Again everything I have read has singled out her and murphy as the best things in the film but in particular hudson. Perhaps the whole Idol sitgma will stop her from taking the oscar but I see her taking this. WHO SHOULD WIN: Adriana Barraza. Its the type of role awards are made for. She was fantastic and I hope she wins.

    Best Director – WHO WILL WIN: Martin Scorsese. Surely it is his year at long last to take it all..the baftas, the globes, the oscars. I know this is the globes but lets face it…. Eminem has an oscar people. Scorsese doesn’t. Ridiculous. WHO SHOULD WIN: Martin Scorsese. Again, it has to be his year. the big worry is the early word of the second eastwood film. Rave reviews and picking up serious awards buzz. But again this has to be the year for scorsese.

    Best Screenplay – WHO WILL WIN: William Monahan. WHO SHOULD WIN: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan for The Prestige. Loved the script. Not even nominated.
    Oh well…

    Best Foreign Language – WHO WILL WIN: Letters from Iwo Jima. They will want to give eastwood something for this film. WHO SHOULD WIN: Pans Labyrinth. Amazing film.

    Best Animated Film – WHO WILL WIN: Happy Feet.It is a huge smash and is fresh in voters minds. WHO SHOULD WIN: Monster House. Loved it. Felt like I watching a donner/speilberg/dante/zemeckis film from the 80’s.

    so thats my list of will and should…I haven’t seen everything and i am normally wrong with these types of things but that is how I see it this year.

  22. I’m ok with most of this but I have issues with some of the nominees.

    “Bobby” for best picture? It was OK but NOT award material and “Half Nelson” is no where on the list and that film was AMAZING. I’m happy to see that “The Lives of Others” is on the foreign ballot. This was one of the best films I saw this year and true, I haven’t seen “Pan’s Labyrinth” yet and thought it looks excellent “Lives of Others” is fantastic.

    I’m also surprised that “A Scanner Darkly” didn’t make the animated category. I’m assuming that that’s where it would fit in.

  23. Nice picks John, I think the only one I disagree with is Best Comedy or Musical, Im going with Little Miss Sunshine on that one, it’s been a long time since Ive seen a movie that good.


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