What was that?

That was the Golden Globe????

Kind of ironic that I got all of the winners long before the “official” telecast on NBC ever caught up.  And also ironic that the Matt Lauer’s Dateline special didn’t interview any winners.  Heh.

Now, my predictions.  With HFPA, my theory is to pick something less Hollywood-y.  They seemed to go for that more than Oscars which has become a lot more of a popular contest than anything.  But even that theory didn’t really work for me this year.   As for television category, I mostly guessed blind because I don’t have HBO.  I’m just going with who I know or what show I heard of.  And in that category, my picks were quite disastrous.

But my average turns out to be 11 out of 25 which could’ve been at least 13 if I went with my gut instead of thinking about it too much.  Not too bad for the first time predicting the GG where most of the TV shows nominated I haven’t even seen or heard of!

Cecil B. DeMille Award – Steven Spielberg – Actually postponed until next year, as it turns out.  Sorry, Stevie!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • American Gangster
  • Atonement– My pick
  • Eastern Promises
  • The Great Debaters
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country For Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Julie Christie – Away From Her – My pick
  • Jodie Foster – The Brave One
  • Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
  • Keira Knightley – Atonement

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • George Clooney – Michael Clayton
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood – My pick
  • James McAvoy – Atonement
  • Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises
  • Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Across The Universe
  • Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Hairspray
  • Juno – My pick.  But critics LOVED this!?!
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Amy Adams – Enchanted
  • Nikki Blonsky – Hairspray
  • Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose – My pick
  • Ellen Page – Juno

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
  • Tom Hanks – Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages
  • John C. Reilly – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – My pick.  My gut said Johnny Debb.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
  • Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
  • Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone – My pick.  See?  My gut was telling me to pick Cate here too!  Dammit!
  • Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Casey Affleck – The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
  • Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Men – My pick
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
  • John Travolta – Hairspray
  • Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Bee Movie
  • Ratatouille – My pick… I mean, is there even a competition here?!?
  • The Simpsons Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (Romania)
  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (France, United States) – My pick
  • The Kite Runner (United States)
  • Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
  • Persepolis (France)

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – No Country For Old Men – My pick.  Total surprise not just to me but to most folks for this one.
  • Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
  • Ridley Scott – American Gangster
  • Joe Wright – Atonement

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Atonement – Written by Christopher Hampton
  • Charlie Wilson’s War – Written by Aaron Sorkin
  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly – Written by Ronald Harwood
  • Juno – Written by Diablo Cody – My pick. Again, gut said No Country. *sigh*
  • No Country For Old Men – Written by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Grace Is Gone – Composed by Clint Eastwood
  • The Kite Runner – Composed by Alberto Iglesias
  • Atonement – Composed by Dario Marianelli
  • Eastern Promises – Composed by Howard Shore – My pick.  I do have Atonement promo soundtrack to listen to, but did I listen to it before making the pick? Noooo…
  • Into The Wild – Composed by Michael Brook, Kaki King and Eddie Vedder

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Despedida” – Love In The Time Of Cholera (Music By: Shakira and Antonio Pinto. Lyrics By: Shakira.)
  • “Grace Is Gone” – Grace Is Gone (Music By: Clint Eastwood. Lyrics By: Carole Bayer Sager.)
  • “Guaranteed” – Into The Wild (Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder.) – My pick
  • “That’s How You Know” – Enchanted (Music By: Alan Menken. Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz.)
  • “Walk Hard” – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Music & Lyrics By: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan.)

Best Television Series – Drama

  • Big Love (HBO)
  • Damages (FX NETWORK)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • House (FOX)
  • Mad Men (AMC) – My pick…I actually root for House, but from what I’ve been reading, Mad Men might just take the cake.
  • The Tudors (SHOWTIME)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Patricia Arquette – Medium (NBC)
  • Glenn Close – Damages (FX NETWORK)
  • Minnie Driver – The Riches (FX NETWORK)
  • Edie Falco – The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Sally Field – Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
  • Holly Hunter – Saving Grace (TNT)
  • Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT) – My pick.  What did we learn so far, kids?  Listen to your goddam gut! 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

  • Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC) – My pick
  • Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)
  • Bill Paxton – Big Love (HBO)
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers – The Tudors (SHOWTIME)

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Californication (SHOWTIME)
  • Entourage (HBO)
  • Extras (HBO)
  • Pushing Daisies (ABC) – My pick

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

  • Christina Applegate – Samantha Who? (ABC)
  • America Ferrera – Ugly Betty (ABC)
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC) – My pick
  • Anna Friel – Pushing Daisies (ABC)
  • Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds (SHOWTIME)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
  • David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)
  • Ricky Gervais – Extras (HBO) – My pick. Duchovny surprise the hell out of everybody here it seems.
  • Lee Pace – Pushing Daisies (ABC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (HBO) – My pick
  • The Company (TNT)
  • Five Days (HBO)
  • Longford (HBO)
  • The State Within (BBC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Bryce Dallas Howard – As You Like It (HBO) – My pick
  • Queen Latifah – Life Support (HBO)
  • Debra Messing – The Starter Wife (USA)
  • Sissy Spacek – Pictures Of Hollis Woods (CBS)
  • Ruth Wilson – Jane Eyre (PBS)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Adam Beach – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (HBO)
  • Ernest Borgnine – A Grandpa For Christmas
  • Jim Broadbent – Longford (HBO)
  • Jason Isaacs – The State Within (BBC) – My pick
  • James Nesbitt – Jekyll (BBC)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Rose Byrne – Damages (FX NETWORK)
  • Rachel Griffiths – Brothers & Sisters (ABC) – My pick
  • Katherine Heigl – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Samantha Morton – Longford (HBO)
  • Anna Paquin – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (HBO)
  • Jaime Pressly – My Name Is Earl (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Ted Danson – Damages (FX NETWORK) – My pick…I’m rooting for the Shat., but Teddy here may be the winner according to the buzz.
  • Kevin Dillon – Entourage (HBO)
  • Jeremy Piven – Entourage (HBO)
  • Andy Serkis – Longford (HBO)
  • William Shatner – Boston Legal (ABC)
  • Donald Sutherland – Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)

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