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My Big Bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions

January 10, 2014

grvity psoterOk, people, Awards Season is in full swing and I’m trying to keep up. I may not be able to do all my predix and coverage for every show, but I will do the biggies… With that said, let’s take a look at my big, bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions for 2014. It’s a crazy competitive year where anyone and anything can happen (except for anyone trying to beat Cate Blanchett). So, just who do I think will win? Scroll down and watch the show Sunday night on NBC hosted by the hilarious team of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

My Big Bold 2014 Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions~


Best Picture (Drama)
12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, Rush
Will win: Gravity
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Actor (Drama)
Chewitel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Will win: Matthew McConaughey
Should win: Chewitel Ejiofor
Spoiler: Robert Redford

Best Actress (Drama)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
Will & Should win: Cate Blancett
* this is the most clear winner of the entire night unless the HFPA goes crazy with Philomena and hands Dench a shocker win

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)
American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Streetamy ahustle
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: Um, something else that’s not nominated~ August Osage County
Spoiler: Her

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Joaquin Phoenix (Her)
Will & Should win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Spoiler: Oscar Isaac

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said), Meryl Streep (August Osage County)
Will win: Amy Adams
Should win: Meryl Streep
spoiler: Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Will & Should win: Jared Leto
Spoiler: Daniel Bruhljared_leto_dallas_buyers_club

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
Will & Should win: Lupita Nyongo
Spoiler: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O’Russell (American Hustle)
Will & Should win: Alfonso Cuaron
Spoiler: Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay:
American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Her, Nebraska, Philomena,
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Score:
12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, The Book Thief, Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Will & Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Gravity

Best Animated Film:
The Croods, Frozen, Monster University
Will & Should win: Frozen

Best Original Song:
“Atlas”- Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel (Frozen), “Ordinary Love”- U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), “Please Mr. Kennedy” (Inside Llewyn Davis), “Sweeter Than Fiction”- Taylor Swift (One Chance)
Will & Should win: “Let It Go”
Spoiler: “Ordinary Love”


Drama Series:
Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Masters of Sex
Will win: House of Cards
Should win: Breaking Bad/The Good Wiferobin hoc
Spoiler: The Good Wife

Actor Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schriber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), James Spader (The Blacklist)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston
Spoiler: Kevin Spacey

Actress Drama Series:
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslaney (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Will win: Kerry Washington
Should win: Robin Wright
Spoiler: Juliana Marguiles

Comedy/Musical Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation
Will win: Girls (vomit!)
Should win: Modern Family
Spoiler: Parks & Recreation

Actor Comedy/Musical:
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Will win: Michael J. Fox
Should win: Jim Parsons
Spoiler: Andy Samberg

Actress Comedy/Musical:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Will & Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Spoiler: Amy Poehler

TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake, The White Queen
Will & Should win: Behind the Candelabramatt-damon-michael-douglas-behind-the-candelabra-hbo

Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Chewitel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther), Al Pacino (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Michael Douglas
Spoiler: Idris Elba

Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton & Taylor), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Elizabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Jessica Lange
Spoiler: Elizabeth Moss

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Will win: Aaron Paul
Should win: Corey Stoll
Spoiler: Josh Charles

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Hayden Panittiere (Nashville), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Will win: Sofia Vergara
Should win: Hayden Panittiere (I know that might sound crazy, but seriously, she is so good on Nashville)
Spoiler: Janet McTeer
* those two TV Supporting categories are so all over the place that truly anyone can win.

So, there ya have it. My big Globe predictions. Do you agree? Am I crazy? Let me know below and enjoy the show!


“The Croods” Animates the Box Office

March 26, 2013

The Croods MovieSorry for the belated weekly box office post, I was working on a fundraiser all weekend and got behind. But I have the numbers for you now and it looks like 2013 has another hit on its hands with the new animated family comedy The Croods. The film took in over $43 million in its first frame and should have a nice shelf life ahead with spring break on the way for families to hit the movies… Also opening well and way over expectations was the new action film Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler (who finally has a hit) which took in $30 million. That’s great news for the star and FilmDistrict which has its biggest hit ever… Unfortunately, everything wasn’t rosy at the turnstiles as the new Tina Fey/Paul Rudd comedy Admission underperformed with a middling $6 million. Luckily it didn’t cost too much to make… Holding up well were Oz the Great and Powerful and The Call which is now Halle Berry’s biggest movie in ages. For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo and check out the top films below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N The Croods Fox $43,639,736 – 4,046 – $10,786 $43,639,736 $135 1
2 N Olympus Has Fallen FD $30,373,794 – 3,098 – $9,804 $30,373,794 $70 1
3 1 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $21,568,957 -47.7% 3,805 -107 $5,669 $177,097,090 $215 3
4 2 The Call TriS $8,900,935 -48.0% 2,507 – $3,550 $31,105,056 $13 2
5 N Admission Focus $6,154,984 – 2,160 – $2,850 $6,154,984 $13 1
6 27 Spring Breakers A24 $4,858,944 +1,747.5% 1,104 +1,101 $4,401 $5,265,802 $5 2
7 3 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone WB $4,321,388 -57.5% 3,160 – $1,368 $17,411,818 $30 2
8 4 Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $2,949,101 -53.3% 2,560 -797 $1,152 $59,036,384 $195 4
9 5 Identity Thief Uni. $2,588,355 -41.4% 2,166 -676 $1,195 $127,770,300 $35 7


“Argo” Surprises at the SAG Awards

January 28, 2013

Argo-ledeThere were actually a few surprises at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards and the biggest one was in the top category of Best Film Ensemble where Argo upset the supposed front-runners Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook. With this win, Argo continues to dominate the awards circuit and I’m declaring it unstoppable to win Best Picture at the Oscars next month… The other surprises came with Downton Abbey’s win in the Drama Ensemble category over Homeland, Bryan Cranston defeating Homeland‘s Damian Lewis, and a shocker win for Tina Fey…. Going back to the film categories Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway continued their reign while Jennifer Lawrence beat out her chief rival Jessica Chastain in what continues to be a very tight Best Actress race. The Supporting Actor race also remains very exciting as Tommy Lee Jones won his first big award of the season giving us 3 different winners in this category this season following Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Critics Choice Awards and Christoph Waltz at the Golden Globes. Does this mean we’ll have another new winner at the Oscars? Stay tuned… in the meantime, take a look at all the SAG Award Winners below.

2013 SAG Award Winners

Ensemble: Argo
Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Lead Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Stunt Ensemble: Skyfall

Drama Ensemble: Downton Abbey
Drama Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (his first win)
Drama Actress: Clare Danes, Homeland
Comedy Ensemble: Modern Family (3 wins in 3 years!)
Comedy Actor: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (he has now won this award 7 years in a row~ every year of the show’s run)
Comedy Actress: Tina Fey, 30 Rock (her 4th win in this category)
TV Movie/Miniseries Actor: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
TV Movie/Miniseries Actress: Julianne Moore, Game Change (this was her first win after 10 nominations!)
TV Stunt Ensemble: Game of Thrones

They’re Here~ My Big Bold 2013 Golden Globe WINNER Predictions!

January 12, 2013

lincoln-2Sunday night brings what NBC claims is the biggest party of the year in Hollywood, The Golden Globe Awards and no doubt, it’s always a good time. This year the hosts are the brilliant and hysterical Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who are also nominees. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the show that often favors big stars as its winners…. So, just who do I think will take home the golden hardware and who actually deserves to? Take a look at my predictions below and watch the Golden Globes Sunday night on NBC.

My BIG BOLD Golden Globe WINNER Predictions~


Best Picture (Drama)
Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty
Will win: Argo
Should win: Zero Dark Thirty
~ spoiler: Lincoln

Best Actor (Drama)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Richard Gere (Arbitrage), John Hawkes (The Sessions), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Denzel Washington (Flight)
Will & Should win: Daniel Day-Lewis
~ spoiler: Denzel Washington

Best Actress (Drama)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Rachel Weisz (Deep Blue Sea)
Will & Should win: Jessica Chastain
~spoiler: Naomi Watts

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Best Marigold Hotel, Les Miseralbes, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, SIlver Linings Playbook
Will & Should win: Les Miserables
~ spoiler: Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy):
Jack Black (Bernie), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
Will & Should win: Hugh Jackman
~ spoiler: Bradley Cooper

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy):
Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Maggie Smith (Quartet), Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
Will win: Jennifer Lawrence
Should win: Meryl Streep or Maggie Smith
~ spoiler: Maggie Smith

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin (Argo), Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Should win: Tommy Lee Jones
~ spoiler: Christoph Watlz

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Will & Should win: Anne Hathaway
~ Spoiler: no one. She deservedly has it in the bag.

Best Director:
Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Will win: Ben Affleck
Should win: Kathryn Bigelow
~ Spoiler: Steven Spielberg

Best Screenplay:
Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Will & Should win: Lincoln
~ spoiler: Django Unchained

Best Score:
Anna Karenina, Argo, Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi, Lincoln
Will & Should win: Lincoln
~ Spoiler: Anna Karenina

Best Original Song:
“For You” (Act of Valor), “Not Running Anymore” (Stand Up Guys), “Safe & Sound” (The Hunger Games), “Suddenly” (Les Miserables), “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
Will & Should win: “Skfyall” (yay, Adele)
~ spoiler: “Suddenly”

Best Animated Film:
Brave, Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians, Wreck It Raph
Will win: Rise of the Guardians
Should win: Wreck It Ralph
~ spoiler: Frankenweenie

Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour, A Royal Affair, The Intouchables, Kon-Tiki, Rust & Bone
Will win: Amour
Should win: The Intouchables
~ spoiler: The Intouchables


Drama Series:
Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland, The Newsroomhomeland
Will & Should win: Homeland
~ spoiler: Downton Abbey (remember this is the FOREIGN press and Downton is all about the Brits!)

Best Actor Drama:
Steven Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Will win: Damian Lewis
Should win: Bryan Cranston
~ Spoiler: Jeff Daniels

Best Actress Drama:
Connie Britton (Nashville), Glenn Close (Damages), Clare Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockrey (Downton Abbey), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Will & Should win: Clare Danes
~ spoiler: Michelle Dockrey (this category rarely has repeat winners and since Danes won last year, Dockrey could prevail)

Best Musical or Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, Smash
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~ spoiler: Smash

Best Actor Musical or Comedy:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will win: Louis CK
Should win: Matt LeBlanc
~ Spoiler: Jim Parsons

Best Actress Musical or Comedy:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Lena Dunham (Girls), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Will win: Julia Louis Dreyfuss
Should win: Amy Poehler
~ spoiler: Lena Dunham

TV Movie or Miniseries:
Game Change, The Girl, Hatfields & McCoys, The Hour, Political Animals
Will & Should win: Game Change
~ spoiler: Political Animals (and wouldn’t that be fun?!)

Best Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Benedict Cumberpatch (Sherlock), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Toby Jones (The Girl), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gelhorn)
Will win: Kevin Costner
Should win: Woody Harrleson
~ spoiler: Benedict Cumberpatch

Best Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum), Sienna Miller (The Girl), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)
Will & Should win: Julianne Moore
~ spoiler: Jessica Lange

Best Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries/Drama Series or Musical/Comedy Series:
Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ed Harris (Game Change), Danny Huston (Magic City), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will win: Mandy Patinkin
Should win: Max Greenfieldmax greenfield shirtless new girl
~ spoiler: Ed Harris

Best Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries/Drama Series or Musical/Comedy Series:

Hayden Panitierre (Nashville), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Will & Should win: Maggie Smith

~ spoiler: Sofia Vergara


“Lincoln” Leads the Golden Globe Nominees

December 13, 2012

lincolnThe Hollywood Foreign Press has spoken and they love them some Lincoln. Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama outpaced the competition this morning pulling in a field best 7 Golden Globe nominations including Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Supporting Actress (Sally Field), Score and Screenplay. Coming in a surprisingly strong second was Django Unchained with 5 nods including two in Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz) that really shakes up that race. Also grabbing 5 nods was Argo while Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook all pulled down 4 nominations. The biggest surprise in the acting categories was the inclusion of Nicole Kidman in the Supporting race for the hot mess of a movie The Paperboy. After getting a nom from SAG yesterday, could Kidman be a true Oscar nominee spoiler over snubbed ladies like Samantha Barks, Maggie Smith, Ann Dowd, and Kelly Reilly? We’ll see… Also of note, the small February comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen shocked with 3 bids in the Musical/Comedy Category…. Big snubs included Keira Knightley (I think her Oscar hopes are done now), Beasts of the Southern Wild, Ted, Barbra Streisand, Anthony Hopkins, Eddie Redmayne, Robert DeNiro, and Emmanuelle Riva. So, who did make it? Take a look at the movie nominees below.

2012 Golden Globe Nominations for Film~

“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”


“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”


Ben Affleck
Kathryn Bigelow
Ang Li
Steven Spielberg
Quentin Tarantino


Daniel Day-Lewis
Richard Gere
John Hawkes
Joaquin Phoenix
Denzel Washington


Jessica Chastain
Marion Cotillard
Helen Mirren
Naomi Watts
Richard Weisz


Emily Blunt
Judi Dench
Jennifer Lawrence
Maggie Smith
Meryl Streep


Jack Black
Bradley Cooper
Hugh Jackman
Ewan McGregor
Bill Murray


Amy Adams
Sally Field
Anne Hathaway
Helen Hunt
Nicole Kidman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTORDjango-Unchained-wallpapers-1920x1200-4

Alan Arkin
Leonardo DiCaprio
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tommy Lee Jones
Christoph Waltz


“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Rust and Bone”


“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Django Unchained”
“Silver Linings Playbook”


Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi


“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”


“For You”- Keith Urban (Act of Valor)
“Not Running Anymore”- Jon Bon Jovi (Stand Up Guys)
“Safe and Sound” (The Hunger Games)~ yes, Taylor Swift is now a Golden Globe nominee, Blargh!
“Skyfall”- Adele (Skyfall)
“Suddenly” (Les Miserables)

On the TV side, Game Change dominated with 5 nominations while Homeland picked up 4 despite a snub for Morena Baccarin. Modern Family and Downton Abbey each picked up 3 nods. Surprises included nominations for Smash, Hayden Panitierre (Nashville), Danny Huston (Magic City~ what is that again?) and snubs for The New Normal, Mad Men in the Drama Series category, Parks & Recreation and Happy Endings in the Comedy category…. One fun category will be Lead Actress Comedy/Musical where Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will go head to head. For more on the Globes airing in January on NBC, head here and check out the TV nominees below.

2012 Golden Globe Nominations for TV~

Best Television Series Drama

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey: Season 2
The Newsroom

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey: Season 2 -julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Television Series Comedy Or Musical

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Louis C.k., Louie
Matt Leblanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & Mccoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game ChangeGame-Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & Mccoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey: Season 2
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

And here are some interesting notes~ Maggie Smith and Nicole Kidman are both up for 2 awards and Meryl Streep picks up her 17th nomination for Hope Springs far extending her lead for the most nominations by an actor in Globes history.

It’s all about Hollywood as The Artist, Hugo and Meryl dominate the Oscars

February 27, 2012

It was a clear message heard round the Kodak (what will they change the name to?) theatre in Hollywood tonight as Hollywood honored the movies at the Oscars:  if it was about movie-making or starred our very own movie queen, it won. The Artist and Hugo, both films that are essentially love letters to movie-making, each won 5 awards while Meryl Streep, the most lauded and iconic actress of our time finally won her 3rd Oscar for her amazing work in The Iron Lady. Yes, she only has three! Despite 17 nominations, she hadn’t won since Sophie’s Choice 29 years ago, and she was arguably the most deserving winner of the night. (No disrespect to the tremendously lovely Viola Davis by the way. I swear you will get your Oscar one day!)… Speaking of deserving winners, Christopher Plummer and Ocatvia Spencer finished their dominated awards season runs picking up the Supporting Actor honors for Beginners and The Help. WIth his win, Plummer became the oldest acting winner in history at the tender age of 82!… Best Actor went to Jean Dujardin (over heavily favored George Clooney) whose film The Artist also picked up Best Picture, Director, Costume Design and Score. Hugo’s 5 wins were in the technical categories while one big surprise was the Best Editing win for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. For more on all the winners and the delightful if a bit subdued broadcast hosted by Billy Crystal, head here. (Big props to the ladies of Bridesmaids and Tina Fey for bringing us the funniest moments by the way). And check out all the winners below… And let me just say I am so incredibly happy for Streep! She gave the best, classiest speech of the night and I’m just thrilled she finally won. Congrats Meryl!!!!

2012 Academy Award Winners:

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
Best Cinematography: Hugo
Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Costume Design: The Artist
Best Makeup: The Iron Lady
Best Original Score: The Artist     
Best Original Song: “Man or a Muppet” (The Muppets)
Best Sound Editing: Hugo
Best Sound Mixing: Hugo
Best Visual Effects: Hugo

Best Documentary: Undefeated
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Animated Film: Rango
Best Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Live Action Short Film: The Shore
Best Documentary Short Subject: Saving Face

Most Wins~
The Artist: 5
Hugo: 5
The Iron Lady: 2

Check out the 1st Annual Critic’s Choice TV Award Winners

June 21, 2011

When I heard about the first annual Critic’s Choice TV Awards honoring the best in television, I was very excited. I thought “hey, maybe these guys will get it right where the Emmys get it wrong.” Then, I saw their nominees with shows like The Killing, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Justified and Fringe and names like Cat Deeley, Martha Plimpton, Courtney Cox, Anna Torv, Shawn Hatosy, and Nick Offerman on the list and I was overjoyed. Some great programs and actors were finally getting their due recognition…. That is, until today’s Awards ceremony…. You see, several of the old guard still picked up awards like…

Don’t read further if you don’t want to know and would rather find out when the show airs this Wednesday 6/22 at 8pm on Reelz channel…

…. when several of the old guard like Tina Fey, Mad Men and Juliana Marguiles all won. Now, don’t get me wrong. They’re all quite deserving, I was just hoping that maybe someone like Mirielles Enos from The Killing might win. But, hey at least she was nominated… And there were three really awesome winners: Busy Phillips (Cougar Town), John Noble (Fringe) and Margo Martindale (Justified). I can only pray that they will at least get Emmy nominations, let alone a win. Progress takes time people…. Anywho, take a look at the full list of winners below and catch the show on Wednesday which is hosted by the brilliant (and unfortunately loser to Mike Rowe, what?!) Cat Deeley which will also feature a tribute to Danny DeVito.

2011 Critic’s Choice TV Award Winners
Drama Series: Mad Men
Lead Actor Drama: Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Lead Actress Drama: Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Supporting Actor Drama: John Noble (Fringe)
Supporting Actress Drama: TIE~ Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) & Margo Martindale (Justified)
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Lead Actor Comedy: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Lead Actress Comedy: Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Supporting Actor Comedy: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Supporting Actress Comedy: Busy Phillips (Cougar Town)
Reality Competition Show: American Idol
Reality Series: TIE~ Hoarders & The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Reality Host: Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs)
Talk Show: Daily Show with Jon Stewart

That Twilight crap leads the People’s Choice Nominations

November 9, 2010

The never-ending crapfest that is Twilight just keeps on sucking the blood out of Hollywood as it and its stars (Taylor Lautner, Robert Pantison and Kristen Stewart) landed the most nominations for the People’s Choice Awards today. The film will be vying for the kudos when the show airs on CBS on January 5th, 2011 hosted by Queen Latifah … Other multiple nominees include Inception, Date Night, Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Pink, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Eminem, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, and more… Check out the full list of nominees below and head over to the People’s Choice Awards website to make your vote here.


Best Film:
Alice In Wonderland
Iron Man 2
Toy Story 3
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island/Inception
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2
Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Angelina Jolie, Salt
Jennifer Aniston, The Bounty Hunter
Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love
Katherine Heigl, Life as We Know It
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Runaways

Action Movie
Iron Man 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood

Action Star
Angelina Jolie, Salt
Bradley Cooper, The A-Team
Jackie Chan, The Spy Next Door
Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2

Horror Movie
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
Nightmare on Elm Street
Resident Evil: Afterlife

Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Family Movie
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Karate Kid
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3

Date Night
Easy A
Grown Ups
Sex and the City 2
Valentine’s Day

Comedy Star
Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups
Drew Barrymore; Going the Distance
Steve Carell and Tina Fey, Date Night
Will Ferrell, The Other Guys

On-Screen Team
Date Night (Tina Fey & Steve Carell)
Inception (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao)
Iron Man 2 (Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle)
The Karate Kid (Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner)

Favorite Movie Star Under 25
Emma Watson
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron


Drama Series:
The Good Wife
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
The Vampire Diaries

Drama Actor
Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Hugh Laurie, House
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
Taye Diggs, Private Practice

Drama Actress:
Lisa Edelstein, House
Blake Lively; Gossip Girl
Juliana Marguiles, The Good Wife
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Kate Walsh, Private Practice

Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
2.5 Men

Comedy Actor:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

Comedy Actress
Alyson Hannigan, How I Met Your Mother
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives
Jane Lynch, Glee
Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: SVU
Lie To Me

Crime Fighter”:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Emily Deschanel, Bones
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Mark Harmon, NCIS
Tim Roth, Lie to Me

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries

“TV Obsession”:
Burn Notice
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

Best Guest Star, Series:
Betty White, Community
Britney Spears and Neil Patrick Harris, Glee
Carrie Underwood, How I Met Your Mother
Demi Lovato, Grey’s Anatomy;

TV Family
The Griffins, Family Guy
The Harpers, 2.5 Men
The Pritchetts/Dunphys, Modern Family
The Scavos, Desperate Housewives
The Simpsons

Family TV Movie:
Beauty & the Briefcase
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
iCarly: iPsycho
Revenge of the Bridesmaids

New TV Drama:
Blue Bloods
The Defenders
Detroit 1-8-7
The Event
Hawaii Five-O
Law and Order: LA

New TV Comedy

$#*! My Dad Says
Better With You
Mike & Molly
No Ordinary Family
Raising Hope
Running Wilde


 Male Artist:

 Michael Buble


Enrique Iglesias

Tim McGraw



Female Artist:

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry


Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood


Favorite Song:

“Airplanes”- B.o.B w/Hayley Williams

“California Gurls”- Katy Perry w/Snoop Dogg

“Love the Way You Lie”- Eminem w/Rihanna

“OMG”- Usher w/Will.I.Am

“Telephone”- Lady Gaga w/Beyonce


Rock Band:


Linkin Park

Maroon 5




Breakout Artist:


Bruno Mars


Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez & the Scene


Pop Artist:


Katy Perry

Lady Gaga




Country Artist:

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Lady Antebellum

Rascall Flatts

Taylor Swift


R& B Artist:

Alicia Keyes


Mary J. Blige




Hip Hop Artist:



Jay Z


Snoop Dogg


Music Video:

“Baby”- Justin Bieber w/Ludacris

“Love the Way You Lie”- Eminem w/Rihanna

“Teenage Dream”- Katy Perry

“Telephone”- Lady Gaga w/Beyonce

 “Waka Waka”- Shakira w/Frshlyground



Favorite Web Celeb:

Alicia Keyes

Betty White

Jimmy Fallon

Katy Perry

Teri Hatcher


Favorite Viral Video Star:

Giant Double Rainbow

Grayson Chance “Paparrazi”

Madison Square Park Proposal

“Single Ladies” Devastation

Tarp Surfing



Megamind leads a Big Box Office Weekend

November 8, 2010

On the first big box office weekend of the fall, three new films all met expectations with good openings that could foreshadow a strong holiday season. Opening on top was the latest 3D cartoon from Paramount/Dreamworks, Megamind, which took in $ 47.6 million (on par with this spring’s brilliant P/DW toon How to Train Your Dragon). Boasting big star power with Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, this one should be the big family choice for several weeks til Harry Potter comes to town. Opening in second was the new comedy from The Hangover director Todd Phillips, Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifinakis which netted $33.5 million. While that’s a nice start, it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the coming weeks as word of mouth isn’t so good on this one. Tyler Perry’s latest, For Colored Girls, was next in line grabbing a standard $20 million opening. The film starring a bevy of talented African-American actresses including Oscar nominee Janet Jackson, Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose didn’t cross over to audience outside of Perry’s usual core group. However, the film is hoping to be an awards player (especially for its performances, most notably Kimberly Elise) which could help it reach a bigger audience in the future. Two other big awards contenders opened strongly in limited release as well. Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn grabbed $700,000 in only 46 theatres while James Franco’s star turn in 127 Hours grabbed a huge $66,500 per screen average in just four theatres. (That was the second biggest per screen average for a limited release this year following Oscar bait The Kids are Alright). And still showing good legs were Red and Secretariat while last week’s chart topper Saw 3D plummeted the expected 64%. For all your box office needs, head to Box Office Mojo here. And check out the weekend top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Megamind P/DW $47,650,000 – 3,944 – $12,082 $47,650,000 $130 1
2 N Due Date WB $33,500,000 – 3,355 – $9,985 $33,500,000 $65 1
3 N For Colored Girls LGF $20,100,000 – 2,127 – $9,450 $20,100,000 $21 1
4 3 Red Sum. $8,858,000 -17.4% 3,229 -120 $2,743 $71,871,000 $58 4
5 1 Saw 3D LGF $8,200,000 -63.6% 2,808 – $2,920 $38,801,000 $20 2
6 2 Paranormal Activity 2 Par. $7,298,000 -55.8% 3,168 -71 $2,304 $77,224,000 $3 3
7 4 Jackass 3-D Par. $5,097,000 -40.1% 2,165 -974 $2,354 $110,814,000 $20 4
8 5 Hereafter WB $4,020,000 -37.4% 2,365 -59 $1,700 $28,730,000 $50 4
9 6 Secretariat BV $4,002,000 -20.1% 2,614 -494 $1,531 $50,965,000 $35 5
10 7 The Social Network Sony $3,600,000 -20.3% 1,860 -907 $1,935 $85,047,000 $50 6

The Women of SNL take on The Real Housewives

November 2, 2010

Last night NBC aired an awesome special highlighting the hilarious women of Saturday Night Live. It included appearances by all of the great women who’ve been on the show save for the late brilliant Gilda Radner. In the uproarious opening sketch, the ladies skewered the ridiculous Real Housewives series’ reunion specials and I’ve got the sketch for you below. In it Emmy winners Tina Fey and Juila Louis Dreyfuss are joined by Emmy nominees Molly Shannon, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler plus former cast members Maya Rudolph, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer, Nora Dunn, Larraine Neuman, and Rachel Dratch. My faves were Wiig and Rudolph, how about yours? And for the whole special, head to here.

The Women of SNL skewer The Real Housewives