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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 Tony Nominations Get Kinky!

April 30, 2013

kinky_boot--300x250Kinky Boots, the fierce new musical from Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper and Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, based on the indie film about a drag queen teaming up with a boot maker led this morning’s Tony Award nominations with 13 bids. The show will compete for Best Musical, Book of a Musical, Music & Lyrics, Direction, Choreography, Featured Actress (Analeigh Ashford) and Lead Actor (Billy Porter and Stark Sands) and more. Boots out shown the supposed front-runner Matilda the Musical which came in just behind it with 12 nominations including Best Musical. Those shows will go up against two other film to stage shows: Bring It On: The Musical and A Christmas Story: The Musical.… On the play side, Oscar winner Tom Hanks and his show The Lucky Guy (the final work by the late great screenwriter Nora Ephron) landed nominations as did Broadway vets Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalfe, and David Hyde Pierce. Take a look at all the nominees below…. The other big news with this morning’s nominations was the virtual shutout for the hit revival Annie which only managed 1 nomination and the snubbing of lots of Hollywood stars like Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Scarlett Johannson, Sigourney Weaver and most notably Bette Midler who is brilliant in her one woman show I’ll Eat You Last…. For more on these snubs, head to Gold Derby here and head to the Tony website for more on the show which airs Sunday June 9 on CBS.

The 2013 Tony Award Nominations:

Best Musical
Bring It On: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Kinky Boots
Matilda The Musical

Best Musical Revival
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Actor (Musical)
Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical
Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rob McClure, Chaplin
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Stark Sands, Kinky Boots

Best Actress (Musical)
Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical
Patina Miller, Pippin
Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Featured Actor (Musical)
Charl Brown, Motown The Musical
Keith Carradine, Hands on a Hardbody
Will Chase, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical
Terrence Mann, Pippin

Best Featured Actress (Musical)
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Andrea Martin, Pippin
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
Lauren Ward, Matilda The Musical

Best Book of a Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Joseph Robinette
Kinky Boots
Harvey Fierstein
Matilda The Musical
Dennis Kelly
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Hands on a Hardbody
Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics: Amanda Green
Kinky Boots
Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Matilda The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best Director (Musical)
Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Diane Paulus, Pippin
Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical
Peter Darling, Matilda The Musical
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Chet Walker, Pippin

Best Costume Design (Musical)
Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots
Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical
Dominique Lemieux, Pippin
William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Lighting Design (Musical)
Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots
Kenneth Posner, Pippin
Kenneth Posner, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical

Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical
Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scott Pask, Pippin
David Rockwell, Kinky Boots

Best Sound Design (Musical)laura-osnes-as-cinderella
Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm, Pippin
Peter Hylenski, Motown The Musical
John Shivers, Kinky Boots
Nevin Steinberg, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Orchestrations
Chris Nightingale, Matilda The Musical
Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots
Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, Motown The Musical
Danny Troob, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Play
The Assembled Parties Author: Richard Greenberg
Lucky Guy Author: Nora Ephron
The Testament of Mary Author: Colm Toíbín
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Author: Christopher Durang

Best Play Revival
Golden Boy
The Trip to Bountiful
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Actor (Play)
Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane, The Nance
Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge, Orphans

Best Actress (Play)
Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor, Ann
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Featured Actor (Play)
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
Richard Kind, The Big Knife
Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

Best Featured Actress (Play)
Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Judith Ivey, The Heiress
Judith Light, The Assembled Parties
Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful

Best Director (Play)
Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy

Best Costume Design (Play)
Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac
Ann Roth, The Nance
Albert Wolsky, The Heiress
Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy

Best Lighting Design (Play)
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy
Donald Holder, Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman, The Nance

Best Scenic Design (Play)
John Lee Beatty, The Nance
Santo Loquasto, The Assembled Parties
David Rockwell, Lucky Guy
Michael Yeargan, Golden Boy

Best Sound Design (Play)
John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful
Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary
Leon Rothenberg, The Nance
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, Golden Boy

Oscar Front Runner Argo Rises to the Top of the Box Office as the Newbies Bomb

October 30, 2012

Ben Affleck’s crowd pleasing thriller Argo is not only a front-runner in this year’s Oscar race, but it’s also a big hit. The film finally hit the top of the box office in its third week pulling in another $12 million for a total of $60.5 million. It fended off four new films that all tanked in their debuts. Opening best was the big budget sic-fi mind bender Cloud Atlas with $9.6 million. Starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, Atlas has a long way to go towards profitability with a budget over $100 million. At least it did better than the horror sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D which barely managed $8 million, the new teen comedy Fun Size which only grossed $4 million or the new surfer pic Chasing Mavericks which practically didn’t even register with a tiny $2.2 million in 13th place…. For more on all these numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 2 Argo WB $12,085,059 -26.5% 2,855 -392 $4,233 $60,510,347 $44.5 3
2 N Cloud Atlas WB $9,612,247 – 2,008 – $4,787 $9,612,247 – 1
3 4 Hotel Transylvania Sony $9,444,014 -27.4% 3,276 +262 $2,883 $130,380,355 $85 5
4 1 Paranormal Activity 4 Par. $8,510,186 -70.7% 3,412 – $2,494 $42,467,551 $5 2
5 N Silent Hill: Revelation 3D ORF $8,023,036 – 2,933 – $2,735 $8,023,036 $20 1
6 3 Taken 2 Fox $7,716,732 -41.8% 2,995 -494 $2,577 $117,105,577 $45 4
7 7 Here Comes the Boom Sony $5,210,024 -38.0% 2,491 -523 $2,092 $30,320,496 – 3
8 5 Alex Cross Sum. $5,133,486 -55.0% 2,541 +2 $2,020 $19,452,177 $35 2
9 6 Sinister Sum. $4,996,099 -43.3% 2,347 -195 $2,129 $39,441,054 $3 3
10 N Fun Size Par. $4,101,017 – 3,014 – $1,361 $4,101,017 $14 1

Underworld Awakening Wakes up the Box Office

January 23, 2012

For a fourth installment in an action franchise, Underworld Awakening, reversed a downward trend and opened up bigger than the last film with $ 25.4 million. That was enough to hold off a surprisingly strong Red Tails which opened way above expectations at $ 19 million. Both pictures did well despite bad weather in many parts of the country and football competition. I’m sure it helped Underworld to have the original star, Kate Beckinsale, back in the series and the African-American fan base gave a great boost to the fighter pilot pic Tails…. Not faring well in fifth place was the Steven Sodebergh action pic Haywire which only opened to $9 million and was bested by the expansion of the post 9-11 picture Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close which nabbed $10.5 million. That was a pretty good number for a film with difficult subject matter. However, the movie starring Critic’s Choice winner Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks is benefitting from strong word of mouth (I gave the film an “A” grade mind you) and may have decent legs in the weeks ahead… For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Underworld Awakening SGem $25,400,000 – 3,078 – $8,252 $25,400,000 – 1
2 N Red Tails Fox $19,100,000 – 2,512 – $7,604 $19,100,000 $58 1
3 1 Contraband Uni. $12,200,000 -49.9% 2,870 +7 $4,251 $46,100,000 $25 2
4 36 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $10,545,000 +11,484.2% 2,630 +2,624 $4,010 $11,237,000 – 5
5 N Haywire Rela. $9,000,000 – 2,439 – $3,690 $9,000,000 $23 1
6 2 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $8,556,000 -51.8% 2,625 – $3,259 $33,364,000 – 2
7 4 Joyful Noise WB $6,075,000 -45.9% 2,735 – $2,221 $21,903,000 – 2
8 3 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Par. $5,540,000 -52.6% 2,519 -827 $2,199 $197,349,000 $145 6
9 5 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $4,805,000 -44.1% 2,485 -670 $1,934 $178,611,000 – 6
10 7 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $3,750,000 -43.7% 1,907 -767 $1,966 $94,775,000 $90 5

Could getting “Extremely Loud” get Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock back in the Oscar race?

September 30, 2011

Two time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) and recent Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (The Blindside) are teaming up for the first time this winter in the new drama, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and it could put them both back in the Oscar race. The film is a drama about a young boy (played by newcomer Thomas Horn) who searches New York for the lock to fit a mysterious key his father left him after perishing in the 9-11 attacks. It’s based on the beloved book and is directed by Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliott, The Reader) and looks like a real tear-jerker. Watch for Hanks and Bullock to contend in the supporting categories alongside Max Von Sydow who could have a standout role and usurp both stars. Watch for the movie to hit theatres in late December and check out the first trailer below.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Transformers destroy Tom & Julia and the Box Office

July 5, 2011

It was a good holiday for Paramount Pictures and their wacky alien robots as Transformers: Dark of the Moon (hi, worst title ever) took in a record Independance Day gross of $116 million over four days. The film, which is a big loud ridiculous mess (I gave it a D+ grade), has now taken in a massive $181 million since Wednesday (including Tues midnight showings) and is easily on its way to become 2011’s top grosser thus far. (I think Harry Potter may have something to say about that in a couple weeks though….). Transformers is clearly a smash, but it’s running a bit behind that last film’s grosses. Nonetheless, audiences apparently enjoy mind numbing crap over boring unfunny crap as the new Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts dramedy, Larry Crowne, (I gave it a C- grade) tanked debuting in 4th place with just $15.7 million over the long weekend. It’s a sad number for two of the biggest stars from the past few decades. Hopefully their next collaboration will be a better film! Also, getting bad news was Monte Carlo, the new comedy from Selena Gomez which netted a paltry $8.7 million for 6th place… As for the rest of the top ten, Super 8 and Bridesmaids held up very well while Cars 2 and Bad Teacher fell the expected amounts. Check out the complete top ten below and for more on all the movie money grosses, head to BoxOfficeMojo here.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Transformers: Dark of the Moon P/DW $116,400,000 – 4,013 – $29,006 $181,125,000 $195 1
2 1 Cars 2 BV $32,072,000 -51.5% 4,115 – $7,794 $123,002,000 $200 2
3 2 Bad Teacher Sony $17,600,000 -44.3% 3,049 – $5,772 $63,045,000 $20 2
4 N Larry Crowne Uni. $15,742,000 – 2,973 – $5,295 $15,742,000 $30 1
5 4 Super 8 Par. $9,525,000 -20.8% 3,088 -336 $3,085 $110,061,000 $50 4
6 N Monte Carlo Fox $8,750,000 – 2,473 – $3,538 $8,750,000 $20 1
7 3 Green Lantern WB $7,985,000 -55.7% 3,280 -536 $2,434 $103,677,000 $200 3
8 5 Mr. Popper’s Penguins Fox $6,850,000 -32.5% 2,861 -481 $2,394 $51,875,000 $55 3
9 8 Bridesmaids Uni. $4,424,000 -15.9% 1,389 -642 $3,185 $153,798,000 $32.5 8
10 11 Midnight in Paris SPC $4,316,000 +3.5% 858 -93 $5,030 $34,516,000 $30 7

Julia and Tom Together Again

March 24, 2011

What happens when two of the biggest stars on the planet get together for a big summer comedy? Larry Crowne is what happens… It’s Universal’s big fourth of July release re-teaming Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in a story about a grown man returning to college to reinvent himself after being fired from his job. The film looks funny, clever, charming and romantic and could give both stars a hit. Last time they worked together for the strong political comedy Charlie Wilson’s War, they both grabbed Golden Globe noms, and I’d bet they’re in for the same happy fate with this one. See for yourself when the film opens on July 1st and watch the new trailer below.

Larry Crowne trailer