The Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and if you thought I could let this news go by without being remarked upon, well...perhaps you don't know me well enough yet. And so without further ado, here's BuzzSugar's breakdown of the Golden Globe nominations for movies. (Stay tuned for my take on the TV noms.)
SPEAKING OF GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWNS…
Jennifer Hudson had one on "The Today Show" this morning when she found out she was nominated for Dreamgirls, and it was a really sweet moment. I’m rooting for you, Jennifer!
BEYONCE IS ALREADY A STAR, THOUGH
Yes, Beyonce oh-so-humbly stated that she’s really okay with Jennifer Hudson getting all the attention and acclaim for Dreamgirls, saying that she’s gotten nine Grammys and is “already a star.” Sure, she wishes she could have “gained 20 lbs and played Effie” (don’t we all, B?). But no, sometimes we gotta hang back and let someone else take the spotlight. Except that she’s not. Way to share, Beyonce.
EASTWOOD VS… EASTWOOD
Aren't there, like, thousands of filmmakers and actors in this country? And yet Leo and Clint Eastwood are forced to compete against themselves. Next year it'll probably be just one big category called "Beyonce."
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DID THEY PULL A MUSCLE MAKING THIS STRETCH?
Apocalypto is a “foreign language film”? This seems like some kind of favor called in by members of the Mel Gibson Mafia. If Apocalypto is allowed in this category, why isn’t Babel?
CAN WE SEE IT NOW?
The fascinating-looking drama Notes on a Scandal has received several nominations, and that's exciting because the movie looks like it will be excellent. (Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench involved in a complicated relationship that will allow them to exhibit emotional depths and subtleties that only they can achieve?! I can’t wait!) Yet I can only get so excited by this, since, well, the movie hasn’t come out yet. Same goes for The Pursuit of Happyness, Dreamgirls, Miss Potter, Venus, The Last King of Scotland, The Painted Veil...
BEN AFFLECK NOMINATED FOR SOMETHING
And it’s big. He’s nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Hollywoodland. I’d watch that film just to find out if these people are serious with the whole award-nomination thing, but I fear seeing his face would make the Gigli-induced nightmares return. I DARE them to choose Ben Affleck over, well, any of those other, really good actors.
NO FOREIGN FILMS, JUST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILMS
Seriously, back to this Apocalypto thing: I would love to see a sit-down dinner with directors Pedro Almodovar and Mel Gibson and hear them discuss their "foreign language films." I bet they'd get along famously. And by "famously." I mean I'd like to see how long it would take before Gibson made some terribly offensive comment.
I GUESS I SHOULD SEE BABEL NOW