Golden Globe Winners – 01/17/09

Before I do a regular news post today I thought I should recap the winners of The Golden Globes last night. It was a great show, Ricky Gervais was very amusing, especially his crack about Mel Gibson, :D. Let’s review the winners, and my opinions on them because we know you’re always interested in what I have to say! 😉

We’ll start with the TV side of the awards:

Best TV Series- Drama : Mad Men
My Thoughts: My vote would have been for Dexter or True Blood, that’s not saying Mad Men isn’t great, but I prefer the others.

Best TV Series- Comedy: Glee
My Thoughts: 😀 😀 😀 Obviously I’m happy! I would have been content if Modern Family won, but I’m WAY happier that Glee took it home. Although I do feel that The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother deserved to at least be nominated. Shame on you Hollywood Foreign Press for not recognizing all the genius on TV, they could have taken the spot of Entourage and 30 Rock.

More after the jump

Best Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie: Grey Gardens
My Thoughts: I’m a fan of the movie, especially Drew Barrymore, so I’m content with this win.

Best Actress in a Comedy: Toni Collette (United States of Tara)
My Thoughts: I would have been happy with anyone in the category, they all deserved to be nominated and although I love Glee, Lea Michele losing doesn’t break my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I totally heart Michele, but the other actresses have put in a lot more time into their series so far so Michele can take it next year. 😀

Best Actor in a Comedy– Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
My Thoughts– Gag me! Should have been anyone but him, I have loved him in many things, but I don’t think he’s that funny on 30 Rock or that talented. Where was the nomination for Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)?

Best Actor in a Drama: Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
My Thoughts: Congratulations to Hall, he was fabulous this season and deserved it!

Best Actress in a Drama: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
My Thoughts: Really? So not feeling that one. I was thinking Glenn Close (Damages) or Anna Paquin (True Blood), but that’s just MY opinion 😉 .

Best Supporting Actor in a series/mini-series/or TV movie: John Lithgow (Dexter)
My Thoughts: He deserved it like no other. I will say that I find it crappy that they group supporting actors from Dramas and Comedies together, lazy in my opinion, because if they were separate then Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) could have won.

Best supporting actress in a series/mini-series/TV Movie: Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
My Thoughts: Meh. I wanted Jane Lynch (Glee) to take it. Lynch was fabulous as Sue Sylvester this season and frankly would have given a better acceptance speech. Sevigny’s speech was kind of odd and scattered.

Best Actor in a Mini-Series/TV Movie: Kevin Bacon (Taking Chance)
My Thoughts: Hmm… I was leaning more towards Jeremy Irons (Georgia O’Keefe).

Best Actress in a Mini-Series/TV Movie: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens)
My Thoughts: Perfection. Barrymore was inspiring in this role, so deserving, congrats!

Let’s look at the movie side of things now even though we’re a TV site, I still have some opinions… surprise, surprise. 😀

Best Picture- Drama: Avatar
My Thoughts: Agreed, although I wonder if it hadn’t been for the all the special effects if it could have stood up to Inglourious Basterds or the heart-warming Precious.

Best Picture-Comedy: The Hangover
My Thoughts: Really? Not liking that at all. I’m thinking it should have been 500 Days of Summer or Julie & Julia.

Best Director: James Cameron (Avatar)
My Thoughts: Should have been Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds.

Best ActorMusical/Comedy– : Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)
My Thoughts: The other men were robbed. Seriously, should have been either Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) or Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine), who are both better actors and better people than Downey. (I know I’m not making friends saying that.)

Best Actress- Musical/Comedy: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
My Thoughts: Predictable. Not that it’s a bad thing, she was fantastic but so was Marion Cotillard(Nine)

Best Actress-Drama: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
My Thoughts: A worthy win, Bullock was so wonderful in this role, she had me tearing up constantly. My other choice would have been newcomer, Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) because her raw talent brought the story to life and made us love her.

Best Actor-Drama: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
My Thoughts: Was it just me or did he seem drunk during his speech? *shrug* I wasn’t nuts for him, I was rooting for Tobey Maguire (Brothers) or Morgan Freeman (Ivictus).

Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Mo’Nique (Precious
My Thoughts: I concur. Mo’Nique isn’t always the most elequent of actresses or speakers but she was inspiring in Precious

Best Supporting Actor in a Film: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
My Thoughts: Great choice, worthy winner.

Best Screenplay: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)
My Thoughts: Meh, decent movie so I’ll congratulate them.

Best Animated Film: Up
My Thoughts: It was a sweet and amusing movie, my daughter loved it. Coraline was also a nominated and equally deserved the win.

Best Song: The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart
My Thoughts: I Will See You from Avatar was better, and gave me more emotion.

Best Score: Up
My Thoughts: It had a fantastic score, although I also enjoyed Where the Wild Things Are

Best Foreign Film: The White Ribbon
My Thoughts: I have none, lol, I don’t claim to know everything 😉

Martin Scorsese won the Cecil DeMille Award for a lifetime achievement sort of thing and he’s very deserving. He’s worked with so many legends and his style is recognizable from many others. Congrats and we hope you’re around for years to come.

That’s it for The Golden Globes, it was a great night and many worthy winners. Hope you enjoyed my recap!

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