News: 2014 Golden Globes Recap

Last night before a captive audience, the awards were distributed, awkward speeches were given, the comedic hosts quipped, and the champagne and other assorted libations flowed freely. All in all, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards show seemed to go fairly well in spite of the tongue tied winners, a teleprompter issue, and a pre-show water leak on the red carpet outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel Ballroom.  Returning hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler elicited laughter from their audience, though I thought that their jokes and gags were noticeably funnier last year.  It almost seems like the powers that be had Fey and Poehler dial it down a few notches. I actually noticed this trend in the several years that the more controversial and caustic Ricky Gervais handled the hosting duties.

Regardless of the issues here and there, Fey and Poehler kept the show flowing smoothly and on track. As for my picks and predictions, I didn’t fair so well this year. I guess I underestimated some of the nominees who ended up taking home trophies. The results of Globes will definitely influence my predictions for the Oscars, but of course, I will have to wait and see who the nominees are. This announcement will come this Thursday, January 16. For those who missed the broadcast, here are the nominees and winners in the movie categories, along with my picks and predictions.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA 

 

12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Prediction and Winner

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

GRAVITY – My Pick

PHILOMENA

RUSH

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

 

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Pick

IDRIS ELBA MANDELA: LONG WALK TO

FREEDOM

TOM HANKS CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY DALLAS BUYERS CLUB – My Prediction and Winner

ROBERT REDFORD ALL IS LOST

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A 

MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

 

CATE BLANCHETT  BLUE JASMINE  — My Prediction, Pick and Winner

SANDRA BULLOCK  GRAVITY 

JUDI DENCH  PHILOMENA

EMMA THOMPSON  SAVING MR. BANKS

KATE WINSLET  LABOR DAY

 

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

 

ALFONSO CUARÓN  GRAVITY – My Pick* and Winner

PAUL GREENGRASS  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

STEVE MCQUEEN  12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Prediction

ALEXANDER PAYNE  NEBRASKA

DAVID O. RUSSELL  AMERICAN HUSTLE

*This is my pick of the nominees here, but if Spike Jonze had been nominated for Her, he would have received my vote.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

 

SPIKE JONZE  HER – My Pick, Prediction and Winner

BOB NELSON  NEBRASKA

JEFF POPE,  STEVE COOGAN  PHILOMENA

JOHN RIDLEY 12 YEARS A SLAVE

ERIC WARREN SINGER, DAVID O. RUSSELL AMERICAN HUSTLE

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR

MUSICAL

 

AMERICAN HUSTLE – My Prediction and Winner

HER – My Pick

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

NEBRASKA 

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

AMY ADAMS  AMERICAN HUSTLE  — Winner

JULIE DELPY  BEFORE MIDNIGHT

GRETA GERWIG  FRANCES HA – My Pick

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS  ENOUGH SAID

MERYL STREEP  AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY – My Prediction

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

 

CHRISTIAN BALE  AMERICAN HUSTLE

BRUCE DERN  NEBRASKA

LEONARDO DICAPRIO  THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – My Prediction and Winner

OSCAR ISAAC INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

JOAQUIN PHOENIX HER – My Pick

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

 

THE CROODS

DESPICABLE ME 2

FROZEN – My Pick, Prediction and Winner

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FRANCE) – My Prediction

(La vie d’Adele, chapitres 1 et 2)

THE GREAT BEAUTY (ITALY) — Winner

(La Grande Bellezza)

THE HUNT (DENMARK)

(Jagten)

THE PAST (IRAN)

(Le passé)

THE WIND RISES (JAPAN)

Because I have not seen any of these films, I have no personal pick for this category.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A

SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

 

SALLY HAWKINS  BLUE JASMINE

JENNIFER LAWRENCE  AMERICAN HUSTLE — Winner

LUPITA NYONG’O  12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Pick and Prediction

JULIA ROBERTS  AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

JUNE SQUIBB  NEBRASKA

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A

SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

 

BARKHAD ABDI  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

DANIEL BRÜHL  RUSH

BRADLEY COOPER  AMERICAN HUSTLE

MICHAEL FASSBENDER  12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Pick and Prediction

JARED LETO  DALLAS BUYERS CLUB — Winner

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

 

ALEX EBERT  ALL IS LOST — Winner

ALEX HEFFES  MANDELA: LONG WALK TO

FREEDOM

STEVEN PRICE  GRAVITY

JOHN WILLIAMS  THE BOOK THIEF

HANS ZIMMER  12 YEARS A SLAVE – My Pick and Prediction

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG –MOTION PICTURE

 

“ATLAS” — THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will

Champion

Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will

Champion

“LET IT GO” — FROZEN

Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez

Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez

“ORDINARY LOVE” — MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM  – My Prediction and Winner

Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.,

Brian Burton

Lyrics by: Bono

“PLEASE MR. KENNEDY” — INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – My Pick

Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin

Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin

Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

“SWEETER THAN FICTION” — ONE CHANCE

Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

 

For photos of the event and for the nominees and winners of the television categories, go to www.goldenglobes.com .

 

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