Golden Globe Nominees: Momma Picks the Winners!

The Golden Globes are on Sunday and since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the event, I think I’ll have to tune in and watch. I’m sure most of the winners will be from stuff I haven’t seen because I tend to catch one, maybe two, new movies a year, but at least Monday morning I’ll know which movies I should be adding to my Netflix queue.

I was scrolling through the list of nominees online and thought it would be fun to pick the winners I’d choose if I were in charge: either based off of my opinion of said performance, what I think of that person in general or if necessary via the eenie meenie miney mo method.

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a.    ARGO
b.    DJANGO UNCHAINED – momma’s pick
c.    LIFE OF PI
d.    LINCOLN
e.    ZERO DARK THIRTY

So, I haven’t actually seen any of these. I would say that from this list I’m most excited to see D’Jango Unchained, but honestly I’ve heard so much good press about all of these movies that I could hardly be disappointed with any of them winning. But for the sake of making a choice, I’m voting for D’Jango.

2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a.    Jessica Chastain  –   ZERO DARK THIRTY
b.    Marion Cotillard – RUST AND BONE
c.    Helen Mirren – HITCHCOCK – momma’s pick
d.    Naomi Watts  – THE IMPOSSIBLE
e.    Rachel Weisz – THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Did I mention I haven’t seen any of these movies? I’m voting for Helen Mirren because she looks amazing in a bikini.

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA|
a.    Daniel Day-Lewis  – LINCOLN – momma’s pick
b.    Richard Gere – ARBITRAGE
c.    John Hawkes  – THE SESSIONS
d.    Joaquin Phoenix – THE MASTER
e.    Denzel Washington – FLIGHT

I really need to start seeing more movies, this is embarrassing. I think I’m going to vote for Daniel Day-Lewis because Lincoln is my favorite president.

4.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
b.    LES MISERABLES – momma’s pick
c.    MOONRISE KINGDOM – honorable mention
d.    SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
e.    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

OMG guys, I’ve seen TWO of these movies and absolutely loved them both. It was pretty tough choosing between the two, but Les Mis just blew me away and really, really deserves to win a ton of awards for everything.

5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Emily Blunt – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
b.    Judi Dench – THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
c.    Jennifer Lawrence  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – momma’s pick
d.    Maggie Smith – QUARTET
e.    Meryl Streep  – HOPE SPRINGS

Can I vote for Anne Hathaway instead? No? Fine, I’ll vote for Jennifer Lawrence because she can be bad ass with a bow and arrow in one movie and then be all funny, cute with Bradley Cooper in another.

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Jack Black  – BERNIE
b.    Bradley Cooper  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
c.    Hugh Jackman  – LES MISERABLES – momma’s pick
d.    Ewan McGregor – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
e.    Bill Murray  – HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

When is Hugh Jackman not amazing? This performance of his just blew me away. He wins everything.

7.    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a.    BRAVE – momma’s pick
b.    FRANKENWEENIE
c.    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
d.    RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
e.    WRECK-IT RALPH

Not only have I seen two of these, but I know the premise for all of them and will likely see all of them before 2013 ends. My choice goes to Brave, one of the best Princess movies that has come out in a long time, but Wreck-it Ralph was also all kinds of fantastic.

8.    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a.    AMOUR (AUSTRIA) – momma’s pick
b.    A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK)
c.    THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE)
d.    KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK)
e.    RUST AND BONE (FRANCE)

Remember Amelie? That’s the last foreign film I’ve seen (though I’ve seen it several times and love it) just so we’re clear. My vote goes to Amour because I like love. And stuff.

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a.    Amy Adams – THE MASTER
b.    Sally Field – LINCOLN
c.    Anne Hathaway – LES MISERABLES
d.    Helen Hunt – THE SESSIONS
e.    Nicole Kidman – THE PAPERBOY

Finally – can we all agree with Anne Hathaway is amazing in everything but was especially amazing in Les Mis. I still cannot get over her performance in this movie, it was… gah.

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a.    Alan Arkin – ARGO
b.    Leonardo DiCaprio – DJANGO UNCHAINED
c.    Philip Seymour Hoffman – THE MASTER
d.    Tommy Lee Jones – LINCOLN – momma’s pick
e.    Christoph Waltz  – DJANGO UNCHAINED

Ya’ll getting bored of this post yet? I don’t even know who to choose in this category to be honest. I feel like maybe Leo DiCaprio, but I still haven’t forgiven him for Titanic and I’m having a hard time acknowledging how long ago that movie was. I’m voting for Tommy Lee Jones via the eenie meenie method.

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Ben Affleck – ARGO
b.    Kathryn Bigelow – ZERO DARK THIRTY
c.    Ang Lee – LIFE OF PI
d.    Steven Spielberg – LINCOLN
e.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED – momma’s pick

Quentin Tarantino is awesome. I’m voting for him based purely off of all his other amazing movies. Also I saw him interviewed on Craig Ferguson and he’s a giant dork. Like I feel like I could invite him to a dinner party and he’d be best friends with my hubby by the end of the night. Awesome.

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Mark Boal – ZERO DARK THIRTY – momma’s pick
b.    Tony Kushner – LINCOLN
c.    David O. Russell – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
d.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED
e.    Chris Terrio – ARGO

I’m voting for Zero Dark Thirty so that it doesn’t feel left out. I think it would be swell if everyone in attendance could go home with at least one award.

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Mychael Danna – LIFE OF PI
b.    Alexandre Desplat – ARGO
c.    Dario Marianelli  – ANNA KARENINA
d.    Tom Tykwer,  – CLOUD ATLAS – momma’s pick
Johnny Klimek,
Reinhold Heil
e.    John Williams – LINCOLN

Oh, I saw Cloud Atlas, too! Go me! That movie was pretty brilliant.

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a.    “FOR YOU” — ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
b.    “NOT RUNNING ANYMORE”—STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi
Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
c.    “SAFE & SOUND” — THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
d.    “SKYFALL”—SKYFALL – momma’s pick
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth
Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
e.    “SUDDENLY” — LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by: Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil

I was torn between this and Safe & Sound because I love Taylor Swift, but Adele is amazing. Skyfall was that new Bond movie right?

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a.    BREAKING BAD
b.    BOARDWALK EMPIRE
c.    DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2 – momma’s pick
d.    HOMELAND
e.    THE NEWSROOM

I think if I didn’t vote for Downton Abbey that I’d lose my Mommy Blogger Card and that would be awful. Also I have never seen these other shows and I actually watch a lot of television. So they probably aren’t very good.

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a.    Connie Britton – NASHVILLE
b.    Glenn Close – DAMAGES
c.    Claire Danes – HOMELAND
d.    Michelle Dockery – DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2 – momma’s pick
e.    Julianna Margulies -THE GOOD WIFE

I’m a total Downton Shipper and the Mary/Matthew romance is one of my faves, obvy. Her performances have been amazing.

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a.    Steve Buscemi – BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b.    Bryan Cranston – BREAKING BAD
c.    Jeff Daniels – THE NEWSROOM
d.    Jon Hamm – MAD MEN – momma’s pick
e.    Damian Lewis – HOMELAND

Seriously, who are these people again? I think I saw Jon Hamm once and his name makes me kinda hungry.

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    THE BIG BANG THEORY – momma’s pick
b.    EPISODES
c.    GIRLS
d.    MODERN FAMILY
e.    SMASH

Anyone who doesn’t like The Big Bang Theory can’t be my friend anymore. It is seriously one of the best shows on television.

19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Zooey Deshanel – NEW GIRL – momma’s pick
b.    Julia Louis-Dreyfus – VEEP
c.    Lena Dunham – GIRLS
d.    Tina Fey – 30 ROCK
e.    Amy Poehler – PARKS AND RECREATION

Love all these ladies, but Zooey Deshanel is one of my fave funny ladies. Also won’t Tina and Amy be accused of cheating if they win?

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Alec Baldwin – 30 ROCK
b.    Don Cheadle – HOUSE OF LIES
c.    Louis C.K. – LOUIE
d.    Matt LeBlanc – EPISODES
e.    Jim Parsons – THE BIG BANG THEORY – momma’s pick

Knock knock knock – “Penny?” Knock knock knock – “Penny?” Knock knock knock – “Penny?”

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a.    GAME CHANGE
b.    THE GIRL
c.     HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
d.    THE HOUR
e.    POLITICAL ANIMALS – momma’s pick

I don’t think these area real shows, but Political Animals sounds fascinating. Should we vote for the cuddly puppy who always chews on your slippers but also always greets you at the door when you get home? Or the ruthless tom cat who is probably the smartest person in your home but is also secretly plotting to kill you?

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a.    Nicole Kidman – HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN – momma’s pick
b.    Jessica Lange – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
c.    Sienna Miller – THE GIRL
d.    Julianne Moore – GAME CHANGE
e.    Sigourney Weaver – POLITICAL ANIMALS

She was awesome in Practical Magic.

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a.    Kevin Costner – HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
b.    Benedict Cumberbatch – SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE) – momma’s pick
c.    Woody Harrelson – GAME CHANGE
d.    Toby Jones – THE GIRL
e.    Clive Owen – HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

Seriously? His name is just fantastic. Do you think that’s a stage name or are his parents just hysterical?

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a.    Hayden Panettiere – NASHVILLE
b.    Archie Panjabi – THE GOOD WIFE
c.    Sarah Paulson – GAME CHANGE
d.    Maggie Smith – DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
e.    Sofia Vergara – MODERN FAMILY – momma’s pick

She is too funny and every time she is on Ellen she cracks me up.

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a.    Max Greenfield – NEW GIRL – momma’s pick
b.    Ed Harris – GAME CHANGE
c.    Danny Huston – MAGIC CITY
d.    Mandy Patinkin – HOMELAND
e.    Eric Stonestreet – MODERN FAMILY

For introducing us all to the concept of a D-Bag Jar, he wins. Schmidt is one of the most ridiculous, fantastic characters ever. I love to hate him.

Who would you vote for if you had the power to choose the winners on Sunday’s Golden Globes?

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