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Golden Globes 2011 Nominees & Winners List with Reaction

Golden Globes 2011 Nominees & Winners List with Reaction

Golden Globes 2011 Winners and Nominees List

The 2011 Golden Globes went off without relative hitch last night, a few blocks away in Beverly Hills. I have included all of the film categories with the nominations for each and the movie awards winners highlighted by ***** next to their names. I have included a few of my thoughts on some of the Golden Globes results for the winners and categories below the appropriate section. Let me know your thoughts and whether you agree or disagree with the outcomes.

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Robert De Niro*****

Totally shocked that DeNiro won here. Wow.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network*****

If you read regularly, you know that I feel that Inception is the finest film of the year, and it’s not that close. With the speculation leading up to the awards though, it’s not a surprise that Fincher’s film won. It’s a quality entertainment that I have only seen once, so I look forward to seeing it again in the next few weeks.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan*****
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

She was the favorite and is the same to win Oscar.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech*****
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

I think this sets Firth up as the odds on favorite for an Oscar win as well. Not the strongest category I have ever seen here, to my knowledge.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right*****
Red
The Tourist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right*****
Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A

This was Emma Stone’s to lose…amazed that she didn’t pull it out.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version*****
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Ditto for Depp’s stellar effort in The Tourist. Who didn’t love that movie?

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter*****
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

I figured this was likely between Leo and Adams and not entirely surprised by the outcome. Leo transformed herself into the role, with pursed lips throughout. I was wondering whether it was a substantial enough role to win, but it turns out it was. I still think this could be a contested category come Oscar time.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale – The Fighter*****
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

The best performance by far belonged to the rightful winner in Bale. He made me a real fan of his with this performance. Kind of a weird dude, but he can definitely act.

Best Animated Feature Film

Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3*****

Best Foreign Language Film

Biutiful (Mexico, Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)
In A Better World (Denmark)*****

Best Director – Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David Fincher – The Social Network*****
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter

No surprise here either, though I still say Inception gosh damn it!!

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler – The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network*****

Ditto for above. It was a two dog race between Inception and Network. Not unhappy for Sorkin though by any means.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman – 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network*****
Hans Zimmer – Inception

Again, a battle between the two films, but Reznor’s work was stellar. I would have given he and Ross this category. Glad he won.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Bound To You” – Burlesque
Music By: Samuel Dixon
Lyrics By: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler

“Coming Home” – Country Strong
Music & Lyrics By: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges

“I See The Light” – Tangled
Music By: Alan Menken
Lyrics By: Glenn Slater

“There’s A Place For Us” – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Music & Lyrics By: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges

“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque*****
Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren

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Scream 4 Movie Trailer

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One Sheets This Week: The Ward, Sucker Punch, Cedar Rapids, Winnie The Pooh, more!

One Sheets This Week: The Ward, Sucker Punch, Cedar Rapids, Winnie The Pooh, more!

Here are the Best Movie Posters and One Sheets that Have Come Across the Web This Week

It’s Friday, I missed the first round-up of 2011 so here are all of the best movie posters in that time. You can always see all the one sheets from previous weekly editions of this post type by clicking our original movie poster round-up link, or the one in the header. This ought to kick start your movie weekend just right. Thanks to IMP Awards for the drops.

Included is poster film art for Winnie The Pooh, The Other Woman, Orgasm Inc., The Ward, Rio, Thor, Rubber, Sucker Punch, Unknown, Red Riding Hood, and Cedar Rapids.

Winnie The Pooh poster

The Other Woman poster

Orgasm Inc poster

The Ward poster

Rio movie poster

Thor poster

Rubber horror poster

Sucker Punch poster

Unknown movie poster

Red Riding Hood poster

Cedar Rapids poster

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Movie Pictures: Andrew Garfield In New Spider-Man Costume

Movie Pictures: Andrew Garfield In New Spider-Man Costume

Film News: New Spider-Man Movie Pics with Andrew Garfield in Costume

Here is the first movie photo of Andrew Garfield in his full new Spider-Man costume from the upcoming Marc Webb directed, Sony Pictures film. You do know that he was cast in this film franchise reboot, right?  On the surface, it appears to be a little darker than the one Tobey wore for three films, but all in all, not bad. Here’s the actor pic, thanks to /film for the heads up.

Have at it with your comments.

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A Little Bit of Heaven International Movie Trailer

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Soul Surfer Movie Trailer

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Dark Knight Rises Possible Actresses Vying For Starring Roles

Dark Knight Rises Possible Actresses Vying For Starring Roles

The Dark Knight Rises, aka Batman 3, and likely director Christopher Nolan (Inception) last entry in his Batman trilogy, is clearly one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood. We speculated on some of the actress names that were being attached as having interest in the project a while back, but now, via THR, is a list that is supposedly confirmed for who are up for some roles. Some different names from the original list, and some hot names just the same.

According to the report, the list includes Jessica Biel, the rising star of Kate Mara, Charlotte Riley (who I am not familiar with) and Gemma Arterton, though the report says she might be out of the running due to other conflicts. The two other previously reported names, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go) are also listed as in the running.

My thoughts? Depending on the roles, Biel would be a great choice (especially if in a villanous role). Mara is proving more versatile as I see her more, and Hathaway is in a non-leading role (ala a reporter in Spider-Man), I could work with. Knightley can be good as well, in a similar capacity. A little disappointed that Lively is not being mentioned, as she proved her worth in The Town. Still, pretty good names under consideration overall. Your thoughts? Dive in and share.

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Quentin Tarantino Directed First Movie, My Best Friend’s Birthday

Quentin Tarantino Directed First Movie, My Best Friend’s Birthday

Here is the footage that remains from director Quentin Tarantino’s first film, My Best Friend’s Birthday. According to reports, there are 36 minutes of film, shot on 16mm, that remain from the film after much of it was destroyed. This footage features some quintessential Tarantino moments.

QT only co-wrote this piece of work, but fans should recognize stylistic and dialogue elements that were, no surprisingly, evident back before the days of Inglourious BasterdsReservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. It is black and white footage, but would have made a great extra on any of Tarantino’s DVD extras I think. Too bad some of the film was damaged. Still, check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. Thanks to Movieline and /film for the drop.

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