Thursday, December 15, 2005
Everyone's got a globe!
Hey! It's Golden Globe nominations time again! Don't you just love these Globes? It's like the Oscars, except everyone gets an award! If your film doesn't get nominated in one category - hey - it can get nominated in another. There are so many categories, that actors and directors who aren't nominated must be feeling pretty low just now...
I think my favourite one is "Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television". They'll have to get Morgan Freeman to read that one at the ceremony, to give it enough gravitas to stop the tittering in the aisles.
And look! Just to show that no-one gets left out, there are nominations for the entire cast of Desperate Housewives! That's obviously the top show then. Not so many nominations for Lost, and the only actor from that series who gets a nod is Matthew Fox, who plays probably the most boring character in the entire show!
Still, it seems like a bit of a triumph for Ang Lee and Brokeback Mountain. Mind you this news probably won't have them packing multiplexes in Utah. Looking forward to it coming out over here though. As with a load of these films which haven't graced our shores yet.
Good to see Cronenberg getting in there with the fine History of Violence and Philip Seymour Hoffman getting recognised in a leading role. After all, he is one of the finest actors around at the moment. And despite Woody Allen's uneasy relationship with Holloywood, the moment he moves from 'rubbish mode' into 'OK' mode, out come the plaudits!