Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globe Nominations: Just Slightly Better than the Grammys

What They Got Right:

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

Christoph Waltz should win this category for his performance as Col. Hans Landa in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said this about Waltz: "He creates a character unlike any Nazi — indeed, anyone at all — I’ve seen in a movie: evil, sardonic, ironic, mannered, absurd." It was the perfect antagonist in the best movie I've seen this year.

Best Performance by an Actor in A Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Both Jeremy Piven of "Entourage" and Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" were nominated, and Jon Cryer of "Two And A Half Men" was not. Sounds like a successful category to me.

What They Got Wrong:

Brad Pitt:

One of the top five actors in the world dishes out one of the best performances in his career as Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds and gets snubbed. Tarantino wrote this role specifically for Pitt, and he nailed it. Yet he still got looked over.

Sandra Bullock:

She got nominated in two categories: Best Actress in both the comedy/musical and drama categories. This shows exactly how shallow the talent pool is for female actors in Hollywood. She reaps the benefits of appearing in a movie with a heart-warming story (The Blind Side) as well as starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal. While she should be punished for agreeing to star in All About Steve this year, instead she's rewarded with two Best Actress nominations. This is why the Golden Globes have become even more irrelevant.

No comments:

Post a Comment