2013 Golden Globes – My Choices For Who Should Win

by Donald Hanson • January 13, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)1233

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Here are my choices for Winners in the major categories at the 2013 Golden Globes. These are not necessarily the choices I think WILL win, they are the choices I believe SHOULD win. Here are the categories followed by my winners.

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a ARGO
Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
b DJANGO UNCHAINED
The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company/Sony Pictures Releasing
c LIFE OF PI
Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox
d LINCOLN
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox; Touchstone Pictures
e ZERO DARK THIRTY
Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

ZERO DARK THIRTY

These are all good movies but the rest of them are either flawed or lacking in some department. Zero Dark Thirty is solid in all respects and is truly engrossing all the way through which I find rare for a real life story.

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
d Naomi Watts THE IMPOSSIBLE
e Rachel Weisz THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Jessica Chastain – ZERO DARK THIRTY

After appearing in the excellent movies ‘The Tree Of Life’ and ‘The Debt’ she gets the full lead of this film and her performance is powerful and nuanced.

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

Joaquin Phoenix – THE MASTER

Joaquin Phoenix’s performance here is daring, intense and what acting is all about but most likely won’t win as The Master was not as successful as some of the other movies here.

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures
b LES MISERABLES
Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions; Universal Pictures
c MOONRISE KINGDOM
Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features
d SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
CBS Films; CBS Films
e SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

As far as I am concerned, this is no contest and obviously I think that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence should win as well.

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
d Maggie Smith QUARTET
e Meryl Streep HOPE SPRINGS

Jennifer Lawrence – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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
d Ewan McGregor SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
e Bill Murray HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

Bradley Cooper – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

7. 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

Amy Adams – THE MASTER

Once again, The Master is full of excellent acting and Amy Adams is up to the Task.

8. 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
e Christoph Waltz DJANGO UNCHAINED

Leonardo DiCaprio – DJANGO UNCHAINED

This is really tough as Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Christoph Waltz were both amazing and I preferred Waltz’s character in Django to DiCaprio’s but DiCaprio’s performance is more powerful.

9. 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

Kathryn Bigelow – ZERO DARK THIRTY

Along with best picture, Kathryn Bigelow deserves to take the award for Best Director.

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

David O. Russell – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

I really can’t decide between this and Django Unchained as they both have loads of good dialogue but I think Silver Linings Playbook is more focused and overall more complete movie.

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

Tom Tykwer,Johnny Klimek,
Reinhold Heil – CLOUD ATLAS

Cloud Atlas should have been nominated for more awards, but the Soundtrack is one of the places where it truly shines and it definitely deserves this. The music is not only beautiful but also appears in the film as part of important story lines.

12. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a BREAKING BAD
AMC 
Sony Pictures Television
b BOARDWALK EMPIRE
HBO 
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
c DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
PBS 
A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
d HOMELAND
SHOWTIME 
SHOWTIME, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
e  THE NEWSROOM
HBO 
HBO Entertainment

BREAKING BAD

Breaking Bad is one of the most intense, best acted television shows I have ever seen. It puts the characters through the ringer and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next.

13. 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
e Julianna Margulies THE GOOD WIFE

Connie Britton – NASHVILLE

Coming off of American Horror Story, the always excellent Britton takes on a complicated role of an aging star trying to maintain her career.

14. 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
e Damian Lewis HOMELAND

Bryan Cranston – BREAKING BAD

Bryan Cranston has brought an electrifying performance to this role for the past 5 years.

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS 
Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
b EPISODES
SHOWTIME 
SHOWTIME, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
c GIRLS
HBO 
Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
d MODERN FAMILY
ABC Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
e SMASH
NBC Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television

EPISODES

Matt LeBlanc doing the best work any of the ‘Friends’ cast have done since it ended. This show is witty and funny with great characters and a well written story.

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

Tina Fey – 30 ROCK

After leaving Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey really showed what a complete performer she is. One of the best Writer/Actresses we have.

17. 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

Matt LeBlanc – EPISODES

Playing ‘himself’ but not really, he brings a smooth combination of charming, obnoxious and sympathetic, a difficult combination to pull off.

The 2013 Golden Globe Awards Airs tonight at 8:00 ET/5:00 PT ON NBC

 

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