LIVE BLOGGING the 2014 Golden Globes!

11 01 2015

10:03 P.M.  3 for “Boyhood,” 2 for “The Theory of Everything” and “Birdman.”

10:01 P.M.  I love Meryl’s excited squeals for “Boyhood.”  Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane just shared a beautiful hug behind everyone.

More Boyhood

10:0o P.M.  BEST PICTURE (DRAMA): “BOYHOOD

9:59 P.M.  This show needed more Tina and Amy.  Sigh.

9:55 P.M.  Glad to see Redmayne is not above fawning over all the incredible actors.  Sweet speech, charming guy.

Theory of Everything

9:53 P.M.  BEST ACTOR (DRAMA): EDDIE REDMAYNE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

9:52 P.M.  Why is McConaughey speaking in that strange accent?!

Still Alice

9:51 P.M.  BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA): JULIANNE MOORE, “STILL ALICE”

9:46 P.M.  Wes Anderson naming off the names of HFPA members seems a little … um, awkward?  Maybe slightly culturally insensitive?

The Grand Budapest Hotel

9:45 P.M.  BEST PICTURE (MUSICAL/COMEDY): “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

9:43 P.M.  Channing Tatum’s fake tan seems a little overdone tonight.

9:39 P.M.  Michael Keaton’s son that he referenced in the speech, Sean Douglas, is a songwriter whose credits include Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty.”  Umm … well, that’s probably paying the bills.

9:34 P.M.  Keaton thanks the HFPA for having a “comedy” category, but how much does it really celebrate comedies?!  Anyways, nice to see someone as articulate and underrated as Keaton get some recognition.

Keaton in Birdman

9:33 P.M.  BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL/COMEDY): MICHAEL KEATON, “BIRDMAN

9:25 P.M.  Richard Linklater: “We’re all flawed in this world, no one’s perfect.”

Linklater

9:24 P.M.  BEST DIRECTOR: RICHARD LINKLATER, “BOYHOOD

9:15 P.M.  Pretty sure McConaughey is sweating through his shirt.  His jacket was definitely off.

9:14 P.M.  George Clooney: “Thanks for keeping small films alive.”

9:12 P.M.  Props to Disney for getting a clip from “Tomorrowland” into the Clooney montage.

9:08 P.M.  Julianna Marguiles: “Has George ever asked you to tour a disaster area with him?” / Don Cheadle: “Yes, he invited me to the set of ‘The Monuments Men!'”

9:00 P.M.  Hard to believe that two-time Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey is only just now winning his first Golden Globe.

8:55 P.M.  The backstage/hall cam is pretty awkward…

8:54 P.M.  “House of Cards” snubbed once again.  “The Affair” was horribly derivative in the one episode I watched.

8:46 P.M.  Well, maybe Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Honorable Woman” will have to go on my Netflix queue.  Here’s the link for anyone who wants to add it as well.  I enjoy the sibling love with her and Jake, and I especially love her shoutout to the “actual women.”  Basically, here’s my takeaway from tonight’s show:

Who Run the World

8:44 P.M.  Ok, is that how “Leviathan” is pronounced, all French like Lupita Nyong’o said it?  I assumed it was “Luh-vie-uh-than.”

Leviathan

8:43 P.M.  BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “LEVIATHAN

8:37 P.M.  But is there still money in the banana stand, Jeffrey Tambor?

8:35 P.M.  Don Cheadle is not in “House of Cards,” presenters.  But, I will say, I would love to see him guest star.

8:33 P.M.  Glad to see Jack Black giving love to the underappreciated Linklater.  I totally want to see “Bernie 2,” Jack, I stand with you.

8:32 P.M.  Didn’t hear any of the speech because my parents were talking…

Birdman

8:30 P.M.  BEST SCREENPLAY: “BIRDMAN

8:28 P.M.  Anyone else noting how much the people on stage are sweating?  The AC has to be broken or something…

Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins

8:27 P.M.  No proclaiming that Hader and Wiig were the stars of “The Skeleton Twins?”  Come on…

8:26 P.M.  Ok, the North Korean jokes are getting old.  It’s just kind of insensitive and monotonous at this point.

8:22 P.M.  Full text of the George Clooney feminist joke, thanks to BuzzFeed.

“George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected to a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”

8:21 P.M.  Patricia Arquette: “Meryl, thank you for giving me a hug, I hope your DNA transferred.”  Also, glad to see the winning women standing up for women of all varieties.

Arquette

8:19 P.M.  BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, “BOYHOOD

8:16 P.M.  When they said Channing Tatum was in three nominated films tonight, I thought it must have been a flubbed line.  But two of those were animated – “The Book of Life” and “The Lego Movie.”

8:14 P.M.  BEST ANIMATED MOVIE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

8:13 P.M.  Kevin Hart: “I’m here for this, it’s not about ‘The Wedding Ringer.'”  Yeah, sure…

8:07 P.M.  Nice feminist moment for Amy Adams as she racks up back-to-back Golden Globe wins.  Not her best role or film, but she’s just so sweet and likable, darn it!

Amy Adams Big EYes

8:05 P.M.  BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL/COMEDY): AMY ADAMS, BIG EYES

8:03 P.M.  Where are Tina and Amy?  MIA…

7:55 P.M.  That could not possibly have been more awkward cutting between the shot of John Legend’s wife and the cutaway to Prince.  “Selma is now,” said Common.  Glad to see he also expressed solidarity with the two NYPD officers slain in the line of duty.

Selma

7:52 P.M.  BEST ORIGINAL SONG: GLORY, “SELMA

7:50 P.M.  OMG – Prince!  What a look!

Theory

7:48 P.M.  BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

7:43 P.M.  Too bad for Eddie Redmayne that the bomb that will be “Jupiter Ascending” drops on theaters as he’s trying to win an Oscar … Focus should ask WB to pull these trailers from awards broadcasts.

Jupiter

7:37 P.M.  Bummer to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus go down.  “Veep” is my favorite show … shameless plug.

7:35 P.M.  Great to see artists stand up and cheer for freedom of expression.

7:33 P.M.  Pretty shameless attempt to recreate the Ellen selfie…

Meryl

Needed more people to top Ellen…

Ellen

7:30 P.M.  I just realized that I totally forgot a category…

Best Animated Film:The Lego Movie” (alt. “How To Train Your Dragon 2“)

7:26 P.M.  Potentially the best speech ever from Billy Bob Thornton.  “You get in trouble for anything you say these days, so I’m just gonna say thank you.”

7:25 P.M.  Ouch for the “True Detective” shutout.  Have to say, I agree (even though I have not watched “Fargo”).  The show was overrated.

7:22 P.M.  Ok, these rapid-fire show descriptions are not helpful.

7:22 P.M.  Jennifer Lopez looking like she might have a wardrobe malfunction/nip slip.

7:17 P.M.  Glad Joanne Froggat is shedding light on the plight of sexual assault survivors.  This is such a great platform to spread awareness to important causes.  Bonus points for doing it without ranting or preaching.

7:14 P.M.  Miles Teller getting some nice notice in front of the entire industry.  And gotta love all the Jason Reitman love!

JK Simmons Miles Teller Whiplash

7:12 P.M.  BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. SIMMONS, “WHIPLASH

7:12 P.M.  So did they actually flub the teleprompter?  Was it actually spontaneous?

7:11 P.M.  Hello, Jennifer Aniston’s leg.

7:09 P.M.  Aaaand there’s the Bill Cosby joke.

7:07 P.M.  Would you rather, Linklater or Iñarritu?  “Once, five minutes per year” vs. “One take, two hours, no stopping.”  Brilliant.

7:06 P.M.  Tina Fey just dropped the mic for working women everywhere.  Bravo.

7:04 P.M.  A joke I could not type in real time – “Boyhood proves there’s still good roles for women over 40 when you get hired in your 20’s.”

7:03 P.M. Hi, Joaquin Phoenix!  You da man!

7:03 P.M. Back off Emma Stone, she’s gorgeous!

7:01 P.M. Starting off with jokes on the Sony hack and the leaked emails – great, I guess, since Angelina Jolie isn’t there.

6:55 P.M. Since I’m running short on time, I’ll just post projected winners with alternates – and save my should win/be nominated picks for the Oscars live blog!  Classic cliffhanger…

Best Picture (Drama): “Boyhood” (alt. “The Imitation Game“)

Best Picture (Musical/Comedy):Birdman” (alt. “Into the Woods“)

Best Actor (Drama): Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” (alt. Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game“)

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Michael Keaton, “Birdman” (alt. Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice“)

Best Actress (Drama): Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (alt. Reese Witherspoon, “Wild“)

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods” (alt. Amy Adams, “Big Eyes“)

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” (alt. Edward Norton, “Birdman“)

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” (alt. Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods“)

Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” (alt. Ava DuVernay, “Selma“)

Best Screenplay:Boyhood” (alt. “Gone Girl”)

Best Foreign Language Film: Ida” (alt. “Leviathan“)

Best Score:Interstellar” (alt. “Gone Girl“)

Best Song: Big Eyes from “Big Eyes” (alt. Glory from “Selma“)

Boyhood (2)

6:20 P.M. Well, running a little late due to packing, but I’m ready to start the constant glueing of my eyes to the TV and computer screen.  I’m looking forward to a hilarious ceremony that hopefully features some deserving winners!  I’m not necessarily pulling strongly for a single movie, so I guess I’m Team Boyhood.

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What To Look Forward To: January 2015

4 01 2015

Inherent ViceI haven’t used this category of post in almost three years, so I figure it’s due for a good dusting off.  Here, I’ll give you a sense of what I’ll be up to this month at “Marshall and the Movies” and what might be cooking at a theater near you.

F.I.L.M. of the Week

You might have already noticed (that’s doubtful), but I have chosen to move my long-running “F.I.L.M. of the Week” column from Friday to Thursday.  The decision was manifold.  First, I wanted to take advantage of #tbt opportunities on Facebook.  Second, I needed the space on Friday to run reviews of new releases, which are often embargoed until opening day.  I look forward to bringing the same underseen or underrated titles to your attention on a new day!

Paul Thomas Anderson

I hinted last month that I would post a recap of the “On Cinema” that I heard PTA give, but I wound up focusing all my efforts on finishing all my 2014 reviews.  That and a ranked filmography will be coming next week to celebrate the release of “Inherent Vice.”

Tina and AmyGolden Globes Live Blog

One last hurrah for Tina and Amy!  I’ll be typing my thoughts the whole time.

Sundance Spotlight

The year always gets an injection of fresh energy from the outset thanks to Sundance, the American festival committed to highlighting new voices in the world of independent film.  To run parallel with the 2015 festival, I will be publishing a daily review of a film that came out of Sundance – both the good and the bad.

A Most Violent Year

Finally, I can share my thoughts – January 30, unless A24 changes their minds.

In theaters

I am SO stoked for “American Sniper” on January 16.  Holy cow.

In terms of actual January releases, though, the film that most intrigues me is “Girlhood.”

It’s going to be a good month (I hope!) – what are YOU looking forward to?





LIVE BLOGGING the 2013 Golden Globes!

12 01 2014

11:00 P.M.  I’m fine with any awards show where “American Hustle” leads the awards tally with 3 trophies.  2 for “Dallas Buyers Club.”  Every other movie just had one.

10:58 P.M.  So “12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture and nothing else?  Huh?  Surely it will add Best Adapted Screenplay and a technical award or two at the Oscars (if it can fend off “American Hustle”).  Glad Steve McQueen got to give the speech!

10:57 P.M.  BEST PICTURE (DRAMA): “12 YEARS A SLAVE”

10:51 P.M.  Kicking myself for not having seen “Dallas Buyers Club.”  McConaughey’s acceptance speeches are good.  Definitely going to be this year’s entertainment on the circuit.

10:49 P.M.  BEST ACTOR (DRAMA): MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”

10:47 P.M.  That’s right, a standing ovation.  Here’s to Cate Blanchett.

10:46 P.M.  BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA): CATE BLANCHETT, BLUE JASMINE

10:45 P.M.  My gosh, Leo.  How many acceptance speeches do you want?

10:40 P.M.  I’m so much more interested in what Megan Ellison, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper are whispering than the producer … but SO elated about this win!

10:38 P.M.  BEST PICTURE (MUSICAL/COMEDY): “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

10:35 P.M.  Niki Lauda, the Bill Clinton cameo of the year.

10:28 P.M.  Nice tribute to all the “comedians” in the category by DiCaprio.  Glad this isn’t my Oscar ballot because it would be in shambles…

10:27 P.M.  BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL/COMEDY): LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

10:22 P.M. Fantastic Michael Bay dig, Tina! Also, looks like I need to start watching “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

10:19 P.M. How is “12 Years a Slave” 0/5 so far?!

10:17 P.M. BEST DIRECTOR: ALFONSO CUARÓN, “GRAVITY”

10:10 P.M. Hearing Diane Keaton sing was magical. Her bleep, not so much…

10:06 P.M. This is an epic montage. I want it – no, I need it.

10:03 P.M. Go Woody Allen!

9:56 P.M. What was Amy Poehler’s bigger win of the night, the Golden Globe or the kiss from Bono? So glad to see her take home the trophy! Another great TV pick for the HFPA.

9:52 P.M. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “FROZEN

9:43 P.M. Loving all the Julia Louis-Dreyfus attention tonight.

9:41 P.M. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – “THE GREAT BEAUTY”

9:37 P.M. “Muppets Most Wanted” – bravo. Best commercial I’ve seen in a long time.

9:35 P.M. Best Actor Andy Samberg, who woulda thunk it?

9:30 P.M. Must. See. “Her.” And Spike Jonze is adorable. “Hold on, I just started!”

9:29 P.M. BEST SCREENPLAY – “HER”

9:28 P.M. Digging the shoes-off and martini-in-hand for Emma Thompson.

9:22 P.M. So I guess now I need to see “Dallas Buyers Club,” but all this waxing talk is … interesting. Although, hey, I finally got one of my picks right!

9:21 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – JARED LETO, “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”

9:18 P.M. Between Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright, really digging the HFPA’s television selections this year.

9:16 P.M. Amy Poehler is probably the only person in the world that can get that close to Harvey Weinstein…

9:09 P.M. Loving all the “American Hustle” love, HFPA! What a beautiful speech by Amy Adams. I’m now 0/4 but really happy about at least 2 of those.

Amy Adams

9:08 P.M. BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL/COMEDY) – AMY ADAMS, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

9:04 P.M. What is with all these awkward pauses before the speeches start?

8:55 P.M. Diddy Dirty Money is druuuuuuunk. I really shouldn’t have been surprised to see U2 win. I’m now 0/3 tonight, whoops.

8:53 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – ORDINARY LOVE, “MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”

8:52 P.M. Alex Ebert’s hair tonight tops Joaquin Phoenix’s. Definitely didn’t see this win coming.

8:50 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – “ALL IS LOST”

8:48 P.M. Proud to have once walked a red carpet and attended a screening with the real Philomena Lee!

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8:43 P.M. Aww, Aaron Paul crying in the background!

8:39 P.M. Finally, Bryan Cranston wins for “Breaking Bad!”

8:36 P.M. Teleprompter fail. Would have been great if Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie had pretended to be Aaron Eckhart and Paula Patton.

8:27 P.M. Go Peggy! Also, with the win for “Behind the Candelabra,” one has to wonder how it would have fared in the Oscar race had it been released in theaters.

8:18 P.M. Jacqueline Bisset totally dominates the play-off music, even after a Melissa Leo-esque bleep out.

8:13 P.M. So will Jennifer Lawrence make it back-to-back Oscar wins? SAG will tell us soon enough.

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8:11 P.M. Two in a row for J.Law. She is unstoppable.

JLaw AH

8:10 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “AMERICAN HUSTLE”

8:08 P.M. I can’t even keep up with all the brilliant Tina Fey and Amy Poehler jokes. I’m dying.

8:05 P.M. Julia Louis-Dreyfus turning down Reese Witherspoon’s selfie just made my day.

8:03 P.M. Matt Damon = “basically a garbage person.”

Elysium

8:01 P.M. Awkward reference to the non-nominated “The Butler.”

7:53 P.M. Final predictions, ahh!

Best Picture – Drama

Will win: “12 Years a Slave”
Could win: “Gravity”
Should win: “Philomena”

Again, thinking “12 Years a Slave” runs the board. But it could go to “Gravity.”

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy

Will win: “American Hustle”
Could win: “Nebraska”
Should win: “American Hustle”

I feel fairly certain that nomination leader “American Hustle” will win this one easily. But in what might be the most competitive year in this category ever, it’s anyone’s game.

7:49 P.M. Getting close to showtime, folks!

Best Director

Will win: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Could win: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Should win: David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Could go either way between McQueen and Cuarón. Globes went James Cameron in 2009 for “Avatar,” so perhaps they’ll show a similar proclivity for sci-fi. But I stick with the more traditional pick.

Best Screenplay

Will win: “American Hustle”
Could win: “Her”
Should win: “American Hustle”

No clue here. I think “American Hustle,” “Her,” and “12 Years a Slave” are all possible. Opting for the first of the three just on a hunch.

7:43 P.M. Now, their dramatic counterparts.

Best Actor – Drama

Will win: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Could win: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave”
Should win: Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

Have a gut feeling the Globes are loving the McConaughey redemption vibe. But Ejiofor is in the more beloved film, so who really knows what will happen?

Best Actress – Drama

Will win: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine
Could win: Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Should win: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine

Probably the only no-brainer of the evening. Blanchett runs away with it.

7:38 P.M. Comedy predictions time!

Best Actor – Comedy

Will win: Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Could win: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street
Should win: Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

5 leading men from 5 Best Picture nominees – honestly, all have their claim. I’m sticking with Bale for the likely Best Picture champion, but DiCaprio could easily take this. The Globes love him.

Best Actress – Comedy

Will win: Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Could win: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Should win: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Maybe Adams takes it for the more beloved film, but Meryl has eight Golden Globes. They’re kind of into her.

7:33 P.M. Jessica Chastain channeling “Black Swan” tonight … picture to come later.

7:31 P.M. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rock! Now you might actually care about these predictions…

Best Supporting Actor

Will win: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Could win: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Should win: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

Haven’t seen “Dallas Buyers Club” (I know, that’s bad) but Leto has been collecting nearly every prize so far. Can’t imagine he’s better than the demented Fassbender, though.

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Could win: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Should win: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

While she might lack the name recognition, I think Nyong’o’s incredible performance will speak for itself.

7:26 P.M. And some more predictions! Cate Blanchett has just arrived, and I thought she looked great … then they panned down on her dress.

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Best Original Song

Will win: Let It Go, “Frozen
Could win: Please Mr. Kennedy, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Should win: Please Mr. Kennedy, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

A typical Disney tune should eke out a victory over some lesser-known contenders.

Best Original Score

Will win: “12 Years a Slave”
Could win: “Gravity”
Should win: “12 Years a Slave”

Giving the edge to better-known composer Zimmer in a race likely between the two dramatic Best Picture heavyweights.

7:21 P.M. Ok, first predictions.

Best Foreign Film

Will win: “Blue is the Warmest Color”
Could win: “The Hunt
Should win: “The Past”

Only chance for this film to shine. So I’m thinking it will.

Best Animated Film

Will win: Frozen
Could win: Monsters UniversityDespicable Me 2
Should win: Monsters University n/a

One of the weaker years for this category, but box office smash “Frozen” probably has the upper hand here. [UPDATED: So “Monsters University” wasn’t even nominated…]

7:15 P.M. JENNIFER LAWRENCE SIGHTING!

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7:12 P.M. Team “American Hustle” tonight. Go, fight, win!

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7:11 P.M. Time to start the annual live blog!





Live Blogging the 2012 Golden Globes!

13 01 2013

10:00 P.M.  For those of you keeping track at home, “Les Misérables” ruled the Golden Globes tonight with 3 wins!  “Django Unchained” and “Argo” also won two trophies.  “Amour,” “Brave,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Skyfall,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” each won a single award.

10:00 P.M.  HFPA awkwardly and unintentionally flips the bird to AMPAS tonight…

9:58 P.M.  BEST PICTURE – DRAMA: “ARGO

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9:52 P.M.  Unexpectedly humorous speech from Day-Lewis.  Although I laughed much harder at how most of the back of the room gave him a standing ovation … and NO ONE up front did.  Awkward…

9:50 P.M. BEST ACTOR – DRAMA: DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, “LINCOLN

Lincoln

9:50 P.M.  What a beautiful speech, Chastain looked truly humbled and honored.  To the Oscars we go, hopefully!  (Hey HFPA, didn’t appreciate your shot of the audience where we could see you all flashing “WRAP UP.”)

9:48 P.M. BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA: JESSICA CHASTAIN, “ZERO DARK THIRTY

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9:41 P.M.  Adorable Anne Hathaway stealing the microphone quickly to do a few more thanks and then tightly hugging Amanda Seyfried.

9:40 P.M. BEST PICTURE – MUSICAL/COMEDY: LES MISERABLES

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9:39 P.M.  Jeremy Renner bleeped…

9:34 P.M.  What a charming acceptance speech, and so much love for his wife!  Maybe he can beat Daniel Day-Lewis?!

9:32 P.M.  BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL/COMEDY: HUGH JACKMAN, “LES MISERABLES

Les Miserables

9:22 P.M.  They talked about actors, and then the category was Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy?  At least it was “Girls!”

9:18 P.M.  Take that, Academy!  Standing ovation for snubbed Ben Affleck!

9:18 P.M. BEST DIRECTOR: BEN AFFLECK, “ARGO

Argo

9:11 P.M.  What on earth did Jodie Foster just say?  Seriously, my TV audio went out in what I assume was a bleep.

9:04 P.M.  OK, people, time for you to go watch “The Beaver.”  It has Mel Gibson, sure, but it also has Jennifer Lawrence!

The Beaver

8:59 P.M.  “Taylor Swift, stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son!” – Tina Fey, who needs to be on this telecast far more

8:53 P.M.  Lena Dunham may have won the Golden Globe, but Tina Fey got to wait with J.Lo and Amy Poehler got awfully close to George Clooney.  It’s debatable who the overall winner really was tonight.

8:51 P.M.  Hooray for Lena – NOT Lisa, Aziz – Dunham!  Go watch “Tiny Furniture!”

8:50 P.M.  Aziz Ansari being carried by Jason Bateman … fantastic.

8:47 P.M.  BEST ANIMATED FILM: “BRAVE

Brave

8:46 P.M.  What on earth did that introduction have to do with Best Animated Film?

8:45 P.M.  Goodness gracious, Sacha Baron Cohen is drunk…

8:39 P.M.  4 Golden Globes for Claire Danes in her career.  She’s halfway to Meryl Streep!

8:35 P.M.  BEST FOREIGN FILM: “AMOUR

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8:27 P.M.  “Best Picture nominee ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen‘” just sounds so wrong.

8:25 P.M.  Really, Golden Globes?  Tarantino for screenplay?  Not OK with that. “Inglourious Basterds” blows “Django Unchained” out of the water.  And the speech was a total MESS.  Someone was overserved…

8:23 P.M. BEST SCREENPLAY: QUENTIN TARANTINO, “DJANGO UNCHAINED

Django

8:18 P.M.  Give us more time with Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech – we love her!

8:15 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: ANNE HATHAWAY, “LES MISERABLES

Anne Hathaway

8:07 P.M.  Yes, JLaw, to answer the question you were so desperately trying to ask during that speech, OF COURSE we can be best friends!

8:07 P.M.  “Does this say ‘I beat Meryl?'” – Jennifer Lawrence

8:06 P.M.  BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL/COMEDY: JENNIFER LAWRENCE, “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Jennifer Lawrence

8:04 P.M.  The sad thing is, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are saying what a lot of Americans are to their television sets right now.  Wondering what this “Silver Linings Playbook” thing is and cursing them for not nominating “The Avengers.”

8:02 P.M.  Nice abs, Kristen Wiig.

7:59 P.M.  Clinton introducing “Lincoln.”  Oscar for Best Picture is now in the bag, in case it wasn’t already.

7:58 P.M.  Really, Bill Clinton?!  What?!

7:55 P.M.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler going and impersonating the absent celebrities is PRICELESS.

7:49 P.M.  Looks like we need more Grammy-winners to come freshen up film awards.

7:48 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SONG: SKYFALL, “SKYFALL

Skyfall

7:45 P.M. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: MYCHAEL DANNA, “LIFE OF PI

Life of Pi

7:42 P.M.  Woah, real Tony Mendez!

Argo

7:36 P.M.  Awkward teleprompter flub with Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd … hooray for “Homeland!”  Don’t understand why they present Best TV Series – Drama before Best Actress in a TV Drama?!

7:33 P.M.  Wow, now “Homeland” is set to dominate the Golden Globes too after Emmys domination.  Weird not to hear Damian Lewis speak in his gruff American accent!

7:32 P.M.  Didn’t get to see much from the red carpet, but from what I can tell … Jessica Chastain wins.  Just as she did at the Oscars last year.  Ehh, didn’t really get to look closely enough.  She’s gorgeous, sure, but the dress wasn’t that great.

Jessica Chastain

7:30 P.M.  “Call Me Maybe” needs to be left in 2012, HFPA lady.

7:23 P.M.  Don’t sing again, Catherine Zeta-Jones, unless it’s “Chicago.”  Thanks.  That line of “Do You Hear The People Sing?” was awful.

7:21 P.M.  If “Game Change” had been released in theaters, Julianne Moore would be in contention for Best Actress.  Think about it…

7:18 P.M. Hooray for “Game Change!”   One of the better movies I saw this year in any format!

7:12 P.M.  C’mon, Professor McGonagall.  It’s one thing not to do press for yourself – but not showing up to receive the inevitable award?!

7:10 P.M.  Please, Academy, you’ve already awarded Christoph Waltz for literally the same performance.  And oh, here goes Waltz again with the poetic metaphors in his speeches.

7:10 P.M. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPH WALTZ, “DJANGO UNCHAINED

Django

7:08 P.M.  “This 70th anniversary celebration.”  OK.  Glad Tina and Amy mentioned that!

7:03 P.M.  “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent 3 years married to James Cameron.” – Amy Poehler, much to the amusement of Jessica Chastain (who was DYING laughing)

7:02 P.M.  Already loving the Tina and amy combo.  Same humor, just with less bite!

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Weekend Update – Golden Globes 2011 Live Blog!

15 01 2012

4:00 P.M.  E! has already started their Golden Globe coverage, so I guess it’s time for me to begin as well!  Time for the best of Hollywood (and television) to come out and get rewarded (or robbed).  Predictions will slowly trickle in as the stars grace the red carpet, but I’ll be writing from the arrivals to the awards to Ricky Gervais’ harsh quips.  With recaps, opinions, and insights, make “Marshall and the Movies” your companion for the Golden Globes!

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Random Factoid #538

17 01 2011

8 for 10 on my Golden Globes predictions, not too shabby!  (Darned Mila Kunis and Jake Gyllenhaal for blowing my perfect 10.)

It was a nice night (as is any with Natalie Portman at the podium), but a lot of people had issues with Ricky Gervais.  For what it’s worth, I thought he did a great job – no more offensive than last year.  He took shots at people who needed to be proven vulnerable, like the HFPA, Charlie Sheen, the lauded cast of “Sex and the City,” and “The Tourist.”

Except for perhaps his introductions of Tim Allen and Robert Downey Jr., every joke was in fairly good taste.  They weren’t just potshots; they made you think about why we care so much about certain institutions and celebrities.  It’s at this point in the factoid where I’ll refer you to “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” a documentary about the fantastic comedienne that makes many profound observations about the nature of good comedy.

I’m not expecting something as crude from Franco and Hathaway in a month, but I’m hoping for at least as good of a show.





Random Factoid #537

16 01 2011

Natalie Portman had a great weekend, collecting Best Actress at the Critics Choice and Golden Globes awards!  Go team “Black Swan!”

The theme of her campaign is “life,” fitting since she is expecting a little one in the summer with her fiancé Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer of the movie that’s making her the hottest name in Hollywood.  On the red carpet tonight with Ryan Seacrest, she was grilled on the name of the baby, and she said no idea.  He then suggested that everyone should tweet in their baby name suggestions.  Since I refuse to get a Twitter, I figured a factoid would be a fitting way for me to chime in.

Let’s assume that the baby takes the last name Millepied, the standard nomenclature of tots these days.  Perhaps the first name should pay heritage to Portman’s family?  Her father’s name is Avner, and her mother’s name is Shelley.  The latter sounds like a more seamless blend of the two heritages.  (His mother’s name was Catherine.)  Maybe they could name her Nina or Tomas, characters in “Black Swan,” which would be fitting since they met on the set of the movie.  Or they could opt for Darren after director Darren Aronofsky, who made the movie possible that brought them together.

Of course, it’s the couple’s choice in the end, but if I could whisper one thing in her ear, it would be to not name the baby something really obscure or weird like Apple or Moses.

What about YOU!?  Any suggestions for the expecting Portman?