The day eventually arrived and the nominations have now been released (I now know which films I have to watch before 7th March) and we can all start debating and creating our predictions on who is going to walk away with the golden statue come Oscar night.
We go back to 10 nominations for Best Picture and an animated film has been included in those 10, that being Up. Now that will cause a lot of debate because from what I have read people preferred Wall-E to Up. From my first look at the nominations the only suprise for myself is seeing District 9 in the Best Picture cateogry. Everything else is pretty much what was expected.
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Today’s quote is from “Nine” is directing a movie really as easy as Judi Dench’s character suggests?
“Directing a movie is a very overrated job, we all know it. You just have to say yes or no. What else do you do? Nothing. “Maestro, should this be red?” Yes. “Green?” No. “More extras?” Yes. “More lipstick?” No. Yes. No. Yes. No. That’s directing.”
Today’s quote comes from “Nine” in a heartbreaking scene between Guido and Luisa.
Luisa Contini: Thank you.
Guido Contini: What for?
Luisa Contini: Thank you for reminding me I’m not special. You don’t even see what you do to me. Even the moments I think are ours, it’s just… you working to get what you want.”
Ricky Gervais hosting the awards which will be an experience, I will keep updating this blog post as the show goes on.
- The opening speech he headed straight for Steve Carrell with jokes about “The Office” and plastic surgery.
- Very good opening jokes which seemed to go down well with his audience.
- Nicole Kidman is the first up presenting best supporting actress in a motion picture.
- Which goes to . . . Mo’Nique for Precious.
- First speech of the night is a very emotional one with tears and dreams being reached, a rather long speech.
- I have just spotted Julia Roberts for the first time
- Toni Collette won best actress in a tv show comedy/musical.
- ooo Robert De Niro is there !!!
- First Meryl Streep spotting
- Sir Paul McCartney presents best animated feature and is rather amusing, which has a great shot of Julia Roberts laughing.
- Winner of best animated feature is Up
- Kate Hudson introduced some clips from Nine
- Ricky Gervais saying we have had some worthy winners and some not so worthy winners. Plugging his own film.
- Felicity Huffman who decided she messed up what she was saying so started over. She has totally lost what she’s trying to say.
- Best actor in a TV series drama goes to . . . Michael C. Hall for Dexter.
- Best actress in a TV series drama goes to . . . Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
- Just spotted Mickey Rourke kissing Mike Tyson.
- Harrison Ford introduces Up in the Air.
- Cher and Christina Aguilera presenting the best original song . . . The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart.
- Best original score . . . Up
- Best mini series or tv movie presented by Amy Adams and Josh Brolin. Goes to . . . Grey Gardens.
- Something that always amuses me about the Golden Globes has to be how difficult it is for the winners to get onto the stage if they are not on one of the tables right next to the stage.
- Tom Hanks introducing Julie & Julia.
- Colin Farrell who looks very good I might add. Presenting best actress in a comedy or musical . . . Julia Roberts is sitting next to Paul McCartney. Meryl looks embarrassed with both of her nominations. Goes to . . . Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
- She wants to change her name to T-Bone . . . T Bone Streep hahaha. I really do love Meryl the more I see her, she really is just brilliant. Awww she got rather emotional talking about her mother and how she is really grateful for everything.
- Helen Mirren introduces Precious.
- Kevin Bacon won best actor in a mini series or TV movie for Taking Chances.
- Drew Barrymore won best actress in a mini series or TV movie for Grey Gardens.
- Cameron Diaz introducing It’s Complicated.
- Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler presenting best screenplay for a motion picture . . . Up in the Air. I am so pleased about this!!! Also Gerard Butler was very cute not letting Jennifer Aniston see the paper then saying I’m not telling you haha.
- Jason Reitman got rather emotional towards George Clooney.
- Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher present best actor in a comedy/music on TV . . . Alec Baldwin won for 30 Rock, but he wasnt able to attend the awards.
- Samuel L. Jackson introduces Inglourious Basterds. He then introduced Sophia Loren who got a standing ovation from the audience.
- Best foreign language film . . . The White Ribbon (Germany)
- Best TV series Drama . . . Mad Men.
- Taylor Lautner introduces (500) Days of Summer.
- Halle Berry presenting best supporting actor in a motion picture . . . Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds which I think was a pretty obvious choice.
- Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio presenting Martin Scorsese with an award. Was brilliant seeing them on the stage together and talking about everything they have done in the films and what an impact he has had on films. Leo sees Marty as his friend and mentor, thats nice !!!
- Marty’s speech was just brilliant after seeing clips from his films. Everyone in the audience gave him a standing ovation, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts lead the cheering which was great. You can tell that everyone respects Marty by the way they were watching him.
- Jodie Foster introduces The Hurt Locker.
- Mel Gibson is presenting after a very cheeky joke from Ricky Gervais about drinking. Director of a motion picture . . . James Cameron for Avatar. Could this be the first hint of the Oscar going to James Cameron too??? He thought his ex-wife was going to win it.
- Best TV series comedy/musical . . . Glee. Yes, I really was hoping that Glee would win this. It’s brilliant! All of the cast decided to get on the stage as well.
- Reese Witherspoon presenting motion picture comedy or musical . . . and the winner is The Hangover.
- Mickey Rourke (yay) presenting actress in a motion picture drama. He always seems so shy when he has to talk on a show like this.
- The winner is . . . Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
- Best actor in a comedy or musical . . . Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes. This is a bit of an outside win I reckon. I love him though he is brilliant. A very funny speech as well.
- I am really hoping that George Clooney is going to get the best actor award, will find out in a few seconds.
- Kate Winslet is presenting best actor in a drama . . . Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Who got a standing ovation from the audience. They really let his speech be a long one !!!
- The last award of the night best motion picture drama !!!
- Presenting this my favorite Julia Roberts. She really does have a great smile. The Golden Globe goes to Avatar !!!
- Interesting I was hoping for Up in the Air. O well never mind, this will make the Oscars more interesting.
In build up for tonight’s Golden Globes I have decided to post my predictions. Who I want to win but who I think will win (if those are different). I am looking forward to the show tonight and quite curious of how Ricky Gervais will get on as the host. Lots of my favorite actors and actresses should be in attendance as well which makes it even better before it starts. Onto my predictions . . .
The award season was well and truly kicked off last night with the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
I think most of it is pretty predictable. We will have to see how the Golden Globes go on Sunday night.
The winners are . . .
23rd January 2010 the awards voted by actors for actors will be awarded. I have only posted up the film related awards, another pointer to who will win the Oscar? Just maybe. The nominations are . . .
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
An Education (2009)The Hurt Locker (2008)Inglourious Basterds (2009)Nine (2009)Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) (more…)
The 67th Annual Golden Globes take place on 17th January 2010 and are the first major awards to be handed out in what will be another busy awards season. Because I had been slipping with the blog for the last few weeks I still had not posted this years nominations.
Closer to the ceremony I will post my predictions on who I think will walk away with the Golden Globe on the night.
While I was writing my review for Nine (and even watching it) I was trying not to compare it to Chicago. Mainly because I love Chicago and it is one of my favorite films ever, so to compare another musical directed by Rob Marshall on one viewing would not be very fair. So I have decided to take a deeper look into both movies and not really say which one is better, but to show comparisons.
Film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) struggles to keep his professional and private life separate as he must keep the women in his life all happy . . . and apart, whilst trying to make a new movie.
I have to admit that I have totally slacked with reviews and even general posts on my blog over the Christmas and New Year period. Mainly due to the fact that I have surprisingly not watched very many movies at all. Which was not my plan, I usually find it a good time to catch up on some movies which I have missed watching in the past but this did not happen this year. I have not actually been to the cinema in quite a few weeks now and have yet to see Avatar. I am planning on Nine tomorrow, we are going to be entering a busy time at the cinema with a lot of new movies coming out which should mainly be good as it is awards season soon.
So I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year . . . who can believe it is 2010 already ?!?! Where does the time go!!
What are you looking forward to movie wise this year?
After waiting so long for even one poster for Nine, yet another has been released! Which I think is just great, the world premiere for Nine is in London next week on the 3rd of Decemeber. So it will be interesting to see which of the actors/actresses attend the premiere.
Three posters have now been released for “Nine”. This really builds up the suspense of wanting to see this movie even more. I like all three of them, as they are all different, with different pictures of the actors on them.
Just come across the exclusive clip of Kate Hudson singing “Cinema Italiano” from “Nine” which is a movie I am so much looking forward to. So check out the video of Kate singing
The full song “Be Italian” which is on the trailer for “Nine” as been put on youtube. It is sung by Fergie and really does just build up my anticipation for this movie even more so.
As from today, and every Monday after this I am going to to a weekly review of the blog and other blog posts which I found interesting and well worth the read.
Cinematic Heaven & Hell posted Top 10 Romantic Comedies of the Decade
M.Carter at the Movies poster To Kill A Mockingbird Review
The mOvie Blog posted Growing Old in Hollywood
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus - A group of fans trying to ensure the film gets a big release in the US and latest news posted.
I have just read that the release date for Nine has been pushed back from November to December. So delayed for about a month. I have to admit that I am so disappointed as this really is a film I have been looking forward to since it was announced. I think if you have read my blog before you will know that I am a big fan of musicals. So a new movie version of a musical from the director who brought one of my favorite films Chicago made me extremely excited. I still think it will be totally worth the wait, but still such a let down that we have to wait an extra month for it. Hopefully in that time though, the poster will be released, along with another trailer and to top it all off the soundtrack. I really want to listen to the soundtrack before seeing the film, as I like being knowing the songs before seeing a musical.
As I am very excited for this movie to come out (especially after the trailer being on before Fame last week). I decided to post the pictures which have been released as stills of the movie. From the trailer and the pictures below, I am really holding high hopes of loving this movie. Just for the facts that it is a musical and it is directed by Rob Marshall, who directed one of my favorite films in Chicago.
I think this film is just fantastic, with all of the women in the photo. Such fantastic talent in this picture.
As you may already know, I love musicals and “Chicago” is one of my favorite films. So when I found out that Rob Marshall was bringing another musical to the big stage I have been every excited about it. Even more so after watching this trailer as it looks fantastic, and really does have a great cast made up of Oscar Winners. This film has to be part of the Oscar Nominations next year.
I very much like the sound of this !!!
Movie mogul siblings Bob and Harvey Weinstein have picked up Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg’s boxing movie.
The Weinstein Company has acquired the international rights to The Fighter and is now selling the film at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The film, about Massachsetts boxing brothers Dickie Eklund (Bale) and ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Wahlberg), is currently in pre-production. David O. Russell will direct.
The project joins an impressive list of upcoming movies for the Weinsteins, who will also be handling Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Rob Zombie’s Halloween sequel H2 and the much-anticipated musical Nine, which features an all-star cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Judi Dench.