Thursday, December 13, 2012

First Reaction to the 2013 Golden Globes Nominations

Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning and below is my first reaction.

Below are the nominees for:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

I've seen all except Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, mostly because they haven't had wide releases yet, even though my film critic friends @NotherBrother have seen them both. Critics see everything :(

I won't really say which of those remaining three is my pick is because it might not be when I see the other two.

The other categories I’ve seen maybe 2 out of the 5 nominees and the television categories all my votes would just go for Modern Family and Homeland.

The only category where I've seen all the nominees is:

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Daniel Day-Lewis was his usual outstanding self, very good performance in Lincoln. Richard Gere was really good in Arbitrage and one of the best things about the picture. John Hawkes in The Sessions, I didn't care for his character all that much (I know you're saying Damn! He was in an iron lung! *dankshrug*), but his performance grew on me. Very good performance. Denzel Washington gave about his best performance in years in Flight. Another very good performance. But it was Joaquin Phoenix who blew me away in The Master. The overall story in The Master was boring as hell, but Phoenix was just outstanding. A phenomenal performance.

Those are just my first reactions for I don’t even watch the Golden Globes. LOL. Even though I like to READ about them, for me it’s all about Oscar.

See the complete list of Golden Globe nominees at The Hollywood Reporter

Related Link
What I said about the Academy Awards