We predict the Golden Globe winners

2010-01-13 16:17
 

The 67th annual Golden Globes will be handed out on Sunday, 17 January 2010, in Beverly Hills and will be screened on M-Net on Monday 18 January at 8.30pm, or you can catch the live broadcast of the awards on M-Net Movies 1 (Channel 104) at 2.00 am.

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Winners in Red

Best Television Series - Drama
Nominees:

Big Love
Dexter
House M.D.
Mad Men
True Blood

Who should win: True Blood
Who will win: Mad Men

As last year's winners and a smoking new season currently showing, Mad Men are fit to take the gold. However, this year belonged to True Blood. With more twists than a koeksister and a seamless integration of the ordinary and fantastical, True Blood is TV at its freshest.

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Entourage
Glee
The Office
Modern Family
30 Rock

Who should win: Glee
Who will win: Glee

Glee is probably the most fun you can have while watching TV. Exceptionally talented actors who sing, dance and act (plus they're all gorgeous) turn your average high school TV series into a comical cabaret show that hits you in the gut with hilarious one-liners and utterly awkward characters.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Georgia O'Keeffe
Grey Gardens
Into the Storm
Little Dorrit
Taking Chance

Who should win: Grey Gardens
Who will win: Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit cleaned up against Grey Gardens at the Emmys last year (except in the acting categories) and it's a favourite among many. Grey Gardens is a poignant story using captivating historical detail and gripping scenes to convey the complex emotions in Little and Big Edie's lives.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Kevin Bacon for Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh for Wallander
Brendan Gleeson for Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons for Georgia O'Keeffe
Chiwetel Ejiofor for Endgame

Who should win: Kevin Bacon
Who will win: Kenneth Branagh

I never thought I'd peg Kevin Bacon to take an award above Kenneth Branagh, but Taking Chance is an emotionally taxing look into military life where for once, Kevin isn't the baddie. And that's quite a step out of his comfort zone. He should be encouraged to do more roles such as this should he win. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Joan Allen for Georgia O'Keeffe
Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange for Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver for Prayers for Bobby

Who should win: Drew Barrymore
Who will win: Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange won an Emmy for this role, and sure, she plays a crazy old lady really well. But the point is that's not very far from reality for her. Drew Barrymore's transformation from a young, aspiring actress to a cynical, deluded hobo is much more dramatic and fascinating.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
Steve Carell for The Office
David Duchovny for Californication
Thomas Jane for Hung
Matthew Morrison for Glee

Who should win: Matthew Morrison
Who will win: Alec Baldwin

Okay, so Matthew Morrison isn't that funny, but he's fantastic in a musical. His dancing, rapping and singing skills are tight and it's just adorable watching this geeky teacher break it down! As for Alec, we're just going on the Globes' previous picks.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Toni Collette for United States of Tara
Courteney Cox for Cougar Town
Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Lea Michele for Glee

Who should win: Toni Collette
Who will win: Tina Fey

The judges at the Golden Globes are sticklers who like what they like, and don't enjoy straying off their Golden path. So well done Tina!  It's official: you're funny. Toni Collette deserves this award because she has to play at least four different characters in each episode.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Nominees:

Simon Baker for The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall for Dexter
Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Hugh Laurie for House M.D.
Bill Paxton for Big Love

Who should win: Michael C. Hall
Who will win: Hugh Laurie

Cop-cum-killer beats a druggie doctor any day.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominees:

Glenn Close for Damages
January Jones for Mad Men
Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife
Anna Paquin for True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer

Who should win: Anna Paquin
Who will win: January Jones

Blonde vs Blonde. This one is difficult to call. Anna won last year, can she do it again? It takes a fair amount of skill to play the perpetually irritating Sookie. However, January Jones is flawless as Betty Draper.

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

Michael Emerson for Lost
Neil Patrick Harris for How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt for Damages
John Lithgow for Dexter
Jeremy Piven for Entourage

Who should win: Neil Patrick Harris
Who will win: Jeremy Piven

It's a little strange seeing NPH nominated in a supporting role, since HIMYM just wouldn't be the same without Barney Stinson. After many nominations but no wins, it's time someone took notice. However, Entourage is all that poor Piven's got going for him, so he'll get the sympathy vote. 

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

Rose Byrne for Damages
Jane Adams for Hung
Jane Lynch for Glee
Janet McTeer for Into the Storm
Chloë Sevigny for Big Love

Who should win: Jane Lynch
Who will win: Jane Lynch

There's no character like Sue Sylvester, and it takes a fantastic amount of professionalism to pull off those acidic quips with a straight face. Go, coach!

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Call us brave, call us stupid (yeah, thanks, back there) but we cannot resist a good Hollywood-shaped challenge to predict who will win at these award-type things.

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