I believe the cancellation of the upcoming 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be the biggest effect of the WGA strike on the regular viewers. Love 'em, or hate' em, the awards season is the most exciting time of the movie calendar. The pundits who hate ceremonies as such LOVE writing about how much they despise them. They are not absolutely necessary, but they are damn good fun! It is especially annoying to know that the SAG asked its members not to cross the picket lines to attend the ceremony, yet they were all present at the Critics' Choice Awards last night (1/8/07). Talking about hypocrisy...
Anyway, there won't be a red carpet and Isaac Mizrahi (thank Zeus for that), nor will there be tears from the Best Actress winners. But, it's also sad that we won't be able to see the people we all wish to be (come on, admit it) all in one room, sipping campaign that cost more than the money I have in my bank account and patting each other in the back for making $20 million more last year.
I want to see what the press conference will be like this weekend (apparently the cancellation of the ceremony will cost NBC an estimated $15-20 million!). And, as always, I am curious as to who would win. So here are my picks for some of the categories. The only disclaimer is that I haven't seen any of the mini-series or made-for-TV movies, so they don't appear here. Also for some of the categories I haven't seen each film. So I made a rule that I will pick the categories where I have seen at least three films / shows. These are, by the way, my dream winners. Not who will win, but rather who should.
Without further ado, here are my picks for the Golden Globes:
Best Picture - Drama: No Country for Old Men
Best Actor - Drama: James McAvoy for Atonement
Best Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton
Best Director: Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
Best TV Series - Drama: House M.D.
Best TV Series - Comedy: 30 Rock
Best Actor for TV Series - Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
Not a huge list of picks, but I had to be objective...
Anyway, this list will expand as I watch the remaining candidates...but, by that time it will be too late...