AWARDS SEASON™ Shenanigans: Golden Globes Are on Monday!

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show
[Best host team to ever host hosted things! – Photo courtesy of NBC]
 

YOU GUYS, THE GOLDEN GLOBES ARE ON MONDAY*.  Are you ready for the funner, less pretentious younger sibling of the Oscars, plus Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting?  It’s a win win for everyone who has three-to-five hours to spend in front of their TV on a weekday.

So, Kyle Buchanan and Margaret Lyons over at Vulture have done their own dissection and run-down of who they think should win their respective categories, in a way more articulate and hilarious way than I ever could. I think they have a drinking game brewing in the background, you guys. Something to consider, perhaps…?

On the whole, their favourites are my favourites.  Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, and by dear GOD Leonardo “STILL No Oscar?!” DiCaprio.  The Globes are a good indicator for future Oscar winners, generally, so if Leo can bag one here… maybe??? Oscars???

The only point of contention I have with their opinion (which is not wrong because an opinion cannot be wrong apart from this one which is wrong) is for Best Actor for Comedy:

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Everyone in this category except Samberg has already won a Golden Globe, and Don Cheadle and Michael J. Fox have each won two. Parsons probably does the most comedic heavy-lifting, and Fox has the sentimental juju (don’t be surprised if he wins), but let’s go with Andy Samberg for this one. Not because he’s so amazing on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (the show’s getting there, but slowly), but because he seems like the most likely to give a funny and unique acceptance speech.

This is probably the last category I thought I’d care about so much, but Andy Samberg is so NOT amazing on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He’s probably the weakest link there, surrounded by the likes of Chelsea Perretti and Andre “Deadpan” Braugher. Although, it’s true, as acceptance speeches go, his would probably be one of the ones that would make the LOL in JawkwardLOL not silent.

And *drumroll* the category that I am most anticipating:

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife 

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Please dear God let Tatiana Maslany win this one. Orphan Black deserves a much higher profile, and sci-fi shows have never had a chance with the Emmys. Make it so!

Orphan Black Orphan Black Orphan Black! This show is so amazing, and if Tatiana Maslany does not win… HFPA you’re doing it wrong.

Overall, the film category seems a lot more clear cut than the television category, which seems to be a mixed bag both in terms of HOW the nominees were grouped and then WHO out of those respective groups should win.  Possibly because movies only take about two hours of your time on a weekend, while television shows generally require you to invest years of your life and hundreds of dollars on medication for the stress ulcers and anxiety and up-and-down emotion they give you each week? Who knows.

You can check out the full article here. Who else is excited for red carpet fun tiemz?! I haven’t sat down to watch the Globes in a very very long time but I will have the alcohols at the ready methinks.

*Monday because we live in New Zealand! More specifically, 2pm Monday.

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