|@Michael_Haneke heres me havin a secret nap when @benaffleck was |
doin his speech! Wot did I miss? Did he announce daredevil 2 yet lol
The Golden Globes were almost two Sundays ago, but I'm hoping I'm not two late for this.
Should I have been shocked by the Les Miserables victory? No. But I was. I did more reading after the show to learn that the Globes go more for good musicals than great comedies. Here is a recent track record.
2006: Dreamgirls > Little Miss Sunshine
2007: Sweeny Todd > Juno
This year was no different. I am happy I did reasonably well with my predictions, despite losing in both big categories. In all seriousness, Argo was a bit of a surprise. The Globes loves themselves some George Clooney (a producer of Argo). It does make sense for Lincoln to have won, since it did nab the most nominations in Globes history. Films dream of getting 7 nominations at the Oscars!
There were no big surprises in the acting categories, which is probably a bad sign to Naomi Watts' Oscar campaign. It is weird to see that Affleck won the Globe for Best Director, despite not getting an Oscar nomination.
Spielberg has been left in the cold. He has hardly won any directing prizes, yet his two prime competitors Bigelow (NYFCC, National Board of Review) and Affleck (Critics Choice, Golden Globes) did not get nominations.
THIS IS ONE MESSED UP YEAR.