Review: The King's Speech.

T-T-Today, Jr.

King George VI (Colin Firth) has dealt with a stammer for the majority of his life. He's deemed unfit to give speeches, and most of all, unfit to be king. When his older brother steps down as king and thrusts George VI into the spotlight, his caring wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham-Carter) seeks a speech therapist to help him find his voice. Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) has the credentials they're looking for. His approach is somewhat foreign to the royals. He prefers to have the King in his own office and to call him "Bertie" (King George's first name is Albert) and for Bertie to call him Lionel. Soon, Bertie begins to depend on Lionel as he does the impossible: Helps the king lose his stammer.

The performances are what stands out the most in this film. Firth gives one of the best performances of his career as King George VI and Rush is right behind him. Helena Bonham-Carter also gave a great performance, but her Oscar nomination slightly confuses me. She was good, but was she excellent? The scenery was beautiful, the score was lovely, and of course the costumes were great. It was a very British film. I hate to call "British" a genre but that's exactly what it felt like. If it weren't for Firth and Rush, this wouldn't be any different from Elizabeth, The Duchess, The Young Victoria, etc. They all feel like the same movie. It doesn't feel particularly new. The film somewhat drags towards the middle. (But a film about someone that stammers, you're bound to have that feeling once and awhile) and the last 15 minutes felt like you were watching a different film all together.

While the film itself doesn't feel new or groundbreaking, the performances are wonderful and they keep the film going.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "and....tits." - King George VI (Colin Firth)

SAG Winners + My Thoughts

It was a pretty predictable night for the SAG awards. The King's Speech took home the top prize, which makes it a strong contender for Best Picture when it seems like The Social Network had it in the bag. I'd still love an Inception upset. I don't have a lot to say here, I guessed nearly every category correctly. One win I'm not too happy with is Betty White winning over Tina Fey. I think White has gotten overrated, fast. I'm ready for the ass-kissingfest to be over with. Congrats to Inception and True Blood for winning the stunt awards. Great movie, Great show.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

WINNER

The King's Speech
Other Nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

WINNER

Claire Danes for Temple Grandin

Other Nominees:

DVD Review: Dogtooth

The new words of the day are...

A father (Christos Stergioglou) keeps his family members isolated inside their estate. The three teenagers living there have never left. They have been convinced that murderous cats wait outside their gates to attack humans, that planes fall from the sky and can be caught in they're backyard, and that they can only leave when their "dogtooth" falls out. They are taught that "zombies" are little yellow flowers, that "phone" is salt, and that "sea" is a large chair. The father has been bring a woman named Christina home for his son to have sex with. She initiates a change in the oldest daughter, who begins to challenge the authority of the house.

Dogtooth was a surprise nominee in the foreign language category at this year's Oscars. I had heard of the film months before and was waiting for it in my Netflix queue. All the attention this film is getting is deserved. It's dark, harrowing, at times hard to watch but impossible to look away. It really shows what a human being is capable of doing. To keep their children locked up, away from society and to teach them completely different meanings. How long can you really go on living like that?

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "In a few months, your mother will give birth to two twins and a dog." - Father (Christos Stergioglou)

DVD Review: Buried

Who are you going to call?

Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is an American contractor working in Iraq. His unit is ambushed, and he wakes up in a coffin, buried underground, with nothing but a cell phone, a pencil, and a lighter.

Let's take a minute to think about how horrible this situation would be. Thought about it? Paul's reactions are pretty damn accurate to what I think I would do if I woke up in his predicament. The movie practically makes you feel his claustrophobia. Nothing has done that to me since The Descent. It's almost hard to judge a film who's only shot is of a man in a box. Literally, that's all we see. No flashbacks, no before's and after's, just Ryan Reynolds in a box, the ENTIRE time. It's fascinating to think that they could make a movie like that and actually keep it suspenseful and interesting. My only problem is that the movie starts on a low note and I felt it ended on one too. That's also something other people might love about it. It's a completely different kind of film.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I'm sorry Paul." - Dan's voice (Robert Paterson)

Academy Award Nominations + My Thoughts

Oh Oscars, never have you epic failed so hard. Actually there's plenty of excellent, deserving nominees, there are just a few omissions that are hard to ignore. Here's the list of nominees, my thoughts, as always will be in green.


BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
I have a love/hate relationship with the 10 Best Pic nominees. In a way, I think 10 makes it feel less special, but then again, more films get recognized that otherwise wouldn't. (hello, District 9) However, now that there are so many some films get thrown in seemingly just for the hell of it. I have a huge problem with animated films being nominated for Best Picture. I do. They have their own category. If I could modify this list, I would remove Toy Story 3 and Winter's Bone and swap them with Never Let Me Go and The Town.



BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Javier Bardem was the semi-surprise here, I would've liked to have seen Gosling just because he's one of my favorite actors. This category was pretty predictable, but deserving. I'm really happy for Jesse Eisenberg.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Christian Bale! Yes, Yes Yes! The biggest snub here is Andrew Garfeild for The Social Network. When he didn't get nominated for the SAG, I grew kind of concerned. It was his performance that drove Jesse Eisenberg's. Nominating Jesse without Andrew just doesn't seem fair. They played off each other so well. No, Justin Timberlake wasn't snubbed. Really people, was that role much of a stretch for him?


BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
The 5th spot in this was also up in the air. I'm glad Michelle Williams got it. I haven't seen Blue Valentine yet, but boy do I want to. This is one of those performances where I will just believe the hype because it's all probably true. Portman is winning, but I think it would be great if Bening won.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Something in this category doesn't belong. Can you guess what it is? Yes, Hailee Steinfeld was a LEAD in True Grit. She deserves a nomination, she does, just not in this category.

BAFTA nominees

I dig the BAFTA awards, even though I never get to watch them. They always tend to include some people that the Academy overlooks. The biggest surprise of the nominations is the omission of Melissa Leo for the Fighter. She's already won the Golden Globe and the SAG, so her not being in there is a bit of a shock. On the other hand, Barbara Hershey finally getting some recognition for Black Swan is wonderful. I thought her performance was more powerful than Kunis'

BEST FILM
  • BLACK SWAN
  • INCEPTION
  • THE KING’S SPEECH
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK
  • TRUE GRIT
DIRECTOR
  • 127 HOURS – Danny Boyle
  • BLACK SWAN – Darren Aronofsky
  • INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Tom Hooper
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – David Fincher
LEADING ACTOR
  • JAVIER BARDEM – Biutiful
  • JEFF BRIDGES – True Grit
  • JESSE EISENBERG – The Social Network
  • COLIN FIRTH – The King’s Speech
  • JAMES FRANCO – 127 Hours
LEADING ACTRESS
  • ANNETTE BENING – The Kids Are All Right
  • JULIANNE MOORE – The Kids Are All Right
  • NATALIE PORTMAN – Black Swan
  • NOOMI RAPACE – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • HAILEE STEINFELD – True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • CHRISTIAN BALE – The Fighter
  • ANDREW GARFIELD – The Social Network
  • PETE POSTLETHWAITE – The Town
  • MARK RUFFALO – The Kids Are All Right
  • GEOFFREY RUSH – The King’s Speech
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • AMY ADAMS – The Fighter
  • HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The King’s Speech
  • BARBARA HERSHEY – Black Swan
  • LESLEY MANVILLE – Another Year
  • MIRANDA RICHARDSON – Made in Dagenham

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • 127 HOURS
  • ANOTHER YEAR
  • FOUR LIONS
  • THE KING’S SPEECH
  • MADE IN DAGENHAM
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
  • THE ARBOR – Director, Producer – Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
  • EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP – _Director, Producer – Banksy, Jaimie D’Cruz
  • FOUR LIONS – Director/Writer – Chris Morris
  • MONSTERS – Director/Writer – Gareth Edwards
  • SKELETONS – Director/Writer – Nick Whitfield
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • BLACK SWAN – Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
  • THE FIGHTER – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
  • INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan
  • THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – David Seidler
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • 127 HOURS – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
  • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Aaron Sorkin
  • TOY STORY 3 – Michael Arndt
  • TRUE GRIT – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • BIUTIFUL
  • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
  • I AM LOVE
  • OF GODS AND MEN
  • THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
ANIMATED FILM
  • DESPICABLE ME
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
  • TOY STORY 3
ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • 127 HOURS – AR Rahman
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Danny Elfman
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON – John Powell
  • INCEPTION – Hans Zimmer
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • 127 HOURS – Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
  • BLACK SWAN – Matthew Libatique
  • INCEPTION – Wally Pfister
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Danny Cohen
  • TRUE GRIT – Roger Deakins
EDITING
  • 127 HOURS – Jon Harris
  • BLACK SWAN – Andrew Weisblum
  • INCEPTION – Lee Smith
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Tariq Anwar
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
  • BLACK SWAN – Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
  • INCEPTION – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
  • TRUE GRIT – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
COSTUME DESIGN
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Colleen Atwood
  • BLACK SWAN – Amy Westcott
  • THE KING’S SPEECH – Jenny Beavan
  • MADE IN DAGENHAM – Louise Stjernsward
  • TRUE GRIT – Mary Zophres
SOUND
  • 127 HOURS
  • BLACK SWAN
  • INCEPTION
  • THE KING’S SPEECH
  • TRUE GRIT
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  • BLACK SWAN
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
  • INCEPTION
  • TOY STORY 3
MAKE UP & HAIR
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  • BLACK SWAN
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
  • THE KING’S SPEECH
  • MADE IN DAGENHAM
SHORT ANIMATION
  • THE EAGLEMAN STAG – Michael Please
  • MATTER FISHER – David Prosser
  • THURSDAY – Matthias Hoegg
SHORT FILM
  • CONNECT – Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
  • LIN – Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
  • RITE – Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie
  • TURNING – Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
  • UNTIL THE R BEST FILM
    • BLACK SWAN
    • INCEPTION
    • THE KING’S SPEECH
    • THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    • TRUE GRIT
    DIRECTOR
    • 127 HOURS – Danny Boyle
    • BLACK SWAN – Darren Aronofsky
    • INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Tom Hooper
    • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – David Fincher
    LEADING ACTOR
    • JAVIER BARDEM – Biutiful
    • JEFF BRIDGES – True Grit
    • JESSE EISENBERG – The Social Network
    • COLIN FIRTH – The King’s Speech
    • JAMES FRANCO – 127 Hours
    LEADING ACTRESS
    • ANNETTE BENING – The Kids Are All Right
    • JULIANNE MOORE – The Kids Are All Right
    • NATALIE PORTMAN – Black Swan
    • NOOMI RAPACE – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    • HAILEE STEINFELD – True Grit

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • CHRISTIAN BALE – The Fighter
    • ANDREW GARFIELD – The Social Network
    • PETE POSTLETHWAITE – The Town
    • MARK RUFFALO – The Kids Are All Right
    • GEOFFREY RUSH – The King’s Speech
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • AMY ADAMS – The Fighter
    • HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The King’s Speech
    • BARBARA HERSHEY – Black Swan
    • LESLEY MANVILLE – Another Year
    • MIRANDA RICHARDSON – Made in Dagenham

    OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

    • 127 HOURS
    • ANOTHER YEAR
    • FOUR LIONS
    • THE KING’S SPEECH
    • MADE IN DAGENHAM
    OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
    • THE ARBOR – Director, Producer – Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
    • EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP – _Director, Producer – Banksy, Jaimie D’Cruz
    • FOUR LIONS – Director/Writer – Chris Morris
    • MONSTERS – Director/Writer – Gareth Edwards
    • SKELETONS – Director/Writer – Nick Whitfield
    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    • BLACK SWAN – Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
    • THE FIGHTER – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
    • INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan
    • THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – David Seidler
    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    • 127 HOURS – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
    • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
    • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Aaron Sorkin
    • TOY STORY 3 – Michael Arndt
    • TRUE GRIT – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
    FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
    • BIUTIFUL
    • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
    • I AM LOVE
    • OF GODS AND MEN
    • THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
    ANIMATED FILM
    • DESPICABLE ME
    • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
    • TOY STORY 3
    ORIGINAL MUSIC
    • 127 HOURS – AR Rahman
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Danny Elfman
    • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON – John Powell
    • INCEPTION – Hans Zimmer
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Alexandre Desplat
    CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • 127 HOURS – Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
    • BLACK SWAN – Matthew Libatique
    • INCEPTION – Wally Pfister
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Danny Cohen
    • TRUE GRIT – Roger Deakins
    EDITING
    • 127 HOURS – Jon Harris
    • BLACK SWAN – Andrew Weisblum
    • INCEPTION – Lee Smith
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Tariq Anwar
    • THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
    PRODUCTION DESIGN
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
    • BLACK SWAN – Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
    • INCEPTION – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
    • TRUE GRIT – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
    COSTUME DESIGN
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Colleen Atwood
    • BLACK SWAN – Amy Westcott
    • THE KING’S SPEECH – Jenny Beavan
    • MADE IN DAGENHAM – Louise Stjernsward
    • TRUE GRIT – Mary Zophres
    SOUND
    • 127 HOURS
    • BLACK SWAN
    • INCEPTION
    • THE KING’S SPEECH
    • TRUE GRIT
    SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
    • BLACK SWAN
    • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
    • INCEPTION
    • TOY STORY 3
    MAKE UP & HAIR
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
    • BLACK SWAN
    • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
    • THE KING’S SPEECH
    • MADE IN DAGENHAM
    SHORT ANIMATION
    • THE EAGLEMAN STAG – Michael Please
    • MATTER FISHER – David Prosser
    • THURSDAY – Matthias Hoegg
    SHORT FILM
    • CONNECT – Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
    • LIN – Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
    • RITE – Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie
    • TURNING – Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
    • UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
    ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING AWARD
    • GEMMA ARTERTON
    • ANDREW GARFIELD
    • TOM HARDY
    • AARON JOHNSON
    • EMMA STONE
    IVER RUNS RED – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING AWARD
  • GEMMA ARTERTON
  • ANDREW GARFIELD
  • TOM HARDY
  • AARON JOHNSON
  • EMMA STONE

Golden Globe Winners + My Thoughts

The Golden Globes felt pretty long this year. Reading everyone's tweets during the ceremony was actually a bit more interesting than the show itself. There were still a few nice surprises. (Joseph Gordon-Levitt introducing Inception) Here's a list of the winners, my thoughts will be in green.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Other Nominees:

The King's Speech

The Social Network winning is no surprise. I was hoping for Inception to take the prize. I think some people might get the idea that I didn't like The Social Network and that's why I keep rooting against it. Not true. I loved The Social Network, loved it. I just flat  out liked Inception better for a number of reasons. The dialogue was better in TSN, but Inception was stronger in many other aspects.

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Other Nominees:

The Tourist

If The Kids Are All Right wouldn't have won this I would never have taken the Globes seriously again. Sure I wouldn't call it a comedy per say, but I wouldn't call the rest of the nominees comedies either. TKAAR is definitely the superior film.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Other Nominees:

Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter

I still haven't seen The King's Speech, so I can't say much for Firth. A Franco or Gosling win would've been cool. Eisenberg would've been nice too.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Other Nominees:

Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine

Good job, Natalie! I wish Portman and Bening could just share the Oscar.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Other Nominees:

Kevin Spacey for Casino Jack

When I first tried to guess this category the only person I got right was Jake Gyllenhaal. I've never heard of Barney's Version, but hey Giamatti's speech was fun.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Other Nominees:

Emma Stone for Easy A

Bening deserved it. Plus Robert Downey Jr stole the show with the way he introduced the nominees. Only he could make a pass at five women (and one that's half his age) and make it funny, not creepy.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Other Nominees:

Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom

Leo was phenomenal in The Fighter, and her possibly intoxicated acceptance speech was fun too.

Best Director - Motion Picture

Other Nominees:

David O. Russell for The Fighter

I like Fincher, but would've preferred Nolan.

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Other Nominees:

The Kids Are All Right: Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko
The King's Speech: David Seidler

I absolutely hate how the Globes bundle adapted and original screenplay together. TSN deserves best adapted screenplay, but Inception deserves best original screenplay.

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

WINNER

Burlesque: Diane Warren("You Haven't Seen The Last of Me")

Other Nominees:

Country Strong: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges("Coming Home")
Tangled: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater("I See the Light")

Out of all these I've only heard Narnia's song. If I Rise from 127 Hours should've been nominated. That is a nice song.

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Other Nominees:

The King's Speech: Alexandre Desplat

This is one of my favorite debates this awards season. I think Hans Zimmer's score is better. Why? For a number of reasons. 1) Zimmer scored Inception without seeing the film first, that's pretty damn impressive. 2) Even though Zimmer does a lot of action movies, his scores always feel like they belong to the movie he made them for. They're not interchangeable. Reznor and Ross'ses this awards season. I think Hans Zimmer's score is better. Why? For a number of reasons. 1) Zimmer scored Inception without seeing the film first, that's pretty damn impressive. 2) Even though Zimmer does a lot of action movies, his scores always feel like they belong to the movie he made them for. They're not interchangeable. Reznor and Ross's score, while a good one, feels like it could be put on any independent movie. 3) Upon listening to the soundtracks I can picture every part of the movie with the song from Inception. The same can't be said for TSN, only a few songs in it are memorable. The Academy has some really strict rules when it comes to original score, and I'm not sure how Inception or TSN got by them. They both use small bits from previously used material. (Which disqualified Black Swan and True Grit) so if we're going by that logic then 127 Hours should probably win. A.R Rahman is awesome.

Best Animated Film

Other Nominees:

Tangled

How To Train Your Dragon is better.

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Biutiful (Mexico/Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)

I thought I Am Love of Biutiful would've taken this. Congrats to Denmark nonetheless.

Best Television Series - Drama

Other Nominees:

"The Walking Dead"

Boardwalk Empire is a good show, I'm glad it's getting some love here. Although Breaking Bad not even being nominated is crap.

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Other Nominees:

"30 Rock"

I dare say that all of these shows are better than Glee. Especially BBT and 30 Rock. I really thought Modern Family would win it. I think my main problem with Glee is Lea Michele. Her presence alone makes me not want to watch the show. After seeing interviews and what not with her, she seems so catty and self absorbed. She's got a great voice, but needs a better attitude.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

WINNER

Other Nominees:

You Don't Know Jack

The only one of these that I actually watched was The Pacific, and it was pretty boring.

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

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

WINNER

Claire Danes for Temple Grandin

Other Nominees:
Jennifer Love Hewitt for The Client List

Just like the Emmys, Danes takes the win. Good for her. Thanks, Golden Globes for reminding me that she previously won for My So Called Life. That was a good show and it was Danes' fault it only lasted one season because she didn't want to return.

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

Other Nominees:

Matthew Morrison for "Glee"

Jim Fucking Parsons! Bazinga

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

Other Nominees:

Lea Michele for "Glee"

Linney wasn't there to accept her award because her father passed away. Very sad, but congrats. I don't get Showtime so I haven't seen The Big C. But I'll look for it on Netflix.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Other Nominees:

Hugh Laurie for "House M.D."

I was rooting for Cranston, but I'm not upset that Buscemi won. He does a great job on the show. As does Michael Pitt.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Other Nominees:

Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer"

It's got a rabid fan base, but I think Sons of Anarchy is complete trash. Just my opinion.

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

WINNER

Other Nominees:

David Strathairn for Temple Grandin

I thought Eric Stonestreet would win. I think it's a shame Aaron Paul wasn't even nominated for Breaking Bad. Colfer gave a really touching speech and looked genuinely surprised to win. Good for him.

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

WINNER


This was predictable, but good for Jane Lynch. She's hilarious.