The Hollywood award season begins with the Golden Globes. We're no award addicts but I'm in the mood to place our bets this year.
We've seen four of the five Best Picture (Drama) nominees:
- Black Swan
- The Fighter
- The Social Network
- The King's Speech -- haven't seen this one
And our vote goes to the dialogue-driven and very engaging The Social Network. To me a good film leaves you talking, discussing, affected long after you've seen it. We don't care if the film was truthful to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook story or not. Bottomline: it's an example of superb storytelling. All about the meat of the plot. Seeing it made Facebook-ing (Is that an actual verb? Haha!) even more interesting.
But the buzz is on the dark drama, the Black Swan (and Natalie Portman for Best Actress). It's (they're) most likely to win.
We've seen three of the five Best Picture - Comedy / Musical nominees:
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Tourist
- Burlesque -- haven't seen this
- The Kids are Alright -- haven't seen this
J enjoyed Retired and Extremely Dangerous (Red). And we were entertained by The Tourist. But we're not sure they're award-worthy.
So maybe we'll go with Alice in Wonderland for this category.
And the Golden Globe goes to...
We'll see tomorrow, January 16 (USA time).