Monday, January 12, 2009

What have we learned today, kids?


As you probably know, the Golden Globes were last night. While many of the categories went the way that they'd been expected to, there were a few surprises. Although a Golden Globe win doesn't always directly translate into an Oscar, there are a few things we can take from the show last night that will help with handicapping the Oscar race.



  • As a result of her 2 Golden Globe wins last night, Kate Winslet's chances just got that much stronger. She'd already cemented herself in the Supporting race, but now I think her chances in the Best Actress race are a lot better now. She's still going to have to go through Sally Hawkins and Meryl Streep, but it is possible.

  • The stigma against deceased actors winning Oscars got a little smaller with Heath Ledger's win at the Globes last night.

  • In case you hadn't already realized it, Slumdog Millionaire is now the heavy favorite in the Best Picture and Best Director races. There's still a ton of time between now and the Oscar telecast on February 22, but all the momentum is its corner. Consider this: Slumdog Millionaire won 4 Golden Globes last night. Frost/Nixon: 0. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 0. Doubt: 0. Those are some heavy duty competitors, and Slumdog held every last one of 'em off.

We'll see . . .

6 comments:

LittleDreamer said...

Twas a sad night...how could they vote against Meryl AGAIN!

Adam said...

I have to admit that I was happy for both Sally Hawkins and Kate Winslet. I think the fact that she's MERYL STREEP! tends to work against her. It's almost as though everyone thinks that since she's one of the all-time greats, they don't really need to honor her. I'm not saying that's right or wrong this year, as I haven't seen either of the films she was in. I definitely think it's a factor that comes into play in the voting process though.

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Senor Granto said...

Hahaha! She's the New York Yankees of the Best Actress category.

I was happy to see Winslet win since she's always done solid work over the years and has consistently missed out on the big win. Kind of like Juliane Moore who is due for hers soon.

Adam said...

I remember the year that Moore was nominated for two Oscars for Far From Heaven and The Hours. Ironically, I thought that she outdid Streep in the latter film.

Senor Granto said...

As did I. I think she'll win it in the next year or so though.