2015 Golden Globe Thoughts & Concerns

Hi Everyone,

Like many people around the world, I had the pleasure yesterday of watching the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. This year, you really couldn’t go wrong with the nominees (at least in the Movie categories) because all of the categories were filled with awe-inspiring films that not only entertain you, but are accompanied by strong messages that are presented in thought-provoking, emotion driven ways. For this post, I will only discuss certain Film categories & will not discuss the nominations for the TV Series, because I have little to no familiarity with any of the nominees.

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
In all honesty, I was prepared for Birdman to take this award home thanks to the outstanding reviews in comparison to the other nominees. The Grand Budapest Hotel was one of those movies that I knew about going into the Golden Globes, but did not really have an interest in checking out. I did not have a particular favorite, but like I said earlier, you really couldn’t go wrong with the nominations. This category did introduce me to the movie Pride, so that will be something I have to check out in the near future. Who know, maybe I’ll give The Grand Budapest Hotel a look too.

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Boyhood
I REALLY could not choose who I would’ve preferred to win this award, simply because ALL of the nominees are amazing choices.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
I……..love………me………some……….Julianne Moore! This was my vote to win even though I have not seen Still Alice yet. I have nothing against any of the other nominees but damn was I happy when Julianne Moore won.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
AGAIN, I really could not go wrong in this category. I can’t really say that I was prepared or rooting for a particular actor to win this award, but the fact that Eddie Redmayne won for his work in The Theory of Everything made me happy because I was rooting for this movie to take home at least one award throughout the night. This was one of those rare movies that reaches into you & plays with every emotion it can find. Highly encourage watching it if you have not seen it yet.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Again, I really would have loved to have seen Julianne Moore come out with the award, but I’m like Amy Adams as well and I think it’s a safe bet that the award was well-deserved.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
There is always that one movie that people expect to take home all of the awards, and this year that movie was Birdman. My choice for this category was Joaquin Phoenix for Inherent Vice, but I was already mentally prepared for Michael Keaton to win.

Best Director- Motion Picture: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
I was rooting for David Fincher to win all the way. I consider David Fincher as one of my top 3 favorite directors, if not number 1. But AGAIN, I was prepared for a Birdman win, & that’s exactly what I got.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Johann Johanssen (The Theory of Everything)
Funny Story: I was watching the Golden Globes with one of my roommates, and both of us are Hans Zimmer admirers, so when this category came up and my roommate found out that Hans Zimmer did not win, he kicked the foot stool in our living room roughly 8 feet and started cursing out the TV and the other nominees. For me, I was not as disappointed in Hans Zimmer losing (although he was my choice to win and Interstellar was hands down the most immersive theater experience I had in 2014) because I can take comfort in the fact that the award went to The Theory of Everything! I give credit where credit is due, and if you check out the link below, everything will make more sense.

Overall: The 2015 Golden Globes was very enjoyable. All of the movies that were nominated for their respective categories were all well-deserved.  I do think that Amy Poehler & Tina Fey stretched the North Korean joke further than they should’ve, but that was the biggest problem that I had with the night, & I really wasn’t too bothered with that. I think the biggest problem I had with the show was the lack of acknowledgement towards certain action movies that deserve recognition for their amazing work such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,  and Interstellar (would’ve liked to have been nominated for more than 1 award).

What did you think of the Golden Globes? Was there anything you would’ve changed? Comment below & let me know! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to The Wingfield Blog.

Thank You for Listening,
Brandon

 

 

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