Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Globes Nomination Feelings

Usually I'm more excited this time of year for the critics awards and especially the glimpse of award season we can glean from the exciting star studded Golden Globe nominations.

2009 had an early morning Globe post, 2008 had it's share of critics award posts, 2008 followed suit, as did 2006.

So maybe it's in that same vein I feel like I need to pontificate the golden globe nominations that came out today.

You can see a full list here. But generally the horse race isn't very exciting to me.

I suppose this year feels like the T-ball world championship and when it comes this year's award race.

It's things like the comedy/musical nominations that are just silly in a year with out much high praised comedy. I posted about this in November. Somehow RED, Burlesque, and Alice in Wonderland failed to make my list. They are nominated alongside the praised film The Kids Are All Right, and the miserably reviewed film The Tourist.

In fact these "comedies/musicals" listed did quite well with the globes. In fact these five films landed a combined 14 Golden Globe nominations, and you wonder why I'm not going ga-ga for this years nominations.

Frankly, if the films don't warrant the awards...don't have the nominations. I know it doesn't work that way...but even the LA Critics seemed to have a hard time with awards giving out plenty of praise to foreign films, even splitting the best director prize between David Fincher (The Social Network) with Olivier Assayas for his miniseries Carlos about the 1970's Venzuel revolutionary.

So excited and digging into the implications of the nominations. Not today.

I might change my mind, but generally I'm underwhelmed, and I don't blame the Globes. It's not there fault that there's not much intrigue in the races.


CMrok93 said...

I always like the Golden Globes because I like their nominations mostly. But this year, just makes me laugh. The Tourist nominated for 3 awards??? You have got to be kidding me! I mean they could have at least nominated plenty of other films for Best Comedy. Here would have been my Nominations for Best Comedy:

Toy Story 3

Another Year

The Kids Are Alright

Easy A

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

This one would have been a little been more interesting, than the one this year. But hey, I still will watch this year’s awards so it doesn’t bother me that much.

Lorna said...

Usually the Golden Globes are the start of the excitement. Oh well, I have some other stufff to do in 2011,

Unknown said...

I haven't seen The Tourist yet, but can it really be classified as a comedy or musical?