Today is My Super Bowl. The Giants are in the playoffs and The Golden Globes are on. I’m in heaven.
The Oscars are more prestigious, but the Golden Globes are where the party is at. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. The mood is definitely lighter. You get movies AND Tv so it’s superstars galore. The Globes set the tone for the rest of awards season. I’m not sure if gives you the best preview of what’s going to happen at the Oscars, but it at least gets the ball rolling. To get you ready for tonight, here are some questions to keep in mind.
1. Who will be the drunkest girl / guy at the party?
Definitely the hardest category of the night. From many years of watching, the three biggest groups of booze bags are: winners, rookies, and the old vets. Sorry people in the middle. Just sit quietly and enjoy your whiskey on the rocks. There are soooooooooooo many choices. The entire cast of Game of Thrones is a good bet. The cast of Stranger Things is can’t drink, but they are a shoo-in to win “Cast that drinks the most mountain dew.” However, I’m gonna go with Emma Stone. She has to wait until the end of the night to accept her award aka more time to drink!
2. Will the Globes continue the theme of rewarding new shoes with awards?
Mozart in the Jungle. Remeber that show? Well, they won Best comedy and Best Actor in a comedy last year, which also led to everyone’s jaw dropping. Mr. Robot won major categories last year. Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Ugly Betty. Glee. The list goes on and on. The Globes LOVES rewarding the new kid on the block. I don’t know why, but it always seems to happen. Look at either Stranger Things, Atlanta, or This Is Us to do some damage tonight.
3. Will La La Land win every category its in?
Confession: I have yet to see La La Land. Pretty much the only major movie I have yet to see. I’m disappointed in myself. So I’m basing this off of critics. They have a chance to win every category. Will they? It’s possible. Gosling won’t beat Affleck at The Oscars, but he can win his category tonight. But the movie itself can win best comedy, Chazelle can win director, and Stone will win actress. Throw in a screenplay and best song and that’s a hell of a night.
4. How many times will Jimmy Fallon laugh?
I like Fallon. He’s a great host. Clever, witty, and a huge likability to him. He’s probably my 2nd favorite late night host behind the GOAT, James Corden. That being said, I think Jimmy Fallon laughs at every word that someone else says. It’s unreal. Watch an episode of the Tonight Show and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
“Hey Jimmy. My aunt just died.”
The over / under for laughs is set at 1,000. That may not even be enough.
Not going to go to in depth since there are soooooo many categories so I’ll just give you the winners. These aren’t necessarily who should win, but who will win.
Best Motion Picture, Drama – Moonlight
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama – Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – La La Land
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Viola Davis, Fences
Best Director, Motion Picture – Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture – Moonlight
Best Motion Picture, Animated – Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language – Elle, France
Best Original Score, Motion Picture – La La Land
Best Original Song, Motion Picture – “City of Stars,” La La Land
Best Television Series – Drama – Stranger Things
Best Television Series – Comedy – Atlanta
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama – Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy – Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy – Issa Rae, Insecure
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Lena Headey, Game of Thrones