“American Sniper” (Picture, Actor, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Adapted Screenplay)
* Eastpoint Movies 10
* Harbor East Theatre
* Rotunda Cinemas
* Senator Theatre
* AMC Loews White Marsh
* R/C Hollywood Cinema 4
* Cinemark Towson
* West Nursery 14
* Marley Station Movies
* AMC Security Square 8
* The Pikes Theatre
* Cinemark Egyptian 24
* Take a sip “Sky Full Of Stars” or “Bang Bang” are used in a montage.
* Take three sips if Benedict Cumberbatch is mentioned twice (GUARANTEED since he’s nominated twice)
* Take two sips for yourself, and then two sips for this blogger when Julia Louis Dreyfus loses to Gina Rodriguez.
* One sipt if Kevin Spacey wins for “House Of Cards” AND talks in Frank Underwood dialect
* Two sips if Meryl Streep wins over Patricia Arquette. Dammit.
* Two sips if you, or someone you’re with utters ‘Who the hell is Eddie Redmayne?’
* One sip when Uzo Aduba wins and cries. I love you Crazy Eyes, but no need to cry. It’s only a Golden Globe.
* Morbid, but take two sips if you gasp when someone you didn’t know died, is in the In Memoriam segment.
* Three sips if somehow “The Affair” wins anything.
* One sip if someone on your Twitter or Facebook posts about McNulty being nominated.
* Two sips if Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make you laugh and snort. Note: I’ll be drunk pretty fast with this one ^^ Not really.
* One sip each time someone is played off with the “Get the hell off stage” music”
* If someone says “I’m just happy to be nominated” take three sips. Bull shit. You showed up to win!
* Two sips if McConaughey says “Alright alright alright.” We get it. You’re alright.
* One sip EACH TIME the word ‘agent’ is used.
* One sip each time you see Fey or Poehler drinking.
* CHUG the rest of your drink at 11pm, when you realize you have to go to work the next morning, while all the celebrities are going out to turn up.
It’s that time of year again! The Golden Globes are this Sunday…and here are my FEARLESS predictions!
Best TV Series – Drama
“Game Of Thrones”
“House Of Cards”
“The Good Wife”
Should Win: “House Of Cards”
Will Win: “House Of Cards”
Spoiler: “Game Of Thrones”
Analysis: With “Breaking Bad” gone, and “True Detective” in Miniseries, expect “House Of Cards” to walk away with this. The only show with any shot of beating it is “Game Of Thrones”, due to the cable factor.
Best Actress – TV Drama
Viola Davis “How To Get Away With Murder”
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”
Robin Wright “House Of Cards”
Ruth Wilson “The Affair”
Should Win: Viola Davis
Will Win: Viola Davis
Spoiler: Ruth Wilson
Analysis: Claire Danes has had her day, so has Julianna and Robin Wright. All comes down to Viola and Ruth. Both are very buzzed performances. Viola wins if they go for the “star power.” Ruth wins if they go with who ingenue. Viola Davis has a few nominations already under her belt with no wins, so I’m going with Viola.
Best Actor – TV Drama
Kevin Spacey “House Of Cards”
Clive Owen “The Knick”
James Spader “The Blacklist”
Dominic West “The Affair”
Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”
Should Win: Kevin Spacey
Will Win: Kevin Spacey
Spoiler: Clive Owen
McNulty in the house, everyone! Sadly, I don’t think he has a shot here. Neither does Liev. Clive Owen is a possibility as is James Spader. But with Kevin Spacey being Golden Globe-less, I think he takes it. If not, the members of the HFPA might not want to take the Metro anytime soon..
Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical
“Orange Is The New Black”
“Jane The Virgin”
Should Win: “Orange Is The New Black”
Will Win: “Orange Is The New Black”
Spoiler: “Jane The Virgin”
OK…how the in the HELL does “VEEP” get snubbed once again? Over the horrid “Girls” and WTF nominee “Jane The Virgin?”
Anyway, I don’t see anyone winning here but “Orange Is The New Black.” I listed “Jane” as the spoiler because it’s the first CW show to be nominated for ANYTHING, and they’re going to push it down the HFPA’s throats. At least “Modern Family” isn’t nominated again.
Best Actor – TV Comedy/Musical
William H. Macy “Shameless”
Ricky Gervais “Derek”
Don Cheadle “House Of Lies”
Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”
Louie CK “Louie”
Should Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Spoiler: Ricky Gervais
Jeffrey Tambor is getting RAVE reviews for his role in the Amazon series, and I think the HFPA will want to be ahead of the curve on this one. Ricky Gervais could sneak a win, since he’s been a host in recent years. And let’s not forget his speeches are pretty epic.
Best Actress – TV Comedy/Musical
Julia Louis Dreyfus “VEEP”
Gina Rodriguez “Jane The Virgin”
Lena Dunham “Girls”
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”
Taylor Schilling “Orange Is The New Black”
Should Win: Julia Louis Dreyfus/Taylor Scilling
Will Win: Taylor Schilling
Spoiler: Gina Rodriguez
Holy Flacco ! A “VEEP” sighting! While she deserves it, I don’t think JLD wins here. Taylor Schilling is in a show the HFPA LIKE, and her performance is pretty buzzed. Gina Rodriguez might win because..she’s new? ::shrugs::
Best Actor -TV Movie/Miniseries
Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart”
Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”
Woody Harrelson “True Detective”
Billy Bob Thornton “Fargo”
Martin Freeman “Fargo”
Should Win: Matthew McConaughey
Will Win: Matthew McConaughey
Spoiler: Billy Bob Thornton
Alright, alright, alright..
Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries
Frances McDormand “Olive Kitteridge”
Maggie Gyllenhaal “The Honorable Woman”
Frances O Connor “The Missing”
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Allison Tolman “Fargo”
Should Win: Frances McDormand
Will win: Frances McDormand
Spoiler: Allison Tolman
Frances McDormand wins here. The only threat is quirky Allison Tolman.
Best Supporting Actor – TV
Matt Bomer “The Normal Heart”
Alan Cumming “The Good Wife”
Bill Murray “Olive Kitteridge”
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”
Colin Hanks “Fargo”
Should Win: Bill Murray
Will Win: Bill Murray
Spoiler: Matt Bomer
The only way I see Bill losing, is if the HFPA is pissed at the Emmy’s for not giving Matt Bomer his rightfully deserves award. Either way, good to see Matt getting recognition, he’s an underrated actor!
Best Supporting Actress – TV
Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black”
Michelle Monaghan “True Detective”
Joanna Froggatt “Downton Abbey”
Allison Janney “Mom”
Should Win: Uzo Aduba / Kathy Bates
Will Win: Uzo Aduba
Spoiler: Allison Janney
Uzo Aduba is one of the biggest breakout TV stars in the past two years. The HFPA will want to reward her. And let’s face it..she deserves it.
That’s it! Tweet along with me Golden Globes night this Sunday at 8pm!
I didn’t have much faith in FOX putting together a good Batman prequel. Boy was I wrong. The show follows a new recruit, James Gordon, who is paired with veteran Harvey Bullock, to solve the city’s biggest murder case: Thomas and Martha Wayne. We see the evolution of villains Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and the Penguin, among others. Ben McKenzie shines in the lead role, while Jada Pinkett Smith is at her best as Fish Mooney. Solid series.
9. “The Goldbergs”
This sophomore comedy has gotten even better this season. The story centers around, well, The Goldbergs. The show is a throwback to everything you loved/hated about the 80’s. The clothes, the pop culture, the music..especially the music. The creator of the show models each episode after a real occurrence with his own dysfunctional family. The highlight of the show has to be Wendi Mclendon-Covey’s portrayal as the smother, Beverly Goldberg. Give this woman an Emmy dammit!
8. “The Good Wife”
Few shows age and have a resurgence, as “The Good Wife” did last season. The show took a complete 180 plot wise, and infused life back into the drama series. That came with a price, however. Josh Charles’ character was killed off in a courtroom shooting. Gulp. It was truly shocking that this plot twist didn’t leak before hand. Fans of the show were stunned, but it led to some incredible performances from Julianna Marguiles and Christine Baranski. One of the best casts on television.
Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, and Monica Potter lead an all-star cast, telling the story of the Braverman clan. It’s your quintessential family drama with story lines we can all relate to, but the cast just brings it to a whole new level. Whoever did the casting for this show deserves a nice pat on the back.
6. “House Of Cards”
Shocked this isn’t number one? Heh. Anyway, Season 2 of this Maryland filmed drama slipped a bit I thought from the inaugural season. It was still sleek, but a few of the plot lines felt forced and silly. It did, however, provide one of the biggest OMG WTF moments in TV history. I’m looking at you, Miss Barnes. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright still give commanding lead performance. They’re both ruthless, and sometimes slimy, but you still root for them. F.U.
5. “True Detective”
One of the true gems to come out of HBO in the last decade or so. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson give insanely good performances. The writing = impeccable. Alright, alright, alright.
4. “Happy Valley”
I was surprised I liked this BBC One import as much as I did. The show follows a strong-willed police sergeant, still coming to terms with her daughters suicide. She spots her daughters ex-boyfriend, and father to her grandson, on the street in her town and becomes obsessed with finding him. What she uncovers may just kill her. The characters are real and complex, while the writing is simply breathtaking at times.
3. “The Walking Dead”
This year was one of the best for Rick and company. Rick grew some balls finally, but Carl is still..annoying as hell. However, the writing has improved dramatically since last season. This isn’t just a show about zombies, it’s about survival. Survival of the fittest. “Beth I hear you calling..”
Another show that has improved dramatically since its previous season. Julia Louis Dreyfus is superb as Selina Meyer. There’s a scene where she finds out she’s becoming POTUS..and it is quite possibly one of the funniest scenes in a comedy ever.
1. “Orange Is The New Black”
Season 2 of “Orange Is The New Black” delved into the pasts of the inmates much more. That’s my favorite part of the show by the way. The show also introduced a new villain this season. She could be annoying at times, but she got hers in the end. Or did she? The writers seemed to find their stride this season..let’s hope Season 3 is even better!