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"Merci!"- what Jean Dujardin will be saying this evening (courtesy Box Office France)

Le Movie Snob is going to try her hand at handicapping the Golden Globe Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars before the Oscars.  My predictions are based mostly on buzz perceived, Hollywood politics, and perhaps not a little bit of my own prejudice, especially as our inaugural film “The Artist” is nominated in SIX categories!  This movie’s buzz has been accelerating since Christmas as more moviegoers experience the forgotten joy of seeing a well made movie.

So, I predict “The Artist” will win:  Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Performance for an Actor Musical or Comedy (Jean Dujardin),  Best Original Score, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicious- it will be fun to watch them try to pronounce his name!); Best Screenplay is a longshot as “Moneyball” is indeed a good screenplay (the Oscars may even this out as they have two categories for screenplays).

I think Tilda Swinton will win for the startlingly overrated “We Need To Talk About Kevin” (review forthcoming), and Charlize Theron will win for  Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical “Young Adult.”  Jonah Hill will nab Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Moneyball”, although it would be nice to see Christopher Plummer recognized for his work before it’s too late. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture will most likely go to one of the two women in “The Help” just to acknowledge the movie’s subject.

The stupendous movie “A Separation” (review forthcoming) will deservedly win Best Foreign Language Film.

It is my sincerest hope that Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” (review forthcoming) win nothing as it is one of the worst movies I’ve seen, especially about Paris, in, maybe …ever.

Let’s see if I even get close….    Your thoughts?

Le Movie Snob wouldn’t ordinarily be concerned with television, but since the Golden Globes honors it as well, and, considering the relatively recent development that many TV series are now better than the majority of movies released for general consumption, it seems appropriate to make an exception.

Warning:  name dropping in next paragraph

It was my high school classmate Jon Hamm who turned me on to “Breaking Bad,”  the best television series ever. The past two seasons have highlighted the talents of Giancarlo Esposito, who directed my senior play at NYU.  Bryan Cranston is nominated again for Best Actor in A Television Series- Drama, and he deserves it again.  He has kept Jon from winning for three years, and because Jon isn’t nominated this year, there will be no hard feelings.  If you consider yourself a fellow movie snob:  watch. this. show.

 Matt LeBlanc is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor Television Series- Comedy or Musical for “Episodes.”  I think he has no chance, but this is the best TV series to come out of Britain besides “Absolutely Fabulous,” try to catch it.  Idris Elba is a great actor so it would be nice to see him win Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (“Luther”- didn’t see it).  Predicting Clare Danes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama purely from the buzz “Homeland” has gotten.

I don’t really care about the other categories.

Let’s hope the ladies keep it classy with their ensembles and that Ricky Gervais is not a victim of the seven-second delay NBC is insisting on.

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This site was borne of my passion for movies, particularly French films. I have spent time in France and am fluent in the language, hence the “le”. The “snob” part, while of French origin, is not meant to intimidate, but rather an effort to reclaim the word from the pretentious, just as the gay community has done with the word “queer.” We’re all snobs; we all like what we like.

One comment

  1. Cathe Wynne Urbanski

    I totally agree with your views on the Golden Globes. So happy The Artist won. This picture is a beautiful homage to old Hollywood films and is done in such a sweet and non-pretentious way. Jean DuJardin should go on to win the Oscar. So many “actors” “emote” vocally. DuJardin acts without speaking a word–his animated expressions and his body do all the acting and do it so well. Berenice Mrs. Hazanvicious was great as well. If you are familiar with the OSS films, you will remember her from the first one, I believe. That all being said, I’m so happy for the wins. It was the highlight of an otherwise too-toned-down Ricky Gervais–I was really hoping he would be more politically incorrect. I’m so tired of watching narcissistic “actors” such as Kate Winslet give “ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ” speeches that go on..and on…and on…and they say absolutely nothing. Well. I’m getting off my soapbox now!

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