|Subject:||Movies...Globes and Oscars....|
Well, tonight are the Golden Globes. I have taken it upon myself this year to make sure that my gf and I see every movie that has Oscar buzz before the Oscars air. So far we have seen Pride & Prejudice (really good, I love Donald Sutherland), Walk the Line (Reese really surprised a lot of people but I always knew she could act), King Kong (Naomi Watts is great AND smoking hott), Narnia (made me feel like a kid again plus amazing cgi), Memoirs of a Geisha (beautiful to look at, too bad it was based on a crap book written by a man), Transamerica (WOW) and Brokeback Mountain (a movie destined to change the world). I have Capote, History of Violence, Matador, Good Night & Good Luck and North Country but have not had time to watch them yet. They mock me from my movie shelf in our bedroom. I still have to procur The Producers, Match Point, The Constant Gardner and Syrianna.
So far my picks for the best are probably the same as most of you but some I am sure won't agree. I think that Best Actress will go to Felicity Huffman for Transamerica and rightfully so. It was a beautiful and amazing movie and her performance was subtle and astounding. She made me forget for more than half the movie that she really is a woman. The Golden Globes, which are on tonight will give out 2 Best actress awards as they separate categories for Drama and Comedy/Musical. I think Reese Witherspoon will win for Best Actress in the Musical/Comedy catagory. She was amazing in Walk the Line and in my opinion stole that move with her portrayal of June Carter Cash. I am just not so sure she did better than Felicity Huffman, although if either of them win the Oscar I will be happy as I think they will both win Golden Globes.
For Best Actor I don't think there is even a question this year who it should go to and I am talking about the Oscar, Golden Globes and any other acting awards they can come up with. I know many of my good friends don't think I can make this decision until I have seen both Good Night & Good Luck and Capote but as good as I am sure those performances are (Phillip Hoffman especially) I think they should stop giving out Oscars forever if Heath Ledger doesn't win Best Actor for Brokeback Mountain.
As far as Brokeback Mountain is concerned I am sure you can deduce what I think is the Best Picture!! I cried and felt so emotionally raw when I left that movie that I am still filled with Ennis's profound sadness today after having seen the movie yesterday. Michelle Williams was amazing as his wife and Jake
deserves a nomination as Best Supporting actor. I have also read the short story that Brokeback is made from and it is amazing as well.
I am not going to say much more about the movies until after the Golden Globes and after I have seen the rest of them. I am planning watching North Country (god I love me some Charleze) tonight and Capote tomorrow. It is going to be hectic over the next week too with getting ready to fly down to Florida to visit my parents next week.
Funny that I am leaving for a week just as I am finally motivated to start updating my journal...weird. I have one more thing to say about the movies this year. THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE QUEER!!!! I say that because of Capote...Brokeback Mountain...Transamerica...not to mention the director of Memiors of a Geisha...plus all the very queer people involved in the television catagories tonight at the Golden Globes...
Go Queers!!! My people rock!! Please share your picks for movies this year!