Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

My predictions: 3/5
What’s missing? Beginners, Carnage, Cedar Rapids, Crazy Stupid Love, Friends with Benefits, The Guard, The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses, Larry Crowne, No Strings Attached, Win Win, Young Adult

Here we have a fun list for the top race, with each film receiving at least one acting nomination, which isn’t always the case for this category. I’m excited about the inclusion of 50/50, even if that means that there isn’t room for the wonderful "Beginners," one of my favorite films of the year. My Week with Marilyn is one of the rare examples of a film riding the coattails of its stars, which is to say that it won’t likely earn many best picture bids from other groups, but did here because voters like its actors. Bridesmaids made it in despite the curious snub of Melissa McCarthy. Midnight in Paris earned director and screenplay nods, which gives it an advantage, but I don’t think it will be able to take down the loveable film The Artist, which earned an impressive six nominations.

What could win? “The Artist”

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