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Golden Globe Awards 2015 Nominees and Winners (Update)

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It’s that time of year again. Award season. The one time of year we get to celebrate films by awarding them with self glorifying statues. To me this is my Super Bowl. I like to be able to predict the winner and see how many I can get right. Lately it has been easier than usual. The award shows stick with the safe bets instead of awarding what is truly great. For the most part they are all good movies but sometimes the less inspired choice wins.

I’m going to keep things short. I will list the nominees, who I think will win, and the eventual winners. Easier said then done. My predictions will be bolded BLACK while the winners will be bolded RED

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – Directed by Bennett Miller
The Imitation Game – Directed by Morten Tyldum
Selma – Directed by Ava DuVernay
The Theory of Everything – Directed by James Marsh

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Birdman – Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Directed by Wes Anderson
Into the Woods – Directed by Rob Marshall
Pride – Directed by Matthew Warts
St. Vincent – Directed by Theodore Melfi

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie

Best Director

Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
David FincherGone Girl
Ava DuVernaySelma
Alejandro Gonzalez InarrituBirdman
Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. SimmonsWhiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Screenplay

Wes AndersonThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian FlynnGone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez InarrituBirdman
Richard LinklaterBoyhood
Graham MooreThe Imitation Game

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Foreign Film

Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Ida, Poland/Denmark
Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines (Mandariinid), Estonia

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Big EyesBig Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)
Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 (Lorde)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best TV Drama

The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actor – TV Drama

Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair

Best Actress – TV Drama

Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

Fargo
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge

Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie

Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Alison Tolman – Fargo

Best TV Comedy

Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

Best Actor – TV Comedy

Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless

Best Actress – TV Comedy

Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

 

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‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 trailer is here

10155215_913046185388207_2388453903385936433_n-the-walking-dead-scenario-s-for-the-season-5-premiereWhen will this show end? I didn’t really love it like everyone else did when it started but over the years it got worse and worse but the popularity just keeps getting bigger. I will never really understand fandom. I like shows and movies but I’ve never been to the point where I will go on and on about the show. The Walking Dead seems like one of those things. Fandoms tend to ruin things for me. When all you talk about that one subject for a prolonged period of time I start to get really annoyed with the love and I start to hate it more. I try my best to avoid the fandom for Doctor Who and Game of Thrones because I absolutely love those shows. With The Walking Dead things just got out of control. It all turned into boring slog of a show when every episode felt like the last one and nothing seemed to be going anywhere except for killing zombies and nothing of any redeeming value.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Review

Since I was running behind on reviewing this season‘s episodes, I decided the best way to make up for lost time was just to review the entire season as a whole instead of episode by episode, which will mean that this review will be much longer than the rest just so I can cover as much detail about each characters stories as possible. Though some episode were not as strong as last years I still found myself loving every episode because of how much detail went into the season. Though there was a lot missing from the book, a lot added in not at all from the books, and some story lines from the third book, I really didn’t mind at how they went about tackling the Clash of Kings they included the most important things that where present in the book and I think that is what matters most.

All in all I thought that this was a well done season, though it had its slow moments mid way though. Being a fan of the book I was curious on how they were going to do the Battle of Blackwater, since in the first season they used a cut away instead of a full fledged battle, which isn’t too bad but it could have been better. One character that really got on my nerves both in the book and the show was Theon Greyjoy, being conflicted between gaining the respect of father and making sure that he is no longer laugh at by his people or with the Starks who raised him for as long as he can remember, who’s story was a good one but him as a person was just awful, like a lot of people in this world. I think that it was a wise decision to include more story for Robb Stark because he was absent for the majority of the second book and it was a nice touch to see how his relationship with Jeyne Westerling. What I did find most compelling about the season is how well Stannis Baratheon was portrayed, who I give a lot of credit to Stephen Dillane, he so far was the strongest addition to the cast. His character seems to be on the right path as a leader, which is seen in The Battle of Blackwater episode where he singlehandedly leads the army to the gates of King’s Landing while the current king Joffery runs off and cowers with his mother. What was great about Jon Snow‘s story is that it became his own story instead of being attached to the Night’s Watch, who ended up getting their own story line as well, and meets a woman Ygitte who challenges everything that he swore off as a brother of the Night’s Watch, which created a lot of tension and dynamics between them. The one story that real was a let down was Daenerys Targaryen’s, who’s story was weak in the book as well but that is more in part to the strong story of hers from the first book, it doesn’t take off until the final episode which happened mid way though the book, but I was happy the way it ended because it starts to show how ruthless a leader she will end up becoming. Tyrion is by far the strongest character and my person favorite and he was given the most time and he was able to make some slow episode fantastic. I found his storyline compelling because he didn’t want to make the same mistakes that the previous hands had made and he was the sole reason that the men rallied to fight for King’s Landing when the king chickened out and ran but it all came to an end when he was nearly killed and demoted from his role as hand of the king but I would really like to see where he will go in the next season.

There is a lot that I am going to miss out on reviewing because I wanna keep this as short as possible while covering the more important things since I have been lazy and not reviewed any episode since the third one. One final thing the ending of the season was much better than the first because we finally get to see the threat behind the Wall that was teased in the pilot and man was it awesome. There is nothing like seeing a massive zombie horde, lead by White Walkers on undead horses, though the snow towards the Night’s Watch it was a good way to end it for now and will be great to see the consequences that it makes and how they end up taking it in the beginning of next season.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3

What is Dead May Never Die

This is the first episode of the season without the presence of both Daenerys Targaryen and Stannis Baratheon but we did get introduced to Margaery Tyrell and Brienne of Tarth both of whom are relatively close to Renly Baratheon, the youngest brother of the late king. To me the only weak link this episode was Jon Snow’s story, if it wasn’t for the ending of the second episode he could have been left out of the episode all together. Right now the show is starting to pick up a little bit but it feels a lot slower than last season but I really hope that the show gains some speed in the next few episode. Every scene that Tyrion Lannister has been in is just great and it is good to see that he is eliminating everyone that betrayed the last hands of the king, just so the same fate doesn’t occur to him. The good thing was that they showed just how Theon Greyjoy is treated when he is back home, like he ran away but actually his father pretty much give him away. The best thing is that it showed just how conflicted he is when it comes to his family and surrogate family, the Starks. The scenes with Renly are good but it was the Tyrell’s that where great, though we know nothing about them right now, but it seems that they know how to play the game of throne and know how to succeed in the tough times. So far I am really enjoying this season but it is off to a slow start but so was the book so it is not the shows fault.

8.5 out of 10

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 1

The North Remembers

I figured that I would review each episode this time since they will run until June and that I don’t have a time crunch the entire season into a few days and only into a few reviews. It has finally arrived, the day Game of Thrones premieres even though I am posting it a few days afterwards. What I can say is that it is a major improvement from the start of the first season but that is because we were not introduced to anyone yet and that it was just starting. It is great to see that the show is still remaining awesome even without its show runner from the first season, Sean Bean, but from what I can tell is that Tyrion Lannister is becoming what Ned Stark was in the first season. It is also great to see the mentioned brother Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and his priestess Melisandre (Carice van Houten), who are just fantastic in their respective roles, trying to to reclaim the throne from Joffrey. The connection that links all the characters together is the red comet, which is claim to signify the coming of dragons. So far this show has been giving good impression for what is to come and that the war that escalates, also the struggle that all the risen kings will face in the attempt to gain leverage in the war. Now that the show has introduced the main character that has the most legit claim to the thrones and how he will develop during this season. What I fear most about this season is that it will be a major juggling act, because now all the characters are separate and more of them just keep coming and it will be difficult to give the majority of them a lot of screen time but I really hope that it succeeds, which I know it will but thats besides the point.