Golden Globes 2010 Noms

December 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm (awards, News, Shout outs, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are the Golden Globe nominations of 2009.

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Avatar (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Up in the Air (2009/I)

Thoughts:
Though I have yet to see most of these, I think this has to go to Inglorious Basterds. Precious will probably get it though – because Oprah said so.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

It’s Complicated (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Nine (2009)

Thoughts:
Nine! How can you top Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis et al, doing a song and dance. It’s not out yet, but I’m gonna guess this movie should have been called TEN. Zing!

*UPDATE
I saw Nine and it’s not that good. I mean the acting is good and the spectacle and cinematography might make it worth seeing but the story isn’t that great. I change my vote to 500 Days of Summer.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

George Clooney for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)

Morgan Freeman for Invictus (2009)

Tobey Maguire for Brothers (2009/I)

Thoughts:
Clooney. But I wouldn’t be upset if Morgan Freeman or Jeff Bridges took it either, cause they awesome.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria (2009)

Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (2009)

Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)

Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009)

Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Thoughts:
Emily Blunt. She has range, these other ladies are good but typecast a lot.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Matt Damon for The Informant! (2009)

Daniel Day-Lewis for Nine (2009)

Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt for (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man (2009)

Thoughts:
Torture. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my future husband but how can you top RDJ or Day-Lewis. And Serious Man was so good. I can’t answer this one or my head is going to explode into those fireworks that come up when you beat Mario Kart.

*UPDATE
Robert Downy Jr. I finally saw Sherlock Holmes and… Yep.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Sandra Bullock for The Proposal (2009/I)

Marion Cotillard for Nine (2009)

Julia Roberts for Duplicity (2009)

Meryl Streep for It’s Complicated (2009)

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)

Thoughts:
Did someone nominate The Proposal as a joke? It was cute, but awards level? It wasn’t even that funny. I think we all know the only reason anyone went was for Ryan Reynolds sans the shirt. Definitely Marion Cotillard. Meryl Streep would be a close second.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:

Matt Damon for Invictus (2009)

Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)

Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones (2009)

Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Thoughts:

Even though Inglourious Basterds was the best movie evar, I have to say Woody or Stanley Tucci for this because they are both amazing.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:

Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009)

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Julianne Moore for A Single Man (2009)

Thoughts:
It’s hard to judge this one because I haven’t seen most of these. May have to come back and edit once I have. For now let’s say Vera Farminga or Penelope cause both of their flicks will kick the ass.

*UPDATE
Anna Kendrick. She’s new and she holds her own against Clooney, totally a step up from Twilight.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008)

James Cameron for Avatar (2009)

Clint Eastwood for Invictus (2009)

Jason Reitman for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Thoughts:


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Nominees:

District 9 (2009): Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

The Hurt Locker (2008): Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino

It’s Complicated (2009): Nancy Meyers

Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Thoughts:
I really liked the storyline beneath District 9. Just not quite as much as Basterds.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Avatar (2009): James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell(“I Will See You”)

Brothers (2009/I): U2, Bono(“Winter”)

Crazy Heart (2009): T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham(“The Weary Kind”)

Everybody’s Fine (2009): Paul McCartney(“(I Want To) Come Home”)

Nine (2009): Maury Yeston(“Cinema Italiano”)

Thoughts:
Bono’s song from Brothers will probably win because he and Oprah control the Earth, but I vote Nine.


Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Avatar (2009): James Horner

The Informant! (2009): Marvin Hamlisch

A Single Man (2009): Abel Korzeniowski

Up (2009): Michael Giacchino

Where the Wild Things Are (2009): Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek

Thoughts:
I say Up, cause it’s just so frickin’ cute.

Best Animated Film
Nominees:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Coraline (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Up (2009)

Thoughts:
Either Up or Fantastic Mr. Fox. I haven’t seen Mr. Fox yet, but I’m confident I will thoroughly enjoy it.

*UPDATE
I was SO right.

Best Foreign Language Film
Nominees:

Los abrazos rotos (2009)

Baarìa (2009)

Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

La nana (2009)

Un prophète (2009)

Thoughts:
No idea what any of these are. But let’s say Das Weisse Band, cause I want to go to Germany.

Best Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

“Big Love” (2006)

“Dexter” (2006)

“House M.D.” (2004)

“Mad Men” (2007)

“True Blood” (2008)

Thoughts:
There has been an error. They forgot to put Californication. Whatever I vote Mad Men.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

“Entourage” (2004)

“Glee” (2009)

“The Office” (2005)

“Modern Family” (2009)

“30 Rock” (2006)

Thoughts:

For everyone who says they don’t like shows that feature elaborate musical numbers, put that aside and realize that Glee is one of the best written shows on TV right now. This or Office will win. I still love 30 Rock too.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Georgia O’Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Grey Gardens (2009) (TV)

Into the Storm (2009) (TV)

“Little Dorrit” (2008)

Taking Chance (2009) (TV)

Thoughts:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (2006)

Steve Carell for “The Office” (2005)

David Duchovny for “Californication” (2007)

Thomas Jane for “Hung” (2009)

Matthew Morrison for “Glee” (2009)

Thoughts:

I don’t like this game anymore. This is too hard, Matthew Morrison, who I’m assuming plays Mr. Shu on Glee is so so awesome. But now I see Californication up there. Alec Baldwin is just…. an epic win, in general. But how can I not say Steve Carrell. Goddamit, Okay I’m going with Duchovny because honestly, he has moved on past Agent Mulder in ways I never thought he could. Californication is an amazing show and he totally pulls it off.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Toni Collette for “United States of Tara” (2009)

Courteney Cox for “Cougar Town” (2009)

Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie” (2009)

Tina Fey for “30 Rock” (2006)

Lea Michele for “Glee” (2009)

Thoughts:

Cougar Town for reals? That show has it’s funny moments, but Courtney Cox’s overacting is one of the show’s flaws. I say TINA


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

Simon Baker for “The Mentalist” (2008)

Michael C. Hall for “Dexter” (2006)

Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” (2007)

Hugh Laurie for “House M.D.” (2004)

Bill Paxton for “Big Love” (2006)

Thoughts:

Don. Draper.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

Glenn Close for “Damages” (2007)

January Jones for “Mad Men” (2007)

Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (2009)

Anna Paquin for “True Blood” (2008)

Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer” (2005)

Thoughts:
Betty. Draper.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Michael Emerson for “Lost” (2004)

Neil Patrick Harris for “How I Met Your Mother” (2005)

William Hurt for “Damages” (2007)

John Lithgow for “Dexter” (2006)

Jeremy Piven for “Entourage” (2004)

Thoughts:

Choosing between Jeremy Piven and NPH is too torturous this early in the week. So I say both/either/threesome.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Jane Adams for “Hung” (2009)

Rose Byrne for “Damages” (2007)

Jane Lynch for “Glee” (2009)

Janet McTeer for Into the Storm (2009) (TV)

Chloë Sevigny for “Big Love” (2006)

Thoughts:
Jane Lynch deserves this and every/any other award. She is amazing.

And now we wait!

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Twitter + People = Tweeple

June 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm (Gigs, Good Things, Gossip, Interwebs, News, Shameless Self Promotion, Shout outs) (, , , , , , , , )

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Side gigs are fun. Especially when they’re about shit I enjoy discussing already, like music and movies and gossip. That’s what Tweeple Magazine is. They are a start up social media company, having a little fun with an online magazine combining news/celeb news, with the overwhelming popularity of Twitter.
Some articles I’ve written for them so far are:
Lindsay Lohan flashed everyone on Twitter. Soo basically, the world (again).
MC Hammer has a reality show. … umm….yeah.
Twitter: The Movie. I don’t know what I’d rather watch, this or MC Hammer’s show.
And, Disney joining Twitter. YAY!

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Blame Drew’s Cancer

June 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Charities, Good Things, News, Shout outs) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My coffee is cold. I blame Drew’s cancer.
That’s right. Drew Olanoff is a guy from Philly, and since being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma , he’s developed a light-hearted but very smart, and Twitter-friendly way to raise awareness to the issue.
He’s opening himself up to take on the blame for any of the public’s issues, small and/or large. Missed the bus? Blame Drew’s cancer. Stubbed your toe? Blame Drew’s cancer. Saw the Leafs game? Blame Drew’s cancer. You get the idea, (and if you still don’t get it, blame Drew’s cancer). All you do is tweet with the hash tag #BlameDrewsCancer and it will come up on his site. He’s keeping count, and when he finishes kicking cancer’s ass, a dollar for each participant will be donated to the American Cancer Society, and the Make A Wish Foundation .

Cancer: red guy   Drew: Blue guy

Cancer: red guy Drew: Blue guy

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Jam with Tamarama

June 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm (crazy, Good Things, Gossip, kate, Music, News, Shout outs, Toronto, Want) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama


So, my roomie Hilary and I went to a Darfur benefit concert this Tuesday at the Berkeley Heritage Church, featuring Australian import band, Tamarama.
You might recognize the frontman, Jay, from MTV’s The City. Once we managed to get past the fact that we were surrounded by swooning 16 year old girls, it was pretty fun. The bar was barren though so we had to make our way across the street to a very shady bar called Buffalo’s, where we got into an argument with a man about the skillset of Lady Gaga, and discussed the Dixie Chicks. Then his girlfriend threatened to beat us up, for allowing conversation.
ANYHOO. The show was fun, but what was more fun was coincidentally befriending the band’s manager, who allowed us our own meet and greet session.
4some

4some

. Everyone was soo excited to meet Jay and Pottsy because they are former models and Jay was on The City, AND dated the hottest girl alive, my favourite VS model. We were equally excited to meet the other guys too, the forgotten ones!
sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you

sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you


During our meet and greet, we half jokingly suggested they come to a bar with us, since we were probably the only girls in there of legal drinking age. And he proceeded to say the single greatest possible word that could have come out of his mouth at that exact moment…”Okay.”…. Wait, what? Now the pressure was on to think of a hip enough bar to impress them with, but the first suggestion that came out was, “not Buffalo’s”. Knowing where NOT to go is at least a start. I said if this actually happened I would eat my ticket.
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Anyways, we ended up at the Drake Hotel, pretty snazzy. There was tequila, it got pretty sloppy, especially for a Tuesday night. We left Jay the hot aussie in a pool of admirers (how the eff did they get in, does the Drake only ID on weekends?) got some drunk pizza which was in a word, awesome, and made it home in time to sleep for an hour before work. W00t!
post-tequila

post-tequila


We did it all for the good cause! 100% of ticket sales went to benefit Darfur.
the band

the band

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My short story featured in The Smoking Poet’s summer ’09 edition

May 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm (fiction, kate, Shout outs) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Man Park Bench Central park

So I wrote this very strange little short story last year called The Man in the Rabbit Fur Hat. It’s pretty weird but I was reading a lot of Tom Robbins at the time. It’s been picked up by a ezine called The Smoking Poet, and will appear in their Summer 2009 edition. Woopwoop

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Monday Shoutouts

May 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm (agencies, industry, Interwebs, Shout outs, T+L, Teehan Lax) (, , , , , , , )

The Department of Internets blog made my Monday. Thanks for the loving.

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