My failing Golden Globe predictions

January 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm (awards, media craziness, News) (, , , , , )

Best Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Precious would win because Oprah says so
And then: Avatar won

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Nine would win, then saw it and changed my vote to 500 Days of Summer.
And then: The Hangover won

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Clooney
And then: Bridges… Still good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Emily Blunt
And then: Sandra Bullock.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: I refused to choose one, then decided on RDJ after seeing Sherlock Holmes.
And then: Robert Downy Jr. I’m pleased.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Marion Coutillard, BUT I did say Streep would be a close second. Half points?
And then: Meryl Streep. At least she delivered one of the best quotes of the night… “I’m gonna change my name to T-Bone… T-Bone Streep.”

Best Supporting Actor
I thought: Stanley Tucci
And then: Christopher Waltz. Still pleased, he was good.

Best Supporting Actress
I thought: Vera / Penelope
And then: Mo’Nique

Best Director
I thought: Quentin
And then: James Cameron….

Best Screenplay
I thought: Quentin Tarantino
And then: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner. I’m okay with this, because I just saw Up in the Air and it was very good.

Original Song
I thought: Bono’s song from “Brothers”
And then: T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, “The Weary Kind,” from “Crazy Heart”
And I’m JUST realizing now that’s where Meryl Streep got T-Bone from. I thought she was just being random.

Best Original Score
I thought: UP
And then: UP.. . Win!

Best Animated Film
I thought: Fantastic Mr. Fox
And then: Up

Best Foreign Language
I thought: Das Weisse Band, because I want to go to Germany.
And then: The White Ribbon… Ironically also German

Best TV Series – Dramaz
I thought: Mad Men
And then: Mad Men

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Glee
And then:

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
I thought: No idea. I was totally lost.
And then: Grey Gardens

Best TV Actor – Musical or Comedy
I thought: I suffered through choosing one but settled on Duchovney.
And then: Alec Baldwin.. Still good. Still so, so good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Tina Fey
And then: Toni Collette

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
I thought: Don Draper… I mean Jon Hamm
And then: Michael C. Hall. Still good, he is recovering from cancer treatment and still showed up and took home the well deserved Globe. Congrats to him

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
I thought: January Jones (Betty Draper)
And then: Julianna Marguiles… I could sense the “J”


Supporting Actor (TV)

I thought: Either Neil Patrick Harris or Jeremy Piven
And then: John Lithgow

Supporting Actress (TV)
I thought: Jane Lynch
And then: Chloe Sevigny. UGH, I like her but… Wtf

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Golden Globes 2010 Noms

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

Here are the Golden Globe nominations of 2009.

The Nom Nom Nominees is....


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.

i want shiny award


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!

PS. Check it…

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Animal of the Week: Kevin from UP

June 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm (animals, News) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Everything about the movie UP was greatness. I haven’t enjoyed an animated movie like that in a while. One of the best parts is Kevin, the bird. She is soo hilarious, especially if you watch it while “up”, you know, up … you know?

Kevin looks like the prehistoric lovechild of Big Bird, an ostrich and Tucan Sam.
Up-Kevin-Russell-web
Anyways, if you haven’t seen Up yet you really should. It has 98% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Meaning it’s almost a perfect movie. Whoever is in the 2% that said it was bad, hates life.

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How effing awesome are we?

April 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm (awards, FITC, T+L) (, , , , , , , , )

Teehan + Lax’s very own Greg Washington and Peter Nitsch took home the hardware for Best Canadian Designer and Developer at the FITC Awards lastnight. BOTH of them reppin T+L, awsomesauce!…..awesauce? Whatever. Anyways, we’re VERY proud of Greg and Peter, they do amazing work and they totally deserve it.

*not actually Greg or Peter

*not actually Greg or Peter

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Teehan+Lax continues to be awesome

March 29, 2009 at 9:57 pm (awards, T+L) (, , , )

Check out the 2009 FITC Design and Tech Awards and vote for the 2008 TELUS Magic Machine.
But wait, there’s more…. Refresh and vote for www.marc-gregory.com for best Canadian designer.
AND, peternitsch.net for best Canadian designer site. w00t

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