January 15, 2011

Live from the 2011 Golden Globe Awards

From glittering gowns to tailored tuxedos, the Golden Globe Awards are always one of the most glamorous nights of the year for the entertainment industry. Yet, this 2011 Golden Globes Award show may have a muted red carpet due to the extraordinary list of films that have been nominated. From The King’s Speech, submitted for seven awards, the highest compared to any other film, to Black Swan--one of Natalie Portman’s best roles to date--this is going to be an exciting award show; and we cannot wait to see who the big winners are.

Our best bet goes to The Social Network coming out on top. This film has six nominations and will likely win most. The cast of The Social Network became overnight celebrities, and the film's chances are "due in part to Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, Jesse Eisenberg's and Andrew Garfield's performances (hell, even Justin Timberlake was amazing), and David Fincher's direction -- all at the top of their game," says MRQE's Matt Lissauer. The public appeal of this film, due to the personal connection most audience members have to the $50 million digital database it was based off of, has lead this film to having successful running sales at both the box-office and now on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Fighter, another film nominated for six Golden Globes, may not win many of its awards, but has left a huge impact on audiences. A cinematic biography of the legendary boxing career of "Irish" Micky Ward, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale’s dynamic relationship is exceptionally captivating across the big screen.

Another film likely to win an award or two is Inception. Christopher Nolan produced an incredible film through the support of lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio. This film--a trance of perceptions--is an invasion of dreams vs. reality. Though, quite surprising that DiCaprio was not nominated for his performance, the film is likely to win Best Screenplay.

In general, Sony Pictures Releasing, with fourteen nominations, will win most of these awards, as they are the production house behind films like The Social Network, The Tourist, and Burlesque. Though its ironic that Sony may be racking in so many awards, because The Tourist and Burlesque were trashed by critics across the border, after each failed to live up to the big name cast anticipation. Also ironic, is that True Grit was snubbed! This film is soaring at box offices and critics are loving it for the Coen brothers' honest interpretation of the 1969 Texan classic.

Alice in Wonderland and Love and Other Drugs--two excellent films--can each potentially receive awards, as well. One of Johnny Depp's and Jake Gyllenhaal's strongest roles, respectively, both of these gentlemen are going head-to-head for the title of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.”

Head over here to see all the nominees, and as the streets of Los Angeles are buzzing with everyone from celebrities to directors, agents, and film/television executives, we look forward to giving you a complete update on the winners (and losers) of the 2011 Golden Globe awards Sunday evening.

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