Until this year, the only big time film industry awards show I had ever been to was the Independent Spirit Awards and it’s been almost 10 years since the last time – and who can forget Elvis Costello’s “surprise” opening of the show with (“What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?”). I had never been invited to any of the guild awards shows and to be honest, I was pretty curious about them. We all know about the Golden Globes and how fun they seem to be (how many drunk winners can you remember over the years?) but what about the SAG awards? PGA? WGA? Well, this year I finally got invited to one and to my surprise, it was a lot of fun.
Here’s a small Marquee Blog post I wrote, over at CNN.com, also, here is the full list of BAFTA nominations, followed by the press release. Enjoy!
(presented in 2012)
THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann
THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges
SENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
SHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo,
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno,
Rory Stewart Kinnear
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
ATTACK THE BLOCK Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
BLACK POND Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes (Director)
SUBMARINE Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
So I did reasonably well. 18-7. Woody tripped me up, my only wrong guess on the film side, going 13-1 but I went 5-6 on the TV side.
Tilda Swinton and David Bowie, time shifted by 29 years. Thanks for the Photoshopping to John Bernstein!
Thanks for joining me in my Tweet/blog of the Golden Globes and tune in on Thursday as I start in on the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!
7:58 – Ricky Gervais puts a final touch on an uneven night by a last minute mention of the largesse of the evening and how that doesn’t really jibe with the economy. Basically, “I hope you all enjoyed the champagne and gold on the food. I hope it took your mind off the recession.”
7:56 – The Descendants wins the final award of the night. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this movie? Congrats to Alexander Payne, Fox Searchlight and a fantastic cast and crew.
7:55 – Harrison Ford only has to say 16 words, so if he was drunk, he skated.
7:49 – Clooney wins. Again, my favorite film of the year.
7:48 – Can we PLEASE have an actress who doesn’t look 25 lbs underweight? Sometimes I hate this business.
7:39 – Too bad The Iron Lady is a bad film and Margaret Thatcher was an horrific Prime Minister.
7:37 – Meryl says “shit” and then proceeds to give big props to the amazing year in female performances that 2011 was. Nice to see David Bowie circa 1983 there (Tilda Swinton).
7:32 – I ADORE Queen Lateefah. All Hail The Queen!
7:24 – Michelle Pfeiffer looks fantastic. War Horse is still fucking boring.
7:20 – Maybe the best acceptance speech, ever. Steve Levitan FTW.
7:19 – Modern Family routinely makes me laugh out loud. Then again, I’m usually 3 or 4 drinks in by the time I watch it.
7:16: What did Ricky just say? UPDATE: I wasn’t watching, but apparently he said: “I couldn’t understand a fucking thing they said.”
7:13 – Angelina looks like a flight attendant on Needs a Sandwich Airways.
7:11 – This show needs an injection of fun.
7:05 – At least I have some time to get some cheese.
6:57 – I’m 11 – 7 in my predicitons. Pretty horrible.
6:56 – I love Sydney but this is where the show grinds to a halt.