Beginners Guide: Golden Globe Nominations – Comedy

By: | December 14, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last night I gave myself a challenge, not an Ultra Blog Challenge like I’ve undertaken on Facebook, but a Golden Globe Challenge.  I dared myself (can I do that?) to critique award choices for movies I’ve never seen and television shows I’ve barely, if ever watched. (See Beginners Guide: Golden Globe Nominations – Drama http://wp.me/p5jxvv-7C.)   I divided the categories, and today I bring you the comedies.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Into the Woods: I was not a fan of Emily Blunt in Devil Wears Prada like the rest of the world, but I’ve been a huge fan of hers ever since due to her more likeable roles.  I’m excited to hear her sing in the role for which she’s nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, the part of an infertile baker’s wife who longs for a child.

No stranger to a musical, Meryl Streep has a strong singing voice as viewers know from her Momma Mia days.  It is a little-known fact she was actually tapped to play Evita‘s title character until Madonna got the part.  Meryl is that strong a singer.  With her acting chops and her history of success at awards shows, she could take the Best Supporting Actress Award for which she’s nominated.

I am beyond excited that Into the Woods itself is nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.  Perhaps the musical as a movie genre is not dead after all.  After being disappointed in this year’s Jersey Boys, I feared it was.  The music by Sondheim and message, Be Careful What You Wish For alone could make this film a winner.

Michael Keaton: I didn’t see Birdman, the movie he is nominated in for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.  Actually, I never even heard of Birdman until the awards were announced.  However, I recently saw Keaton in The Need for Speed, a film in which he plays an underground radio announcer.  The movie was a sleeper, but Keaton’s performance stole the film.  Although his part was small, it was obvious the former Batman star can act!

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy

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Louie: I don’t get Louie C. K. I don’t get his humor, I don’t get the show.  I just don’t get it.  I watched one episode about religion.  I don’t even remember him in it.  Was he that forgettable?  However, on a recent Saturday Night Live stint he was more than funny–he was believable.  Louie C. K. is nominated for Best Actor in this category.

Orange is the New Black: How dare they take it off the air so they can make new episodes!  Don’t they know I need my fix?  My Crazy Eyes fix, and my fix of all the other wonderful, off-beat characters.  I root for Piper while I am waiting for karma to strike her ex-fiance and her ex-best friend.  I am rooting for the show although it was denied any wins at the Emmy Awards, and I am rooting for Taylor Schilling for Best Actress and Uzo Aduba for Best Supporting Actress although the latter was sorely underused this past season.  P.S.  It has a catchy theme song.

Readers, what do you think?  Are my opinions accurate or do you disagree?  I look forward to your views.

  1. K. Renae P.

    1. I’m so excited about ‘Into the Woods’!! I hope it is everything and more.
    2. I love Louie and Louis CK. I get how many people don’t. I’m actually excited (and surprised) that he is nominated for best actor.
    3. Madonna as Evita still breaks my heart to this day.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I’m so glad we are following each other. We have a lot in common, even movie preferences it sounds like. You might inspire me to take a WordPress course like you did. Can I ask a question though? In your post you said that you’ve been blogging six month so you have 1/16 knowledge. I didn’t understand what you meant. Can you explain? Thanks. You have such an impressive blog. I can see by the amount of comments you get that you have a strong following.
      Janice

      • Janice Wald

        PS I’m sitting here staring at the stats like you did, but I have to go lesson plan.

      • K. Renae P.

        I tried to figure out how much of an expert I was mathematical. So I decided I was about 1/16 of an expert . It is a pretty low number, but I’m not much of an expert yet. 🙂

        The WP courses are great and you can meet a lot of supportive bloggers. I like you work at your own pace. Thanks again.

          • K. Renae P.

            Yes. And you can do as much or as little as you choose. I did Blogging 101 about a month after I started. I think it’s the only reason I’m still blogging. It helps you understand all the ins and outs of basic blogging.

        • Janice Wald

          I like the idea of meeting new bloggers. Maybe I’ll look into it when I’m home over Xmas break. Thanks for sending me the information.
          Janice

          • Janice Wald

            I’m really looking for increasing blog traffic ideas, but I saw they have that course.

          • Janice Wald

            Do you have any tips that worked for you?

  2. Scott

    I haven’t seen a single one of those you mentioned, so cannot comment on their worthiness. There has to be more comedies in the category!

    • Janice Wald

      I said in my post that I only addressed the ones I had knowledge about (at least I thought I did–I wrote about the dramas two days ago, so maybe I said it in that post LOL. At any rate, you ask, you shall receive! Here is the link to all the nominees. http://www.goldenglobes.com/2015_72nd_Golden_Globes_Nominees Thank you for reading what I wrote and taking the time to write to me.
      Janice
      PS Someone suggested I become an entertainment blogger yesterday! I don’t think I will specialize. I like airing my “Reflections” about all sorts of things :).

  3. salmadinani

    I actually haven’t seen any of the ones you mentioned, but they sound interesting!

    • Janice Wald

      Into the Woods comes out Xmas Day so there’s time! Thanks for the nice comments.

  4. Tom Kindon

    Hi Janice, I also see no follow button on your site, but it might be because I’m on the mobile site. I’ll check the iPad site later. There is also a widget on the side of my blog on the desktop or iPad site to allow you to follow me!

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