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
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. [Read more…]