My thoughts of the Golden Globe winners
The Golden Globe winners were announced last night and once again I experience the frustration of living in a small country where the movies generally arrive months after their international launches.
There was a lot of love for The Descendants and The Artist, Hugo got a nod as well and what can I say? I haven’t watched them and won’t watch them for a long time. I saw about 50 or so new movies in a cinema last year, but quite a few of them are considered “2010 movies”. I’m like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris: I live in the past.
But for whatever it’s worth I’ll throw down a few comments on those I’ve seen on the list.
Best Foreign language film: A Separation. I liked it well enough, but there were several other foreign language films I liked better and I’m frankly a little bit baffled at how much love this movie has gotten. For me it was an easy choice: The Skin I Live In, which not only was my favourite foreign language movie, but my favourite movie overall, if you rule out films that were released in 2011 in Sweden but are considered 2010 movies internationally.
Sadly enough it isn’t likely that The Skin I Live in will get any Academy Award, since Spain chose to send a different movie as their contender. (Can a movie that hasn’t been nominated by their country even be awarded?)
Best animated movie: The Adventures of Tintin. No surprise there. I guess it was a weak year for animated movies, but would rather have seen Rango as the winner.
Best screenplay: Midnight in Paris. As a dedicated Woody Allen fan I’m always delighted to see him getting a nod, even though I honestly don’t consider it one of his best movies.
Best supporting actor: Christoffer Plummer/Beginners. This choice gets a big “yay!” from me. It’s one of my favourite movies from last year and Plummer’s performance contributed a great deal to this.