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73rd Golden Globe Awards Winner Predictions   Leave a comment

The Golden Globes weekend has officially started! In two days, the first televised awards ceremony of the season begins with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announces their winners of the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in a night filled with chocolates, booze, and stars. This year, Denzel Washington is the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille distinction, as Ricky Gervais comes back as the host after three years. With Tom Hanks to Mel Gibson, and Channing Tatum to Eva Longoria expected to attend, let’s predict who will end up heading to the Globes stage to give their awards speeches on Sunday (Monday here in the Philippines) in all 25 categories.


film drama picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

PREDICTION: Spolight. Despite showing some weakness, this still remains as the strongest contenders among the dramatic nominees here. It will still win this category pretty easily, and there’s a chance it can only end up winning this one ala 12 Years a Slave two years ago.

ALTERNATE: Mad Max: Fury Road. This can basically be any of the films here. Carol, albeit leading the nominations is a weak contender here and can even be emptyhanded. It can also be The Revenant after snubbing eventual Oscar winner Alejandro Inarritu last year. But Mad Max is that populist and critical choice that the Golden Globes are known for.

film drama actor

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)
Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”)
Will Smith (“Concussion”)

PREDICTION: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”). Unlike the Oscars, the Globes haven’t been cruel to Leo winning twice in the past already. That said, being the Oscar frontrunner helps him win his third Globe come Sunday.

ALTERNATE: Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”). Fassbender is a Golden Globe winner waiting to happen, and he’s now on his third nomination in five years. In a Leo-less field, he’s probably sweeping now.

film drama actress

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”)
Brie Larson (“Room”)
Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

PREDICTION: Brie Larson (“Room”). Room overperformed with nominations at the Globes this year, which makes me think that Larson got this one.

ALTERNATE: Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”). Watch out for Saoirse Ronan though who’s every inch in this race and can still steal the momentum from Larson.

film comedy

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Big Short”
“The Martian”

PREDICTION: “The Big Short”. With The Big Short only getting stronger as each day passes, it can start its Best Picture road by winning this category on Sunday.

ALTERNATE: “The Martian”. The Globes has been into some hot water after placing this film in the Comedy genre, so I think it will somehow affect its chances here if it ends up winning. As a reminder, the film’s comedy placement won only by a single vote so there’s that.

film comedy actor

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”)
Steve Carell (“The Big Short”)
Matt Damon (“The Martian”)
Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”)

PREDICTION: Matt Damon (“The Martian”). Considering that Matt Damon hasn’t won a Golden Globe yet for acting, this makes sense as a place to reward The Martian especially if it ain’t winning Best Picture.

ALTERNATE: Steve Carell (“The Big Short”). While there’s still a path for Carell to win, the fact that they placed Christian Bale here will siphon some votes among The Big Short fans here.

film comedy actress

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”)
Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”)
Maggie Smith (“The Lady in the Van”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”)

PREDICTION: Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”). This category feels like the dire one last year, and Lawrence is still likely the only Oscar contender here (yup, we’re still not counting on the Dame), so maybe an easy #3 for Lawgend.

ALTERNATE: Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”). Hollywood’s it girl for 2015 is off to have an even greater 2016, and the Globes love that kind of coronation so this win is really possible.

film supp actor

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”)
Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”)
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”)
Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”)
Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

PREDICTION: Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”). Rylance is an unlikely Golden Globe winner, but at this stage he’s really the strongest contender so I say why not?

ALTERNATE: Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”). This type of rewarding a veteran and even a huge moviestar is such a Globes-y thing to do, so count on the HFPA starfuckers to throw him a moment.

film supp actress

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda (“Youth”)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”)
Helen Mirren (“Trumbo”)
Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)
Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)

PREDICTION: Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”). They love Alicia Vikander so much that they nominated her twice, and considering she has no chance in Drama Lead Actress, they’ll reward her here instead.

ALTERNATE: Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”). The Globes are more appreciative of Tarantino performances, and this can signal that she’s still in the race like the trajectory of Christoph Waltz in 2012.

film directing

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes (“Carol”)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“The Revenant”)
Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Ridley Scott (“The Martian”)

PREDICTION: George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). Surprisingly enough, this is Miller’s first ever Globe nomination so this can be his lifetime award already from the HFPA.

ALTERNATE: Ridley Scott (“The Martian”). Then there’s three-time nominee Ridley Scott who also hasn’t won here yet, and while he has already directed a Globe BP winning movie, Miller has the stronger “technical directorial achievement” narrative.

film screenplay

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue (“Room”)
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”)
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay (“The Big Short”)
Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”)
Quentin Tarantino (“The Hateful Eight”)

PREDICTION: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay (“The Big Short”). Never underestimate this contender. Like what I’ve said, it’s just on an upward trajectory for now. Considering the last three wins here are upsets, I’ll give this duo the edge.

ALTERNATE: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”). It’s a battle between the two Best Picture contenders, but Spotlight has the edge in terms of winning more awards in Screenplay thus far.

film animated

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

PREDICTION: “Inside Out”. This remains the critical pick of the year, and with huge box office performance to boot. So I’d say it’s still ahead.

ALTERNATE: “Anomalisa”. This isn’t a Globes type of pick, but it has the critics behind it, and the HFPA are more welcoming to stop motion type of animation.

film foreign language film

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Son of Saul”

PREDICTION: “Son of Saul”. This is still the frontrunner and no film has yet appeared to challenge it for the win. It has the prestige and the studio to nab this win.

ALTERNATE: “Mustang”. Probably Mustang comes the closest to an alternate, but I still see it falling short.

film score

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell (“Carol”)
Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl”)
Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”)
Daniel Pemberton (“Steve Jobs”)
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto (“The Revenant”)

PREDICTION: Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”). They won’t let a year pass by without giving Harvey a win so it’s between his two films here. I’d give the edge to Ennio as he’s a veteran in this category.

ALTERNATE: Carter Burwell (“Carol”). This can be the place to reward Carol. After all, it’s rare for the top nomination earner movie to not take home at least one prize.

film song

Best Original Song
“Love Me Like You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy”
“See You Again” from “Furious 7”
“Simple Song No. 3” from “Youth”
“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

PREDICTION: “One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy”. While this has been ineligible at the Oscars, it actually makes more sense considering that most winners here tend to get snubbed there.

ALTERNATE: “See You Again” from “Furious 7”. The pop songs are probably canceling each other out, but if there’s one who can overcome this, it’s a song about a Hollywood actor who passed away.


tv drama

Best TV Series – Drama

“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”

PREDICTION: “Mr. Robot”. With the HFPA’s love for cable shows, it’s not surprising if they went with this critically loved breakout show from USA.

ALTERNATE: “Empire”. One has to go back nine years ago in 2006 when the top TV drama series went to a network show and that was for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The closest comparison to how huge that show was in recent years was the Empire mania that has happened last year .

tv drama actor

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Wagner Moura (“Narcos”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

PREDICTION: Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”). Nine of the last 15 years here all came from freshman shows. But considering that the Globes tend to do a package deal of awarding a show + its lead actor (Homeland and Danes, Transparent and Tambor, Brooklyn Nine Nine and Samberg, Girls and Dunham and so on and so forth), Malek makes sense as the winner here.

ALTERNATE: Wagner Moura (“Narcos”). Following that pattern above, maybe its Narcos + Moura who might end up as the winners here.

tv drama actress

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”)
Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

PREDICTION: Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”). Just like at the Emmys, I predict that this will be a Taraji vs. Viola battle. I give the edge to Taraji P. Henson though since Cookie is the type of role that Globes are made to award.

ALTERNATE: Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”). It can easily be Viola too considering she made history with her Emmy win, but for some reason the HFPA are reluctant to reward her. She lost to Meryl in 2011 despite being the frontrunner, and when she was a shoo-in here last year, she lost to Ruth Wilson of all people. Maybe the HFPA aren’t just fans of her.

tv comedy series

Best TV Series – Comedy
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

PREDICTION: “Transparent”. The last three shows who have won multiple awards here were GleeDesperate Housewives, and Sex and the City so they’re more into dramedies here, which helps current champ Transparent to go 2/2.

ALTERNATE: “Veep”. It’s surprising to think that this is the first Series nomination of Veep, but maybe its Emmy win can help it win its Globe trophy as well.

tv comedy actor

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”)
Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”)
Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

PREDICTION: Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”). We’re sure with besties J.Law and Schumer in the crowd, the HFPA would use the said platform to give Aziz a memorable moent when he gives his speech.

ALTERNATE: Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”). That said, it can also be an easy back to back win for Jeffrey Tambor who can just dominate the awards shows with his brave performance for this show.

tv comedy actress

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex Girlfriend”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace & Frankie”)

PREDICTION: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”). I guess we can consider that the HFPA aren’t just into Veep at all.Not even her one-two punch of film and TV work two years ago ended up with a Globe win despite getting four consecutive Emmy wins already. But this race is a weak one, and with the show getting nominated as well, maybe she can finally inch a win.

ALTERNATE: Lily Tomlin (“Grace & Frankie”). Jamie Lee Curtis makes sense as an alternate, but Scream Queens is too flop of a show that even HFPA won’t bite. So I guess they’d probably give it to Lily Tomlin who’s a double nominee that night!

tv longform

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

PREDICTION: “Fargo”. After their surprise victory last year, then a 2/2 is indeed possible knowing that it received the same, if not more, love this year.

ALTERNATE: “Wolf Hall”. But then sometimes, they just want to embrace their British love and award this equally acclaimed series which got the same nominations as Fargo.

tv longform actor

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba (“Luther”)
Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”)
David Oyelowo (“Nightingale”)
Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall”)
Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”)

PREDICTION: Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”). This is the closest that the Globes can ride on the Star Wars wave, and Isaac is a breakthrough star waiting to happen so maybe he wins here?

ALTERNATE: Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”). We know the HFPA loves Idris but he has been rewarded for this role already. Maybe Mark Rylance but I have him pegged in Film Supporting Actor already. So that leaves me with Wilson here as the alternate.

tv longform actress

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”)
Lady Gaga (“American Horror Story: Hotel”)
Sarah Hay (“Flesh & Bone”)
Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Queen Latifah (“Bessie”)

PREDICTION: Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”). I predict that Fargo is winning an acting one alongside its Series win, and rewarding Kirsten Dunst makes more sense than Wilson in that more competitive race.

ALTERNATE: Queen Latifah (“Bessie”). Everyone’s predicting Lady Gaga just for the sheer “Globesness” of it, but I think the HFPA is serious about being taken seriously again, so I don’t think they’d go that road. Queen Latifah makes more sense as an alternate.

tv supp actor

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”)
Damian Lewis (“Wolf Hall”)
Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”)
Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”)
Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”)

PREDICTION: Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”). The surge of love for Outlander would not go home unrewarded, as I think Menzies’ very challenging dual role would end up with a Globe win for him.

ALTERNATE: Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”). Slater makes sense as the runner-up here, as I don’t think Mr. Robot is going 3/3.

tv supp actress

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”)
Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Judith Light (“Transparent”)
Maura Tierney (“The Affair”)

PREDICTION:Regina King (“American Crime”). After that surprising Emmy win back in September, I can see the Globes following suit with a win here.

ALTERNATE: Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”). Aduba’s upset loss last year reminded me of when Jane Lynch lost the first time in 2010 only to win the succeeding year. Aduba can still follow suit to this.

So what are you predicting this year to win at the Globes? Happy Golden Globes weekend!

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73rd Golden Globe Awards Nominations Predictions   Leave a comment

After last night’s SAG nominations, we’re hopeful that at least Golden Globes will also bring the crazy. Last night, Trumbo went big, The Martian was snubbed, and the Spotlight guys probably split votes.  Let’s see if the Globes follow suit or if they do their own thing. Here are my predictions in all 25 categories.


film drama

“Bridge of Spies”
“Beasts of No Nation”
“The Revenant”

NEXT IN LINE:Brooklyn“, “Room“, “The Hateful Eight

Johnny Depp, “Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl
Will Smith, “Concussion

NEXT IN LINE: Michael Caine, “Youth“, Tom Hanks, “Bridge of Spies“, Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo

Cate Blanchett “Carol
Brie Larson “Room
Rooney Mara, “Carol
Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander “The Danish Girl

NEXT IN LINE: Carey Mulligan, “Suffragette”, Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years

film comedy

“The Big Short”
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
“The Martian”

NEXT IN LINE: “Sisters”, “The Intern”, “Spy”

Christian Bale, “The Big Short
Steve Carell, “The Big Short
Bradley Cooper, “Burnt
Matt Damon, “The Martian
Joaquin Phoenix, “Irrational Man

NEXT IN LINE: Robert de Niro, “The Intern“, Al Pacino,”Danny Collins“, Bill Hader, “Trainwreck

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van
Meryl Streep, “Ricki and the Flash
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma

NEXT IN LINE: Anne Hathaway, “The Intern“, Bel Powley, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl“, Melissa McCarthy, “Spy

film supporting

Benicio del Toro, “Sicario
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation
Michael Keaton,“Spotlight
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies

NEXT IN LINE: Tom Hardy, “The Revenant“, Walton Goggins, “The Hateful Eight“, Sylvester Stallone, “Creed

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo
Kristen Stewart, “Clouds of Sils Maria
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs

NEXT IN LINE: Jane Fonda, “Youth”, Julia Roberts, “Secret in their Eyes“, Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina

Todd Haynes, “Carol
Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight
George Miller,”Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, “The Martian

NEXT IN LINE: David O. Russell, “Joy“, Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies“, Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight

“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Steve Jobs”

NEXT IN LINE:Carol“, “The Hateful Eight”, “The Martian

film flf animated song

“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”

NEXT IN LINE: “The Peanuts Movie”, “Shaun the Sheep Movie

Labyrinth of Lies” (Germany)
Mustang” (France)
Phoenix” (Germany/Poland)
The Second Mother” (Brazil)
Son of Saul” (Hungary)

NEXT IN LINE:A War” (Denmark), “Dheepan” (France), “The Clan” (Argentina)

“The Danish Girl”
“The Hateful Eight”
“The Revenant”

NEXT IN LINE: , “Bridge of Spies”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Inside Out”

Earned It” (50 Shades of Gray)
Love Me Like You Do” (50 Shades of Grey)
Phenomenal” (Southpaw)
See You Again” (Furious 7)
Writing’s On the Wall” (Spectre)

NEXT IN LINE:One Kind of Love” (Love & Mercy), “Flashlight” (Pitch Perfect 2), “Cold One” (Ricki and the Flash)


tv drama

“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mr. Robot”

NEXT IN LINE: “Better Call Saul”, “Homeland”, “The Leftovers”

Terence Howard, “Empire
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, “Narcos
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

NEXT IN LINE: Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul“; Justin Theroux, “The Leftovers“; Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Claire Danes, “Homeland
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire
Krysten Ritter, “Jessica Jones
Robin Wright, “House of Cards

NEXT IN LINE: Jaimie Alexander, “Blindspot“; Priyanka Chopra, “Quantico“; Ruth Wilson, “The Affair

tv comedy

“Master of None”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

NEXT IN LINE: “The Last Man on Earth”, “Casual”, “Silicon Valley”

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None
Billy Eichner, “Difficult People
Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent

NEXT IN LINE: Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish“; Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine Nine“; Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat

NEXT IN LINE: Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens“; Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie“; Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie

tv longform

“Deutschland 83”
“Show Me A Hero”
“Wolf Hall”

NEXT IN LINE: “American Crime”, “American Horror Story: Hotel”, “True Detective”

Idris Elba, “Luther
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me A Hero
Jason Isaacs, “Dig
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo

NEXT IN LINE: David Oyelowo, “Nightingale“; Colin Farrell, “True Detective 2“; Timothy Hutton, “American Crime

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime
Nicole Kidman, “Grace of Monaco
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel
Queen Latifah, “Bessie

NEXT IN LINE: Rachel McAdams, “True Detective“; Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel“; Saoirse Ronan, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania

tv supporting

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ted Danson, “Fargo
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot

NEXT IN LINE: Jussie Smollett, “Empire“; Pedro Pascal, “Narcos“; Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones
Mo’nique, “Bessie
Regina King, “American Crime
Jean Smart, “Fargo

NEXT IN LINE: Julie Walters, “Indian Summer“; Allison Janney, “Mom“; Niecy Nash, “Scream Queens

The Golden Globe nominations will be announced tonight at 9PM in Manila time by Jeremy Piven, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton.

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72nd Golden Globe Awards Nominations Predictions   Leave a comment

Still can’t get over the crazyfest that was the SAG nominations last night? Hold off your horses, because the Globes are following it up! Let’s see if the HFPA pushes their starfucker tags aside (which they’ve been quite doing well since Tourist-gate), but this year is tempting for them. Let’s take a look at my predictions in 25 categories.



“The Imitation Game“
“The Theory of Everything“

NEXT IN LINE: “Gone Girl“; “Foxcatcher“; “American Sniper“; “Interstellar

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game
David Oyelowo, “Selma
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

NEXT IN LINE: Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler“; Ben Affleck, “Gone Girl“; Matthew McConaughey, “Interstellar“; Oscar Isaac, “A Most Violent Year“; Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild

NEXT IN LINE: Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night“; Hilary Swank, “The Homesman“; Shailene Wooldey, “The Fault in Our Stars


“The Grand Budapest Hotel“
“Into the Woods“
“St. Vincent”
“Top Five“

NEXT IN LINE: “Begin Again“; “Big Eyes“; “Jersey Boys“; “Inherent Vice

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, “Birdman
Bill Murray, “St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes

NEXT IN LINE: Mark Ruffalo, “Begin Again” ; Chris Rock, “Top Five“; Channing Tatum, “22 Jump Street“; Bill Hader, “The Skeleton Twins

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods
Angelina Jolie, “Maleficent
Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child
Kristen Wiig, “The Skeleton Twins

NEXT IN LINE: Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars“; Keira Knightley, “Begin Again“; Helen Mirren, “The Hundred Foot Journey“; Emma Stone, “Magic in the Moonlight


Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood
Logan Lerman, “Fury
Edward Norton, “Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash

NEXT IN LINE: Josh Brolin, “Inherent Vice“; Chris Pine, “Into the Woods“; Miyavi, “Unbroken

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, “Birdman
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods

NEXT IN LINE: Naomi Watts, “St. Vincent“; Laura Dern, “Wild“; Carmen Ejogo, “Selma“; Anna Kendrick, “Into the Woods

Ava Duvernay, “Selma
Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman
Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

NEXT IN LINE: David Fincher, “Gone Girl“; Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game“; Rob Marshall, “Into the Woods“; Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar

Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

NEXT IN LINE: Interstellar“, “Selma“, “Inherent Vice“, “Top Five


“Big Hero 6“
“How to Train Your Dragon 2“
“The LEGO Movie“

NEXT IN LINE:The Tale of Princess Kaguya“; “The Boxtrolls“; “Penguins of Madagascar

Force Majeure” (Sweden)
Ida” (Poland/Denmark)
Leviathan” (Russia)
Two Days, One Night” (Belgium)
Wild Tales” (Argentina)

NEXT IN LINE:Coming Home” (China); “Winter Sleep” (Turkey); “Venus in Fur” (France); “Mommy” (Canada)

Birdman” (Antonio Sanchez)
Gone Girl” (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
Interstellar” (Hans Zimmer)
The Theory of Everything“ (Johann Johansson)
Unbroken” (Alexander Desplat)

NEXT IN LINE:Big Eyes“; “The Imitation Game”; “Fury“; ”Noah

Everything is Awesome” (The LEGO Movie)
Glory” (Selma)
The Last Goodbye” (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Lost Stars” (Begin Again)
Miracles” (Unbroken)

NEXT IN LINE:Opportunity” (Annie), “Yellow Flicker Beat” (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1); ”Boom Clap” (The Fault in Our Stars)



“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“How to Get Away with Murder”
“The Leftovers”
“Masters of Sex“

NEXT IN LINE:The Affair“; “The Knick”; “Downton Abbey“; “The Good Wife

Clive Owen, “The Knick
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards
Justin Theroux, “The Leftovers
Dominic West, “The Affair

NEXT IN LINE: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom“; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan“; James Spader, “The Blacklist

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black
Kerry Washington, “Scandal
Robin Wright, “House of Cards

NEXT IN LINE: Claire Danes, “Homeland“; Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander“; Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex“; Ruth Wilson, “The Affair


The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black

NEXT IN LINE:Transparent“; “Black-ish“; “Silicon Valley“; “The Comeback

Louis C.K., “Louie
Ricky Gervais, “Derek
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent

NEXT IN LINE: Matt Leblanc, “Episodes“; Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley“; Ian McKellen, “Vicious“; Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish

Lena Dunham “Girls
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black

NEXT IN LINE: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin“; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie“; Anna Faris, “Mom


“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“The Normal Heart”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“True Detective”

NEXT IN LINE:The Honorable Woman“; “Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo

NEXT IN LINE: Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge“; Martin Freeman, “Fargo“; Adrien Brody, “Houdini

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Freak Show
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful

NEXT IN LINE: Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero“; Allison Williams, “Peter Pan Live!“; Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of


Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine Nine
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan

NEXT IN LINE: Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge“; Ty Burrell, “Modern Family“; Colin Hanks, “Fargo“; Christopher Walken, “Peter Pan Live

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart

NEXT IN LINE: Alison Tollman, “Fargo“; Allison Janney, “Mom“; Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”; Bellamy Young, “Scandal

The Golden Globe nominations will be announced tonight in Manila time by Jeremy Piven, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton.

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2013 in GIFs   Leave a comment

So I decided to skip my annual movie, TV shows, red carpet looks, and songs lists for this year since I have no time to write them all. Instead, I’ll be posting my favorite moments of 2013 in GIF style. So yes, most of these would be from awards show ceremonies or basically any pop culture event of the year. Okay.



Okay so let’s begin with five six time Oscar loser a.k.a Albert Nobbs herself Glenn Close. At the Golden Globes last January, Close probably thought that she’s also one of the cool kids when she decided to play drunk after Tina Fey’s signal. You probably have no idea how epic this moment was. I mean I can’t even choose my favorite part. Is it the closing of her eyes to give a more convincing portrayal? Is it when she changed her mind and started to look up the heavens instead to make it even more convincing? Is it her husband’s coy “WTF I think I actually married Alex Forrest” tepid laugh? I guess I have to go with none of the above and choose the closing shot of her looking sideways to see check if people find her stuff funny.

That same night, we’re treated to one of the best (and yes I mean the best) awards show presentations ever. When SNL alums Kristin Wyg and Will Pharrell (as Tina Fey would say it) presented the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy, I.WAS.DYING. As a refresher, here’s how they described the nominees that night:

(on Emily Blunt’s Salmon Fishing in Yemen): “When the salmon comes out.. and when the bad guy comes…. and the salmon was like.. and you’re in Yemen.
(on Judi Dench of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel): “That Judi Dench. Where did she come from? Unknown, she used to be a police officer, and this is her fist movie. And when all the marigold comes out.. and it’s on her hair. And on one scene, she looks at the town people and she’s like “YOUUU!!! YOUUU GET OUT OF HERE!!!”
(on Jennifer Lawrence of Silver Lings Playbook): “Ugh love Jennifer Lawrence. J.LAW. And then comes the silverrr!! I thought it was an animated film. And all the silver she has collected and they tried to get it away from her and she’s like “NOOO! THAT’S MY COOKBOOK!” and she’s like “YOUUU!!! YOUUU GET OUT OF HERE!!!”
(on Maggie Smith of Quartet): “And no one knows what a quartet is. IT IS AMBIGUOUS! And you think you know what it is, but then the guy comes and says “I think I know what a quartet is!” but he doesn’t”
on Meryl Streep of Hope Springs): “And Meriall Streep. And she’s the sassy sheriff! “I’m Hope Springs!” She comes in a horse and she’s like she looks at the town people and she’s says “YOUUU!!! YOUUU GET OUT OF HERE!!!”

UGH TYPING THAT WAS A HOOT. I’m laughing again. And everyone in the room was actually entertained. Everyone that is except that creature named Tommy Lee Jones.


Ugh Gramps looked grumpy as hell during that presentation. Guess what TLJ, that was my exact look when you stole that Oscar from Ralph Fiennes and Leonardo di Caprio.

Then we have the Screen Actors Guild Awards where you’re allowed to waste a minute of your life listening to Giuliana Rancic say things like this:


Girl is useless as their manicam. By the way let’s appreciate that the SAG was the only time this award season where Anne Hathaway opened her mouth and said something entertaining that does not involve
a.”a blunt object I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt”,
b. thanking Victor Hugo
c. thinking her Oscar win will stop prostitution.
d. correcting the spelling of her name
It was when Anne presented with co-star Hugh Jackman and they played a banter of how they will describe Les Mis in 2013.


Yes Anne, you crushed it. Speaking of crushed, don’t you love this BFF pic of Nicole Kidman and the lesser Nicole Kidman Naomi Watts at the SAGs? Go Nic, giving some Regina George fierceness.


Prior to her history making releasing an album without anything stint, Beysus graced us all with her presence at the Superbowl. But it wasn’t even her who stole the show. Two words: poor Michelle.


Go poor Michelle!! Put that one day off to good use and appear at the Superbowl.I’m living for her facial reaction. She suddenly got cocky when she realized she did not fall off the mosh pit. YESSS!!


But then again, we’re quickly reminded why she never skyrocketed as a solo artist. I mean not literally a rocket but even Bey can do it.


Anyway, let’s move on to the Grammys a.k.a the first televised exam to see if Taylor Swift knows this song…

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and this one as well…

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and did you know she knew this song too?

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Okay we get it Taylor. You know all the songs. But then again who wants to see her do it for a fifth  time when you can see Legend Kidman bopping to that Bob Marley tribute?


It wasn’t as epic as her singing Teenage Dream  at the Grammys last year but she gets bonus points because Adele is wearing a red doily.

Then there’s also the BAFTA where the only two interesting things we saw were Dame Dench’s O face (and when I say O, I mean Oh my god!) as Javier Bardem falls asleep


and David O. Russell’s reaction when Emmanuelle Riva wins Best Actress.


I was secretly wishing Emmanuelle would say “I beat J.Law” at the podium but then I remembered she doesn’t speak in English. So maybe in French? Anyway, off to the Oscars.

Okay remember when I said a few posts above that Giuliana Rancic is as useless as the manicam? Well I take it back. The Manicam is more useful than Giuliana apparently. I’m pretty sure it made Catherine Zeta Jones upset when Ryan Seacrest denied her to do one. You can clearly see in her eyes she wants to parade her fingers on the manicam. Not good, Ryan!

nicole-kidmanSee even Mr. and Mrs. Keith Urban felt bad for La Zeta.

Aside from that, we saw Lil’ Quvenzhane Wallis proving she’s the man (with a proud Denzel Washington beaming from behind),


a bored Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter


and a tripping Best Actress winner. Whoever put that banana peel there for Anne Hathaway clearly didn’t work


But the best moment happened when Emmanuelle Riva unintentionally takes revenge on David O. Russell upon learning his reaction to her BAFTA Best Actress win.


Be thankful, David. At least Em didn’t squashed your face with a pillow. #justsaying

In April this year, Reese Witherspoon was arrested by the cops but she tried to get herself out of this…


…which only means she ended up in prison with a mugshot. You should have called Elle Woods to save you, Reese.

Taylor Swift won eight Billboard Music Awards in May of this year. But surprisingly, not any of those can match the WIN level of her reactions here:



Meanwhile, Miguel channels his inner Bjorn Barrefors and trains for the Olympics on air


Ouch for that woman whose head was found in between Miguel’s legs.

And as everyone celebrates film over at the Cannes Film Festival, two tiny teeny things clearly doesn’t wanna be there. Julianne Moore’s little toes can’t wait enough to go home instead they’re trying to escape while she’s on the red carpet.


Still on the subject of feet, it’s not cool to talk about North West anymore, so let’s just hope Kim K’s feet some speedy recovery for everything they’ve been through this year:


tumblr_mo6lqdTBl81qanm80o1_400Yes Debra Messing don’t act too surprised, those are her feet.

Last August 10, two of the biggest popstars go head to head as Lady Gaga releases Applause and Katy Perry releases Roar on the same week. You know it was bound to get messy.


And someone’s coming out on top:


But come the VMAs, it wasn’t even the two of them who became the talk of the town. But before that we saw…


Justin Timberlake joined by four other lessers perform,


Taylor Swift asking her BFF to STFU,

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Willow Smith whipping her head back and forth as Jaden Smith tries another shot at “acting”,

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Lady Gaga opening the show,


but Katy Perry closing it.. (Ouch Gags! Was that msg for you?)


But it Miley who made the whole thing classic. Even getting a classic rxn from Rih


September also was the end for Breaking Bad. And I think no amount of GIF will give it justice so I’ll just post a photo of Bryan and Aaron because uhm, duh, bitch.


And when the Emmys came, Neil Patrick Harris bombed as host, but no other bombed better than what this guy did:


Then cute Merritt Wever gives one of the best Emmy speeches ever when she said nothing but…


while Julia Louis Dreyfus stays in character in her speech.


Michael Douglas, meanwhile, uses Matt Damon as metaphor in his thank you speech


And though he did not win, Kevin Spacey still scores one in my b0ok after doing this:


And the delight of Oprah pushing people


And last month, Miley Cyrus wins Round 2 of best performance at the American Music Awards when she performs with a huge cat behind her:


As Ariana Grande shows us all how it’s really done just by standing up.

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Meanwhile, a certain legend named Christina Aguilera is slaying the red carpet fo’sho:


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And that’s how you make an exit!  Wait let me reiterate


On the other hand, here’s how you make an entrance. An album entrance that is. As Beysus Christ showed us, just drop em ‘off and boom.


Let’s pause this moment and recognize Queen B.


Oh wait, did you know Britney released an album this year? I’m sure even she’s not aware, but I guess she’s raking it in Vegas no so go Brit and


And as Oscar season comes, we’re treated to a whole lot of epic GIFs from contenders like this of J.Law pleading…


or Sandra Bullock in Gravity a.k.a basically whatever you wanna do to your enemy


But to close this off, a legendary performance to close the year happened between Gags and Legend X when they did a duet of Do What U Want on The Voice finale.


Anybody who does not get the ABBA meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane reference is deads to me. Plus, I’d kill to have my head on Legend’s bosoms. Anyway, cheers to a happy 2013 and let’s hope for crazier things this 2014.


Happy New Year everyone!


71st Golden Globe Awards Nominations Predictions   Leave a comment

A day after the Screen Actors Guild Awards announce their nods, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s turn to do the same and unveil their picks for their choices in film and TV for 2013. Zoe Saldana, Azis Ansari, and Olivia Wilde were tasked to announce this year’s nominees. And here are my predictions in all 25 categories.

film drama

Blue Jasmine
Lee Daniel’s The Butler
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave

NEXT IN LINE:Captain Phillips“; “Philomena“; “Prisoners“; “Lone Survivor

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips
Hugh Jackman, “Prisoners
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, “All is Lost

NEXT IN LINE: Forest Whitaker, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler“; Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor“; Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station“; Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Bérénice Bejo, “The Past
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity
Judi Dench, “Philomena
Emma Thomspon, “Saving Mr. Banks

NEXT IN LINE: Adele Exarchopolous, “Blue is the Warmest Color“; Kate Winslet, “Labor Day

film musical comedy

PICTURE: MUSICAL/COMEDY (Yes I’m going with SIX nominees)
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

NEXT IN LINE:Enough Said“; “Before Midnight“; “Don Jon

Christian Bale, “American Hustle
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska
Leonardo di Caprio, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street
Joseph Gordon Levitt, “Don Jon
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her

NEXT IN LINE: Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis” ; Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight“; Ben Stiller, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“; James Gandolfini, “Enough Said

Amy Adams, “American Hustle
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Enough Said
Scarlett Johansson, “Don Jon
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County

NEXT IN LINE: Melissa McCarthy, “The Heat“; Sandra Bullock, “The Heat“; Jennifer Hudson, “Black Nativity“; Shailene Woodley, “The Spectacular Now

film supporting

Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, “Saving Mr. Banks
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club

NEXT IN LINE: Jake Gyleenhaal, “Prisoners“; George Clooney, “Gravity“; Daniel Bruhl, “Rush“; Harrison Ford, “42″

Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County
June Squibb, “Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler

NEXT IN LINE: Octavia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station“; Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska
David O. Russell, “American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, “Wolf of Wall Street

NEXT IN LINE: Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine“; Spike Jonze, “Her“; Lee Daniels, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler“; Baz Luhrmann, “The Great Gatsby

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
12 Years a Slave
Wolf of Wall Street

NEXT IN LINE:Nebraska“; “Before Midnight“; “August: Osage County“; “Inside Llewyn Davis

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Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

NEXT IN LINE:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2“; “The Croods“; “Epic

Blue is the Warmest Color” (France)
The Grandmaster” (Hong Kong)
Instructions Not Included” (Mexico)
The Past” (France/Iran)
Wadjda” (Saudi Arabia)

NEXT IN LINE:The Hunt” (Denmark); “Man of Tai Chi” (USA/China); “The Broken Circle Breakdown” (The Netherlands); “The Great Beauty” (Italy)

The Book Thief” (John Williams)
Gravity” (Steven Price)
Her” (Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett)
Philomena” (Alexander Desplat)
12 Years a Slave” (Hans Zimmer)

NEXT IN LINE:Frozen“; “Inside Llewyn Davis“; “Saving Mr. Banks“;”Nebraska

Atlas” (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Let It Go” (Frozen)
Please Mr. Kennedy” (Inside Llewyn Davis)
We Remain” (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
The Young and the Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby)

NEXT IN LINE:The Moon Song” (Her), “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom); ”Rise Up” (Epic)


tv drama

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Orange is the New Black

NEXT IN LINE:House of Cards“; “Mad Men“; “Game of Thrones” ; “Masters of Sex

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men
Damian Lewis, “Homeland
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

NEXT IN LINE: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom“; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan“; Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire

Claire Danes, “Homeland
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, “Scandal

NEXT IN LINE: Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards“; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife“; Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex

tv comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family

NEXT IN LINE:Arrested Development“; “Enlightened“; “The Michael J. Fox Show“; “30 Rock

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Robin Williams, “The Crazy Ones”

NEXT IN LINE: Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development“; Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine“; Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock“; Sean Hayes, “Sean Saves the World

Laura Dern, “Enlightened
Lena Dunham “Girls
Tina Fey, “30 Rock
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation

NEXT IN LINE: Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl“; Anna Farris, “Moms“; Allison Janney, “Moms“; Sarah Michelle Gellar, “The Crazy Ones

tv longform

American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Burton & Taylor
The Sound of Music
Top of the Lake

NEXT IN LINE:Phil Spector“; “Parade’s End“; “Luther

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra
Idris Elba, “Luther
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector

NEXT IN LINE: Dominic West, “Burton & Taylor“; Stephen Moyer, “The Sound of Music“; Jon Hamm, “A Young Man’s Notebook

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton & Taylor
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake
Carrie Underwood, “The Sound of Music

NEXT IN LINE: Rebecca Hall, “Parade’s End“; Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter“; Hilary Swank, “Mary & Martha

tv supp

Adam Driver, “Girls
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland
Jeff Perry, “Scandal
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan

NEXT IN LINE: James Wolk, “The Crazy Ones“; Peter Mullan, “Top of the Lake“; Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra“; Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family

Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven
Audra McDonald, “The Sound of Music
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family

NEXT IN LINE: Holly Hunter, “Top of the Lake“; Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey“; Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones“; Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad

Best Dressed List at the 70th Golden Globe Awards   1 comment

The 70th Golden Globe Awards were held earlier this day (here in Manila), and it was the kick off this awards season (because the BFCA sucked too much to be taken seriously). Sadly, the red carpet was a lot tamer this year in terms of red carpet dresses. Most were just safe and even those best dressed have already shown better looks during their past Golden Globe appearances. With that said, here are the fourteen looks that rocked the red carpet. You can

You can also click the photos for them to look bigger. (Photos courtesy of justjared and Yahoo!)

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14. JENNIFER LAWRENCE in Dior Haute Couture

The Silver Linings Playbook Best Actress winner started her journey to the Oscar with this red Dior Haute Couture dress that she embellished with a thin belt to further emphasize both her waist and her cleavage.

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13. JESSICA ALBA in Oscar dela Renta

Although Jessica Alba’s dress looks quite similar to the color of J.Law’s, they’re actually different. Alba mixed both old and new Hollywood in this dress especially with that attention grabbing necklace, though we could have lived without that feather duster purse.

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12. TAYLOR SWIFT in Donna Karan Atelier

Swift did great on her Golden Globe debut with this violet Donna Karan dress that she wore at last night’s event. It was too light for the Oscars and too formal for the Grammys, and she successfully got the right mood for some Globes partying. Now if she can only work on her bitchface mode when Adele won…

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11. HAYDEN PANETTIERE in Roberto Cavalli

Golden Globe nominee Hayden Panettiere was at her best red carpet look evah as she steps out of this ethereal white Roberto Cavalli creation that she finally looked like she’s dressing her age and that she’s comfortable with it.

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10. JENNIFER LOPEZ in Zuhair Murad

J.Lo still proved that age is nothing but a number as she steps out of this nude Zuhair Murad that perfectly embraced her curvaceous body. Definitely a photogenic dress that gets plus points for the woman wearing it.

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09. SARAH HYLAND in Max Azria Atelier

Though Modern Family went 0/3 at last night’s show, star Sarah Hyland was a stunner in this black Max Azria creation that made her look mature but still having fun look.

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08. CLAIRE DANES in Versace

Wow. Who knew that just a month ago, Danes just gave birth to her new born baby boy. This red hot Versace gown is the perfect comeback for a new mommy like Danes.

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07. ANNE HATHAWAY in Chanel

While Hathaway is one of best dressed actresses of her generation, this was a bit of  a letdown especially since her last Globe appearance in 2011 was my top look of that year. This year though, she went with a safe but every inch regal in a white Chanel piece that looks a bit like a wedding gown.

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06. NAOMI WATTS in Zac Posen

Best Actress nominee Naomi Watts probably looks too covered in this cherry red Zac Posen gown, but all it needs is one look at the back that showed her flawless tsunami-free skin.

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05. SALLY FIELD in Alberta Ferretti

It’s good to see when acctresses who are already in their 60s still strut to the world how fabulous they look. That’s what Sally Field did when she donned up this blue Alberta Ferretti gown which was a breath of fresh air from her usual black short dresses.

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04. MEGAN FOX in Dolce & Gabbana

Motherhood has its way of showing the natural beauty in everyone. That seems to catch up on first time mom Megan Fox as she showed up looking pretty in this Dolce & Gabbana creation that gives her this simple but stunning look.

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03. MARION COTILLARD in Christian Dior

Speaking of natural beauty, my God can Marion Cotillard look any prettier than this one. The Best Actress nominee, who was simple in Dior which she matched with same colored pumps, can pass off as a 20 year old woman here. Une jolie femme!

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02. MIRANDA KERR in Zuhair Murad

Kerr is certainly no actress, but the red carpet is definitely her territory. And boy does she rule in it! This red Zuhair Murad creation gives her part sexy, part flirty, but whole goddess look.

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01. NICOLE KIDMAN in Alexander McQueen

She might not have won any Globes that night, but she’s clearly the red carpet winner. Kidman is still on top of the fashion list in this Alexander McQueen gown which she fits like a glove. And check out that see through middle part. Not only that but Kidman seems to be the last few actresses we have whose posture in the red carpet is perfection (along with Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, and Charlize Theron). I particularly like the shorter hair as well, as it’s different from her usual long blonde hair.

Who are your fashion picks last night? Pipe them in below at the comments!

And as always, you can follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

70th Golden Globe Awards Nominees   Leave a comment

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced their nominees for the 70th Golden Globe Awards. These completes the trifecta of televised awards (together with the SAG and the BFCA) that we’ll be having this awards season. Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominees.


Best Motion Picture, Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “The Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Silver Linings Playbook”
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Leonardo di Caprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Director
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Katheryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature Film
Hotel Transylvannia
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck it Ralph

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“For You” (Act of Valor)
No Running Anymore” (Stand Up Guys)
“Safe and Sound” (The Hunger Games)
“Skyfall” (Skyfall)
“Suddenly” (Les Miserables)

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi


Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best TV Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, ‘The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family