Monday, December 18, 2006

My Golden Globe Favorites

As an artist, getting feeback that people like and appreciate what you do is something meaningful and special. I'll admit getting awards are nice. It makes you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But awards ceremonies are not the end all and be all that should define you and your work. If acquiring awards is the only the thing that you feel that will validate you, then you're in for one bumpy ride that will leave you with a broken spirit at the end. I was reading the Bible the other night and it encouraged us to find satisfication in gifts from above:
"A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?" (Ecclesiates 2:24-25)
With all that said, here are the people that I want to walk away with a shinny statue in their hands. But even if they don't win that doesn't relinquish the the quality of their work and hopefully they enjoyed the beauty of the creative process.

Best Picture - Drama: Bobby. The story behind Emilio Estvez's passion to make this movie is part of what really makes it special.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Kate Winslet. She can act circles around most of the actresses out there. She's in the high-class with Susan Surandon and Sally Fields.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Will Smith. The movie is based on a heart-warming true story. If he grabs the Globe here, he just might get the Oscar too. And that would make me happy.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy: Johnny Depp. He completely owned the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. 'Nough said.

Best Director - Motion Picture: Clint Eastwood. I've never been a fan of his westerns, but boy can he direct.

Best Television Series - Drama: Heroes. If haven't been watching Heroes, then get with the program. It's the best show on TV and it's my current fav. Save the cheerleader, save the world.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Matthew Perry. The Ron Clark Story is an excellent example of what cable movies were meant to be.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Katherine Heigl. I've never even watched this show before but I've been a fan of Heigl's work since Roswell (one of my all-time fav shows) and I really enjoyed her in the Love Comes Softly movies. This may not be the best reason, but I still want her to win.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Masi Oka. He's the break-out star of Heroes, as well as the most original and refreshing character on TV. Plus, he's the man behind the catchy phrase: "Save the cheerleader, save the world." So cool.

Think otherwise? Then leave a comment with your favorite picks.

1 comment:

Jamey Johnson said...

I just saw The Pursuit of Happyness, WIll SMITH is my vote for best actor as well!!!