The Golden Globes is the first big awards ceremony to kick off the awards season when it comes to film. The problem here is that approximately 1% of the films that have been nominated have been released in Australia. Last year I used a randomiser to predict the film winners, but this year I’m going to leave my film predictions for the Oscars. There are still distribution issues with television in Australia, but it’s slowly getting better, and I think I’ve seen most of the nominated shows that I actually want to watch. It’s been a good year in television, and I like the complete unpredictability of the Hollywood Foreign Press, so every prediction I make will be worth a grain of salt.
Because I live in Australia, the Golden Globes are on for half of my Monday workday, so I’ll be watching the rebroadcast on Fox8 tonight. So there was no live-blogging or tweeting, and I can’t really say much about any of Tina and Amy’s hosting because I haven’t seen it yet. I told mum I would watch the rebroadcast and she said “Even though you know who’s won.” My response was, “Of course! Tina and Amy are hosting!” This is going to be a short post today because I’m not feeling 100 percent and also because I’ll be busy watching the awards after dinner.
The Golden Globes is an important awards ceremony because it’s the first big awards show in the lead-up to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) also have television categories, but television is still seen as second class to film, and last year there was much ado about the fact that it took anyone who won a television award at least two minutes to reach the stage, and then they barely got to make a speech. As suggested in the title, I’m going to try and predict the winners for the television categories, because I’ve seen more television than I have film. Onto the nominees!