As fate would have it, I just saw The Social Network last night and was blown away by the acting and the powerful script about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. After viewing the movie I had no doubt that Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and screen writer Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing fame, would walk away with at least a Golden Globe and/or Academy Award nomination in their respective categories.
As for The King’s Speech, I haven’t seen it yet, but I have discovered that almost anything Colin Firth plays in is a winner. I fell in love with the shy yet brilliant barrister, “Mr. Darby” in the Bridget Jones series and was floored by his sensitive yet comedic role in Love Actually. In my opinion, A Single Man was perhaps Mr. Firth’s finest role, until I read about his performance in The King’s Speech.
If Colin Firth is in a movie, I’d recommend it…
“The Social Network” and “The Fighter” were close behind with six nods each, while “Glee” leads the TV pack with five.
With seven nominations, The Kings Speech, the British drama about a regal speech impediment, led the nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Facebook-founding drama The Social Network and boxing tale The Fighter followed close behind with six noms each.
In the television categories, Glee led the parade with five nominations. Eight other shows — including 30 Rock, Dexter, Modern Family and Mad Men — scored three noms each.
Johnny Depp scored a double whammy, picking up two nominations in the same category — best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical. He received the noms for playing the mad hatter in Alice in Wonderland and as a man who stumbles into an international web of intrigue in The Tourist – a movie that Sony Pictures sold as a romantic thriller. Angelina Jolie, his seductive costar in that movie, earned a nomination as well.
In the race for best motion picture drama, Speech, Network and Fighter will go up against the ballet drama The Black Swan and dream thriller Inception when the Globes are handed out on Jan. 16.
On the best motion picture comedy side, Tourist will be competing for attention with Alice, the musical Burlesque, the alternative family tale The Kids Are All Right and the senior action movie RED.
See the full list, here…
Social Network Trailer
The King’s Speech Trailer