The Reel Report Special – 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Catching up with The Simi Sara Show and guest host Sam Ferris – we’re talking about the next round of awards shows celebrating 2015 movies.

Earlier today I had the chance to sit down with Sam Ferris, and talk about some of the expectations for this Sunday’s Golden Globes. I can’t not talk about Ricky Gervais hosting this thing for the fourth time.  Look, the guy has already gone on NBC, and apologized in advance for his hosting shenanigans.  Am I surprised he’s coming back? No. This seems to have worked three years in a row for the Hollywood Foreign Press. Why not give it a nice, even number – why not four? Truth be told, he’s hard to look away from.

Aside from that, I think it’ll be interesting to see how all these movies do. Leading the movie nods with five nominations is Carol (Best Drama, Best Actress nods for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Best Director & Best Original Score). 2015 is probably going to have been a good year for Blanchett. I’ve loved her since I first saw her in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (really, her performance was the only enjoyable part of the film), and if you go further back to 1998, you  may remember her from Elizabeth (watch this movie, trust me, it’s SO GOOD!). What’s more, her performance in Cinderella, which also came out in 2015, was one of the highlights of the movie. I must say, though, I do love all the nominees in this category, so who knows what the heck will happen here.

While everyone’s looking at Leonardo DiCaprio for the Best Actor (Drama) Award, he could potentially be edged out by Bryan Cranston. Trumbo’s trailer alone is enough to get your jaw dropping, but, arguably, DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant really elevates that film. Ultimately, I see this one going to Leo. As for the Best Actor – Comedy or Musical category, let’s go with one of the guys from The Big Short.  Does Matt Damon’s performance in The Martian stand alone enough on its own? I don’t think so. The movie, in its entirety, is great.

And what about Best Movie – Drama category nods? Well, if Mad Max: Fury Road doesn’t take it…then George Miller should at least take home Best Director. Not to say some of these other movies aren’t deserving, but, really, who didn’t enjoy a rip roaring, two hour-long car chase through the desert? Room, however, with its Canadian roots, has me cheering for that film as well. It’s a bit of an interesting group this go-around, so again – anyone’s game. In the Best Movie – Comedy  or Musical category, The Martian was strong as a whole, so I could see it stealing this one.

Take a listen below to my choices for this year’s Golden Globes!

You can catch the Golden Globes this Sunday (January 10th, 2016) on either NBC or CTV. Check your local listings for times.



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