Awards season is upon us! Golden Globe and SAG nominations have both been announced, with Oscars to follow next year. We’re pretty excited (and not just by the thought of all those designer gowns) so we thought we’d have a little look at some of the big categories running into the Globes on 16 Jan. First up – Best Supporting Actress. And the nominees are…
Helena Bonham Carter for ‘The King’s Speech’. Probably the frontrunner – she’s nominated for playing a real person and that’s always a good shout. The person in question is the Queen Mother, wife to Colin Firth’s George VI. No doubt HBC is a phenomenal actress and an awesome lady, and ‘The King’s Speech’ is this year’s big awards darling. That said, this is her sixth nomination and she’s yet to get a statue – will it be sixth time lucky?
Amy Adams for ‘The Fighter’ If Amy is nominated for an Oscar for her role in ‘The Fighter’ it will be her third Supporting Actress nom in 6 years. It’s also her third Globes nod so she’s defs on the awards radar – but all those nominations have never actually led to a big win. Will she lose to a co-star again this year? (She lost to Viola Davis in 2008).
Melissa Leo for ‘The Fighter’. Considered the outsider when she was nominated for a Leading Actress Oscar in 2008 for ‘Frozen River’, Leo has filled the last few years with equally brilliant turns in a slew of indie dramas – and the odd big budget flick – and is definitely a serious contender this time round. She once beat Julia Roberts for a role in US megasoap ‘All My Children’ -if that’s not pedigree we don’t know what is.
Mila Kunis for ‘Black Swan’. This year’s ‘come from nowhere’ nomination, previously best known for dodgy comedy series ’That 70s Show’ and voicing ‘Family Guy’s Meg. ‘Black Swan’ is getting more good reviews than it knows what to do with and smashed it at the US box office even in limited release. Kunis is definitely in with a chance here. but could be beaten by a more seasoned nominee. Random fact – Kunis has been going out with Macaulay Culkin for 8 years. Her eyes are also two different colours!
Jacki Weaver for ‘Animal Kingdom’. ‘The one that no one has seen’. Jacki Weaver is a little-known Aussie actress and ‘Animal Kingdom’ a wee British indie about the Melbourne mafia. It’s getting good buzz – we’ve only seen trailers but her performance looks aces. We reckon Weaver is a definite outsider for this one. Everyone loves a good upset, though….
Well, they’re our thoughts. Now tell us yours! Who do you think will win big at the Globes next month?
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