Hello there Readers!
I have not be able to post any of my reactions to this years award-season films yet and am very happy to update on some great films I have seen! The Help lived up to the hype and was a fantastic ensemble piece worthy of it's acclaim. Shame is daring and gripping and Michael Fassbender will hopefully be recognized. Ides of March was a complete surprise and impressed me (I was not a fan of Good Night and Good Luck).
In terms of my early summer predictions of "People to Watch", I did not see Dicaprio's J. Edgar to be poorly received and I was strongly disappointed with some of the over-acting of Knightley in A Dangerous Method (the performance felt a tad forced but I give her respect).
Now onto the Nominations!
Sag Award Nominations
Surprises: Demian Bicir for Lead Male Actor for A Better Life. Patrick J. Adams, Best Male Actor Drama Series, Suits.
Snubs: Parks and Recreation and Community.
For Full List of Nominees go here: http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/screen-actors-guild
Golden Globe Nominations
Surprises and Snubs: No Gary Oldman. No David Fincher, No Alan Rickman, No Harry Potter love, No Best Original Song nominations for The Muppets or "So Long" from Winnie the Pooh.
For Full List of Nominees go here: http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/golden-globes
Final thoughts: The Artist, The Descendants, and The Help are the front-runners, leading the nominations. George Clooney is leading towards a Best Actor Oscar with Jean Dujardin gaining on him. Glenn Close and Viola Davis also seem like a tight race. I am mostly pleased but would love to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Muppets receive Supporting Actor and Original Song talk.
Full reviews and thoughts on the Best of 2011 coming soon along with a BAYLEY AND NAPOLI VIDEO BLOG of our TOP TEN BEST OF THE YEAR.
See you at the Movies!