While I liked the new Star Trek movie, I think I liked the lead actor who played Kirk a bit more. Since my BF asked me to go to see this movie (which is soooo not my genre of film!), I figured I'd make the most of it and try my best to find something to enjoy. It wasn't all that tough. ;-) His name is Chris Pine. He plays a different kind of Kirk - Shatner-esque he is not. The shots below are from GQ Magazine. Check 'em!
I won't bore you too greatly with another Golden Globes wrap up but I must say I was thrilled that Jennifer Hudson won best supporting actress for Dreamgirls and even more excited that Hellen Mirren won not once but twice for her role as queen Elizabeth I. Mirren won for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for HBO's Elizabeth I and again for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for The Queen. I never saw the HBO movie but I can imagine that her portrayal was equally similar and stunning. Quite shocking (or possibly not so) was Leonardo Decaprio's loss to Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland) who won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. Leonardo was nominated twice in the same category and it's thought that he was a definitely a top contender based on his superb work. However, being nominated twice in the same category did not work in his favor since his votes were likely split in half between the two nominations. I guess we'll have to see if the Oscars will be more kind. You can check out all of the winners here. Let's just hope they don't give Warren Beatty another lifetime achievement award. That speech was PAINFUL. No wonder Annette was drinking so heavily. She knew how dull his speech was going to be. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Eeeek.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced today. The Golden Globes are often thought to be an early indicator of how the Oscar nods and wins play out later next year. There are a few nominations that I am thrilled about and others, now seeing that they are nominated, make me want to see the films. I have yet to see Babel but I've heard it is incredible. That movie leads the nominations with 7 nods. I'm very happy to see that THE QUEEN was nominated for Best Drama. Helen Mirren also got a nod, which I fully expected, for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. My BF always makes fun of me for my college crush but it turns out that Leonardo DiCaprio will be up against himself in the Best Actor in a Drama category for his work in Blood Diamond and The Departed. Although just based on the previews of Blood Diamond, I'm a bit surprised. His South African accent was ummm…less than top notch. I guess I shouldn't judge a performance by a preview though to be fair. One of the most interesting and, I think, close races that I'm interested in will be between the ladies in the Best Actress in Comedy or Musical. The nominees are Annette Bening ("Running with Scissors'), Toni Collette ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Beyonce Knowles ("Dreamgirls"), Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada") and Renee Zellweger ("Miss Potter"). It's going to be a tight race with some new favorites versus some seasoned pros. The 64th Annual Golden Globes will be shown on January 15th 2007.