By show/movie, to simplify. With things that only got one win, but that I haven’t seen, listed at the end; things I haven’t seen, but got more than one win, I’ll usually have something to say regarding.
The Descendants (Motion Picture, Drama; Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama [George Clooney])
I… haven’t seen this. I keep telling myself that I’m going to, but then I decide that I’m not in the mood for a serious movie about an inspirational for-all-intents-and-purposes-single-at-the-moment-as-per-his-wife’s-coma father and a teenage daughter with attitude and some other things. My tastes don’t always run that way.
The Artist (Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical; Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical [Jean Dujardin])
Also haven’t seen this (it’s not to my town yet, all right? Our independent theater doesn’t have that many screens, and they usually get things on the late side of timely). And sure, I’d have picked others in both categories (I mean, I have… weird Bridesmaids feelings, but that’s a lot to do with the marketing, and I don’t know if it was winworthy, but 50/50 was adorable) but I’m sure it’s deserving. This does bring up the point of the “Comedy or Musical” category being… odd. From what I can see, this isn’t a wholly comedic film. But it’s got dancing? My Week With Marilyn also doesn’t look particularly funny. Not all musicals are funny, Golden Globes and other award shows. Just because there’s music doesn’t mean it’s automatically lighthearted and silly.
Beginners (Supporting Actor [Christopher Plummer])
I don’t think I can actually say how much this movie surprisingly made me really, really happy. I’m not one for romance, usually (and I’ll admit I mostly watched it becaues Ewan McGregor is good business and I love Melanie Laurent with all my heart) but it actually managed to win me over. And Christopher Plummer’s performance was brilliant and heartstring-tugging, if you’re one whose hearstrings get tugged on.
Hugo (Best Director, Martin Scorcese)
So deserved. Please let this continue to happen.
Homeland (TV Series, Drama; Actress in a TV Series, Drama [Claire Danes])
Is right at the top of my “I’m going to sit down one day when I have nothing else to do and watch all of this immediately” list, I swear. I saw part of the first episode, and I was interested, but we just forgot to keep up (we have so many other things to do). I will say that I’m sure it was well-deserved, even if I was rooting for Boardwalk Empire to take it again, and the periodical flashes over to the Homeland table made me happier than any other table, period. For this very important reason:
Oh, Morena, who… may be why I originally intended to watch Homeland in the first place, but it seems like an interesting show in its own right, too.
Mildred Pierce (Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV [Kate Winslet])
I’ve said it before, and hopefully I won’t have to say it again. I had serious Mildred Pierce problems, but I love Kate always, so I wasn’t too upset.
Game of Thrones (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV [Peter Dinklage])
Keep on winning the awards, man. I’m okay with this, he’s brilliant and definitely the only one in the category I actually cared about. (Cinema Verite was good, really good, really really [okay so my Patrick Fugit was in that, too] good, but Tim Robbins played such a d-bag that I couldn’t root for him.)
American Horror Story (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV [Jessica Lange])
Someday soon, Kelly Macdonald had better win something, because she’s brilliant, and she keeps getting nominated, but she doesn’t win, ever, and I understand why, but still. Jessica Lange was also brilliant on this show, as messed up as it really was, as ridiculous as it could be, and I wouldn’t have pegged her for being the winner, but she did a nice job, so I’m not complaining.
The Iron Lady
My Week With Marilyn
–your fangirl heroine.