Wow, here it is, two days after they were announced and I haven't yet said anything about the Golden Globe nominations. Stupid work, interfering with my ability to goof off.
The first thing that comes to mind in looking at the motion picture nominees is, wow, I didn't see very many movies this year. Of the ten Best Picture nominees, I've seen one: Finding Nemo. Even if I count the films that had nominated performances but were not themselves nominated for Best Picture, I only add two pictures to the list: Kill Bill, Vol. One and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. I suck!
So I find myself with little to say about the motion picture nominees:
- I'm not convinced Uma Thurman deserved a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She was OK, but she didn't add anything to a skimpily-written role, and it's not hard to imagine any other actress doing as good a job.
- Speaking of the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama nominees, I note that only one of them was for a role in a Best Picture nominee: Nicole Kidman for Cold Mountain. In fact, with the exception of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, all the acting categories are odd divorced from the Best Picture categories. In Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, only Bill Murray was in a Best Picture nominee. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, only Scarlett Johansson. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, only Renee Zellweger. Strange.
I don't have much to say about the television nominees either. As usual, I'm disappointed that Scrubs didn't get nominated as Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy, but I'm pleased that Arrested Development did and that Sex and the City didn't. But why didn't Jason Bateman get a well-deserved nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy? I'm dead certain he deserved it more than Eric McCormack.
Speaking of Sex and the City, I see that Kristin Davis finally earned a nomination in the Supporting Actress category. For some reason, her work has always been overlooked, even while her co-stars earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations left and right. Could it be lingering resentment toward her character Brooke from Melrose Place? No one liked her but me.