Golden Globes and My Favorite Films of 2006

It’s Golden Globes today here in Beverly Hills, and I’m terribly behind on my movie watching in order to make many predictions. But, based on those movies that I have seen this year, here’s who I am rooting for:

Best Actor in a Drama: Leonardo Dicaprio, Blood Diamond
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction
Best Actress in a Drama: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Merryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Best Motion Picture Drama: Little Children
Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: The Devil Wears Prada

Best Television Series Drama: 24
Best Television Series Comedy: Ugly Betty (what a great show with inspiring values)

A few movies yet to see: The Departed, Letters From Iwo Jima, Babel, United 93, Little Miss Sunshine and Children of Men. I am going to abstain from Apocalypto — I’m sure it’s great, but I’m not in the mood for the violence, and I’m a bit weary of Mel Gibson’s obssessions with it.

My favorites so far this year: V for Vendetta, The Pursuit of Happyness, An Inconvenient Truth, Stranger Than Fiction, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Children, and The Queen.

Hats off to my former boss Al Gore for an informative and inspiring film that’s truly making a difference, and to Clint Eastwood who directed two amazing films this year AND wrote the scores. That’s talent, and it looks like Clint has saved the best for last. If I had to pick a movie of the year, it would be Little Children. I had to cancel my dinner plans after I saw it because I was so moved, and I couldn’ t quit thinking about it for days. That’s the sign of a good film.

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