Christian’s Column

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

On Jan.15, many Hollywood stars enjoyed a night of eating, drinking and listening to the hilarious Ricky Gervais burn them at the Sixty-Ninth Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The Golden Globes is an award show that recognizes great achievements for television and film from the past year.

Many recognizable stars came out and received awards for their achievements presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

George Clooney won for best actor in a motion picture – drama for his role in “The Descendants.” Meryl Streep won best actress in a motion picture – drama for “The Iron Lady,” which was her eighth Golden Globe of her historical career. Winning for the first time was Michelle Williams, for her role in “My Week With Marilyn.”

Best Picture – drama went to “The Descendants,” and comedy went to “The Artist.”

Though the Golden Globes are over, there are a lot of other movie award shows still to come.

On, Jan. 29 is the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) on TNT and TBS. Nominations are fairly similar to the Golden Globes, but the film categories are not split into comedy and drama. All actors and actresses from either genre can be up for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble and Best Picture.

Then on Feb. 12, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) hold their award show. Many people don’t know about the BAFTAs due to the fact they are from the British, but it does include a lot of American film and television.

Also, when a lot of actors, actresses and films get nominated in all of these awards, it’s almost a guarantee to go to the Academy Awards.

The Eighty-Fourth Academy Awards will be on Feb. 26 on ABC. Already people are making their predictions, and I will do the same.

Without a question, Best Supporting Actress will be Octavia Spencer from “The Help” and Best Supporting Actor will go to Christopher Plummer for “Beginners.”

Best Actress and Best Actor are a different story with so many great performances it’s so hard to choose. I will be between Brad Pitt for “Moneyball” and George Clooney for “The Descendants.” Also, Viola Davis for “The Help” and Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady” will fight it out.

All and all, this is the best time for movies and I can’t wait to watch the results.

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