Hesher Trailer

 

Hesher stars Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Devon Brochu. It had it’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and will be released in theaters sometime in April. I think Jiggles fits well into the social outcast role (just watch Brick) and this definitely takes that type to the extreme. I’d keep an eye out for this one, it looks pretty danged interesting.

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Golden Globe and SAG Nominations

Determining what is and isn’t a good movie is a slippery slope. Tastes vary from person to person and when it comes time to hand over an award to the “best” actor or film, there’s bound to be some people left disappointed. This week both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild nominations came out, and while I didn’t find too much of it surprising, I decided I should share the information anyways.

The Golden Globes are the second biggest industry of awards right behind the Oscars and, while they do sometimes give an idea of what you might expect to see come Oscar night, they generally reflect the constant bribing studios and network execs put out towards the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) which leads to all sorts of snubs and surprises. This year’s awards were pretty well dominated by The King’s Speech and Glee (go figure), but I’ve gots a list of some of the more interesting nods:

Johnny Depp nominated for The Tourist. I can’t really talk much about this one as I haven’t seen the film itself, but the critics and reviewers out there have basically panned Depp’s performance in it. But he still snagged a nomination. Hmm.

Mila Kunis nominated for supporting actress in Black Swan. This isn’t a bad surprise, just interesting considering that she wasn’t talked about or expected to be nominated for anything. I think Mila is a fine actress (very, very fine) and hopefully this role will help her snag some more dramatic parts later on.

True Grit left OUT. Yeah, yeah so I haven’t seen the movie yet but come on. The Coen Brothers. Jeff Bridges. Hell, Matt Damon! This movie has been talked up as one of the best of the year, and yet it’s been left out of all the main categories. Even more surprising considering the Coen Brothers are usually a hit come award season.

These are just a few of the snubs and surprises that came with the Globes this year and you can feel free to check out the complete list from the Golden Globe website, I have at the bottom of this post a list of the main categories and their nominations for just a quick look.

The most recent on the award nomination lists is the Screen Actor Guild awards which came in today. SAG members vote for the nominations which leads to an interesting result, as it reflects what actors considered were the best performances. There really isn’t much of a surprise to the SAGs, the one I found most shocking would be Leonardo DiCaprio getting snubbed after his performances in Shutter Island and Inception (both of which are being pushed for nominations come Oscar time). I think Leo was outstanding in both of these films and it’s pretty surprising that he didn’t get any recognition for either.

If you want to check out the full list of SAG nominees, check it out at the Screen Actors Guild website or take a little look see at the quick list I have at the bottom of the post.

So yeah, not too much of an uproar with nominations this year, I’m just waiting for Oscar season when the awards are actually interesting.

Golden Globe Nominations – Best Picture, Actor and Actress

  1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. BLACK SWANProtozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures
    2. THE FIGHTERParamount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media
    3. INCEPTIONWarner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures
    4. THE KING’S SPEECHSee-Saw Films and Bedlam Productions; The Weinstein Company
    5. THE SOCIAL NETWORKColumbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
  2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. HALLE BERRY FRANKIE AND ALICE
    2. NICOLE KIDMAN RABBIT HOLE
    3. JENNIFER LAWRENCE WINTER’S BONE
    4. NATALIE PORTMAN BLACK SWAN
    5. MICHELLE WILLIAMS BLUE VALENTINE
  3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. JESSE EISENBERG THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    2. COLIN FIRTH THE KING’S SPEECH
    3. JAMES FRANCO 127 HOURS
    4. RYAN GOSLING BLUE VALENTINE
    5. MARK WAHLBERG THE FIGHTER
  4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. ALICE IN WONDERLANDWalt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    2. BURLESQUEScreen Gems; Sony Pictures Releasing
    3. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHTAntidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features
    4. REDdi Bonaventura Pictures; Summit Entertainment
    5. THE TOURISTGK Films; Sony Pictures Releasing
  5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. ANNETTE BENING THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
    2. ANNE HATHAWAY LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
    3. ANGELINA JOLIE THE TOURIST
    4. JULIANNE MOORE THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
    5. EMMA STONE EASY A
  6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. JOHNNY DEPP ALICE IN WONDERLAND
    2. JOHNNY DEPP THE TOURIST
    3. PAUL GIAMATTI BARNEY’S VERSION
    4. JAKE GYLLENHAAL LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
    5. KEVIN SPACEY CASINO JACK

 

SAG Nominations – Best Picture, Actor and Actress

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

JEFF BRIDGES / Rooster Cogburn – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)
ROBERT DUVALL / Felix Bush – “GET LOW” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg – “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” (Columbia Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
JAMES FRANCO / Aron Ralston – “127 HOURS” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

ANNETTE BENING / Nic – “THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT” (Focus Features)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Becca – “RABBIT HOLE” (Lionsgate)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Ree Dolly – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
HILARY SWANK / Betty Anne Waters – “CONVICTION” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
JOHN HAWKES / Teardrop – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
JEREMY RENNER / James Coughlin – “THE TOWN” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO / Paul – “THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT” (Focus Features)
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
MILA KUNIS / Lily – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
HAILEE STEINFELD / Mattie Ross – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)