Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Who’s Desperate Now?

Yes, it’s almost Christmas, but that doesn’t matter because the gift of award season has recently been thrust upon us. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association took the time to bless us with the Oscar pre-party that is The Golden Globe awards. This morning nominations were announced. I know you’d think I’d be sharing the fantastic news that Brokeback Mountain lead the herd with 7 nominations, but for the goodie goods on that, visit The Red Room Movie Palace. Today, it’s all about my box… the big one… on the entertainment stand… in my living room. What you were thinking?

Okay, so I’ve been meaning up to catch up on TV as that is what I do best here on The Brain Drain. I must have caught a case of slackeritis from Mr. Gilbert over at
The Big Ticket. (j/k I got nothing but love for you jlg :0)


Anyway, as I’ve been telling you or at least meaning to, Eva Longoria has been the shining star of Wisteria Lane so far this season and by golly other people are noticing as well. Miss Longoria, and her naughty cohorts, all landed Globe noms. Yay! Don’t look for a repeat from Hatcher, though. One by one, I’m slowly turning the world against Susan Meyer. While Felicity Huffman took home the Emmy, she’s turning heads with her gender bender adventure Transamerica. I hope Felicity can pull off a Helen Hunt who took home an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Oscar all in one year (Mad About You/As Good as it Gets), though I expect her Globe to come from her film nomination and not the television categories. Longoria’s nomination is ever so triumphant as she has been the odd housewife out during their trailblazing first season. While Marcia Cross (my personal favorite) has been nominated for her stunning portrayal of icy Bree Van Der Kamp, she’s taken on the role of bridesmaid which should repeat itself come January.

While we’re on the Housewives, here’s a delicious quote from house husband Doug Savant:
"Marc Cherry wants Felicity and I to go out with another couple, and that couple would be Bill Macy and Laura Leighton, Felicity's husband and my wife," Savant reveals to "Extra" at a Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. "We'll have to wait and see ... it would be a blast."

If this is true, might I recommend that Bree’s twin sister Kimbery come for a visit and get into a cat fight with Sydney by Gabrielle’s pool. Lynette’s nanny, Jane, could jump in as well. :0)

Okay, but in reality, that would be awesome to see Miss Leighton on Wisteria Lane.
For the rest of the Globes, my boy went and got himself a nomination. Or shall I say boys as all my favorite television actors have a dinner reservation for mid January. Congrats Jeremy Piven, Naveen Andrews, Keifer Sutherland, and Hugh Laurie!!! While Piven was robbed of his Emmy kudos for his outstanding portrayal of Ari on Entourage, I was hoping redemption was here… UNTIL I noticed he was nominated along side Paul Newman. Paul Newman!!! Who wouldn’t vote for Paul Newman? Why… Cause he’s Paul Newman!

In Entourage news, the new season starts filming in February, maybe they can film at the Globes and do a sassy tie in. The word on the street is great. Look for more Ari and much less, well, of the Entourage. "Ari is like a phoenix," Piven’s quoted as saying in Kristin Veitch’s latest
column. "He'll rise again. And I think we'll see more of his professional life and home life colliding. Like that bat mitzvah scene, you know? It was kind of like a silverback ape trying to fit into a canary cage."

Speaking of 2006, Jack Bauer’s coming back, with a vengeance baby! Unlike another spy, on another show, on another network, he didn’t get himself knocked up over hiatus thus affecting the season plotlines and action scenes. If that were the case, Kiefer’s more talented than I thought. You want to know what’s coming on 24, you say?

According to Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) "A lot of cast members have to be naked this year. Is that a good one? And about myself, I may have a male lover...on my computer desk, as I am working. No, I don't know. It's true. Yeah, I may."

That’s all tongue and cheek of course… or is it? Set your DVR for Jan. 15th. Do it right now, so you don’t forget.


I must add that I am shock and awed that the HFP over looked my two FAVORITE shows. For the second year in a row, Veronica Mars gets no love. Kristen Bell can sing, dance, and throw out some sass more so than most actresses out there. Not to mention, she’s the lead on one of the best written dramas to rock prime time.



While I know the ax has already fallen, I was hoping to see Arrested Development go down in a blaze of glory. I would shed a tear over its absence, but I can’t spare the moisture.

Look for commentary and predictions come 2006. Don’t forget to check out The Red Room Movie Palace for all FULL story. And the nominees are...

MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
"Brokeback Mountain"
"The Constant Gardener"
"Good Night, and Good Luck"
"A History of Violence"
"Match Point"

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Maria Bello, "A History of Violence"
Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"
Gwyneth Paltrow, "Proof"
Charlize Theron, "North Country"
Ziyi Zhang, "Memoirs of a Geisha"

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Russell Crowe, "Cinderella Man"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow"
Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"
David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck"

MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
"Mrs. Henderson Presents"
"Pride & Prejudice"
"The Producers"
"The Squid and the Whale"
"Walk the Line"

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"
Keira Knightly, "Pride & Prejudice"
Laura Linney, "The Squid and the Whale"
Sarah Jessica Parker, "The Family Stone"
Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line"

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Pierce Brosnan, "The Matador"
Jeff Daniels, "The Squid and the Whale"
Johnny Depp, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Nathan Lane, "The Producers"
Cillian Murphy, "Breakfast on Pluto"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Kung Fu Hustle" (China)
"Master of the Crimson Armor" aka "The Promise" (China)
"Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)" (France)
"Paradise Now" (Palenstine)
"Tsotsi" (South Africa)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Scarlett Johansson, "Match Point"
Shirley MacLaine, "In Her Shoes"
Frances McDormand, "North Country"
Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"
Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain"

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
George Clooney, "Syriana"
Matt Dillon, "Crash"
Will Ferrell, "The Producers"
Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man"
Bob Hoskins, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"

DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen, "Match Point"
George Clooney, "Good Night, and Good Luck"
Peter Jackson, "King Kong"
Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"
Fernando Meirelles, "The Constant Gardener"
Steven Spielberg, "Munich"

SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen, "Match Point"
George Clooney & Grant Heslov, "Good Night, And Good Luck"
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, "Crash"
Tony Kushner & Eric Roth, "Munich"
Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, "Brokeback Mountain"

ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat, "Syriana"
James Newton Howard, "King Kong"
Gustavo Santaolalla, "Brokeback Mountain"
Harry Gregson-Williams, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
John Williams, "Memoirs of a Geisha"

ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" -- "Brokeback Mountain"
Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla, Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
"Christmas in Love" -- "Christmas in Love"
Music by: Tony Renis, Lyrics by: Marva Jan Marrow
"There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway" -- "The Producers"
Music & Lyrics by: Mel Brooks
"Travelin' Thru" -- "Transamerica"
Music & Lyrics by: Dolly Parton
"Wunderkind" -- "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
Music & Lyrics by: Alanis Morissette

TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
"Commander in Chief" (ABC)
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Prison Break" (Fox)
"Rome" (HBO)

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Patricia Arquette, "Medium"
Glenn Close, "The Shield"
Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Polly Walker, "Rome"

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Patrick Dempsey, "Grey's Anatomy"
Matthew Fox, "Lost"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Wentworth Miller, "Prison Break"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24"

TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO
"Desperate Housewives" (ABC)
"Entourage" (HBO)
"Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN)
"My Name is Earl" (NBC)
"Weeds" (Showtime)

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"
Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives"
Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives"
Eva Longoria, "Desperate Housewives"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Zach Braff, "Scrubs"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Jason Lee, "My Name is Earl"
Charlie Sheen, "Two And A Half Men"

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION SERIES
"Empire Falls" (HBO)
"Into the West" (TNT)
"Lackawanna Blues" (HBO)
"Sleeper Cell" (Showtime)
"Viva Blackpool" (BBC America)
"Warm Springs" (HBO)

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Halle Berry, "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Kelly MacDonald, "The Girl in the Café"
S. Epatha Merkerson, "Lackawanna Blues"
Cynthia Nixon, "Warm Springs"
Mira Sorvino, "Human Trafficking"

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kenneth Branagh, "Warm Springs"
Ed Harris, "Empire Falls"
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, "Elvis"
Bill Nighy, "The Girl in the Café"
Donald Sutherland, "Human Trafficking"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
Candice Bergen, 'Boston Legal'
Camryn Manheim, 'Elvis'
Sandra Oh, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Elizabeth Perkins, 'Weeds'
Joanne Woodward, 'Empire Falls'

SUPPORTING ACTOR, SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
Naveen Andrews, 'Lost'
Paul Newman, 'Empire Falls'
Jeremy Piven, 'Entourage'
Randy Quaid, 'Elvis'
Donald Sutherland, 'Commander in Chief'

5 Comments:

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Darren said...

Kristen Bell is a dirty whore.

Eva better win! I will be overjoyed when my fave sassy vixen takes home some gold.

Felicity isn't winning the Oscar. Dream on. Stop saying "I want everyone to be Helen Hunt." First Aniston, then Darren Keeny, now Huffman. What-eva!

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Darren said...

And Matthew Foxxx is way hotter than those other guys you mentioned.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Mitchell - Crumrine said...

Matt Fox is quite possibily one of the hottest men alive without question. In fact, I'd be happy with most of the men nominated in the lead drama category winning. When it comes to Lost, Sayid (Naveen) is my favorite character though because unlike Fox's Jack, he's not constantly moping over Kate (Evangeline Lily). Doesn't really matter though, cause he too is up against Paul NEWMAN!

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Mitchell - Crumrine said...

P.S. Kristin Bell is not a diry whore. She's smart and sweet and loves dogs. She and Jake Gyllenhaal could date and be perfect together. :0)

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Darren said...

Paul Newman. So? He doesn't attend these things and therefore gets a nomination but does not win. It's been happening since, what? The early 80's?

 

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