and the award goes to: girls and the golden globes

Don't confuse Gabourey Sidibe with her character Precious (image courtesy of justjared)

Today’s post will be brief. It is after all Friday and I’m already preparing for my three-day weekend. One thing I’ll be doing this weekend is gluing my butt to the couch and watching every bit of the 67th Golden Globes Awards. If you’re wondering what are the Golden Globes or why anyone (myself included) would devote hours to them, I direct you to my friend Annie’s post at celebrity gossip, academic style for an explanation.

This year there are a handful of girl-related nominations and nominees up for top awards. Here’s a quick rundown along with links to thoughtful insights from bloggers and critics:

Best Motion Picture, Drama:
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (I recommend reading Alyx’s thoughts on the film over at feministmusicgeek)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama:
– Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (I just love this interview with Sidibe from Harper’s Bazaar)
– Carey Mulligan – An Education (you can read Dana Steven’s review from Slate)

Best Animated Feature Film:
Coraline (A.O. Scott of nyt reviewed this film earlier last year)
The Princess and the Frog (here’s Teresa Wiltz’s thoughts on the film from The Root)

Where's a nomination for Sally Draper? (image courtesy of

I’m sure some of you will notice that I’m only covering films with the above nominations and that’s because there are hardly any girl-centered shows or girl characters from television shows that are nominated this year. In terms of actresses nominated for playing adolescent female characters, it looks like Lea Michele (who is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy for Glee) is it. Overall, Glee was shown some love as it earned a slew of nominations including Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (go Jane Lynch!!), and Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical (Matthew Morrison).

Maybe next year Kiernan Shipka will receive a nomination for portraying Sally Draper on Mad Men. While I didn’t have a chance to watch the latest season as I do not have cable, I heard a lot of buzz surrounding her performance and the character’s development.

Also there’s no way I can write about the Golden Globes without screaming from the top of my lungs (in a written fashion): GO KATHRYN BIGELOW!!!

~ by actyourage09 on January 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “and the award goes to: girls and the golden globes”

  1. Team Sidibe! Team Lynch! Team Bigelow! Here’s hoping the ceremony is also just one big Conan-related joke at NBC’s expense.

    Also thanks for the shout-out, and for giving Shipka some love.

  2. I really, really wish there was some way to liveblog this event amongst a choice group of media scholars, past, present, future. Any ideas? And how could we pull it off ACROSS TIMEZONES? Maybe we should just have a big group roundtable? That would be fun.

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