December 13, 2006
Before the Globes hit us tomorrow...

...I have to get it off my chest that the mention of "Borat" as a runner-up for the Documentary Award at the NYFCC was one of the most hysterical things I've seen in all my years of awardwatching. It still amuses me everytime I think about it.

And speaking of the Globes, I may as well post my predictions for the categories which weren't covered in the conversation with Kris (I've placed the order in which I'm confident of placement in brackets)...

Michael Arndt – Little Miss Sunshine (2)
Guillermo Arriaga – Babel (4)
Bill Condon – Dreamgirls (5)
William Monahan – The Departed (3)
Peter Morgan – The Queen (1)

Alternates: Todd Field, Tom Perotta – Little Children; Iris Yamashita – Letters from Iwo Jima

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat – The Painted Veil (5)
Alexandre Desplat – The Queen (3)
Philip Glass – Notes on a Scandal (1)
Gustavo Santaolalla – Babel (2)
Hans Zimmer – The Da Vinci Code (4)

Alternates: Thomas Newman – The Good German; Clint Eastwood – Letters from Iwo Jima
(I’ll mention Craig Armstrong – who I also feel could place for "World Trade Center" – while I’m at it)

Original Song
“A Father’s Way” – The Pursuit of Happyness (5)
“Listen” – Dreamgirls (1)
“Love You I Do” – Dreamgirls (4)
“Never Gonna Break My Faith” – Bobby (2)
“You Know My Name” – Casino Royale (3)

Alternates: “Ordinary Miracle” – Charlotte’s Web; “I Need to Wake Up” – An Inconvenient Truth

Foreign Language Film
Curse of the Golden Flower – China (5)
Letters from Iwo Jima – Japan (1)
The Lives of Others – Germany (3)
Pan’s Labyrinth – Mexico (4)
Volver – Spain (2)

Alternates: Apocalypto – United States; Water – Canada

Animated Film
Cars (2)
Flushed Away (5)
Happy Feet (1)
Monster House (4)
Over the Hedge (3)

Alternates: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Open Season


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