Golden Globes

Golden Globes Live Play-By-Play

The first major awards show for film of the season is tonight. I’ll be covering the 73rd Golden Globes with running play-by-play (so keep refreshing the page). A few hours after the event, I’ll be recording a podcast recapping the entire show. I’ll start my play-by-play at 8PM.

That’s it for the show. I will have plenty to say on the recap podcast which I’ll be recording momentarily and uploading within the next few hours.

11:03 – BEST PICTURE (DRAMA) – The Revenant

An upset as it was supposed to be a showoff between Mad Max and Spotlight. This could be one of those reasons why people criticize the Golden Globes.

10:59 – One award left…and we’re in commercials.

10:55 – BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

I’m not a fan of this one. DiCaprio was great in this movie but Eddie Redmayne was on another level in The Danish Girl.

10:53 – BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA) – Brie Larson (Room)

The one film in this category that I didn’t get a chance to see. I really liked Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl but I’ve heard so many great things about Larson in this film. I hope I get a chance to see it sooner than later.

10:47 – The show is long enough. They need to cut of the microphone off of a person who acknowledges the music playing but flat out says they’ll keep going no matter what.

10:44 – BEST PICTURE (COMEDY) – The Martian

One of my favourite movies of the year but it shouldn’t have won because it’s not a comedy. They even acknowledge this during the acceptance speech.

10:41 – Jim Carrey looks homeless and he’s talking about how he needs sleep.

10:37 – Before anyone gets the wrong idea; I di enjoy Jennifer Lawrence in Joy. However, she won in a weak category. The Best Actress (Drama) category is much more competitive and I don’t think she was came close to the work of Rooney Mara or Alicia Vikander this year.

10:33 – BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY) – Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Even though Lawrence had the better performance, I thought Amy Schumer should have won because she was actually in a comedy. There is no chance that Lawrence will win the Oscar for Best Actress this year.

Since when is Kentucky a town?

10:25 – BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS (DRAMA) – Taraji P. Henson (Empire – Fox)

She yells at someone helping up the stairs and then the prompter for telling her to wrap it up despite her being on for way too long.

10:23 – BEST DIRECTOR – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Whille I did predict this win (but not my choice), it wasn’t the favourite and it does worry me that The Revenant might win more awards. It was good but not that good.

10:18 – Expect the show to go a lot faster as we still have eight awards left (six for film and two for television).

10:04 – This should be good; the lifetime achievement award for Denzel Washington. He’s one of the best actors ever. Tom Hanks is doing the introduction (another one of the best ever).

10:00 – A good chunk of film awards are coming up this hour so I’ll finally have something to talk about soon.


9:55 – Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson. If Gervais ever hosts again, I’d be surprised. Hopefully, I’ll be surprised.

9:51 – BEST ORIGINAL SONG – Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (Spectre)

9:43 – BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS (LIMITED SERIES) – Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel – FX)


9:32 – BEST TELEVISION ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL) – Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle – Amazon)

9:29 – BEST SCREENPLAY – Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)

That’s a big upset. I can’t comment because I didn’t see the movie but I don’t know if this movie has a chance to win the Oscar.

9:27 – When the show isn’t on an ad breaks, it’s really funny.

9:20 – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

9:18 – Ryan Gosling needs corrective lenses. His squinting at the teleprompter was super obvious and kind of weird.

9:16 – BEST ANIMATED FILM – Inside Out

There are going to be some film snobs really upset about that one. They shouldn’t be because both film critics and the general public absolutely loved this fim.

9:10 – And another commercial break. This show is starting to lose it’s momentum.

9:08 – BEST ACTOR (COMEDY) – Matt Damon (The Martian)

Ricky Gervais is going to lose it over this win. So should the other nominees as The Martian was not a comedy.

9:07 – No awards in ten minutes. Just ads and trailers.

8:57 – BEST TELEVISION ACTOR (DRAMA) – Jon Hamm (Mad Men – AMC)

8:54 – Tarantino put his foot in his mouth with that acceptance speech. Jamie Foxx did not look too happy with the ghetto comment.

8:51 – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Other than the cinematography, I thought that the best thing about The Hateful Eight was the music.

8:48 – BEST TELEVISION SUPPORTING ACTOR – Christian Slater (Mr. Robot – USA)

8:46 – I did not enjoy Spy but I did think Jason Statham was hilarious in it.

8:40 – BEST TELEVISION ACTOR (LIMITED SERIES) – Oscar Issac (Show Me a Hero – HBO)

8:39 – You’re a presenter…not a nominee. No cussing. I don’t even know who you are.


8:35 – You know, if they had played the Benny Hill soundtrack throughout the film, The Martian, it would have been a hilarious comedy.

8:32 – The awards have been dumb but the show has so far been extremely funny.

8:25 – BEST TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL) – Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

8:22 – BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL) – Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW)

8:16 – People still watch television? That’s a thing?

8:15 – BEST TELEVISION SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Maura Tierney (The Affair)

8:11 – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

A bit of upset here. I thought Leigh would get it. I didn’t see her movie so maybe she was amazing in it. I found that it was the weakest category of the evening.

8:10PM – Okay, Jonah Hill was actually pretty funny.

8:08PM – Now we have Jonah Hill with a bear hat on. That was a quick jump off a cliff from Gervais to Hill.

8:07PM – Gervais should just be given all tje awards of everything.

8:04PM – Gervais just called the Golden Globes a sham. He’s right. Just look at the Best Comedy category.

8:02PM – Nothing against Trevor Noah but Ricky Gervais should have been host of The Daily Show.

Weekly Movie Post–January 10, 2016

Keep checking back to the website tonight during the Golden Globes as I will be doing running commentary all night during the show. A couple of hours after the ceremony, I’ll be back with a podcast running down all the winners and losers of the evening.


Unfortunately, there’s no Weekly Movie Podcast for this week. I did record something last night but I don’t have time to edit it which is something that needs to be done with a podcast recorded past midnight (to remove all the dead silence, mistakes, and all the uhhs and ahhs). However, below are my picks for most of the film categories as well as the betting odds favourites. I have been so busy with watching as many movies as I can in the lead up to the Golden Globes that I haven’t much time to record or write anything. Thankfully, even though I do plan on seeing a number of movies this coming week, there will be a number of movie reviews on the site.


Also included in this post are the box office results from last weekend and a list of all the new movies available in theatres and on home video this week.



My Pick

My Prediction

Odds Favourite

Best Picture (Drama)*




Best Picture (Comedy)

The Martian

The Big Short

The Big Short

Best Director

George Miller
(Mad Max: Fury Road)

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Ridley Scott
(The Martian)

Best Actor (Drama)t

Eddie Redmayne
(The Danish Girl)

Eddie Redmayne
(The Danish Girl)

Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant

Best Actress (Drama)

Alicia Vikander
(The Danish Girl)

Brie Larson (Room)

Brie Larson (Room)/
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Actor (Comedy)

Mark Ruffalo
(Infinitely Polar Bear)

Steve Carell
(The Big Short)

Matt Damon
(The Martian

Best Actress (Comedy)#

Amy Schumer

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)/Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)

Best Supporting Actor%

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh
(The Hateful Eight)

Alicia Vikander
(Ex Machina)

Alicia Vikander
(Ex Machina)

Best Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
(The Big Short)

Best Animated Film

No opinion as I’ve only seen one nominee

Inside Out

Inside Out

Best Foreign Film

No opinion as I haven’t seen any of the nominees

Son of Saul

Son of Saul/The Fencer

* I did not see Room
t I did not Steve Jobs
# I did not see The Lady in the Van nor Grandma
% I did not see Bridge of Spies nor 99 Homes



Golden Globes Recap Podcast

2015 Golden Globes Recap Podcast (24 mins – 22.4 MB)
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The 72nd Golden Globes was here and now gone. The big winners are Boyhood, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything. The big losers were the people (including me) who had to sit through that insufferable telecast. It was really bad and it was truly three hours of my life wasted. If you didn’t watch the show, you can download my recap of the broadcast where I not only discuss the winners and talk about the high and low moments of the show but I offer up some analysis as well as where we are heading as the Oscar nominations are coming out this Thursday.

There will be the usual Weekly Movie Podcast on Tuesday as well as a podcast talking about the Oscar nominations on Thursday.

For any other information about the Golden Globes, check out the page on this site dedicated to this year’s event (by clicking on this link).

72nd Golden Globes Play-by-Play

Welcome to the Madness Brewing live blog of the 72nd Golden Globes. I will be offering my opinions on the telecast and spouting nonsense all night long. If you haven’t yet heard my predictions for tonight’s show, you can download the podcast with this link. I will be recording a post-show podcast after everything is wrapped up.

Click more to begin reading the live blog.


2015 Golden Globes Prediction Show Podcast

2015 Golden Globes Prediction Show Podcast (19 mins – 17.9 MB)
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It’s finally up (it took four attempts to record)! I’ve given the predictions I could for this evening’s Golden Globes. I will be live-blogging the event on the site starting at 8PM and recording a wrap-up podcast later tonight after the show.

Just a note about the podcast…I’m only talking about movies on the podcast. I will be live-blogging the entire event but for the prediction show, I only went over the film categories.

84th Academy Awards (Oscars) Nominations

The 84th Oscar nominees were announced this morning. While there weren’t that many surprises (Hugo and The Artist have almost a billion nominations each), there were some shockers in the bunch (The Adventures of Tintin was not nominated for Best Animated Feature).

I’ll be offering some commentary on the nominations during the Weekly Movie Podcast tonight as well as looking at the Golden Globe winners from last week and the BAFTA nominations which also were announced a couple of days ago. There will also be an in-depth look into the Academy Awards nominations and the Golden Globes winners this Friday in the Weekly Movie Newsletter (along with reviews of many of the films nominated for both sets of awards).

Click more to see the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards.


69th Annual Golden Globes Live Blog

10:58 – YAY! It’s over! The Weekly Movie Newsletter will be up on Monday night and there will be a Movie Podcast up on Tuesday recapping the entire show. 

10:57 – Music to tell people to get the hell off the stage count: Ten

10:55 – Keep in mind that I really liked The Descendants, I think this was junk. There were two films that were better.

WINNER: The Descendants Best Picture – Drama

10:49 – I see we’re rewarding mediocrity. I like George Clooney but I don’t think this was even close to his best work. However, considering how this night has been, I just have to shrug my shoulders.

WINNER: George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actor – Drama


Weekly Movie Post–January 15, 2012

Weekly Movie Podcast – January 15th, 2012 <37 mins – 25.3MB>
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The 2012 Golden Globes page is now up.

Golden Globes talk and predictions…listen now and see how awesome my predictions are.

Continue reading for the top five charts from last week’s box office (all data coming from There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).


Weekly Movie Post – Feb. 6, 2010

Weekly Movie Podcast – Feb. 6, 2010 <14 mins (6.3 MB) >
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  • Just me flying solo today
  • Still having audio issues so I apologize in advance for the popping sounds and the humming sound. I’m working on getting new equipment since I’ve narrowed down the problem to that.
  • Can anything stop Avatar?
  • There are way too many reasons why Canadians don’t care about the Genies and why a few Americans actually pay attention to the BAFTA awards. Maybe the Canadian film industry should take notes.
  • All box office info come from
  • Click more to see the top 5 movies from this past weekend as well as a listing of the movies coming out this week both in theatres and on DVD


67th Annual 2010 Golden Globes Recap and Podcast

Madness Brewing Golden Globes 2010 Recap Podcast – 23 mins (10.7 MB)
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Last night was the Golden Globes and it was something. I’m not sure exactly what that something was but whatever it was lasted three hours and was kind of bizarre to watch. Nobody ran away with the awards since 20 productions took home awards in 25 categories. There were few multiple winners. Listen to the podcast above to get a rundown of all the categories and some opinions of some of the awards and the event in general. Continue reading this post to see all the winners and some interesting statistics about the awards including which productions were the real losers of the evening and how much each award cost compared to a film’s budget.