Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SAG Predix

Best Ensemble:
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
The Town
Winter's Bone

Best Lead Actor:
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Best Lead Actress:
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress:
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Dianne Wiest, Rabbit Hole

Monday, December 13, 2010

Golden Globe Predictions

Ahhhh! I still don't know anything! Here goes nothing!

Best Picture-Drama:
1. The Social Network
2. The King's Speech
3. Inception
4. True Grit
5. 127 Hours
(If six, Black Swan)

Best Picture-Comedy/Musical:
1. The Kids Are All Right
2. Made in Dagenham
3. Nowhere Boy
4. How Do You Know
5. Easy A
(If six, Barney's Version)

Best Director:
1. David Fincher, The Social Network
2. Christopher Nolan, Inception
3. Ethan and Joel Coen, True Grit
4. Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
5. Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
(If six, Danny Boyle, 127 Hours)

Best Lead Actor-Drama:
1. Colin Firth, The King's Speech
2. James Franco, 127 Hours
3. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
4. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
5. Michael Douglas, Solitary Man
(If six, Aaron Ekhart, Rabbit Hole)

Best Lead Actress-Drama:
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan
2. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
3. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
4. Lesley Manville, Another Year
5. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
(If six, Noomi Rapace, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo)

Best Lead Actor-Comedy/Musical:
1. Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
2. Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
3. Aaron Johnson, Nowhere Boy
4. Jim Carrey, I Love You Phillip Morris
5. Paul Rudd, How Do You Know
(If six, Ben Stiller, Greenberg)

Best Lead Actress-Comedy/Musical:
1. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
2. Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
3. Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenham
4. Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
5. Emma Stone, Easy A
(If six, Reese Witherspoon, How Do You Know)

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
2. Christian Bale, The Fighter
3. Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
4. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
5. Justin Timberlake, The Social Network
(If six, Jack Nicholson, How Do You Know)

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
2. Kristin Scott Thomas, Nowhere Boy
3. Rosamund Pike, Barney's Version
4. Melissa Leo, The Fighter
5. Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
(If six, Rooney Mara, The Social Network)

Best Screenplay:
1. The Social Network
2. The Kids Are All Right
3. The King's Speech
4. Inception
5. Toy Story 3
(If six, Rabbit Hole)

Best Animated Feature:
1. Toy Story 3
2. Tangled
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Despicable Me
5. The Illusionist
(If six, Megamind)

Best Score:
1. The Social Network
2. Inception
3. True Grit
4. 127 Hours
5. The King's Speech
(If six, How to Train Your Dragon)

Best Song:
1. "I See the Light," Tangled
2. "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," Burlesque
3. "We Belong Together," Toy Story 3
4. "Today Was a Fairytale," Valentine's Day
5. "If I Rise," 127 Hours
(If six, "Shine," Waiting for "Superman")

Best Foreign Film:
1. Biutiful, Mexico
2. I Am Love, France
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Sweden
4. Carlos, France
5. Mother, South Korea

Best Drama Series:
1. Mad Men
2. Boardwalk Empire
3. Dexter
4. True Blood
5. The Walking Dead
(If six, In Treatment

Best Actor-Drama:
1. Jon Hamm, Mad Men
2. Michael C. Hall, Dexter
3. Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
4. Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
5. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
(If six, Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead)

Best Actress-Drama:
1. Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
2. Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
3. Anna Paquin, True Blood
4. Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
5. Glenn Close, Damages
(If six, Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire)

Best Comedy/Musical Series:
1. Glee
2. Modern Family
3. 30 Rock
4. The Big C
5. Entourage
(If six, Nurse Jackie)

Best Actor-Comedy/Musical:
1. Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
2. Steve Carell, The Office
3. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
4. Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
5. Matthew Morrison, Glee
(If six, Joel McHale, Community)

Best Actress-Comedy/Musical:
1. Laura Linney, The Big C
2. Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
3. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
4. Tina Fey, 30 Rock
5. Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
(If six, Lea Michele, Glee)

Best TV Movie/Miniseries:
1. The Pacific
2. Temple Grandin
3. You Don't Know Jack
4. The Special Relationship
5. Return to Cranford
(If six, The Pillars of the Earth)

Best Actor-M/M:
1. Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
2. Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
3. Michael Sheen, The Special Relationship
4. Kenneth Branagh, Wallander
5. Ian McShane, The Pillars of the Earth
(If six, James Badge Dale, The Pacific)

Best Actress-M/M:
1. Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
2. Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
3. Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
4. Winona Ryder, When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
5. Romola Garai, Emma
(If six, Maggie Smith, Capturing Mary)

Best Supporting Actor:
1. David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
2. Chris Colfer, Glee
3. John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack
4. Oliver Platt, The Big C
5. Jeremy Piven, Entourage
(If six, Ty Burrell, Modern Family)

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Jane Lynch, Glee
2. Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack
3. Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
4. Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
5. Debra Winger, In Treatment
(If six, Christina Hendricks, Mad Men)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

National Board of Review Predictions

AKA the organization that likes to pretend they're critics and yell "FIRST!"

Here goes nothing...

Best Picture: The Social Network

Top 10:
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
Love and Other Drugs
127 Hours
Rabbit Hole
The Town
Toy Story 3

Best Director: Ben Affleck, The Town
Best Debut Director: Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine

Best Lead Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Lead Actress: Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Best Supporting Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas, Nowhere Boy
Best Breakthrough Male Performance: Andrew Garfield, Never Let Me Go and The Social Network
Best Breakthrough Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Best Ensemble: The Town

Best Original Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Documentary: Waiting for "Superman"
Best Foreign Film: Biutiful

Top 5 Foreign Films:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Mic Macs
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Top 5 Documentaries:
12th & Delaware
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Top 10 Independent Films:
Blue Valentine
Get Low
Jack Goes Boating
Let Me In
Nowhere Boy
Please Give
Tiny Furniture
Winter's Bone

Monday, November 29, 2010

Spirit Award Predictions

Even though the Gotham Awards were held tonight, the Indie Spirits (yeah, I'm not calling them by their new name), kicks off award season tomorrow. These are always difficult to predict, but why not?

Best Feature:
Black Swan
Jack Goes Boating
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Kelly Reichardt, Meek's Cutoff
Sofia Coppola, Somewhere
Debra Granik, Winter's Bone

Best First Feature:
Blue Valentine
Daddy Longlegs
Get Low
Holy Rollers
Tiny Furniture

Best Screenplay:
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Please Give
Winter's Bone

Best First Screenplay:
Blue Valentine
Get Low
Jack Goes Boating
Night Catches Us
Tiny Furniture

Best Female Lead:
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Male Lead:
Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs
Stephen Dorff, Somewhere
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Goes Boating

Best Supporting Female:
Dale Dickey, Winter's Bone
Elle Fanning, Somewhere
Ann Guilbert, Please Give
Sissy Spacek, Get Low
Mia Wasikowska, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Male:
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Bill Murray, Get Low
Wendell Pierce, Night Catches Us
John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Foreign Film:
Animal Kingdom
Another Year
Certified Copy
The Illusionist

Best Documentary:
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Best Cinematography:
Black Swan
Get Low
Jack Goes Boating
Winter's Bone

Robert Altman Award:
The Kids Are All Right

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Grammy Predictions

Final predictions for this Wednesday's Grammy nomination announcement.

Record of the Year:
1. Lady Antebellum “Need You Know”
2. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
3. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie”
4. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”
5. Train “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”

6. Michael Bublé “Haven’t Met You Yet”
7. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg “California Gurls”
8. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby”
9. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are”
10. Cee Lo Green “Fuck You”
11. Florence & the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”
12. Paramore “The Only Exception”
13. B.o.B. featuring Eminem & Hayley Williams “Airplanes II”
14. Sade “Soldier of Love”
15. Kesha “Tik Tok”

Album of the Year:
1. Recovery, Eminem
2. The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
3. Soldier of Love, Sade
4. Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
5. The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga

6. Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
7. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
8. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
9. Crazy Love, Michael Bublé
10. The Archandroid, Janelle Monae
11. Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
12. The Adventures of Bobby Ray, B.o.B.
13. I Dreamed a Dream, Susan Boyle
14. Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures
15. Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Various Artists

Song of the Year:
1. “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum)
2. “Haven’t Met You Yet” (Michael Bublé)
3. “Bad Romance” (Lady Gaga)
4. “Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem & Rihanna)
5. “The Only Exception” (Paramore)

6. “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry)
7. “Baby” (Justin Bieber & Ludacris)
8. “I Should Have Known It” (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
9. “Fuck You” (Cee Lo Green)
10. “Soldier of Love” (Sade)
11. “Airplanes II” (B.o.B. featuring Eminem & Hayley Williams)
12. “The Weary Kind” (Ryan Bingham)
13. "Just the Way You Are" (Bruno Mars)
14. "Half of My Heart" (John Mayer)
15. "Mine" (Taylor Swift)

New Artist:
1. Florence & the Machine
2. Susan Boyle
3. Justin Bieber
4. Drake
5. B.o.B.

6. Kesha
7. Vampire Weekend
8. Neon Trees
9. Adam Lambert
10. Kid Cudi
11. Orianthi
12. La Roux
13. Jay Sean
14. Jason Derulo
15. Taio Cruz

Pop Female:
1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
2. Susan Boyle “Wild Horses”
3. Katy Perry “Teenage Dream”
4. Orianthi “According To You”
5. Kesha “Tik Tok”

6. Christina Aguilera “You Lost Me”
7. Pink “Glitter In the Air (Live in Australia)”
8. Rihanna “Rude Boy”
9. Kylie Minogue “Get Outta My Way”
10. Britney Spears “3”
11. Shontelle “Impossible”
12. Sara Bareilles “King of Anything”
13. Barbra Streisand “If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)”
14. Beyonce “Fever”
15. Lea Michele “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

Pop Male:
1. Michael Bublé “Haven’t Met You Yet”
2. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are”
3. John Mayer “Half of My Heart”
4. Paul McCartney “My Love”
5. Michael Jackson “This Is It”

6. Sting “Soul Cake”
7. James Taylor “Carolina in My Mind”
8. Adam Lambert “Whataya Want From Me”
9. Kris Allen “Live Like You’re Dying”
10. Jason Derulo “Whatcha Say”
11. Taio Cruz “Dynamite”
12. Justin Bieber “One Time”
13. Brian Wilson “The Like In I Love You”
14. Sad Brad Smith “Help Yourself”
15. Rob Thomas “Someday”

Pop Group:
1. Train “Hey Soul Sister (LIVE)”
2. Paramore “The Only Exception”
3. OneRepublic “Secrets”
4. Maroon 5 “Misery”
5. La Roux “Bulletproof (LIVE)”

6. The Script “Breakeven”
7. Lifehouse “Halfway Gone”
8. Bon Jovi “What Do You Got?”
9. MGMT “Congratulations”
10. Sade “Babyfather”
11. Glee Cast “Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)”
12. Daughtry “Tennessee Line”
13. Gorillaz “Rhinestone Eyes”
14. The Fray “Syndicate”
15. Selena Gomez & The Scene “Naturally”

Pop Collaboration:
1. Lady Gaga & Beyonce “Telephone”
2. Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg “California Gurls”
3. B.o.B., Eminem & Hayley Williams “Airplanes II”
4. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby”
5. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull “I Like It”

6. Taio Cruz & Ludacris “Break Your Heart”
7. Usher & “OMG”
8. Michael Bublé & Sharon Jones “Baby, You Got What It Takes”
9. Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars “Billionaire”
10. Paul McCartney & Billy Joel “I Saw Her Standing There”
11. Timbaland & Justin Timberlake “Carry Out”
12. Shakira & Freshlyground “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”
13. Gorillaz, Mos Def & Bobby Womack “Stylo”
14. Matisyahu & Akon “One Day”
15. Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare “Imagine”

Pop Album:
1. The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
2. Battle Studies, John Mayer
3. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry
4. I Dreamed a Dream, Susan Boyle
5. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber

6. Animal, Kesha
7. 100 Miles from Memphis, Sheryl Crow
8. Save Me, San Francisco, Train
9. Good Evening New York City, Paul McCartney
10. Habits, Neon Trees
11. Waking Up, OneRepublic
12. For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert
13. Rated R, Rihanna
14. The Sea, Corinne Bailey Rae
15. Hands All Over, Maroon 5

Dance Recording:
1. Lady Gaga “Dance in the Dark”
2. Rihanna “Only Girl (In the World)”
3. David Guetta & Chris Willis featuring Fergie & LMFAO “Gettin’ Over You”
4. La Roux “In for the Kill”
5. The Chemical Brothers “Swoon”

6. Kelis “Acapella”
7. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP “We No Speak Americano”
8. Robyn “Dancing On My Own”
9. Mike Posner “Cooler Than Me”
10. Kelly Rowland & David Guetta “Commander”
11. Christina Aguilera “Not Myself Tonight”
12. Ne-Yo “Beautiful Monster”
13. M.I.A. “XXXO”
14. Chris Willis “Louder (Put Your Hands Up)”
15. The Chemical Brothers “Escape Velocity”

Dance Album:
1. La Roux, La Roux
2. Further, The Chemical Brothers
3. Body Talk Pt. 1, Robyn
4. Flesh Tone, Kelis
5. These Hopeful Machines, BT

6. Body Talk Pt. 2, Robyn
7. Head First, Goldfrapp
8. Black Light, Groove Armada
9. Streets of Gold, 3OH!3

R&B Female:
1. Alicia Keys “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”
2. Beyonce “Sweet Dreams Medley (LIVE)”
3. Mary J. Blige “I Am”
4. Keri Hilson “Breaking Point”
5. Jazmine Sullivan “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)”

6. Solange “T.O.N.Y. (LIVE)”
7. Erykah Badu “Window Seat”
8. Teena Marie “Lovergirl (LIVE)”
9. Corinne Bailey Rae “Closer”
10. Whitney Houston “Worth It”
11. Janet Jackson “Nothing”
12. Fantasia “Bittersweet”
13. Toni Braxton “Hands Tied”

R&B Male:
1. Drake “Find Your Love”
2. Usher “There Goes My Baby”
3. Trey Songz “Can’t Be Friends”
4. John Legend “Green Light (LIVE)”
5. Ron Isley “No More”

6. The-Dream “Love King”
7. Robin Thicke “Sex Therapy”
8. Ne-Yo “One in a Million”
9. Musiq Soulchild “We’re Still Friends”
10. Brian McKnight “What I’ve Been Waiting For”
11. Ne-Yo “Closer (LIVE)”
12. Al Jarreau “Excellent Adventure”
13. Robin Thicke “Sweetest Love (LIVE)”
14. Chris Brown “Sing Like Me”

R&B Duo or Group:
1. Sade “Soldier of Love”
2. John Legend & The Roots “Shine”
3. Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin “You’ve Got a Friend”
4. Alicia Keys & Beyonce “Put It In a Love Song”
5. Jennifer Hudson & Leona Lewis “Love Is Your Color”

6. Mary J. Blige & Trey Songz “Hood Love”
7. Quincy Jones & Akon “Strawberry Letter 23”
8. Mariah Carey & Ne-Yo “Angel’s Cry”
9. Boyz II Men “Amazed”
10. En Vogue “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) (LIVE)”
11. Toni Braxton & Trey Songz “Yesterday”

Traditional R&B Performance:
1. John Legend & The Roots “Hang On in There”
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “I Learned the Hard Way”
3. Solomon Burke “Oh What a Feeling”
4. Cee-Lo Green “Georgia”
5. The Temptations “Soul Music”

6. George Benson “Show Me the Love”
7. Solomon Burke “Nothing’s Impossible”
8. Tina Turner “Let’s Stay Together”
9. Amber Riley “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”
10. R. Kelly “When a Man Loves”
11. Tina Turner “River Deep, Mountain High”

Urban/Alternative Performance:
1. Cee Lo Green “Fuck You”
2. Janelle Monae & Big Boi “Tightrope”
3. Andre 3000 “All Together Now”
4. Janelle Monae “Cold War”
5. Meshell Ndegeocello “Mass Transit”

6. Erykah Badu “Out My Mind, Just in Time”
7. Mos Def, Jim Jones & The Black Keys “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)”
8. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas “Patience”
9. Corinne Bailey Rae “The Blackest Lily”
10. The Floacist & Musiq Soulchild “Forever”
11. Citizen Cope “Healing Hands”
12. RJD2 & Kenna “Games You Can Win”

R&B Song:
1. “Soldier of Love” (Sade)
2. “Find Your Love” (Drake)
3. “Shine” (John Legend & The Roots)
4. “Fuck You” (Cee Lo Green)
5. “Tightrope” (Janelle Monae & Big Boi)

6. “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” (Alicia Keys)
7. “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” (Usher)
8. “I Am” (Mary J. Blige)
9. “Bottoms Up” (Trey Songz & Nicki Minaj)
10. “Breaking Point” (Keri Hilson)
11. “Bittersweet” (Fantasia)
12. “Closer” (Corinne Bailey Rae)

R&B Album:
1. Soldier of Love, Sade
2. Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
3. The Element of Freedom, Alicia Keys
4. I Learned The Hard Way, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
5. New Amerkyah Part 2: Return of the Ankh, Erykah Badu

6. Evolution of a Man, Brian McKnight
7. Sex Therapy, Robin Thicke
8. Back to Me, Fantasia
9. Still Here, The Temptations
10. Love, Boyz II Men
11. Pulse, Toni Braxton

Contemporary R&B Album:
1. Raymond V Raymond, Usher
2. The Archandroid, Janelle Monae
3. Passion, Pain & Pleasure, Trey Songz
4. Stronger With Each Tear, Mary J. Blige
5. Love King, The-Dream

6. I Am…Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas, Beyonce
7. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, Mariah Carey
8. Untitled, R. Kelly
9. In Love & War, Amerie

Rock Solo:
1. Florence & the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”
2. Paul McCartney “Helter Skelter”
3. John Mayer “Crossroads”
4. Robert Plant “Silver Rider”
5. Neil Young “Hitchhiker”

6. Melissa Etheridge “Fearless Love”
7. Brandon Flowers “Crossfire”
8. Beck “Bad Blood”
9. Robert Plant “You Can’t Buy My Love”
10. Paul McCartney “Jet”
11. Eric Clapton “Run Back to Your Side”
12. Jonny Lang “Red Light”
13. Peter Frampton “I Want it Back”
14. John Mellencamp “Coming Down the Road”
15. Neil Young “Angry World”

Rock Group:
1. Arcade Fire “Ready to Start”
2. Neon Trees “Animal”
3. MGMT “Flash Delirium”
4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “I Should Have Known It”
5. Daughtry “September”

6. The Black Keys “Tighten Up”
7. Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man”
8. Muse “Resistance”
9. 30 Seconds to Mars “Kings and Queens”
10. Green Day “When It’s Time”
11. Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”
12. The Rolling Stones “Plundered My Soul”
13. Hole “Skinny Little Bitch”
14. Paramore “Brick By Boring Brick”
15. Kings of Leon “Radioactive”

Hard Rock Performance:
1. Them Crooked Vultures “New Fang”
2. Korn “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)”
3. Stone Temple Pilots “Between the Lines”
4. Ozzy Osbourne “Let Me Hear You Scream”
5. Ace Frehley “Outer Space”

6. Slash & Andrew Stockdale “By the Sword”
7. Soundgarden “Black Rain”
8. Coheed and Cambria “Guns of Summer”
9. Switchfoot “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues)”
10. Alice in Chains “A Looking In View”
11. Three Days Grace “Break”
12. Rob Zombie “Mars Needs Women”
13. Avenged Sevenfold “Nightmare”
14. Papa Roach “Kick in the Teeth”
15. Godsmack “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain”

Rock Song:
1. “Dog Days Are Over” (Florence & the Machine)
2. “Animal” (Neon Trees)
3. “I Should Have Known It” (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
4. “Hitchhiker” (Neil Young)
5. “New Fang” (Them Crooked Vultures)

6. “Flash Delirium” (MGMT)
7. “Fearless Love” (Melissa Etheridge)
8. “September” (Daughtry)
9. “Little Lion Man” (Mumford & Sons)
10. “Crossfire” (Brandon Flowers)
11. “When It’s Time” (Green Day)
12. “Kings and Queens” (30 Seconds to Mars)
13. “Resistance” (Muse)
14. “Giving Up the Gun” (Vampire Weekend)
15. “Skinny Little Bitch” (Hole)

Rock Album:
1. Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Le Noise, Neil Young
3. Brand New Eyes, Paramore
4. Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
5. Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures

6. The Circle, Bon Jovi
7. The Resistance, Muse
8. This Is War, 30 Seconds to Mars
9. Fearless Love, Melissa Etheridge
10. Nobody’s Daughter, Hole
11. Scream, Ozzy Osbourne
12. Hurley, Weezer
13. A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park
14. Emotion & Commotion, Jeff Beck
15. Rebirth, Lil’ Wayne

Alternative Performance Album:
1. The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
2. Congratulations, MGMT
3. MAYA, M.I.A.
4. Plastic Beach, Gorillaz
5. Contra, Vampire Weekend

6. Brothers, The Black Keys
7. Embryonic, The Flaming Lips
8. Transference, Spoon
9. Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene
10. IRM, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Rap Solo:
1. Eminem “Not Afraid”
2. Kanye West “Power”
3. Drake “Over”
4. Nelly “Tippin In Da Club”
5. Ludacris “How Low”

6. T.I. “I’m Back”
7. Nicki Minaj “Your Love”
8. Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Rock”
9. T-Pain “Take Your Shirt Off”
10. Asher Roth “G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It’s a New Day)”

Rap Duo or Group:
1. Jay Z & Swizz Beatz “On to the Next One”
2. Cali Swag District “Teach Me How to Dougie”
3. Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz “Fancy”
4. Ludacris & Nicki Minaj “My Chick Bad”
5. Young Jeezy & Plies “Lose My Mind”

6. Snoop Dogg & Soulja Boy “Pronto”
7. Salt-N-Peppa “Whatta Man (LIVE)”
8. New Boyz “Break My Bank”
9. Three 6 Mafia, Waka Flocka Flame, Project Pat & Billy Wes “Keep My Name Out Yo Mouth”
10. Lil’ Jon & LMFAO “Outta Your Mind”

Rap/Sung Collaboration:
1. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie”
2. Jay Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”
3. Jay Sean & Lil’ Wayne “Down”
4. B.o.B. & Bruno Mars “Nothin’ On You”
5. Usher & Jay-Z “Hot Tottie”

6. John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common “Wake Up! Everybody”
7. Timbaland & Drake “Say Something”
8. & Nicki Minaj “Check It Out”
9. Trey Songz & Nicki Minaj “Bottoms Up”
10. Rihanna & Jeezy “Hard”
11. Young Money & Lloyd “Bedrock”
12. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Nas, Lil’ Wayne & Joss Stone “My Generation”
13. Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj “Up Out My Face”
14. Drake & Alicia Keys “Fireworks”
15. T.I. & Keri Hilson “Got Your Back”

Rap Song:
1. “Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem & Rihanna)
2. “Empire State of Mind” (Jay Z & Alicia Keys)
3. “Not Afraid” (Eminem)
4. “Nothin’ On You” (B.o.B. & Bruno Mars)
5. “Just a Dream” (Nelly)

6. “Power” (Kanye West)
7. “Forever” (Drake, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem)
8. “I’m Back” (T.I.)
9. “Your Love” (Nicki Minaj)

Rap Album:
1. Recovery, Eminem
2. The Blueprint 3, Jay Z
3. Thank Me Later, Drake
4. The Adventures of Bobby Ray, B.o.B.
5. Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi

6. Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Kid Cudi
7. How I Got Over, The Roots
8. Malice in Wonderland, Snoop Dogg
9. Distant Relatives, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
10. Before I Self Destruct, 50 Cent
11. Battle of the Sexes, Ludacris

Country Female:
1. Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”
2. Alison Krauss “Lay My Burden Down”
3. Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home”
4. Taylor Swift “Mine”
5. Chely Wright “Heavenly Days”

6. Lee Ann Womack “There Is A God”
7. Rosanne Cash “Heartaches By the Number”
8. Martina McBride “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong”
9. Gwyneth Paltrow “Country Strong”
10. Patty Loveless “Busted”
11. LeAnn Rimes “Swingin’”
12. Mindy McCready “I Want a Man”
13. Mary Chapin Carpenter “The Age of Miracles”
14. Jewel “Satisfied”
15. Gretchen Wilson “I’d Love to Be Your Last”

Country Male:
1. George Strait “The Breath You Take”
2. Keith Urban “Put You in a Song”
3. Tim McGraw “Southern Voice”
4. Willie Nelson “Freight Train Boogie”
5. Brad Paisley “American Saturday Night”

6. Uncle Kracker “Smile”
7. Jeff Bridges “Fallin’ & Flyin’”
8. Darius Rucker “Come Back Song”
9. Jason Aldean “The Truth”
10. Josh Turner “All Over Me”
11. Kris Kristofferson “Starlight and Stone”
12. Dierks Bentley “Draw Me a Map”
13. Alan Jackson “Hard Hat and a Hammer”
14. Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter”
15. Kenny Chesney “Ain’t Back Yet”

Country Group:
1. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now”
2. Rascal Flatts “Unstoppable (Olympics Mix)”
3. Sugarland “Stuck Like Glue”
4. Zac Brown Band “Free”
5. Little Big Town “Little White Church”

6. Lonestar “Party Heard Around the World”
7. The Band Perry “Hip to My Heart
8. Rascal Flatts “Why Wait”
9. Gloriana “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
10. Lonestar “You’re the Reason Why”
11. The Band Perry “If I Die Young”

Country Collaboration:
1. Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
2. Adam Steffey & Alison Krauss “Warm Kentucky Sunshine”
3. Carrie Underwood & Sons of Sylvia “What Can I Say”
4. Jerry Lee Lewis & Tim McGraw “Middle Age Crazy”
5. Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel & Leon Rausch “Truck Driver’s Blues”

6. Uncle Kracker & Kid Rock “Good To Be Me”
7. Jimmy Webb & Glen Campbell “By the Time I Get To Phoenix”
8. Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson “As She’s Walking Away”
9. Jimmy Webb & Vince Gill “Oklahoma Nights”
10. Jack Ingram & Patty Griffin “Seeing Stars”
11. Jimmy Webb & Willie Nelson “If You See Me Getting Smaller”
12. Joey & Rory & Zac Brown Band “This Song’s For You”
13. Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson “Bad Angel”
14. Jimmy Webb & Lucinda Williams “Galveston”
15. Jack Ingram & Dierks Bentley “Barbie Doll”

Country Song:
1. “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum)
2. “Mine” (Taylor Swift)
3. “American Saturday Night” (Brad Paisley)
4. “Free” (Zac Brown Band)
5. “The Weary Kind” (Ryan Bingham)

6. “The House That Built Me” (Miranda Lambert)
7. “Smile” (Uncle Kracker)
8. “Stuck Like Glue” (Sugarland)
9. “Temporary Home” (Carrie Underwood)
10. “Honky Tonk Stomp” (Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons)
11. “Fallin’ & Flyin’” (Jeff Bridges)
12. “Country Strong” (Gwyneth Paltrow)
13. “Broken” (Chely Wright)
14. “Farmer’s Daughter” (Rodney Atkins)
15. “Come Back Song” (Darius Rucker)

Country Album:
1. Need You Know, Lady Antebellum
2. Gold and Green, Sugarland
3. Play On, Carrie Underwood
4. Revolution, Miranda Lambert
5. You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band

6. Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions, Uncle Kracker
7. Freight Train, Alan Jackson
8. Lifted Off the Ground, Chely Wright
9. Southern Voice, Tim McGraw
10. The Reason Why, Little Big Town
11. Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley
12. Haywire Deluxe Edition, Josh Turner
13. Party Heard Around the World, Lonestar
14. Cowboy’s Back in Town, Trace Adkins
15. Hemingway’s Whiskey, Kenny Chesney

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...12-25

Those performances that *just* missed the top 10. Oh and there's no #11, because...there's a tie for 10th (duh, lol).

25. Christian Bale, Empire of the Sun

24. David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck.

23. Amber Tamblyn, Stephanie Daley

22. River Phoenix, Running on Empty

21. Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter

20. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator

18. *tie Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

17. Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice

16. Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo

14. *tie Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

12. *tie Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...26-49

Next batch of performances. Hope you enjoy!

49. (*tie) Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson, Fargo

49. (tie) William H. Macy as Jerry Lundegaard, Fargo

47. (*tie) Lisa Kudrow as Lucia DeLury, The Opposite of Sex

47. (*tie) Joan Allen as Betty Parker, Pleasantville

46. Ingrid Bergman as Charlotte Andergast, Autumn Sonata

44. (*tie) Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy and Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

43. Marisa Berenson as Lady Lyndon, Barry Lyndon

41. (*tie) Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein and Marty Feldman as Igor, Young Frankenstein

40. Maribel Verdú as Luisa Cortés, Y tu mamá también

38. (*tie) Marcia Gay Harden as Lee Krasner, Pollock

38. (*tie) Benicio del Toro as Javier Rodriguez, Traffic

37. Imelda Staunton as Vera Drake, Vera Drake

36. Lupe Ontiveros as Carmen Garcia, Real Women Have Curves

34. (*tie) Debra Winger as Emma Horton and Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway, Terms of Endearment

33. Haley Joel Osment as David, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

32. Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows

31. Tom Wilkinson as Matt Fowler, In the Bedroom

30. Maggie Smith as Diana Barrie, California Suite

29. Scarlett Johansson as Charlotte, Lost in Translation

28. Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Lane, Shattered Glass

27. Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown, My Left Foot

26. Glenn Close as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, Dangerous Liaisons

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Favorite All-Time Film Performances...Bottom 50

Since I started this little list last year, I haven't had a chance to finish writing it. Well, unfortunately, I'm not going to have much time to complete it as much as I wanted to...but I still have the list done (without write-ups). So I'm just going to post the bottom 50 tonight and hopefully I'll get the rest up sometime this week.

Quick review of the ones that have been posted already.
100. Chalo Gonzalez as Tio Tomas, Quinceañera
99. Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter, It's a Wonderful Life
98. Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, Tootsie
97. Stockard Channing as Rizzo, Grease
95. (*tie) Madeline Kahn as Miss Trixie Delight and Tatum O’Neal as Addie, Paper Moon
94. Thelma Ritter as Birdie, All About Eve
93. Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz

And the next ones...

92. Jaime Bell as Billy Elliot, Billy Elliot

91. Cloris Leachman as Ruth Popper, The Last Picture Show

90. Tim Robbins as Griffin Mill, The Player

88. (*tie) Drew Barrymore as Casey Becker, Scream

88. (*tie) Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Batman Returns

87. Jeff Bridges as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, The Big Lebowski

86. Sigourney Weaver as Janey Carver, The Ice Storm

85. Alessio Boni as Matteo Carati, The Best of Youth

84. George Sanders as Addison DeWitt, All About Eve

83. Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown, Singin' in the Rain

82. Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

81. Norma Aleandro as Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez, The Official Story

80. Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, Cast Away

79. Emma Thompson as Karen, Love, Actually

78. Rosie Perez as Carla Rodrigo, Fearless

77. Jack Lemmon as Jerry/Daphne, Some Like It Hot

76. Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, The Graduate

75. F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri, Amadeus

74. Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker, Body Heat

73. Linda Hunt as Billy Kwan, The Year of Living Dangerously

72. Julia Roberts as Anna, Closer

71. Gael García Bernal as Ángel/Juan/Zahara, Bad Education

70. Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums

69. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's

68. Keisha Castle-Hughes as Paikea Apirana, Whale Rider

67. Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate

66. Timothy Hutton as Conrad, Ordinary People

65. Campbell Scott as Roger Swanson, Roger Dodger

64. Claire Danes as Mirabelle, Shopgirl

63. Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz

62. John Malkovich as John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich

61. Rita Moreno as Anita, West Side Story

60. Robin Williams as The Genie, Aladdin

59. Judi Dench as Barbara Covett, Notes on a Scandal

58. Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver

57. Johnny Depp as Ed Wood, Ed Wood

56. Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen

55. Holly Hunter as Ada McGrath, The Piano

54. Art Carney as Harry Coombes, Harry and Tonto

53. Rachel Weisz as Tessa Quayle, The Constant Gardener

52. James Stewart as John "Scottie" Ferguson, Vertigo

51. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, Casablanca