The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Golden Globe Nominations

Honey Buzz ~ Golden Globe Nominations

With the announcements of the SAG awards nominations earlier this week, the anticipation of the Golden Globes and what they mean for the upcoming Oscars. While not everyone in the horror world is sitting on the edge of their seats, a few of the Honey's are. Awards season is also a good indication of what the "regular people" think horror actually is, and what it's worth in the grand scheme of the entertainment world.

*rant* I know we horror people like to think we're above all of that petty glittery shit, but when it comes down to it, how these "regular" people view our favorite genre determines what will be made in the future....and how much attention it gets. If you think you deserve better than Annabelle and Ouija, keep in mind that the people who hold the purse strings don't think you do, so stop fucking rewarding them with ticket sales! *rant*

BUT - on to the awards. I'd like to point out that a LOT of these nominations, we totally called way back in early September, so I'm feeling a little smug this morning.

Just like that.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
  • Foxcatcher - why we care: Our early prediction back in September seems to be coming true as Foxcatcher gathers up nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor... We love being right. 

"Based on the trailer alone, a cast including Carrell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, all appear to be at the top of their game. Specifically, Carrell is shedding the funny man we are all used to and totally embracing his inner thespian. And also, his inner terrifying creep."

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • Into the Woods - Why we don't care? Fuck you for ruining this Sondheim musical with your campy bullshit. 

"Sondheim himself admitted that most of the darker elements of the original play had been removed, which means some of the best songs are probably missing as well. But now, thanks to an Entertainment Weekly cover shoot, the biggest problem of all has finally revealed itself...

Best Director, Motion Picture

Once again, the Honey's LOVE to be right.

Best TV Movie or Miniseries
  • Fargo - YES
  • True Detective - *shrug*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl - LOVE IT

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • Amy Adams, Big Eyes - UGH - OK, yes, this is a Tim Burton film, but it's also a Tim Burton film that was made SPECIFICALLY for Oscar buzz, so it's not actually a Tim Burton film at all. It's a dry toast Burton film that the "regular" people will freak out about, and will then freak out again about how "weird" his other movies are.  Once again, we called SEPTEMBER.
  • Emily Blunt, Into the Woods - UGH

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes - eehhhh

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods - We love Ms. Streep, and truthfully she's the best thing about this stupid movie. 

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher - YES

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl - YES

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story - Even though this season has been something of a wasteland, it's nice to see the Queen Bee of AHS get some recognition. I hope she doesn't sing at the awards ceremony.
  • Allison Tolman, Fargo - Yeah, girl!

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in  TV
  • Colin Hanks, Fargo

Best Performance by Supporting Actress in TV
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story - Again, while this season has been a disappointment, Kathy Bates always turns out a great performance...usually. Last season was definitely a different ball game because this season with her wispy beard and untraceable (so annoying) accent, I'm just not buying it. 
  • Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
  • Martin Freeman, Fargo - We love this cranky little man.
  • Woody Harrelson, True Detective
  • Matthew Mcconaughey, True Detective
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo - Poor Billy Bob...maybe it's his time to shine? Maybe? 

Best Foreign film
  • Force Majeure (Sweden) - A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular. Translation? Dad is a fucking coward and everyone's pissed. Even the trailer is tense. I'm not quite sure it belongs in Golden Globe territory, but I'm happy to see it here nonetheless.

Animated Feature Film
  • The Book of Life - Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Beautifully animated, with some high powered vocal talent and a powerhouse production and directing team, we love this quirky feature. 

  • The Boxtrolls - A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. The Revenge Honey kind of totally loved this movie, you can check out her review HERE.

"Where are the rivers of blood? Where are mountains of bones? I WAS PROMISED MOUNTAINS OF BONES!"

Best Original Song in Motion Picture "Big Eyes," Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey - schmeh

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Gone Girl -
THIS SCORE - if Atticus Ross and the sainted Trent Reznor get passed over for this haunting score, I might just burn things in protest. Click here and stream the entire soundtrack. 
Interstellar - Space soundtracks are always epic, so this is NOT a surprising nomination.