My Favorite Things- Fall Edition

Happy Fall to everyone! This is my favorite time of year and I love that in my area the weather is getting a little cooler. Definitely helps to get into the mood of the season. I don’t know about everyone else, but fall also commences a busy time in our family. Always, seems our weekends are jammed packed with activities. With that said, I know I have neglected my blog a little bit so I decided to make a post that included a lot of things I have been wanting to write about.

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In recent years I have embraced using scarves as an accessory. It really adds a pop to any outfit and also adds a finishing touch to a basic jeans and t-shirt ensemble. So if you don’t use scarves as an accessory I urge you to try it out. You can get fun scarves for under $10, just look at Old Navy or Target.

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Yes, I know this ‘anthology’ is on its third season, but the first episode of The Coven saga has left me blind sided. First of all I don’t know how Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk come up with creepy amazing twisted tales time and time again. American Horror Story is scary story telling at its best. One thing that stands true from the past two seasons is that the show always has strong amazing characters. They have a habit of leaving a mark on our minds and striking a chord with our deepest darkest fears.  I also love that the actors come back to play different roles each season. For example, Jessica Lange has been a creepy intrusive next door neighbor, an unrelenting Mother Superior and asylum warden and currently Supreme Witch. The Coven also boasts an all star-cast, Kathy Bates, Angela Basset and Jessica Lange to just name a few. This season will take us through the lore of witchcraft and voodoo of New Orleans.  If you haven’t I suggest you tune in, just remember to keep the lights on while you watch.

BACK ROW: HAYLEY ORRANTIA, GEORGE SEGAL, TROY GENTILE; FRONT ROW: SEAN GIAMBRONE, JEFF GARLIN, WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY I don’t know if it is, because I grew up in the 1980’s, but I find this show hilarious. I have a been a long time fan of Jeff Garlin ever since his Curb Your Enthusiasm days. It also reminds me a lot of my husband’s family. Not that I know how their family life was in the 80s, but it is how I imagined it. My husband has also commented that, its like watching his childhood at times. I wonder if the whole 1980’s setting will get old, but we will wait and see. I have really enjoyed the first few episodes and hope to see more.

Movie_4127_706If you haven’t seen Rush yet, run to the movie theater as soon a possible. It is the best movie I have seen all year.  Rush (directed by Ron Howard) is based on the true life 1970s rivalry of Formula One drivers James Hunt and Nicky Lauda. The movie depicts this rivalry very well. Nicky Lauda is played by Daniel Bruhl. I feel that he gives an award-winning performance. James Hunt is portrayed by Chris Hemsworth not only is he so nice to look a  but, he brings the sexy effortless swagger that James embodied perfectly. The driving sequences are pretty intense and well done, but also the human aspect of the film is just as good. Even if you don’t like car racing you will like this film. There is suspense, romance, action and some laughs. It has it all, go see it.

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Lastly, but certainly not least I want to give a shout out to my in-laws John and Joella on their 50th wedding anniversary! We had the pleasure of celebrating this momentous milestone with them and all our family this past weekend. It was really nice to see everyone and especially to have our kiddos hang out with their cousins for a weekend. Congratulations Mom and Dad!

I hope you all have a good rest of the week and remember even if life gets a little hectic, take the time to enjoy the present!

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My Emmy Predictions

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It’s TV biggest night on Sunday! TV this past year was amazing and the categories are chock full of talent. There are a few categories that it is really hard to predict who the winner is. Well, here are my humble predictions in a few of the major categories.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC

Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

This category is the hardest to predict. We have Damian Lewis who won last year and had another great performance this year as SGT. Brody.  As this is Breaking Bad’s last year, will they give it to Bryan Cranston?  Jon Hamm nominated every year since Mad Men started, but has never taken home the gold. Even though I wish he would win, I think this years Emmy will go to House of Card’s Kevin Spacey. If you haven’t seen it, get Netflix and start binge watching. He is so good as the Machiavellian Congressman Francis Underwood.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC

Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC

Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

In my heart I hope Kerry Washington would win, because I am definitely one of Olivia Pope’s gladiators, but Robin Wright Penn’s portrayal as Clair Underwood in House of Cards is unstoppable. Again, binge watch if you can.  

COMEDY SERIES:

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

I think the fact that I feel really awkward watching certain scenes of Girls is a testament to its realistic grit.  My husband thinks it will go to “30 Rock” as a capstone gesture.  We’ll see…

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix

Louis C.K., Louie, FX

Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC 

I really don’t know about this category. I am going to say Jim Parson. I have heard BBT has had a good season.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO

Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO

Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Julia Louis-Dreyfus IS that show and steals every scene!

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Adam Driver, Girls, HBO

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC

Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Tony HaleVeep, HBO

Adam Driver also steals every scene he is in, and his performance either makes you laugh or makes your jaw drop.  Keep your eye on this actor’s career.

DRAMA SERIES:

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton AbbeyPBS

HomelandShowtime

Game of ThronesHBO

House of CardsNetflix

Mad MenAMC

Ugh this is one that I just don’t know. I think it will be between House of Cards, Game of Thrones (Red Wedding anyone?) or Breaking Bad.  Categories like this underscore televisions high-quality productions, as opposed to yet another dreadful “Expendables” installment in theaters.  TV is definitely where it’s at.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO

Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC

Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC

Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS

Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO

Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

Another hard one.  Though I may be wrong, going to give this one to Mandy Patinkin.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC

Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyPBS

Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO

Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS

Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime

Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

Kalesi hands down. This was her year. I hope she brings her dragons.  

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Michael DouglasBehind The CandelabraHBO

Matt Damon, Behind The CandelabraHBO

Toby Jones, The GirlHBO

Benedict CumberbatchParade’s EndHBO

Al PacinoPhil SpectorHBO

I really wish Michael Douglas and Matt Damon could share this award. I just hope they do not split the vote.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Jessica LangeAmerican Horror StoryFX

Laura LinneyThe Big C: HereafterShowtime

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

American Horror Story: Asylum was revetting and terrifying. Jessica Lange was a huge reason why. Her performance  defines “Emmy worthy.”  

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Phil Spector, HBO

Political Animals, USA

The Bible, History

Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

I am torn between Behind The Candelabra and American Horror Story: Asylum. Both are so different, but both were equally excellent in their respective genre.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime

Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Zachary Quinto was amazing. I cannot divulge more without giving out spoilers.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO

Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance Channel

Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias, Lifetime

Again, I cannot divulge too much without giving out spoilers, but she was great especially when they fas forward a few decades.

I am really excited to see how this all unfolds on Sunday night! Will you be watching? What are some of your favorites?

 

Fav Things July 15-19

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Let me start by saying that the above picture is NOT my laundry room. That is the laundry room I wish I had! So this week I starting adding a few drops of essential oil to my laundry soap when I run a linens load (towels, bed sheets). My friend Brit told me she did that and it would take away any musty smell, especially out of towels. It would add a nice subtle scent of whatever type of oil she used. Who doesn’t want to smell a little bit of lavender on their bed before they go to sleep? Just put about 3-4 drops of an essential oil (best to use one that is naturally antibacterial like lavender, peppermint, bergamot, lemon grass, tea tree). I used a blend (lavender and tea tree)I had from the California Baby line. If you haven’t tried this I suggest you do. It is especially a good way to get those pool and beach towels to smell fresher and cleaner.

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Old Bay Lemon and Herb Baked Shrimp (serves 4)

1 1/4lb of fresh shrimp (de-shelled and deveined), 5 garlic cloves sliced, olive oil, Old Bay Lemon and Herb (OBLH) seasoning (or any lemon seasoning) and lemon

1) De-shell and devein shrimp place in large mixing bowl. Add a couple of glugs of olive oil and the OBLH seasoning until shrimp are lightly covered (then a few more shakes for good measure). Finally mix in the garlic.

2) Let shrimp sit in fridge for an hour or so.

3) Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with a little bit of cooking spray. Arrange shrimp on cookie sheet in one layer. Once oven is ready place shrimp in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes (no turning over required). Once they are pink juicy they are ready. Add a the juice of one lemon to the shrimp when they are right out of oven.

4) Enjoy!

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We became owners of an Apple TV this week. I love it because, it’s so cute and it is so much easier to navigate than our blu-ray is. It is a box that provides access to popular streaming services (Netflix, Hulu). If you already own iTunes products it enables you to stream everything through your Mac.

That is all for this week. I hope you all have a great weekend!

My Favorite Things This Week 6/24-6/28

Summer is really in full swing in our household. We are going to the pool, kids are enjoying camps, bedtime is later and no alarm clocks.  A few things that I love about the summer is that I can wear less makeup, read more books and the new  summer TV shows.

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Thanks to being outside more often my skin gets a great summery glow. I do always wear SPF on my face. In my birch box this month I got a mineral powder. I have never used one. I normally just dabbed some press powder on my oily spots. Well, one swipe of this magical powder by Youngblood helps control the oiliness on your skin throughout the day. It seriously makes my fresh look so fresh. For everyday I just swipe some of this on, a little mascara and lip gloss and I’m good (Thanks mom for great skin genes!). You can also apply more on your face throughout the day to freshen your look. I have also used it when I am going out and have more make up on and it looks great I love it! To find out more about this great product click here.

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I am only on page 50 of this book and I am recommending it to the world. This is a must read for all teachers and parents. Especially for parents who have a special needs child. Kristine Barnett candidly and thoughtfully shares how her family has dealt with what God has put in their path. She is a pillar of strength and I cannot wait to read the rest! Click here to read more about this book.

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Under The Dome is a new 13 episode series produced by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. It is based under Stephen King’s book of the same name. I have always enjoyed made for tv shows of his books. Who can ever forget It, (click here if you want to refresh your memory). I first like that it’s 13 episodes. Ever since Lost I have been weary of these types of shows, because I don’t want to invest that amount of time again in that kind of “high maintenance” (you miss an episode you missed so much or you watch an episode and you are more confused than before) type of show. The basic premise is that a small New England town all of a sudden gets shut out from the outside world in a dome force field. This invisible force field showed up out of nowhere, hurting those in its path and encasing those inside it’s parameters. The first episode was really good. It introduced the characters which are now going to have to decide how they are going to survive this situation. There was one subplot I could do without, but other than that this show holds promise for me. The daily beast has a good review. Click here to read, but beware it has spoilers. Click here to view the trailer.

I am going to try to make this a weekly post. Mention a new things that grab my fancy during the week. Hope you all have a great weekend!

SAGS Recap

The Winners

We had fun again last night, watching the SAGS red carpet and awards show with all my Face Book awards junkies. I personally thought the telecast was a little dull. Argo’s win for best ensemble was the highlight of the night for me. I think Argo is now the front-runner to win Best Picture at the Oscars. I loved how surprised and humble Ben Affleck was in the acceptance speech.

After last night’s win Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway should start working on their Oscar acceptance speeches. The rest of the acting categories, I believe are still up in the air as to who is going to come home with the Oscar. Who will win Best Supporting Male and Best Actress in February? Will it be Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) or Alan Arkin (Argo)? Will is be Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) or Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)?

What are your predictions for Oscar winner this year? What Oscar nominated movies have you had a chance to see?

The TV portion had a few surprises. For once this awards season, we did not see a Homeland sweep in all the categories. It was really nice to see Downton Abbey win for Best Drama ensemble. I am glad they recognized out going shows like Breaking Bad and 30 Rock with acting awards for Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

Were you surprised by some of the winner in the TV portion of the awards?

For a more detailed recap of last night’s show click here for this great Los Angeles Times article.

Red Carpet

I always like the SAG red carpet a little more than other awards show, because I feel that since it’s not as “fussy” of an awards show, the actors can have more fun with their outfits. I thought the fashion was really eclectic this year. Even though, black and blue ruled we did see some pastels, prints and glittery metallic. Another trend on the red carpet was the side swept  Veronica Lake”esque” hair. I did enjoy a lot of the looks but, these three were my best dressed of the night.

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Helen Hunt just dazzled in this platinum beaded mermaid  gown by Romona Keveza. She kept her make up natural, which was perfect with such an elaborate gown. I only wish she had put a little bit more color on her cheeks. I just adored the sexy beachy waves in her hair.

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Jennifer Lawrence was a knock out in this Christian Dior Haute Couture blue gown. She wore this dress very well. She knows what looks get on her body and I love that. It’s nice to see that, because there were so many ill-fitting gowns last night. The rest of the styling was perfect, the red lips and side swept hair is perfection.

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Marion Cotillard makes it look so effortless. Considering she was feeling under the weather. She still looked beautiful. When I first saw this gown, I didn’t love it. I loved her hair, makeup and simple jewelry, so that is why I gave it a second look today. After looking at the pictures, I changed my mind. I really love this Dior Haute Couture gown. I love the contrast of the white and blue. The skirt is beautiful. I like the shorter length in the front. I am really glad I gave this dress a second chance.

Click here to see all the red carpet looks from last night.

Who was your Best Dressed last night?

Awards Season Has Arrived

With the Golden Globes this Sunday, The SAG Awards are on January 27 and the Academy Awards nominations being announced yesterday, we can safely say that Awards season is in FULL SWING!! I try to see as many of the nominated films as I can, especially those in the big categories. I know I won’t be able to see all of them, but I hope to see Zero-Dark-Thirty, Beasts of the  Southern Wild, Amour (this is for curiosity, because I think it took Argo spot for direction) and Silver Linings Playbook soon.

These are the nominated movies that I have been able to see. These are my 2-cents on the movies. Now know that I am just an ordinary cinema lover and these are my personal opinions.

Lincoln was a great film. I have always have found that part of our American history very compelling. This movie was not a Lincoln bio pic. It really chronicle that last few months of Lincoln’s life, the ending of the Civil War and most importantly the passing of the 13th Amendment.  It was a great insight look, at the workings of our government during that time. It was like watching a West Wing episode of  the1860s.

The acting was absolutely superb. No matter how big or small the role the acting was really out of this world. Daniel Day-Lewis in my view has the Oscar in the bag for his portrayal of our 16th president. He was Lincoln. From articles I have read he really embodied that role even off camera. He stayed in character the entire time of the shoot. As part of their preparation for the role of President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln) spent a period of time exchanging text messages in character. Tommy Lee Jones was great as Senator Stevens . I wouldn’t be surprised if he took home a statue for supporting actor. Sally Field was not in the movie very much, but she owned every scene she was in. She is definitely a contender for best supporting actress.  James Spader (W.N. Bilbo), David Strathairn (William Seward),  Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Robert Lincoln), John Hawkes (Robert Latham) and Gloria Reuben (Elizabeth Keckley), in my opinion all gave award-winning performances in their respective roles.

Les Miserables, was also a very moving and beautiful film. I have never seen the stage production and I read the book (abridged version and more than likely cliff notes) ages ago. With that said, I was detached from the story for a while, I really didn’t have anything to compare this movie too. I know there has been some criticism that the actors sang while they filmed. I thought it worked well. The performances that really stand out for me are Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Samantha Barks (Eponine). My only big complaint, is that even though physically Russell Crowe fit the part of Javert. His voice wasn’t on par with the others (Sorry Russell).  I think and I hope that Anne Hathaway runs away with the Oscar. Her emotional scene when she sings, “I Dreamed A Dream” in my opinion it is probably the best performance this year. It’s acting at it’s very best.  It broke me in half. I was sobbing like a baby. I almost stood up and applauded at the end of that scene.  I think Les Miserables is going to win big in the production categories. The costumes and the sets were all such a key piece to the movie. It is almost like they were a characters in and of themselves.

Argo, what can I say if you haven’t seen it run, run, run to see it. It was the best movie I have seen this year. It was so well made. The story, the production, the sets, the acting were all top-notch.  It is very hard to make a modern-day historical movie. Most of us lived through that time. I was very young when the Iran hostage crisis was going on, but I do remember things from that era. My husband commented how he had all the Star Wars figurines in Ben Affleck‘s (Tony Mendez) character son’s room. At the end of the movie they had side by side comparison of the real life images from the Iran hostage situation and the movie still shots of those same images and they were exactly a like. You couldn’t tell which one was real-life and which one was from the movie. I really enjoyed how they started the film with a brief, but detailed history of what led up to the hostage crisis. It set up the movie very well. I would call this more of an ensemble cast but, the award worthy acting performance in my opinion is Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel). Even though his role is small. He owned every scene he was in. Many of his lines made the movie so memorable. Ben Affleck does a superb job, but unfortunately, he was not nominated for an Oscar.  I am glad this real-life story was made into a movie. It was riveting. Even though, I knew the ending I held my breath the entire movie. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hope this picture win’s Best Picture (you all know how I feel about his Oscar snub for direction). It was just so damn good. Well, done Mr. Affleck.

Click here to see the full list of Academy Awards nominations. What do you all think? I think a lot of people were snubbed, especially in the direction and best actor categories. Click here to see EW article on snubs.

I would really love to hear what were your favorite movies this year. What are your predictions for this awards season?

My 2013 Golden Globes Predictions

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Here are my predictions (in bold) for Sunday night. Let’s see how well I do!

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on the Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Taratino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Foreign-Language Film

Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
The Intouchables (France
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
Rust and Bone  (France)

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“For You,” Act of Valor, Monty Powell & Keith Urban
“Not Running Anymore,” Stand Up Guys, Jon Bon Jovi
“Safe and Sound,” The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift. John Paul White, Joy Williams & T Bone Burnett
“Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth
“Suddenly,” Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best TV Series, Drama

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Homeland
The Newsroom

Best TV Series, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls
Modern Family
Smash

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Cecile B. DeMille Award

Jodie Foster

What are you predictions for The Golden Globes this year?