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Decisions, Decisions


Mental Floss sent me 23 Fun Facts About Firefly today.

Firefly (TV series)

Firefly (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now, I want to watch Firefly…and Serenity…again.  After a rather hectic few weeks, I think that is just what I’ll do this weekend…or a Hobbit marathon.  The Desolation of Smaug released on video this week, a marathon of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug would be kind of awesome…or I can watch more Walking Dead, because if I do that then a friend will watch Sherlock.  More people should watch Sherlock.  Oooh!  Netflix sent me 12 Year’s A Slave this week too!  As you can tell, this will be a very productive weekend.  What are you doing this weekend?

Sherlock (TV series)

Sherlock (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Til next time,







P.S. I have just been reliably informed that today is Thursday, and I still have another workday to get through before the weekend…Bummer.

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Awards Season…Oscar Nominees

Since I offered up the Golden Globe winners, I thought it would only be fair to tackle the next big news in the round of award season happenings.  This morning the nominees for the Oscars were announced….yes, I included all of them.  I’m not sure whether to say “you’re welcome” or “I’m sorry”.  Most of us are only watching for maybe half of these, but not all of us.  If you are watching for the best makeup and hairstyling…no worries, it is there.  I promise.  Keep scrolling.

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Best Original Song
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” Alone Yet Not Alone; music by Bruce Broughton, lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2; music and lyrics by Pharrell Williams
“Let It Go,” Frozen; music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song,” Her; music by Karen O., lyrics by Karen O. and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; music by Paul Hewson, Dan Evans, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, a.k.a. U2; lyrics by Paul Hewson, a.k.a. Bono

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary — Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Missing Picture, Cambodia
Omar, Palestine

Best Original Score
John Williams, The Book Thief
Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
Roger A. Deakins, Prisoners

Best Production Design
Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration), American Hustle
Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration), Gravity
Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration), The Great Gatsby
K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration), Her
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration), 12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club
Stephen Prouty, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny, The Lone Ranger

Best Costume Design
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave

Best Film Editing
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, American Hustle
Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa, Dallas Buyers Club
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Joe Walker, 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould, Gravity
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick, Iron Man 3
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier, The Lone Ranger
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton, Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Sound Mixing
Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro, Captain Phillips
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro, Gravity
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland, Inside Llewyn Davis
Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow, Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing
Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns, All Is Lost
Oliver Tarney, Captain Phillips
Glenn Freemantle, Gravity
Brent Burge, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Wylie Stateman, Lone Survivor

Best Documentary — Short
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Live Action Short
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best Animated Short
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Room on the Broom

‘Til next time,


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And the Winner of the Golden Globe is…

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night?  I missed the Golden Globes last night.  I was still in recovery after watching His Last Vow, the final episode in Season 3 of BBC’s Sherlock.  (Recovery?  Really?  Yes, recovery.  Don’t worry, there will be a post about all of Season 3, just not until it airs in America.  If you would like to discuss, pretty please email me at ilovegeekology101@gmail.com!)  That however, is not the point.  The point is I missed the Golden Globes.  I like watching the actors go down the red carpet and listening to the interviews more than the award show itself (unless I can keep that on in the background while I do other things…like baseball on television….well, baseball before the NLCS anyway.)  So many films that I want to see were nominated in some form or fashion last night (there’s a full list of nominees and winners below).  Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to see all of them yet, but here is my list…
  • 12 Years A Slave – Everything I’ve read about this film says it will be stunning, but I missed it when it was in theaters here in Tulsa.  No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t work a trip to the movies into my schedule (well, not if I wanted to sleep anyway).
  • August: Osage County – The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play was written by fellow Tulsan, Tracy Letts, and it was filmed just up the highway from here.  Even if there was no local connection to the film, I would still want to see it.  It opened in Tulsa on Friday, so I’ve still got a little time there.
  • Nebraska – Another film that I’ve heard (and read) people rave about.  It was still playing at the Circle Cinema here in Tulsa last week…let’s see if I can manage it. *gulp*
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • American Hustle
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Gravity

All of these movies are ones that are/have been on my list of things to do.  So why haven’t I?  Hmmm….well, sometimes being a grown-up just sucks….and that’s all I have to say about that.  What about you?  Have you seen any of these films?  Are there any that you would recommend that I haven’t listed?  Let me know if I’ve made good choices from the Golden Globes list, and what I need to see before the Academy Awards come along!  Tell me about the best/worst dressed people in your opinion too.  I missed all the handsome men being all dashing in their tuxedos and the glamorous beautiful women in their designer gowns…help a girl out and tell me who I need to go find pictures of…please?

Full list of winners from Golden Globes 2014
Matthew McConaughey won best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in Dallas Buyers Club (Picture: AP Photo/NBC)

Golden Globes 2014: Film winners

Best motion picture – drama

WINNER: 12 Years a Slave

Captain Phillips




Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama

WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama

WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best motion picture – comedy or musical

WINNER: American Hustle


Inside Llewyn Davis


The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical

WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical

WINNER: Amy Adams, American Hustle

Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best director – motion picture

WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O Russell, American Hustle

Best screenplay – motion picture

WINNER: Spike Jonze, Her

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan, Philomena

John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell, American Hustle

Best foreign language film

WINNER: The Great Beauty

Blue is the Warmest Color

The Hunt

The Past

The Wind Rises

Best animated feature film

WINNER: Frozen

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Best original song – motion picture

WINNER: Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Atlas, Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let It Go, Frozen

Please Mr Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis

Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance

Best original score – motion picture

WINNER: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost

Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Steven Price, Gravity

John Williams, The Book Thief

Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Daniel Brühl, Rush

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

Golden Globes 2014: TV winners

Best television series – drama

WINNER: Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

The Good Wife

House Of Cards

Masters Of Sex

Best television series – comedy or musical

WINNER: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Parks & Recreation

Best performance by an actress in a television series – comedy or musical

WINNER: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best performance by an actor in a television series – comedy or musical

WINNER: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Michael J Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best performance by an actor in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

WINNER: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best performance by an actress in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Best performance by an actress in a television series – drama

WINNER: Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Best performance by an actor in a television series – drama

WINNER: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

Best mini-series or motion picture made for television

WINNER: Behind The Candelabra

American Horror Story: Coven

Dancing on the Edge

Top of the Lake

White Queen

Best performance by a supporting actor in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

WINNER: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Best performance by a supporting actress in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

WINNER: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer, White Queen

Hayden Panettiere , Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

‘Til next time,


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