The Golden Globes kept "Argo" in the Oscar hunt and allowed some of the winners to make their Academy Awards speech auditions. (Read Chris' take on TV awards here.)
On the other hand, the "Lincoln" PR team is pulling out all the stops with an appearance by former President Bill Clinton.
The very humorous Sacha Baron Cohen.
While I certainly enjoyed the moving shout-out to Sally Field by Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), the rest of her speech was so self-serving. I am pulling for her to keep winning but would like to see more warmth and less of the other.
I thought Jackman's speech would serve as a launching pad for a possible Oscar surprise, but it was straightforward and dull.
The presenter teams of Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger and Megan Fox/Jonah Hill.
His director, Quentin Tarantino, was an interesting choice but gave a speech almost impossible to decipher. You would think a writer could put together a few sentences better than that.
Tommy Lee Jones' sour face all night long.
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Oscar Nominations: New York state resident Tim Kressner (gufa54) won $1,000 for reaping the highest percentage (78%) when predicting Academy Award noms. Watch our video chat with him here and learn his strategy for making picks. See the leaderboard here. See Kressner's predix here.
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Golden Globe (Film) Nominations: Jonathan was our top User, reaping a staggering 86% when forecasting the lineup of 10 categories. That put him six percentage points ahead of our best Expert -- Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) -- and eight ahead of our leading Editor, Daniel Montogomery. Did you made the cut on the leaderboard score breakdown?
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