Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Huh? Beyonce nominated for a Golden Globe?

What’s going on?

How did Beyonce Knowles get a Golden Globe nomination for best actress for her performance in Dreamgirls?

In the spirit of full disclosure, I will say I only went to see the movie to see if she actually gave a Golden Globe worthy performance and didn’t expect a good show.

I mean, come on. This is the girl that was in Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Austin Powers: Goldmember and The Fighting Temptations. In none of those movies did her acting convince me she was anybody other than the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. And Dreamgirls was no different.

The only times I thought she was good in the two hour musical was when she was performing on stage and, hello, that’s no stretch considering that's what she does for a living.

I will be shocked, and lose the last little bit of faith I have that these awards are truly based on talent, if Beyonce beats out Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada, Renee Zellweger for Mrs. Potter, or others in the category.

I did think Jennifer Hudson, former American Idol finalist and best supporting actress nominee, did an awesome job. While her acting wasn’t the greatest (though much better than Ms. Knowles), her voice was great. If anyone from that movie should have been nominated for best actress, it should have been her, in my opinion.

And, I enjoyed watching Eddie Murphy, especially since he hasn’t been seen on the big screen since he discovered the world of animated children’s movies. The greatest thing about his part is he actually sings! During his first number, the entire theater erupted in laughter. (Think of “Party All the Time” to the 10th power.)

There are also some unexpected appearances in the movie including Jaleel White (better known as Steve Urkel.)

I think nothing explains how bad this movie is more than the fact that about halfway through, my friend was ready to forfeit the money he paid and leave. And I swear he can sit and watch anything. We did laugh a lot at the movie, but I’m pretty sure it was not a comedy and we were laughing at parts that weren’t supposed to be funny.

My friend did make a good point though: People are going to think this movie is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I mean, other than Beyonce and Hudson’s nominations, the movie is nominated for best motion picture for a comedy or musical, Murphy is nominated for best supporting actor and the song “Listen” is nominated for best original song.

As for Beyonce, I’ve got her last two solo albums and if she comes out with another one, I’ll get that too. But she won’t be able to get me in another movie theater again.


Donecia Pea said...

I haven't even seen Dreamgirls yet, though I plan to, but I've heard too many folks echo the same sentiments as you about Beyonce's Best Actress Golden Globe nomination and how it belongs to Jennifer Hudson and I'm not a bit surprised. I regard myself as a Beyonce fan and like her music too, but like I've said before, she needs to stay in her lane. From what I've seen her in thus far, acting just isn't her thing.

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

Come on. There have been a lot of people who are good singers and actors... Patrick Swayze. Britney Spears. Meat Loaf. Haha.

Anonymous said...

I dont know what planet you all are on, but this movie was more than Ms. Beyonce! Yes, it is true, she does not deserve a nomination and the nomination is only for show. How can anyone get up in the middle of this movie and want a refund.I saw this movie three times already and cant want to see it again! Only true thespians can appreciate any kind of musical!!! Boo to you who cant see beyond an R&b artist! Jennifer Hudson is going to take it all of the way to the oscars!

Anonymous said...

forget about beyonce..look beyond the other stars of this film!!

Anonymous said...

beyonce rock so fuck you stupid asshole

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? The next time that you feel like "wasting" your time and money on a film as emotionally driven and powerful as "Dreamgirls", send me the $10 instead...