74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

While I’m kind of over the whole movie awards thing – at least in terms of who wins, I do still enjoy the conversation that surrounds them. From the snubs to the nods, the parties to the costumes, the champagne to the hors d’oeuvres. The Golden Globes is leg one of the triple crown of movie awards. The others being of course The Spirit Awards and The Academy Awards (perhaps the BAFTAS are in there somewhere as well).

Now that being said, one of the things I like about the GG is that they’re one of the few shows that honor not only movies but also television. Up until about five years ago that is probably something I would have frowned on or simply waved off. However in 2015 and 2016, arguably the best media I consumed were considered television shows – although that distinction is being blurred more and more every year (case in point: O.J.: Made in America).

La La Land led this year’s film nominees with a total of seven mentions, followed by Moonlight with six. On the TV side, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tops with five, followed by “The Night Manager” with four.

Last night, Jimmy Fallon took over hosting duties for the ceremony and put on a nice show. While there were no huge upsets or surprises or anything really grandiose that happened on stage, The GG run a classy show (we don’t cut off our winners’ speeches with music!) and the highlight was possibly the lifetime achievement award and the one-two punch of Viola Davis’ introduction and Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech. I see you.

Winners in red are listed below along with all of the nominees:


Best Motion Picture – Drama:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
20th Century Women
Deadpool
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Amy Adams – Arrival
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Colin Farrell – The Lobster
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill – War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

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74th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

While I’m kind of over the whole movie awards thing – at least in terms of who wins, I do still enjoy the conversation that surrounds them. From the snubs to the nods, the parties to the costumes, the champagne to the hors d’oeuvres. The Golden Globes is leg one of the triple crown of movie awards. The others being of course The Spirit Awards and The Academy Awards.

Now that being said, one of the things I like about the GG is that they’re one of the few shows that honor not only movies but also television. Up until about five years ago that is probably something I would have frowned on or simply waved off. However in 2015 and 2016, arguably the best media I consumed were considered television shows – although that distinction is being blurred more and more every year (case in point: O.J.: Made in America).

La La Land leads this year’s film nominees with a total of seven mentions, followed by Moonlight with six. On the TV side, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tops with five, followed by “The Night Manager” with four.

This year’s fiesta and award handouts, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be hosted by The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The full list of nominees are as follows:


Best Motion Picture – Drama:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
20th Century Women
Deadpool
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Amy Adams – Arrival
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Colin Farrell – The Lobster
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill – War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

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2013 Golden Globe Winners

Wome of us love The Golden Globes, others hate it as a waste of time and the red headed step child of The Oscars. I for one love The Globes. McConaughey is kicking ass on stage as we speak. It’s a good time – it might be more fun if Gervais was kicking people in the shins, but Poehler and Fey are doing a good enough job.

Looking over the winners, a few arguments could be made but for the most part I think the decisions are pretty accurate to my own tastes, which means they’re basically correct (go Spike Jonze!). Anyway, here’s a look at all of the nominees and winners from the MOVIE categories. If you want TV winners, Google it or check out the official site of the GG.

By all means though, leave your thoughts in the comment section below (on movies or TV).

**Winners updated LIVE**

BEST DRAMA
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

ACTOR, DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers’ Club
Robert Redford – All is Lost

ACTRESS, DRAMA
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet – Labor Day

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
American Hustle
Her
Inside Lleywn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf Of Wall Street

ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
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2011 Golden Globe Winners

Well, it came down to watching Roman Polanski’s newest film tonight or watching the Golden Globes. Take a wild guess which one I chose? So I didn’t get to see Ricky Gervais spitting in the face of Hollywood elite. But when the evening was over, all of the results of course are printed all over the place so they might as well be here as well.

But what I want to know is, what was the highlight of the evening? Who did Gervais skewer most aggressively? Did anyone get too drunk and fall down? Sound off in the comments section below. And if you want to talk about who won (or didn’t win) an award, that would be fine too I suppose. On that note actually, it is fantastic to see The Artist taking home a lot of gold tonight. Hopefully that spells some major praise on the real award night, on February 26th. Winners in Red.

BEST DRAMA
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney – The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

ACTRESS, DRAMA
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Jodie Foster – Carnage
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Kristin Wiig – Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet – Carnage

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Scorsese’s Cecil B DeMille Award Montage

In case you missed Sunday night’s broadcast of the Golden Globe awards, you didn’t see Martin Scorsese receiving the DeMille Award. Before his acceptace speech, there was quite an awesome montage that included bits from almost all of the films he’s worked on, including some documentaries and his as of yet unreleased, Shutter Island. Someone was awesome enough to get it up on YouTube for us all to check out again. So here it is. Enjoy.

 

Cinecast Episode 152 – Modern Detritus

Episode 152:

SPOILERS ALERT!
 
We take last week’s negativity and turned it upside down in an old school show between Kurt and Andrew complete with our signature tangents in which we keep it fairly positive (except for The Lovely Bones which sadly is a sizable disappointment). There is a lot of unconditional Gary Oldman love in the under appreciated Book of Eli. There is also some kudos to Jeff Bridges both his long career and his recent turn as a grizzled country singer in Crazy Heart. Some really fun DVD picks this week as well as a look back at a time when Robert Zemeckis was awesome. Thanks a bunch for downloading/streaming. Enjoy!

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15th Annual Critics Choice Awards Winners

One might presume that the more prestigious (at least in name rcognition) Golden Globes are the precursos to the Oscars to which everyone should look at before checking off boxes on their Oscar ballot. Not so fast, the group of almost 200 critics from the Broadcast Critics Association have predicted the winners of the Oscar every year for the past ten years but 2004 and 2005. If there’s any doubt now that The Hurt Locker is pretty much a lock for best picture as is Kathryn Bigelow for best director, they are fading fast. In fact, not that it’s any surprise, but this is one of the first year’s I can remember in which just about every one of the six major categories are all pretty much locks – as proved here by the Critics. The tie for lead actress is a little bit weird, but I”m sure the Academy will hash it out.

Box office success (i.e. fan favorites) were also high on the evening’s priorities, with The Hangover taking home best comedy, Up walking away with best animated film, and Avatar continuing its rule of Hollywood with a record-breaking six awards, including best action film and a slew of tech honors, including best visual effects and sound.

Check out the full list below. Is this just about en exact duplicate of what we’ll see at The Kodak Theatre on March 7th?

BEST PICTURE:
Avatar, An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
Nine
Precious
A Serious Man
Up, Up In The Air

BEST ACTOR:
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up In The Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Viggo Mortensen – The Road
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS (tie):
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christian McKay – Me And Orson Welles
Alfred Molina – An Education
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Mo’Nique – Precious
Julianne Moore – A Single Man
Samantha Morton – The Messenger

 
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Golden Globes Spoil Slumdog

Slumdog MillionaireNot much being mentioned about this around the web, so maybe it’s just me that takes offense. But during the Golden Globes on Sunday night, a couple of our readers mentioned immediately in the comment section of the live update post, that when The Hollywood Foreign Press showed the clip for one of the nominees up for best picture, Slumdog Millionaire (our review), they actually showed one of the film’s pivotal, climactic scenes. Had they left it at a cliffhanger all would be well, but they showed us exactly how the scene ends up.

To not give away a spoiler myself, I would liken it to a clip of Star Wars in which Luke Skywalker finally fires his proton torpedoes at the Death Star’s thermal exhaust port. With time and villainy against him, Skywalker races his ship as fast as he can, desperately trying to close the distance between himself and his target before it is too late. Will he make it? Will he not? Will there be some other surprise? Had this clip been shown at The Golden Globes in 1979, we would have seen exactly what happens (comparatively speaking; using their clip of Slumdog Millionaire as an example).

So am I justified in feeling a little upset or am I missing something and just feeling the effects of the crack I just smoked? Admittedly I’m not that broken up about it, but I know if I had not seen the movie yet, I might be a little perturbed at knowing how an important, intense, edge of your seat scene is going to play out.

To read the spoiler scene I am speaking of, click this link:
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I realize that there is more to Slumdog Millionaire than just this pivotal scene and the story continues on even after this sequence, nevertheless it still is important to the audience in terms of getting enjoyment out of the film.

What do you think?

Bollywood Invades Golden Globes

Shah Rukh KhanI have a soft spot for awards shows and will admit having as much interest in the red carpet/gossip worthy arrivals as to the shows themselves but over the last few years, I haven’t put much effort into seeing anything aside from the Oscars but this year, I may have to make a special exception for the Golden Globes.

According to recent news this year’s awards show, which airs and January 11th, will have a very special guest in attendance and I for one, can’t wait to see what sort of reception he gets. The only actor to make Newsweek’s 50 Most Powerful, Shah Rukh Khan has been invited to present an award at the Golden Globes, the first time in the award’s history that an Indian celebrity has been invited to present.

Apparently the invitation has been extended but Khan hasn’t “officially” signed on yet though I have a hard time believing he would pass up the great opportunity. I can’t wait to see him grace North American TV screens.

I’ve marked my calendar!

Thanks again to Ramchandra Solanki for the heads up!

Golden Globe Nominations Are In

Of all the awards ceremonies going on this time of year, the Golden Globes is the one that has the most affect on what we might expect for nominations at The Oscars (at least that’s what we’re led to believe). So here we are: the Globe noms were unveiled this morning and there really aren’t many surprises here. I would have liked to see Aronofsky’s The Wrestler up for best picture (without even having seen it yet!), but Rourke still managed to get a nod. And of course almost none of the films nominated are even in wide release yet. Surprisingly, of the five nominations, I’ve only seen one of them; of course that will change by year’s end.

Enough of my ranting. Here are the nominees for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards…

MOVIES

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Christina Barcelona

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

BEST DRAMATIC ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST DRAMATIC ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrel, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments
Gomorrah
I’ve Loved You So Long
Waltz With Bashir

BEST SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare, The Reader
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood, Changeling
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Hans Zimmer, Frost/Nixon
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SONG
“Down to Earth” (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman), Wall-E
“Gran Torino” (performed by Clint Eastwood), Gran Torino
“I Thought I Lost You” (performed Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele), Bolt
“Once in a Lifetime” (performed by Beyonce), Cadillac Records
“The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), The Wrestler

Television nominations can be found taped under the seats…
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