2017 Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

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Welcome back, my award season enthusiasts!  The 2017 Award Season officially commenced this morning at 8:15 am with the announcement of the Golden Globe Award Nominations.  While these awards are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press, whose members do not overlap with any Oscar voting body, they are always a good indication of what movies we need to see in order to make an informed statement at our local bar on Oscar night.

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

Damien Chazelle’s modern-day musical La La Land was the most nominated film this year with a total of seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling), and Best Director (Chazelle).  This was a big weekend for Land, as last night it won Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Keep your eye on this one, kids.  Something tells me this is going to be the one to beat this year.  (I may or may not be listening to the soundtrack as I write this article.)

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Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

The indie film Moonlight made an impressive showing by picking up six nominations.  The coming of age story of a young man trying to find his place in the world while navigating the rough streets of Miami garnered nominations for Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Mahershala Ali), and Best Director (Barry Jenkins).

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

Several other films we were all expecting to hear announced, and did not disappoint, were Manchester by the Sea, Lion, and FencesManchester was nominated for five Globes including, Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Actor, Drama (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Michelle Williams), and Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan).  Dev Patel’s performance in Lion has long been touted as one of the best of the year.  The hype seems to be accurate, considering Patel was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.  The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture, Drama, and Nicole Kidman picked up her 11th Globe nomination in the supporting actress category.  Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences gave him a nomination for Best Actor, Drama, and Viola Davis a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.  These same actors won Tony’s for playing the same roles on Broadway in 2010.

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This is Us

On the Television side of things, new shows Westworld and This is Us both were nominated for three awards each.  The shows were both nominated as well as actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton for Westworld, and Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz for This is Us. 

A few tried and true shows were also nominated, including Game of Thrones, Veep, Transparent, and BlackishThrones, Veep, and Transparent all received two nominations, while Blackish picked up three nominations.

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Sarah Paulsen and Sterling K. Hayden in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

However, the most interesting categories on the television side of the awards are for made-for-TV movies or mini-series ones.  The very compelling and brilliantly acted The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story received five nominations, making it the most nominated program in the television categories.  Simpson was nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Actor (Courtney B. Vance), Best Actress (Sarah Paulson), and Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta).

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John Turturro and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of

I personally feel the need to mention the nominations that were received for the criminally underrated The Night Of.  The mini-series picked up nominations for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and two nominations in the Best Actor category: one for Riz Ahmed’s performance as a wrongfully-accused (or was he?) murderer, and one for John Turturro as Ahmed’s psoriasis affected, sleazy attorney.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will be announced on January 8, 2017 on NBC.

-Ariadne Ansbro

Full list of nominees below:

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Hacksaw Ridge

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

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Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea

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

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Natalie Portman in Jackie

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

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Sing Street

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

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

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

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Annette Bening in 20th Century Women

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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Dev Patel in Lion

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

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Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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Nocturnal Animals

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

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Hell or High Water

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

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Arrival

Original Score, Motion Picture
Moonlight
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

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Sing

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

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Moana

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

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Elle

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Divines
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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Stranger Things

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

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Claire Foy in The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

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Matthew Rhys in The Americans

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

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Veep

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Atlanta
Blackish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

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Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

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Donald Glover in Atlanta

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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The Night Manager

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

 

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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Bryan Cranston in All the Way

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

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Christian Slater in Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

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Thandie Newton in Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

 

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MoviefiedNYC Opening this Weekend February 12

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Nearing the end of awards season, the movie cycle begins again a few entries  that we might be talking about the same time next year (Hail, Cesar!, Triple 9 or Regression). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

February 12

Deadpool

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Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano
Directed By: Tim Miller
Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Our Two Cents: Looks like so much despicable fun.

How to Be Single

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Stars: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann
Directed By: Christian Ditter
Synopsis: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Our Two Cents: How to hook up and mingle with men the right way, looks fun anyway.

Zoolander 2

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Stars:  Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Synopsis: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Our Two Cents: This looks hilarious and has endlessly amazing costumes.

Bad Hurt (Limited)

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Stars: Ashley Williams, Karen Allen, Johnny Whitworth
Directed By: Mark Kemble
Synopsis: Chronicles a family’s hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart.
Our Two Cents: Looks like some good drama.

MoviefiedNYC Opening in February

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Nearing the end of awards season, the movie cycle begins again a few entries  that we might be talking about the same time next year (Hail, Cesar!, Triple 9 or Regression). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

February 5

The Choice

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Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario
Directed By: Ross Katz
Synopsis: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
Our Two Cents: Tagline “Let your heart decide.” It did, NO! Not even on cable.

Hail, Caesar!

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Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
Directed By: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Synopsis: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.
Our Two Cents: This is already one of my most anticipated of 2016, can’t wait to see it!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston
Directed By: Burr Steers
Synopsis: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.
Our Two Cents: Packed full of crazy action, lots of blood and gore and zombies.

Regression (Limited)

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Stars:  Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar
Synopsis: A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.
Our Two Cents: Shot by the filmmaker behind The Others, The Sea Inside and Agora, and he has a sleek style that really stands out.

Tumbledown (Limited)

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Stars: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner
Directed By: Sean Mewshaw
Synopsis: A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.
Our Two Cents: This is a bit more “sensitive and funny”, but looks OK.

February 12

Deadpool

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Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano
Directed By: Tim Miller
Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Our Two Cents: Looks like so much despicable fun.

How to Be Single

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Stars: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann
Directed By: Christian Ditter
Synopsis: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Our Two Cents: How to hook up and mingle with men the right way, looks fun anyway.

Zoolander 2

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Stars:  Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Synopsis: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Our Two Cents: This looks hilarious and has endlessly amazing costumes.

Bad Hurt (Limited)

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Stars: Ashley Williams, Karen Allen, Johnny Whitworth
Directed By: Mark Kemble
Synopsis: Chronicles a family’s hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart.
Our Two Cents: Looks like some good drama.

February 19

Race

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Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree
Directed By: Stephen Hopkins
Synopsis: Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
Our Two Cents: I like an exciting story of triumph over opposition and intimidation.

The Witch

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Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Our Two Cents: I’m up for anything being released by A24.

February 26

Eddie the Eagle

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Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Synopsis: The story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics.
Our Two Cents: A sports movie! I’m in.

Gods of Egypt

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Stars: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Abbey Lee
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Our Two Cents: This looks awful.

Triple 9

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Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet
Directed By: John Hillcoat
Synopsis: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Our Two Cents: An action-thriller about a crew of dirty cops, a “virtually impossible heist” and the amazing Kate Winslet. I’ll be there!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Limited)

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Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Woo-Ping Yuen
Synopsis: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Our Two Cents: Bring it Netflix!