Awards and Activism: The Golden Globes Recap

Globe

A sea of black and an armful of gold.  That seemed to be the theme in ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  For the first time since the attacks on September 11, 2001, the award show was not really about the awards given for excellence in film and television.  The awards were secondary to the very present theme of sexual harassment and abuse, women’s equality, and, to quote the great Peter Finch, being mad as hell and not taking it anymore.

Audience
A blackout – The Golden Globe attendees wear black

Ever since the New York Times and The New Yorker broke stories about the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood has come out in full force to have predators removed, ostracized, and prosecuted.  The sheer number of victims to step forward and say that they had been abused and/or harassed by Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Geoffrey Rush, and Brent Rattner, to name a few, proves that this is a behavior that has been allowed to go on for far too long.  The men and women of Hollywood stood up last night to say, “no more”.

Actresses and Activists
A group of actresses and women’s rights activists

The attendees of the Golden Globes all wore black to show solidarity with the growing Me Too movement. Some also sported a “Time’s Up” enamel pin to honor the new Time’s Up Initiative. Time’s Up is a new group of more than 300 women of Hollywood and is “a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.” Nine actresses went even further and had a women’s rights activist as their date.

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Seth Meyers letting us in on the joke

Host Seth Meyers did not shy away from any of the uncomfortable subjects of the evening.  His opening monologue skewered Weinstein, Spacey, and Woody Allen.  Meyers also mentioned President Donald Trump, stating that the voting body of the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press, were three of Trump’s least favorite words.  The only thing worse would have been “the Hillary Mexican Salad Association”.  The political discussion did not end with the host, though.  Nicole Kidman, the first winner of the evening for her role of an abused wife in the HBO drama Big Little Lies, mentioned victims of abuse, and making a call for change. This began a trend of both male and female winners speaking out during their acceptance speeches. Oprah Winfrey, the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, gave an impassioned speech about equality and speaking out, which brought the ballroom to their feet.   Natalie Portman, a co-presenter of the Best Director of a Motion Picture award, reminded the audience that the category consisted of only male nominees.  Barbra Streisand was introduced as the only woman to win the Best Director award for directing 1983s Yentl.  Once she approached the microphone, she mentioned that 34 years is too long between female Best Directors.  It was quite obviously a night for women.

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Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley celebrate Big Little Lies victory

The big award winners of the night were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, and Big Little LiesThree Billboards won awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (Frances McDormond), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), and Best Screenplay (Martin McDonaugh).  Lady Bird picked up awards for Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy (Saoirse Ronan).  Big Little Lies won four Globes, making it the most honored program in the television categories.  The HBO limited series won Best Motion Picture or Limited Series made for Television, Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series made for Television (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laura Dern), and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Alexander Skarsgard).

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Oprah Winfrey

Though the voting bodies for the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards do not overlap, a Globes win can be just the boost that a film or a performer need to receive an Academy Award nomination.  The coming guild awards and BAFTAs will begin to solidify the front-runners, but you can bet that Lady Bird and Three Billboards will be leading the pack.

-Ariadne Ansbro

 

See full list of winners below:

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Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
WINNERThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Laurie Metcalf, Greta Gerwig, and Saoirse Ronan celebrate Lady Bird‘s wins

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
WINNER: Lady Bird

Coco - Globes
Coco wins Best Animated Motion Picture

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
WINNERCoco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

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Fatih Akin receives a kiss from Diane Kruger after winning Best Foreign Film for In the Fade

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
WINNERIn the Fade
Loveless
The Square

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Frances McDormand

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

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Gary Oldman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Saoirse Ronan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

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James Franco accepting the award for Best Actor with Tommy Wiseau and Dave Franco by his side

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

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Allison Janney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

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Sam Rockwell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Guillermo del Toro

Best Director – Motion Picture
WINNER
: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

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Martin McDonagh

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
WINNER: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

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Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WINNER: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Song
Justin Paul and Benj Pasek win Best Original Song for The Greatest Showman

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
WINNER: “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

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Cast and crew of The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
WINNER: The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

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Cast and crew of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
WINNERThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

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Cast and crew of Big Little Lies

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

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Nicole Kidman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

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Ewan McGregor

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

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Elizabeth Moss

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

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Sterling K. Brown

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
WINNERSterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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Rachel Brosnahan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

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Aziz Ansari

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
WINNER: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

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Laura Dern

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER
: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

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Alexander Skarsgard

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
WINNER: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

 

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Golden Globe Nominations are here!

Globes

And thus, it begins.  Awards Season has officially started with the announcement of the nominations for the first major film awards of the year, the Golden Globes.  It has been an interesting year with several good movies coming out steadily throughout the year.  However, as December nears its end and the tidal wave of award contenders premiere, and I need to say goodbye to my husband for days at a time so that I can watch them all.

Shape of Water
The Shape of Water

Unsurprisingly, Guillermo del Toro’s pseudo Sci-Fi romance, The Shape of Water, was the most nominated film with a total of seven nominations.  These included Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Sally Hawkins), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Octavia Spencer), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Richard Jenkins), and Best Director – Motion Picture (Guillermo del Toro).  The film has been garnering awards buzz for months.  This film has been widely considered del Toro’s best since Pan’s Labyrinth, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won three.  Hawkins is a true contender for the Best Actress award playing entirely silent role as a mute janitor who feels a kinship with a captured creature from the deep.  If she does end up winning an Oscar, she will be the third performer to win the Best Actress prize for a (mostly) silent role following Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda (1948) and Holly Hunter for The Piano (1993).

The Post
The Post

The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tied for the second most nomination with a total of six each.  The Post tells the story of The Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and their struggle to publish information regarding the Pentagon Papers.  The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Meryl Streep), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Tom Hanks), and Best Director – Motion Picture (Steven Spielberg).   This marks Streep’s 31st nomination for a Golden Globe, and will likely result in her record-breaking 21st Oscar nomination.

Three Billboards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The black comedy/drama/crime film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Frances McDormand), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Sam Rockwell), and Best Director – Motion Picture (Markin McDonagh).  I am going to take this moment to really plug this film.  I saw it several weeks ago and I cannot even express how good it was.  It wasn’t too dark and depressing, but the acting, specifically by McDormand and Rockwell, was impeccable.  Go see it.  Now.  Seriously, stop reading this and go.  Finish the article later.

All the Money
All the Money in the World

As you may have read, Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World has been in the news a great deal, but not necessarily for its stirring performances or its compelling story.  Unfortunately, the film gained real attention when Scott decided to remove actor Kevin Spacey from the film entirely after actor Anthony Rapp and several crew members from his show House of Cards accused him of sexual abuse and harassment.  Scott spent Thanksgiving week reshooting Spacey’s scenes using Christopher Plummer instead.  It obviously paid off.  The film received nominations for Scott as Best Director, Plummer as Best Supporting Actor, and Michelle Williams as Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.  Drama indeed.

Lady Bird
Lady Bird

Rotten Tomatoes best reviewed movie of all time Lady Bird received expected nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy (Saoirse Ronan), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture (Laurie Metcalf), and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Greta Gerwig).  Gerwig, who also directed the film, was not nominated for Best Director, which I found surprising. Since the voting bodies for the Globes and the Oscars do not overlap, it is possible that Gerwig will join a very select group of women who have been nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.

Get Out
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

A few other surprises and snubs: Daniel Kaluuya received a nomination for Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out (the film was also nominated for Best Musical or Comedy), Denzel Washington picked up another nomination for Roman J. Istrael, Esq., and The Big Sick was completely shut out!  I honestly expected Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordan to receive nominations for their screenplay, and that Holly Hunter would receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

 

The Golden Globes will be hosted by Seth Meyers and will air January 7th on NBC.

-Ariadne Ansbro

 

See all of the nominations below:

 

Call me by your name
Call Me By Your Name

 

 

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

I Tonya
I, Tonya

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

 

Ferdinand
Ferdinand

 

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

 

In the Fade
In the Fade

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

 

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Meryl Street in The Post

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

 

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Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

Battle of the Sexes
Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

 

Disaster Artist
James Franco in The Disaster Artist

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

 

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Mary J. Blige in Mudbound

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

Florida Project
Willen Dafoe in The Florida Project

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

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Christopher Nolan directing Dunkirk

 

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

 

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Aaron Sorkin directing Molly’s Game

 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

 

Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread

 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

 

Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman

 

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

 

Stranger Things
Stranger Things

 

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

 

SMILF
SMILF

 

 

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

 

Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

 

Feud
Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in Fued: Bette and Joan

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

 

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Jude Law in The Young Pope

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

 

The Crown
Claire Foy (left) in The Crown

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

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Sterling K. Brown in This is Us

 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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Alison Brie in GLOW

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

 

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Anthony Anderson in Black-ish

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

 

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Ann Dowd (left) in The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

 

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David Thewlis in Fargo

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

La La Land Sweeps the Globes!

 

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling celebrate La La Land‘s sweep

Last night Hollywood royalty came out to see who the Hollywood Foreign Press has dubbed as the best of movies and television in the past year.  One film stood out: La La Land. Perhaps the writing was on the wall at the beginning of the show when host Jimmy Fallon parodied several musical sequences from the film with participation from a variety of nominated actors.  Quick shout out to the kids from Stranger Things.  Damn, Eleven can rap!

La La Land reined supreme, winning in every category where it scored a nomination including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), and Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling).  Ultimately, the film won seven globes, more than any other film in the award show’s history.  This honor was previously held by 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 1978’s Midnight Express, both of which won six Globes.

 

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Cast and Crew of Moonlight

The other major winner of the night was Moonlight.  The coming of age story won Best Picture, Drama.  While the film was nominated for a total of six globes, this was its only win of the night. Moonlight beat out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and front-runner Manchester by the Sea.

Manchester by the Sea did not go home without getting some validation.  Casey Affleck, sporting a serious hermit beard, won the award for Best Actor, Drama.  Affleck has won several critics awards for his role, however, this is the first major award Affleck has won.  Affleck has all but guaranteed himself a second Oscar nomination.

After five nominations in the last eight years, Viola Davis finally took home gold.  Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the long suffering wife, Rose, in Fences.  Davis and fellow nominee Denzel Washington both took home Tonys for their roles in the stage version of the film.  My Spidey Senses tell me that Davis may be the front-runner for the Supporting Actress Oscar this year.  Fingers crossed!

The surprise winners of the night were Isabelle Huppert and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Huppert won Best Actress, Drama for her role as a revenge driven rape victim in Elle, which also took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the leader of a violent group of men terrorizing a young couple in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

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Cast and Crew of Atlanta

The television category was full of surprises as well.  Freshman series The Crown and Atlanta took home awards for Best Television Series, Drama and Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, respectively.  The leads from both of these shows also won in the acting categories with Claire Foy winning Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama for The Crown and Donald Glover winning Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

While it was no surprise  The People vs. OJ Simpson won for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Sarah Paulson), both Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown did not win for their portrayals of attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Christopher Darden, respectively.  Both lost to actors from the AMC mini-series The Night ManagerThe Night Manager actually won awards for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Tom Hiddleston), Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Hugh Laurie), and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Olivia Colman).

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Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award

However, the most talked about moment from the Golden Globes comes from the grand dame of acting, Meryl Streep.  While Streep did not win a competitive Globe last night (she lost to Emma Stone), she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to her by Viola Davis.  Streep gave a stirring speech that both honored her peers and stayed true to herself.  Streep called out President-Elect Donald Trump for his cruel mockery of disabled New York Times reported Serge Kovaleski, saying that it “broke my heart”. She continued by saying, “This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everybody’s life because it gives permission for other people to do the same. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” An eloquent statement from an eloquent actress.

-Ariadne Ansbro

The full list of winners is below:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water

Lion
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER Moonlight

 

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Cast and Crew of La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER La La Land
Sing Street

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Isabelle Huppert

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

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Emma Stone

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
WINNER Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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Casey Affleck

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

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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
WINNER Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

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Viola Davis

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

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Damien Chazelle

Best Director, Motion Picture
WINNER
 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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Ryan Gosling

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

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
WINNER
 La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

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Justin Hurwitz, composer of La La Land

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

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana

My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
WINNER Zootopia

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

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Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven (direcor of Elle)

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

Best Television Series, Drama
WINNER
 The Crown
Game of Thrones

Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
WINNER 
Atlanta
Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

 

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Cast and Crew of The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser

The Night Manager
The Night Of
WINNER The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Billy Bob Thornton

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
WINNER Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

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Donald Glover

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

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Tom Hiddleston

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
WINNER Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

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Hugh Laurie

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. Simpson: American Crime Story
WINNER Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Claire Foy

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

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER
 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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Sarah Paulson

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
WINNER Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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
WINNER Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Meryl Streep

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

 

Oh What a Night! – 2016 Golden Globe Awards

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Ricky Gervais

Last night, Hollywood came out in droves to drink support their peers at the Golden Globe awards.  Hosted by Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais, the night got off to an auspicious start.  Gervais promised to not pull any punches while hosting, and his monologue proved that he meant it.  Ribbing everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to Jennifer Lawrence, the monologue began to feel like Gervais didn’t care about being funny so much as seeing how many tasteless jokes he could tell.  Melissa McCarthy’s face said it all:

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Melissa McCarthy, we know how you feel…

Regardless, this year’s Globes kept us on the edge of our seats.  Many of the awards that were given were surprises to award forecasters and even some of the stars themselves.  The big winners of the night were The Revenant and The Martian (which apparently is a comedy?). Both films won Best Motion Picture and Best Lead Actor awards.  For all of you Leonardo DiCaprio lovers, this does not automatically mean that Leo is going to win the Oscar.  Please note: This is Leo’s third Golden Globe win.  While the Hollywood Foreign Press loves him, their voting body does not have any crossover with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  The Revenant also won Best Director for last year’s Oscar winning director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

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Leonardo DiCaprio wins for The Revenant

Indie favorite Brie Larson won Best Lead Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her beautiful work in Room.  During her acceptance speech, she mentioned her 9 year-old costar and fellow nominee, Jacob Tremblay, stating that the award was half his.  Jennifer Lawrence continued her love affair with the Globes by winning her third Golden Globe for her performance in David O. Russell’s Joy.  Of the films Lawrence has made with Russell, Joy has been the biggest under-achiever, so it will be interesting to see if Lawrence’s name is called on Thursday morning when the Oscar nominations are announced.

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Kate Winslet accepting her award for Steve Jobs

In a surprise turn, Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Steve Jobs.  Winslet herself was in shock, for when her name was called, she turned to her husband, Ned Rocknroll, and quite obviously said, “Oh my God!”  She also was part of one of the best moments of the evening, at least for women/girls who saw Titanic 75,000 times: KATE AND LEO SHARED A HUG ON LIVE TV!!!!!!!!  Let me just say, Twitter exploded and Celine Dion wept.

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The hug felt round the world…

The perennial underdog, Rocky Balboa, finally got his due as Sylvester Stallone won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Philly boxer in Creed. Very sweetly, Stallone thanked Rocky during his acceptance speech.  “Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I’ve ever had,” he said.  After playing him in seven films, I would say you guys are BFF, Sly.

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Sylvester Stallone with his award for Creed

The Golden Globes that were awarded for television were some of the most surprising I have ever seen.  Please know, I found this surprising even while knowing that this voting body has given surprise awards to Keri Russell for “Felicity”, Jenna Elfman for “Dharma and Greg”, and Andy Samberg for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, to name a few.

By far, the most surprising awards were for Amazon Video’s “Mozart in the Jungle” as Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Gael García Bernal for Best Lead Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for the same show.  Even nominee Aziz Ansari had a prop book made up called Losing to Jeffrey Tambor with Dignity. 

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Aziz Ansari prepares for the Globes

The other big surprise was that Rachel Bloom won for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.  Her elation was palpable, as she fist pumped her new Golden Globe in the air before leaving the stage.  Lady Gaga also surprised everyone by showing up in a dress that was not made of meat.  She also won the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on “American Horror Story: Hotel”.  She very humbly thanked her cast saying that their talent allowed for her to work harder, thus winning this award.

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Rachel Bloom and her award for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Even with all of the surprises there were several sure things in the television categories. Jon Hamm won Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for the final season of “Mad Men”. Taraji P. Henson handed out cookies after winning the award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her work on “Empire” where she plays a character named…Cookie.  The PBS version of Wolf Hall was also honored as Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Taraji P. Henson channels Cookie after winning the award for “Empire”

Finally, I must mention the triumph of the USA series “Mr. Robot”, for if I don’t, I believe that Moviefied’s managing editor will find me and text me within an inch of my life.  “Mr. Robot” won the award for Best Television Series – Drama and Christian Slater (yes, that Christian Slater) won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on the show.

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“Mr. Robot” wins Best Television Series – Drama

What were your favorite moments of the evening?  Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

-Ariadne Ansbro

Full List of Winners below:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
The Big Short
Joy
WINNER: The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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Jennifer Lawrence

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love
Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
WINNER: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
WINNER: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

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Alejandro G. Inarritu

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

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Matt Damon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
WINNER: Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph & Adam McKay, The Big Short
WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Original Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexander Desplat, The Danish Girl
WINNER: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Revanant

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Inside Out

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
WINNER: Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

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Son of Saul

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer 
Mustang
WINNER: Son of Saul

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Drama
Empire, Fox
Game of Thrones, HBO
WINNER: Mr. Robot, USA
Narcos, Netflix
Outlander, Starz

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“Mozart in the Jungle”

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Casual, Hulu
WINNER: Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon Video
Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime, ABC
American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
Fargo, FX
Flesh and Bone, Starz
WINNER: Wolf Hall, PBS

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
WINNER: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos 
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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Gael Garcia Bernal

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
WINNER: Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, Luther
WINNER: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

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Christian Slater

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
WINNER: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

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Maura Tierney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
WINNER: Maura Tierney, The Affair

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Lady Gaga

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
WINNER: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
WINNER: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 

Golden Globe nominations are heating up Awards season

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has spoken and the Golden Globe nominations are in.


By separating the movie categories into Drama and Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globes is able to honor more of the potential Oscar hopefuls and, alternatively, completely disrupt my prediction process. 


Due to all of the hype and critics awards, it comes as no surprise that 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle each received seven nominations, more than any other film.  Submitting American Hustle as a Comedy was a bold choice for the producers, but one that ultimately paid off for the actors.  The crowded Best Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama category may not have made room for Christian Bale or Amy Adams, especially since they were noticeably absent from the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

The Best Supporting Actor category did not vary much from the SAG nominees.  Daniel Brühl was nominated for his portrayal of Formula One racer Niki Lauda and newcomer Barkhad Abdi’s powerhouse performance as a Somali pirate who takes over a US cargo ship in Captain Phillips, triumphed over their early fall release dates and any possibility that the films may have faded from voters’ memories.  The only variation from the SAG nominees in this category is the inclusion of Bradley Cooper for American Hustle instead of the late James Gandolfini’s final performance in Enough Said

Indie favorite Nebraska continues to prove itself by garnering nominations for the film (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy) and actors Bruce Dern and Jane Squibb.  Greta Gerwig also gained a nod as the title character of the acclaimed indie darling, Frances Ha

A surprise omission was the absence of any nominations for Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  While the film garnered mediocre reviews, the SAG nominated the cast, Forrest Whitaker, and Oprah Winfrey.  This oversight may be enough to make Academy voters hesitate before casting their votes for the melodrama.

The Golden Globes will be announced on January 12, 2014 and hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
So, readers, now it’s your turn to weigh in. Tell us who you’d vote for and why! Tweet us @moviefiednyc
–Ariadne Ansbro

Best Motion Picture — Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — 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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Director — Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
American Hustle, Eric Singer, David O. Russell
Her, 
Spike Jonze
Nebraska, 
Bob Nelson
Philomena
, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
“Please, Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
All is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
12 Years a Slave

The Book Thief
Gravity

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Woody Allen

Golden Globe Nominations 2013

The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. It was no surprise that Lincoln led the nominations with seven, followed by Argo, Django Unchained, Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook; it was a surprise that Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) wasn’t nominated for best director. An even bigger surprise was—the almost forgotten—Salmon Fishing in the Yemen scored three nominations: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Best Comedy. We like nice surprises! Here are some of the nominees in the Motion Picture category.  
BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)

1) Lincoln

2) Argo
3) Life of Pi
4) Zero Dark Thirty
5) Django Unchained

BEST MOTION PICTURE (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

1) Les Miserables

2) Silver Linings Playbook
3) Moonrise Kingdom
4) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
5) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (DRAMA)
1) Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
2) Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
3) John Hawkes – The Sessions
4) Denzel Washington – Flight
5) Richard Gere – Arbitrage

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

1) Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

2) Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
3) Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson
4) Jack Black – Bernie
5) Ewan McGreggor  – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (DRAMA)
1) Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
2) Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone
3) Naomi Watts – The Impossible
4) Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
5) Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

1) Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

2) Meryl Streep – Hope Springs
3) Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
4) Maggie Smith – Quartet
5) Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

1) Alan Arkin – Argo
2) Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained

3) Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
4) Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
5) Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE


1) Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

2) Sally Field – Lincoln
3) Amy Adams – The Master
4) Helen Hunt – The Sessions
5) Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

1) Ben Affleck – Argo
2) Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
3) Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

4) Ang Lee – Life of Pi
5) Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE


1) Argo

2) Silver Linings Playbook
3) Lincoln
4) Zero Dark Thirty
5) Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


1) Brave

2) Frankenweenie
3) Wreck-It Ralph
4) Rise of the Guardians
5) Hotel Translyvania

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

1) Amour
2) Rust and Bone

3) The Intouchables
4) A Royal Affair
5) Kon-Tiki

BEST SONG


1) “For You” from Act of Valor

2) “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
3) “Suddenly” from Les Miserables
4)“Skyfall” from Skyfall
5) “Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys

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