Golden Globes winners 2015

What just happened? For years we’ve mocked the Golden Globes as a joke, a drunken farce that leads into the last few weeks of Awards Season before the Oscars. The show is basically one last hootenanny, like New Years Eve for celebrities, before the Important Awards sweep in to codify all that is good and worthwhile from the previous calendar year. (Note: no awards actually codify anything.)

But something happened in 2015. The Golden Globes, especially when it came to awards for TV, did not appear to be decided entirely by self-congratulatory voters more interested in getting loaded with celebrities than in the actual films and shows. The film winners were almost entirely independents, and the TV winners were diverse both in who they represent, and the ways in which those stories are getting to audiences. A big win for Amazon’s Transparent isn’t just unexpected; it is a great step forward.

Now, instead of bringing attention to stuff like The Tourist, the Golden Globes suddenly look almost progressive. The problem is that some of the 2015 awards winners are still things audiences haven’t seen, for a variety of reasons. So here’s a guide to some of the lesser-known achievements the Globes highlighted this year. Read More »


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2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners

2015 Golden Globe Awards

The 2015 awards season kicks into high gear this week with the 2015 Golden Globe Awards ceremony, hosted by everyone’s favorite celebrity BFFs, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. We’ll be updating this post as winners are announced, along with some of our commentary. Hit the jump to join in on the fun!  Read More »

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Science was big at the movies late in 2014. At one point, Interstellar, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything were all playing simultaneously, representing three different eras -well, two eras and one potential – in science. Removing the big budget film, you’re left with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the man who invented the computer as a way to break code in World War II and Eddie Redmayne in a biopic of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

With all that in mind, fast forward to this weekend. Both The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, as well as Redmayne and Cumberbatch, will be competing for the same Golden Globe awards on NBC. The night before, over on Discovery, a 2004 made for TV movie called Hawking will air. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Watch the trailer or, if you like, the full movie below. Read More »


Early this morning, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, and Peter Krause announced the nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes. The annual ceremony is one of the biggest stops in the awards season, second only to the Oscars in the attention it gets.

This year, Birdman led the list of motion picture nominations with 7, followed by Boyhood and The Imitation Game at 5 each. On the TV side, Fargo got 5 nominations while True Detective scored 4. Read the full list after the jump. Read More »

2014 Golden Globe Award Winners and Live-Blog

2014 Golden Globes

Let’s be real: Nobody takes the Golden Globes as seriously as they do the Oscars. Not even the winners themselves. But that’s exactly what makes it so fun. It’s as starry as the Oscars, but more relaxed, and with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting once again we can hope the laughs will be flowing as freely as the booze.

I’ll be posting the winners here as they’re announced, along with some live commentary. Hit the jump to get in in on the conversation. (Not sure whom to root for? Go here for the list of this year’s nominees.)

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Hopefully by now you all know not to trust advertising. Movie advertising in particular can be extra sneaky, as studios who have a bad movie will go to any lengths to make audiences think it’s good. Some examples include editing a critic’s actual words to give them them a positive spin, or turning to Twitter to quote random viewers, passing the quote off like a published review.

The latest twist on this disturbing trend comes from The Weinstein Company. They’re marketing August: Osage County and Philomena (at least one of which is a good movie with solid reviews) as if they’ve already won the Golden Globes they’ve been nominated for. See what we mean below. Read More »

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As we head into awards season — and into the endless debates and predictions that come with it — there’s one name we can cross off the potential Golden Globe winner list for certain.

The HFPA has deemed Scarlett Johansson‘s work in Spike Jonze‘s Her ineligible in the Best Supporting Actress category, despite its being one of the most buzzed-about performances of the year. The reason? Although Johansson’s voice can be heard throughout the movie, she never appears in physical form. Hit the jump for more details on the ruling.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes

The bad news is, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler definitely won’t host the Oscars anytime soon. The good news is, that’s because they’ll be tied up hosting the Golden Globes for the next two years.

NBC and Dick Clark Productions have set the comedy duo for the 2014 and 2015 ceremonies, after their first outing at the 2013 ceremony drew a ratings bump and a glowing critical reception. Hit the jump for more details on the pair’s return.

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For the 70th year, the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out their Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler entertained an audience of TV and movie fans there to bestow awards to shows like Girls, Modern Family, Smash, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey and films like Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Silver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Yes, I said Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

That’s just one example of surprise nominees that make the Globes such a wild card each and every year. Check out all the winners below along with live commentary.

UPDATE: We’ve embedded a lot of the special moments from the show below.  Read More »