The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards take place Sunday night and though all the pre-show hype has been about what controversial host Ricky Gervais will say when he takes the stage, there are some important awards to discuss too. Though the validity of the Globes are regularly questioned, it’s extremely influential simply because it’s live on television and everyone is watching. For films like The Artist, Midnight in Paris and The Help, a win at the Globes could mean a direct route to the Oscars.
In case you aren’t watching, we’ve got you covered. I’ll be updating this post with all the winners as they happen. Plus, I’ll keep you informed of which celebrities take a thrashing courtesy of Gervais, who, if anyone, gets extremely drunk and all of the other potential craziness that occurs when Hollywood’s elite sit in a ballroom with free, unlimited booze and live television cameras.
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Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones, and Sofia Vergara got up extra early this morning to announce the nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 69th Golden Globes Awards, which will be televised on January 15, 2012.
Returning host Ricky Gervais (called a “naughty, naughty schoolboy” this morning by Aida Takla-O’ Reilly, the president of the HFPA) will likely be the main attraction of that broadcast, but the Globes do get attention for the awards doled out each year, if only for the way that the organization targets films with big stars to show up at the ceremony. How else to explain multiple nominations for Madonna‘s W.E.? Sure, her Best Song nomination could have gone to a tune from The Muppets, but why would the HFPA want anyone from that film at the ceremony?
The Artist, Midnight in Paris and The Help are the big nominees. Check out the full list below. Read More »
Few awards hosting appearances have been as divisive as Ricky Gervais‘ stint on the last Golden Globes. That gig kicked off with a detailed evisceration of Charlie Sheen before taking time to poke ugly/accurate fun at many celebs nominated for awards, and at the Globes themselves. The fallout was quick, with then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Berk saying Gervais “definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”
Now after a long period of speculation the HFPA — a group of professionals, it must be noted, that is regularly considered to be generally useless and self-serving at best — has voted to invite Gervais back to host once more. Read More »
Here is a full listing of award winners from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Please feel free to leave your thoughts below.
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The nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, with announcements by Blair Underwood, Josh Duhamel, and Katie Holmes. The Social Network, The King’s Speech and The Fighter scored a handful of nods each. But where’s True Grit, which came up with nothing? If nothing else, walk away from this nomination list with the knowledge that The Fighter is a far stronger awards contender than anyone credited it with being just a couple weeks ago. The full list is after the break. Read More »
The Hollywood Reporter has posted their one hour long discussion between 2010 Oscar contenders Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours), Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), John Wells (The Company Men), Todd Phillips (Due Date) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).
Wait a second, is Due Date really an Awards contender? I guess maybe for the Golden Globes Best Comedy/Musical category, but Phillips does seem like the odd man out in this list of screenwriters (and this is not a slam against Todd, I enjoy his movies). Seems like The Coen Brothers (True Grit), David Seidler (The King’s Speach) or Alex Garland (Never Let Me Go) might have been better choices considering the award-focus.
I’m always excited to watch THR’s series of discussions each year, but they usually only post the more interesting clips and not the entire chat. But this year they decided to post the entire thing. Hit the jump to watch the entire hour and seven minute-long discussion.
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In our coverage of last night’s Golden Gobes award ceremony, Peter highlighted the fantastic montage of scenes from films by Martin Scorsese that was assembled to commemorate his reception of the Cecil B. DeMille award. Now we’ve got video of the montage, and of the director’s acceptance speech, after the break. Read More »
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After the jump you can find the entire list of winners from the 2010 Golden Globe Awards, along with a few brief thoughts from myself, which were recorded as the awards were announced. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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