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 »

The 2010 Golden Globes Awards Winners

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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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Vegas Odds: Academy Awards and Golden Globes

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BoDog has announced the Vegas betting odds for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Check them out after the jump.

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67th Golden Globes Nominations Announced

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One of the few things that can get Justin Timberlake in front of a camera before dawn is a group with, er, enormous power: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Timberlake, John Krasinski and Diane Kruger joined the president of the HFPA this morning to announced the nominations for the 67th Golden Globes.

Because the HFPA nominates work split into dramatic and comedy/musical categories, the nods are often spread out over a fairly wide group of films. That’s mostly the case this year, though a few films in particular got more love than others: Up in the Air and Nine lead the pack in terms of raw nominations (six and five each, respectively) while Inglourious Basterds and Avatar both got four nominations. Read the entire list after the break. Read More »

The Hangover for Best Picture?

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Our friends at FirstShowing noticed something funny while browsing the Hollywood trade newspaper Variety tonight: an advertisement, seemingly aimed at Academy voters, for the Todd Phillips comedy The Hangover, with the text “For Your Consideration: All Categories” followed by larger and more glitzy Vegas-like text that reads “Best Picture”.

This is the first year that the Academy will nominate ten movies for best picture, double that of previous years. Does Warner Bros actually believe they could get The Hangover a Best Picture nomination? Not likely…

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced that they will expand this year’s number of Golden Globe nominations for Best Animated Feature from three to five. The amended rule now reads:

Eligible films must be feature-length (70 minutes or longer) with no more than 25% live action. If less than eight animated films qualify, the award will not be given, in which case the films would be eligible for Best Picture. If less than twelve animated films qualify, the category will be limited to three nominations per year.

This comes on the heels of the Academy of Motion Pictures’ announcement that twenty films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar, which would result in five nominees instead of the usual three.
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FCC Reviewing Golden Globes After Indecency Complaints

The FCC is reviewing NBC’s telecast of The Golden Globes due to multiple complaints from viewers claiming that portions violated public indecency rules. The biggest moment of contention happened when The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky “flipped the bird” at Best Actor winner Mickey Rourke. The moment came across to moment as playful jabbing between a director and his star actor. On the West Coast, NBC filled the screen with black to censor the two second shot. I remember in the second pro wrestling boom, Stone Cold Steve Austin would often flip the middle finger at opponents on cable television in prime time. I’m not sure if the rules changed after Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction or if the laws are different for cable broadcasts.

Some of the 18 complaints received also focused on objectionable language caught on mic by some award winners. I still find it amazing that 18 people can dictate what is and what isn’t indecent on national television. It’s actually pretty ridiculous if you think about it. I doubt that anything serious will come of this. Even the $500,000 fine the agency slapped CBS with after the Janet Jackson 2004 SuperBowl incident was later overturned by the courts. Thanks to /Film reader Ben O for the tip.

source: LA TImes

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