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Monday, January 06, 2020

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners


A few minutes ago the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had their televised press conference where Dakota Fanning, Tim Allen, and Susan Kelechi Watson announced the nominations for the 2020 edition of these infamous awards that always generate controversy because what is drama and what is comedy but always give TV audiences with a great show -many times more entertaining than the Oscars show- and this year's show has to be hilarious as Ricky Gervais will host again (his fifth time) the ceremony on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:00pm ET broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on NBC and many TV stations around the world.  Great!

As was previously announced this edition Golden Globe Ambassadors are Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of Pierce Brosnan and will honor Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. deMille Award and Ellen DeGeneres with the newly created Carol Burnett Award.

Making awards history, Netflix secured its first-ever Golden Globes best picture nominations for not one but four of its films, The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Two Popes, and Dolemite is My Name plus landed a total of 17 nominations, more than double that of its nearest rival.

Marriage Story leads with six (6) nominations followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood with five (5) each.

After reading the nominations -on TV was too-fast for me to digest all the info- and also reading the TV nominations my first spontaneous reaction is that awards show is going to be CRAZY and yes, very-crowded with A-Listers, Movie Stars, Celebrities, et al.  As TV series casting now include outstanding film actors it's in awards shows like this one where they all collide, share the red carpet elbow-to-elbow and gee, this edition will be monstrous; just from film nominees include Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Renée Zellweger, Saorise Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Annette Bening, Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lopez, and Emma Thompson; add Television nominees and we also have, Olivia Colman, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Dunst, Helen Mirren, Michelle Williams, Patricia Arquete, Helena Bonham-Carter, Toni Collette and none other than Meryl Streep! ... and these are only the actresses!  Oops, was forgetting that also Taylor Swift and Beyoncé will be there as well as Sir Elton John.

Group nominations somehow can be called "traditional" as tend to honor mainly American and/or English-language films which has been okay but now it's not in line with what respected east and west coast film critics' are doing when including non-English films too.  Of course, Cannes Palm d'Or winner Parasite has nominations in Foreign-language, director and screenplay -can't qualify for best film, remember Roma last year?- but there is no other film being honored, not even I Lost My Body in animation much less Portrait of a Lady on Fire in cinematography as this group doesn't honor the category(!).  Hope Oscars behave not like Globes as this is their opportunity to open the awards beyond the traditional, when several non-English movies have done very good at the American box office, with audiences and with film critics. Oops! also with one nomination outside foreign-language, Pain and Glory.

As many are claiming to the wind, and I tend to agree- this year there was no female director nominations and the biggest snubb for me is Greta Gerwig but then also Noah Baumbach as believe both deserve more the nominations than Mendes, Phillips, Tarantino and even Scorsese, sigh.

There are quite a few tweets reminding all #GoldenGlobes buzz and fuzz that nominations are decided by 90 members of the Hollywood foreign press (no Americans here) and continue to say things like "It's not your peers, it's not objective, it's not a representative cross-section, it's not reflective of pretty much anything. It's 90 people and a fun party".  Well, yes and no. No, because Hollywood foreign press are entertainment journalists, i.e. film critics and entertainment reporters; they absolutely represent what foreign film critics living in America (i.e. Hollywood) think about the annual films, just like any other film critic group in America that say what they think and represent film critics.  Period.  Yes, because is a very-fun party!

These are the Nominees

Winners are in *BLUE.  To check winners at official site go here.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
*1917
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Dolemite is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
*Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Rocketman

Best Motion Picture - Animated
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
*Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
The Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
*Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Director
Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
*Sam Mendes for 1917
Todd Phillips for Joker
Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

Best Performance by an Actress in a  Motion Picture - Drama
Cynthia Erivo in Harriet
Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan in Little Women
Charlize Theron in Bombshell
*Renée Zellweger in Judy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas in Knives Out
*Awkwafina in The Farewell
Cate Blanchett in Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Fieldstein in Booksmart
Emma Thompson in Late Night

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates in Richard Jewell
Annette Bening in The Report
*Laura Dern in Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers
Margot Robbie in Bombshell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Christian Bale in Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory
Adam Driver in Marriage Story
*Joaquin Phoenix in Joker
Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig in Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
*Taron Egerton in Rocketman
Eddie Murphy in Dolemite is My Name

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Antony Hopkins in The Two Popes
Al Pacino in The Irishman
Joe Pesci in The Irishman
*Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won for Parasite
Anthony McCarten for The Two Popes
*Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Steven Zaillian for The Irishman

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat for Little Women
*Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker
Randy Newman for Marriage Story
Thomas Newman for 1917
Daniel Pemberton for Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song
Beautiful Ghosts in Cats, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift
*I'm Gonna Love Me Again in Rocketman, Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Into The Unknown in Frozen 2, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Spirit in The Lion King, Music and Lyrics by Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Beyoncé
Stand Up in Harriet, Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell abd Cynthia Erivo

To check the film and television nominees go official site here.  TV nominations are outstanding as most of my favorite UK and American shows got honored (The Crown and Succession) and well, for the first time ever something Apple -meaning Apple TV+- gets Golden Globes nominations as The Morning Show got 3 nominations.

Nominations Announcement Video




Nominations by Motion Picture
Marriage Story 6
The Irishman 5
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 5
Joker 4
The Two Popes 4
1917 3
Knives Out 3
Parasite 3
Rocketman 3
Bombshell 2
Dolemite Is My Name 2
The Farewell 2
Frozen 2 2
Harriet 2
Jojo Rabbit 2
The Lion King 2
Little Women 2
Pain and Glory 2
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 1
Booksmart 1
Cats 1
Ford v Ferrari 1
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1
Hustlers 1
Judy 1
Late Night 1
Les Misérables 1
Missing Link 1
Motherless Brooklyn 1
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 1
The Report 1
Richard Jewell 1
Toy Story 4 1
Where'd You Go, Bernadette 1

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