Monday, January 13, 2014

71st Golden Globes Winners

Yesterday the press group had their highly enjoyable show thanks to Tina and Amy plus some of the winners that gave great speeches and/or had great reactions. There are a couple of Tina jokes that still are inside my head which make me burst into laugh out-of-the-blue. Hope next year Tina and Amy are back or if they don't then has to be Ricky Gervais! LOL!

Talking about winners there were a few surprises like fantastic Jaqueline Bisset that finally got her award after five nominations, the many unexpected wins in television categories and some in motion picture categories like Original Score, Best Actor and even do I really enjoyed La Grande Bellezza expected that Blue or Jagten will take the award.

Nevertheless we have to remember that Golden Globes are awards given by the press and they are NOT Academy members, so we should compare these results with what other press/critics groups have been honoring more than predicting what could happen with Oscar even do we have to recognize that press members do influence viewers perceptions and Academy members are also viewers that can be influenced.

Winners are in *BLUE and to check winners in television categories go here.

The Nominees Motion Pictures

Best Motion Picture - Drama
*12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
*American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color, France
*The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Past, Iran
The Wind Rises, Japan

Best Director - Motion Picture
*Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne for Nebraska
David O. Russell for American Hustle

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

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

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Chiwetel Ejifor in 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
*Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford in All is Lost

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

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

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
*Spike Jonze for Her
Bob Nelson for Nebraska
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan for Philomena
John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russel for American Hustle

Best Original Score
*Alex Ebert for All is Lost
Alex Heffes and Freedom for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price for Gravity
John Williams for The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer for 12 Years A Slave

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Atlas in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Music and Lyrics by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Let It go in Frozen - Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
*Ordinary Love in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton and Lyrics by Bono
Please Mr. Kennedy in Inside Llewyn Davis - Music and Lyrics by Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Sweeter than Fiction in Once Chance - Music and Lyrics by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

To learn TV categories nominations go Official site. Have to say that I'm very pleased with the two nominations for incredibly good Masters of Sex.

Tally by Movie
7 - 12 Years a Slave
7 - American Hustle
5 - Nebraska
4 - Captain Phillips
4 - Gravity
3 - Inside Llewyn Davis
3 - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
3 - Philomena
3 - Her
3 - August: Osage County
2 - All is Lost
2 - Blue Jasmine
2 - Dallas Buyers Club
2 - Frozen
2 - Rush
2 - The Wolf of Wall Street
1 - Before Midnight
1 - Blue is the Warmest Color
1 - Despicable Me 2
1 - Enough Said
1 - Frances Ha
1 - Labor Day
1 - One Chance
1 - Saving Mr. Banks
1 - The Book Thief
1 - The Croods
1 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
1 - The Hunt
1 - The Past
1 - The Wind Rises

Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and as usually happens every year there are a lot of surprises, especially in what they define as "comedy" which this year I find particularly hilarious as made me laugh loud for a few minutes! and amazingly NONE of the films nominated in the "Comedy or Musical" category is a Comedy!!! Perhaps Inside Llewyn Davis could be considered "sort of" a Musical but the rest definitively not.

Biggest surprises for me are Paul Greengrass, Sally Hawkins and Idris Elba nominations; the total absence of The Butler. With SAG and Golden Globes nods out our guessing game seems a bit cloudy -with a few category exceptions- so I'm looking forward to learn the Guilds nominations to gain a clearer vision.

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle lead the pack with seven nominations each and if you like stats check distributor tally: Sony Pictures Releasing leads the pack with 11 nods followed by The Weinstein Co with 9 nods.

As we know Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the awards ceremony and Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedwick, is this year Miss Golden Globe. Awards ceremony will be on January 12, 2014 and will air live on NBC.

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