2013 Golden Globe Awards: ‘Argo’, ‘Django’, ‘Les Mis’, ‘Game Change’, ‘Homeland’ & ‘Girls’ big winners
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved to be phenomenal hosts of the 70th Annual Golden Globe awards. If you missed it, you can watch their laugh-out-loud opening monologue at YouTube. The only disappoint was that they weren’t on stage doing their schtick long enough. The most entertaining presenters (by a long shot) had to be Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig; you can tell they are both from the same SNL family. Watch their banter at YouTube, too.
Now let’s get to what you came here for: the night’s big winners. Let’s switch things up and look at the movie categories first. Argo, which took home two statues, won Best Motion Picture Drama and Ben Affleck was named Best Director. (Surprisingly he was not nominated for an Oscar so it’s nice to see him being recognized here.) Django Unchained also collected two trophies; Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor (beating castmate Leonardo DiCaprio who also wasn’t nominated for an Oscar) and Quentin Tarantino nabbed a Globe for Best Screenplay. Les Misérables was the winningest film of the bunch taking home three Globes for Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway). As expected Daniel Day-Lewis and Jessica Chastain won Best Actor and Actress for the roles in Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively. And to round things out Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) won Best Actress Comedy/Musical, Michael Danna won for Best Original Score for his in work in Life of Pi, Adele’s “Skyfall” was named Best Original Song, and, Brave was crowned Best Animated Film.
Moving on to the television categories next. HBO movie Game Change and Showtime’s Homeland swept gathering three Globes each. Game Change took home Best Miniseries/Motion Picture for TV, Best Actress (Julianne Moore), and Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris). Homeland beat Breaking Bad to be named Best Drama and stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were recognized for their lead acting roles. Another HBO program Girls fared well winning two Globes for Best Comedy/Musical and star Lena Dunham won Best Actress. Elsewhere Kevin Costnerwon Best Actor in a Miniseries for his turn in Hatfields and McCoys, Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) won Best Supporting Actress, and Don Cheadle (House of Lies) surprised almost everyone and beat Louis C.K. and Jim Parsons to nab the Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy/Musical.
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SNL pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. If you need proof that these two are the perfect match for the awards show look no further than this video here. Well, maybe a bit further; after the break you’ll find another clip plus a promotional image that wonderfully encapsulates the kind of wild spirit the 30 Rock and Parks and Rec stars will bring to NBC on January 13, 2013 at 8PM. Review the nominees here. (Click here for more…)
Today the nominations were announced for the Golden Globe Awards, a show that celebrates the best in television and film. Like we always do at this time, let’s talk up the crop of nominees in the major TV categories. The program with the most nods this year is the HBO miniseries Game Change with 5, followed closely by Showtime’s Homeland with 4. Best Drama Series contenders are Breaking Bad (it’s back!), Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland (of course), and newbie The Newsroom. Best Drama Actors include Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), and Damian Lewis (Homeland). Hamm is the only thing representing Mad Men at this year; the fact that the show wasn’t nominated for Best Drama Series is our very first snub! Best Drama Actresses include Connie Britton (Nashville), Glenn Close (Damages), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). Best Comedy/Musical Series contenders are The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, and (big pleasant surprise) Smash. Best Comedy/Musical Actors include Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies) Louis C.K. (Louis), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). Best Comedy/Musical Actresses include Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Amy Poehler (Parks And Recreation). Best Supporting Actors include Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ed Harris (Game Change), Danny Huston (Magic City), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family). Best Supporting Actresses include Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (Game Change) Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family).
Snubs? Mad Men, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Game of Thrones are absent in the Best Drama Series category. In fact, Thrones is completely shut out here; even the great Peter Dinklage isn’t recognized in the Best Supporting Actor category. AHS only managed to land a Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress nod for Jessica Lange’s top notch performance. Though Sarah Paulson’s incredible portrayal of Lana in Asylum wasn’t recognized, she was nominated for Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress for her role in Game Change. Sherlock should be able to break into Best Drama Series, too. But alas we’ll have to live with Benedict Cumberbatch landing a nod for Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor. And another thorn in my side: John Noble of Fringe fame will never get an Emmy for his performance. But he knows he always deserved one, so that’s OK. On the comedy side, notable snubs include Parks And Recreation, Community, New Girl, Raising Hope, and Happy Endings not landing Best Comedy/Musical Series nods. (Click here for more…)
If you could pick any two people to co-host the Golden Globe Awards who would they be? Well guess what, it’s happening. Today it was announced that dynamic duo Tina Fey & Amy Poehler will be hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. And as we already know the two have chemistry; they served as co-anchors of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live for years and they starred in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama together. Today they each have their own show on NBC–Fey’s readying to bow out of 30 Rock and Poehler is in her prime as Leslie Knope in Parks And Recreation–so the Peacock is making a smart move by teaming these ladies together to celebrate the best in TV.
NBC president of alternative and late night Paul Telegdy released the following statement: “Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year’s festivities is a major coup. Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on SNL to their successful co-starring roles in Baby Mama.”
The award show’s executive producers Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson, and Barry Adelman said: “It’s exciting to have two of the most respected names in comedy. Amy and Tina’s well known chemistry along with their spontaneity and glamour makes them a perfect fit for the Golden Globes.”
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs January 13, 2013.
2012 Golden Globe winners: ‘Homeland’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘The Descendants’ & ‘The Artist’ big winners
The Golden Globes came and went last Sunday, so let’s take a quick look at the big winners. On the TV side of things, premium cable channels dominated the field. Showtime’s Homeland won Best TV Series Drama and Claire Danes took home the Best Actress (Drama) award for her role in that show. Kelsey Grammer won the Best Actor (Drama) award for his role in the Starz series Boss and the great Peter Dinklage was crowned Best Supporting Actor (TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie) for his portrayal as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Matt LeBlanc won the Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) award for his lead role in another Showtime series Episodes. Enlightened‘s Laura Dern took home the Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) award for her work in the new HBO dark comedy. The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey won Best Miniseries or TV Movie. Also of note, Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) rightfully accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress. And then there was Modern Family, the only show from the big networks (read: CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC) to win a Globe. Modern Family beat out FOX’s Glee and New Girl and Episodes and Enlightened for Best TV Series (Comedy).
In the movie categories, The Descendants and The Artist were named Best Picture in the Drama and Comedy or Musical sections, respectively. George Clooney (The Descendants) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) won Best Actor Globes, and The Artist‘s Ludovic Bource was also recognized for his original score. Other notable wins include… Meryl Streep won Best Actress for her turn as Margret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Octavia Spencer (The Help) nabbed Best Supporting Actress, Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) won Best Supporting Actress, Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor (Beginners), Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris won Best Screenplay, Martin Scorsese won Best Director for Hugo, and The Adventures of Tintin was named Best Animated Film.
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The Golden Globe Awards celebrates the best in television and film, and this year’s nominees have been announced. We start with the television categories, as is tradition. The five best drama nominees are American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, Boss, Game of Thrones, and Homeland. Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Steve Buschemi and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Kelsey Grammer (Boss), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Claire Danes and Damien Lewis (Homeland) were all recognized for their performances in those aforementioned best drama series. The five best comedy nominees are Enlightened, Episodes, Glee, Modern Family, and New Girl. Laura Dern (Enlightened), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), and Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) were recognized for their performances in those best comedy series. Snubs? Parks and Recreation, Community, Raising Hope, Happy Endings, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Louie in the comedy categories (though Amy Poehler was nominated for best actress) and The Walking Dead, Dexter, and Fringe in the drama categories (will the HFPA ever show love for TV’s finest John Noble?).
And then there’s the film categories. The five best motion picture drama contenders are The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball, and War Horse. George Clooney and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (The Help), Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March), Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill (Moneyball) were all recognized for their performances in those aforementioned best drama films. Also The Descendants (Alexander Payne), Hugo (Martin Scorcese), and The Ides of March (George Clooney) snagged best director nominations. The Descendants, The Ides of March, and Moneyball received best screenplay nods. Hugo and War Horse are up for best original score, along with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The five best motion picture comedy contenders are 50/50, The Artist, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, and My Week with Marilyn. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50), Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris), Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn) were recognized for their performances in those best comedy films. Also The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius) and Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) snagged best director and best screenplay nominations. The Artist, which topped the nominations list with a total of six nods, was also recognized for its original score. Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin is pitted against Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots, and Rango for best animated feature film. Snubs? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (though Rooney Mara was nominated for best actress), Shame and Michael Fassbender, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Gary Oldman and Melissa McCarthy’s performance in Bridesmaids.
Comedian Ricky Gervais hosts for a third time in a row when the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs live Sunday January 15, 2012 at 8PM on NBC. Jump after the break to see all the nominees. (Click here for more…)
Honestly, every year the Golden Globes telecast just comes across as drab. Where are the shiny musical numbers, the high-spirited jokes? Host Ricky Gervais was funny, but he promoted a rather dreary atmosphere with his harsh jabs at many celebrities. But let’s move on to the night’s big winners, shall we?
Movies… The Social Network was the night’s big winner. In addition to winning Best Picture (drama), director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were recognized for their contributions to the film. The Kids Are All Right was named Best Picture (comedy or musical), and Annette Bening beat out her co-star Julianne Moore for Best Actress (comedy or musical). The Fighter took home a pair of wins; Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actor and Actress (drama), respectively. Other notable mentions: Natalie Portman won Best Actress (drama) for her star role in Black Swan; Colin Firth won Best Actor (drama) for his role in The King’s Speech; Paul Giamatti was Best Actor (comedy or musical) for Barney’s Version; and joining Portman in the “duh!” category was Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Feature. Quote of the night came from TS3‘s director Lee Unkirk when he described his film as “an animated movie that beat with a human heart.” No love for Inception‘s brilliant director and soundtrack, unfortunately.
Television… Boardwalk Empire and Glee were the night’s big winners in the TV categories. The HBO Prohibition-era show won Best Drama and its star Steve Buscemi took home Best Actor (drama); that’s right–Mad Men finally met its match. Glee won Best Comedy or Musical for the second consecutive year, and Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch were crowned by Best Supporting Actors (comedy or musical). Fun fact: Colfer and Lynch are the youngest and oldest Globe winners at 20 and 50 years old, respectively. Other notable mentions: Jim Parsons won Best Actor (comedy or musical) for his fantastic role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory; Sons Of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal (surprisingly) beat out Julianna Margulies, Elisabeth Moss, Piper Perabo, and Kyra Sedgwick for Best Actress (drama); and Laura Linney (The Big C) topped Tiny Fey, Collette, Falco, and Lea Michele for Best Actress (comedy or musical). The Walking Dead and Modern Family will surely be recognized next year, let’s hope.
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Are you ready to celebrate the best of the best in film and television? The Golden Globe nods are in! Let’s take a look at some of the television categories first. The big five best drama contenders are Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead. I’m so glad the AMC zombie-fest got nominated! The short but terrific six-episode arc deserves a major win like this at the show. And how about the best actors in a drama series? Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), and Hugh Laurie (House). A nice bunch there, indeed. The best comedy contenders are 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, and Nurse Jackie. I’m sure this will be a tight race between the FOX musical, the ABC hit, and the Jim Parsons-led comedy sensation. Speaking of Parsons, let’s move onto best actors in a comedy series. Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee), and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). Parsons is likely the lock here, but congratulations to Glee‘s Will Schuester! In other notable nods, Chris Colfer (Glee), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), and Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O) are nominated for best supporting actor, and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Jane Lynch (Glee) are up for best supporting actress. Glee ended up being the most recognized show (Lea Michele was nominated best actress in a comedy!).
This is the space I usually save for my rant concerning the the snub of Fringe’s John Noble. But you can refer to that in last year’s Globes nomination post. Other notable TV snubs: Where’s the love for Community, Parks and Rec, and Raising Hope!?
Now let’s branch into the film categories. Best picture, drama: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech, and The Social Network. This is certainly going to be a tight race. A really tight race. It’s hard to make a prediction here. Best actor, drama: Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter). I gotta cheer on Mr. Eisenberg here for his fantastic take on TIME’s Person of the Year; he really gave his first riveting performance here that’s worthy of an award or two. I could list the best actress category here, but we all know this one’s going to Natalie Portman for her amazing performance in Black Swan. In other notable nods, Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) and Jeremy Renner (The Town) are nominated for best supporting actor, and Mila Kunis (Black Swan) is up for best supporting actress. I think it’ll be an exciting race for best director between David Fincher (The Social Network), Christopher Nolan (Inception), and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan). And the same goes for best original score between Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network) and Hans Zimmer (Inception). For best animated feature, Despicable Me or Toy Story 3. Loved both, but the win will definitely go to the one starring Woody.
Movie snubs: Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), armie hammer (The Social Network), True Grit.
Comedian Ricky Gervais will host (again!) the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards when it airs Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8PM on NBC. You know the drill: look after the break to browse all the nominations.
This year’s televised Golden Globes award show was terribly boring. That said, allow me to share my excitement over some of the night’s winners. (And take a second to glance at my predictions.)
In the television categories, Glee won Best TV Comedy…and that’s about all that interested me. Fellow freshman comedy Modern Family and others like 30 Rock, The Office, and Entourage missed out on the win. In my opinion Glee or Modern Family equally deserved to win this category. Notable losses include House to Mad Men (Best TV Drama); Hugh Laurie to Michael C. Hall (Best Actor in TV Drama); Matthew Morrison and Steve Carell to Alec Baldwin (Best Actor in TV Comedy); Lea Michelle and Tina Fey to Toni Collette (Best Actress in TV Comedy); Michael Emerson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jeremy Piven to John Lithgow (Best Supporting Actor in TV Series); Jane Lynch to Chloe Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress in TV Series).
In the film categories, UP deservedly won Best Animated Film and Best Score (props to Michael Giacchino); The Hangover surprised everyone and won Best Musical/Comedy against Nine, Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, and 500 Days of Summer; Christoph Waltz surprised no one and took Best Supporting Actor for his memorable role in Inglourious Basterds; and Robert Downey, Jr. unexpectedly won Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for his role as Sherlock Holmes. His acceptance speech was by far the most entertaining. I was truly blown away by the success of Avatar (or as Arnold Schwarzenegger called it, “Avadart”); it won Best Drama and James Cameron took Best Director (beating out his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds). The time and money this epic took to create paid off both financially and critically. Job well done, Cameron. Notable losses include District 9 and Inglourious Basterds to Up in the Air (Best Screenplay).
Also, we cannot forget about the coveted Cecil B. Demille Award “for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.” This year it was bestowed upon director Martin Scorsese for his excellent work in films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Good Fellas, The Departed, and the forthcoming Shutter Island. For the full list of winners click here.
Lost and Modern Family will take it next year.
The Golden Globes are all about celebrating the best of the best in film and television. And I’m glad to share that many of my favorite TV shows and movies of the year received nominations this Tuesday. In the television categories, the FOX sensation that is Glee nabbed four nominations (best comedy or musical, acting nods for Matthew Morrison, Lea Michelle, and Jane Lynch); House received two nominations (best drama, acting nod for Hugh Laurie); newcomer Modern Family received one nomination (best comedy or musical); and Lost‘s Michael Emerson, HIMYM‘s Neil Patrick Harris, and Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven all received acting nods.
With talk of award show nominations always comes the necessary mention of who got screwed over. Although there are so many snubs to mention (as there usually always are) I will keep my rant in check with one actor who was overlooked this year and that is Fringe’s John Noble. Noble, who plays the eccentric mad scientist and genius Walter Bishop, is a phenomenal actor who by all standards deserves an award for his acting achievements. Walter is a strong, emotional character who is, frankly, the best character of the show. Noble stands out among a solid cast because of his wide-range of skills; he knows how to balance being a crazy mad scientist and a loving and caring father. His character calls for a great actor to represent him, and Noble was the perfect fit. Although Fringe is in a bit of a sophomore slump ratings-wise, it continues to push the boundaries of what is shown on TV these days, and John Noble’s Walter Bishop carries it all on his talented shoulders.
Let’s talk film. Inglourious Basterds, a personal favorite, made the cut along with Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Precious, and Up in the Air for Best Picture (Drama). The Hangover got a nod for Best Picture (Comedy). The Best Animated film category includes Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess & The Frog, and (my pick) Up. Up also got a nod for Best Score. Some notable acting nods include Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). For Best Director there’s Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), James Cameron (Avatar), and Clint Eastwood (Invictus), among others. District 9′s Neill Blomkamp received a nod for Best Screenplay.
Head after the break for the full listing of nominations. The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs January 17 on NBC. The hilarious Ricky Gervais hosts. I know I’ll be cheering for Glee, Modern Family, Lost, House, District 9, Up…..