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Sunday, January 12, 2014

 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2014



GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
2014

NBC at 8:00 PM

(E! and NBC have "arrivals" at 7:00)

http://www.hfpa.org/


NOTE
-- POST SHOW -- 

The awards were really spread around. HER got best screenplay; GRAVITY got best director; DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB and WOLF OF WALL STREET got best actor; AMERICAN HUSTLE AND BLUE JASMINE got best actress; AMERICAN HUSTLE and DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB got best supporting nods; 12 YEARS A SLAVE got best film drama, and AMERICAN HUSTLE picked up a "tie breaking" award -- for BEST FILM COMEDY.

Tina and Amy were funny, but seemed to have less to do, and seemed less fresh and original than last year when they were new. For some reason they did not post the names of the presenters on the screen. If you missed the intro you had no idea who was talking.

Some really awkward silences replace bleeping.; It could not have been that bad what people really said. The silence seemed more obscene, actually.

Comparing "thank-you" speeches to "talks from the heart" to"I didn't prepare a speech" speeches, suggests to me that for the Academy Awards they should require everyone to actually write a speech before-hand, and bar "thank-you's" completely.

In the TV categories, I was most excited that Jon Voight got a well deserved award for his brilliant work in RAY DONOVAN.

Dianne Keaton gave a nice tribute to Woody Allen.  His tribute reel was a great tribute and reminder of how inspired his collection of work really is.  Nobody expected him to show up.  He didn't.  I wish he had.
 
All in all, though, it was fun to watch; genuine moments were great; and it's always nice to review and re-live the year's great work.



THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS (GG's)are among the most important and prestigious awards for films and television. They are the Honors bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The importance of the GG's comes from several factors:


Below is the list of nominations for the Golden Globes. They’re organized here by categories:

ACTING – ACTORS
ACTING – ACTRESSES
FILMS AND FILMMAKING
TV
MUSIC

Quite a bit has been left out from these awards, it seems to me. There are no categories for direction or writing for TV. There are no categories for web content (eg ALPHA HOUSE).

This year, there could well be a category for best ensemble acting. 12 YEARS A SLAVE, for example, has great depth in the acting from the leads to the bit players.

Some of my own favorites for the year have been left out. Scarlett Johannson gives one of the greatest performances of the year in HER (even though it's only her voice -- she never appears on screen). 

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, which I think is really great movie, with terrific performances, suitable for all ages – a true family film – was completely left out. I think it is the most inaccurately under-appreciated film of the year, one that will be recognized as a classic in years to come. It’s a smart, funny, romantic fantasy. (NOTE -- The earlier, Danny Kaye version, of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is on TV tonight on TCM at 6:00).

I would have liked to have seen THE AMERICANS and Keri Russell nominated in the TV categories. That is a very fine show and Keri is terrific. SHAMELESS  with Emmy Rossum and CALIFORNICATION with David Duchovny should also have been recognized, especially for their more-than-ordinary outrageous and edgy work. Also Christopher Gorham who plays the blind agent on Covert Affairs

On the other hand, I think ORANGE: OSAGE COUNTY didn’t work as a movie. The play on Broadway was a very funny catalog of pointless, pretty extreme misbehavior; the film has the same bad behavior but it’s not funny.

I was delighted to see Lupita Nyong'o in 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and delighted that she was nominated. I’ve been watching her for years, since she stood out brilliantly in a small spot on a TV documentary both for her intelligence and her presentation. With Yale Drama School in her training; and with experience behind the camera as well -- working with such talents as Mira Nair, and even having made her own film -- she is likely to become one of the most important filmmaker/actresses in years to come.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominate for best actor in two categories, TV Movie or Mini-series (DANCING ON THE EDGE) and Dramatic Film (12 YEARS A SLAVE).

 
Oddly, many channels have put up new work to play opposite the GGs, even if they themselves are nominated, and much of their audience is likely to be watching the GGs.  GIRLS has its season premiere on HBO; THE GOOD WIFE has a new episode on CBS. (Both are in the running for GGs).  Also tonight are the season premieres of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES on SHOWTIME, and TRUE DETECTIVE on HBO. CBS has a new episode of THE MENTALIST, and ABC has new episodes of REVENGE and BETRAYAL. Its a 

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIEbusy night!




ACTING -- ACTORS
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Al Pacino (Phil Spector)
==>Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
==>Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
==>Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
==>Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA
==>Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
James Spader (The Blacklist)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
==>Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Daniel Brühl (Rush)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra)
Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Corey Stoll (House of Cards)
==>Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)



ACTING -- ACTRESSES

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor)
Rebecca Ferguson (White Queen)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven)
Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
==>Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
==>Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Kate Winslet (Labor Day)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
==>Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
==>Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
==>Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
==>Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
==>Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing On the Edge)
Janet McTeer (White Queen)
Monica Potter (Parenthood)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)



FILMS AND FILMMAKING

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
==>Frozen
The Croods
Despicable Me 2


BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
==>Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Past
The Hunt
The Wind Rises
==>The Great Beauty

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
==>12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Captain Phillips
Rush
Philomena

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nebraska
==>American Hustle
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
Her

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle)
Jeff Pope (Philomena)
==>Spike Jonze (Her) 


TV

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Coven
==>Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Girls
==>Brooklyn 99
Parks and Recreation

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
==>Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
The Good Wife



MUSIC

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
Steven Price (Gravity)
John Williams (The Book Thief)
Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
==>Alex Ebert (All is Lost)
Alex Heffes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
Atlas (Hunger Games Catching Fire)
Let It Go (Frozen)
==>Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Please Mr Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Sweeter Than Fiction (One Chance)



For some of QPORIT'S own acting notes, please see our stories:

A GIANT WAVE OF GREAT ACTING IN CURRENT AND COMING FILMS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-giant-wave-of-great-acting-in-current.html

(Note: This story talks only about acting in films that opened beginning in September. Cate Blanchett's great performance in BLUE JASMINE simply came out too early in the year to be mentioned.)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty.html

ALPHA HOUSE (AT AMAZON)
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/11/alpha-house-at-amazon.html

FRANCES HA
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/05/frances-ha.html



also please take a look at our PHOTO GALLERY and INDEX OF VIDEOS and CALENDAR OF INTERESTING EVENTS IN 2014:


QPORIT PHOTO GALLERY
http://qporit-index.blogspot.com/2013/12/photo-gallery-index.html

QPORIT INDEX OF VIDEOS
http://qporit-index.blogspot.com/2013/02/qporit-video-index.html

2014 CALENDAR OF INTERESTING EVENTS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-calendar-of-interesting-events.html





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