Golden Globes

TIFF 2020 DAY 3 – PART I: FALLING

Views: 2 By John H. Foote (***) Three-time Academy Award nominated actor Viggo Mortensen both acts and directs in this strong film, his directorial debut. The actor is among the greatest of his generation, nominated for Academy Awards as Best Actor for Eastern Promises (2007), Captain Fantastic (2016) and most recently in Green Book (2018). Mortensen was deserving of…

NO WOMEN DIRECTING NOMINEES? GOOD FILMS, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Views: 4 By John H. Foote Why all the screaming that no female directors were among the nominees for Best Director at the Golden Globes this year? Frankly, their films were good, but not good enough. When Penny Marshall was overlooked for a Best Director nomination in 1990 for her powerful medical film Awakenings, no…

The Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Views: 2 By Alan Hurst Golden Globe nominations for the best in movies and television from 2019 are in and, as with every year, a few surprises in terms of who’s in and who’s out. Netflix’ The Irishman and Marriage Story continue their awards trajectory with multiple nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Drama…

The Golden Globes: Winners, Surprises and Snubs

Views: 3 By Alan Hurst True to form, the 2019 Golden Globe winners for film and television were a mixture of the expected and some head scratchers. Foremost was the award for Best Motion Picture Drama to Bohemian Rhapsody, over competitors BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, If Beale Street Count Talk and A Star Is Born (the…

How Do the Globe Nominations Shake Up the Oscar Race?

Views: 4 By John H. Foote Noticeably absent this morning from the major Nominations was First Man, the dazzling Neil Armstrong biography directed by Oscar winner Damien Chazelle. I saw First Man at TIFF and adored it, believing it to be easily among year’s best three films and Damien Chazelle’s greatest accomplishment. Yet, it has…