Golden Globes

TIFF 2020 DAY 3 – PART I: FALLING

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 further nominations…

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

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 one said…

The Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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 category, and…

The Golden Globes: Winners, Surprises and Snubs

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 expected winner).…

How Do the Globe Nominations Shake Up the Oscar Race?

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 been decidedly…

The Golden Globe Nominations: Television

By Alan Hurst The big surprise for me this year with the Golden Globe nominations for the best in television in 2018 was the actual lack of major surprises. There were a few WTF nominations (Candice Bergen for the lacklustre Murphy Brown reboot being one of them) and omissions (The Handmaid’s Tale or Westworld for Best…

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By John H. Foote Often the best predictor of the Academy Awards, often wildly off base, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards this morning at dawn in Los Angeles. I will cover the film nominees, the television nomionees will come from Alan Hurst later in the day. Surprises?…