Do the Oscars hate comedy movies? and other questions?
It's not that the Academy hates comedy, it's just that they don't consider comedy to be worth of Oscar recognition. When comedies are nominated, it's usually for screen writing or acting. I don't recall seeing a true comedy get a nod for Best Director or Best Picture.
But I do think attitudes i Hollywood are changing. The face of the Academy is changing as older member die off and I think this is resulting in a body which has greater appreciation for comedy and animation.
BQ3: The acting awards are purely subjective. But since the nominations and the award are voted on by a large body, it's the performances that were most liked by the body as a whole. In general, the Academy loves to give recognition to actors who go ugly, who play real people, or who portray some sort of disability. And maybe there is something to say about these being the most challenging types of roles.
BQ2: The songs which win for best song are usually those which have the biggest emotional impact - especially in the context of the movie. But when you add a name like Paul McCartney or Bruce Springsteen, it's guaranteed to get extra attention.
At least in recent years there has been more of an effort to pick songs which are actually part of the movie, rather than songs which only play over the credits.
BQ3: I don't hate Twilight, but I simply don't care about it.
Is there anywhere I can watch the 2010/2011 Golden Globes?
I've posted a list of the winners with videos underneath with each category.
It's not one complete video, but you can see the whole thing in parts:
Hope this helps!
I nominate Denmark for their many citizens who use bicycles each day in spite of the fact that almost all of them can afford cars.
I nominate Canada for having so many cheerful people who are kind hosts to visitors from the USA... They are generally more courteous than people in L.A. and tend to be good listeners. It blows me away.
I nominate the people of Costa Rica for minding their own business and being laid back, tolerant folks.
I nominate the PRC (China) for giving the world the best Olympics ever and good reason to be optimistic that things are getting a little bit better in that nation.
I nominate The Republic of South Africa for showing the world that great changes in consciousness are possible on a national level.
I nominate Brazil - They love a good party, their ladies are HOT, and their beer is cold.
I nominate the USA: We did something that nobody thought was possible: we elected a good man president who is not white - perhaps the American dream of unlimited opportunity is not dead.
Just a few reasons for optimism and hope for continued growth and sanity in the world.
Best Picture - Drama 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Director - David Fincher
Best Actor - Drama- Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt
Best Actress - Drama- Angelina Jolie
Best Picture - Musical/Comedy- 'Burn After Reading'
Best Supporting Actor- Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actress - Penelope Cruz
Best Animated Feature Film - Wall-E or Kun fu panda
Best Original Score - Changeling
Best Television Drama - House
Best Actor - Television Drama - Hugh Laurie
Best Television Musical/Comedy - 30 Rock
Best Actor - Television Musical/Comedy - Alec Baldwin
Best Actress - Television Musical/Comedy - Tina Fey
I'm ashamed to admit that "I Am Love" is the only nominated movie I've seen so I can't make any picks. I am dying to see Black Swan, Blue Valentine and The Kings Speech. I pulled the "The Kids Are All Right" out of my mailbox the other day so I'll watch it tomorrow.
The second half of Boardwalk Empire's season was fantastic. I was going to stop watching after four episodes so I'm glad I stuck with it. The Walking Dead is my pick though. Romola Garai was the best Emma I've seen but Claire Danes is going to get it for Temple Grandin (which I did see and thought was great.)
edit: OMG Ke$ha was totally robbed. They should've created a new category "Best Performance of a Dipshit on a Comedy/Musical Variety Show" for her appearance on Saturday Night Live.
edit 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12206235
I don't buy the whole "we had planned an hour of the show without an appearance by the host." I think the Scientologists backstage were force feeding cooking oil and vitamins to Ricky.
Has the trophy for the Golden Globe award gotten smaller (circa 2009)?
Yes, they have re-designed the trophy since the last Golden Globes. According to one article, the trophies were re-designed to improve their appearance and also make them more durable during transit. The trophy is smaller, but the globe is supposed to be more detailed and more accurate, and there's a new marble base. It also comes with a leather-bound, velvet-lined carrying case.
The Golden Globes are tonight! Care to predict the winners (movie categories)?
Alexandre Desplat created a score for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"? Now I want to see the movie even more! He did a fantastic job in "The Painted Veil," which has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard.
I'm going to trust your judgment on this. There are so many movies I haven't seen yet. I wish Fiennes would win best actor, but that's a long stretch. And I haven't seen The Reader yet, so I can't really judge if he'd deserve it or not. And I know this is really sad because, again--I haven't seen the movie, but I -have- seen the trailer for "The Wrestler" for whatever that's worth... I'm hoping that Rourke will get best actor, though Penn wouldn't disappoint either.
But you don't think Revolutionary Road will win anything? Or Frost/Nixon? (I haven't seen either movie, but I've heard great things).
To answer your question, yes, Zsa Zsa Gabor won a Golden Globe award for "Most Glamorous Actress," though different sites say this occurred in different years ( http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Zsa_Zsa_Gabor/197803 claims 1957, while http://blogs.indiewire.com/jamesisrael/archives/011393.html insists '58). To your other question, no one else has ever won the award; it was no longer awarded the following year.
Best wishes -- and may you be glamorous too. :)
Which one do you prefer? The winner of Academy Award or Golden Globe?
I agree that the Golden Globes focus more on the art of filmmaking and acting. I also think the Oscars are more for recognition by the industry itself while the Golden Globes are directed more toward the people that made these films popular...we the moviegoers.
Doesn't say yet.
Here are the nominees though...
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures
Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures
Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company
An Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in Association with BBC Films and Paramount Vantage
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.
Check back later at the Golden Globes Website- Winners and Nominees
Your favorites to win at the Golden Globe Awards this year (List included)?
best picture drama - atonement
best director - tim burton
best actor drama - denzel washington
best actress drama - toss up between cate blanchett and angelina jolie
best picture musical - sweeney todd
best actor musical - johnny depp
best actress musical - helena bonham carter
best supporting actor - john travolta
best supporting actress - cate blanchett
best animated film - ratatouille
best screenplay - atonement
best original score - atonement
best television drama - greys anatomy
best television drama actor - hugh laurie
best television drama actress - sally field
best television comedy - extras
best television comedy actor - steve carell
best television comedy actress - america ferrera
best supporting actor television - william shatner or donald sutherland
best supporting actress television - jaime pressley or katherine heigl
How much do Golden Globe Grand Stand Tickets sell for?
Try contacting the HFPA at http://www.goldenglobes.org/contact/ and see if they can quote a price. I know the Beverly Hills Hilton is charging $3000 for a 2 day package including these tickets (see http://www.beverlyhilton.com/Meetings/meetings.asp). I will be in L.A. that day and I'm interested in going, so let me know what you would want for it!
What do you think about the winners of Golden Globes 2008?
I try not to get too wrapped up in the falderah of awards shows, but I personally was extremely happy to see Depp and Burton win something for once. Sweeney was a beautifully done film and it deserved recognition, as did Johnny for what may be his most daring role to date.
I agree that it's hard to gauge a film in terms of "good" or "bad," but it's been done for years, and it's always exciting to root for a film for which you have a lot of enthusiasm.
What are your predictions for Golden Globes and Oscar winners?
who I think will win
Best Picture - Inception
Actress - Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry
Actor - Colin Firth for The King's Speech
I want to win
The King's Speech
I Love You Phillip Morris
Supporting Actress - Mila Kunis for Black Swan (she already won an award at the Venice Festival, the only award for Black Swan there)
Best Screenplay - Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay - I Love You Phillip Morris
Best Director - Fincher for The Social Network (crappy movie, but direction was superb, like always)
Are you disappointed the Golden Globe Awards won't be presented as usual?
from what I understand, its because of some parties boycotting it in support of the writers strike.
It sucks. I think these people (and yes it includes those greedy writers) forgot that the people who pays for their large homes, cars, jets and divorce legal cost are us fans.
But what do they do? They don't put their fans as their top priority. Instead, they rub each others back to gain more money.
Where do you think the extra money the writers are asking for will come from? that's right, us. each time somebody gets greedy, we feed their greed.
Fans all over the world wants to see their favorite star on stage. Instead of doing so for the fans, they go support some greedy a** and boycott something that has always been so important.
Where can I find a list of all the Golden Globe Best Picture winners in all history of Golden Globes? ?
Well for best Drama Motion Picture go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Motion_Picture_%E2%80%94_Drama
For best comedy or musical motion picture go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Motion_Picture_-_Musical_or_Comedy
I agree with the choices for the most part. I'm definitely glad Colin Farrell won Best Actor - Musical or Comedy. It's my second favorite performance by him so far.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I'm very upset that neither Sean Penn nor Frank Langella won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.
Edit2: True, but I've seen a lot of Mickey's work and the only film I really enjoyed was Sin City. But hey, what do I know? I haven't seen all his work, so I can't judge him yet as a actor. I mean, he's been in a lot of films.
Edit3: Not yet. I've been wanting to, but it's not in theaters by me now.
I think Kathryn Bigelow definitely should have won Best Director over James Cameron. I completely agree that Avatar should have taken all of the technical awards, but as far as Best Picture? The storyline was crap. It was Pocahontas in space with blue people. I would have preferred The Hurt Locker or Inglourious Basterds for Best Picture. Tarantino should have won for screenplay. Michael Stuhlbarg should have won Best Actor in Musical or Comedy over Robert Downey Jr. He was incredible in A Serious Man. Also, Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress was a complete disaster. The Blind Side was pretty much a Lifetime movie. She was good in it, but definitely not Best Actress material. Carey Mulligan should have won, hands down, for An Education. She was terrific.
why do golden globe winners act so high and great?
Getsal's answer troubles me. I agree that doctors, scientists etc probably don't get the recognition they deserve but to denigrate actors and suggest that they are responsible for the decline of humanity is silly. It is a profession which deserves respect and those who excel in it deserve recognition. Theatre, film and television can do much to advance humanity. To sit in a theatre or watch a film and be exposed to a character, whose voice might not otherwise be heard and to be able to understand them and empathise with them makes the viewer a little more human.