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Thursday, July 24, 2014



Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece.

The categories and nominations are...

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA

BEST FEATURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY

ACTRESS - DRAMA

ACTOR - DRAMA

ACTOR - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ACTRESS - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

SUPPORTING ACTOR

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST SCORE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Notes and Reactions...

  • The Artist is shaping up to be the big player during this year's Awards Season. Not only are its reviews stunning, but it is a creatively challenging film that Awards Season voters tend to love.
  • The Descendents is another film that seems destined to earn Oscar nominations and it could pick up five or six major nominations early next year.
  • The Help has done well so far, but I don't think it has the prestige to win Best Picture or earn a Best Director nod. It could win multiple nominations for acting, on the other hand.
  • Ryan Gosling made three movies this year, all three films earned nominations, including two for the actor himself.
  • Even more impressive, George Clooney earned four nominations (Lead Actor, Screenplay, Directing, and Best Picture).
  • War Horse was thought to be Oscar Bait, but so far its performance has been lackluster.
  • Likewise, Hugo deserves more love.
  • I'm glad Bridesmaids earned two nominations, but I'm a little surprised Melissa McCarthy wasn't one of them.
  • I'm also disappointed Patton Oswalt didn't earn a nomination for Young Adult.
  • Cars 2 got a nomination, but Winnie the Pooh didn't? Of the five films that were nominated, only Arthur Christmas earned better reviews. So what's the deal? It's too short to be considered Feature Length. (The minimum running time is 70 minutes.) Oh well, there's still the Oscars, where the minimum running time is 40 minutes.

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2011-12-16

Movies 
 The Descendants
 The Help
 Hugo
 The Ides of March
 Moneyball
 War Horse
 50/50
 The Artist
 Bridesmaids
 Midnight in Paris
 My Week with Marilyn
 Albert Nobbs
 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 The Iron Lady
 We Need to Talk About Kevin
 J. Edgar
 Shame
 The Guard
 Crazy, Stupid, Love
 Carnage
 Young Adult
 Drive
 A Dangerous Method
 Beginners
 The Adventures of Tintin
 Arthur Christmas
 Cars 2
 Puss in Boots
 Rango
 Jin líng shí san chai
 In The Land of Blood and Honey
 A Separation
 La piel que habito
 W.E.
 Gnomeo and Juliet
 Machine Gun Preacher