December 14, 2012 |
Spreading its praise between accessible, star-driven movies and a handful of challenging films, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. bestowed a leading seven Golden Globe nominations on Steven Spielberg's biography "Lincoln" while handing five nods apiece to Ben Affleck's international thriller, "Argo," and Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge tale, "Django Unchained. " Even though HFPA voters nominated the demanding Osama bin Laden manhunt film "Zero Dark Thirty" in four categories on Thursday, including drama, they ignored the critically acclaimed Louisiana bayou drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild.
January 17, 2012
The critics may have felt that Ricky Gervais was defanged, but viewers apparently felt the Golden Globes still had enough bite. Ratings for the 69th annual Golden Globes on Sunday delivered an average of 16.8 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That was essentially flat with last year's 17 million, when Gervais' hosting caused a sensation with the British comic's barbed jabs at celebrities. The Globes are the most-watched award show so far this season, beating out the Emmys and the American Music Awards.
December 15, 2011 |
It's Martin Scorsese vs. Steven Spielberg, and George Clooney going against himself -- that's one way to look at the nominations for best dramatic film at the 69th annual Golden Globes, where the rich visual epics "Hugo" and "War Horse" will vie for the prestigious trophy along with two films starring Clooney: "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants. " "The Help," an emotional tale set against the race and class backdrop of 1960s Mississippi, was also nominated in the category, along with "Moneyball," which stars Clooney's pal Brad Pitt as a maverick major league general manager but also serves as commentary on people finding their place in a culture where their value is unappreciated.
November 5, 2011 |
For some, the presence of Bill Nighy will be reason enough to tune into "Page Eight," a luxuriously low-boil thriller that premieres Sunday under the umbrella of PBS' "Masterpiece Contemporary. " It is a piece that brings Nighy's best qualities to the fore — his humor in the service of the serious, his power-in-repose, the sexy intelligence he only half reveals — and it has, notably, been written and directed by the playwright David Hare, his first original drama for television in two decades, and his first film as a director since the 1989 "Strapless.
December 15, 2010 |
Mark Wahlberg scored a knockout with the Golden Globes. Wahlberg received a nod as lead actor in a drama for his role as a struggling boxer at odds with his family in "The Fighter," which he also produced. The acclaimed drama nabbed a total of six Golden Globe nominations, including motion picture (drama). Meanwhile, Wahlberg's production company, Leverage, also landed a nomination for TV series (drama) for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which is set in the underworld of Atlantic City during the 1920s.
December 13, 2010 |
"The Social Network" -- the drama about the founding of Facebook -- appears poised to garner a slew of nominations Tuesday morning when the 68th annual Golden Globe nominations are announced. The drama, directed by David Fincher, has been cleaning up this award season. It was named best film of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the Boston Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle. It has also been honored by the American Film Institute as one of the 10 best films of the year.