January 16, 2011 |
One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards ? Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit. On the other side of the coin, the HFPA did embrace two critically lambasted films that didn't exactly set the box office on fire ? "The Tourist" is nominated for best motion picture comedy or musical (as are its two stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie)
November 18, 2010 |
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. ? the creator and owner of the Golden Globe Awards ? has filed suit against Dick Clark Productions, alleging the TV producer sought to "steal" the rights of the awards show and secretly negotiate a low-ball renewal deal of the telecast with NBC. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles, further claims that the TV producer sought to "exploit the Golden Globe-related marks, license the digital and...
April 29, 2010
NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Wednesday that the British actor-writer-comic will make his encore appearance on the Jan. 16 live broadcast. Before Gervais, the Hollywood award show had gone more than a decade without a host. —Associated Press Jessica Seinfeld gets court's nod Jerry Seinfeld's wife did not copy a cookbook author when she released her own techniques for getting children to eat vegetables, a federal appeals court concluded Wednesday.
January 19, 2010 |
It was already feeling like a Cecil B. DeMille kind of night, long before Martin Scorsese stepped on the stage with an eloquent tribute to the legendary director's golden touch as he picked up the DeMille award for his own lifetime of achievement during Sunday's Golden Globes. If anything, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., all 83 of them, seemed to be channeling the moviemaker who preached and practiced a fundamentalist version of the entertainment bible through four decades and 85 movies, parting the Red Sea in his final spectacle, 1956's "The Ten Commandments."
January 18, 2010 |
It's the most expensive movie in Hollywood history -- a $310-million epic that's also poised to become the highest-grossing global release ever -- but James Cameron's technologically groundbreaking "Avatar" had failed to prove itself as an award season favorite. That changed Sunday night, when the writer-director's futuristic 3-D thriller won the best drama Golden Globe. In honoring movies as populist and American as any recently recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. -- among mainstream U.S. hits, the bachelor party disaster "The Hangover" was named best comedy or musical and "The Blind Side's" football fanatic Sandra Bullock won for best dramatic actress -- trophies were split among several Oscar front-runners, with no movie winning more than two trophies.
January 18, 2010 |
The red carpet may have been spongy wet, but that didn't dampen the Golden Globes fashion parade. After last year's recession-conscious styles, the look was anything but understated with romantic ruffles, flounces, beads and folds popping out all over. There were some misses (Cher's reverse corset train wreck; Quentin Tarantino's Japanese-American hybrid tuxedo). But there were more hits. And it was fun to see stars taking risks again. Neutral shades made a big showing. The best: Drew Barrymore's draped, champagne silk chiffon Atelier Versace gown with glass fringe at the shoulder and hip and Nicole Kidman's softly draped, bias-cut nude Nina Ricci.
January 16, 2010
'The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards' Where: NBC When: 5 p.m. Sunday Rating: Not rated
January 13, 2010
He's brash and irreverent, and by no means a polite Hollywood insider. So, the fact that Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globes this year has been met with squeals of delight from fans eager to see the comedian cut loose. But for the nominees, that anticipation is perhaps tempered by just a touch of fear. Who can blame them? After all, Gervais gave them fair warning when The Envelope spoke to him after his gig as host was announced. "I'm going to take the opportunity to roast every actor in the room that's more successful and better looking than me," he promised.
January 13, 2010
Sitting around at a press junket 15 years ago, then film critic Rod Lurie -- now director Rod Lurie ("The Contender," "Resurrecting the Champ") -- and reporter-critic Joey Berlin were struck by the fact that this roomful of influential TV and radio film journalists had a collective voice crying out to be heard in the awards firmament. "Rod and I thought it would be logical if the people who not only review movies, but also do interviews reaching the largest group of moviegoers on a daily basis, were to offer their opinions at the end of the year just like the New York, L.A. and other critic groups get to do," remembers Berlin, now president of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
January 9, 2010
Fighting over superheroes The battle between Marvel Entertainment and the Jack Kirby estate is bringing out each side's inner Hulk. The comic book publisher and movie producer, which was recently acquired by Walt Disney Co. in a $4-billion deal, has unleashed a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the copyright termination claims made by the heirs to the iconic artist. It's the latest in the fight over profits from lucrative superhero characters. The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, against the Kirby heirs attempts to halt the family's bid to reclaim the characters.