December 31, 2009 |
If Sandra Bullock is going to win a best actress Oscar for her role in "The Blind Side" she may have one major obstacle to overcome: She's too popular. In the 82-year history of the Academy Awards, it's been difficult for mainstream actresses (and yes, actors) to win acting Oscars. Included in that list are some of Hollywood's greatest female stars -- Barbara Stanwyck, Mae West, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Rosalind Russell, Marlene Dietrich to name just a few. Even among Bullock's contemporaries, big box-office attractions like Meg Ryan, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz have yet to attract Oscar attention.
December 16, 2009 |
Lee Daniels said he was "bouncing off the walls" when the nominations for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards were being announced Tuesday morning. The director-producer of one of this year's most acclaimed films, the urban drama "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," had just registered the news that his leads Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe and Mo'Nique were respectively being honored with best actress and best supporting actress nods. Even better, "Precious" was in contention for best motion picture drama.
November 13, 2009 |
Director Martin Scorsese is the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Cecil B. DeMille Award for "his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field," it was announced Thursday. Scorsese will receive his honor at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be telecast on NBC Jan. 17 from the Beverly Hilton ballroom. The influential 66-year-old filmmaker, who won an Oscar for directing 2006's "The Departed," previously has won two Golden Globes for best director -- for "The Departed" and for 2002's "Gangs of New York."
October 27, 2009 |
Ricky Gervais couldn't stop laughing. The self-effacing British comedian was announced Monday as the host of the 67th annual Golden Globes and he couldn't help cracking himself up trying to articulate why. "I don't know! Maybe I'm cheap? They're saving on presenters now because they all need goody bags," he said with a giggle. "No, no, someone must have said, 'Is there like a fat shmuck from Britain who doesn't know our ways and would think this is a real honor? Who'd do it for a giant pizza?
August 12, 2009 |
At the annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gives away gold-and-marble statuettes. At its annual summer luncheon Tuesday, the group gave away $1.2 million in grants to arts organizations nationwide. Warren Beatty, Rose McGowan, Eva Longoria Parker and Dylan McDermott were among the stars who joined association President Philip Berk at the Beverly Hills Hotel to present grants to 29 film schools and nonprofit groups. The private, untelevised luncheon drew scads of celebrities and industry execs, who schmoozed over Champagne and fine food.
January 16, 2009 |
Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (Jan. 5-11) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 286 million potential viewers in the U.S. ages 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions. Viewership for the Golden Globe Awards and the People's Choice Awards sank to non-strike lows, while college football's championship game registered a rare increase in viewers, helping Fox Broadcasting become the week's most-watched network for the first time since mid-July.
January 13, 2009 |
Fancy gowns and teary speeches made a comeback at Sunday's Golden Globes on NBC, but all that couldn't rescue the ceremony's ratings, with the telecast delivering its second-worst numbers since 1995. The three-hour Globes averaged 14.6 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. That was a big improvement over last year, when the writers strike led to a stripped-down, one-hour news conference seen by only 6 million viewers. But the Sunday telecast marked a steep dive from 2007, when the Globes averaged 20 million viewers -- not to mention as recently as 2004, when the award show was encroaching on Oscar territory with an audience of 26.8 million.
January 12, 2009
Here are the winners at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'