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January 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture  drama Sunday for her role as Jasmine, the fallen New York socialite in the Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine. " The award marks the third Golden Globe for the Australian actress, who previously won for her lead role in "Elizabeth" (1998) and her supporting role in "I'm Not There" (2007). She has an additional six Globe nominations. For Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" fulfilled a long-standing goal of working with Allen, who called her at her Sydney, Australia, home in 2012 and told her he had something for her. FULL COVERAGE: Golden Globe Awards 2014 To prepare for the role, she conducted research trips to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Manhattan's Upper East Side, did sessions with a vocal coach and met with costar Sally Hawkins to hash out their characters' sibling relationship.
January 12, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Saturday's Art of Elysium "Heaven" Gala brought together a galaxy of stars on the eve of the Golden Globe Awards.  Designed by songwriter Linda Perry, according to her vision of heaven, the black-tie gala benefited Elysium organization and honored comedian Hayes MacArthur and actress Ali Larter of “Heroes” and “Final Destination.” The crowd: Art of Elysium, which brings the creative arts to hospitalized children, is...
January 11, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
It's here! The first major awards show of the year has arrived. Of course, we're talking the Golden Globes. Broadcasting live at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) Sunday on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, the 71st Golden Globes will recognize excellence in film and television in the year 2013. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) takes the helm, as it is the one that bestows the shiny accolades upon Tinseltown's best. So who are the voters that make up this association?
January 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand out a prize. DiCaprio and Barrymore join previously announced presenters Ben Affleck, Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum, Uma Thurman, Emma Watson and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
January 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Pound for pound, the relatively few members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. are some of the most powerful folks in show business come award season. Snicker all you want, but even if the Golden Globe Awards handed out by the HFPA don't match the Academy Awards in prestige, they do generate plenty of buzz, draw significant ratings and often serve as predictors of Oscar sentiment. And unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which contains roughly 6,000 voting members, the HFPA's influence is concentrated in the hands of fewer than 100 people, meaning each of their Globe votes for carries a disproportionate amount of weight.
January 9, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Here's a modest proposal for the Golden Globe Awards telecast Sunday night: Make the presenters wear tragic masks when reading the nominations in the drama categories and comic masks when reading the nominations in the musical/comedy categories. That way we'll have a better chance of keeping the knuckleheaded division straight this year. How else are we to remember that "Inside Llewyn Davis," a somewhat downbeat picaresque adventure from the Coen brothers, is competing as a comedy, while "Philomena," a real-life morality tale masquerading as a chuckling odd couple comedy, is contending as a drama?
January 9, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Should we brace ourselves for Billboard's Hot 30 Music Biz Rumors chart? Who knows, but expect significant changes soon with this week's announcement that  Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min will take the helm at Billboard as well, in her new post as co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group. Billboard's previous editorial director, Bill Werde, who assumed that title in 2008, announced on his blog that he was leaving, saying, “Mine has been an amazing seat from which to watch the entertainment business evolve.
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage - this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose hosting efforts were well received last year, will reprise their duties at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
December 26, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
"How are your kids, hon?" a woman asked Julia Roberts after stopping the actress on a Pacific Palisades sidewalk. She was a familiar neighborhood face to Roberts, and so the two caught up for a few minutes, hugged and parted ways. Here, in the tony enclave populated with Pilates studios and juice bars, this is how most people relate to Roberts - as a neighborhood mom. Someone who hides her makeup-less face behind Ray Bans while running errands; sets an alarm on her phone so she remembers to feed the meter; wears a neon-colored rubber band bracelet because her daughter made it for her. "The kind of energy I attract is very calm," said Roberts, 46, settling in for lunch at an empty local cafe.
December 12, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., that wacky band of star-struck international entertainment journalists, will announce the nominees for its Golden Globes awards beginning at 5:15 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday morning. The nominations will be revealed in two shifts, with the first slate (mostly television) announced at 5:20 a.m., followed by the film-heavy second grouping at 5:38 a.m. Here are five things to watch for: 1) Whither "Wolf"? Martin Scorsese's darkly comic "The Wolf of Wall Street" screened very late in the game -- too late to amass enough votes to score at Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations . The HFPA did see the movie, though, and has a long history of showering its star, Leonardo DiCaprio, with nominations.
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