Excited to find out which films the foreign press will call the best comedy and drama of 2010? Who they'll pick as Best Director? Whether they'll actually give any awards to The Tourist? Then join Mindy and me as we live-blog the entire night, from Ricky Gervais' liquid courage-fueled monologue to the final, rushed moments of desperation and disappointment. We'll also be keeping a running tally of all the winners, as well as creating galleries of the best moments and fashions later that night! The fun starts at 8 o'clock on the East Coast, 7:00 Central Time, 6:00 in the mountains and 5:00 out West on NBC, and you can get all the links on the TWoP homepage. See you there!
The big winners at this year's Golden Globes nominations are George Clooney and The Artist, in that order. The big losers? Fans of The Tree of Life.
If you're still not sure if you want to see In a Better World even though it just won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, then I'll just tell you right off, see it. It's definitely worth seeing, even if it is a little sad and gory and disturbingly (if not excessively) violent. It's mostly in Danish, but there's also a lot of sitting around and looking at the pretty Danish scenery, so it's not like you're going to be reading the whole two hours. If you need to know more before you make a decision, read on and I'll tell you a little bit about the plot. No spoilers, just the broad strokes. It turns out Danish kids are just like ours!
The nominees for this year's Golden Globes -- given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- have been announced, and there are a few surprises, which is always going to happen when you have separate categories for dramas and comedy/musicals, and when entertainment reporters from other countries are involved. Some of them have crazy tastes in movies. They're French! Among other nationalities!
The foreigners have spoken! The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has released their nominations for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards, and while there aren't many surprises, they did get the awkward John Krasinski, the annoying Diane Kruger, and the adorable Justin Timberlake to read off the nominees. (While we couldn't stand Diane's totally biased glee at Inglourious Basterds getting a nomination, we loved glasses-wearing JT's realization that Krasinski was gonna get some lovin' from his nominated spouse Emily Blunt.) What follows are the movie nominees; look for the TV nominees over in the Telefile.
Wanna know who won the awards? We'll reveal them as we go along. Keep up below.
Best Motion Picture - Drama -- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama -- Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama -- Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy -- Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical -- Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Best Director - Motion Picture -- Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Cecil B. DeMille Award -- Steven Spielberg
Best Original Score - Motion Picture -- A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture -- Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Foreign Language Film -- Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture -- Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best Original Song - Motion Picture -- "The Wrestler" (Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical -- Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Best Animated Feature Film -- WALL-E
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture -- Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Click here for the list of TV winners.
What do you think of the winners? Who do you think got robbed? Sound off.
The Golden Globes were a roller coaster of emotion, what with the drinking and the camaraderie and the sadness and the excitement... and that was just around the TWOP offices! The awards themselves were also a mixed bag, which is why we created a gallery of the Best and Worst Golden Globes Moments -- see which moments made us laugh, made us cry, and made us throw things at the screen. Or, if you want to read a play-by-play of the entire event, check out our liveblog! And to see which flicks we thought were overlooked, check out our gallery of Snubbed Movies!
It's a good year to be Kate Winslet. At least, it is in the eyes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This morning, the nominees were announced for this year's Golden Globes, and the actress not only has a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama category) for Revolutionary Road, but a Best Supporting Actress nod for The Reader, as well. Oh, and both films are also up for the Best Picture award. Kate Winslet is the fricking 2008 Midas with a Golden Globe touch. The awards show, known best around these parts for serving booze throughout the evening (thus making for slightly more colorful acceptance speeches, from which everyone benefits, really) and also for snarling traffic at Wilshire and Santa Monica on an otherwise Free Ride Sunday Night, passed out nominations -- at least, for the most esteemed award of the night, Best Motion Picture, Drama -- to a handful of movies that 99% of the population hasn't seen yet. Almost all of the films open in the theaters in the future, with the exception of two (Frost/Nixon and Slumdog Millionaire) that opened only recently and to very limited release. Rejoice, movie-lovers! At least it'll give you something to look forward to. A list of those noms, after the jump.
E! Online reports that 2009's Golden Globe Awards ceremony has been pushed up to January 11th, making it the earliest show in the history of the Globes. I don't know about you, but I miss the days when the Golden Globes were a glorious joke that didn't take itself seriously. I'm nostalgic for the days where bribery, a well cooked pot of spaghetti or whom you were screwing got you a Globe. It gave the proceedings a corrupt, New Jersey-style politics air (and I can say that, being a Joisey Boy). Nowadays, the Hollywood Foreign Press wants us to take it seriously, so much so that rather than just releasing a press statement last year during the strike, it went through with that Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush nightmare show. A scroll of the winners names' across a black screen while nails on a chalkboard noises played in the background would have been more watchable.
Jeff Bridges is a national treasure. The sheer variety of roles he's played -- computer nerd (Tron), alien (Starman), shock jock (The Fisher King), gunslinger (Wild Bill), businessman (Iron Man) -- has proven him to be an invaluable asset for any movie, one that keeps getting better with age. And his latest role, while reminiscent of past performances, demonstrates how he can immerse himself in a character, especially one that's incredibly unflattering.