After the 75th Annual Golden Globes on January 7th, there’s been a swell of talk about the Oscar race. The Golden Globes don’t have a direct effect on the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press, a group of journalists and photographers who aren’t part of any Hollywood Guilds, nor are they members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that awards Oscars, chooses them. For the most part, the Globes help shed light on issues and help audiences put faces with names. They also put the current contenders in the same room together, which can help at times.
Last Night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded the 75th Annual Golden Globes. The ceremony is often times criticized for not meaning much, between some awkward choices for nominations (Get Out is not a comedy), criticism for snubs (including, as Natalie Portman said, the “all male nominees” for Best Director), or the fact that the HFPA doesn’t have a hand in any other awards, it usually feels like just a big party that fans get to watch. This year though had a running theme both in terms of what won and from those who attended and accepted awards, Time’s Up.
Tonight brings the 75th Annual Golden Globes, and this year’s ceremony is sure to be interesting. The Golden Globes are given out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and mark achievement in Film and Television. It’s one of the few times where stars from both sides of the Entertainment world come together, and the ceremony itself features a dinner and drinks, which can sometimes lead to some rather interesting moments. This year features a lot of first time nominees, and the HFPA will often award a Golden Globe to a newer nominee. Overall this is one of the few Awards that don’t have much influence over other Awards as no one involved in nominating or voting for a winner for a Globe (re: anyone in the HFPA) has any part in any of the guilds or Academies. That being said, sometimes a good presentation to the public and their peers can help push someone who may have been an underdog in a race.
Last night the Independent Film Project, a non profit group that helps independent filmmakers, gave out the Gotham Independent Film Awards which recognize the best in film for the past year. These awards are considered by some to be the true start to Oscar Season, and truly help get the ball rolling to see what films may win big in the coming months. Below we have a list of the nominees and winners, followed by a look into what this may mean for the Oscar race moving forward.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, OSCAR SEASON! Over the next few months we’ll have tons of coverage on what films may get nominated this year, what chances the nominees have and much, much, more. We’re continuing our Oscar Season Coverage with a look inside the process to get films nominated.
With Oscar Season in full swing we’re continuing our coverage with a look at Today’s announcement of the Independent Spirit Awards Nominations. We’ll take a look at what films were nominated, and dive into the connection to the Oscars themselves.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, OSCAR SEASON! Over the next few months we’ll have tons of coverage on what films may get nominated this year, what chances the nominees have and much, much, more. We’re starting our Oscar Season Coverage with a rundown of how the Oscars work.