Golden oldies: a Globes have left 50 shades of grey

December 11, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

Oh, Golden Globes, we crazy
little things, definition not much, in a grand vast scheme, solely to
those film-awards-watchers who pore over your decisions like prophetic
tea leaves. This is always an error: as commentators never tire of
pointing out, a voting membership of this pre-Oscars shindig
consists of a few dozen ex-pat reporters called a Hollywood
Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

No actors, no directors, and no one who votes for a Academy get a
say. Their tastes can be broad, their ardour for sitting down to
dinner with, say, Will Smith is well-attested.

This year, they will be sitting down with aged favourites Kate
Winslet and Helen Mirren, who are pitted
head-to-head in a Best Supporting Actress category. Winslet, despite
a Polish-inflected accent that comes and goes (or rather, goes, then
comes) does some of her best work for years in Steve Jobs, which
otherwise picked adult nominations for
Michael Fassbender
and a Aaron Sorkin
screenplay. It would have been a warn if she weren’t nominated.

Mirren is carrying a somewhat flukier flurry: OK, she’s Helen Mirren,
but vicious support for her opening as Hedda Hopper in Trumbo
seems to be warmer inside a HFPA than anywhere else. At least
neither has to do conflict with Maggie Smith, a other lady nominated,
because she is all about The
Lady in a Van
, and therefore cited as Best Actress in a
Comedy or Musical.

Mirren vs Winslet: a conflict for a ancillary singer endowment is unequivocally usually between these two

What an interestingly skew-whiff awards deteriorate it’s becoming. True,
very few of a approaching big-hitters have been left off a table
altogether, unless we count Black Mass, that didn’t even get the
lone Johnny Depp assignment many were predicting. Ditto Suffragette.

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War play Bridge of Spies scraped one mere
nod, for Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, and Brooklyn usually a one
as well, for Saoirse Ronan. Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s comment of a
journalistic dip on Boston Catholic Church sex abuse, was solidly
nominated for Best Drama, Director, and Screenplay, yet nothing of its
cast got in.

After a rootless impulse when Carol’s book wasn’t cited, Todd
Haynes’s vicious favourite indeed spotless adult swimmingly, nominated
for both a stars in a lead singer (drama) category, and
everywhere else besides, including score: it leads a container with five
nominations. Macho certification ahoy, The Revenant, deliberate a strong
bet by now for Leonardo DiCaprio’s initial Oscar, saved face, charging
in usually one bashful of that.

And it was a good morning for Alicia
, who scored not usually her approaching assignment for The
Danish Girl, yet a reward one for Ex Machina in a ancillary race.
Winslet and Mirren might have a pursuit defeating her there, generally with
Rooney Mara – after electorate rebelled conflicting a stupid idea that
she’s a ancillary singer in Carol – rightly bumped to lead.

Most gratifying was a adore for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road,
the year’s many giddily worldly blockbuster, yet also a
pulverising distress of an movement film – not normal awards attract by
any yardstick, solely in a technical categories a star-loving
Globes don’t worry with. In what Nicholas Hoult’s Nux would certainly
call A Lovely Day, it was nominated for Best Director and Best Drama,
despite being many funnier – and positively some-more fun – than several of
the Comedy nominees.

David O. Russell’s semi-comedic Joy, a plant of an early critical
backlash, clung on to a emergence of movement with a span of nods,
and The Martian got three: Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon both
landed, and will be heavily campaigned to get on a Academy’s list,
too. Fans of Jennifer Jason Leigh will be anticipating for her initial ever
date with a Oscars, as a solitary behaving citee currently for Tarantino’s
The Hateful Eight, that differently managed a screenplay curtsy and
nothing else.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon were nominated for Golden Globes in 2016

Perhaps a one distinct gift of this higgledy-piggledy line-up of
nominations was a widespread palette: fifty shades of grey. Experience
prevailed over innocence, above all in a behaving fields. Many had
called a nods for Smith, Sylvester Stallone in Creed, Lily Tomlin in
Grandma, and Jane Fonda for personification a weird conflicting of Jane
Fonda, a dry plant of a Hollywood machine, in Paolo
Sorrentino’s Youth. Mirren was hold and go.

Most startling was Al Pacino in Danny Collins, a quickly-forgotten
film we could be forgiven for presumption came out in about 2007. The
combined pulling energy of these brave stars pushed out the
much-loved 9-year-old star of Room, Jacob Tremblay, yet his film
remains precisely in a race. With this posse of behaving legends
bustling into a deteriorate for a accumulation of some-more leftfield, less
obviously awards-y films, there simply wasn’t room.

The 2016 Golden Globe film nominations in full

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Director 

Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu, 
The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The
Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion
Picture, Comedy 

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, Lady in a Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, 
Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, 
Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith,

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love Mercy
Idris Elba, 
of No Nation

Mark Rylance, 
of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer,
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful

Best Animated Feature Film


Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts
Shaun a Sheep a Movie

Best Original Song  

Love Me Like You Do, 50 Shades of Grey
One Kind of Love,
Love and Mercy
See You Again, Furious 7
Simple Song No. 3,
Writing’s on a Wall, Spectre

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