The 76th Golden Globe Awards!
The New Year brings us the 76th Golden Globe Awards that are being hosted by Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hotel Transylvania). The awards honour the best in TV and film from around the world in 2018. It includes categories such as - Best Motion Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay.
To honour this ceremony, we wanted to check out the nominees and see who would win the coveted Cecil B.DeMille Award!
Best Film - Drama
Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of Queen as they broke conventions and became one of Britain's best bands of all time. Following the life of Freddie Mercury in the lead up to the Live Aid concert in 1985, it continues to inspire the outsiders and dreamers. We see the ups and downs, the impact of Freddie pursuing his solo career and his AIDs diagnosis.
Bohemian Rhapsody is written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Bryan Singer with all final decisions going through the band. Rami Malek plays Freddie, with Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joe Mazello as John Deacon and Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin. It became the highest grossing musical biopic of all time, after earning $637.9 million in the box office. Although, it has a Metacritic score of 48 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 62%. People felt that “For a biopic on a band that went against the musical formula, the film Bohemian Rhapsody is depressingly formulaic”.
Despite all the negativity surrounding the movie, it won 3 awards and has been nominated for 24. That’s incredible given it has only been out a short time! Queen however have a magnitude of awards and nominations - over 50 wins. Their first awards were in 1974 for 3rd Best New British Band and 9th Best International Band by Sounds. They have also won 4 BRIT Awards, 4 Ivor Novello Awards and been inducted 8 times. In 2018 they won their latest award - Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk is based on the novel by James Baldwin and it follows the story of Tish and Fonny. Fonny has been wrongly accused of rape and is awaiting trial in prison. Tish, who is pregnant wants to prove his innocence before the birth.
The movie is directed by Barry Jenkins - who directed Moonlight in 2016 and Medicine for Melancholy in 2008. The cast features KiKi Layne as Tish, Stephan James as Fonny, Regina King as Tish’s Mum and Colman Domingo as Tish’s Dad as well as many more.
As it was only released in December, it is yet to make it’s worldwide premier. Despite this, it has been nominated for 111 awards and has won 32. These include AAFCA for Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) and Best Independent Film. This is a huge feat for a movie, especially one that hasn’t been out more than a month! It currently has a Metacritic score of 87 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94%.
A Star Is Born
Jackson Maine is a successful country musician who is battling alcoholism and drug addiction. Ally is a singer-songwriter struggling to break into the music industry when Jackson discovers her. A Star Is Born follows Ally’s journey into the industry as Jackson spirals further out of control.
Bradley Cooper made his directing debut as well as playing Jackson and Lady Gaga plays Ally whilst Sam Elliott plays Bobby Maine. It has earned world acclaim for it’s performances by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, with the movie itself being deemed a modern classic. It grossed for $338.7 million worldwide with Metacritic scoring it 88 and Rotten Tomatoes scoring it 90%!
As for awards, it has been nominated for 118 and won 31! This includes AAFCA for Top 10 Films and Hollywood Film Awards for Hollywood Cinematography (Matthew Libatique). It also won National Board of Review Awards for Best Actress, Top 10 Films, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott).
Best Animated Film
The Incredibles 2
The Parr family returned to our screens in 2018 after 14 years, The Incredibles 2 is the much anticipated sequel. Following on directly after the first, the family are juggling being superheroes with chaotic home life. They have to restore the trust in superheroes but there are a few villains ready to cause mayhem.
Being nominated for 10 Annie Awards, The Incredibles 2 has won awards for National Board of Review - Best Animated Movie and a People's Choice Award. It stars Craig T Nelson as Mr Incredible, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell as Violet, Huckleberry Milner as Dash and Samuel L Jackson as Frozone. The director is Brad Bird, he directed the first instalment as well as Ratatouille.
The Incredibles 2 grossed for a total of $1.243 billion worldwide, it’s the highest grossing Pixar film worldwide. This surpasses Toy Story 3! It has a Metacritic score of 80 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94%.
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs is a stop motion animated comedy drama and is set in a dystopian Japan. The movie follows the events after an outbreak of canine flu. This results in all dogs being banished to Trash Island. Atari, the nephew of the Mayor, goes searching for his dog Spots by flying to the island.
It’s been nominated for 4 Annie Awards - which includes Best Animated Feature as well as nominations for the Satellite Awards. It grossed for $64.1 million worldwide and has a Metacritic score of 82 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89%. Overall, this movie makes me smile every time I watch the trailer, it’s full of dark comedy!
Following Kun, Mirai is the story of a little boy who finds a magical garden. This garden allows him to time travel, meeting his relatives from different eras and his younger sister from the future. The film is in Japanese and localised to English, it’s a beautifully charming story of a boy who gets jealous of their new baby sister.
Casting included Moka Kamishiraishi and Jaden Waldman as Kun and Haru Kuroki and Victoria Grace as Mirai. The father was voiced by Gen Hoshino and John Cho with the mother being voiced by Kumiko Aso and Rebecca Hall. It has a Metacritic score of 81 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92%.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to the 2012 movie Wreck-It-Ralph. It follows Ralph and best friend Vanellope, video game bad guys whose newest quest takes them to the internet. Ralph Breaks the Internet doesn't shy away from showing real world problems, especially trolling and the issues that come with online fame. The movie also features Disney Princesses such as Elsa and Moana, Eeyore, Buzz Lightyear and Dumbo.
Ralph is played by John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman plays Vanellope. It also features Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Taraji P Henson. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% and a Metacritic score of 71. Ralph Breaks the Internet grossed worldwide for $355.7 million and has been nominated for 10 Annie Awards!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a brilliant movie, featuring a cast of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld and Brian Tyree Henry. It follows Miles Morales who becomes one of many Spider-Mans to save New York City from Kingpin. There are many alternate universes within Spider-Man so it’s a great cross-over of them all. The best thing about having a range of Spider-Mans is that it shows anyone can be a superhero. For kids that's brilliant!
Grossing for $233.3 million worldwide, the movie quickly became one of the best December openings for a animated movie - ever. It’s won awards for AAFCA and a Critics Choice Award both for Best Animated Feature. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% and a Metacritic score of 87 - which just shows how good this movie really is!
Best TV Series - Drama
Bodyguard is the British series that took the nation in its grip. Following David Budd, a Police Sergeant and heroic Army Veteran, he is now the specialist protection for the Home Sec. He is also suffering from PTSD, so working for the woman who stands for everything he despises makes this a wonderful watch!
Richard Madden portrays David, with Keeley Hawes as the Home Secretary. It also features Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Paul Ready and Vincent Franklin. The series was watched by 10.4 million people, receiving positive reviews - Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% and a Metacritic rating of 79.
Based on Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows MI5 officer Eve as she begins to track down Villanelle who is a psychopathic killer. They soon become obsessed with one another, it’s frighteningly brilliant.
Luke Jennings wrote an article about the process, from the first idea to how it all fell into place for TV. Season 2 is currently being filmed and is expected to air in April on BBC America.
The first episode was seen by 5.42 million people in the UK within the first week. It has a cast of Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Owen McDonnell and Darren Boyd. Reviewers gave it a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% and a Metacritic score of 83.
Pose is set between 1987 and 1988, it looks at several different segments of New York City. This includes - the rise of Trump, the social and literary scene of downtown and the Latino ballroom culture. It has a cast that contains Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Mj Rodriguez and Indya Moore.
A psychological thriller, Homecoming is based on the podcast by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. Heidi Bergman is a former caseworker who worked at Homecoming Transitional Support Center. This is a live in facility, that predominantly helps soldiers to transition back into civilian life - or so Heidi thought.
The cast is led by Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James and Shea Whigham. Reviewers stated that it grips you through its balance of haunting mystery, it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 98% and a Metacritic score of 83.
The Americans is set in the 1980s, it’s the story of Soviet spies that pose as a married couple. It doesn't just explore the spying but the dynamics of the family. The series first aired in 2013 and finished in 2018, receiving 2 Primetime Emmy Awards.
It stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth Jennings and Philip Jennings. It also features Holly Taylor, Noah Emmerich, Susan Misner and Maximiliano Hernandez. Season 6 has a Metacritic score of 92 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 99% - which is a huge compliment!
The Cecil B. DeMille Award
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. It is one of the most prestigious awards that can be offered.
All Golden Globe Nominations
1. Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Rosamund Pike - A Private War
3. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
John David Washington - BlacKkKlansman
4. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Olivia Coleman - The Favourite
Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins Returns
Elise Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians
5. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man & the Gun
Christian Bale - Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
John C.Reilly - Stan & Ollie
6. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Claire Foy - Frist Man
Amy Adams - Vice
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
7. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Richard E.Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
8. Best Director - Motion Picture
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
9. Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
10. Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Never Look Away
11. Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Goransson - Black Panther
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marco Beltrami - A Quiet Place
12. Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Shallow - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
All the Stars - Black Panther
Girls in the Movies - Dolly Parton, Linda Perry
Requiem for a Private War - Annie Lennox
Revelation - Boy Erased
13. Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
14. Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
15. Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora
Regina King - Seven Seconds
Amy Adams - Sharp Objects
Connie Britton - Dirty John
Laura Dern - The Tale
16. Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl - The Alienist
Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal
Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
17. Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Julia Roberts - Homecoming
Keri Russell - The Americans
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
18. Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Richard Madden - Bodyguard
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Stephan Jones - Homecoming
Billy Porter - Pose
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
19. Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Alison Brie - GLOW
Debra Messing - Will & Grace
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
Kristen Bell - The Good Place
20. Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Jim Carrey - Kidding
Bill Hader - Barry
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover - Atlanta
Sacha Baron Cohen - Who is America?
21. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Penelope Cruz - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
Thandie Newton - Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski - The Handmaid's Tale
Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects
22. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler - Barry
Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method
Edgar Ramirez - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Kieran Culkin - Succession