April 23, 2014

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Next year’s Golden Globe Awards will air on January 11th, 2015

We’re not even finished with this year’s awards season yet (still just about a month to go until the Oscar winners are revealed), but scheduling is already underway for next year’s big events. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement that their 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will be held on January 11th of 2015. For comparison, that’s one day earlier than when the 71st Golden Globes were held, so the HFPA is basically keeping the exact same Sunday on the calendar for their big night.
For those who don’t already know, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are once again returning to host, as they’ve proven to be immensely popular choices. There’s no way of knowing what films and performances will be in contention for awards, but over the next 11 months or so, we’ll try and figure that out. In the meantime, we at least now know when one of the big awards shows will be, so there’s that. As always, it’ll be one to certainly look forward to.
Here’s the press release announcing the date:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 5, 2014 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
“Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72ndAnnual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row,” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. “There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!”
“We are delighted to have Tina and Amy back. They create an environment where anything can happen in a room full of the world’s biggest stars,” said Allen Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Golden Globe Awards and CEO of dick clark productions.
“Tina and Amy certainly helped us garner the highest rated audience in over a decade and we are excited to have them back next year,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
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2013 Golden Globe nominees revealed

The nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe awards are being announced in Los Angeles. The Golden Globe awards are voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helmes were on hand with the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce the nominees.
It has already been announced that Silence of the Lambs actress Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at January’s event, held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Best Motion Picture, Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director, Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, Argo
Katherine Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Best Performance by an actress in a TV series, Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best TV Series, Comedy
Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls
Modern Family
Smash
Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields and McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals
Best Animated Film
Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck it Ralf
more nominees coming… come back
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Jodie Foster to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award from HFPA

HollywoodNews.com: Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with their prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.  Announced today by Simon Baker and Kristen Stewart,  Foster is the first woman to be awarded with the organization’s highest honor since Barbara Streisand in 2000.  Not only is she being rewarded in a year where women are making their marks, she is the youngest recipient since Charlton Heston in 1967.
Foster has been nominated for seven Golden Globe awards in her tenure, most recently with co-star Kate Winslet in Roman Polanski’s Carnage last year.  She’s also been nominated for her works in The Brave One (2007), Contact (1997), Nell (1994), The Silence of the Lambs(1991) and The Accused (1988) which she won, and Freaky Friday (1976).

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to co-host 2013 Golden Globes

HollywoodNews.com: The Golden Globes in 2013 will be all about the women as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been announced as the co-hosts for the awards show.
It was just announced that the two women will be co-hosting the show on January 13th, states UsMagazine.com. “The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action. The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!” Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly commented.
As far as awards shows go, it has already been announced that Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the Oscars.
Do you think the women will do well?
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Golden Globe Awards: Looking into their books

HollywoodNews.com: Golden Globes Calls Dick Clark Productions “Devious” But Fib About Their Compensation
The Golden Globes–aka the Hollywood Foreign Press Association– must be going crazy at this point. They lost their intial case against Dick Clark Productions. The court ruled that DCP has the right to keep producing the Golden Globes show for NBC and negotiating with them–without the greedy HFPA’s involvement. So the HFPA has filed a motion for a final judgement, saying they can’t wait for an appeal to come through–thinking that the court will reverse itself and give them back control of the show. Buried in the HFPA’s latest filing are a couple of interesting items. First, the group spent $3.7 million on legal fees last year–half of what they get from NBC for licensing their name. That alone must be sending them over the wall.
But second–is this little assertion: .“…HFPA’s members work without pay throughout the year to put the Golden Globes together and the production and broadcast of the television show requires close cooperation between HFPA’s members and dcp. There is no assurance that HFPA’s members will be able to cooperate with dcp on future Golden Globe Awards Shows, given dcp’s deceitful and devious conduct towards its supposed “partner.”
Well, that part about “members work without pay” is not exactly true. On its annual Form 990, the HFPA lists a bunch of salaries for its officers. In 2010, the total was up to $191,000 spread over 11 people. Phil Berk, who’s not even the president anymore, gets $61,000 a year. Not only that, the HFPA spent over $671,000 on travel expenses in 2010-2011 to go in luxury to film festivals around the world–although they are often subsidized in junkets by the studios. They paid $26,000 for rent of the building they occupy in West Hollywood–their clubhouse, so to speak. On the most recent Form 990 they also list $200,000 for unspecified “outside services” and $122,000 for “meetings and press conferences” and another $96,000 to run their website.
Of course, the ironic thing about all of this is that HFPA does no more than other critics group in any other city. They see all the movies and TV shows that come out in a year, and then make judgements about who should get which prizes. The New York and Los Angeles Film Critics Circles do the same thing, put on modest dinners, and hand out awards. The difference [...]

Golden Globes loses lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions

HollywoodNews.com: The Hollywood Foreign Press has lost its lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions. The HFPA–paid over $6 million a year to license its name by NBC–had contended that Dick Clark had no right to negotiate with NBC without them. Today senior US District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled that he disagreed with them. The ruling follows. This is a blow to the HFPA, a greedy group that has suffered numerous scandals over the years. The ruling means The Golden Globes are now in the backseat. Dick Clark Productions can produce the show through 2018, and continue to make deals with NBC as long as the network wants the show. The HFPA will have to accept their deals.
In the end, it was just a story of greed. The HFPA consists of about 80 people, many of whom have no credentials and don’t see all the movies every year. In past decades, they were broadcast on cable, then moved to CBS. CBS kicked them off the air during a scandal involving “actress” Pia Zadora, and NBC picked them up. I’ve written over the years about the group’s many crazy stunts, their domineering attitude, and the questionable credits of certain of their members. In the meantime, they’ve used the annual fee they receive from NBC to bankroll their arrogance. The movies they’re supposed to see, and the choices they make, are no different in the end than dozens of other critics’ groups. There’s nothing special about the HFPA. But they’ve managed to turn it into a tax free business.
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Ricky Gervais: Grade his Golden Globes hosting job – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: What is the over/under or the number of minutes Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais spent on screen Sunday night? Ten minutes? 15?
Seriously, after the host worked through his opening monologue, he seemed to disappear for enormous chunks of time. Was that the HFPA’s approach? Is that how they compromised on the decision to bring Gervais back as a host: Give him a monologue, then limit his exposure to perhaps contain his controversial statements?
I even think Gervais’ monologue, while funny, was safer than the slash-and-burn technique he took last year. His finest jabs probably were aimed at the “evil” Colin Firth. Though the night’s best one-liner came from George Clooney and was aimed at Michael Fassbender’s … ahem, talent.
How do you think Gervais did? Give him a grade in the comments section below. And check out these montages of the “best” of Gervais from Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony.

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Oscars: Are “Marilyn” and “Tinker” dark horse Best Picture contenders? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: When the BAFTA’s revealed the long list of nominees for their year-end awards, one film leading the pack with 16 nominations was somewhat expected, while another was a bit of a surprise.
The anticipated picture was Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” a British-to-the-core adaptation of John Le Carre’s exquisite novel that has performed admirably at the UK box office and continues to remain in the Oscar hunt for Gary Oldman, possibly a screenplay nod and (deservedly) numerous technical nods. “Tinker” nabbed the most BAFTA nominations with 16, including Best Film.
But it wasn’t alone. It tied Simon Curtis’ “My Week With Marilyn,” which also earned 16 nominations including Best Picture.
Now, what does this mean for the two films? Maybe nothing. Guy Lodge over at InContention dismissed the BAFTA nods as “embarrassing,” though he seemed more upset over omissions (“Shame,” “The Tree of Life” and Vanessa Redgrave in “Coriolanus,” to name just a few).
BAFTA and the Academy share members, obviously, so a film that performs well with one group has the potential to charm the other. And there might be something to be said for quiet, smaller films like “Marilyn” and “Tinker” playing better on DVD screener than they would in a theater. Could this also be why George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” has seen a resurgence of late, with the Producers Guild and the HFPA and their Golden Globes nominations? (Well, the HFPA likely just wanted to ensure George Clooney would attend the Globes, but the Producers Guild was a feather in that film’s cap).
All week, bloggers have been beating the drum for “Bridesmaids,” which continues to perform well with the guilds and could potentially play itself into the Best Picture race as a dark horse contender. But with a significant boost from the BAFTAs today, is it too much of a stretch to see something like “My Week With Marilyn” – already generating serious heat for Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh – getting into the Best Picture race, as well?
Here’s a clip of Michelle Williams accepting the Hollywood Actress Awards at our Hollywood Film Awards in October. We’ll find out soon enough if she, her co-star Mr. Branagh, and their film will be in the Oscar race.

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Producers Guild produces a few surprises with 2011 nominations – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: It’s unclear yet how many films will compete for a Best Picture trophy at this year’s Academy Awards. Rule changes eliminate the need to film 10 slots, so a fluid number of pictures could end up with nominations on Jan. 24. But it’s safe to bet that the movies that do make the cut will come from this list.
The Producers Guild of America in just revealed its l0 nominees for Producer of the Year Award. Unlike the Academy, the group stuck with a traditional 10, and found room for a few surprises. Here are their selections:
THE ARTIST
Producer: Thomas Langmann
BRIDESMAIDS
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend
THE DESCENDANTS
Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin
THE HELP
Producers: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green
HUGO
Producers: Graham King, Martin Scorsese
THE IDES OF MARCH
Producers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Brian Oliver
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum
MONEYBALL
Producers: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt
WAR HORSE
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

Heavy hitters like “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “War Horse” and “The Help” likely can book their ticket for the Kodak Theatre. But today’s announcements generated hope for alleged fringe players like “Moneyball,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Bridesmaids.”
Also, quietly, George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” has received significant support from the PGA and the HFPA. Could the Academy follow their leads?
“Drive” and “Shame,” which appeared to be longshots, took a hit here, though both could be helped by the Directors Guild, who easily could honor Steve McQueen and Nicolas Winding Refn and put both films right back on the Oscar map.
In addition, the PGA revealed its nominees for Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, which were:
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
CARS 2
Producer: Denise Ream
KUNG FU PANDA 2
Producer: Melissa Cobb
PUSS IN BOOTS
Producers: Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou
RANGO
Producers: John B. Carls, Gore Verbinski
For a full list of this morning’s PGA nominees, click here.
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“War Horse” opens (Christmas) doors to Academy members – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Academy members who tear through their presents early can head off to participating theaters on Christmas afternoon for a free screening or Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” which opens to the general public on Dec. 25.
In an effort to ensure that all Academy members witness Spielberg’s effort on the big screen, Disney/DreamWorks has revealed that it will offer free screenings to AMPAS and guild members who show their membership cards.
“The studio believes this film is truly meant to be seen on the big screen,” the studio said in a release.
Note, however, that different theater chains are each handling the request slightly differently. Some say guild members can come on any day of the week, though others are restricting their offer to weekdays (but not weekends or holidays).
Below is the complete list of free screening opportunities offered by different theater chains:
AMC will admit: AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, WGA and SAG Nominating (Valid 7 days a week).
Cinemark will admit guild member only: AMPAS, DGA, PGA, WGA and SAG Nominating (Valid 7 days a week).
City Cinemas/Reading will admit AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, WGA and SAG Nom. Com. (valid Mon – Thur only).
Clearview will admit AMPAS, DGA and WGA (Mon-Thur only).
Krikorian will admit: AMPAS, DGA, and WGA (Mon-Thur only, excluding holidays).
Laemmle will admit: AMPAS, DGA and WGA (Mon-Thur only, excluding holidays).
Landmark will admit: AMPAS, DGA, PGA, WGA and SAG Nominating (Mon-Thur only, excluding holidays).
Pacific/ArcLight will admit: AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA and WGA (Mon-Thur only, excluding holidays).
Regal will admit: AMPAS, DGA, PGA and WGA (Valid 7 days a week).
Regency will admit: AMPAS, DGA and WGA (Mon-Thur only).
(Theatre list subject to change)
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- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
- Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
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