Tag Archives: Hollywood Foreign Press

Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016

Oh the irony. I’m updating these Golden Globe predictions mere hours before I see Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The Globes are always an inexact science, just more so today for me. Still, we press on, since I’m due for an update. What might the Hollywood Foreign[...]

Hollywood Contenders: A first crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016

Now that we’re getting into the heart of the fall months and about to enter what is essentially the tail end of the 2016 movie release season, I wanted to take my first official crack this season at some Golden Globe predictions. I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions[...]

Nominations announced for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards

Well now, another domino in the 2015 awards season has fallen. A few minutes ago, the Golden Globe nominations were announced, getting us closer to the end of the line in the race for Academy Award nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA) aren’t a guild, but they function[...]

Final Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not folks, tomorrow the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominees for the Golden Globe awards. Bright and early we’ll know what the HFPA feels about cinema in 2015, and perhaps even a bit about what the Oscar nominations could wind up looking like. As such,[...]

A second crack at Golden Globe predictions

Here in the heart of the month of November, I think it’s high time to take my second crack at some Golden Globe predictions. As previously mentioned last month, I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions somewhat consistently going forward, but early Globe picks are always really interesting to[...]

Oscar voters being old and out of touch

I’m really appalled by a stupid article in today’s New York Post about Oscar voters being old and out of touch. It’s quite the contrary. The Post writer–surprise–had an agenda and went for it. But she obviously knows nothing about the Motion Picture Academy. This is not the Hollywood Foreign[...]

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[...]

Oscars: Ricky Gervais wants to host the Oscars … and the Globes – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Something tells me Ricky Gervais isn’t the “solution” the Academy is looking for in the wake of the recent Brett Ratner-Eddie Murphy scandal. But that didn’t stop the stand-up comic from volunteering his services as next year’s Oscar host … and Golden Globes host, as well. “I’ll do[...]

Golden Globes Re-elect Same President for 8th Time

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: Is it the Hollywood Foreign Press or Cuba? The organization that administers the Golden Globes has re-elected Philip Berk for the 8th time. And they’re proud of it. Berk says he’s a correspondent for Australia’s FilmInk and Malaysia’s Galaxie magazine. The former carries just one of his[...]

On the gilded path to Oscar night

BY GINA PICCALO The ever-affable Sandra Bullock, elegant in a red velvet dress and stilettos, was surrounded by a swarm of conspicuously underdressed journalists, leading an animated discussion about macaroons of all things. A few feet away under a crystal chandelier, “The Blind Side” director John Lee Hancock earnestly praised the[...]