The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Beverly Hilton. Lots of stars in attendance for the three-plus hour show. Notable highlights included Jeff Bridges being awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award and giving a heartfelt thank you speech. Too bad the montage of clips of his work seemed a bit thrown together when he might have been better served with a simple chronological marching through of notable film moments. Carol Burnett was better served with her montage when she was honored for her achievement in television with the HFPA awarding the inaugural Carol Burnett Award. The show moved quickly with little wasted time but it was 11:20pm EST by the time the last award was announced. Below, a list of the winners.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) (WINNER)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (“The Wife”) (WINNER)
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Green Book” (WINNER)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) (WINNER)
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX) (WINNER)
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) (WINNER)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Golden Globes awards will be broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 7 live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PST.
Sandra Oh has been announced as the official host for the Golden Globes 2019 Awards alongside Andy Samberg. The duo presented an award together at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Isan Elba been announced as the Golden Globe ambassador. The daughter of Golden Globe winner Idris Elba will take the role of presenting the trophies to award winners and escorting them offstage. As a part of Elba's role, she will also partake in philanthropic work, specifically focusing on the issue of mental health. “Mental health, specifically among African Americans and my peers, in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about. There's this perceived stigma and I’ve seen friends struggle. We need to empower young people to not be afraid to ask for help," she has commented.
Netflix Deletes User Reviews
As promised, Netflix has removed all user-submitted reviews of of their content from its streaming website. Some speculate the move came in response to negative reviews customer's posted about some Netflix original programming,. Whatever the real reason, it's a small but significant loss for visitors who enjoy reading other viewers' takes on shows and movies. Read more in this article from Todd Spangler at Variety: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/netflix-deletes-all-user-reviews-1202908904/
Venice Film Festival Announces 75th Annual Lineup
The Venice Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 75th iteration of the venerable fest. Feature films in competition include new films from the Coen Brothers, Jennifer Kent, Mike Leigh, and Julian Schnabel's AT ETERNITY'S GATE, a bio-pic about Vincnet van Gogh starring Willem Dafoe (by the way if you haven't yet seen LOVING, VINCENT, the award-winning animated feature from co-directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, it's an extraordinary work that brings the artists' works to life while telling the story of his last days and considers the mystery surrounding his death).
The 71st Festival de Cannes edition was held from the 8th-20th of May.
IN COMPETITION WINNERS
Palme d’Or: Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Grand Prix: BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee
Jury Prize: Capernaum, Nadine Labaki
Special Palme d’Or:The Image Book, Jean-Luc Godard
Best Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Akya
Best Actor: Marcello Fonte, Dogman
Best Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Best Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro, & Nader Saeivar, Three Faces
Camera d’Or: Girl, Lukas Dhont
Short Film Palme d’Or: All These Creatures, Charles Williams
Queer Palm (Feature):Girl, Lukas Dhont
Queer Palm (Short):The Orphan, Carolina Markowicz
UN CERTAIN REGARD WINNERS
Un Certain Regard: Border, Ali Abbasi
Best performance: Victor Polster, Girl
Best director: Sergei Loznitsa, Donbass
Jury special prize: João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, Chuva é Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others)
First Prize: Paul Est Là (Paul Is Here), Valentina Maurel - The Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS), Belgium
Second Prize: Heyvan (Animal), Bahram Ark and Bahman Ark - Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
Third Prize Deux Égarés Sont Morts (Two Youths Died), Tommaso Usberti - La Fémis, France
Camera d'or Winner: Girl, Lukas Dhont
Cannes Cans Press Screenings & Selfies
In a move sure to annoy many film critics and journalists but be welcomed by participating filmmakers, the Cannes Film Festival has announced it will do away with press screenings ahead of films' premieres. Oh, and no more selfies on the red carpet, which should be welcomed by all civilized people everywhere. Read about it on Deadline.