The Golden Globe Awards: Who is Hosting and Who is Nominated?

The answers to both questions have finally been revealed and we will get into both right now. Yesterday afternoon, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association finally made a decision and declared Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the Masters of Ceremonies for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” said HFPA president Meher Tatna. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”

via the Hollywood Reporter

Oh is a Golden Globe winning actress with a respectable career in film and most notably television. She has been a mainstay on the long-running drama Grey’s Anatomy as is also credited for her high caliber performance in Killing Eve as well as motion pictures Sideways and Under the Tuscan Sun. Samberg is a familiar face to NBC going back to days performing at Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock as well as lending his comedic talents to films such as Hotel Transylvania, That’s My Boy, Neighbors, and most recently the NBC’s newest acquisition, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

I believe the two will work well together bringing some merriment and variety to the Golden Globes, which are right around the corner and the nominees have just been revealed. As this is a film blog, let’s take a look and see who the Hollywood Foreign Press believes is the best of the best in film this year:

Best Original Score:

  • Marco Baltrami, A Quiet Place
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man
  • Mark Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song:

  • “All the Stars”-Black Panther
  • “Girl in the Movies”-Dumplin’
  • “Requiem for a Private War”-A Private War
  • “Revelation”-Boy Erased
  • “Shallow”-A Star is Born

Best Picture-Foreign Language:

  • Capernaum-Lebanon
  • Girl-Belgium
  • Never Look Away-Germany
  • Roma-Mexico
  • Shoplifters-Japan

Best Motion Picture-Animated:

  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Incredibles 2

Best Screenplay:

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Adam McKay, Vice
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
  • Amy Adams, Vice

Best Performance by an Actor-Musical or Comedy:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
  • Robert Redford, The Old Man & The Gun
  • John C. Reilly, Stan and Ollie

Best Performance by an Actress-Musical or Comedy:

  • Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  • Charlize Theron, Tully
  • Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Performance by an Actor-Drama:

  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Performance by an Actress-Drama:

  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Director:

  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Best Picture-Musical or Comedy:

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The full list of nominees can be found right here! There we have folks! We’re one step closer to Hollywood’s most festive time of the year! The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be telecast on NBC on January 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM. SO EXCITED!!!!😆

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Updated: Kevin Hart is Out as Oscars Host!

The hysteria of Hollywood Awards season is almost upon us and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally nabbed a Master of Ceremonies for the 91st Academy Awards in renowned funny-man and actor Kevin Hart.

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“For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same,” Hart wrote on social media. “I said that it would be an opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it would happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”

Via EW

The announcement was made on Tuesday when Hart revealed that he has been selected to host the ceremony and has embraced the role, pledging to make the upcoming Oscars a “special one” and promising to “rise to the occasion” when the curtain goes up.

Hart certainly has his work cut out for him. For the last few years, the Oscars has experienced a significant decline in viewership, in large part due to the wake of social and societal issues plaguing the entertainment industry, political unrest, the lack of diversity in nominees of years past, a mishap that preluded the biggest upset in Oscar history, but the Oscars have been somewhat of an entertaining affair in the years I have covered them.

Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the show for the past two years, did a fair job in presiding over the show and doing his utmost to put his own mark of the show but the Academy and ABC felt that they needed to do something different to liven the show up in the effort to get viewership back.

In fact, this year would have been the debut of a new category, Best Popular Picture, but that can was kicked down the curb due to a lack of clear criteria of how to judge a “popular picture,” so the Academy is looking to harness the talents of Mr. Hart and bring some new energy into the Oscars come 2019.

The one thing Kevin Hart has going for him: star power. He’s certainly one of the most funniest men in the entertainment industry and his comedic talents truly bleed out onto his work, whether he’s on the big screen, television or on stage doing comedic stand-up. He already has an extensive cinematic body of work in films such as Ride Along, Think Like a Man, This is the End, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Central Intelligence, Get Hard and The Secret Life of Pets, so his resume and natural comedic talent definitely qualifies him to oversee the 91st Oscars.

Speaking of the 91st Oscars, the ceremony will be broadcast on ABC on February 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM. The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22, 2019. As always, I will be blogging and covering the Oscars, so stick with me if you want to know what’s happening.

Update: As quickly as something comes, it goes! On Tuesday, it was reported that comedian Kevin Hart would be hosting the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. On Friday, Hart has declared that he would be withdrawing from the event due to controversial tweets that resurfaced in the wake of his hosting announcement.

Where and whom the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will turn to for running the biggest show in Hollywood remains to be seen. Finding a suitable last-minute fill-in is a tall order and due diligence needs to be done. We’re in wait and see mode folks!

Awards Season 2018 is officially in the books!

We came, we saw and I for one came in knowing what was coming based on what we saw! Now let’s take a moment to recap what happened shall we?

  • Surprise! There wasn’t any!-This entire Awards Season was consistent to say the least. From the jump, there was simply clear winners throughout the respective fields be it, Best Picture, the acting categories, cinematography, costume design, production design, animation; the awards went to who was expected to get them and that’s what happened leading up to the Oscars. That’s not to say that this year for film was bad, but who stood out among these guilds and branches was pretty cut and dry to say the least!

  • Momentum could not be stopped-Going into the Oscars, I predicted that The Shape of Water, Guillermo Del Toro, Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney were going to walk away with the top honors but I still held out hope for some of the nominees such as Sally Hawkins for Best Actress and Laurie Metcalf for Best Supporting Actress; either one of them would have made a welcome upset but alas, there was just too much momentum to slow the winners down. I’m not saying that they were unworthy but some in certain categories were better in my eyes.
  • The Shape of Water had worthy competition throughout-Even though Hollywood’s top honor went to The Shape of Water, in the weeks leading up to the Oscars, many of the nominees for Best Picture put up a worthy challenge. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Get Out, Lady Bird and Phantom Thread all earned worthy and prestigious honors and each did make compelling arguments to be considered the Best Picture of 2017. These movies put up quite a fight leading up to Oscar night and the studios and artists behind them should be proud of what they accomplished.

  • Still, there were many firsts-Despite a predictable outcome, there were many first time accomplishes met at the Oscars and throughout awards season. Longtime veterans in their respective fields such as Gary Oldman and Roger Deakins finally took home an Oscar for their works, Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning song for Coco, was the first person to pull off an EGOT twice, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award for his short film, Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay for Get Out; this was a year for milestones regardless of whether there was any surprises or not.

With that, we can finally close the books on 2017. We’re already well underway into 2018 and I for one have a lot to be happy about because I know that there are many exciting and revelatory films are on the horizon. See you at the movies!