What the Golden Globe wins mean for the Oscars, which will come later on, is the traction they will provide.
The Golden Globe Awards 2016 are slated to provide some traction for the Oscars or Academy Awards that will appear later on. These happen to be the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
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The best visual glamour works which are likely to grab the statuettes at the Oscars after their favorable reception at the Golden Globes include: The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight in the drama category and The Big Short and The Martian in the comedy category.
These were part of the 10 best pictures list. Among the other nominees this year are Joy which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer. But they were not on the PGA’s list. Also missing from the PGA’s roster was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Ricky Gervais who was known for his acerbic wit said that lots of alcohol helped him deliver his witty one liners. He even apologized on Twitter in a pre-emptive manner for the insults and lampooning that he would be taking part in when the Golden Globes occurred.
The Golden Globes have become a household word in their own right. They are unique as awards which honor the stars and starlets of both TV and the big screen. Yet, some of the drunken speeches at the Golden Globes hardly provide any clues as to who will grab the Oscars.
The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio got a hold of three Golden Globe Awards. The Martian was the best comedy. According to NYPost, Matt Damon was probably one of the best actors who got an award.
Brie Larson also won an award. Jennifer Lawrence may have grabbed an award this time around but will she grab one at the Oscars? I don’t think so.
Sylvester Stallone’s speech was hardly edifying. And while DiCaprio’s was awkward too, Matt Damon made a good impression when his time came. As for the Steve Jobs biopic, it was an even bigger flop than the previous one.
The Globes and the Oscars hardly see eye to eye. In the last ten years or so, it has been only thrice that they have agreed on a film. One was with Slumdog Millionaire. Then there was Argo. And the third time was with 12 Years a Slave.
The Golden Globes still have a long way to go before they can equal the Academy Awards. And while the Golden Globes do tend to pick big names, they hardly qualify as a stepping stone to the Oscars which are big fish alright. But that does not mean that they don’t have an existence in their own right.
They are famous for choosing films that have stood the test of time despite bombing at the Oscars. These include: The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman, Moulin Rouge and the Sofia Coppola-directed Lost in Translation starring Scarlett Johanssen.
Leo’s The Revenant and The Wolf of Wall Street are especially big names this year. Leonardo stands as a pretty large talent due to his role in the turn of the millennium film Titanic which had Kate Winslett as the female protagonist.
But just because one gets a Golden Globe Award does not mean he or she will also get an Oscar. And the reverse is true as well. Examples abound of such discrepancy in awarding accolades to actors and actresses. Marilyn Monroe never received a single Oscar during her lifetime. She got a Golden Globe though for her role in Some Like It Hot.
E.T. directed by Steven Spielberg lost to Gandhi at the Oscars in 1983. According to TheHollywoodReporter, Saving Private Ryan got sidelined by Shakespeare in Love at the Oscars too. Even Leo didn’t make it for his role in Titanic. Others such as Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson got awards.
Leo even missed a nomination for his The Aviator to Jamie Foxx in 2005. And Brokeback Mountain and The Social Network also missed out on an Oscar. It hardly comes as a surprise since the Oscars have a standard of their own. They are not for everyone.
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The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.