2019 Golden Globes Hosts Announced

With the nominations of the Golden Globes came also the announcement of who the hosts will be and this year they are taking a different route.

Instead of the usual stand comedian sort we had been used to or also the late night show presenters. This time its going to have a more TV feel to it with TV actors hosting the event. Now while this has been done in the past by the Oscars and movie actors with the James Franco and Anne Hathaway debacle, this one might work. The ones chosen are former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and now ‘Killing Eve’ actress Sandra Oh and the former ‘SNL’ and now ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ actor Andy Samberg. Additionally, this won’t be Samberg’s first rodeo, as he did host in the past the 2015 Emmys.

2019 Golden Globes Nominations

Its been a busy entertainment week with the Golden Globes announcing next year’s nominees amongst other things.

The nominations do have some good picks and a few surprises and snubs as most would expect, but naturally these are more evident if one hasn’t seen most of the films or TV’ shows that are out, something of which is difficult even for people in the industry or who are die-hard fans. Not to mention that the Golden Globes nominations have a different view on things compared to the industry focused and more American Oscars. As the Golden Globes is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. So their tastes and choices will have a different touch to them.

The biggest surprise pick most will notice is the inclusion of ‘Black Panther’ in Best Motion Picture Drama and also ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, especially when more complete films such as ‘Widows’, ‘The Death of Stalin’ and ‘A Quiet Place’ could have been chosen instead.

Interesting enough, the Globes were so keen to nominate ‘Black Panther’ for Best Picture that they forgot Michael B. Jordan to be nominated for best Supporting Actor in his role as the villain of that film. Additionally, there was no love for Toni Collette for her lead role in ‘Hereditary’ or Sam Elliot for his supporting role in “A Star is Born’ amongst many others. It just goes to show that we shouldn’t put a lot of stock in these Award shows as they will eventually get something wrong like it or not.

See the full list of the 76th Annual Golden Globes Nominations below:


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • “Black Panther”

  • “BlacKkKlansman”

  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”

  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”

  • “A Star Is Born”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – 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 Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”

  • “The Favourite”

  • “Green Book”

  • “Mary Poppins Returns”

  • “Vice”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – 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 Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 & Ollie”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams (“Vice”)

  • Claire Foy (“First Man”)

  • Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

  • Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)

  • Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)

  • Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)

  • Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)

  • Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

  • Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • “Incredibles 2”

  • “Isle of Dogs”

  • “Mirai”

  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • “Capernaum”

  • “Girl”

  • “Never Look Away”

  • “Roma”

  • “Shoplifters”

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

  • Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

  • Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)

  • Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)

  • Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)

  • Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

  • Adam McKay (“Vice”)

  • Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)

  • Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)

  • Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)

  • Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)

  • Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “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 Television Series – Drama

  • “The Americans”

  • “Bodyguard”

  • “Homecoming”

  • “Killing Eve”

  • “Pose”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)

  • Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

  • Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)

  • Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

  • Stephan James (“Homecoming”)

  • Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)

  • Billy Porter (“Pose”)

  • Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • “Barry” (HBO)

  • “The Good Place” (NBC)

  • “Kidding” (Showtime)

  • “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)

  • Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)

  • Alison Brie (“Glow”)

  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)

  • Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)

  • Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “The Alienist” (TNT)

  • “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

  • “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)

  • “Sharp Objects” (HBO)

  • “A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)

  • Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)

  • Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)

  • Laura Dern (“The Tale”)

  • Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)

  • Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)

  • Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)

  • Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)

  • Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

  • Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

  • Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

  • Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)

  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

New Movies of the Week 6/12/18-12/12/18

Australia is lucky or maybe unlucky to get ‘Mortal Engines‘ before the U.S., as it looks to be a disaster of epic proportions. However, until the U.S. gets this film, it will have to first deal with quite a few decent looking productions of a non blockbuster scale that are being released in a limited fashion. As our movie lives can’t always be about mega tank cities and capes.

Upcoming Releases for Australia

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Weekend U.S. Box Office November-December 30-2, 2018

As expected the new horror film released last week barely took in over 5 million dollars, as releasing a horror film during the holidays was not the wisest decision its studio could have made. Overall, it was a quiet a weekend with smaller box office takes for the bigger films out there.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of November-December 30-2 2018

1. Ralph Breaks the Internet 

Weekend: $25.6M Total: $119.1M   Weeks: 2

2. The Grinch

Weekend: $17.9M Total: $203.7M   Weeks: 4

3. Creed II

Weekend: $16.6M Total: $81.0M Weeks: 2

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Weekend: $11.4M Total: $134.5M Weeks: 3

5. Bohemian Rhapsody

Weekend: $8.0M Total: $164.3M Weeks: 5

6. Instant Family

Weekend: $7.2M Total: $45.9M Weeks: 3

7. The Possession of Hannah Grace

Weekend: $6.4M Total: $6.4M Weeks: 1

8. Robin Hood 

Weekend: $4.8M Total: $21.8M Weeks: 2

9. Widows

Weekend: $4.4M Total: $33.1M Weeks: 3

10. Green Book

Weekend: $3.9M Total: $14.0M Weeks: 3

Please note: All numbers are in USD

New Movies of the Week 29/11/18-5/12/18

‘Creed II’ has finally been released around the world to more locations and we get to see Adonis Creed finally get revenge over the Drago family, or at least we hope.

The other film that is released around the world in multiple markets is ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’. Which is another supernatural body possession film that audiences for one reason or another gravitate to. However, this one is being released close to Christmas which is weird, but who knows, it might find its audience.

Upcoming Releases for Australia

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Weekend U.S. Box Office November 23-25, 2018

What a weekend this was at the U.S. box office. ‘Ralph’ managed to get top spot, but had serious competition against it with ‘Grinch’ still out and ‘Fantastic Beasts’. Then their was ‘Creed II’ that also did great, even though it wasn’t first. Which doesn’t look that bad when you account for the fact that it made more than its first entry by around 6 million and was released to a smaller amount of movie theaters around the States.

However, what everybody will be talking about is the weak link of the pack that was as expected the new ‘Robin Hood’. The film that wanted to bamboozle audiences into thinking it was the hip and fresh reboot when it was anything other that.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of November 23-25 2018

1. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Weekend: $56.2M Total: $84.8M   Weeks: 1

2. Creed II

Weekend: $35.6M Total: $56.0M   Weeks: 1

3. The Grinch

Weekend: $30.4M Total: $180.5M Weeks: 3

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Weekend: $29.4M Total: $116.6M Weeks: 2

5. Bohemian Rhapsody

Weekend: $14.0M Total: $152.2M Weeks: 4

6. Instant Family

Weekend: $12.3M Total: $35.6M Weeks: 2

7. Robin Hood

Weekend: $9.2M Total: $14.3M Weeks: 1

8. Widows

Weekend: $8.2M Total: $25.9M Weeks: 2

9. Green Book

Weekend: $5.5M Total: $7.9M Weeks: 2

10. A Star Is Born

Weekend: $3.0M Total: $191.0M Weeks: 8

Please note: All numbers are in USD

New Movies of the Week 22/11/18-28/11/18

Robin Hood “steals from the rich and gives to the poor”, right? Maybe not with the new ‘Robin Hood‘ film that comes out this week. Instead, ‘Widows’ seems like a better bet for a more rewarding film and even better ‘Creed II’ if your in the States and a big Rocky fan. Lastly, lets not forget that Wreck it Ralph is back and if you have a family with kids, that will undoubtedly be your film of choice this weekend.

Upcoming Releases for Australia

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Weekend U.S. Box Office November 16-18, 2018

A small drop for the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series in its box office intake from its first film, but not big enough that Warner Bros should be scared, yet. However, that being said its international box office alone is something that still makes a lot of the classic Hollywood studios not care so much anymore about what happens in the States. As the big markets of importance are now China and other developing nations.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of November 16-18 2018

1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Weekend: $62.2M Total: $62.2M   Weeks: 1

2. The Grinch

Weekend: $38.6M Total: $127.0M   Weeks: 2

3. Bohemian Rhapsody

Weekend: $16.0M Total: $128.2M Weeks: 3

4. Instant Family

Weekend: $14.5M Total: $14.5M Weeks: 1

5. Widows

Weekend: $12.4M Total: $12.4M Weeks: 1

6. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Weekend: $4.8M Total: $44.0M Weeks: 3

7. A Star Is Born

Weekend: $4.3M Total: $185.8M Weeks: 7

8. Overlord

Weekend: $3.8M Total: $17.7M Weeks: 2

9. The Girl in the Spider's Web

Weekend: $2.5M Total: $13.3M Weeks: 2

10. Burn the Stage: The Movie

Weekend: $2.4M Total: $3.6M Weeks: 1

Please note: All numbers are in USD