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”)

2017 Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced and the battle begins! Not many surprises this year with most of the films and TV shows expected to be nominated, being actually nominated. With the only real omissions being from the Best Drama category with both 'Arrival' and 'Nocturnal Animals' being cut out. Which shows once more the dislike for Sci-Fi and Alternative Dramas that a great array of critics and the industry itself have.

Golden Globes choose Fallon to be 2017 host

The Hollywood Foreign Press couldn't have gone with a more safe and bland choice than with Jimmy Fallon as their 2017 awards show host. After the past years of having the Globes actually be fun due to Ricky Gervais provocative comedic approach. The second rate awards show will hit a new low with the simplistic, fake laughing and viral performer that is Jimmy Fallon to be their host.

Although, the Foreign Press will probably believe that this latest move of theirs will make them more relevant and hip with a younger demographic and the self indulgent Hollywood crowd they cater to. It won't save them from a good scolding that they so richly deserve (The Martian - Best Comedy, The Tourist - Best Drama). 

Arrow Dragon Con Sizzle Reel/Trailer

Fun dumb comic book action is the name of the game when it comes to the DC TV show "Arrow". And while it might not pack the same punch that the DC TV show the "Flash" has when it comes to emotional depth and momentum. It will due to satisfy our lust for masqueraded action.

Below, is the sizzle reel from "Dragon Con" which I have no idea what that is, but it should be taken otherwise as a trailer of Season 4 for the "Arrow" and also for whats to come for Oliver Queen and his associates in arms.

Season 4 premiers this October 7, 2015 on the American television network the "CW" .

Twin Peaks is on its way back to TV

Rumors were circulating a week ago about a possible return of "Twin Peaks" to television and I thought that to be wishful thinking. Though "Showtime" thought it to be much more than that. Taking the big decision to bring back the famous show for another round.

On board for the revival are both original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. Who have already stated that the plot will be 25 years after the events of the second season. Which means there are a lot of things that will have changed for FBI agent Dale Cooper and the residents of Twin Peaks.

After a good 22 years from the last "Twin Peaks" property was released. It is a good question whether the show will have the same impact in once had. However with both the original creators back on board for both the peculiar and campy side of Twin Peaks to be present and with a number of original cast members voicing their intention to come back. Is all but enough to be happy that this was the announcement of the continuation of the show, rather than it having been an announcement of a remake or re-imagining of some sort.

Here is the special "TWIN PEAKS" announcement video from "Showtime".

"Futurama" is coming back in a "Simpsons" crossover airing November 9th

This September 28 will be the first ever Simpsons crossover in the premiere episode of the 13th season of Family Guy. For most die hard Simpsons fans, this is kind of a blow. Primarily for creative reasons.

And with the episode yet to be released, there is news of a Futurama/Simpsons Crossover that's in the works. While a better idea overall for a crossover in my opinion. As the cast and crew of both shows are practically like an extended family. However it doesn't bode well for the Simpsons and after reaching 26 seasons to have back to back crossovers. It screams a lack of creativty on their part and most will hope for the show to end sooner rather than later, before they jump the shark again.

Here are some details on the upcoming episode from "Entertainment Weekly" who broke the story:

"The crossover... will unspool a complex, Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse's rabbit's foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess."