Alex and Joseph share their thoughts on the 2014 Golden Globes and what the winners/losers mean for the Oscar nominations coming out this Thursday. Enjoy!
Spreading the Love: How the Globes did little to solve the Oscar Race Puzzle
By Alex Beene
You say you want an Oscar race? Apparently, if last night is any indication, we have a big one on our hands. The award wins were all over the place, with the only strong contender emerging from the pile being “American Hustle.”
With the Golden Globes just days away, the awards season is in full swing. The biggest indicators of what films are favorites heading into the Oscar nominations – the Directors Guild of America selections – were announced and secured five films as leaders. Read more
The second of the all-important guilds – the Producers Guild of America – unveiled their Best Picture nominations, and most of the line-up was the usual suspects in this year’s Oscar race.
The selections for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures were as follows:
Isn’t 13 suppose to be an unlucky number? Don’t tell that to the entertainment industry. This past year turned out to be one of innovation on multiple fronts.
The cable box took a back seat to streaming services in the pursuit of new TV series. Music artists started offering up full album appetizers for listening before consumers bought the main course. A wide range of fresh devices entered the market, including newly numbered gaming consoles and tablets with more pixels than we could count.
Of course, not everything had the high-quality stamp of approval. Despite crafting a surprisingly solid album, Miley Cyrus seemed more content making shock performances for headlines than art. Ben Affleck being chosen as the new Batman left more than a few of us scratching our heads. Oh, and let’s not even begin to get into Kim and Kanye’s new child, A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” debacle and the epic meltdown of Amanda Bynes.
Instead, let’s focus in on the sights and sounds that left us feeling good. Without further hype, here are the top 13 things that made 2013 a satisfying year. Read more
The Wise Guise is honored to have Alex Beene bring his “Awards Addict”, Oscar season awards coverage to our site this year. To bring you up to date, his first two posts were on critics awards and the SAG nominations. But things have kicked into high gear with the full list of Golden Globe nominees in both film and TV. We got a roundtable together to discuss the nominations, so check out our post to see what Joseph, Sutter, Alex, and Jeremy thought.
Each year, a heavy amount of anticipation is given to the Screen Actors Guild nominations. They are in many ways the first “inside view” we get as to what the Academy is liking during the awards season. After all, the actors branch is the largest one in the Academy’s membership, and presumably most – if not all – of those actors are also in SAG.
Of course, it would be and is often a fault to take these nominations too seriously when assessing the Oscar race. Yes, they are a very good indicator for the actors and actresses who get nominated, but keep this in mind: (a) these nominations are made very early in the season, meaning most voters didn’t see every film in contention yet and (b) these are acting-based nominations, and “Best Ensemble” does not equate to “Best Picture.”
Still, they’re the first clues we get, so let’s put them under the magnifying glass.