Welp. I guess the Globes didn’t like A Star is Born after all. This insane love for Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the worst reviewed movies to ever be in the awards conversation, is quite something. I need to see this thing. Can it really be that bad and if so, why do so many people seem to love it so much? Amazing. On the comedy side, the love for Green Book wasn’t totally unexpected (I thought they’d like The Favourite more), but that one is also running headfirst into some major backlash from critics and press who firmly believe it’s a white savior movie of the kind that would have been made decades ago, that we should have outgrown by now. So basically, the Globes give NO direction to the Oscars over what to go for this year (and voting for nominations starts tomorrow). I’d say this ought to be huge boost for Roma- if the Academy sees this and wants to pick a GOOD movie to win the top film prize of 2018, there’s a solid masterpiece sitting right in front of them, awarding the opportunity. Consider that, please. And if “popularity” is the biggest concern, due to the feeling that high art movies have no connection to audiences anymore, well- Black Panther’s right there too. Either one of those are legitimate- these Globe choices are not.
BEST SCORE: First Man
BEST SONG: “Shallow,” A Star is Born
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
BEST SCREENPLAY: Green Book
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Roma
BEST ACTOR DRAMA: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST ACTRESS DRAMA: Glenn Close, The Wife
BEST ACTOR COMEDY/MUSICAL: Christian Bale, Vice
BEST ACTRESS COMEDY/MUSICAL: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
BEST DRIECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
BEST PICTURE DRAMA: Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST PICTURE COMEDY/MUSICAL: Green Book
In other news, Glenn Close upset Lady Gaga for Best Actress and gave a really moving speech, so I think the Oscar is between her and Olivia Colman (and it’ll probably be whoever wins the SAG). A career award for Glenn wouldn’t be a terrible thing, after so many nominations (seven!) and not a win to her name. And it looks like Rami Malek has a really strong shot at the Oscar, but again, it’ll come down to SAG. Christian Bale is still in the running for that too, I think.