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Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 2013 Golden Globes Announcement

With the Oscar nominations and Critics Choice Awards announced on Thursday, it was up to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) earlier this evening to try to get in one final round of awards before the two-week wait until the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the even longer wait until Oscar night. Normally, I don’t take the Golden Globes very seriously, mainly because they’re a very different group from either the critics or the people in the industry honoring their own. These are foreign entertainment journalists working in Los Angeles and let’s just say that they’ve earned a rep for being easy to buy.The most important thing to remember is that the HFPA has separate categories for Drama and Comedy/Musical, which makes it far more difficult when honing down the acting categories to possible winners at the Oscars. It also doesn’t help that only 15 of the 30 actors nominated in the various acting categories at the Golden Globes have also received Oscar nominations, since there are ten less slots.

In the past, the HFPA has gone with movies as their Best Picture that don’t necessarily end up winning Oscars in that category. You’d have to go all the way back to 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire to find a year when the Golden Globes’ pick in the drama category and Oscar’s Best Picture were one and the same. Before that? The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King five years earlier. In fact, some might even consider winning a Golden Globe in the Best Picture category to be bad luck or some kind of jinx in terms of an Oscar win going by their track record. Okay, maybe I’m going a bit far there since last year’s Oscar Best Picture winner wasThe Artist, which won the Golden Globe in the Comedy/Musical category, the only movie since 2002’sChicago to take home that pair.

_Argo_afleckSo where does that leave last night’s Drama winner Argo (Warner Bros.), which won the Critics Choice award a few nights earlier? It was going up against four other films in the Drama category that received Oscar nominations with only two of them that had corresponding directing nominations. This win came after the big surprise of the night as Ben Affleck won Best Director for the movie, his second win of the week and second since being snubbed for an Oscar nomination in the directing category. Argo really didn’t feel like a “Golden Globe”-type movie, but clearly audiences have taken to the movie and that’s also true with the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Or maybe they just had easier access to Affleck during the nomination process? Who knows, but having Affleck win two precursors and potentially winning the DGA as well leaves us with an Oscar category in which the director who wins on Oscar night may be doing so without any previous win. Except maybe the DGA. We have to keep in mind that it’s been a long time since a movie won Best Picture at the Oscars without having its director at least nominated.

Going by the last few years, Argo‘s win at the Golden Globes may pretty much end its awards run as now we get to the industry guilds and the Academy itself who rarely go with the same selection. What’s really going to be telling is the next few awards, starting with the Producers Guild’s award on January 26, the SAG Ensemble on January 27 and the DGA shortly after. One of those three groups could also pick Argo… or something else entirely. Basically, there are too many good movies in the running this year, so we shouldn’t be too surprised if we start seeing more support for some of the other movies in the running.

There were only two movies in the Comedy/Musical category that received Best Picture nominations, David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and the musical Les Misérables. These two were considered the strongest contenders to win the category depending on which way the HFPA members went with, neither having a corresponding directing nomination to give us a hint. When it comes down to it, the HFPA love their musicals–one of the reasons why they have this category–so it seemed that Les Misérables would be an easy choice for them.

What’s interesting is that all three of the movies mentioned above are up for the SAG Ensemble award along with Spielberg’s Lincoln (DreamWorks), another potential frontrunner, and whichever one wins that night may make it far more obvious which way the Academy may go when selecting their best picture.

As far as the acting categories, Jennifer Lawrence won in the Comedy/Musical category for Silver Linings Playbook, which kept her away from her strongest competition in the Oscar actress category, Jessica Chastain, who in turn won in the Drama category for Zero Dark Thirty. Like Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway winning in their respective categories, Lawrence and Chastain were the least surprising wins of the Golden Globes, although it now makes it a full-on heads up horse race for which one will win on Oscar night. At least Hugh Jackman had some competition worth considering in the Musical/Comedy category with all the recent support for Bradley Cooper in Russell’s comedy, but Jackman’s win further proved the HFPA’s love for musicals as Les Misérables won a few moments later.

Incidentally, this is the first time since 2005 that the Critics Choice and Golden Globes for Supporting Actor went to two different performances despite being one of the most consistent categories over the years. In 2005, the Critics Choice went to Paul Giamatti for Cinderella Man. He went on to receive the Screen Actors Guild’s honor in the category, while the Golden Globe went to George Clooney for Syriana for which he won the Oscar. In 2006, Eddie Murphy won all three precursors, but then lost the Oscar to Alan Arkin. Philip Seymour Hoffman winning over the critics and German actor winning the Golden Globe (from a group including many foreigners) opens things up for the Screen Actors Guild to go elsewhere since Waltz wasn’t nominated by them and that could determine who wins on Oscar night, which could very well be a third actor altogether. Either way, it’s great to have a category where there may be some surprises.

As far as the screenplay category, it’s not one I’d normally take seriously when it comes to the Golden Globes, but they followed the very different Broadcast Film Critics Association by giving the award to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained two days earlier, so we have to start taking it seriously. Most people assumed that Mark Boal’s screenplay for Zero Dark Thirty had this in the bag on Oscar night, but there’s a chance the controversy the movie has stirred up–not to mention Mark Boal’s recent Oscar win… over Tarantino, in fact–could shift the advantage to Tarantino to win his first Oscar since Pulp Fiction.

Lastly, Animated Feature went to Disney•Pixar’s Brave as opposed to Disney’s own Wreck-It Ralph, which won the Critics Choice award, and the fact there isn’t one movie even those two groups agreed upon means that the Oscar is still anyone’s game.

Things may be a bit slow in terms of Oscar updates over the next few weeks though I do have a couple of ideas I’ll try to share while everyone else is at Sundance.

–source: edward douglas for comingsoon.net

 

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About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940′s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit http://www.goldenglobes.org, and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes) for exclusive celebrity videos and up to the minute Golden Globes news!
The final results are known only by the accounting firm and are kept secret until the announcement at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 2, 2013) — Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced the team of talented producers and artists who will create this year’s ceremonies.

“We look forward to the SAG Awards® as an opportunity for fresh collaboration with an outstanding group of creative colleagues,” said Margolis, whose Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast, presented by SAG-AFTRA, in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC. “We take great pride in designing a memorable evening for both the community of actors at the awards ceremony and for our audience at home which has grown consistently year after year.”

Margolis has executive produced acting’s most glamorous evening since the 5th Annual SAG Awards and served as the telecast’s director since the 13th ceremony.

Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards® since its inception. Connell is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming.

The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott BakulaShelley FabaresPaul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production.

Supervising producers are Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough. Fujita O’Brien, who met Jeff Margolis on ABC’s primetime special airing of the “Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies,” has spearheaded project development and show production for Jeff Margolis Productions since 1988. McCullough was brought aboard to produce the “72nd Annual Miss America Pageant” in 1992. Twenty years later, Fujita O’Brien and McCullough continue to serve as producers on most Jeff Margolis Productions projects.

Executive in Charge of Production Benn Fleishman is a three-time Emmy® nominee for the HBO specials “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong” (2010), “Ricky Gervais: Out of England” (2009) and “Bill Maher: The Decider” (2008). He most recently served as supervising producer on “George Lopez: It’s Not Me, it’s You” on HBO and the syndicated “A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove.” He line-produced the “Creative Arts Emmy Awards,” the “NewNowNext Awards” for Logo and the 2012 “Do Something Awards” for VH1.

Emmy-winning scribe Dave Boone joins the SAG Awards for the first time after years of writing for such awards shows as the TV Land Awards, the Golden Globes®, the Tony Awards® and the Academy Awards®. He recently finished writing for the 15th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Boone and Jeff Margolis first collaborated on “The First Family’s Holiday Gift to America: A Tour of the White House” with President and Mrs. Clinton back in 2000.

Production designers John Shaffner & Joe Stewart have been honored with 34 Emmy nominations, an Art Directors Guild Award for the 2006 Emmy Awards, plus four Art Directors Guild nominations and five Emmys. Shaffner was the chair of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors, while Stewart serves as chair of the Academy’s Governor’s Ball and Sculpture committees.

Lighting designer Jeffrey Engel is an Emmy-winner and 22-time Emmy nominee for such projects as the 63rd and 64th Academy Awards. He has also led the lighting design for “The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant,” “The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.”

Composer and conductor Lenny Stack is an Emmy-winner for music arranging for the “Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Special” and composer of the current SAG Awards theme. Stack is also the musical director for the Golden Globe ceremony.

Eight-time Emmy nominee Douglass M. Stewart Jr. will produce the film tribute saluting the accomplishments of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Dick Van Dyke. Stewart is a veteran of 28 Oscar® telecasts, 13 Emmy shows and 20 Emmy nominations announcements.

Paul Fagen will produce the SAG Awards’ In Memoriam homage.  Fagen produces content for live events specializing in tributes and award shows. With his company P. Fagen Productions, he also produces/directs trailers, industrials and documentaries.

Quinn Monahan is producing the SAG Awards’ annual salute to union members. Monahan has created film packages for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Keith Greco will design the SAG Awards’ grand entrance and showroom décor. Among many recent entertainment and corporate projects, Greco Décor designed the premiere for Cirque du Soleil’s “Zarkana” debut in Las Vegas and spearheaded the construction of the world’s largest paper airplane for Red Bull. He also created the scenic components for the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park, which drew 50,000 visitors.

Maggie Barrett-Caulfield returns as the SAG Awards’ talent producer for the 12th year.

Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda, executive in charge of publicity, was the 2011 recipient of the ICG Publicists Bob Yeager Award for community service. She was previously honored with the Publicists Guild’s 1986 and 1991 Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Awards.

SAG Awards coordinating producer Jon Brockett began his career at SAG in 1996 at the New York office in production development and later served as interim co-director of SAG Indie. He joined the SAG Awards in 1998.

Cynthia Kistler has served as the SAG Awards’ associate producer since 2002 — and previously was the Awards’ production manager, 1999-2001. She most recently was associate producer on the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the 2012 “Do Something Awards” for VH1, the “NewNowNext Awards” for Logo, and the syndicated “A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at the Grove.”

SAG Awards event supervisor Andrea Wyn Schall, a two-time Special Events Gala award nominee and author of “Budget Bash – Simply Fabulous Events on a Budget,” coordinates the Awards’ event design and logistics.  She and Greco create the Champagne Taittinger toast that opens the SAG Awards Red Carpet.

Lucques Catering, under the direction of celebrated restaurateurs Suzanne Goin, a James Beard award-winning chef, and business partner Caroline Styne, will cater the SAG Awards for the fourth year in a row. Goin and Styne own three of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants: Lucques, Tavern and A.O.C. They’re in the process of expanding their empire (which includes The Larder at Tavern and The Larder on Maple Drive), with The Larder at Burton Way, The Larder at Tavern at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, and a new restaurant concept in Montecito. They share the SAG Awards’ philosophy of “going green” in their choices of food purveyors and culinary practices, while offering the impeccable service that a televised awards show requires.

Lucques’ menu will be complemented by Champagne Taittinger’s Brut La Française, which is also served in the Champagne Taittinger toast that opens the SAG Awards Red Carpet each year.

Punctuating the dinner table design will be the classic Hollywood-inspired floral arrangements by Christopher Matsumoto of C.J. Matsumoto & Sons. C.J. Matsumoto & Sons was co-named Best Florist by Southern California Meetings and Events Magazine in their 2010 Best of Industry Awards.

While the showroom is being transformed, rising in the Shrine’s east parking lot is the tent housing the post-awards gala hosted by People, the world’s most successful and popular magazine, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a philanthropic leader in the entertainment industry for 70 years, to honor the charitable endeavors of SAG-AFTRA members.  EIF and People not only throw the fabulous SAG Awards after-party to honor actors charitable endeavors but also make a generous annual donation to support the SAG Foundation.

 

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