Golden Globes

Hollywood Sex Scandals Shape Oscars, as ‘Shape of Water’ Takes 13 Noms

Director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is this year’s Oscar darling with 13 nominations, but Hollywood’s sex scandals appear to have influenced this year’s picks, most notably in James Franco’s snub. The nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 23) by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. Mary J Blige’s nomination for best supporting actress in “Mudbound” was the biggest surprise....

James Franco Engaged in Exploitative Sexual Harassment, Women Claim

James Franco allegedly took sexual advantage of students at his now defunct acting school, forcing some to perform topless or nude and becoming angry when they refused. Five women made the charges in a stunning expose. Franco provoked outrage from women when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Actress Ally Sheedy called out Franco in a series of tweets throughout the show, which aired Sunday....

Who Will Win Golden Globes Without Harvey Weinstein Twisting Arms?

The Golden Globes arguably have been the most susceptible to political pressure over the years, but without Harvey Weinstein twisting arms behind the scenes, this year’s awards may be the most influence free in recent memory. But that doesn’t mean politics won’t be playing a part. Overshadowing this year’s ceremony will be the #MeToo movement, which led to Weinstein’s downfall....

Jodi Foster Lashes Out at Gender Bias in Hollywood Filmmaking

Jodie Foster, who famously came out at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards, lashed out at gender bias in the film industry, saying it remains as strong as ever in Hollywood largely because women are “idealized” in most scripts. “Even with the number of movies I’ve made, I’ve never made a movie that was about women, made by women, that was seen through women’s eyes,” she told Harper’s Bazaar magazine....

Golden Globes Goes Ga Ga for La La; Snubs Scorsese, Eastwood Films

The Golden Globes put “La La Land” at the head of the pack in Hollywood’s awards sweepstakes, with seven nominations, including best picture and best director, but Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” were no shows when nominations were announced today (Dec. 12). “La La Land” was one of five films nominated for best picture in the comedy or musical category....

Alicia Vikander Shocking Oscar Win Has Her Rocketing to A-List (photos!)

Alicia Vikander scored a breakout role in “The Danish Girl” that catapulted her to an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress last night at the 88th Academy Awards. With a film resume as thin as a razor, she did the near impossible. Now, she’s Hollywood’s newest A-Lister. On Oscar night, she was up against Winslet again. Other nominees included veteran actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight,” Roonery Mara in “Carol,” and Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight.”...

Oscars Have Become Like the Golden Globes, Meaningless, Self-Destructive

The Oscars are doing their best to become The Golden Globes, another meaningless award to Hollywood egoism and self-importance. Nothing says it more than this year’s flap–for the second year in a row–over the lack of minorities among Oscar nominees. Talk about self-entitlement. But first, let’s start with the Golden Globes. They’re doled out every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a sketchy group with a long, tainted history....

Jennifer Lawrence Ducks Critics Choice Awards After Golden Globes Flap

Jennifer Lawrence was a no show at the Critics Choice Awards, even though she was up for an award for Best Actress Award. She also seeing BFF Amy Schumer with for Best Actress Comedy, and take home the MVP award. Lawrence was stung last weekend when a seemingly innocuous exchange with a Golden Globes journalist turned into a major social media storm. Last night, Brie Larson, 26, won the Critic’s Choice Award for best actress for her role in “Room.”...

Jennifer Lawrence Globes Scolding Blows Up Into PR Disaster (Video)

Jennifer Lawrence is suffering the first public relations disaster of her very charmed career, after mildly scolding a Golden Globes reporter for “living behind his phone” while trying to ask her a question. Video of the seemingly minor incident has gone viral and won’t die. The social media scorn has been so strong, other celebrities have stepped forward to defend her. Today it was Anne Hathaway’s turn....

Oscar Nominations Skew to Big Budget Films, Hollywood Establishment

Oscar nominations cut their own course this awards season, departing from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, and favoring big-budget films and established Hollywood actors for its top categories–best picture, best actor and best director. Best Picture nominations went to eight films, one less than last year. Making the list were “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Room” and “Spotlight.”...

Golden Globes vs. Screen Actors Guild Awards: How Do They Compare?

The Golden Globes are the ugly step-sister of Hollywood’s season of self-congratulation, largely because of the sketchiness of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. So how did their nominations stack up against the more prestigious Screen Actors Guild? A good starting point is the Best Actor category. The SAG nominated Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) The HFPA, which nominates separately for drama and comedy films, added David Oyelowo (“Selma”) to its list for drama and match the SAG on all of its other nominations, except for Keaton....

Meryl Streep Shades Oscars Over ‘Surprises, Injustices’ (watch!)

Meryl Streep has gotten more Oscar love than any other actress, but doesn’t share the affection for this year’s picks. She told Ellen deGeneres she was “surprised” by the “injustices,” to actors who were passed over this year. There were so many performances that year that were great. I’m thinking of my friend Emma Thompson,” she said....

Can Oscars Escape Pull of Major Commercial Films Like Gravity?

“American Hustle,” “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave,” are undeniably the biggest contenders for Oscars following the Critics Choice Awards, the first credible group to pick this year’s standouts. But whether their picks point to Oscars is another question. Among the leading categories, “12 Years a Slave,” was named best picture, while “Gravity,” scored seven awards and “American Hustle” won four....

Amy Adams Hot in Ultra-Revealing Golden Globes Gown (photos!)

Amy Adams plays an oversexed con artist in her latest movie “American Hustle” and she looked the part at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 12). She wore an ultra-revealing halter-gown by Valentino that sent her sexual quotient soaring. Adams, 39, won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy....

Miley Cyrus VMA Critics: 10 Reasons Why They’re Off-Base

Miley Cyrus’s performance at the MTV Music Video Awards continues to generate fearsome reaction from nearly every quarter, ranging from the mainstream media to egg-head publications and, of course, the blogosphere. Most of it has been negative and most of it equally way off-base. Here are ten principal arguments critics are using to lambaste the 20-year old singer and why they are all mostly ridiculous....

Is Taylor Swift Now the Star Everyone Loves to Hate?

Taylor Swift has found out the hard way that success breeds contempt. Having a thing skin doesn’t help either. Ever since the Golden Globes when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made fun of her dating habits, Swift has been under attack by haters. It’s as if a dam broke when Poehler and Fey joked about her peripatetic love life....
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Taylor Swift Dazzling Makeover Hits Another High Note (photos!)

Taylor Swift stunned again in a daring dress with a plunging neckline at the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain. She’s made one fashion statement after another at events over the past few weeks and each one has been a knockout. She elevated her makeover even more at last night’s (Jan. 24) event in a beaded Kaufman Franco dress that opened in the front down to her waist....
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