6.5 C
New York
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Five things to keep in mind at the 2021 Golden Globes

Must Read

Jiya Saini
Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

There won’t be a red carpet or a star-studded audience, but a lot is still at stake at Hollywood’s first major awards show of the year

There will be no red carpet or star-studded audience this Sunday at the Golden Globes, but a lot remains at stake at Hollywood’s first major awards show of the year.

Millions of viewers are expected to tune in to the ceremony that honors the best of film and television, but what is there to keep in mind?

Here’s our quick guide to the event, which will take place in Beverly Hills, California, and in the heart of Manhattan, New York:

Will Netflix win big?

Netflix was the envy of Hollywood last year, when it received 34 Golden Globe nominations. It had already chilled the champagne bottles to celebrate, but the avalanche of victories never came and the world leader in streaming services finished the night with just two awards.

Will this be your year? With a staggering 42 nominations in the television and film categories, Netflix appears to have a better chance of toasting this Sunday. Although you never know.

Double for Colman and Cohen?

One of Netflix’s rare awards last year went to Olivia Colman, whose portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” proved irresistible to Golden Globe voters.

But it was not entirely surprising: Colman has never lost a Golden Globe, after winning for her performances in the film “The Favorite” in 2019 and in the TV series “The Infiltrator” in 2017.

This year, with two nominations for the final season of “The Crown” and the movie “The Father,” she could even beat herself, taking home two awards on the same night.

If so, she may not be the only double winner on Sunday. Her British colleague, Sacha Baron Cohen, is a strong contender for two very different film acting roles: one for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and the other for “The Chicago 7 Trial.”

The eight the charm for Hopkins?

Legendary Anthony Hopkins, Colman’s co-star in “The Father,” becomes a serious contender for his award-winning work every time he appears on the big screen.

Yet surprisingly, he never won a Golden Globe every time he competed, despite having been nominated seven previous times dating back to 1979, and even receiving a lifetime achievement award.

When he won an Oscar in 1992 for his terrifying role in “The Silence of the Innocents,” Golden Globes voters opted for Nick Nolte in “The Prince of Tides.”

If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decides to make amends, it will crown the 83-year-old Hopkins the best oldest actor in Golden Globes history.

“Minari”, the new “Parasites”?

In recent years, few categories at the Golden Globes have generated more controversy than best foreign-language film.

American immigrant stories, like “The Farewell” (2019), were repeatedly excluded from the “top” categories of best picture awards because half or more of the script was not in English.

Critics have pointed out that the rule did not appear to apply to previous major contenders, such as Quentin Tarantino’s multilingual “Inglorious Bastards.”

Now, “Minari”, produced in the United States and spoken mostly in Korean, has generated many complaints . 

“I haven’t seen a more American movie than ‘Minari’ this year,” the director of “The Farewell” tweeted about the acclaimed Korean immigrant family drama.

Of course, being in the foreign language film category at the Golden Globes did not hurt South Korea’s “Parasites” last year, which ended up winning the top prize: the Oscar for best picture. Will he repeat the feat “Minari”?

On two coasts

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and with Los Angeles still under strict measures to avoid contagion, it was foreseeable that the Golden Globes would be delivered by video conference this year, especially after the success of that format at the Emmy Awards in September.

But the organizers surprised when they announced that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who return as hosts, would conduct a ceremony “on two shores” between New York and Los Angeles.

The initiative will allow more high-profile guests to present awards in person, such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who will do so from the Big Apple, even if the nominees have to stay home.

Faced with the possibility of broadcasting the Oscars from multiple locations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which annually hands out the prized statuettes, will be watching closely to see if Fey and Poehler can build their regular relationship from opposite sides of the country.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

On a British dating game show, man escorted out to “calm down” after getting too “excited” during filming

Naked Attraction is a saucy British television dating game show, broadcast on Channel 4 where people get naked on...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -