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Reviewing the 75th Golden Globes Awards

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Two award winners, delivering award-winning dialogue in an award-winning film.

Well, that didn’t go so well (for me).

And, if you ask me, it didn’t go that well in any case. But how not-well I’ll explain by degrees…

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Predicting the 75th Golden Globes

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Two nominations for a fairly impressive directorial debut in one of the biggest years ever for directorial debuts. But will it win either?

Predicting this year’s Globes is tricky. On the one hand, they love to help a narrative along. On the other hand, this year has several competing narratives. On the other other hand, thanks to some key omissions (namely in Director and Screenplay), they’re making it very difficult to predict which narrative, if any, they’re going to advance. So take these predictions with a grain of salt, and not just because I’m a dude on his couch who won’t even see the ceremony live because he doesn’t have cable.

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Producers Guild Awards Nominees: 2017

The Producers Guild of America announced their award nominees today. They’re a pretty major Best Picture barometer, as the last five years demonstrates:

  • 2012: They matched the Oscar nominees 8/9, missing Amour (which most likely wasn’t PGA eligible).
  • 2013: They matched the Oscar nominees 8/9, missing Philomena.
  • 2014: They matched the Oscar nominees 7/8, missing Selma.
  • 2015: They matched the Oscar nominees 7/8, missing Room.
  • 2016: They matched the Oscar nominees 9/9.

That’s a pretty impressive rate of prediction. And of the four films they’ve missed, three were Globe nominees for Best Picture – Drama, which makes my job all the easier.

So let’s see what they’ve got for us this year.

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Writers Guild Awards Nominations: 2017

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Could they?

The Writers Guild announced their nominations today. They’re always a pretty major milestone on the road to the Oscars, even if they tend to disqualify a major contender or two every year. We’ll get to those in due time.

And here are the nominees:

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SAG Nominations: 2017

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A nice little rebound for a film that was totally blanked by the Globes.

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced the other day, and I’d better go over them, since they usually give us a good idea of what the industry (as opposed to the critics) likes this year. They rarely match up perfectly with the Oscars, but usually you can make educated guesses with them.

Without further ado…

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Golden Globes Nominations: 2017

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Ridley Scott’s ambitious stunt pays off…at least so far. (Source)

Early (for me) this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th Golden Globes Awards, which will be given out on January 7.

And the nominees are…

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