Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Woody Allen: Punished by Golden Globes for Not Coming to Show


I was wrong. I said a few months ago that Woody Allen’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Golden Globes guaranteed him a Best Picture nomination for “Blue Jasmine.”

Boy, was I wrong!

Once Woody announced the obvious–that he was sending Diane Keaton in his place to the Globes show on January 12th– that was it. The group gave him nothing. No Best Picture, Director, or Screenplay for “Blue Jasmine.”

The actresses Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins were nominated, however. But nothing for Woody himself. Retribution for his no show decision? It seems pretty odd that you’d give someone a Lifetime Achievement award but ignore his current much applauded work. Yikes.

PS Somehow the HFPA got Woody to come down and see them recently at a New York hotel. On their website, the HFPA has pictures (naturally) and a quote from Woody that thinks of them as family! Not anymore, I guess.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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