Saturday, April 20, 2024

Golden Globes Mean Little for Oscars as Academy Usually Shows


The Golden Globes? After all that noise– and what a boring show with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gagged from joking about the HFPA–it all means little when it comes to the Oscars.

The winners from last night who will translate over to the Academy Awards– Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto. But Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lawrence–good as they were– will likely not repeat themselves. Neither will Amy Adams or Leonardo DiCaprio.

Vying for an Oscar for Best Actor are Bruce Dern and Robert Redford. If they split the vote, the winner will be Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tom Hanks, so eloquent in “Captain Phillips,” will settle for a nomination.

Best Supporting Actress will now turn to Lupita Nyongo and June Squibb. Oprah Winfrey, if she’s nominated on Thursday morning, should win.

Best Picture: The Globes endorsed “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave.” They actually passed over “Gravity.” The Oscar for Best Picture is wide open again, I think, with “Gravity” losing gravitas. “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Nebraska” move down to 10th and 9th, I think. We’ll see. “Philomena” may be the surprise of the season.

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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