Monday, April 22, 2024

Golden Globes: “Cats,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Little Women,” Mr. Rogers Movie, Important Civil Rights Story All Ignored


The Hollywood Foreign Press dealt some blows to several movies this morning.

The biggest disaster is “Cats,” from Universal Pictures. With an all star cast and huge budget, “Cats” would have been the toast of the Globes in past years. The HFPA screened it and gave it one nod, for the new song by Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Otherwise, “Cats” didn’t make Best Comedy/Musical even though it was technically the only musical of the year. This movie will now have to survive on its following among the zillion people who saw it live on stage. Most of those were Japanese tourists, however.

Universal’s “Ford v Ferrari” was also ignored except for Christian Bale’s performance. Luckily the film is already a $100 million hit. But a few noms wou;d have been nice.

Warner Bros. struck out with Clint Eastwood’s excellent “Richard Jewell,” and the important civil rights movie, “Just Mercy.” One nod for the former, nothing for the latter.

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” and Marielle Heller’s “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” each from Sony Columbia, struck out too. Only Tom Hanks made it in from the latter. “Little Women” has a Best Actress nod and nothing else. Very surprising and wrong.

“Bombshell” about Roger Ailes and Fox News got nothing except a nod for Charlize Theron. It’s out of the game.




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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