Saturday, April 20, 2024

Golden Globes: How the Winners and Losers Shake Out for the Oscars, “Barbie” Sidelined


Now that we’ve seen the winners and losers of the Golden Globes, the Oscar race takes a few turns. Some stocks rose tonight, and some races ended.

“Barbie” won only Best Song and a special award for box office. I think that’s it for the Oscars. They’ll get some good nominations, but wins in the main categories will be tough.

“Oppenheimer” soared tonight. Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actor. Coupled with below the line stuff like editing and cinematography, “Oppenheimer” is firmly in the lead.

Paul Giamatti’s Best Actor win — even in music or comedy — vaults him up to Number 2 behind Cillian Murphy in the Oscar race. In the cold right now is Bradley Cooper, whose masterful performance in “Maestro” still needs consideration.

What about “Killers of the Flower Moon?” They only got Best Actress, which is a shame. I still think Martin Scorsese has a shot at Best Director at the Oscars.

Next Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards –CW network, 8pm — will clarify things even more and be taken more seriously, I think, by Academy voters. This awards show tonight didn’t include “The Color Purple,” which will also pick up Best Ensemble awards, I think at the CCA and SAG. So there are some plot twists ahead.

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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