Which film and television shows are potential big winners, which have been snubbed and why a black dress is being used to protest at the 2018 Golden Globes.
The awards season kicks off early in 2018 with the Golden Globes leading the way on January 7th. The annual ceremony celebrates excellency in television and film and often provides a platform for celebrities to champion a cause.
The landmark ’75th Golden Globe Awards’ are no exception with a campaign afoot to protest the serious topic of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Presenters and guests alike are reported to be planning to wear black dresses in solidarity with the victims of sexual abuse rife within the entertainment industry. The cause is particularly poignant in light of the increasing numbers of sinister reports and accusations levelled at some of Hollywood’s biggest names in recent months.
Creating a blockbuster film or television show doesn’t necessarily guarantee a nomination. Some prominent films that didn’t receive nominations made big bucks at the box office.
Superhero movies are often passed over at awards ceremonies and this year ‘Wonder Woman’ receives a notable snub from the Globes. Despite being critically well received and officially becoming the highest grossing superhero origin film of all time – earning over $800 million – the film fails to notch up a nomination in any capacity for director Patty Jenkins.
Starring Emma Watson, Disney’s live-action musical, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, is another blockbuster being overlooked despite topping the charts as the most successful film of 2017.
‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is out of luck in the Best Animated Film category, whilst autobiographical comedy ‘The Big Sick’, which remains 98% fresh on movie ranking site Rotten Tomatoes, also isn’t deemed worthy of a nomination.
Perhaps the biggest snub in the television world is levelled at ‘Veep’. Originally adapted from the British series ‘The Thick of It’, the show has been a strong candidate in previous years, but misses out as it approaches it’s seventh and final season.
Best represented at the 75th annual Golden Globes is movie director, Guillermo Del Toro’s, unusual love story ‘The Shape of Water’. The tale of romance between a diminutive woman and a mysterious monster at a secretive government laboratory leads the pack with an impressive haul of seven nominations, including Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ is top of the pile for television with six nominations. HBO mainstay ‘Game of Thrones’ also receives a nomination for Best Drama TV Series in the same category as ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
The 75th Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 7th, broadcast on NBC in the U.S. and are to be hosted, for the first time, by ‘Late Night Show’ leading man, Seth Meyers.