"Crazy Rich Asians" actress Constance Wu is making history with her Golden Globes nomination for best actress is a motion picture, musical or comedy. It's been more than 50 years since an Asian woman has been nominated for the award. "Crazy Rich Asians" was also nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy. Wu is up against Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Elsie Fisher and Olivia Colman for the honor, and if she wins, she will become the first Asian woman to nab the Globe. Wu wrote on Twitter that she was "ecstatic," even if she found out about the nomination a little late. Director Jon Chu said he called Wu over and over about the nomination. Miyoshi Umeki was the last Asian woman to get a nomination in the category for her role in "Flower Drum Song" in 1962. Golden Globe Awards 2019: List of nominations Recently, Sandra Oh also made history when she became the first Asian woman to be nominated for a leading role Emmy in either comedy or drama, … [Read more...] about Constance Wu makes history with Golden Globe nomination
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While it would be going too far to say the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony could be branded #GlobesSoDiverse, the nominations for the annual award ceremony announced Thursday are at least a step in the right direction. Still, many are criticizing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for their lack of nominations of females in the motion picture directing category. The annual award season, which includes the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, has been accused of a lack of diversity for years, with criticism reaching its peak in 2016 when #OscarsSoWhite became common usage across social media platforms. Of this year’s nominees in the best picture categories, four of the 10 films were helmed by non-white directors, a first for the Globes. John M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” earned its place in the comedy/musical category, while Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and Ryan … [Read more...] about Golden Globes Diversity Takes 2 Steps Forward, 1 Back
Even the sometimes-offbeat Golden Globe Awards are unable to resist the allure of movie stars who dabble in television work. Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Jim Carrey and Michael Douglas were among the nominees announced Thursday for next month's awards voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Not every film actor made the cut, with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill out of the running for Netflix's "Maniac." Also snubbed was "This Is Us," one of the few broadcast network shows that has garnered awards respect amid an onslaught of cable and streaming shows. It failed to earn a best drama series bid or recognition for last year's Globes (and previous Emmy Award) winner Sterling K. Brown or the twice-nominated Chrissy Metz. Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," the defending best drama series winner, was overlooked this time, a sting that follows its loss in this year's Emmys to "Game of Thrones." But "Handmaid's" star Elisabeth Moss and co-star Yvonne Strahovski were nominated. The 2019 Golden … [Read more...] about Julia Roberts, Jim Carrey and More Movie Stars Snare Golden Globes TV Nods
Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite." "Vice" topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, comedy. "A Star Is Born," ''Green Book" and "The Favourite" trailed close behind with five nominations each. While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a collection of 88 mostly lesser-known freelance film journalists, is known for its quirkier selections and categorizations ("Get Out" last year slotted in as a comedy), few saw the resounding success of "Vice" coming. The Annapurna Pictures release, starring Christian Bale as the former vice president, is a highly critical portrait of the former vice president (played by a barely recognizable Christian Bale, who was also nominated) that portrays Cheney as a power-hungry, … [Read more...] about Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ Tops Golden Globes Nominations
To some actors, winning a statuette—almost any kind, as long as it’s gold and shiny—is of the utmost importance. Despite her numerous musical and business achievements, Rihanna has spoken about her desire to win an Academy Award, although not many others admit to their naked Oscar ambitions. On the other hand, Johnny Depp has said that he doesn’t ever want to win one. Marlon Brando took his disdain one step further by refusing to pick up his Academy Award for The Godfather , and instead sent actress Sacheen Littlefeather to protest the treatment of Native Americans in the film industry. So should actors care about their award ceremony success? If you’re a man, the answer’s yes— a study shows that male Academy Award winners’ salaries jumped 81 percent, while female winners “do not experience this same clear boost in their salaries.” A statuette doesn’t guarantee career invincibility either. Just ask Timothy Hutton, Mira … [Read more...] about Which Actor Has Won the Most Oscars and Golden Globes Combined?