As it has become tradition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association together with the American Cinematheque will hold a Directors Roundtable on the day before the Golden Globes, January 14, 2012 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Discussing their Golden Globe nominated films will be the directors Yimou Zhang (FLOWERS OF WAR), Angelina Jolie (IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (KID WITH A BIKE), Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION) and Pedro Almodóvar (THE SKIN I LIVE IN).
The event will start at 1pm and will be moderated by Mike Goodridge of Screen International. Admission is free and so is parking (first come, first served) in the Classic Parking lot at Las Palmas Avenue and Selma Avenue behind the Egyptian. You must tell the attendant that you are going to the Egyptian Theatre for the Golden Globe event.
Films screened daily Starting January 9, at 7:30pm the five Golden Globe nominated Foreign Language films will show at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica Monday:
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (USA, Bosnian) directed by Angelina Jolie
Tuesday: “The Skin I Live In” (Spain) directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Wednesday: “A Separation” (Iran) directed by Asghar Farhadi
Thursday: “The Kid With a Bike” (Belgium), directed by Jean-Pierre
and Luc Dardenne (filmmakers in attendance)
Friday: “The Flowers of War” (China) directed by Yimou Zhang
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will host its 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards this Jan. 15. Have you ever wondered how many people will be on hand that day? How big a red carpet would have to be to hold all that high-watt talent? How much all that bubbly costs? Who scored the most Globes but never bagged an Oscar? Entertainment Weekly.com has got answers! Keep reading…
250 million Estimated number of global viewers tuning in for this year’s ceremony
$3 million Value of Jennifer Lopez’s Harry Winston earrings in 2011
$850,000 Cost of the 124-karat Chopard bracelet tucked away in Christina Hendricks’ cleavage when she stashed it there after nearly losing it on the red carpet last year
80,900 Google hits for Natalie Portman’s highly meme-able chortle during her 2011 Best Actress acceptance speech
30,000 Square feet of red carpet
9,000 Glasses of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2002 served throughout the night (at $84.95 a bottle, that’s about $84,950 of champagne)
$7,000 Reported cost of Black Swan star Mila Kunis’ HD Diamond and Ruby Peel pre-red carpet facial
5,500 Number of people on site the day of the ceremony, including attendees, viewing parties, and press
3,000 Strands of Swarovski crystal decorating the set of the 68th ceremony
1,500 Retweets of Chris Colfer’s acceptance speech for 2011 Best Actor in Glee
$550 Value of last year’s gift bags
100 days Length of the 2008 Writer’s Strike that interrupted the Globes telecast (the only time the show hasn’t been broadcast since 1958)
156 minutes Length of The Song of Bernadette, the first Globes Best Picture winner
71 years Age gap between the Globes’ oldest and youngest winners — 80-year-old Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy in 1990 and nine-year-old Ricky Schroder in 1980 for The Champ
53 Years since celebrities began hosting the Golden Globes after Rat Pack-ers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed the stage with whiskeys and cigarettes and took over the show
43 Number of times the event has been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel since 1961
37 Jamie’s Foxx’s age when he became the first person ever to be nominated for three Globes in a single year (Helen Mirren was 61 when she, too, became a triple threat two years later)
27 Most nominations by any single actor (current nominee Meryl Streep, of course, who also holds the record for the most performance-based wins)
25 Total number of awards handed out (14 film, 11 television)
24 Number of nominees for Best Animated Feature since the category was added in 2006 (Pixar has taken the trophy all five years so far)
22 Age of Rainey Qualley, Miss Golden Globe and daughter of former winner Andie MacDowell
14 Years the show had no host between the 1995 telecast (hosted by John Larroquette and Janine Turner) and when Ricky Gervais took over in 2010
11 Globes (including honorary awards) won by Barbra Streisand — the most of any celebrity
10 Years since Judy Davis triumphed in Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows (Garland herself was the first female recipient of The Cecil B. DeMille Award 50 years ago)
9 Most nominations for one film, 1975′s Nashville, in a single year (the film only took home one statuette for Best Song)
8 Founding members of the HFPA (there are 88 listed on the Association’s website today)
7 minutes, 22.5 seconds Average time of Gervais’ monologues
5.5 lbs. Weight of the iconic statuette, which was introduced in 1946 by HFPA then-president Marina Cisternas
5 Golden Globes Rosalind Russell was nominated for and won (Number of Oscars: 0)
4 Actresses who have snagged two acting awards in the same year — Sigourney Weaver, 1989; Joan Plowright, 1993; Helen Mirren, 2007; Kate Winslet, 2009 (no actors have yet accomplished this feat)
3 Number of people who tied for Best Actress in 1989 (Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, and Shirley MacLaine)
2 Cheeks seen by the audience when Jack Nicholson mooned the audience in 1990
1 Person to win the Golden Globe, Oscar, and Razzie all in the same year (here’s lookin’ at you, Sandra Bullock!)
0% Chance Gervais, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt will head out for a celebratory “Animal Style” nosh at In-N-Out Burger after the show
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The stage is set for an evening of beauty and glamour with the news that an international ensemble of some of the world’s most gorgeous actresses will be presenting Golden Globes during Sunday’s star-studded ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Nicole Kidman from Australia, India’s Frieda Pinto and Mexican-born Salma Hayek are among the first group of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Together with Melissa McCarthy from Bridesmaids they will be joining the handsome trio of Antonio Banderas, Clive Owen and Jake Gyllenhaal at the ceremony, which will be hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais and televised live on NBC.
More presenters will be announced during the coming week.
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From Daily Variety:
Globes more in line than in year’s past
Award Season Focus: The Actor & The Actress
The annual eruption of critical snark set off by the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations is usually followed by a sheepish admission: Many of the choices were in line with what was expected.
In fact, the outlier may be Oscar. In several celebrated instances in recent years, it has been the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., and not the Academy, that has hewed closer to the critical consensus. Last year, the HFPA picked “The Social Network” as best drama — as had the L.A., N.Y., London, Chicago and Boston critics, the National Board of Review, the National Society of Film Critics and a litany of other orgs. The Oscar went to “The King’s Speech.” In 2007, when the Academy went for “Crash,” the Globes picked “Brokeback Mountain,” as had many others.
This season, there’s no obvious one-on-one “Social”/”King” face-off, but the reaction has been respectful.
“I actually think the HFPA acquitted themselves quite nicely this year,” says Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger of the HFPA’s selections, echoing much of the response to a selection one studio publicist calls predictably “eccentric and starry,” but which largely reflected choices made elsewhere in the run-up to Oscar madness.
Those selections included motion picture drama noms for some very obvious suspects — including “The Descendants,” “The Help” and “Hugo” — as well as lots of love for “The Ides of March” and a well-timed assist for what may be the year’s comedy showcase, “Bridesmaids.”
History being what it is, however, the Globes choices are forever scrutinized for favoring studio, and not indie, fare; an aversion to anything remotely provocative or controversial (“The Tree of Life,” “Melancholia”) and a propensity toward nominating both films and actors that provide plenty of star power.
“I know some people are suspicious of the Angelina Jolie nomination for foreign film, but the fact is that her movie is getting strong reviews,” Karger says of the Jolie-directed “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” “It’s much less embarrassing than giving her and Johnny Depp lead-acting nominations for ‘The Tourist’ last year.
“Also, I’m a huge ‘Ides of March’ fan so I’m happy with George Clooney getting a slot for best director. I fully expected them to nominate Mel Gibson for ‘The Beaver’ or Ashton Kutcher for ‘Two and a Half Men’ just for the attention, but they clearly resisted the urge.”
Says one studio exec: “I still think a film like ‘Tree’ could get in the Oscars, because it’s that kind of film. I’m wondering about ‘The Artist,’ too, and what will happen with it.”
The Weinstein Co.’s Gallic B&W movie, “The Artist,” is a candidate in the comedy-musical category, which can only further its campaign as one of the year’s quirkiest success stories.
Elsewhere, exception was taken to what may be an intrinsic character issue with the HFPA.
“I think the exclusion of ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ reflects the foreign press’ inability to connect to the well of emotion still connected to Sept. 11,” says Joe Neumaier, critic for the New York Daily News. “Its late screening for the HFPA certainly didn’t help, and I’m surprised Sandra Bullock and Max von Sydow weren’t included. At the same time, though, it isn’t a shock to find an emotional block between the HFPA and that movie’s hyper-local take on tragedy.”
Neumaier also points to the omission of a supporting perf, and what he saw as the disconnect between the character and the HFPA’s foreign perspective.
“It may be that Melissa McCarthy’s Megan in ‘Bridesmaids’ was too gauche and too ‘American” for them,” he says. “So they went with lead Kristen Wiig. Alternately, though, I think the love they showed for ‘Ides of March’ is partly because it felt like a peek behind the American political curtain.”
There were other films that reflect American sensibilities that got some HFPA love.
The backdrop of drama nominee “Moneyball,” for instance, features the quintessential American pastime, baseball. Long a U.S. passion, the sport is largely ignored in much of the rest of the world, but HFPA viewers took the story of Oakland A’s g.m. Billy Beane to heart.
Then there’s “The Help,” which examines how African-American maids were treated in the American south in the 1960s. Clearly, writer-director Tate Taylor’s pic resonated to those who may have been unaware of the abusive treatment those women suffered in the racially slanted region of the U.S.
What: Golden Globe Awards
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