Michael Douglas, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actor for “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, said to HFPA journalists:
“If I look at this picture, to me it’s almost like an operetta, on a larger than life stage, it’s wonderfully dramatic and surprisingly shows a lot of heart, compared to most of Oliver Stone‘s pictures. And with everybody screwing everybody else in this picture, my daughter included, I’d like to believe that there is a positive and hopeful ending.”Read More »
Helena Bonham Carter, Golden Globe nominee as Best Supporting Actress for “The King’s Speech”, said to HFPA journalists:
“”Everyone’s got an opinion about the Queen Mother, because she’s so well known, but my job I guess was to get beneath her public front of amazing sweetness, because underneath she was a very powerful and strong woman. Royal photographer Cecil Beaton described her as a marshmallow, but made with a welding machine, and I felt like I wanted to capture that duality.Read More »
Ricky Gervais will use his trip to next month’s Golden Globes to fit in some movie work as well.
The British comedian, who will be hosting the awards show for the second year running, will shoot a walk-on part in Disney’s new Muppets movie the day before the show.
In a recent conference call he told interviewers he wanted to “push the boundaries a little bit more” at the ceremony.
The Office and Extras star said he wants to have “even more fun” this time around.
“I had such a great time last year but like anything you do for the first time you go, ‘Oh, let me do it again! I can do it better!’ he said when asked for his thoughts on the 2010 ceremony.
“I think I pitched it about right but I think I can go a little bit further. I think I can go out and really throw away the shackles of worry; I don’t mean I’ll go out and get drunk and have no planning or input, but I think I can certainly have more fun with it and more fun with the room.”
He admitted that he had given himself a “weird restriction” during the previous event by only writing gags about stars who were handing out trophies, but said he is planning on extending his joke targets this time.
“I’ve realised I can reference anyone in the room,” he explained. “I’m going to have even more fun with it, probably go a bit further and push the boundaries a little bit more. What’s the worst that can happen? I didn’t expect to be invited back a second time and I won’t do it a third so I have nothing to lose.”Read More »
Over forty kites and twenty plus pairs of boxing gloves will soon be on their way to Cuba thanks to the generosity of some Hollywood Foreign Press members.
The kites and gloves were sent to journalists as movie-related promotional items and are now being passed on to young people in Cuba, where they are in great demand but not easily available.
One member, who for the past ten years has been taking medications, vitamins, baseballs and other hard-to-obtain items to Cuba, will be taking the kites and gloves with him on his visit next month.
Kite flying is a popular hobby in Cuba, and the country is noted for its boxing program and the number of Olympic medal-winning amateur boxers it has produced, although gym equipment is always in demand there.Read More »
During 1979 interviews by the Hollywood Foreign Press with director Blake Edwards and his wife, actress Julie Andrews, for the movie 10 starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek, HFPA correspondent Elisa Leonelli from Italy asked:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with your husband?
Julie Andrews: It’s the best way to work, for me at least, because he’s the easiest man to work with. Obviously I can ask him anything I want and we can talk about it after work; so the advantages are tremendous. The only disadvantage is, if I have to do a love scene with somebody else and he says: I don’t like it, darling, please do it better.
Blake Edwards: It depends who you are doing it with…Read More »
“What an incredible morning! I’m so honored and appreciative to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing my performance in Covert Affairs. Im so thankful to Doug Liman, Matt Corman and Chris Ord for creating such a strong and incredible character. And to my family at USA Network, thank you for your outstanding support and promotion of the show. I’m so thrilled.”Read More »
This time Ferrell plays David Bowie visiting Bing Crosby (John C. Reilly) during the holidays. The result? A hilarious and maybe even yet another classic version of the two Christmas classics, Piece on Earth and The Little Drummer Boy.
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“One nomination would of course be a great honor, but two, is simply astonishing. I am floored, truly, by the HFPA’s kindness and generosity. I wish to thank them dearly, as well as all those many wonderful souls who made the films in question possible. My deepest gratitude and respect goes out to you all.” Johnny DeppRead More »
Halle Berry treasures the Golden Globe and other awards she has amassed during her career but, she says, none of them has helped her professionally.
“It is what it is,” she said during a recent visit to the Hollywood Foreign Press offices in West Hollywood. ” It’s a wonderful honor and when you first win it, you think, ‘Oh, I’m going to get all the best scripts sent to my house now, but that just really doesn’t happen. It’s a big myth.
“If you sit around waiting for someone to drop a good script at your door, you may wait yourself right out of your career. It took me a while to learn but you want to have the kind of career you dream of you have to start producing your own projects and telling your own stories.”
Halle, who won her Golden Globe in 2000 for her role in the made-for-television film Introducing Dorothy Dandrige, has done just that and has produced her latest film, Frankie and Alice, in which she plays a young woman struggling with multiple personality disorder.Read More »
Golden Globe nominated actor Jack Black‘s meeting with Hollywood Foreign Press members in London was interrupted by a protest march outside the Dorchester Hotel.
Black and members watched from the hotel windows as the demonstrators marched past banging drums, singing and protesting at job and environmental cuts.
“Gee, there’s a lot of excitement out there,” said Black, who was at the hotel to talk about his latest movie, Gulliver’s Travels.
As well as Gulliver’s Travels Black, who won his Golden Globe nomination in 2004 for best actor in a comedy or musical for School of Rock, has three other movies awaiting release next year—Kung Fu Panda 2, The Big Year and Bernie.
He is also recording his second album with his band Tenacious D, which will open for the Foo Fighters in concert in Australia early next year.Read More »