Movies Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Nomadland, television series The Crown, Schitt’s Creek and Ozark, the Netflix, HBO and Hulu broadcasters, Jane Fonda, the gags (or not) on the hiccups of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) are all elements to watch this evening on the occasion of the 78e edition of the Golden Globes.
The reception speeches will also be to watch since, pandemic obliges, the ceremony will be presented in the absence of the finalists who will meet all over America.
The two presenters, Tina Fey and Amy Pohler, will even each be on one side of the country, the first in New York (The Rainbow Room), the second in Los Angeles (Beverly Hilton) for the live broadcast on the NBC network at from 8 p.m.
The films named above are those which collected the most places of finalists. Mank, film by David Fincher dedicated to screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane) leads the way with 6 categories, while on the television categories side, this is the fourth season of The Crown also being a finalist in 6 categories.
Let us remember that the gala celebrates both cinema and television.
In the category of best dramatic film, the nominees are Mank by David Fincher, The Father by Florian Zeller, Nomadland by Chloé Zhao, Promising Young Woman by Emerald Fennell and The Trial of Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin.
As for comedies or musical films, the finalists for the award for best feature film are Borat Subsequent Moviefilm by Jason Woliner, Hamilton by Thomas Kail, Music by Sia, Palm springs by Max Barbakow and The Prom by Ryan Murphy.
Moreover, it is remarkable to note that three women are among the five finalists registered in the category of the best achievement. These are Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Regina King (One Night in Miami) and Chloé Zhao (Nomadland). There are also David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin named above.
In the television series, five candidates are in the running for the best dramatic work: The Crown, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark and Ratched. While in the category of best series, comedy or musical, the finalists are Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt’s creek and Ted lasso.
Very popular, the animators Tina Fey and Amy Pohler are recognized for not having the tongue of wood. It will be necessary to watch if they will make, at the opening of the evening, remarks on the scandal recently unveiled by the daily Los Angeles Times about organized trips for members of the HFPA to go to the film set ofEmily in Paris.
The case has again raised old questions about the independence of judges voting at the Golden Globes. There are exactly 87 voting members who designate the winners of the evening. By comparison, there are approximately 10,000 filmmakers eligible to vote for Oscar night.
One of the expected elements of this 78e The ceremony will also be the presentation of the Cecil B. DeMille Prize to actress Jane Fonda. According to the IMDB website, the actress was nominated 15 times at the Golden Globes and won seven statuettes including two Henrietta Awards, an award that no longer exists but which was awarded to the actor and actress preferred by voters.
The Cecil B. DeMille Prize, which recognizes the entire career of a filmmaker, will therefore be his eighth Golden Globe award, in addition to two Oscars and countless other prizes.