2016 has been a great year for films not just because of the quality of cinema that we have come across but also because of the sheer variety in the kind of stories that were presented to the audience. Unlike last year when we had the front-runners having A-list actors in the lead, this year we have a lot of new and underrated faces taking centre-stage. It’s as if a broad transition is happening wherein several veteran actors and actresses of our age (the 90s) have now reached their shelf-life, for the lack of a better term, and young blood is seamlessly replacing them.
And this trend is not only evident among the characters, it seems to apply to the people behind the camera as well. Younger directors with some very unique perspectives are making their mark among the visual artistes that we have grown to admire over the years. Films are now overcoming their Hollywood inertia and taking on subjects which are bolder, deeper and more niche.
Having said that, here’s a complete round-up of all the buzz surrounding the most prestigious award ceremony after the Oscars and in many ways a prelude to the finale:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Director – Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Noteworthy: La La Land wins 7 Globes, the most won by any single film in Hollywood History !
Here’s the complete list of winners: Full List of Winners – Film and TV – CNN
So you thought you could skip the Golden Globes “salad” and just skip to the Oscars “main-course”. Well, think again ! With all the ditzy razzmatazz that comes with the Academy, this time it might have to run for its money. Jimmy Fallon acted out one of the most memorable Golden Globes Openings ever with a dashing homage to La La Land’s Intro (let’s not get into that awesomeness!), bringing with him an entourage of celebrities all serenading across the red carpet. What a spectacle !
Check it out here:
In every award night, among the hundreds of winners, there is always one shining star which dazzles brighter than the rest of them through their sheer personality and their grace on stage. This time it was none other than, the one and only, Meryl Streep.
Awarded with the the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Streep ruled the show with her other-worldly charm and sharp wit as she talked about the Film Fraternity in general and the political environment in America. Her message resonated on how the choice of the people had been grossly misconstrued into choosing an undeserving leader and how a diverse, united Hollywood could be a role model against the divisive politics that is being played by the President-elect.
Madame Streep, we’re in awe of you !
Catch her soul-stirring speech here:
Psst ! Watch out for the fanboy moment when Gosling’s expression screams – “Whoa whoa ! She mentioned me ? Wow !”
Quote of the Show
“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. OK, go on with that thing. OK, this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.”
With that, we brace ourselves for the next big Hollywood Extravaganza – The Academy Awards. We can’t be more excited and thanks to the Globes you know which ones to root for. Here’s to the one’s who dream and here’s to the ones who make us dream !