Let’s talk about movies!

Whether you are into movies or not, when film awards season rolls around every year, there is usually something that catches everyone’s attention.

Everybody loves to go to the cinema and discover what Hollywood is proposing!

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This year is the year of “La La Land”, a film by Damien Chazelle, that won seven prizes out of seven nominations at the Golden Globes, including best director.

If the Academy Awards are Hollywood telling the rest of the world what they think of themselves, think of the Golden Globes as the rest of the world pre-emptively sticking its oar in. 

The 74th Golden Globe Awards were handed out at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 8th.

On January 24th, just 16 days later, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced, with the ceremony that will take place on February 26th.

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But what’s the difference between the Golden Globes and the Oscars?

The main difference between the Globes and the Oscars is who decides the winner and what the awards are given for.

The Golden Globes are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the awards are given to films and television shows that are generally critically acclaimed.The HFPA is an organisation made up of around 90 members (both American and foreign) that cover the film and television industry of the United States. As of 2011 the Golden Globes awards a total of 25 awards: 14 for films and 11 for television.

The Oscars are voted by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and are given only for films.This is a group made up of film industry professionals and numbers around 6000.As of 2011 the Oscars award a total of 24 awards, all of them film related.

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But talking about this issue of the Globes, we can say that it unanimously crowned the movie “La La Land”, the musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone that won every prize there was to win. 

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This edition was presented by Jimmy Fallon, who relieved Ricky Gervais, which, like all editions, did not fail also to reward the best television series. It is among the TV series where we find a bit more variety in terms of honours with the victory of “Atlanta” as the Best Comedy series and “The Crown” for Best Drama Series. Both series have also brought good luck to its players: Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown) have trod the event stage to accept their award.

Among the most interesting highlights of the evening we also have to signal the return of Brad Pitt on the scene who presented the movie “Moonlight,” produced by himself, and the standing ovation of the onlookers.

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Finally, we also have to mention the award to the wonderful Meryl Streep that has trod the stage of 74th Golden Globes to pick up the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” also called “Cecile B. DeMille” and being protagonist of the best speech of that night.

Will be, therefore, these Awards a forecast of future Oscar? 

We just have to wait for the most famous red carpet in the world to find out if the dances will also continue that night.

Sofia Cozzi

References:

“Vogue” Website: http://www.vogue.it/news/appuntamenti-eventi/2017/01/09/golden-globes-2017-red-carpet-vincitori/

“Vox” Website: http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/1/9/14207138/do-golden-globes-predict-oscars-academy-awards

“Il Post” Website: http://www.ilpost.it/2017/01/09/golden-globe-premi-vincitori/

“Il Fatto Quotidiano” Website: http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2017/01/09/golden-globe-il-trionfo-di-la-la-land-sette-premi-meryl-streep-attacca-donald-trump/3303500/

Photos:

“Internazionale” Website: http://www.internazionale.it/opinione/piero-zardo/2017/01/26/la-la-land-e-gli-altri-film-del-weekend

“Il Giornale” Website: http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/life/land-mood-1365138.html

“Intrattenimento” Website: http://www.intrattenimento.eu/recensioni/oscar-2017-recensioni-film-nominati/

“Wired” Website: https://www.wired.it/play/televisione/2016/12/12/golden-globes-nomination-2017/

“Repubblica” Website: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/cinema/2017/01/09/news/golden_globe_2017-155656401/

“Rollingstone” Website: http://www.rollingstone.it/recensioni/atlanta/

“Il post” Website: http://www.ilpost.it/2016/11/06/the-crown-netflix/

 

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