It's that time of the year again:
The 75h Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, and as per every other year....
It was kind of bananas.
While most of the acting categories seemed to get things right (more on that shortly), there is quite a bit of backlash concerning the Best Director category.
The category went to all men:
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri), Guillermo Del Toro (Shape of Water), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All The Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post).
First off, we would argue that Jordan Peele should have been nominated for 'Get Out'. Hands down, that right there is a snub.
But what about Patty Jenkins for 'Wonder Woman'? Where's Great Gerwig for 'Lady Bird'? Where the HELL is Dee Rees for Netflix's 'Mudbound'??
Oh, that's right. They're all WOMEN.
Not a single woman was nominated for Best Director at this years Globes. What happens come Oscar time?
Let's leave this right here:
Patty Jenkins (#WonderWoman 92% 🍅)— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) December 12, 2017
Dee Rees (#Mudbound 97% 🍅)
Greta Gerwig (#LadyBird 99% 🍅)
Kathryn Bigelow (#Detroit 83% 🍅)
None were nominated for a #GoldenGlobe https://t.co/AoM4Iq3Ra5
This better not be a sign of things to come.
Speaking of 'Get Out', thankfully Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy/Musical, but what about his co-stars? Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener and Allison Williams all delivered incredible performances that should have at least been recognized. The biggest snub of the film though comes from Betty Gabriel though, who played the maid Georgina. You all know she was bloody brilliant.
And don't even get me STARTED on 'Girls Trip' breakout star Tiffany Haddish getting ignored for her hilarious performance. I mean.....
Onto another movie that's getting a lot of chatter right now:
Ridley Scott's 'All The Money in the World'.
The film made headlines just 3 WEEKS AGO when Scott wanted to recast Kevin Spacey's role and found that in the legendary Christopher Plummer. Now, the film has been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama (Michelle Williams), Best Actor (Plummer) AND Best Director for Scott.
Maybe the movie is that good.....or maybe this is the HFPA giving the big ol' middle finger to Spacey?
Okay, so there you have it. My thoughts on this years Globes. Time will tell when the show airs on January 7th, with host Seth Meyers.