Lacking confidence in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man”

Are you excited? It’s going to be an action film!

Boston Globe had a write-up which quoted “First Man” screenwriter Josh Singer.

Here’s an excerpt:

Singer, who won, along with Tom McCarthy, the Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Spotlight,” is emphatic that “First Man” is not a biopic. First and foremost, he says, it’s an action film. That’s what Chazelle, the Rhode Island native who won the best director Oscar for “La La Land,” wanted so that’s what Singer delivered.

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Is Dwayne Johnson a good actor?

I think so.

I never understood the judgment of actors when their quality of performance 95% of the time is dictated by the director and the written material they’re given.

Obviously it’s unlikey we’ll see Mr. Johnson wielding a gold statue anytime soon. “Fighting with my Family” directed by Stephen Merchant seems to have Globe prospects though.

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Rest in Peace Milos Forman

Milos Forman passed away today at age 86.

His most prominently regarded film is objectionally “One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a film that moved me in so many ways.

CNN’s Nicole Chavez and Carma Hassan posted a solid write-up of the filmmakers biography. Born in Czechoslovakia to parents who would parish in concentration camps during World War II, he was fascinated by theater and immigrated to the United States in 1968.

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Globes: Updated Predictions – June 2017

Globes: Updated Predictions -June 2017

Television categories have yet to be completed. Still waiting on some more Fall series’ to be announced.

Nothing too unique here with the exception of some very thin comedy categories, especially in lead actress. I would almost call Stone and McDormand a lock at this point.

Most updated Globes predictions can be found here.

Last Updated: 06/24/17

Motion Picture – Drama
Detroit
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Darkest Hour
The Papers

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2016 Golden Globes Winner Predictions – December

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Golden Globes

Predictions are ranked in order of most likely to win.

Last Update: 12/13/16


Motion Picture Nominees

 

Motion Picture – Drama
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge
Lion

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
La La Land
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street
20th Century Women

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington – Fences
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Amy Adams – Arrival
Ruth Negga – Loving
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Colin Farrell – The Lobster
Jonah Hill – War Dogs
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins

Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Anette Bening – 20th Century Women
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply

Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Dev Patel – Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
Simon Halberg – Florence Foster Jenkins

Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Viola Davis – Fences
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Nicole Kidman – Lion

Director – Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Moonlight
Hell or High Water
Nocturnal Animals

Animated Feature
Zootopia
Moana
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing

Foreign Feature
Toni Erdmann
The Salesman
Neruda
Divines
Elle

Original Score
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Hidden Figures
Lion

Original Song
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“Faith” – Sing
“Gold” – Gold


Television Nominees

Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
The Crown
Westworld
This is Us

Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Atlanta
Veep
Transparent
Black-ish
Mozart in the Jungle

Limited Series or TV Movie
The People v. OJ Simpson
The Night Manager
The Night Of
American Crime
The Dresser

Lead Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Lead Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Claire Foy – The Crown
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld
Keri Russell – The Americans
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Winona Ryder – Stranger Things

Lead Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Nick Nolte – Graves
Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Lead Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Issa Rae – Insecure
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Courtney B. Vance – The People v. OJ Simpson
Riz Ahmed – The Night Of
Bryan Cranston – All the Way
John Tuturro – The Night Of
Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Sarah Paulson – The People v. OJ Simpson
Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience
Kerry Washington – Confirmation
Charlotte Rampling – London Spy
Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie
Sterling K. Brown – The People v. OJ Simpson
John Lithgow – The Crown
John Travolta – The People v. OJ Simpson
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager

Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Olivia Colman – The Night Manager
Mandy Moore – This is Us
Chrissy Metz – This is Us

2017 Golden Globe Nominations – Final Predictions

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Expecting a few surprises here, but nothing too extravagant. I went ahead and decided to post these, because I can’t see anything really influencing these before they are announced.

So here are the FINAL GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS barring anything unexpected between now and when the nominations are announced December 11th.

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Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Silence
Arrival
Fences
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