World Golden Globes: the big night for the directors and Netflix?

19:30  28 february  2021
19:30  28 february  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

Five things to watch for at the Golden Globes

  Five things to watch for at the Golden Globes There will be no red carpet or star-studded audience this Sunday at the Golden Globes, but much remains at stake at the first major Hollywood awards show of the year. - This time last year, Netflix was the envy of Hollywood, placing copious bottles of champagne on ice ahead of the Globes. An overwhelming 34 nominations appeared certain to signal the streamer's official coming-of-age in Tinseltown with a deluge of wins.But the ceremony didn't follow the script, and Netflix ended the night with a paltry two wins.

La cérémonie des Golden Globes se déroule dimanche soir à cheval entre la Californie et New-York, dans un format forcément adapté à la situation sanitaire. La soirée pourrait également mettre en valeur des réalisatrices d'Hollywood comme Chloe Zhao, mais aussi Netflix qui affiche un nombre record de nominations © VALERIE MACON / AFP The Golden Globes ceremony takes place Sunday evening straddling California and New York, in a format necessarily adapted to the health situation. The evening could also highlight Hollywood directors like Chloe Zhao, but also Netflix, which has a record number of

nominations Without champagne or red carpet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Golden Globes ceremony could still reserve Sunday evening its share of surprises, between celebration of Hollywood directors and long-awaited consecration by Netflix. The video-on-demand platform has a record number of nominations this year, 42 in total. Netflix is ​​in contention in the most prestigious categories, in particular that of "best dramatic film" with two films out of five candidates, "The Seven of Chicago" and "Mank". But caution remains in order because despite 34 nominations last year, Netflix had failed to win in the big leagues of Hollywood, finally leaving with only two trophies.

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Favorite "Chicago Seven" and "Nomadland"?

The Golden Globes are one of the most coveted awards in American cinema and could reinforce this year's favorites in the race for the Oscars or, conversely, dampen their hopes. For the 2019 edition, the jury of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which awards these prizes had a hollow nose: all the Golden Globe winners in the cinema category had won an Oscar a few weeks later, at the except that for film music.

This year, "The Seven of Chicago", drama by Aaron Sorkin on the repression of the demonstrations against the Vietnam War in 1968, and "Nomadland", hymn directed by Chloe Zhao in the glory of modern hippies crisscrossing the States - United in their vans, both hold the rope because of their very current themes. "I think it will probably play out between them," said Scott Feinberg, awards specialist at The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "And if there was to be a surprise, it would be 'Promising Young Woman', which is unlike anything we've seen recently," he adds.

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In addition to this feminist thriller with Carey Mulligan, "The Father", with Anthony Hopkins as an old man sinking into dementia and "Mank", David Fincher's black and white ode to the cult film "Citizen Kane", are also in the running. in the flagship category for best dramatic film.

Three directors and "two white guys"

On the director side, Chloe Zhao is an ultra-favorite against her competitors, including two other women, Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman", and Regina King for "One Night in Miami" . "We'll see how it goes; at the end of the day David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, two white guys, could win," notes Pete Hammond, who wants to be cautious. Darling of the jury, Barbra Streisand is so far the only woman to have won the Golden Globe in this category, for the musical film "Yentl" in 1984.

The late Chadwick Boseman, who died last summer of cancer after having embodied in particular "Black Panther", meanwhile has a good chance of winning a Golden Globe for his performance in "The Blues of Ma Rainey", again a Netflix film. "It's his best role, and we have since learned that he knew it could be his last appearance, so it's hard to resist", analyzes Tim Gray.

Catherine O'Hara interrupts her Golden Globes speech with exit music

  Catherine O'Hara interrupts her Golden Globes speech with exit music The Canadian star, 66, thanked Schitt's Creek co-stars/creators Eugene and Dan Levy for letting her play eccentric matriarch Moira Rose, a character who wore '100 wigs' and spoke 'like an alien.'The Canadian star, 66, cast in from home as she thanked Schitt's Creek co-stars/creators Eugene and Dan Levy for letting her play eccentric matriarch Moira Rose, a character who wore '100 wigs' and spoke 'like an alien.

Among actresses, Carey Mulligan is on the rise thanks to her performance in "Promising Young Woman". She plays a young woman who quenches her thirst for revenge by scouring bars and pretends to be drunk to push men to reveal their misogyny. However, she will find on her way Frances McDormand, and Viola Davis in "My Rainey".

Unlike the Oscars, the Globes distinguish between dramatic films and comedies. It is "Borat 2", with Sacha Baron Cohen in the role of the fictitious Kazakh journalist, and the musical "Hamilton" which hold the cord in this second category. Sacha Baron Cohen was also selected in the Best Supporting Actor category for "The Chicago Seven".

A ceremony in two different places

For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the ceremony is held between the traditional Beverly Hills hotel in California, with the actress Amy Poehler as mistress of ceremonies, and the Rainbow Room of New York where his comrade Tina Fey will be joined by celebrities, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Most stars, however, should be content to receive their trophy virtually, from home.

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