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The Golden Globe Awards Show Kicks Off the 2020 Film/TV Award Season

Marion Charatan

Posted on January 4, 2020 16:42

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The Hollywood Foreign Press will hand out 25 awards Sunday night for the 77th time.

Photo by Joe Shlabotnik (CC by 2.0)

 

I hate to admit it, but I enjoy watching awards shows. The first on my list for 2020 will be the 77th Golden Globes, airing here on the West Coast at 5pm from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Deciding which film or TV show is the best is completely subjective. Have you been to a museum with a friend and mentioned you’re in awe of a piece of art, only to get the response, “I don’t know what you're talking about. It looks like something I did in the first grade?”

Really? I guess everyone's a critic.

Some say the Globes predicts who wins Academy Awards. Ricky Gervais will host again for the fifth time.

I find the 58-year-old award-winning British comedian hilarious. He created and wrote the British TV series The Office (2001-2003), and is a sought after stand-up comic. He is original and real -- akin to Tiffany Haddish -- and funny as it gets. He’s one reason I am going to watch.

The next is I just love to see what celebs are wearing on the Red Carpet. Ryan Secrest and Guiliana Rancic wil host the Red Carpet on E and Sofia Carson, AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai and Scott Mantz will headline The Hollywood Foreign Press Associations, with Dick Clark Productions and Facebook’s version.

You'll get a first hand look at the latest fashion trends and also hear insights the stars want to share. It’s pure escapism.

What’s a little different for me this year is that I’ve actually seen quite a few films up for awards. I looked at Vogue Magazine predictions (one of many sources I checked out). They forecast the Best Screenplay – Motion Picture will go to Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story. My prediction is the award will go to Quentin Tarantino for his screenplay Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tarantino's script was based on the Sharon Tate murder. I thought the writing was exceptionally sophisticated and sharp.

Another prediction I have is the Best Actor nod for a Musical or Comedy will go to Taron Egerton, a relatively unknown actor for his work in Rocketman. Although Leonardo DiCaprio did a superb job as a played out actor in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I still believe the range Egerton exhibited should get him the award, in spite of DiCaprio’s popularity.

However, I agree that the the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy should go to Akwafina (The Farewell). The actress came onto the scene not too long ago and gave a compelling performance as a young woman losing her grandmother.

As for Best Film and best Director, Martin Scorsese will grab both those honors. He's timeless and cool, like his cast.

So, I’ll be watching with my tub of fresh popcorn, seeing how my predictions line up with the experts. 

Marion Charatan

Posted on January 4, 2020 16:42

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