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Hey guys, Jana here,
I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
Sit back and buckle in kids, this is a long list.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
‘Hacksaw Ridge‘ – WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
‘Hell or High Water‘ – A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.
‘Lion‘ – A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
‘Manchester By The Sea‘ – An Uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distancing himself from his past.
‘Moonlight‘ – A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
‘20th Century Women‘ – The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
‘Deadpool‘ – This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
‘Florence Foster Jenkins‘ – Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress form NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be “Practice Practice Practice”. Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.
‘La La Land‘ – Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
‘Sing Street‘ – This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. On the other hand, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother, while dealing with the hostile environment of his new public school… But then one day, he saw her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes, an enigmatically beautiful girl was standing in front of the gate of his school, indolently observing people passing by. Who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? Easy… he would form a band! With every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In a sea of opportunities ahead of them, what does the future hold for a love like this?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins – ‘Rules Don’t Apply‘
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Best Director – Motion Picture
Kenneth Lonergan – ‘Manchester By The Sea‘
Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan – ‘Manchester By The Sea‘
Best Motion Picture – Animated
‘Kubo and the Two Strings‘ – Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
‘Moana‘ – Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fisherman can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.
‘My Life As A Zucchini‘ – Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.
‘Sing‘ – Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
‘Zootopia‘ – From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
‘Divines‘ (France) – A streets teenager from dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.
‘Elle‘ (France) – A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
‘Neruda‘ (Chile) – An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
‘The Salesman‘ (Iran/France) – Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
‘Toni Erdmann‘ (Germany) – A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Nicholas Britell – ‘Moonlight‘
Justin Hurwitz – ‘La La Land‘
Johann Johannsson ‘Arrival‘
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – ‘Lion‘
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – ‘Hidden Figures‘
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, TROLLS
Music by: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
Lyrics by: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
“City Of Stars”, LA LA LAND
Music by: Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Music by: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight
Lyrics by: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight
Music by: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop
Lyrics by: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop
“How Far I’ll Go”, MOANA
Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series
Claire Foy – ‘The Crown‘
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Tracee Ellis Ross – ‘Black-Ish‘
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chrissy Metz – ‘This Is Us‘
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television