While Deadpooland Ryan Reynolds didn’t pick up wins at the Golden Globes, the nominations started some serious conversations about where superhero movies, truly excellent superhero movies (Think Dark Knight/Deadpool) belong when it comes to Hollywood awards. The Golden Globe nominations also kicked up discussions about possible Oscar nominations that began as humorous promoting and morphed into something much more serious. Reynolds is now promising a ” f—ing crazy reaction video” if Deadpool gets the Oscar Nom. (more…)
It’s that time of year for “Best Of…” lists, and that includes the ultimate “Best Of…” list from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the annual Golden Globe nominees. Not only are the Globes a somewhat reliable predictor of the Academy Awards, but the show itself is usually a good time thanks in no small part to some to the “out there” decisions made by the ever mysterious HFPA whose credentials are suspect and whose taste is constantly debatable. Still, for nerdy movie and TV fans, there’s lots to celebrate in this morning’s announcement of the 2017 nominees including potential awards for the Merc with the Mouth, the rebelling robots of an Old West theme park, and a group of suburban kids from 80s Indiana. (more…)
Peter Dinklage continued his year of glory by winning the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his role of Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s The Game of Thrones. This award is pretty much the cherry on top of the year of Dicklage, an Emmy, a new daughter (no news release on name yet), and now the Golden Globe.
The other nominees were Paul Giamatti (“Too Big to Fail”), Guy Pearce (“Mildred Pierce”), Tim Robbins (“Cinema Verite”) and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”).
Dinklage even mentioned in his acceptance speech that his mom thought Pearce would win, adding that she’d encouraged him to “go and have fun.” His acceptance speech is below, the actor also thanked his adorable wife Erica and that his recently born daughter was spending her first night with a baby sitter, but he wasn’t sure who was more nervous about it. Of course Peter also thanked the production team behind the HBO hit series.
As the music started to signal the end of his acceptance speech time limit Peter mentioned the name that would almost instantly shoot to the top trending position on Twitter, Goggle, and other social networking sites.
“I want to mention a gentleman I’m thinking about in England. His name is Martin Henderson – Google him.”
Henderson, a fellow dwarf actor, is now facing life in a wheelchair after he was attacked by a drunken stranger outside a Pub because of his height. The attack occurred in October last year, but recent reports indicate Henderson’s condition has been deteriorating for the past weeks, which would explain why Dinklage mentioned him in his speech.
Of course, Peter wanted to draw attention to this and other vile and unprovoked attacks, which are almost always caused by discrimination and unfounded hatred and sterotypes towards short people.
After all these years, the world has finally fallen in love with Neil Patrick Harris. With the “Doogie Howser, M.D.” years a distant memory, Harris recently has anchored a hit TV show, portrayed the best villain ever, led a slew of musicals and hosted award shows. And now, as long as tv stations play nice, he’ll once again work with master-of-all-that-is-great Joss Whedon on an episode of “Glee.”(more…)
With everyone preparing to squee over Iron Man 2, set for a May release, IO9 has kindly posted a primer on how Tony Stark’s armor has looked in the comics over the years. There are a number of versions, from the original unwieldly silver look to the weird “stealth” armor to the costume with strange, riveted boots and gloves. Check out Stark’s armored looks at IO9.com.
Iron Man 2, scheduled for a May 7 release, stars Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell, among others. Below, watch Downey’s awesome acceptance speech for winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) as the title role in Sherlock Holmes.
Why Mariah?…Hehehe, She was there to support Precious…But Left all the other SUPPORT at home.
Their hasn’t been this much drama surrounding The Golden Globes in years. What with the big dogs like Avatar fighting the puppies like The Hurt Locker to Sandra Bullock finally getting nods for her stellar year, against the Queen,Helen Mirren. So there was a lot of controversy swirling round and round this years ceremonies. But good controversy, its good to have a nice, healthy competition sometimes, not like these past years when the winners had literally NO competition. Check out my short list after the Spike. (more…)