Award Show Season begins: Golden Globes

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2013 was a big year for film. What were your favorites?

The Golden Globe Awards mark the start of an exciting awards season. They air live January 12th and will be hosted for a second time (thank the comedic Gods) by the incomparable Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. In other good news, GoldenGlobes.com states that they “want to return the following year, too,” so lookout 2015!

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the huge Hollywood smash movies of 2013 and can play along in the guessing fun of who will win!

I, personally, enjoy lighter fare when I attend the cinema, so I’m out of the loop for Best Motion Picture – Drama, but did see Gravity and hope that movie wins. The cinematography was beautifully stunning and really made me feel we were in outer space. For more on the Behind the Scenes of Gravity, check out this post on No Film School here. The other films nominated are based on true stories, which usually helps win awards, so this will be a tight race.

What do you think of “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena” and “Rush?”

Now, for Best Motion Picture – Comedy. Did you head to the theaters over the holidays to see any? “American Hustle,” “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” are all in the running. Surprisingly “Saving Mr. Banks” is missing from the roster. So far I’ve only seen Hustle and Wolf and really think the Scorsese film will take it, although Mr. Scorsese isn’t nominated for Best Director. It is a very controversial film and many critics are on the fence about it being a glorification of drugs, money, and womanizing, but it made for an interesting story on screen none-the-less.

Read more on the nominations at GoldenGlobes.com.

What were your favorite films of 2013?

~Arielle Q.

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