Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe Awards  are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.  The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards.  (More from Wikipedia)

Besides his long hit-making career and the requisite accolades – such as four Grammy Awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 – Glen Campbell also appeared in several major films, most famously the John Wayne movie True Grit (1969) that earned CampbellGolden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer


(February 2015)


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It was a different story at the Golden Globes, where both Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy won in their categories, and Dreamgirls took the award for Best Picture – Comedy or MusicalBeyoncé Knowles was also nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.  


If you ask me, the insistence on having only one category of film or performer is a major flaw at the Academy Awards, and the recent decision to multiply the nominations for Best Picture to 10 or 12 only highlights the problem.  The Golden Globes is a more enjoyable television experience than the Oscars nearly every year; each Golden Globe actually means something, in contrast to the parade of technical awards that almost no one cares about that composes the middle two-thirds of the Academy Awards show. 


(April 2015/1)


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Even more than the delightful portrayal of a rock groupie by a young Kate Hudson (she won a Golden Globe), the best part of the 2000 film Almost Famous – about the early exploits of Cameron Crowe as a rock journalist for Rolling Stone magazine – is the gonzo performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman as legendary rockcrit Lester Bangsthe editor of Creem magazine.  As he and the Cameron Crowe stand-in William Miller (played by Patrick Fugit) are beginning to bond, Bangs starts raving during an interview with a hapless radio station DJ:  “What is this hippie station?!  Where’s Iggy Pop?  Don’t you have a copy of Raw Power?!”  He paws through some albums, calling out after awhile, “Found it!”, and then starts playing Search and Destroy as the DJ mumbles:  “Lester, isn’t it a little early for this?”
(March 2017)
Last edited: March 22, 2021