Monday, January 06, 2020

An early Golden Globes, essentially calls "1917" best picture before many moviegoers have seen it (a good way for Universal to sell tickets)

I hadn’t been aware that the Golden Globes had taken place this early in January, but they are already done.  The main site announces the winners. LA looks spring-like even in early January (after all, the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl have just happened.)

“Best dramatic pictures” is Sam Mendes’s “1917”, which is in only one DC theater now, but will open in general release Friday January 10. 

Jeremy Jahns reviews it, and says the story is simple:  two British soldiers are chosen to go behind enemy lines and deliver a message to save their unit – as the Brits push back on the Germans during World War I, which made young men so expendable.
Best “comedy or musical” was “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.

Best actor in a drama was Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”.  Phoenix almost gave up acting.
Best actress in a drama was Renee Zellweger in “Judy”.

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