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Believe it or not, it looks like we’re actually going to get an awards show! That’s right folks – the Golden Globes are coming!

Now, it won’t be the same kind of ceremony to which we’re accustomed. There likely won’t be much in the way of red carpets or auditoriums full of famous people preparing to accept their little statues. We won’t see many tuxedos or bespoke gowns. There will be tech glitches galore as an attempt is made to remotely run a globally-viewed show.

But hey – at least Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back to co-host. Not in the same room. Not even on the same coast. But they’re back, co-hosting as well as two people separated by 3,000 miles can.

The show will air at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 on NBC, with preshow content streaming live via the Golden Globes’ official Twitter account and at GoldenGlobes.com starting at 6:30 p.m.

Like many, I’ve taken my share of shots at the Globes (or more specifically, against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting body for the awards) over the years. And there’s no disputing that plenty of weird choices were made yet again this year.

I don’t care! It’s an awards show! I’m here for it!

(Note: As per usual, my focus for this preview will be the movie side of the equation – specifically, the major awards. For the rest of my movie picks and my television predictions, you can check them out – in much less detail – at the end of this feature, but honestly, my TV picks are even more guesswork than my movie selections. You’ve been warned.)

It should also be noted that as always, these predictions are aimed at who WILL win as opposed to who SHOULD win in my opinion. I’m looking to maximize my correct answers, though the truth is that when it comes to the Hollywood Foreign Press, you never really know what the hell is going on.

Let’s go to the Globes.

Published in Cover Story

This year marks the 76th awarding of the Golden Globes, honoring the best in film and television as determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

I have devoted considerable energies to Academy Awards previews over the past decade, but the Golden Globes haven’t really inspired the same level of attention. Still, while the Globes might not have the same gravitas as the Oscars, they still warrant at least a little attention.

(Note: While the Golden Globes recognize television as well as film, my focus is on the cinematic side of things. So while I made picks in all categories, I only went in depth on the cinematic side of things.)

Let’s go to the Globes.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:26

The best (and worst) at the movies

Looking at the cinematic year in advance of awards season

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:09

The Hunger Games' tops MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES - The fan votes - not just the odds - were in 'The Hunger Games' favor at the MTV Movie Awards.

The dystopian survival saga escaped from Sunday's 21st annual extravaganza with the most golden popcorn-shaped trophies, including best fight for the film's final three-way battle and best on-screen transformation for Elizabeth Banks' over-the-top futuristic makeover. 'Hunger Games' stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also honored for best female and male performances.

'I've wanted to hold a golden popcorn since I was 4 years old,' beamed Hutcherson.

With four wins out of eight nominations, 'Hunger Games' didn't totally decimate the competition. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' won prizes for best cast and best hero, while 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' won for movie of the year, and 'Twilight' stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson locked the best kiss trophy for the fourth straight year.

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