Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Argo" to the top?

On Sunday night, “Argo” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, which is their equivalent of a Best Picture. Several weeks ago, it also won Best Picture in the Drama category at the Golden Globes and Ben Affleck won Best Director. Producers Guild Award and Critics Choice award were also clinched for the film. Based on these results, it would be fair to assume that “Argo” is now one of the frontrunners for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. However, there is one little (actually enormous) problem with that line of reasoning: Ben Affleck was somehow not nominated for the Best Director Oscar.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Thoughts on the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes were held on Sunday night and while the awards do not carry the prestige of the Academy Awards, many people believe that the Globes can be helpful in helping provide some insight into which films and performers may be considered favorites at the Oscars. However, based on recent history, the Golden Globes and the Oscars rarely seem to mesh up.
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