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Things I Learned on the Awards Party Circuit, from AFI, BAFTA and Spirits to Paramount, CBS and the Globes

If you've ever wondered why Hollywood invests so much time and money on the votes of 82 admittedly idiosyncratic members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the reason is that the Golden Globe awards show helps to sell their movies and TV series.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2014 4:26 PM
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Golden Globes Offer the Expected and Unexpected: Who Gets a Boost Heading for Oscars?

The Golden Globes -- voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- do not reflect the direction of the Oscar race. But they can give valuable momentum for the winners who get nominated this Thursday. The full list of winners, and analysis, is here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2014 11:23 PM
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Livestream the Golden Globes Foreign Directors Panel

On Saturday at 1 PM Pacific, check out the livestream at the Egyptian Theater of the annual foreign directors panel the day before the winner is announced live at the Golden Globes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 11, 2014 1:55 PM
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Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and More Set to Present at 2014 Golden Globes UPDATED

UPDATE: More presenters have been announced for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards on January 12.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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Why 'August: Osage County' Is Moving Off Its Christmas Opening

The Weinstein Co. confidently debuted John Wells and Tracy Lett's entertaining no-holds-barred R-rated film adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning stage hit "August: Osage County" at the Toronto Film Festival. Since then TWC has been working their SAG and Golden Globes magic, but the movie hasn't been getting love from year-end critics groups. (So far it's at 67% on Metacritic.) The Weinsteins already pulled back from a wide to a limited Christmas break and are switching things up again, moving those engagements back two days to December 27. Why?
  • By Anne Thompson and Tom Brueggemann
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  • December 17, 2013 4:35 PM
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'Philomena,' Harvey Weinstein's Best Oscar Hope, Comes on Strong; Why Coogan Dared to be Sincere

Steve Coogan is full of surprises. As an actor who also writes and produces, we have a sense of him from the roles he plays--he tends to be smart, acerbic, a bit of an asshole. So heart-tuggingly sincere "Philomena," which earned Golden Globes nominations last week for not only Best Drama and Actress Judi Dench but for Coogan and Jeff Pope's screenplay, is not exactly what we expect from him.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2013 11:58 AM
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Best of the Week: TOH! Top Tens, State of the Oscar Race, Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Ballot and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 14, 2013 1:13 PM
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Where Is the Oscar Race After SAG and Golden Globes Nominations? (FULL GLOBES LIST)

While the major critics groups did little to boost the awards profile of "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's historic drama is back in the front of the pack after this week's Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood Foreign Press nominations, along with David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Both earned seven nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press, a small group of foreign entertainment correspondents and critics who are wined and dined all year long for their precious--often idiosyncratic-- votes for the Golden Globes, which are split into comedy/musical and dramatic categories. The winners are revealed on The Golden Globes Awards show which is aired live on NBC on January 12th-- thankfully Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 12, 2013 12:14 PM
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How Much Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Make Hosting the Upcoming Golden Globes? UPDATED

UPDATE: Reports are swirling about how much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will make for their upcoming Golden Globes hosting gig in 2014. (They're also signed on for the 2015 Globes.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 11:34 AM
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Unveils Timetable for 2014 Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association reveals its timetable for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, scheduled to air on NBC Sunday, January 12, 2014. The telecast will be produced, per usual, by Dick Clark Productions.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2013 3:44 PM
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