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The Hollywood Foreign Press Loves Women, Including Jodie Foster

The Hollywood Foreign Press has not only chosen two funny women to host the Golden Globes (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) but are honoring Jodie Foster with the HFPA board of directors' Cecil B. DeMille Award honoring Foster's impact on the world of entertainment as both actress and director.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 1, 2012 12:57 PM
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Golden Globes Picks Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Good call, HPFA! While the Oscars went male with comedy writer-director Seth MacFarlane as their host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has picked a female comedy duo with sitcom and SNL credentials to host their January 13 Golden Globes awards show on NBC. And both are far better known to the global viewing public than MacFarlane.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 15, 2012 8:53 PM
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Octavia Spencer: From the Golden Globes to Sundance's 'Smashed'

On Oscar night last year, L.A. resident Octavia Spencer was plopped on her living room couch, running the pool at her Oscar party, $5 a shot. Running the gauntlet of awards events, from her breakthrough award at Palm Springs and supporting actress win at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, she's trying to keep her head on straight.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 19, 2012 4:15 PM
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Golden Globes Party Whirl: Plotting Assaults on "The Punisher," In the Clinch with Mr. Big

After my stint in the backstage press room at the Golden Globes, I headed into the night for a round of Beverly Hilton parties. First I crossed the forlorn red carpet to the tented Fox party in the parking lot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 16, 2012 6:27 PM
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Golden Globes 2012: Watch Best Moments, Winners, Jokes

Recap some of the best moments from Sunday night's Golden Globe awards below, from George Clooney's Michael Fassbender joke to Michelle Williams talking to the press and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the red carpet. Ricky Gervais (reviewed here by Caryn James) was his usual charming self, picking up right where he left off at the 2011 show. "So, where was I,.."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 16, 2012 1:03 PM
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Golden Globes Backstage Live Blog: 'The Descendants' and Clooney Win, 'Punisher' Weinstein Wins Six, Including Streep, Wiliams,'The Artist,' Dujardin UPDATED

The Golden Globes went very much the way we all expected. The Weinsteins came out ahead thanks to the musical comedy category. They had six wins total, including "The Artist," best actor Jean Dujardin, and score, as well as actress Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn" and drama "The Iron Lady"'s Meryl Streep and best original song for Madonna's "W.E." "We thought it was a small movie for festivals that critics could enjoy," says "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius backstage. "We did not expect this."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2012 8:10 PM
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Golden Globes Weekend Party Circuit: AFI Lunch, Paramount, LA Film Critics, Film Independent, BAFTA

The Golden Globes weekend is well under way. I love roaming a crowded party packed with Hollywood powerbrokers and talent to watch how they interact with one another. I am the ultimate voyeur. Of course I do talk to some of them occasionally.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2012 2:40 AM
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Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Panel: Jolie, Almodovar, Farhadi & Dardennes Talk Style, Content

Yet again, there's much to learn from the Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Screen International's Mike Goodridge moderated the Cinematheque panel: Angelina Jolie ("In The Land of Blood and Honey," USA), Pedro Almodovar ("The Skin I Live In," Spain), Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation," Iran) and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid With a Bike," France/Belgium). Not present was China's nominee Zhang Yimou ("The Flowers of War").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 14, 2012 10:44 PM
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Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA doc nominations and Cinema Eye Honors.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2012 2:11 PM
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Golden Globes Weekend Preview: Critics Choice, AFI, BAFTA Rising Stars, Parties

It's a busy awards weekend in Hollywood. It all starts off with Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, which happens to air live on VH1 the night before Oscar ballots are due--at 5 PM Friday. Last year the CCMA chose 18 Oscar winners out of its 20 awards. (My winners' predictions here do not reflect my actual votes.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2012 9:53 AM
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