December 11, 2015 at 7:15 am #202593
So now we have the globe nominations which movie has had the best week, and which show has had the worst week?
For best, The Big Short did well picking up SAG ensemble and 3 globe nods. But perhaps Spotlight did the best since some of it’s key BP contenders underperformed to help solidify it as frontrunner.
Worst, possibly Joy with the SAG snubs and not performing as expected at globes. Or Steve Jobs with no globes pic nod or SAG ensemble.December 11, 2015 at 7:21 am #202595
I’d say The Big Short over Spotlight, only because I among many others had dismissed The Big Short’s chances of really landing big while Spotlight got as much as it needed for BP steam but missed out on some acting nods it was highly expected to receive in that BP journey.
I think if Youth were to land big, we would have needed to see more indication of that at SAG and the Globes. Nothing at SAG and only Fonda/Song at the Globes spells a higher climb for that than I would have guessed given its pedigree.December 11, 2015 at 7:43 am #202596
The Big Short and Trumbo had the best week. Mainly because of the surprise factor.
I don’t know with worst:
- You can make an argument that The Hateful Eight & Joy weren’t seen by SAG voters in time.
But I think worst goes to Bridge of Spies. It shows that Mark Rylance is the film’s only chance with nominations. Not one may expect after hearing Steven Spielberg directing and Tom Hanks acting in a movie written by The Coen Brothers.December 11, 2015 at 7:44 am #202597
The Big Short definitely had a great week, with several surprise showings. And similarly, Trumbo had a much better showing than expected with SAG and even HFPA. I think Beasts of No Nation got a nice boost by slipping in for the SAG ensemble and Elba getting in for Supporting Actor with both SAG and HFPA. Still not sold on Beasts getting in for Picture, but who knows. Mad Max also had a great week with it’s unexpected Picture nod, as well as its director nod with the HFPA.
Spotlight has had somewhat of an odd week with still getting in for picture/director/screenplay nominations but apparently isn’t doing very well on the acting side of things. But I definitely think we can stop predicting Joy or Steve Jobs for more than acting.December 11, 2015 at 7:50 am #202598
Trumbo definitely had the best week. Suddenly it is a serious threat in many categories.
Carol, Mad Max, and The Big Short also gained yet more momentum, but their victory marches already started before this week.
I guess The Martian had it worst. I still expect it to be nominated for Best Picture and possibly Leading Actor, but due to SAG, it is no longer a serious competitor for the win in either category. Globes did save it somewhat, and I still regard Scott as a potential Best Director winner.
Sure, Bridge of Spies took a hit, but was it generally expected to do all that well in the first place? I know I didn’t have it in any of my predictions apart from Rylance.December 11, 2015 at 9:41 am #202599
Best- Mad Max, Carol, The Big Short, Trumbo, Beasts of No Nation, and 99 HomesDecember 11, 2015 at 10:33 am #202600
The Big Short and Trumbo got the biggest boosts. Youth and Joy suffered the worst, but the Comedy Film nod for the latter is a small blessing.
Bridge of Spies is far from done. So what if Mark Rylance was its only nominee for both SAG and Globes? I never expected the film to get anything else at SAG (Hanks and Ensemble were slight possibilities) and while I did have it in a few more categories in my Globes predictions I’m not that shocked it missed out. I expect Oscar, and to a lesser extent BAFTA, will respond to it much more. It has a shot in several craft categories, particularly production design and editing, and I don’t see how it misses an original screenplay nod in this field (naturally it misses Globe due to the single category).
Also someone mentioned Steve Jobs only having a chance in acting categories. I think the fact that Sorkin got in at the Globes despite the film not receiving a Drama Film nod is a sign of strength.December 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm #202601
Trumbo and The Big Short definitely had the best – swiping Cast nominations and having 7 acting nominations between them with repeat appearances from Bale, Cranston and Mirren. The trio just became heavy favourites. Beasts of No Nation also did extremely well for itself, swiping an out of left field SAG Cast nomination despite no one having heard of anyone outside Elba before.
Worst – I’d say Spotlight took a serious hit on the acting nomination front, but it did so strongly everywhere else. Bridge of Spies and Brooklyn took serious hits and I’ve cut the latter out of my predictions entirely outside Ronan. This is looking to be more of a Still Alice/The Iron Lady than a Silver Linings Playbook/Black Swan actress vehicle. The former I believe will still reap a Picture and Original Screenplay nod, but Spielberg took a big hit.December 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm #202602
Mad Max had the best week. It was primarily a summer movie that was critically acclaimed and was a hit, but that doesn’t always mean good things when it comes to awards but thankfully it did for them this week with both critics and award shows. Everybody had hopes but nobody was really expecting it.
Trumbo and The Big Short were expected to show up where they did but there were doubts anyway, so they had a good week to. But I still think Mad Max did the best. Now they have to work to keep that going because it’s still a long way until Oscar nods.
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