Wednesday, 14th January, 2015

John Legend and Common

Many film industry observers will feel “Selma” Director Ava DuVernay’s Civil Rights drama starring David Oyelowo didn’t necessarily have a great night at the Golden Globes. The contentious drama entered Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony with four nominations for Best Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Original Song and Best Actor for David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King but took home just one award for best original song for John Legend and Commons song “Glory.” Watch the video for the song below.

The Oprah Winfrey-produced film, describing the events leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 as been hurt to some extend by allegations of historical accuracies but most of all by what can only be described as an ineffective awards strategy which as seen the film miss out on nominations at recent major awards events in the US such as the  Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild Awards and the all important British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA’s) in the UK with reports claiming voters did not receive screeners in time. Considering the fact that Paramount a major studio are the Distributors for film one can only speculate why this as happened but whatever the reason and wherever the fault lies one thing is clear the problems are hurting the film and could affect its Oscar chances and ultimately its box office performance but we all sincerely hope this will not be the case.

Having only been released in the US Selma has taken $13.5m at the Box Office to date.

Some of the major award winners on the night

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Boyhood (WINNER):

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (WINNER): 

Best Director, Motion Picture

  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood (WINNER): 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything (WINNER):

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice (WINNER): 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Amy Adams, Big Eyes (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Michael Keaton, Birdman (WINNER)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood (WINNER)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash (WINNER)

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Birdman (WINNER)


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