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Golden Globes All About Women and Oprah

Women dominated the 75th Golden Globe Awards – and it’s about time. The solidarity of women was just one of the winners of the night, with actresses dressed in black as a symbol of protest at injustice throughout the film industry. The night was amplified by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the personal stories that drive them.

Even more, the biggest winners Sunday night were films and television series that center women featuring strong female narratives – Lady Bird, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water on the big screen, and Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on television.

And then there was Oprah. What is there to say about this outstanding, powerful woman, role model, and future President of the United States? Oprah received the honorable Cecil B. DeMille Award and used the opportunity to deliver a powerful speech that will be remembered for a long time.

The OWN founder, former talk show host, actress, film and TV producer and humanitarian became the first black woman to be given the award. She recalled the moment that would change her future – as a young girl watching Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win the best-actor Oscar in 1964. And here she stood herself, referencing the young girls who may be watching her accept her Award and being the first African-American to do so.

She tied that vision to the prospect of young girls today seeing her get her DeMille Award — and being the first African-American woman to do so. Oprah covered many important issues in her speech, including today’s press, civil rights and violence against women. She celebrated women who were brave enough to tell their stories.

“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room is celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.”

She shared the tragic story of Recy Taylor, a woman who brought her brutal rape case to the attention of NAACP officials including Rosa Parks, who investigated the crime in a time and “culture broken by brutally powerful men. Women were not believed.”

But that time is over, Oprah told us. She said that the reign of abusive men was coming to an end: “Their time is up!” More work needs to be done – not just in Hollywood, but in all industries.

I went to a Live with Oprah show in 2013 and even had the honour of meeting her (ever so briefly). Watching her speak is so empowering and enlightening, and she is one of the few people who can make you feel as though she is speaking directly to you. She courageously told her story long before any movement for others, and has always been a fierce advocate for women. 

Oprah has the natural ability to unite us all, despite race, religious, gender, political view or workplace. This new movement is just beginning – let’s hope it can create real change.

So I want all the girls watching here and now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!  And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.

 

Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

Golden Globes Nominations, Golden Globes 2011The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globes, airing living on January 16, 2011 on NBC.

Here are the nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards!

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    BLACK SWAN Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures
b.    THE FIGHTER  Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media
c.    INCEPTION  Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures
d.    THE KING’S SPEECH  See-Saw Films and Bedlam Productions; The Weinstein Company
e.    THE SOCIAL NETWORK  Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    HALLE BERRY             FRANKIE AND ALICE
b.    NICOLE KIDMAN            RABBIT HOLE
c.    JENNIFER LAWRENCE        WINTER’S BONE
d.    NATALIE PORTMAN        BLACK SWAN
e.    MICHELLE WILLIAMS        BLUE VALENTINE

3.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    JESSE EISENBERG        THE SOCIAL NETWORK
b.    COLIN FIRTH            THE KING’S SPEECH
c.    JAMES FRANCO            127 HOURS
d.    RYAN GOSLING    BLUE VALENTINE
e.    MARK WAHLBERG        THE FIGHTER

4.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    ALICE IN WONDERLAND Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
b.    BURLESQUE  Screen Gems; Sony Pictures Releasing
c.    THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features
d.    RED di Bonaventura Pictures; Summit Entertainment
e.    THE TOURIST  GK Films; Sony Pictures Releasing

5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    ANNETTE BENING        THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
b.    ANNE HATHAWAY        LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
c.    ANGELINA JOLIE            THE TOURIST
d.    JULIANNE MOORE    THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
e.    EMMA STONE            EASY A

6.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    JOHNNY DEPP            ALICE IN WONDERLAND
b.    JOHNNY DEPP            THE TOURIST
c.    PAUL GIAMATTI            BARNEY’S VERSION
d.    JAKE GYLLENHAAL    LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
e.    KEVIN SPACEY            CASINO JACK

7.    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

a.    DESPICABLE ME Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment; Universal Pictures
b.    HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
c.    THE ILLUSIONIST Django Films, Ciné B and France 3 Cinéma; Sony Pictures Classics
d.    TANGLED Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
e.    TOY STORY 3  Disney * Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

8.    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

a.    BIUTIFUL                         (MEXICO/SPAIN)
b.    THE CONCERT                    (FRANCE)
c.    THE EDGE                         (RUSSIA)
d.    I AM LOVE                         (ITALY)
e.    IN A BETTER WORLD                (DENMARK)

9.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a.    AMY ADAMS            THE FIGHTER
b.    HELENA BONHAM CARTER    THE KING’S SPEECH
c.    MILA KUNIS    BLACK SWAN
d.    MELISSA LEO             THE FIGHTER
e.    JACKI WEAVER            ANIMAL KINGDOM

10.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a.    CHRISTIAN BALE    THE FIGHTER
b.    MICHAEL DOUGLAS      WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
c.    ANDREW GARFIELD     THE SOCIAL NETWORK
d.    JEREMY RENNER    THE TOWN
e.    GEOFFREY RUSH    THE KING’S SPEECH

11.    BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

a.    DARREN ARONOFSKY        BLACK SWAN
b.    DAVID FINCHER            THE SOCIAL NETWORK
c.    TOM HOOPER            THE KING’S SPEECH
d.    CHRISTOPHER NOLAN        INCEPTION
e.    DAVID O. RUSSELL        THE FIGHTER

12.    BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

a.    DANNY BOYLE, SIMON BEAUFOY  127 HOURS
b.    LISA CHOLODENKO,  STUART BLUMBERG     THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT  
c.    CHRISTOPHER NOLAN        INCEPTION
d.    DAVID SEIDLER             THE KING’S SPEECH
e.    AARON SORKIN            THE SOCIAL NETWORK

13.    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

a.    ALEXANDRE DESPLAT        THE KING’S SPEECH
b.    DANNY ELFMAN            ALICE IN WONDERLAND
c.    A.R. RAHMAN            127 HOURS
d.    TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS            THE SOCIAL NETWORK  
e.    HANS ZIMMER    INCEPTION

14.    BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

a.    “BOUND TO YOU” — BURLESQUE Music by: Samuel Dixon Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler
b.    “COMING HOME” — COUNTRY STRONG Music & Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges
c.    “I SEE THE LIGHT” — TANGLED Music by: Alan Menken  Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
d.    “THERE’S A PLACE FOR US” — CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Music & Lyrics by: Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey 
e.    “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” — BURLESQUE Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren

15.    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
b.    DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
c.    THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
d.    MAD MEN (AMC)
e.    THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)

16.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    JULIANNA MARGULIES        THE GOOD WIFE
b.    ELISABETH MOSS            MAD MEN
c.    PIPER PERABO            COVERT AFFAIRS
d.    KATEY SAGAL            SONS OF ANARCHY
e.    KYRA SEDGWICK            THE CLOSER

17.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a.    STEVE BUSCEMI            BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b.    BRYAN CRANSTON         BREAKING BAD
c.    MICHAEL C. HALL         DEXTER
d.    JON HAMM                MAD MEN
e.    HUGH LAURIE            HOUSE

18.    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    30 ROCK (NBC) 
b.    THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) Warner Bros. Television
c.    THE BIG C (SHOWTIME)
d.    GLEE (FOX)
e.    MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
f.    NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)

19.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    TONI COLLETTE            UNITED STATES OF TARA
b.    EDIE FALCO            NURSE JACKIE
c.    TINA FEY                30 ROCK
d.    LAURA LINNEY            THE BIG C
e.    LEA MICHELE            GLEE

20.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a.    ALEC BALDWIN            30 ROCK
b.    STEVE CARELL            THE OFFICE
c.    THOMAS JANE            HUNG
d.    MATTHEW MORRISON        GLEE
e.    JIM PARSONS            THE BIG BANG THEORY

21.    BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)
b.    THE PACIFIC (HBO)
c.    PILLARS OF THE EARTH (STARZ)
d.    TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO)
e.    YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (HBO)

22.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    HAYLEY ATWELL            PILLARS OF THE EARTH
b.    CLAIRE DANES            TEMPLE GRANDIN
c.    JUDI DENCH            RETURN TO CRANFORD
d.    ROMOLA GARAI            EMMA
e.    JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT    THE CLIENT LIST

23.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    IDRIS ELBA                LUTHER
b.    IAN MCSHANE            PILLARS OF THE EARTH
c.    AL PACINO                YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
d.    DENNIS QUAID            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
e.    EDGAR RAMIREZ            CARLOS

24.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    HOPE DAVIS            THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
b.    JANE LYNCH            GLEE
c.    KELLY MACDONALD        BOARDWALK EMPIRE
d.    JULIA STILES            DEXTER
e.    SOFIA VERGARA            MODERN FAMILY

25.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a.    SCOTT CAAN            HAWAII FIVE-O
b.    CHRIS COLFER            GLEE
c.    CHRIS NOTH            THE GOOD WIFE
d.    ERIC STONESTREET        MODERN FAMILY
e.    DAVID STRATHAIRN        TEMPLE GRANDIN