Academy Students Express their Opinions on the Golden Globes
January 11, 2019
On Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood actors from both television and film were nominated for the prestigious award. Hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the night was filled with laughter and powerful speeches from people like Regina King.
Throughout the night, awards including Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture were given out. “Bohemian Rhapsody” won many awards and took the coveted Best Motion Picture – Drama award. While many were happy with this, there were also people who felt that it did not deserve this award. “A Star Is Born” is one of the movies that people believed should have won.
Anabela Ebsworth-Llavona (‘19) says, “I found ‘A Star Is Born’ very emotional. The audience was able to truly understand the characters and their stories through the incredible music and visuals. I believe it should have won.”
“A Star Is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, received great reviews upon its release in the theatres. However out of seven nominations, the film only won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. This was upsetting to many fans.
Fortune favours the bold 👑 #BohemianRhapsody won the @goldenglobes for Best Motion Picture – Drama and @ItsRamiMalek has won Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama! Congratulations to everyone involved!@BoRhapMovie #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2019 #RamiMalek #Queen pic.twitter.com/nMWrGQC2ZJ
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) January 7, 2019
The success of certain movies at the Golden Globes upset some people because it does not reflect their own personal opinions. “Black Panther,” which brought the most revenue in the box office this year, did not win any of the awards it was nominated for. The film “Green Book” won mutliple awards, despite the fact that many viewers had never heard of it. This causes many to believe that these associations should ask for the public’s input in choosing winners.
Victoria Huerta (‘21) says, “I think it would be a good idea to have the Hollywood Foreign Press Association consider the opinions of the public. Even if they do not choose only on that, the public deserves to have their voice heard in a matter like this.”
It is well known that the Golden Globes can sometimes predict the Oscars, which will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019. This event has similar categories, and many are interested to see if the award show will have different results.
Gabby Boyd (‘19) says, “I hope ‘A Star Is Born’ will win more awards at the Oscars. It deserves more recognition. I believe that different films and actors will win at the Oscars this year.”