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Hammond’s 2012 Golden Globe Predictions

By | Sunday January 15, 2012 @ 12:49pm PST

Deadline Hollywood’s ENTV presents Awards Columnist Pete Hammond’s 2012 Golden Globes predictions for movies & TV. First up are his film winners:

Here are his TV predictions on Deadline Hollywood’s ENTV channel on YouTube:

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2012 Golden Globes: Nikki’s Non-Analysis

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 3:05am PST

Deadline is, only for informational purposes, posting the 2012 Golden Globes nominations held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the awards to be broadcast live on NBC on January 15th. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: it’s a completely meaningless awards show from a scandal-riddled organization on a network desperate for ratings. That’s why I opt out of analyzing the nominations every year: because the Golden Globes have zero integrity. Studios and networks who lavishly lobby the HFPA almost always score nominations. Stars win in direct correlation to their glamour quotient. Everything about the awards is geared towards hyping the media’s interest and the telecast’s ratings. And that includes inviting host Ricky Gervais, who can’t resist openly loathing the HFPA from the stage. No one will forget last year when he took the stage and was even more blasphemous towards the tarnished reputation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I ever could be. (“I’d like to quash this ridiculous rumor going round that the only reason [The Tourist] was nominated was so the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angeline Jolie. That is rubbish. That is not the only reason. They also accepted bribes.”) Read More »

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HFPA Divided On Ricky Gervais Hosting Golden Globes, Must Decide By Week’s End

Ricky Gervais & NBC Appear Ready For 3rd Golden Globes Stint: But Will HFPA Agree?

I have learned that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is deeply divided over whether to bring back Ricky Gervais to three-peat as host of the Golden Globes. But, with the Globes less than two months away, the organization has to decide one way or the other by Thursday or Friday at the latest. The HFPA membership appears roughly evenly split on inviting Rude Ricky back for a third hosting stint, but both sides are united in their anger at NBC for its seeming lobbying to have the comedian back and pressuring the HFPA to follow suit. Says a source close to the discussion: “NBC has put the HFPA in a lose-lose situation. If the Hollywood Foreign Press says yes to Ricky, it risks turning the Globes into The Ricky Gervais Show and leaving the impression that they’re annually throwing a great party while inviting someone who humiliates all of the guests. If it says no, the HFPA looks like it has no sense of humor about itself. The problem is, if you have Ricky, the show tends to wind up being all about him and how mean he can be. He effectively dwarfs the importance of the ceremony itself.” Read More »

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Ricky Gervais To Live-Snark Golden Globes

By | Friday September 9, 2011 @ 6:07pm PDT

Wow, this would be appointment listening. But presumably it could happen only if he doesn’t host again. From Ricky Gervais’ blog:

What do you think of this? A live 3 hour podcast during The Golden Globes. Me and a few chums (like Louis CK, Chris Rock, Karl Pilkington, John Stewart, Larry David popping in and out) doing our own alternative commentary. People at home can have the telly on with the sound down listening to us online say things that no broadcaster could get away with. No one could do a fucking thing. The biggest live webcast ever? Who knows? Who cares? What’s fun is the shit we might come out with. No money. No sponsor. No guide lines. Fuck me I can’t wait. Maybe I’ll do a non-broadcast practice with The Emmys to see if it works. I’ll let you know.
[AND LATER ...]
Wow. I’ve opened a can of worms. Or Pandora’s box. Or released the Kraken maybe? I’ve had an amazing response to yesterday’s blog entry. Not only was the idea received well, but we’ve had offers of sponsorship, technical support and a bunch of comedians up for it.

I don’t want people to think that this is some sort of anti-establishment stunt. It’s not. Anymore than deciding to do a podcast in 2005 was. It’s about new horizons, new technologies and artistic freedom.

Fun basically.

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HFPA Hits Back At Dick Clark Prods. For Trying To Dismiss Golden Globes Lawsuit

Nellie Andreeva

Lawyers for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association late last night filed a scathing response to dick clark prods. and Red Zone Capital Partners’ motion to dismiss HFPA’s Nov. 17 complaint against the long-time producer of the Golden Globes and its new owner. The 25-page opposition, filed in federal court, hits back at dcp’s argument that the two sides’ agreement allowed it to negotiate a new license deal with NBC. “dcp’s new owners had seized on a six-word sentence fragment and given it a brand new interpretation, completely at odds with the parties’ mutually shared understanding of the entire sentence and contract, dcp’s prior representations, and decades of the parties’ course of conduct,” the new filing reads. The clause in question is part of a 1993 amendment: Read More »

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Ricky Gervais Says Golden Globes Have Invited Him Back To Host For 3rd Time

That’s according to Ricky Gervais himself, who’s written up a diary of his “mad week” presenting the Golden Globes in today’s Brit magazine Heat. First, he claims the Golden Globes have invited him back to host. “The organisers asked me to consider a third year. I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure,” Gervais says. He claims the Hollywood Foreign Press Association want him back because this year’s Golden Globes U.S. ratings went up again — although in truth they drew 17 million which rose only slightly from last year. Gervais has said he wasn’t sorry for anything he’d said and that the HFPA should not have hired him if it did not want to offend anybody. “The question is always, ‘Did Ricky go too far?’” Gervais writes. “And the answer is always, ‘No.’ I have yet to find anyone who was actually offended by it.” But Gervais also fleshed out what he’d previously revealed on Conan: how he wanted to open the Golden Globes by coming out dressed as Adolf Hitler. His plan was to walk slowly to the podium, let the gasps die down, and say, “Too much?” He was going to awkwardly peel off the moustache, look round the room, and say, “Wrong crowd.” Beat. Then he would say, “That’s the last time I borrow a suit from Mel Gibson.”

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