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HFPA & Dick Clark Productions Settle Long Golden Globes Lawsuit

HFPA & Dick Clark Productions Settle Long Golden Globes LawsuitThe long-running legal battle between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions over who controls TV rights to the Golden Globes is over. While seemingly impossible to imagine after all the rancor between the two sides, they have reached a confidential agreement that will see the Guggenheim Partners-owned dcp continuing to produce the annual awards for broadcast on NBC until 2018, sources confirm. This comes four years after the HFPA first filed, and dozens of courts dates, hundreds of filings, an early 2012 trial that saw the HFPA lose its case against dcpand an appeals hearing last month that still hadn’t issued a ruling. During the legal battle, the HFPA and dcp had a shotgun marriage to keep producing the awards show.

The heart of the HFPA’s contention was that a 1993 extension of its deal with dcp was invalid. The agreement said that the production company, which was sold by then-owners Red Zone in the fall of 2012, had “the exclusive right to produce a live television broadcast for each of the years 1998 through and including 2005, and for any extensions, renewals, substitutions or modifications of the NBC agreement.” Federal judge Judge Howard A. Matz agreed. He also made a point of citing the disorganization among the HFPA leadership over the years. To that end, the two-week non-jury trial saw a series of past and current HFPA presidents and dcp executives take the stand. Dick Clark, now deceased, did not appear, but CBS Read More »

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HFPA Re-Elects President Theo Kingma & Officers

HFPA_logoTheo Kingma was re-elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for 2014-2015 at the Golden Globe org’s annual election meeting today. Kingma will be joined with Lorenzo Soria, Lilly Liu and Meher Tatna, who were also re-elected as VP, executive secretary and treasurer, respectively. The board of directors are Ali Sar, Anke Hoffmann, Helen Hoehn, Jorge Camara and Yoram Kahana and alternate board member Luca Celada.

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Catty Philip Berk Memoir Prompts Leave Of Absence From Golden Globes Vote Body HFPA

By | Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 6:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

berkEXCLUSIVE: After extreme pressure from other members over his memoir Signs And Wonders, four-term Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk has taken a six month leave of absence from the organization that is behind the Golden Globes. This happened last Friday, a compromise resolution to a problem that has been in the air since Berk published a book that covered his early days and especially the back and forth between HFPA members and celebrities involved in the Globes. Insiders said that the feeling among HFPA members was that Berk blindsided them with his book, took shots at them and a lot of Hollywood celebrities, and also took way too much credit for the success of the Globes. Perfectly positioned to be a tool during Oscar campaigns, the Globes has grown in prominence and TV ratings, even as some questioned whether the voting body has a right to wield such clout.

The leave of absence means that Berk loses his HFPA credentials for that long, though he can certainly go see movies on his own. The move was a compromise reached with current HFPA president Theo Kingma, who resisted calls for Berk to be given greater punishment. In addition to the leave of absence, Berk has been asked by Kingma to have the book de-listed from Amazon, which is selling it. The HFPA will get into this further, engaging with the publisher tomorrow.

“He wasn’t suspended, there was no vote by the members, because this is a journalist organization that respects the First Amendment,” said an insider. “Unfortunately, free speech covers stupid speech too.” Read More »

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Next Golden Globes Set For January 11, 2015 On NBC

goldenglobeThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions said they will air the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015, and confirmed that hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return for a third year in a row. NBC will air the ceremony live on both coasts (5 PM PT/8 PM ET) from the Beverly Hilton.

In Tina Fey Amy Poehler GlobesOctober, Fey and Poehler inked a two-year deal to host the 2014 and 2015 Globes after their first turn in January 2013 drew strong critical praise and more importantly 19.7 million viewers, a 17% bump over the year before. Last month, Fey and Poehler returned and the broadcast did even better, drawing 20.9 million viewers (the biggest audience since 2004) and a 6.5 rating (a seven-year high).

The 2015 date was set without mention of the pending lawsuit between the HFPA and dcp. Both sides are awaiting a ruling on the appeal of aspects of the press group’s unsuccessful 2012 suit over who owns the lucrative TV rights to the ceremony. Once that’s ruling comes down, a new phase of the case will begin that challenges digital rights, pre-show rights and dcp’s accounting methods.

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Series High With Season 3 Debut, True Detective’ Snags 2.3M Viewers

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 4:59pm PST

hbo45__130924185923-275x112It was a good night for Lena Dunham and Matthew McConaughey on Sunday. Not only were both up for Golden Globes but their respective turns on HBO scored very nicely as well. Premiering for a third season, Dunham’s Girls hit a series high of 1.1 million viewers. That’s a 28% rise from the show’s Season 2 debut last year. The second episode of the cultural touchstone’s third cycle had 881,000 viewers at 10:30 PM. HBO announced last week at the TCA that Girls would be back for a fourth season next year. Before Girls at 10PM on Sunday there was the series premiere of True Detectives, with McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana state police officers on the trail of a murderer. The new series pulled in 2.3 million viewers in it debut airing for the best HBO premiere since Boardwalk Empire launched in 2010 with 4.8 million viewers. True Detectives beat both the 2011 Game Of Thrones opener’s 2.2 million and the now-heading for its third and final season The Newsroom, which drew 2.1 million in its 2012 beginning.

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The series premiere of HBO’s True Detective and the Season 3 premiere of Girls came amid the East Coast airing of Golden Globes telecast last night. That’s where both McConaughey and Dunham … Read More »

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UPDATE: Ronan Farrow Mum About Golden Globes Slam During MSNBC Appearance

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 1:47pm PST

farrow msnbc copyUPDATE, 1:47 PM: Last night Ronan Farrow chastised the Golden Globes on NBC for their tribute to Woody Allen and what he says they left out. Today, the soon-to-be MSNBC host was on the cable news network but didn’t say a word about Woody. Today the son of Allen’s former longtime companion Mia Farrow was on with anchor Craig Melvin talking about former Defense Secretary Robert Gate’s controversial new memoir — with not a murmur of the controversy he started with his own tweets on Sunday. Farrow did tweet afterwards today that “Robert Gates’ neck brace is stylin’.” NBC and MSNBC had no comment on Farrow’s tweet about the Golden Globes and Allen or his future at the cable newser.

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PREVIOUS, JAN 12, 8:47 PM: First Mia Farrow tweeted she was turning off the Golden Globes on NBC when they went to the Woody Allen tribute. Now her son and upcoming MSNBC host Ronan Farrow lashed out against his mother’s former longtime companion, also on Twitter.

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UPDATE: Golden Globes With Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Draws Largest Audience In 10 Years

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 10:25am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Tina Fey Amy Poehler Golden Globes RatingsUPDATE, 10:25 AM: In time-adjusted fast nationals, NBC‘s Golden Globes telecast drew 20.9 million viewers, up 6% over last year to rank as the most-watched Globes since 2004. In adults 18-49, the awards show’s 6.5 rating was up 2% compared with last year and a seven-year high. The Globes have now increased their numbers in both years that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have hosted.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE WITH MORE RESULTS, 6:46 AM: Maybe NBC and Dick Clark Prods. should try to make Tina Fey and Amy Poehler permanent Golden Globes hosts? A second hosting turn by the female duo, who also are set to return in 2015, resulted in another ratings bump for the awards show last night. In time-adjusted metered-market households, NBC’s three-hour live telecast drew a 14.1 household rating/21 share, up 8% from last year, which was the Globes’ best metered-market result since 2007. Now the Golden Globes hit a seven-year high, logging their best result since the January 15, 2007 telecast (16.0/23). It was the highest rating for the awards show since introducing a host in 2010. Local people meters results indicate a 4% increase in adults 18-49 from last year in the top markets. Like last year, the Golden Globes aired on a night of an NFL overrun. Last year, when the football game aired 7 minutes into the Globes telecast, this year it ended three minutes earlier, at 8:04. It was a strong AFC Divisional Playoff game in which the Denver Broncos held off the San Diego Chargers. It drew a 25.1/42 in the metered markets from 4:45-8 PM, up 5% from last year. The game also lifted CBS’ 60 Minutes (4.2 in 18-49, 17 million) at 8 PM and The Good Wife (1.8, 9.9 million) at 9 PM to season highs in the demo (though there will likely be downward adjustments in the finals, especially for 60 Minutes) and bagged the network a nightly win adults 18-49 and total viewers. At 10 PM, The Mentalist (1.7, 9.4 million) was up a tenth. Read More »

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Golden Globes Film: Leo, Matthew and Jennifer Show Their Stuff, But Will It Be Good Enough To Get Them To The Oscars?

Pete Hammond

So what do the Golden Globes mean for Oscar? Probably nothing. But, boy was it fun.

GoldenGlobes_logo__131127005408-275x166__140108194926-1__140113015020There’s no question the Globes is genuinely a great party; there’s nothing else quite like it. But in this ultra-competitive year, the way they came down Sunday night – spreading the love all over the map — the Globes has done little to clarify an increasingly confusing contest. Best Director presenter Ben Affleck told me he thinks the race will really start to take shape when the guilds start handing out trinkets next weekend, particularly the Producers Guild. I think he’s right. But right now, we have the Globes, so let’s deal with the ramifications:

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press RoomWith major awards distributed to a wide group of movies including three for the night’s big winner, American Hustle, two for Dallas Buyers Club, and one each for Blue Jasmine, The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Great BeautyMandela: Long Walk To FreedomHer, All Is Lost and Frozen, not much can be said about any definitive trend lines from this one. There was a different movie winning Picture (American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave), Director (Gravity) and Screenplay (Her), and that really shows how divided voters are about this year’s impressive lineup of movies. Everyone has a favorite, but there’s no consensus. That was the conclusion I came to in talking to Globe voters over the weekend and it was borne out by the results of their show.

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PHOTOS: 2014 Golden Globes – The Winners

Golden Globes Winners 2014

Co-host Amy Poehler found herself celebrating at Sunday’s Golden Globes when she won a statuette herself between emcee duties; Bryan Cranston wound up double-fisting Breaking Bad‘s two Globes on the night, one for his star turn as the conflicted Walter White. See all of the night’s victors take the winners’ circle backstage, including Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and the makers of American Hustle; Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor – Comedy/Musical, The Wolf of Wall Street), Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor – Drama, Dallas Buyers Club), Cate Blanchett (Best Actress – Drama, Blue Jasmine), Michael Douglas (Best Actor, Miniseries/Made for TV movie Behind the Candelabra), and more: Read More »

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Golden Globes Ceremony: The Good, The Bad, And The Creepy

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 10:12pm PST

LisaColumn__131015210634-275x198Tina Fey and Amy Poehler once again made it look easy to rain down snark on the entertainment industry and get them to like it. “Welcome to the annual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Lee Daniels The Butler’s Golden Globe Awards,” Fey opened — a nod to Warner Bros mockable battle with The Weinstein Company over the right to name a movie The Butler, in which WB insisted it had the right to the title dating back to its 1916 silent comedy short of same name.

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Hosts Tina Fey & Amy PoehlerLike Ricky Gervais, the guy they replaced, Fey and Poehler seemed to suffer from Second-Year Slump, though sartorially things went much better his year for the First Women of Comedy. They’ll “keep doing it until everybody hates it,” they promised — they’ve already been signed for next year.

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Hollywood males got a special skewering this year:

“Matt Damon is here for being in Behind The Candelabra. Any other night in any other room you’d be a big deal. Tonight you’re basically a garbage person.”

Best film nominee Gravity is about “how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die rather than spend another minute with a woman his own age,” Fey said moments later.

“And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio,” Fey snarked as the Wolf Of Wall Street star came out to present an award.

Matthew McConaughey did amazing work this year. He lost 40 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club – or what actresses call Being In A Movie.”

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes Monologue: Video

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 8:29pm PST

Funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the Beverly Hilton to emcee their second Golden Globes. Watch the celeb-roasting monologue that kicked off the night’s awards and weigh in on Fey & Poehler’s sophomore turn hosting this year’s relatively tame booze-a-palooza:

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Golden Globes: Wins By Show & Network

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 8:26pm PST

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GoldenGlobes_logo__131127005408-275x166__140108194926 (1)WINS BY TV SERIES OR PROGRAM
Behind The Candelabra – 2
Breaking Bad – 2
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – 2
Dancing On The Edge – 1
House Of Cards – 1
Parks & Recreation – 1
Ray Donovan – 1
Top Of The Lake – 1

AMC – 2
Fox – 2
HBO – 2
NBC – 1
Netflix – 1
Showtime – 1
Starz – 1
Sundance Channel – 1

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Golden Globes: Wins By Film & Studio

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 8:25pm PST

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GoldenGlobes_logo__131127005408-275x166__140108194926 (1)WINS BY MOTION PICTURE
American Hustle – 3
Dallas Buyers Club – 2
12 Years A Slave – 1
All Is Lost – 1
Blue Jasmine – 1
Frozen – 1
Gravity – 1
Her – 1
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom – 1
The Great Beauty – 1
The Wolf Of Wall Street – 1

Sony Pictures Releasing – 3
Focus Features – 2
Warner Bros. Pictures – 2
Fox Searchlight Pictures – 1
Janus Films – 1
Lionsgate – 1
Paramount Pictures – 1
Roadside Attractions – 1
Sony Pictures Classics – 1
The Weinstein Company – 1
Walt Disney Pictures – 1

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Golden Globes TV: Rookie ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Surprises With Two Wins, Departed ‘Breaking Bad’ Gets Its Due

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Brooklyn Nine-NineTelevision has always taken a back seat to film at the Golden Globes. That was quite literally the case tonight. Many TV winners had to walk a long way to the stage from the back of the room as the tables down were reserved mostly for film stars. But, like Christine Lahti did in 1998 when she was in the bathroom while being called to the stage for her best drama series actress award, it was a TV winner, British actress Jacqueline Bisset, who produced probably the most memorable acceptance moment of the night with her rambling, incoherent, expletive-laden speech.

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In selecting the TV winners, HFPA mostly followed its longtime strategy of recognizing new shows, like Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Breaking BadNetflix’s House Of Cards and Showtime’s Ray Donovan, with one big exception. The Golden Globes did something I can’t remember ever seeing — they gave Breaking Bad its first ever awards for its final season. HFPA, which prides itself in first spotting shows that would go on to become a pop culture phenomenon — like they did with HBO’s Sex And The City and The Sopranos — completely missed the boat with Breaking Bad. They rectified the glaring omission tonight when, in its final shot, the acclaimed AMC drama scored two statuettes, for best drama series and best actor, three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston.

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Amy PoehlerHFPA still kept the tradition of recognizing mostly newcomers as Parks & Recreation was the only returning series besides Breaking Bad to earn a Golden Globe for the ceremony’s co-host Amy Poehler. Leading the rookie parade was Fox’s comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The cop show was a surprise double nominee and became an even more surprising double winner tonight, for best comedy series and best comedy actor, Andy Samberg. (Both Brooklyn and Parks & Rec are produced by Universal TV, making it a clean sweep on the comedy side for the studio.) While not very accommodating to freshman broadcast dramas, which have not scored a best series nomination in seven years, HFPA has given warm welcome to new broadcast comedies. Three years ago, the best comedy series Golden Globe went to another freshman Fox series, Glee. Unlike Glee, which was a breakout hit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been ratings-challenged but HFPA loves underdogs — one of its biggest success stories was helping another struggling first-year Fox comedy, Ally McBeal, turn its ratings fortunes around with a surprise double win for best series and its star, Calista Flockhart. It is shaping up to be a great month for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which also is getting a special airing after the Super Bowl.

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Golden Globes Fashion: Who Wore What

Golden Globe Red Carpet Photos
Monica Corcoran Harel is contributing to Deadline’s Golden Globes coverage.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsYou can tell a lot about a Golden Globes nominee’s fashion poise by how she exits her limo. Not surprisingly, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara — wearing a Zac Posen with a painted on bodice — anxiously adjusted her copious cleavage in the reflection of her car, while Cate Blanchett of Blue Jasmine regally swanned from a backseat in a high-necked, lace Armani Prive gown with nary an adjustment. Wouldn’t it have been fun if the Hollywood Foreign Press Association forced the two to switch dresses?

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But let’s get right down to business. Best dressed at this year’s ceremony? Hands down, Lupita Nyong’o in a vibrant red Ralph Lauren column dress with an architectural cape. The contrast of the sleek, minimal design with the blinding color highlighted her complexion and chiseled beauty. A close second would be Blanchett’s breathtaking confection of delicate lace with a sculpted open back. Black, which can feel so funereal on a red carpet, becomes a light, airy option with a full skirt of frothy tulle and shimmering black Swarovski crystals.

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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsOn their four-inch heels were Olivia Wilde in sequined Gucci maternity wear (reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s Atelier Versace look in 2011), nominee Taylor Swift channeling Grace Kelly in a color blocked cherry and black Carolina Herrera and Naomi Watts in a molten silver Tom Ford with a gold crystal collar and sultry cut-outs. Amy Adams’ Valentino get up — replete with a capelet in a ’70s palette of rust, red and clementine — had a bold, retro coked up feel that felt right in step with American Hustle and flattered her slight upper frame.

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On to the plus-size ladies — a genre that better mirrors us mortal viewers. Plus, it’s always refreshing to see an actress on the red carpet who weighs more than a wet Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Lena Dunham of Girls highlighted her curves expertly in a clingy, citron-yellow Zac Posen, while Melissa McCarthy outlined her silhouette in a black gown bisected with silver edging that looked a bit like a crop circle of paper clips. (Her 2012 Marina Rinaldi dress still stands out as a favorite because she accentuated her shape with an empire waist.) Read More »

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UPDATE: Golden Globes: E!’s Idea Of A Michael J. Fox Fun Fact

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 7:15pm PST

E FoxUPDATE, 7:15 PM: E! has responded to the Michael J. Fox graphic it put up during the Golden Globes preshow: “We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline live stream.  We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.”

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Golden Globes: The Deadline Film Team’s Live Blog

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 4:58pm PST


Deadline’s Dominic Patten contributed to this report

GoldenGlobes_logo__131127005408-275x166__140108194926 (1)How many Deadline Hollywood staffers does it take to live blog the Golden Globes? Well, it used to be one, but this year it will be two. It won’t be the same razor sharp trademark snark, but hopefully we will have fun just the same with Mike Fleming Jr and Anita Busch providing some color commentary.

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The 71st Golden Globes take place this year on NBC, yet again, under a legal cloud as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producer Dick Clark Productions are forced to work together while behind the scenes they are fist to cuffs as the lawsuit over who owns the lucrative TV rights for one of broadcast’s biggest nights is still in appeal and the digital and pre-show rights are still unresolved. Last year, the telecast drew 19.7 million viewers, up 17% from a year earlier, thanks, in part to co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who return again this year for the gala inside the Beverly Hilton. They are contracted for 2015′s show as well. This year there are a number of firsts — a new HFPA president, photojournalist Theo Kingma presides; in the motion categories there are 16 contenders who have never been nominated before, including two actors from 12 Years A Slave which (along with American Hustle) led the nominations this year with seven each. One of those never given a nom is, surprisingly, Matthew McConaughey, who is a first-timer for Dallas Buyers Club. This year also sees Meryl Streep — one of the most if not the most Golden Globe nominated actresses, with 28 noms and 8 wins — up against actresses who have never won for a motion picture and Bruce Dern, not nominated for an acting Globe since 1979 (Coming Home). Woody Allen will be given the Cecil B. DeMille Award but will not be on hand. The 79-year-old Allen has only attended one awards show in his career, in 2002 at the Oscars, after 9/11.

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Golden Globes candid shotFLEMING: The Golden Globes have largely been relevant primarily because of its proximity to Oscar season. You know the jokes, that this is the day you can’t find a waiter because they are all here to see if their votes lead to winners. The Globes have really become an important pseudo event in the past several years after Ricky Gervais hosted and ripped the proceedings to shreds. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were more politically correct. This year all the hard work has been done for them because there is a level of negativity in the air that gives them plenty to talk about. There has been plenty of debate about The Wolf Of Wall Street, mostly regarding the character or lack of it of Jordan Belfort; there was 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen, getting heckled so badly by one douchebag critic at the New York Film Critics Circle that the group had to apologize; Lena Dunham bristling about a rude reporter questioning why she doesn’t wear clothes much on HBO’s Girls. A New York Post critic hammered Philomena as a Catholic bashing exercise that the real subject of the film was moved to respond. Even Meryl Streep–who sometimes doesn’t even show up for these things–slagging Walt Disney as a woman hater and anti-Semite as she extolled the virtues of the film’s star and her Oscar competitor Emma Thompson. What a perfect backdrop to have a bit of fun during this pseudo-awards show, one that got off to a flying start with a sewage leak on the red carpet.

BUSCH: The Golden Globes, traditionally is the one awards show were nominees can drink heavily and then get up on stage and are bound to say anything. It’s one of the more fun awards show for talent to attend. Studio marketing executives salivate for the awards and then dread tomorrow morning when they are up at the crack of dawn cutting new TV spots and devising new marketing strategies to capitalize on the wins their pics receive. The Golden Globules (as many of us have called them) are voted upon by a small group of ‘journalists” who sometimes moonlight as real estate agents or taxi drivers. (Not kidding about the real estate agents and wouldn’t be surprised about taxi drivers). As far as goes and the character or lack thereof of Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street), I think his prison sentence speaks for itself, don’t you, Mike?

Tina Fey Amy Poehler GlobesBUSCH: What’s with the 80′s intro music and the Match Game show back drop? Bobby and Bobby and Bobby and Danny … uh, Uma Oprah … Yeah, “explosion at the wig factory” is right for American Hustle. Good bit between Julia Louise-Dreyfus and Reese Witherspoon. “The tiniest man with the biggest glasses” … “George Clooney would rather float away and die than spending time with a woman his own age” … good bits.

FLEMING: Tina and Amy have already exceeded the good joke quota that it took Seth MacFarlane five hours to achieve in last year’s Oscars. Wait, why are they not hosting the Oscars?

BUSCH: Agreed. They even were able to find a joke with 12 Years a Slave. “I will never think of slavery the same way again.”

FLEMING: Was Sandra Bullock’s dress made by UnderArmour?

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence of Sony’s American Hustle

BUSCH: Jennifer Lawrence just did her best Taylor Swift surprise face. Not a surprise.

Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries/TV movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Starz’s Dancing on the Edge

FLEMING: They gave Jacqueline Bisset the Bob Uecker seats and she is so tired from walking that she is crying.

BUSCH: Catch your breath, Jacqueline. This award means nothing. Really. Thank God, the walk off music.

FLEMING: Bisset is channeling her inner Melissa Leo. Yikes.

DEADLINE TEAM: The censors missed Bisset’s sh*t comment. They bleeped it too early.

FLEMING: Overheard in the booth: Fuck, we missed that shit comment! How much is that going to cost?

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FLEMING: Prediction: Mark Ruffalo will be back next year for Can A Song Save Your Life? Just saying…

Best Miniseries or TV movie: HBO’s Behind The Candelabra

FLEMING: Worth noting that this was originally meant to be a feature film. Steven Soderbergh smartly moved it to the small screen and HBO. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon killed it, and it is another big quality score for TV over film, and Soderbergh is now making a series for Cinemax. Any wonder movies are not that good?

Best Actress – Miniseries/TV movie: Elisabeth Moss, Sundance Channel’s Top Of The Lake

FLEMING: Somebody get those TV nominees Google Maps! Just saw The Edge, or was that Mike “Wool Hat” Nesmith?

BUSCH: It’s become a sh*t show. At least they caught that one. Someone give that woman a blood transfusion. She looks more like a character from Twilight than an ex-member of The West Wing.

FLEMING: We just got a text of Jackie Bisset’s acceptance speech, and the Enigma code was easier to comprehend.

DEADLINE TEAM: The Hollywood Foreign Press Club names … Are those really names of the members? Only Theo knows.

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BUSCH: Margot Robbie and Jonah Hill looked for a moment like they were going to have a Michael Bay moment. Oh no, The Wolf of Wall Street, the most ridiculously over the top movie of the year. Someone should have said no to Scorsese or at least get him into therapy.

FLEMING: Is  Paula Patton channeling Robert Blake and Baretta with a cockatoo on her shoulder, or is that the dress?

BUSCH: Paula Patton takes flight.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press RoomBest Actor – TV Series Drama: Bryan Cranston, AMC’s Breaking Bad

Best TV Series – Drama: AMC’s Breaking Bad

BUSCH: Cranston barely got off stage before Breaking Bad won another one. Looks like the curse is truly broken. They didn’t even try to censor him on ‘bitch.’ No sh*t. Read More »

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OOPS: Expletive Makes It On The Air In NBC’s Golden Globes Telecast: Video

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 4:57pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jacqueline Bisset GlobesNBC‘s censors watching the live feed from the 71st Golden Globe Awards had quick fingers tonight, maybe too quick. Viewers were surprised when the bizarre, rambling speech of the night’s second winner, Jacqueline Bisset of Starz‘s Dancing On The Edge, was silenced after the orchestra began playing her off. It seemed like her mike NBC_logohad been cut off over time limit until it went back live to a loud and clear “sh*t.” It was part of the line, “I want to thank the people who have given me joy, and there have been many, and the people  who have given me sh*t.” But instead of muting the last word, the sensors silenced the phrase just before it, “and the people who have given me.” The slip likely will bring back the ghost of the “fleeting expletives” case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Check out the clip:

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It stemmed from complaints about profanities making their ways to the live broadcasts of several awards shows, including Bono saying “This is really, really, f**king brilliant”in his acceptance speech at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards. Coincidentally, Bono was again a winner tonight for best original song, U2′s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, but kept his remarks clean (and deeply emotional). Read More »

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Backstage At The Golden Globes

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 4:57pm PST

Anna Lisa Raya, Diane Haithman and Anthony D’Alessandro are contributing to Deadline’s Golden Globes coverage.

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12yearsaslaveIs 12 Years A Slave’s Golden Globe for best drama the precursor to an Oscar win? Backstage, director Steve McQueen tersely deflected the question. “I’m just overjoyed with this right now, thank you very much,” McQueen said. McQueen did acknowledge that he is happy that the public has embraced the film and is showing an interest in “that particular time in history.” Added star Chewitel Ejiofor: “[The role] had a huge impact on me and on my life…my hope is that it has a wider impact on people going forward.”

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David O.71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room Russell wanted to clear up some misinterpretations about his work, that he’s a director anchored to drama and that he improvs excessively with his actors. “(Stanley) Kubrick would have something to say about (improvising too much),” said the director and co-writer, “You can’t make a complicated film like this without writing every scene and making sure it has a structure. It’s a collaborative process” One of the bits that was left on the cutting floor, which O. Russell hopes to put on the DVD is a scene where Christian Bale’s character Irving Rosenfeld attempts to raise legitimate financing out of guilt for Mayor Carmine Polito’s projects. “They are some really wonderful scenes, it’s an embarrasment of riches with actors like this,” said Russell who GoldenGlobes_logo__131127005408-275x166__140108194926 (1)received a congratulatory peck on the cheek from fellow producers Charles Roven and Megan Ellison. Fielding a query about American Hustle initially being submitted for drama and then switched to comedy in its Globes campaign, Russell retorted, “My first movie (Spanking The Monkey) was an intense movie and it was always filed in the comedy section. I implicitly find humans both heartbreaking and funny, and I’m happy if my films are couched either way.” But what’s unforgettable in Russell’s filmography are those pungent, female personalities, from Ben Stiller’s mother in Flirting With Disaster (played by Lily Tomlin) to both dangerous dames Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams in American Hustle. Russell says it’s all due to mom. “My mother was a powerful person, an Italian-American, God rest her soul. I realized that The Fighter was based on my mother. Women make for very powerful movies.” Read More »

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