Palm Springs Film Fest: ‘Carol’ Star Rooney Mara Set to Pick Up Another Honor

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Celebrities react to Golden Globe nominations.

If the Golden Globe Awards really are a precursor to the Academy Awards, there are some very nervous producers in Hollywood today. In the latest sign of their lack of critical love and viewer sizzle, commercial broadcasters ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC together scored a paltry nine nods (though three more than last year), while streaming service Netflix boosted its total from last year’s seven to singlehandedly claim the lead with nine nominations distributed across six series (“Narcos,” ”Orange Is the New Black,” ”Grace and Frankie,” ”Bloodline,” ”House of Cards” and “Master of None”) plus its original film, “Beast of No Nation.” With its two nominations, tiny broadcast outlet CW beat CBS’ single mention (for supporting dramatic actor Alan Cumming in “The Good Wife”) as well as NBC (which will air the Globes awardscast on Jan. 10, but was completely snubbed on Thursday by the Globes).— “I generally frown upon being slapped and awakened by my wife screaming at me at 5:30 in the morning, but when she’s ecstatic I make an exception.” — Will Smith on how he discovered his nomination for best actor in a drama film for “Concussion.” — “Today, two fantastic things happened: My work on ‘Jane the Virgin’ was recognized and celebrated by some of my favorite people for a second year, and my student loans from the university that taught me to act were paid off.” — “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez on her nod for best actress in a TV comedy. — “I think any ceremony that has Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy at it is immediately worth attending.LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for playing by its own mysterious rules, and this year’s Golden Globe nominations proved no exception. The film — starring Blanchett as a housewife who falls for a store clerk played by Rooney Mara — earned five nominations, including for best motion picture drama and for its two star actresses.

CW’s “Jane the Virgin” leading lady Gina Rodriguez — last year’s winner — and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom are pitted against each other in the musical or comedy actress category. Notable snubs and surprises: Depp was part of one of the Golden Globes’ most flagrant celebrity-lusting episodes when he and Angelina Jolie-Pitt were nominated for the abominable “The Tourist.” So it’s more than a little shocking that HFPA wouldn’t jump at the chance to send a nomination Depp’s way for portraying Whitey Bulger in “Black Mass” — a performance that’s actually getting praised.

Blanchett, already a double Oscar winner, is being considered an Academy award front-runner in the best actress category for her performance in the Todd Haynes-directed film, which is based on the best-selling novel “The Price of Salt”. Financial crisis film The Big Short, revenge thriller The Revenant and biopic Steve Jobs followed close behind with four nominations each for the Globes, which will be handed out in Beverly Hills on January 10. While it was a crowded year in the drama category (which might explain why The Martian was shoehorned into the “Musical or Comedy” field), there were several notable missing titles in the film category: Straight Outta Compton – Universal’s biopic of N.W.A. was a critical success that resonated with audiences, but didn’t strike a chord with the HFPA.

Nominees over the past few years have included “Her” and “My Week with Marilyn” — films with comedic moments, sure, but certainly not traditional comedies. Bridge of Spies – Headed by Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg, both of whom were also left off the nominee list, all this Cold War drama managed to get was a supporting actor nomination for Mark Rylance. Timothy Gray, awards editor at industry magazine Variety, said the nominations reflected the cross-section of films in the running for this year’s prizes. “There is a wide range here when you’ve got Carol, which is this 1952 romance, or a film like Brooklyn, and then you’ve got Mad Max and The Martian which are big spectacles,” he told AFP. “That’s a good mix in there.” “The Golden Globes are encompassing a lot of what’s going on in film.” The Globes nominations were announced a day after the Screen Actors Guild award contenders.

Brooklyn – This period piece, which looks at the struggles of immigrants, is on many critics’ “Best of 2015” list, but it failed to turn the HFPA’s head. But Starz, which had two nominations last year, enjoyed a happy uptick to six, spread across its series “Flesh & Bone,” ”Blunt Talk” and time-travel romance “Outlander,” which got three nominations, including best drama, best actress (Caitriona Balfe) and best supporting actor (Tobias Menzies). Fox, shut out last year, landed four nominations thanks to two for “Empire,” plus Rob Lowe in the comedy actor category on its freshman “The Grinder” and Jamie Lee Curtis in its new horror-comedy “Scream Queens.” The most nominations for any show was three, scored by USA’s quirky thriller “Mr.

While she was a likely nominee for her role as the wife of transgender artist Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl,” it was quite a surprise to also see her recognized for her supporting performance in Alex Garland’s elegant thriller “Ex Machina,” where she plays the beguiling Artificial Intelligence creation Ava. FX’s “The Americans,” which seems to singularly suffer the role of best stealth drama (having been ignored for nearly every award in its three seasons, other than the prestigious Peabody), maintained that status by escaping Globes notice again this year. Critics are predicting that DiCaprio will finally take home his first Oscar for his role in the latter, an American biographical epic set in the 1800s and inspired by legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass. Showtime’s “Homeland” also suffered neglect, while its splendid drama, “The Affair,” was cited only with a supporting dramatic actress nod for Maura Tierney. (kes)(+)

Similarly, none of the cast of Spotlight, a Best Drama nominee in film that starred Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and John Slattery, was nominated.

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