“I come to Golden Globes weekend and I am conflicted how to have my happy movie self in the face of everything I’m aware of in the real world, and that’s when I have my mother’s voice coming to me: Partners in Health, shoot some money to Partners In Health, put the dress on, put on a smile and be damn grateful you have the dollars to help.”
– Meryl Streep accepting the Globe for Best Actress, Comedy
I should hope so. I am holding out for one of our “SA-related” films to pick up a statue or two at this year’s Academy Awards. The nominations are only out on the 2nd of February, but a girl can hope. We need to take the buzz to the next level. Losing out on the Golden Globes should not dash the hopes for Oscar glory, though it is going to be tough.
As you can see, South Africa’s Neill Blomkamp lost out on winning Best Screenplay (together with partner Terri Tatchell) to ‘Up in the Air’, and the Invictus stars were nudged out by the likes of Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor), Jeff Bridges (Best Actor), and James Cameron (Best Director). Waltz was absolutely superb in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and talk of his winning awards was already being touted around at the Cannes Film Festival last year, where the film debuted. Incidentally, he also won Best Performance by an Actor at the end of the fest too.