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December 13, 2012
Kenny Sayz, Nikki Finke is Correct about the Golden Globes
— Posted by Kenny Miles
The Golden Globes nominations were announced today. The standard year end best movies of 2012 made the list from “Argo” to “Zero Dark Thirty.” Instead of listing the nominees, I’m going at address an issue that the fearless and brave Nikki Finke of Deadline.com brings up. Here is a portion from her blog post this morning regarding the Globes:
Oh, it gets better…
Nikki Finke brings up an excellent point. Remember when the Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie ‘comedy’ “The Tourist” received multiple nods? All the speculation seemed obvious at that point. This is an awards show that shouldn’t be taken seriously. I try not to watch them!
This years only eye sore isn’t too bad: ”Salmon Fishing in The Yemen” was nominated for three Globes: Best Actor and Best Actress in a Comedy (McGregor and Blunt) and Best Comedy. I didn’t hate it but its VERY far from being ranked as 2012′s best. It did have an unintentional hysterical moment: a fly fisher’s rod is used to thwart an attempted assassination by knocking the gun out of the terrorist’s hand. In that case, this movie is comic genius. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the intention of the filmmaker!
I will go out of my way to not mention the Globes this Awards Season, but they provide clarity for this time of year especially if all the movies begin to align. It’s hard to avoid them, but I will try my best. Too big to ignore? Not necessarily. Too scandalous to be taken seriously? Absolutely!
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Covering various aspects of the movie industry including specialty genre films, limited release, independent, foreign language, documentary features, and THE much infamous 'awards season,' Kenny Miles loves to talk about whats overlooked in Hollywood as well as what people are talking about in the Entertainment Industry. Also, he likes to offer his opinion on the business of film, marketing strategy, and branding. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he is a pollster for the market research company CinemaScore and a sales/events coordinator. You can follow me on Twitter @kmiles723.
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