US Golden Globe Awards provide golden showcase for Asians

Carla Harmon
January 4, 2019

But there will be one noticeable A-list absentee. However, for Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the Golden Globes might go in a different direction this year. "I don't think it's shallow to [number one] have fun and [number two] be honestly celebratory", adding that she is "not interested in [mentioning President Trump] at all".

The Golden Globes air Sunday at 8/7c on NBC. "That changes things. Just speaking for my own community, people cried a lot in ['Crazy Rich Asians"], and it's not only because it's a great story and a classic romantic comedy - it is because seeing yourself reflected on screen is really emotional when you don't even know that you're carrying so much grief [over] never being seen".

While last year's event was dominated by conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement, this year's promises to focus on inclusion, with the most diverse selection of films to date. The news comes from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which founded the awards ceremony in 1944. The $200 million-grossing A Star Is Born landed the same nominations, while the vibrant rom-com Crazy Rich Asians was nominated for best ensemble at the SAG Awards and Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) at the Golden Globes.

As of yesterday, Los Angeles residents, business owners, and Lady Gaga fans can look up to the sky and see stars.

Despite being musicals, both "A Star is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will compete in the more prestigious best movie drama category. The dark comedy The Favourite, which counts Irish company Element Pictures among its producers, is nominated for five awards.

The lineup of presenters will also feature Dick Van Dyke, Felicity Huffman, Gary Oldman, Idris Elba, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jessica Chastain. This year will see Jeff Bridges taking the stage to mark six decades on screen.

For the fourth year in a row, Irish actress Caitriona Balfe is nominated as Best Actress - Drama for her role in the television series Outlander.

Actor Bradley Cooper accepts the the 32nd American Cinematheque Award during a ceremony to honor him in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., November 29, 2018.

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