HFPA MEET THE STARS AT SUNDANCE

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Nicole at Sundance

A dozen HFPA members braved the snow and ice of Park City to watch movies, talk to filmmakers and meet the stars at the Sundance Film Festival.

This year 123 feature films were screened out of 4,105 that applied and among those watched by members were Strangerland which stars Nicole Kidman; Stockholm, Pennsylvania, starring Cynthia Nixon and Jason Isaacs; True Story with James Franco and the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Lord, who produced the animated Shaun the Sheep, all stopped by to talk with members about their movies and the HFPA joined with the Hollywood Reporter to host a Next Generation party at Park City Live on Main Street

Guests included Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Brie Larson, Tye Sheridan, Thomas Mann, Avan Jogia, Bel Powley, Gail Bean, Olivia Cooke, RJ Mitte and Tony Revolori,

GOLDEN GLOBES—-THE BEST EVER?

It may well go down in Hollywood history as the best awards show ever.

Laden with stars, surprises, laughter  some poignant moments too, the 72nd Golden Globes was a celebration to remember.

From Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s hilarious opening to their closing goodbyes, the evening was packed with highlights.

HFPA President Theo Kingma

HFPA President Theo Kingma

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma received a standing ovation when he referred to recent events by saying: “As international journalists we understand the importance of freedom of artistic expression as not only an integral part of the American fabric but a beacon that is reflected across the globe from North Korea to Paris. We must stand united.”

George Clooney with the wife Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney with the wife Amal Alamuddin | Photo by Armando Gallo

The first presenters of the evening were Jennifer Aniston and Benedict Cumberbatch who announced the nominees for the first award of the evening— best supporting actor—– and presented it to J.K Simmons for his role in Whiplash.

From then on it was a virtual parade of stars, stars and more stars.

Don Cheadle and Julianne Margulies introduced this year’s Cecil B DeMille award winner George Clooney whose career was highlighted in a series of film clips.

More than 200 stars were among the 1,500 guests in the hotel ballroom for the three-hour show, and because the show features a sit-down meal the evening had an intimate, old-Hollywood vibe where stars table-hopped, met old friends, whispered in each other’s ears and some drank too much.

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Whiterspoon | Photo by Armando Gallo

And when the show was over everyone headed off to do the rounds of the SIX parties hosted by the TV and movie studios in various parts of the hotel to eat, drink and dance some more.

 

STARS ROCK THE GLOBES RED CARPET

The 72nd Golden Globe awards got off to a rollicking start as some of the world’s biggest stars packed the red carpet, waving to fans in the bleachers and posing for photographers and TV cameras as they took their time to savour the fun at the beginning of Hollywood’s biggest and best party.

Rain which had threatened to swamp the red carpet and led to the tenting of the arrivals area where the limos drop off their passengers, cleared up just in time for the stars to linger and chat as they made their way under the hotel canopy where they were greeted with champagne flutes.

Inside, a popular gathering spot before the show was the International Terrace adjoining the ballroom, where two open bars served guests along with a Petrossian caviar stand, a Godiva chocolate display and a Moet et Chandon bar serving specialty cocktails.

READY TO ROLL!

In the video Greer gives us a runthrough of events during the build-up to Sunday.


It’s red carpet time at the Beverly Hilton Hotel as preparations for Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony pick up speed in readiness for the big day.

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HFPA president Theo Kingma and Miss Golden Globe Greer Grammer rolling out the red carpet

HFPA president Theo Kingma was joined by Miss Golden Globe Greer Grammer and the show’s producer Barry Adelman in rolling out the red carpet which will line the walkway for the dozens of stars who will be at the show. Fans in bleachers, photographers and TV shows from around the world will be lining both sides of the carpet as the guests make their way into the hotel ballroom.

For the third year running the show will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and Ricky Gervais, who also hosted the show in three previous years, will be on hand, this time as a nominee for his TV show Derek.

“We don’t put any restrictions on anybody so anything can happens,” says producer Barry Adelman.

“I’m so excited,” said Greer, the daughter of Kelsey Grammer, who will be walking the red carpet for the first but certainly not the last time. “I’m nervous and scared but so looking forward to it.  It will be wonderful to be on stage with Tina and Amy and to see George Clooney…..everything about it will make it a very special evening.”

 

A LINE-UP OF STARS

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Amy Adams….a nominee

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma and his team have assembled a star-studded line-up of former Golden Globe winners and nominees to present the awards at this year’s ceremony on Sunday.

So far they include Amy Adams (Golden Globe Award winner; Five-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy),  Adrien Brody (Golden Globe Award nominee), Robert Downey, Jr. (Three-time Golden Globe Award winner; Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais (Golden Globe Award winner; Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek (Golden Globe nominee), Kate Hudson (Golden Globe Award winner), Gwyneth Paltrow (Golden Globe Award winner), Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Kristen Wiig (Golden Globe Award nominee), Owen Wilson (Golden Globe Award nominee), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee).ricky

 

  The list goes on:

Jennifer Aniston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama) Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth (Golden Globe Award winner), Jane Fonda (Seven-time Golden Globe Award winner; Seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee), HarrisActress in a Motion Picture), Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington (Golden Globe Award nominee)on Ford (2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl (Two- time Golden Globe Award nominee), Dakota Johnson (Miss Golden Globe 2006), Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez (Golden Globe Award nominee), Matthew McConaughey (Golden Globe Award winner; 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television), Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o (Golden Globe Award nominee), Jeremy Renner (Golden Globe Award nominee), Meryl Streep (Eight-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Twenty-nine time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress).

AND ON……

Jack Black (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Don Cheadle (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Benedict Cumberbatch (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama), David Duchovny (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Six-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Colin Farrell (Golden Globe Award winner), Katie Holmes, Jared Leto (Golden Globe Award winner), Julianna Margulies, who will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney (Golden Globe Award winner, and Eleven-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama), Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller (Golden Globe Award nominee), Clive Owen (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama), Paul Rudd, Naomi Watts (Golden Globe Award nominee) and Oprah Winfrey (Golden Globe Award nominee),

 The show,  hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row,  will air on Sunday LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The telecast will be seen in more than 190 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

 

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