‘La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Rule The Golden Globes

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Award show season is here so you better make room on your DVR if you won’t be around Sunday night. But let’s be real… why would you EVER want to miss the Golden Globes? First of all, Jimmy Fallon is hosting which is enough reason to clear your entire schedule.

I was already hooked on watching. Personally, award shows ignite something in my soul like nothing else. In the case of the Golden Globes, it’s the celebration of films and television, the celebrities coming together, a fantastic host, and THE RED CARPET. Rest in fabulous peace Joan Rivers, one of my very favorite parts of any show is seeing the beautiful ensembles and the tragic ones. The Fashion Police the Monday after the shows will never be quite the same without Joan but her daughter Melissa fills her mother’s shoes quite gracefully. HFPA presents Golden Globes Red Carpet Live on Twitter on January 8th at 6pm EST or 3pm PST, you do not want to miss it.

2016 had a plethora of groundbreaking films but I think the only two that are going to make a splash at the 2017 Golden Globes are La La Land and Hacksaw Ridge. La La Land is up for 7 Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director in Motion Picture (Damien Chazelle), Best Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), and Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. The stars of La La Land, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have both been nominated for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Ringing in La La Land at SEVEN NOMINATIONS. The reviews speak for themselves, Variety called it a masterpiece and Vulture says you want to literally sing its praises. I don’t know if they’ll take home all seven awards, but I’ll be surprised if La La Land doesn’t win in at least three categories.

Hacksaw Ridge only is up for 3 Golden Globes; Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson). La La Land may have brought in more nominations but I have faith that Hacksaw Ridge will do very well in the end. For anyone who saw Hacksaw Ridge, I don’t have to tell you what a tremendous impact it has on anyone who watches. It’s one of those based on a true story movies that has you completely consumed from the first minutes. It literally will make you laugh and then cry. I hate war movies. Seriously despise the gore, loss, the ultimate grey sadness that seeps its way into every war movie. I completely tuned it out as a movie I would never see. I’m glad I was convinced to go see it in theaters because it was entirely phenomenal. If you haven’t seen either of these critically acclaimed movies, do your homework and watch them before Sunday’s Golden Globes.

If Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land don’t dominate the Golden Globes on Sunday then I know NOTHING. Even though super hero movies are a Hollywood bestseller, Deadpool won’t know what hit ’em when La La Land takes the stage. Plus, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield may be exes but they still love and support each other in their new films. It doesn’t get any more perfectly Hollywood than that.

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