Monday, December 12, 2022

December 12 - Nominations Golden Globes (Updated)

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced.

Baz Luhrmann's 'ELVIS' biopic has been nominated in three categories; Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director – Motion Picture. 

The award ceremony will take place on January 10, 2023. 

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Elvis (Warner Bros)

Competing with: 

Avatar: The Way Of Water (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures)

Tár (Focus Features)

Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)


Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

Austin Butler - Elvis

Competing with: 

Brendan Fraser - The Whale

Hugh Jackman - The Son

Bill Nighy - Living

Jeremy Pope - The Inspection


Best Director – Motion Picture

Baz Luhrmann - Elvis

Competing with: 

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All At Once

James Cameron - Avatar: The Way Of Water

Martin Mcdonagh - The Banshees Of Inisherin

Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans

Photo books

Author "Kymani Fountain" published the 24-page Elvis Presley photo book 'Beautiful And Iconic Photos Collection Of The Famous Singer for Special Day'. The same book is also available with 4 other covers, supposedly written by "Tea Delarosa", "Clyde Colley", "Madelaine Mckenzie" and "Ane Kit". 

Note: buyer beware!

Doja Cat's song for 'ELVIS' deemed ineligible for the Oscars

Members of the Academy's music branch are stepping on Doja Cat's blue suede shoes. 'Vegas', co-written by the rapper for the 'ELVIS' biopic, has been deemed ineligible for the 2023 Academy Awards.

The original score for Tár, one of the most buzzed about films of the year, has also been disqualified as the eligibility list was made available to Academy members. The disqualifications, first reported by Variety, affirm previous speculation about the fate of the two tracks at next year's ceremony.

'Vegas' is an interpolation of the Big Mama Thornton / Elvis Presley classic 'Hound Dog', dooming it for Oscars consideration. The key lyric "You ain't nothing but a..." is sprinkled throughout, and the Oscars guidelines dictate that words and music must be "original and written specifically for the motion picture".

The hit song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October, marking the rapper's sixth Hot 100 top 10.

As for the 'Tár' score by Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, ineligibility stems from the insufficient amount of original, clearly audible music, going against guidelines. To be eligible, the scores must not be "diluted by the use of pre-existing music." Much of the audible music consists of symphonies and classic musical excerpts that diluted the score.


Happy 90th birthday to Steve Binder, the man who saved Elvis' career in 1968 and gave him some credibility back.


(Source: Golden Globes / Amazon / Variety / Entertainment Weekly)