Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
The film Zero Dark Thirty has yet to come out and has caused a lot of controversy already. Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn from The Daily Beast discuss the several debates circling the movie with Soledad.
The main argument surrounding the film is should it be considered a docu-drama or a work of fiction? It was reportedly based on a real CIA account. But with so many questions unanswered about what really happened when Osama bin laden was killed, critics pick apart every part of the film. Scenes depicting extended torture and having the story focused around a female have people believing the film has added more intensity and market value to sell tickets.
Nominated for four Golden Globes, the film will be released on December 19, 2012.
Awards season is just starting up in Hollywood. Nichelle Turner joins Soledad with the 70th Annual Golden Globe nominations that were just announced this morning.
Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty were all nominated for Best motion Picture Drama, as were their directors. On the comedy side, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Silver Linings Playbook took the honors.
Not many surprises for the best picture choices, but a few in the Actor category. Richard Gere nabbed a nomination for his work in Arbitrage and, after bad-mouthing awards and criticizing their merit, Joaquin Phoenix earned a nomination for his work in The Master.
The most evident snubs from the awards are Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of the legendary director in Hitchcock and Keira Knightly as tragic lover Anna Karenina.
The biggest award for the evening named after its first recipient and famed director, Cecil B. Demille will be given to Jodie Foster. Foster began her career as a child and starred in Taxi Driver, Silence of the Lambs, and Nell. She has been nominated seven times before, winning twice.
Hosted by nominees themselves Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, both nominated in Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series. They are taking over for Ricky Gervais, who hosted 2010, 2011, and 2012.