‘Nomadland’ gained the Golden Globe, nevertheless it’s not an Oscar certain factor

Now we all know for certain who’s gonna win the Oscar for Finest Image, proper? The mist of obscurity has lastly lifted, proper? Place yer bets, proper? Sorry, guys, it’s not that clear-cut.

Though the overpraised “Nomadland” gained the 2021 Golden Globe for greatest dramatic movie Sunday evening, historical past tells us that director Chloé Zhao’s movie will not be a certain factor for the Finest Image Oscar on April 25. 

Take a look at the latest winners of the identical illustrious prize: “1917,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri,” and “The Revenant.” None went on to win the Academy Award for Finest Image. 

In the meantime, simply two Golden Globe greatest comedy or musical victors have taken the highest Oscar previously decade: “Inexperienced Guide” and “The Artist.” So, the chances aren’t the best, even when the movie starring Frances McDormand has lengthy been seen as a juggernaut because it premiered on the Venice and Toronto Movie Festivals. Different voters are beginning to get uninterested in it.

Whereas I’ll give this loony bunch of worldwide reporters some credit score for maturing in who they’ve nominated the previous couple of years — regardless of some moronic omissions — the 90-strong group nonetheless will not be an correct illustration of the practically 9,000 members of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. The Oscars are voted on by actual actors, administrators, screenwriters and producers.

Who can actually belief a drunk Italian journalist?

Whereas “Nomadland” was a superbly good selection for the highest prize Sunday, the mysterious group nonetheless had its justifiable share of loco picks.

One of many worst examples: Giving an award to Rosamund Pike for the dismal “I Care a Lot” — which is not going to get a single Oscar nod — as an alternative of the revelatory Maria Bakalova from “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” No one predicted that. As Borat would say, “Not very good.”

One other out-of-left-field selection was Andra Day, as Billie Vacation in “The USA vs. Billie Vacation,” for greatest dramatic actress. She’s terrific, however the newcomer gained’t go on to win an Oscar over veterans resembling Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Backside“) or McDormand (“Nomadland”).

In the meantime, Jodie Foster gained for “The Mauritanian,” which few folks have seen, over Amanda Seyfried for “Mank” or Olivia Colman for “The Father.” 

On the TV facet, the Globes virtually went full Brit: “The Crown” gained greatest dramatic TV collection, in addition to appearing awards for Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson.

For the small-screen comedies, “Schitt’s Creek” was nonetheless the darling, taking residence statues for greatest comedy TV collection and actress (Catherine O’Hara).

The perfect choice the Globes made, movie-wise, was awarding the great late actor Chadwick Boseman for his work in Netflix’s adaptation of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.” It’s an unforgettable efficiency. Inform your boss you’re overstretched, and watch it at the moment.

The second greatest choice the Globes made all evening was not awarding Kate Hudson with the very best actress – comedy or musical award for her position within the offensive “Music.” One very upset individual took challenge with my well-documented opinion on this challenge.

“Okay, lady,” an Instagram consumer commented on a photograph of Hudson. “What did you do to the New York Submit author Johnny Oleksinski?? Did you break his coronary heart or one thing?? I hope you get the globe!!” 

Readers, I guarantee you: I’d by no means be mad that Kate stood me up at Momofuku on our first date. I’m a really critical journalist. I’m not bitter in any respect.