Golden Globes: Fox’s ‘Revenant,’ ‘Martian’ and ‘Joy’ Dominate — But Oscar’s Still Up for Grabs (Analysis)
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
It’s hard to know what to make of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The Revenant for best picture and Alejandro G. Inarritu for best director? Joy‘s Jennifer Lawrence for best actress (musical/comedy)? Steve Jobs‘ Kate Winslet for best supporting actress? Steve Jobs for best screenplay? And nothing — not a single award — for Carol (which landed more Golden Globes noms than any other film), Spotlight (which was the Oscar frontrunner coming into the night),Mad Max: Fury Road (which could win more Oscar noms than any film) or The Big Short (which some thought was posed to become the new Oscar frontrunner), among other top Oscar hopefuls?
The reality is that those of us who have our eyes on the big prize, the Oscar, shouldn’t dwell on them much at all. Why? Because the HFPA is composed of just 82 people, all LA-based journalists for foreign outlets, whereas the Academy is composed of some 6,200 people, all of whom are associated with the production of movies; only one person, actress-turned-journalist Lisa Lu, belongs to both groups.