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With most major releases indefinitely delayed, film festivals postponed, and studios dropping their theatrical releases on digital left and right due to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, awards season is going to look very different by the time it rolls around in the fall. And no, it won’t be Bloodshot and Sonic the Hedgehog gunning for best picture, as many online have joked.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is making significant changes to its long-standing rules for the Golden Globes awards eligibility that expands the formats where an eligible film can be first released, including subscription streaming services, subscription cable channels, and broadcast TV. With these changes to the Golden Globes eligibility rules, other awards bodies like the Academy Awards, will likely soon follow.
Deadline reports that the HFPA announced that it would be altering its rules for Golden Globe motion picture eligibility and screenings for this year, which would — for the first time in history — open up the films eligible for the top best picture prizes drama and musical/comedy to those that were first released on streaming services, cable, and broadcast TV. However, producers and studios must still prove they had a “bona fide theatrical release planned to begin in Los Angeles during the period from March 15 to April 30 2020.”
This is a change that would likely have come at some point anyway, with the rise of streaming platforms who have become awards heavy-hitters like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu, but has been expedited by the coronavirus epidemic, which has forced the shuttering of theaters across the country and delayed film releases and productions.
“The HFPA’s reminders list committee will consider application of this suspension of the rules on a case-by-case basis when compiling the annual Golden Globe reminders list in the fall,” the HFPA says. “The HFPA will continue to assess the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on motion picture and television distribution and exhibition and may extend these suspensions of the Golden Globe award rules and/or may make other temporary variations to those rules as it considers appropriate in the future.”
Exhibition requirements have been temporarily suspended, except for the rule that films must be released seven days prior to midnight on December 31 of the qualifying year. The HFPA has broadened eligible feature film release platforms — previously only pay-per-view services and theaters — to the alternate formats like streaming services, subscription cable channels, and broadcast TV. But this expansion opens up a whole host of questions: what does this mean for the Golden Globe categories dedicated to TV movies that are dominated by HBO? Could a film that premiered at a film festival but picked up by a cable channel now be...
The 92nd Oscars featured a mix of the expected and the unexpected Sunday, with Neon’s South Korean film Parasite capping the evening by winning Best Picture, making history as the first foreign-language film ever to take the marquee prize.
Parasite director and co-writer Bong Joon Ho made four trips to the Dolby Theater stage, with the film also winning for Directing, Original Screenplay and International Feature.
Other honorees who spent this compressed Oscar season honing their acceptance speeches for tonight were the four Acting winners - all of whom won as expected. That meant statuettes for Joaquin Phoenix Leading Actor for Joker, Renee Zellweger Leading Actress for Judy, Brad Pitt Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Laura Dern Supporting Actress for Marriage Story.
Check out all the winners’ speeches below.
Best PictureParasite Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers
Actress in a Leading Role Renée ZellwegerJudy LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions
Actor in a Leading Role Joaquin PhoenixJoker Warner Bros
DirectingParasite Neon Bong Joon Ho
Actor in a Supporting Role Brad PittOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony Pictures Releasing
Actress in a Supporting Role Laura DernMarriage Story Netflix
Adapted ScreenplayJojo Rabbit Fox Searchlight Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Original ScreenplayParasite Neon Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won Story by Bong Joon Ho
Original Song “I'm Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman Paramount Music by Elton John Lyric by Bernie Taupin
Original ScoreJoker Warner Bros. Hildur Guðnadóttir
International FeatureParasite A Barunson E&A Production South Korea
Documentary FeatureAmerican Factory Netflix A Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media Production Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
Makeup and HairstylingBombshell Lionsgate Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
Film EditingFord v Ferrari Walt Disney Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
Cinematography1917 Universal/Amblin Partners Roger Deakins
Costume DesignLittle Women Sony Pictures Releasing Jacqueline Durran
Production DesignOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony Pictures Releasing Production Design: Barbara Ling Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Documentary Short SubjectLearning to Skateboard in a Warzone If You're a Girl A+E Networks A Grain Media Production Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Animated Feature FilmToy Story 4 Disney Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera
Animated Short FilmHair Love Sony Pictures Releasing A Matthew A. Cherry...