Golden Globes: January 2007 Archives

Rounding up the crystal balls

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Don't miss this great pre-Oscar noms interview with Sid Ganis, president of the Academy. He'll be up at 4 a.m. tomorrow. Will you?

Plus, here are several other good reads, most of them post-Globes ruminations on how wins and losses at that show will translate to tomorrow's Oscar nominations. ...

Globes winners get weekend box-office bumps

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LOS ANGELES — The dance flick ‘‘Stomp the Yard’’ retained its top spot at the box office for a second week, but a handful of small films were boosted by their success at the Golden Globes. ...

The acceptance sppech is the toughest gig

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A successful movie star is a full-time performance artist. George Clooney, for example, effortlessly navigates the media gauntlet, playing the genial, self-deprecating charmer who still is able to rise to a serious occasion. Tom Cruise, on the other hand, has struggled in recent years as the gung-ho boyishness he projects — which served him well earlier in his career — has come to look too forced. With awards season in full swing, the winning stars face one of the toughest challenges in their ongoing performances: the acceptance speech. ...

'24' doesn't have Jack on Globes ratings

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Golden Globes telecast got the best of Jack Bauer on Monday night. In the ratings, that is. The Globes, on NBC, grabbed 20 million viewers, while Fox’s ‘‘24’’ pulled in 15.7 million. It was the second year in a row the awards show came out on top.

Globes: The morning-after speculation

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Some people probably are still partying in Beverly Hills after last night's Golden Globes hootenanny. Meanwhile, journalists and critics and Oscars soothsayers are already plugging the Globes data into their various oracles to see what's in store ...

'This is, whew!' Quotes from around the Globes

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A collection of quotes from tonight's Golden Globes madness ...

Golden Globes winners list

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A complete list of winners at tonight's 64th annual Golden Globes presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills, California:

Golden Globes: The Show!

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[ This post will be updated continually throughout tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. ]

We're watching the show. Are you? Read on ...

The Beatty bruhaha

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It's been 45 years since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association pulled Warren Beatty from near obscurity, and presenter Tom Hanks wouldn't let anyone forget those years long ago. Beatty, who will be 70 on March 30, was presented the association's Cecil B. DeMille Award by Hanks for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

Fashion revolutions at Golden Globes

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Sun-Times columnist Paige Wiser has been watching the red carpet tonight. Here's her report, and see the photos right here, right now and in tomorrow's Showcase section ...

Seen and heard on Golden Globes night

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Vignettes from Golden Globes night ...

(And enjoy the seen-’n'-heard bits gathered up by The Envelope.)

Golden Globes night!

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It's an international night at the suitably titled Golden Globe Awards, under way in just a few moments. "Babel," "The Queen," "The Last King of Scotland," "Borat" — how far and wide will these trophies go tonight?

We'll post here at The Gold Rush throughout the show. One post ("Golden Globes: The Show!") will be continually updated throughout the ceremony; others will follow the fashions and other news that emerges during the evening. Of course, for a running list of nominees and winners, hit the Golden Globes site.

Rush to The Gold Rush on Globes night

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We'll be here, watching and blogging throughout the show, with news and comments from Sun-Times columnists, yours truly, and news from around the world.

Why we watch

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A sociologist at NIU explores the fascination of these awards shows, from the Globes and the Oscars on down, in Friday's Courier News.

Also, here's another interesting look at why these awards shows cause such hubub..

Globes follows Academy, nixes gift bags

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LOS ANGELES — The Golden Globe gift basket is no more. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, announced today that it had reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to satisfy past tax obligations on the plush gift packages given to awards-show presenters. The end result: No such swag will be handed out at this year’s show, to be held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, said HFPA president Philip Berk. ...


LOS ANGELES — Academy Awards watchers like to turn Hollywood’s season of film honors into a showdown between two main contenders. Monday’s Golden Globes could play into that: The winner of the Globes for best drama and best musical or comedy might end up duking it out at the Oscars. ...