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IMPORTANT UPDATE:The Golden Globes

Berenice Bejo [I pronounce w/ a Latin accent “BeHo” some pronounce it w/ a French accent “Beige-jo”


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The Artist Won Three Golden Globes! Best Picture and Best Actor [Musical or Comedy] and Best Musical Score.

Here’s the thing: Even if The Artist hadn’t won any awards it is nonetheless a remarkable feat for a silent film to garner so much attention in 2012. So all is good in the universe.

A Biting Indictment: Since like FOREVER it has been argued that men make better and more interesting movies than women and for a while I was inclined to believe them.




What is it about a movie directed by a man that is different than one directed by a woman? For a while is seemed that men even directed lesbian movies better than actual lesbians, examples include Imagine Me and You directed by Oliver Parker (Actress Thandi Newton's husband] and the unjustly maligned contemporary masterpiece Rome in Rome directed by Julio Medem.


Actually men DON'T direct movies better than women as we saw when Kathryn Bigelow won an Academy Award for Best Director for her Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker, but there does seem to be differences in approaches that are generally felt unless one consciously abandons all gender conventions.

During my years long venture in the academic world, I saw many instances where gender studies merely provided a platform for the “cosmic aggrandizement of petty resentments” (as someone once characterized Marxism).

Countless brilliant and highly imaginative student projects and works would have stood on their own merit, but the individuals behind them insisted on emphasizing gender.

Any concerns with craft or process remained secondary
to the emphasis on male or female origins, privileges, biases, “gazes,” or “preoccupations.”


Most of the time however, in the case of truly gifted artists, writers, etc., there was no way to discern from the work itself how gender might even be brought to the table. Each student was required to frontload any of those works with pages of jargon-rich explication.


If Steven Soderbergh had directed LOST IN TRANSLATION, I would not have been surprised.
If Claire Denis had directed THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA, I wouldn’t have been surprised either.


Moreover, is there a significant difference between Harmony Korine and Asia Argento, apart from the latter’s
fascination with annoying camera angles?


On the other hand, would gender be of any use in distinguishing what David Lynch does with MULHOLLAND DRIVE versus what Marina de Van
does with DON’T LOOK BACK (2009)? Perhaps, but it would be so far down the list of
criteria, I wonder if it has any import."


Category
Winner
2012 Golden Globe Winners
Supporting Actor in Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Supporting Actress -Comedy or Musical series
Laura Dern
Mini Series or TV Movie
Downton Abbey (TV)
Actress TV Mini series or Movie
Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
Actor TV Series Drama
Kelsey Grammer (BoSS)
TV Series Drama
Homeland (TV)
Original Score Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource [
The Artist]
Original Song Motion Picture
Masterpiece (W.E. (2011))
Actor in a Mini Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba
Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn (2011)
Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones (TV))
Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011)
Screenplay Motion Picture
Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)
Supporting Actress TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange
Foreign Language Film
A Separation (2011) (Iran)
Actress TV Drama
Claire Danes (Homeland (TV))
Actor TV Series Comedy or Musical
Matt Leblanc
Supporting Actress Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer
Best Director Motion Picture
Martin Scorsese (Hugo (2011))
TV Series Comedy or Musical
Modern Family
Actor Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin

Actress Motion Picture Drama
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady (2011))
Motion Picture Comedy or Musical The Artist (2011)
Actor Motion Picture Drama
George Clooney (The Descendants (2011))
Motion Picture Drama
The Descendants (201
EYE Candy: Berenice Bejo


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