A film co-directed by a Filipino bagged the best animated picture at the recently concluded 73rd Golden Globes awards.
The film “Inside Out” was co-directed by Filipino Ronnie del Carmen.
Del Carmen couldn’t make it to the awards show due to work but he earlier expressed his feelings about the success of his film.
“It’s not everyday that things like this happen. It’s very thrilling,” Del Carmen said.
Biggest television and films stars attended the awards night and once again showed why Oscars may have the prestige but when it comes to having fun at an awards show, no one beats the Globes.
British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the ceremony for the fourth time.
One of the night’s biggest highlights was Sylvester Stallone getting a standing ovation when he won for “Creed.”
The night’s surprises include Lady Gaga going home with best actress in limited series for “American Horror Story,” defeating several veteran actresses.
The Golden Globes is the only major award-giving body that gives out awards separately for drama and comedy/musical categories.
Hollywood foreign press members, which includes two Filipinos, say this year there was no clear frontrunner in categories and so it was especially tough when they voted, except for Leonardo Dicaprio, an obvious early favorite for The Revenant.
“Marami kasing bagong movies and television na pinagpilian namin so it’s a very close fight,” said Jane Nepales, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or HFPA.
Another HFPA member, Ruben Nepales, added, “The only one na frontrunner in this race is si Leonado Dicaprio. He’s very good. And challenge sa kanyang role is that wordless, halos walang words and it’s only through his eyes, through his face.”
Hollywood observers say 2015 is the year of powerful female characters in film and tv.
Taraji P. Henson won best actress playing a tough cookie in the hit show “Empire” while newcomer Brie Larson won best drama actress for her extraordinary performance in the movie “Room.”
Denzel Washington received the Cecil B. Demille award for his contribution to the movie industry.
Source: ABS CBN News Video and image: TFCBalitangAmerica