Dinner Table Conversation: Which Movie Do You Think Deserves An Award?

January 11, 2019

It’s awards season in the United States and we here at Xyza are excited to see which movie and TV shows will land the most awards. Up first, the Golden Globes! On January 6th, 2019, millions of people across the United States tuned in to watch the awards ceremony, wondering who’d win. Did Spider-man’s webs nab an award away from Mary Poppins? Did A Star is Born shine even more brightly with a collection of Golden Globes statues? We’ve summarized the results of our top four favorite categories below!

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Accepting the Golden Globe for BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is Phil Lord and Chris Miller at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Image Credit: HFPA Photographer/Golden Globe Awards

Five incredible animated movies were nominated for the category of Best Motion Picture – Animated, but it was the story of Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse that captivated the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the people who determine Golden Globe winners!) and ultimately won the Golden Globe.

Trivia: Did you know that Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse was released under different titles in different countries? In France, the movie was called Spider-man: The New Generation.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

At fifteen years old, Elsie Fisher, the star of the movie Eighth Grade, was the youngest nominee for this year’s Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Other nominees included Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns, Charlize Theron for Tully, Constance Wu for Crazy Rich Asians, and Olivia Colman for The Favourite. Who took home the prize? Olivia Colman for playing Queen Anne in the movie, The Favourite.

Trivia: Mary Poppins Returns was released fifty-four years after the release of the original Mary Poppins movie.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga present at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Image Credit: HFPA Photographer/Golden Globe Awards

Nominated for five Golden Globe awards, A Star is Born was a heavy favorite, but at the end of the night, it only took home one award for Best Original Song for a motion picture for “Shallow”.

Trivia: Did you know that Bradley Cooper not only acts in the film but also produced and directed it? It was his directorial debut and he was recognized with a Golden Globe nomination for his work— how sweet is that? Haven’t watched the movie yet? Check out our Junior Reporter review of the movie here before you go!

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

After winning the category of BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE for “First Man,” Justin Hurwitz poses with the award backstage in the press room at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Image Credit: HFPA Photographer/Golden Globe Awards

Even though composers like Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns) and Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther) created very popular music, the original score of the movie First Man by Justin Hurwitz won the award for Best Original Score – Motion Picture. What was First Man all about? The life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and NASA’s mission to land on the moon!

Trivia: Even though the movie First Man was neither about music or a musician, music played a large part of the movie. Justin Hurwitz, the composer of the movie, experimented a lot with sounds for space and included the sounds from a theremin, an electronic instrument he’s never played before.

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