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Jews Of The Golden Globes

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The nominations for The Golden Globes 2017 Have been announced and, of course, quite a few Jews are included on the list. Jews in entertainment? What a shock!

Some people say that the Golden Globe nominations are a bellwether for the Oscars. But others point out that it is merely a populist money making business which has multiple categories for drama and comedy and which covers both television and movies.

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While the Oscars and the Emmys are chosen by the people who actually make the movies and the television shows themselves, the Golden Globes are voted on by the small number of members of the Hollywood press corps who come from around the world. And the studios engage in lavish campaigns to lobby the members to get nominations for their films and programs for publicity purposes. Some have even accused the Golden Globes voters of accepting bribes. But if you are a nominee then you probably don’t care about all of this.

So who was nominated? Well in movies Natalie Portman continues her march to a second Oscar nomination with a Golden Globe nod for “Jackie.” And she is the favorite to win the award for best actress in a dramatic film. Jonah Hill was nominated in the comedy category for best actor for “War Dogs, ” a movie which the critics did not love and which bombed at the box office. To show how silly the Golden Globes nominating process is, “The Lobster” was called a comedy; even though it was clearly a drama.

 

 

 

Up and coming movie star Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for best actress in a comedy for the hit “The Edge of Seventeen” and Simon Helberg received a nod for best supporting actor in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

In the television category David Benioff’s HBO show “Game of Thrones” was of course nominated for best drama as well as J.J. Abrams produced freshman hit “Westworld.” Winona Ryder was nominated for best actress in a drama for “Stranger Things.” Jeffrey Tambor was nominated for best actor in a drama series for “Transparent.”

Sarah Jessica Parker was nominated for best performance by an actress in a comedy series for her new HBO show “Divorce.”

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The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be held on January 8 and be hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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