As I've written in years past the Golden Globes are less and less of a predictor of Oscars than they used to be.
GOLDEN GLOBEBEST DRAMA
|GOLDEN GLOBE BEST COMEDY||OSCAR BEST PICTURE|
|2001||A Beautiful Mind||Moulin Rouge!||A Beautiful Mind|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Lost in Translation||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|
|2004||The Aviator||Sideways||Million Dollar Baby|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Walk the Line||Crash|
|2007||Atonement||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||No Country for Old Men|
|2008||Slumdog Millionaire||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||Slumdog Millionaire|
|2009||Avatar||The Hangover||The Hurt Locker|
|2010||The Social Network||The Kids Are All Right||The King's Speech|
|2011||The Descendants||The Artist||The Artist|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||American Hustle||12 Years a Slave|
|2014||Boyhood||The Grand Budapest Hotel|
2015 saw The Revenant and The Martian take home the Globes while Spotlight won the Oscar. And event thought Globe winner Moonlight also ended up taking the Oscar, you can see how the frequency of correlation is diminishing.
On top of that, there were very few things to root for.
The top 10 highest grossing movies of 2017 were:
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Beauty and Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
Despicable Me 3
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Now I will defend all of these as great works of art. But NOT ONE OF THE TOP TEN FILMS received a nomination.
The Best Picture Globe winners have a combined box office of $60 million, which is almost 1/4 of the Justice League.
And while TV ratings are harder to gauge because of streaming services, you would need a subscription to both Hulu and Amazon Prime to see this year's Globe winners.
Again, this is not to say that the movie nominated were undeserving. I happen to think that Dunkirk is a technical masterpiece and The Greatest Showman is one of the most delightful movies in years.
But so few of the movie and tv audiences have seen these nominees and winners.
The question that no one in the awards industry seems to be able to answer is: "Why should we care?"
And something tells me that the Oscars will not be able to answer either.
-Gary Oldman should have won a long time ago. He is the greatest living actor and I've heard nothing but good things about The Darkest Hour
-For some reason I was incredibly happy for Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero for being able to attend the Globes 15 years after the premiere of The Room.
-I felt badly for Kirk Douglas.
-I'm glad The Greatest Showman won for best song, though any of the songs on the soundtrack are award-worthy.
-I don't think I laughed at any of the jokes for the entire show.
-The speeches felt more lecture-y than ever.