Entertainment Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs... Do film awards really matter?

12:10  12 january  2017
12:10  12 january  2017 Source:   International Business Times

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From the influence they have on certain film 's success to actor's careers

Expect last-minute advertising to hit as studios try to squeeze every last vote. This is a year that every last one may really matter . Both these films are terribly overrated. Jasmine Kelland (@JazzedKO) • on Feb 8, 2015 9:38 pm. Remember BAFTA and Golden Globes darling Mickey Rourke? He came up empty at the Oscars . All the pundits clucking about like headless chickens need to admit they are none the wiser after each awards event.

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Whether you're into movies or not, when film award season rolls around every year, there's usually something that catches everyone's attention; be it a plethora of new talk show interviews for the celebrity lovers, thousands of different red carpet looks for the fashion folk or even actors commenting on social issues for the politics people. But when it comes to the actual accolades, do they really matter and are they indicative of a film's brilliance or success?

It's no secret that movie fans devour award-related news from the arguably less prestigious Golden Globes to the Academy Awards. But for all the fun that comes out of the season, the best thing is undoubtedly that it brings audience attention to films that may not have so widely well received if not for those accolades.

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I have really only focused on the film awards , and before the Golden Globes , I was predicting that Gravity would scoop up the majority of the awards at the BAFTAs and Oscars , but due to all of the attention 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle achieved last night, I may have to rethink my BAFTA predictions HERE. 1st class Film uni graduate who has a love for films old and new. I write for Diegesis and Film Matters film journals. Currently saving to do a Masters and PhD in Film .

Surely Amy Adams- does it really matter about the performance !!l! and finally Johnny Depp and Julianne Moore- crikey this could be Besides the BAFTA awards have always had the category for “makeup and hair” so why can’t we? Statistically , there is no way all the golden globe nominees go to the oscars . If they have a favourite film , they will give more nominations than the golden globe .

Many such pictures come to mind this year, like Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, about a young black man who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea which explores themes such as grief and loss. Two fantastic films that have might have flown under the radar in our blockbuster-saturated world, but thanks to award acclaim, they've not gone unnoticed. Heck, even outings such as Damien Chazelle's La La Land - which seems very mainstream on the surface, with stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at the forefront - might have got lost with its unconventional, old Hollywood style.

With that considered, awards buzz will obviously help a movie make more money at the box-office, even if it's just a small influence - it still makes one. Typical "award-worthy" movies tend to be more ambitious in terms of visuals, script or originality and if studios make a significant amount of money on said pictures, they're more likely to take further risks in the future which is always a good thing.

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Home Awards Golden Globes La La Land Dominates 74th Golden Globe Awards in H Only once since 2000 the Globes have awarded an Oscar nominated script that didn’t win (The Queen won because Little Miss Ferdinand. It didn’t lose it to any drama nominee so it doesn’t really matter that it lost. Sammy. BAFTA Awards nominations will be announced tomorrow !! Prediction for Best Film

BAFTAS , Oscars , Golden Globes and the persistence of White Male Vision. Is it that women are just really bad at directing great films which is why their names rarely come up for directing awards ? Are they really crap at writing screenplays? I am referring to films that the majority of us have easy access to and will have no barriers to viewing. There is not a single female name in any of directing and writing categories for the BAFTAs .

But those benefits can be achieved with just a nomination; those films don't necessarily have to go on and win and considering most accolades are dished out by a team of industry professionals rather than the much more diverse general public, it's not always indicative that the winner is ultimately better than its competition.

Moonlight © A24 Moonlight

Actors themselves don't necessarily hold the whole concept of awards in high regard either. Whenever stars are asked during interviews whether they're looking forward to an upcoming ceremony or they're keen to bag an Academy Award, the answer is normally something along the overly polite lines of 'not really'. But then again, they could just be downplaying it so as to avoid disappointment if they turn out to be the one walking away empty-handed.

Back in 2012, Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch stated to TVLine: " What we do for a profession is an absolute gift of a job; it's a blessing. So then awards on top of that? They're sort of fantasy icing on the cake." His comments suggested that awards were regarded as more of a bonus by people in the industry rather than motivation in the craft - an opinion that many actors seem to share.

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"Do awards change careers? Well, I haven't heard of many stories where that's the case," he went on. "It's a fun excuse to meet colleagues and celebrate people who've done well that year in certain people's eyes, and it's nothing more than that."

In some instances, he's spot on. There have been actors in the past such as The Artist's Jean Dujardin, Million Dollar Baby's Hilary Swank and Lincoln's Daniel Day-Lewis who have scooped up Oscars, only to not really do anything that significant afterwards. But that's not always the case; just look at the the likes of Octavia Spencer, Eddie Redmayne and Jennifer Lawrence whose careers truly started when they took home the little golden men.

Basically, as with so many things, there are benefits to awards; there are negatives and there are also arguments that it wouldn't really make a difference either way. But at the end of the day (and at the start of each year), award season manages to propel truly deserving pieces of cinema into the limelight while simultaneously providing serious acting talents with the stepping stones for a fruitful career and for that alone, they're worth it.

John Legend doesn't see a La La Land sequel happening .
John Legend doesn't think there will be a 'La La Land' sequel as, despite the musical movie's huge success, he believes it's a standalone story.John Legend has dampened hopes of a 'La La Land' sequel.

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