Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Movies with Female Leads Make More $$$, RIP Penny Marshall

Golden Globe Awards Recap

Below we have the list of women who won awards at the 34th Annual Golden Globes Awards on January 6th.  Check out this issue’s “It List” for our favorite looks!

Winners In The Movie Categories

Glenn Close won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for “The Wife”

Olivia Colman won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for “The Favourite”

Regina King won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Lady Gaga won Best Original Song In A Motion Picture for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”


Winners In The TV Categories

Sandra Oh won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama for “Killing Eve”

Rachel Brosnahan won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Patricia Arquette won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for “Escape at Dannemora”

Patricia Clarkson won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Sharp Objects”

Favorite Golden Globe Red Carpet Looks

Let’s face it – the best part of watching awards shows is seeing the red carpet looks!  Below are some of our favorites:

Kiki Layne in Christian Dior Haute Couture


Constance Wu in custom Vera Wang


Gemma Chan in Valentino Haute Couture


Emily Blunt wearing Alexander McQueen


Lady Gaga wearing Valentino Haute Couture, a Tiffany & Co. necklace, and of course the best accessory of all – a Golden Globe!





Screen Actors Guild Awards

By Caroline Antonacci


On January 27th, TNT and TBS will be airing the Screen Actors Guild Awards, also known as the SAG awards, one of the industry’s most prized honors.

A Star is Born is the top-nominated film with four nominations, and BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite follow with three nominations each. For the category, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, the following were nominated: Emily Blunt from Mary Poppins Returns, Glenn Close from The Wife, Olivia Colman from The Favourite, Melissa McCarthy from Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Lady Gaga from A Star is Born. The press predicts that Glenn Close, The Wife will take home the award for that category. The Wife tells the story of a married couple as the husband Joe is about to win a Nobel Prize, and his wife Joan reflects on their marriage. For the award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, the nominees include: Amy Adams from Vice, Emily Blunt from A Quiet Place, Margot Robbie from Mary Queen of Scots, Emma Stone from The Favourite, and Rachel Weisz from The Favourite. For this category, the favorite to win is Emily Blunt from A Quiet Place in which she plays a mother in a post- apocalyptic world living in silence hiding from monsters.

For television, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark both received four nominations. For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Julie Garner, Ozark, Laura Linney, Ozark, Elisabeth Moss,The Handmaid’s Tale, Sandra Oh, Killing Eve, and Robin Wright, House of Cards are nominated. Of these actresses, Sandra Oh from Killing Eve in which a security operative hunts for an assassin is one of the most favored to win. Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Alison Brie, Glow, Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie, and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie are nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Rachel Brosnahan is the favorite to win this award for her performance as a woman who discovers her talent for stand up comedy. Finally, Amy Adams, Sharp Objects, Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora, Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects, Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and Emma Stone, Maniac are nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The favorite for this category is Amy Adams from Sharp Objects. This miniseries follows Adams as she plays Camille Preaker who returns to her hometown to investigate an unsolved crime.




Movies Starring Female Leads Make More Money Than Male Leads Study Finds – Contradicting Hollywood’s Long-held Argument That Male Actors Get Higher Salaries Because They Bring In Larger Audiences

By Charlotte Madden


Many producers perceive that it is not good business to create films with leading roles of women. However, in recent times, there have been many movies produced that have female leading roles. Studies have shown that top movies with female leads from 2014-2017 have earned more than films with male leads, no matter the price at which they were made. Often times if there are female leading roles, the leading women characters are directed to only talk about men with one another. Films that passed the Bechdel test, a test that determines whether two leading female characters have a conversation about something other than a man, have done better than those that have not passed the test. High earning movies with female leads include “Wonder Woman”, “Trolls”, “Moana”, and “Inside Out”. Iconic!




RIP Penny Marshall – Trailblazer and First Female Director to Make Over $100 Million On A Film

By Sam Friedman


Penny Marshall, American filmmaker and actress, passed away from diabetes on December 17th, 2018 in her Hollywood Hills Home. In the 1970’s, Marshall rose to fame, playing Laverne DiFazio in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. Marshall directed multiple episodes of this sitcom; however, she is most well known for her direction in movies A League of Their Own and Big. The 1988 film Big made Marshall the first female director in Hollywood history to produce a film that grossed over $100 million. She will be greatly missed throughout the Hollywood community.

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