God forbid a movie that makes Republicans look human be given the accolades it truly deserves. Despite raves from critics and moviegoers alike, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the Golden Globe awards, left “Lincoln” out in the cold last night at the 70th annual Golden Globes Awards.
“Lincoln” entered into the awards ceremony a favorite with nominations in seven categories, including “Best Motion Picture – Drama”, “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama”, “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture”, “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture”, “Best Director – Motion Picture”, and “Best Screenplay – Motion Picture”. The film follows the final months of President Lincoln’s life as he works to end the Civil War and pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
Unfortunately, the movie cast and crew received just one accolade for the night – “Best Actor” for Daniel Day Lewis’ portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. The “Best Motion Picture – Drama” honor went to “Argo”. Fortunately, the Golden Globes Awards event is generally seen as a warm-up to the real awards ceremony, the Oscars. “Lincoln” remains a favorite to snag top honors at the February 24th awards show.
Fingers crossed for Lincoln at the Oscars.