WEEK IN WOMEN: Jane Campion wins big at Golden Globes – Brandy McDonnell reports

The 79th Golden Globes were a tarnished shadow of their past glory, but the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association managed to pick some dazzling winners at the celebrity-free, non-televised Jan. 9 ceremony.
With her stunning Western epic “=The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion became just the third woman in the Globe’s almost eight-decade history to garner the best director title, following Chloe Zhao’s 2021 win for Nomadland and Barbra Streisand’s 1983 victory for Yentl.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Golden Globes Honors Ellen DeGeneres – Brandy McDonnell reports

Ellen DeGeneres will receive the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named DeGeneres the second recipient of the award, which Burnett received at the 2019 Golden Globes ceremony. A three-time Golden Globe nominee, DeGeneres will accept the honor at at the 2020 ceremony, which airs live January 5, 2020

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Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ box-office tops Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT – Brandy McDonnell reports

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took top North American box office for its fourth weekend, grossing $41.6 million from 4,134

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SPOTLIGHT April, 2015: Susanne Bier, Director

bier9headSusanne Bier’s In A Better World won the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2011, putting her on Hollywood’s A-List. But transitioning from Copenhagen to Hollywood has been challenging. Bier’s Hollywood-honed Serena opened in March, 2015. after a two-year delay. Her extraordinary talent and unstoppable persistence put Bier in our April SPOTLIGHT. Read on…

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