Lionsgate Dominates 74th Golden Globe 'Best Picture' Nominee Field12 Dec, 2016 By: John Latchem, Erik Gruenwedel
Studio/distributor’s 10 movies walked off with 33 nominations
The 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony isn’t until Jan. 8, 2017, but Lionsgate walked away a winner Dec. 12 following the annual award show’s nominations announcement.
The Santa Monica, Calif.-based studio/distributor’s home entertainment division will distribute 80% of all Best Picture nominees, including every Best Picture — Drama title.
Through proprietary, merger (Starz/Anchor Bay) and contractual agreements, Lionsgate is distributing in the retail channel Mel Gibson’s war biopic Hacksaw Ridge; neo-western Hell or High Water (CBS Films, released Nov. 22); Lion (The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay Entertainment), Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios’ first Golden Globe feature film nominee) and Moonlight (A24).
Lionsgate will also distribute the following Best Picture — Musical or Comedy nominees: La La Land (which generated the most Globe nominations with seven); 20th Century Women (A24) and Sing Street (Released July 26 by Weinstein/Anchor Bay).
Two non-Best Picture nominees include Gold (Weinstein/Anchor Bay) in the Best Original Song category, and The Lobster (A24, released Aug. 2) in the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy category for Colin Farrell. The 10 Lionsgate movies tallied 33 nominations.
Best Picture — Musical or Comedy nominees not distributed by Lionsgate include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Deadpool (released on disc May 10) and Florence Foster Jenkins (Dec. 13 from Paramount Pictures Home Media Distribution).
Characterizing a “hectic day” at Lionsgate, Ron Schwartz, president of home entertainment, said the nominees underscore a “muscular line-up” of commercially exciting and critically appealing movies earmarked for the retail channel.
“We are proud to congratulate our creative talent on the recognition they earned today from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The fact that Lionsgate will be distributing 8 of the 10 Golden Globe Best Picture nominees to the home entertainment market is a testament not only to the strength of our own theatrical slate, but the premium quality films supplied to us by some of the top content companies in the world.”
In the television categories, Best Series — Drama nominees are Netflix's "The Crown" (produced by Sony Pictures) and "Stranger Things," HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Westworld," and NBC's "This Is Us" (produced by 20th Century Fox). Best Series — Musical or Comedy nominees are FX's "Atlanta," ABC's "Black-ish," Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" and "Transparent," and HBO's "Veep."
For a full list of Golden Globes nominees, visit GoldenGlobes.com.