French Video Blog, Jan 9th, on French nominees at Golden Globes

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The weekend is about to start and what is everybody talking about here in Los Angeles? The Golden Globes… So I thought I’d join in the conversation, not to cheer for one or the other. Go “Selma!” Ava Duvernay, je t’adore! Wes Anderson et Ralph Fiennes, je vous aime!

Ok that’s done, now we can move on to those Frenchies who have been nominated. Actually, believe it or not, Pathé International, French company, was involved in the funding and production of Selma. For those of you who haven’t heard of that movie yet, it’s a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via a march from Selma to Montgomery, in Alabama in 1965. Definitely one of my favorites and there happens to be some Frenchness in it, hidden in the background.

Pathé was also one of the production companies behind “Pride”, a British film directed by Matthew Warchus, and that is nominated in the “Comedy and Musical” category, la catégorie des comédies et comedies musicales. Yes, a musical is “une comédie musicale” in French. “Pride” tells the story of the gay and lesbian group coming to help a group of miners on strike in the 1980s. I haven’t seen that one yet.

Then in the best foreign language film category, more Frenchies hide behind the production of Gett: The trial of Viviane Amsalem, in French, Gett: Le procès de Viviane Amsalem directed Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz and that has some French actors in it. And still more Frenchies hide behind the production of Force Majeure, by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund. Those two films are running for best foreign language film. Le meilleur film en langue étrangère!

And finally, this will be the 7th nomination for Alexandre Desplat, French composer who will be running for best composer for his work on The Imitation Game. I absolutely loved that film too!

So glad Tina Fey and Amy Poelher will be presenting the ceremony again this year. Should be fun. I was wondering, if we were in France, which female French comedians would be good as a Tina/Amy substitute. Et mes comiques féminines favorites sont: Florence Foresti et Constance ! I actually took sketch comedy classes in Paris years ago with Constance. Check them out, pour Florence cliquez ici, et pour Constance cliquez là.

And as we say in French, QUE LE MEILLEUR GAGNE ! Bon week-end!

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