Guillermo del Toro Named Best Director at This Year’s Golden Globes

It’s a long overdue first for Guillermo del Toro

The 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker picked up his first Golden Globe trophy at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Guillermo del Toro

del Toro, who’d never been nominated before this year, took home the trophy for Best Director, for his inspired work on The Shape of Water.

Known for his work on monster movies like Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and Blade, del Toro is considered a master of the genre.

In The Shape of Water, he continues in that same world, telling the story of a lonely janitor who forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held captive. It was originally conceived with 1960s monster movies in mind, but transformed into something quite different as the deep relationship between its characters evolved.

“Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters,” said del Toro in his acceptance speech, calling them “patron saints of imperfection.” del Toro noted that he has spent 25 years handcrafting “very strange little tales” that ultimately “have saved my life.”  He closed by noting, “My monsters thank you.”

Meanwhile, Disney/Pixar’s hit Coco was named Best Animated Feature. The film’s director Lee Unkrich gave a shout-out “to the incredible people of Mexico” without whom he said the film would not exist.

The win follows best animated film honors from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Coco takes place during the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Directed by Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco follows a young boy, Miguel, who wishes to be a star-studded crooner of standards, just like his grandfather, the legendary singer Ernesto de la Cruz. However, music is of the devil in Miguel’s family, and de la Cruz is largely to blame for the curse. In order to make generational events correct, Miguel finds himself on the other side of life with relatives he’s only heard stories about.

The 75th anniversary Golden Globe Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hilton..

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama
: Frances Mcdormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama
: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy
: Lady Bird, Iac Films; A24
Best Actress, Motion Picture – Comedy
: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Direction, Film
: Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape Of Water
Best Limited TV Series/Made For TV Movie
: Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment / David E. Kelly Productions / Pacific Standard / Blossom Films
Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon, Amazon Studios
Best Actor, Limited Tv Series/Made For TV Movie: 
Ewan Mcgregor, Fargo
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
: Martin Mcdonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Animated Film
: Coco, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Best Supporting Actress TV Series/Limited Series/Tv Movie
: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Best Actor Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy
: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Original Song, Film
: “This Is Me” — The Greatest Showman, Music By: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Lyrics By: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Best Original Score, Film
: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape Of Water
Best Supporting Actor, TV Series/Limited Series/Made For TV Movie
: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
Best TV Series, Drama: 
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu, MGM
Best Actor, TV Series – Drama
: Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
Best Actress TV Series, Drama
: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actress TV, Musical/Comedy:
 Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Supporting Actor, Film:
 Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actress Limited Series TV:
 Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Simone Garcia Johnson Named Next Year’s Golden Globes Ambassador

Simone Garcia Johnson is getting a Golden opportunity…

The 16-year-old half-Latina model has been named Golden Globes Ambassador, formerly called Miss Golden Globes, for next year’s awards show, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Simone Garcia Johnson

Garcia Johnson is the daughter of Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and entertainment and media mogul Dany Garcia.

“As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members decided to expand this role to embody the HFPA’s philanthropic efforts year round,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “The honoree will now be referred to as the Golden Globe Ambassador, and we could not think of a better representative than Simone to carry on this tradition, as her values closely reflect everything the HFPA stands for.

Garcia Johnson also announced her partnership with GlobalGirl Media as part of her new title.

“I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a household with strong role models and feel so honored to represent the HFPA for its 75th Anniversary,” she said.  “As the newly minted Golden Globe Ambassador, I hope to serve as a role model to young people everywhere and empower them to speak out on issues they are passionate about.”

NBC will air the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards live at 8:00 pm ET Sunday, January 7, from the Beverly Hilton. The show will be delayed in the West.

Lopez to Serve as a Presenter at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez has a golden responsibility this weekend…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer and American Idol judge is among the second batch of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who received a Golden Globe nomination in 1998 for her breakout role in Selena, joins a list of presenters that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington.

They will join previously announced presenters; Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Farris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11 live coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4-5 PM (PST)/7-8 PM (EST), and main telecast from 5-8 PM (PST)/8-11 PM (EST) from the Beverly Hilton.

Bejo Takes Best-Dressed Latina Title Again at the Golden Globes

Bérénice Bejo has made a red-hot return to the Golden Globe Awards red carpet…

The 37-year-old Argentine actress and former nominee, who wowed in her first appearance on the Globes red carpet last year, looked simply irresistible at this Sunday’s event, earning Best-Dressed Latina honors for the second year in a row.

Berenice Bejo

Bejo, at the awards show to support her latest film, The Past, and its Best Foreign Language Film nomination, wore a red Giambattista Valli gown complete with floral embellishments to this year’s show.

Sofia Vergara

Four-time Golden Globes nominee Sofia Vergara may not have taken home the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie for the fourth straight year. But that didn’t stop the 41-year-old Colombian bombshell and Modern Family star from making her mark on the red carpet.

Vergara wore a black strapless Zac Posen gown with a sweetheart bodice and a full skirt that envelopes the carpet. She finished off her look with a turquoise necklace and soft locks.

Celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh wanted to give the star a classically simple yet chic blowout. “We wanted to keep Sofia looking modern and fresh and a chic, luxurious blowout lent her that,” he said.

Zoe Saldana

Star Trek Into Darkness star Zoë Saldaña, a presenter at this year’s show, walked down the red carpet in a black gown from Prabal Gurung‘s spring 2014 collection. The dress featured hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals and painted brush strokes.

Rocsi Diaz

Entertainment Tonight correspondent Rocsi Diaz covered the action on the red carpet in a cream and white ruffle-paneled dress.

Cuarón Earns First-Ever Golden Globe for Directing “Gravity”

It’s a golden night for Alfonso Cuarón

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker earned the first Globe of his career Sunday night at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 71st annual Golden Globe Awards.

Alfonso Cuaron

Cuarón, a first-time nominee for the prestigious award, took home the Best Director – Motion Picture trophy for helming the blockbuster 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity, which has earned more than $670 billion worldwide.

“This is for the hundreds of people that made this film possible,” Cuarón said during his acceptance speech. He wrapped up his time at the mic by thanking his mother: “And above all, muchas, muchas gracias a mi mama.”

It’s the latest award for Cuarón’s critically acclaimed work behind the lens on Gravity.

He’s also earned Best Director recognition at the Austin Film Critics Awards, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the Online Film Critics Society Awards, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards, the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards.

But Cuarón wasn’t the only Latino winner…

Jared Leto took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture at Sunday night’s awards show.

The 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer earned the first Golden Globe of his career for his gender-bending performance as male-to-female transgender character Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.

“This is incredible. I didn’t make a film for almost six years because I was pursuing other dreams and I just have to say it’s more than an honor to come back and have this love and support and I never expected it and never even dreamed of it,” said Leto, the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars. “I want to thank my team for making this so fun and giving me this incredible life, and to the Rayons of the world, thanks for the inspiration.”

Here’s a complete look at this year’s Golden Globe winners:

MOTION PICTURES

— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

TELEVISION

— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

Isaac Earns First-Ever Golden Globe Award Nomination

Oscar Isaac may be seeing gold in the near future…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor has earned the first Golden Globe award nomination of his career from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during Thursday’s early morning nomination announcement.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac is up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his critically acclaimed role in Inside Llewyn Davis.

In the film, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Isaac stars as the film’s title character, Llewyn Davis, a singer-songwriter who navigates New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s.

It’s the latest nod this awards season for Isaac…

He previously earned a Spirit Award nomination for his performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as a Gotham Independent Film Awards nod.

But Isaac isn’t the only Latino earning the first nomination of his career.

Rush star Daniel Brühl, who earned his first SAG Award earlier this week, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of racing legend Niki Lauda in Ron Howard‘s Formula One drama Rush.

Helena Bonham Carter has earned her sixth Golden Globe nomination. The 46-year-old part-Spanish actress is up for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role in the BBC biopic Burton and Taylor.

Alfonso Cuarón, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year, received a nomination for Best Director for helming the blockbuster hit film Gravity.

In the music category, Robert Lopez and his wife and writing partner Kristen Anderson Lopez have been nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture to penning “Let It Go,” the power ballad from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. The song is performed by Idina Menzel during the film
and Demi Lovato in the closing credits.

Last but certainly not least, Sofia Vergara has earned her fourth consecutive Golden Globe nomination for her laughtastic role on ABC’s Modern Family.

The Golden Globes awards show will be held on January 12 in Beverly Hills. NBC will air the Golden Globes Awards live with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning for the second year in a row as hosts.

Here’s a look at the Golden Globe categories featuring Latino nominees:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
Lyrics by: Bono
“Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen,
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing On The Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Alba: Best-Dressed Latina at the Golden Globes

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards marked the official start of award season… And, this year’s event featured several of Hollywood’s hottest Latina luminaries on the red carpet, in the audience and on the stage.

From Jessica Alba’s silk trumpet gown to Eva Longoria’s slit-to-the-hip dress,  the Latina style-stars, dressed to the nines in their designer frocks, simply sparkled.

Here’s a look at this year’s best-dressed Latinas at the Globes:

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Jessica Alba

She may have earned her only Golden Globe nomination for starring as Max Guevara on Fox’s sci-fi series Dark Angel, but there was nothing dim about Jessica Alba’s look at this year’s show.

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress – one of the night’s presenters – shined brighter than the sun in an orange silk faille trumpet gown from Oscar de la Renta. And Alba, who will be starring in this year’s Sin City sequel, paired her fiery frock with a $5.8 million Harry Winston diamond necklace, as well as diamond earrings and a cocktail ring all set in platinum. And she capped off her look with a fuzzy orange Roger Vivier clutch.

From head to toe, Alba’s look was nothing short of perfection, making her the night’s best dressed Latina.

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Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria just missed out onbest-dressed honors by a leg. Literally!The 37-year-old Mexican-American actress and former Desperate Housewives star sizzled in an oh-so-revealing black Emilio Pucci gown.

Longoria, a presenter at Sunday’s awards show, proved there’s nothing lackluster about a black dress in the stunning gown that featured a slit cut up to her hip.

And, the Texas-born starlet seemed to take the popular Lone Star State saying, “The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God,” to heart with an impressive pouf.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

It’s no wonder she’s starring in Danny Boyle’s Trance; Rosario Dawson is a dream in her form-fitting powder blue gown. The 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress’ figure-flattering dress featured an on-trend peplum effect that helped spotlight her curves. And Dawson completed the look with some sparkly Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara may have failed to win a Golden Globe for the third straight year, but the 40-year-old Colombian actress didn’t let that cramp her style. The Modern Family star oozed sex appeal in a black sequin sweetheart gown..

“I usually try to stay away from black, but I love the dress,” said Vergara of the eye-catching gown from Filipino designer Michael Cinco.

Vergara completed her look with slick hair and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Don’t blame this year’s Golden Globes hostess and nominee Tina Fey for wanting to share some screen time with Jennifer Lopez during the announcement of the winner in her category. The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer left little to the imagination in Zuhair Murad‘s nude long-sleeve silk gown featuring an ivory embroidered lace overlay with beading detail from the designer’s spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Lopez, who served as a presenter with her Parker co-star Jason Statham, accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes, a Jimmy Choo bag and Le Vian jewels.

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has curves… and she knows how to put them on display. The 46-year-old donned a perfectly fitted Gucci Première gown with a large bow at her oh-so-small waist. The Frida star paired her stunning dress with glistening gems.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie channeled old Hollywood glamour in a periwinkle embroidered Naeem Khan gown. The 31-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star-turned fashionista and Fashion Star mentor completed her look with Brian Atwood shoes, a House of Harlow 1960 Jude clutch, H. Stern earrings, and rings by Arunashi, Sylva & Cie, Elahn and House of Harlow 1960.

Lopez to Serve as a Presenter at Sunday’s Golden Globes

Jennifer Lopez will be heading the Golden Globes

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer will be one of the presenters at this year’s awards show.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez was one of the first celebrities announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a presenter for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, along with la Lopez’s Parker co-star Jason Statham, George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Debra Messing, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Kristen Wiig.

Each of the scheduled presenters is either a past Globe winner or nominee.

More names will be announced in the lead-up to the telecast, which will be broadcast live on NBC this Sunday, January 13 at 8:00pm ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as this year’s hosts.

This year’s Latino nominees include three-time nominee Sofia Vergara.

Vergara Receives Her Third Straight Golden Globe Nomination

The third time could turn out to be the charm for Sofia Vergara

During a special announcement ceremony this morning co-hosted by Jessica Alba, the 40-year-old Colombian actress received yet another Golden Globe nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Sofia Vergara

It’s Vergara’s third consecutive Golden Globe nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s Modern Family. She lost in 2011 to Glee’s Jane Lynch and to American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange in 2012.

Vergara – who picked up two SAG Award nominations earlier this week – will be competing against Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere, The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi, Game Change’s Sarah Paulson and Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K. has earned the first Golden Globe nomination of his career, for his critically acclaimed role on FX’s Louie.

The 45-year-old half-Mexican actor is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical category. He’ll face off against 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin, House of LiesDon Cheadle, EpisodesMatt LeBlanc and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons.

NBC will televise the 70th annual Globes awards show on January 13, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-hosting the event.

Alba to Announce Golden Globe Nominees…

It’ll be an early morning for Jessica Alba

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress will announce the nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards tomorrow (Thursday, December 13, 2012).
Jessica Alba

Alba will join Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly to reveal the names of the award hopefuls in 25 motion picture and television categories.

The announcement will begin at approx. 5:00 am PST/8:00 am EST from the Beverly Hilton.