That tightness in your chest, that choking feeling that makes it impossible to breathe, those beads of sweat dripping down your face as an intense wave of fear washes over you. You… .
Arguably the most intense competitive shooter available now Rainbow Six Siege utilizes its hyper-realistic gameplay to create one of the most popular online titles available now. With an almost five years long life-span Siege grows more popular by the year, with an ever-expanding list of Operators to breathe fresh air into the title. A hybrid title combining hyper-realistic style with the Hero shooter genre, Siege is an amalgam of anxiety-inducing intensity and skill rewarding systems and mechanics. Being good at Siege is less about being an excellent First Person Shooter player and more about being capable of working together with your teammates and understanding map layout.
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The newly added Golden Gun mode introduces an even more intense way to play Rainbow Six Siege. Golden Gun raises the stakes by equipping player with a one-shot one-kill pistol, that can only fire one round before having the reload. This forces players to really master their aim and nerve when engaging in firefights with an enemy. Any missed shot can spell the end for even the best player and enforces a brutal difficulty to already challenging shooter. This guide will provide some essential tips to excel at the limited time mode and how to dominate your opponents.
When playing the Golden Gun game mode players need to reevaluate how they approach a match of Rainbow Six Siege. Rather than adopting a less accurate approach to shooting in the realistic title, Golden Gun forces players to truly take a breath and think before they shoot.
When using the Golden Gun it is important to realize that every shot matters. If you miss your initial shot then you are left vulnerable for the entirety of your reload animation. This forces players to be patient when engaging in an intense fight. It is vital for players to really be sure their shot is going to connect instead of firing with reckless abandonment. So be sure to take your time and truly aim and be patient, the difference between missing and landing a shot could be all the difference between a frustrating defeat and a deserved win.
A system unique to Siege, peaking is a sure-fire way to avoid getting decimated during a Golden Gun match.
It not only decreases an enemy’s chance of hitting you with a shot but it allows for a player to make some trick shots from behind cover. Peaking is a vital tool for a successful round of Golden Gun and should be implemented into any player’s repertoire if they wish to find success in a match.
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Rainbow Six Siege is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Ubisoft is adding yet another limited-time event to Rainbow Six Siege, but this one is drawing its inspiration from the Nintendo 64’s beloved GoldenEye 007 by adding the infamous Golden Gun to the game. Many longtime gamers will recognize the Golden Gun as the fancy pistol that could take out other players with a single bullet, leading to plenty of fun (and frustration) in the original GoldenEye game. Still, it remains an iconic weapon in gaming to this day.
While GoldenEye was a fantastic shooter for consoles upon its debut, the first-person shooter genre has evolved significantly since then. One of the best multiplayer shooters on the market currently is none other than Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, which has some of the most technically-sound mechanics around. Despite the concept of this one-shot weapon making its way to other games in the past, Ubisoft felt that revisiting it for its shooter made a great deal of sense. Truth be told, it’s hard to disagree.
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The official Rainbow Six Siege Twitter account informed followers of the new game mode, officially dubbing it ‘The Golden Gun arcade playlist’. While that’s a simple enough name to convey the premise for gamers, Ubisoft also confirmed that the game mode will only run until March 23, 2020. Given the number of enforced homebodies present during the COVID-19 pandemic, this playlist couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Plus, it’s an absolute blast to play.
Ubisoft has been engaging with and growing the Siege community in a number of ways since launching the title in 2015. Expansions like the recently-released Operation Void Edge have been the backbone of extending the title’s lifespan, there’s no denying that. Still, limited events like Siege‘s Halloween 2019 update or the aforementioned ‘The Golden Gun’ have given players a reason to continue hopping on in between major content drops, and the game has continued to grow as a result.
Admittedly, it’s hard to determine how future content updates for the game will shake out given that COVID-19 could delay future Rainbow Six Siege updates. Even then, the safety and wellbeing of all those working on Rainbow Six are paramount and far outweigh the importance of desire for new content in a video game. Besides, The Golden Gun mode is a complete and utter blast for anyone that wants to enjoy an arcadey twist on what is otherwise a rather technical shooter.
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Sophia Petrillo is the sassiest grandma you will ever meet. She always has a comeback or an insult burning on the tip of her tongue, just waiting to be fired at its next unsuspecting victim. Fans never knew what the Sicilian 80 year old would say next and they loved her for it.
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Sophia cracked fans up with her quick wit and wise advice that was often disguised in one of her colorful stories. Fans learned a lot from and about Sophia over the course of the Golden Girls’ seven seasons. Sophia had her secrets though such as how exactly her family was connected with the mob. Here are 10 things even diehard fans didn’t know about Sophia Petrillo.
Dorothy and Sophia were everyone’s favorite mother and daughter pair as they admired the love they had for one another and the way they could easily fire off insults at each other. While Bea Arthur, the actress who plays Dorothy, and Estelle Getty, the actress who portrayed Sophia, were believable as mother and daughter, in reality, their age difference would make this impossible.
Bea Arthur is actually a year older than her television mother as Bea was born in May of 1922 and Estelle didn’t come into the world until July of 1923. That didn’t stop them though from becoming the dynamic mother and daughter duo that they were.
Sophia was a fan favorite and imaging an episode without one of her snarky comments is hard to do. But this was almost reality. Originally Sophia was only supposed to be a guest star that popped in every once in a while. The character got such high ratings with the test audience though, that the producers decided to make her a permanent staple.
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Even though Sophia was only meant to be an occasional drop-in character, Estelle Getty ended up being the Golden Girl who earned the most fan mail. It just wouldn’t be the Golden Girls without one of Sophia’s shocking remarks.
Estelle Getty was fabulous at playing the strict Catholic old-world Sicilian mother and grandmother. Even though Estelle was perfect for the role, she tried to convince the creators to make Sophia Jewish. Estelle herself was Jewish as she was born into a Jewish immigrant family from Poland.
Estelle felt it would make it easier for her to play the part considering she was the least experienced. The creators of the series decided to keep Sophia as an Italian mother, and Estelle concurred her fears to become the best Sophia there could be.
Estelle Getty was the least experienced out of her castmates which often intimated her. Estelle had never had a television role until the Golden Girls, unlike her three co-stars. She was more known in the theater circuit but eventually, one thing lead to another and she landed her break as Sophia when she was 62 years old.
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Her intimidation and stage fright caused her to freeze up and forget her lines which made her have to use cue cards and script pages taped to the kitchen table. The fact that Estelle triumphed over her fears to become the saucy Sophia made fans admire her even more.
Generally when Sophia is giving the other women love advice she tells stories about either her long-time husband Salvador or her many romantic adventures as a young Sicilian girl – picture it, Sicily 1922. Estelle often leaves out the part about how she has been married three times.
Sophia was married to Salvador, but before there was Sal, there was Guido Spirelli. Sophia’s marriage to Guido was annulled shortly after the couple tied the knot and Sophia set sail for New York. After Sal passed away, Sophia was single for many years until Max Weinstock came back into her life in season 4. The couple decided to split but they never divorced thanks to Sophia’s strict Catholic beliefs.
Estelle Getty was about 20 years younger than her character, Sophia, and she didn’t look older than her age either. This created quite the conundrum for the makeup department. They had to age the star by 20 years and that is no easy task.
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It took the makeup department 45 minutes to get Estelle into character. Can you imagine spending 45 minutes on just your makeup routine in the morning? You’d be late for work everyday. This task became even more challenging after Estelle got a facelift in between season 1 and 2. The makeup department deserves an award for that miracle.
When fans think of Sophia her signature straw purse may come to mind as fans rarely see Sophia without her purse. Many fans would probably assume the costume designers discovered the infamous purse, but it was actually Estelle herself who stumbled upon what would become her signature handbag.
Estelle was dead set on becoming Sophia, so she took it upon herself to not only have a makeup artist make her look older for her audition, but she also looked for props to help give her a leg up. She found the bag while she was out shopping for props for her audition in Los Angeles. Apparently the producers not only loved her, but also her hand bag.
Fans are obviously aware that Sophia is a mother as she lives with her daughter, Dorothy in Miami. But Dorothy is not Sophia’s only child. Sophia is actually a mother of three as she has two daughters and one son who dressed more like a daughter.
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Phil and Gloria are not talked about often or seen much on the Golden Girls, but Sophia loves them nonetheless as she is often comparing Dorothy to her other two children. Gloria is the youngest sister who lived in California with her rich husband and Phil, the baby brother, lived in New Jersey with his wife and kids until his untimely death in season 6.
Sophia only had three children and that’s probably because she knew how crowded things could be with more kids in the house as she was one of five children. She had to move all the way to New York just to get some space.
Sophia had two sisters, Angela and Regina, and two brothers Angelo and the other one was never named. Sophia had her disagreements with her siblings over the years, but if there is one that is important to Sophia Petrillo, it’s family. She and her siblings always found a way to make up with each other and prove that nothing is more important than the love of a family.
The Golden Girls would not be the same without Sophia and her hilarious comebacks and no one could have been a better Sophia than Estelle Getty. She proved, even though she had the least amount of experience on set, that she was just as talented as her co-stars.
That talent earned her the Emmy award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1988. She was beaming as she walked on stage and humbly accepted her esteemed award. No one seemed happier for her than her television daughter, Bea Arthur. Estelle had fans cheering as she thanked the creators and writers of the show and her three beautiful co-stars.
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Rose Nylund might not be the sharpest tool in the shed or the brightest crayon in the box, but she is the most loving and caring friend a girl could ask for. Fans adored Rose for sweet naivety and her unwavering cheerful disposition. Fans could always count on Rose to put a smile on their face with her bright outlook on life and her hard to believe stories about St. Olaf.
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After watching Rose’s hilarious shenanigans for eight years during her time on the Golden Girls and the Golden Palace, fans might think they have Rose all figured out. Rose might not be able to tell a lie, except when it comes to her hair color, but she is good at keeping secrets. Here are ten things even diehard fans didn’t know about Rose Nylund.
Rose was constantly sneaking animals into their beautiful Miami home. Whether it was a dog or piano playing chickens, Rose always found a way to hide them out for a few days until Blanche found out. Every fan knows Rose was a huge animal lover as she often talked about her time on the farm in St. Olaf and would have Dreyfus over for play dates.
What fans might not know is that Betty White herself is a huge animal lover as she has worked closely with the Los Angeles Zoo and the Morrison Animal Foundation, an organization that researches veterinary medicine for companion animals and wildlife, for over 50 years.
Fans could not imagine a world in where Rue McClanahan would play a gullible farm girl or where Betty White would be a sultry southern vixen. But it almost happened. The creators initially offered the role of Blanche to Betty White and they wanted Rue McClanahan to audition for Rose.
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During Rue’s audition for Rose, they asked her to read the part of Blanche as well. Betty White was then called in to read the part of Rose and everything clicked. The women not only switched roles, but were happy to do so. Fans are happy about the decision as well.
Rue McClanahan and Betty White had great chemistry on the Golden Girls and this may be because the two actresses had previously worked together. In 1983 Betty and Rue starred in a sitcom series called Mama’s Family. Rue played Fran Crowley, Mama’s sister, and Betty White was cast as Mama’s eldest daughter, Ellen.
When Mama’s Family was cancelled after its first season, it was later picked back up and became a successful sitcom series, it allowed Rue and Betty to accept the roles of Blanche and Rose on the Golden Girls.
Fans never see much of Rose’s children as only two of her kids, Bridget and Kirsten, visited her in Miami during the Golden Girls’s seven year span. Rose had five children with her husband, Charlie. Besides Kirsten and Bridget, Rose had another daughter named Gunilla and two sons named Adam and Charlie Jr.
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Even though Rose doesn’t see her children on a regular basis, she does obviously love them which was proven when Miles wanted Rose to go into hiding with him after they discovered the Cheeseman was alive. Rose couldn’t agree to go with Miles as she would not only lose contact with her best friends, but also her children.
Every fan of the Golden Girls knows Rose is not the brains behind the operation, but she does have certain areas of expertise such as Viking knowledge. While it may be hard to believe, Rose was the valedictorian of her high school as she was not only ranked number 4 out of 19 students, but she also drew the longest straw.
Not only did Rose earn the title of valedictorian, but she was also was voted “most likely to get stuck in a tuba”. Her classmates would be so proud of her succeeding as a grief counselor and an associate producer for Wake Up Miami, and not being stuck in a tuba.
Rose often talks about her innocent childhood in St. Olaf, Minnesota. She enjoyed telling Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia all about her crazy tales on the farm where she grew up with her adoptive parents, Gunter and Alma, and her eight siblings. Raising nine kids seems like a lot of work but Rose stated that her parents loved all nine of them equally.
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Rose’s family didn’t visit her often in Miami and only two out of her eight siblings ever appeared on the show. Holly and Lily were the only two to visit their sister during the Golden Girl’s seven seasons.
Fans of the beloved Golden Girls might be wondering what became of the simple minded Rose. Did her and Blanche continue to live together? Did she continue to work as a grief counselor? Turns out Rose did continue to live with Sophia and Blanche as the women decided to buy a hotel together called the Golden Palace.
In the Golden Girls spin off series Golden Palace fans find out that after Dorothy’s departure, the three remaining women became hotel owners and ended up doing much of the work themselves as the hotel came with no staff. There is never a dull moment with these ladies.
After Rose’s husband, Charlie, passed away Rose thought she might never find love again until she met Miles. Fans adored the couple as they balanced each other out and found their differences enchanting. Many fans hoped the two would go the distance as they had been through so many ups and downs together.
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Unfortunately fans discovered in the spin off series Golden Palace, the couple couldn’t make it work. Miles ended up falling for another woman and married her instead of Rose. Even though it’s sad the two didn’t end up together, Rose still had her best friends to help her through the break up.
Charlie was the real love of Rose’s life as the two were happily married for 32 years and raised five children together. The two had known each other since they were kids and fell in love at a dance. Sweet Rose was a virgin on her wedding night which was February 12th, 1948.
Rose is a simple girl with simple taste and that was proven in her choice of a wedding gown. In season 6, episode 17 “There Goes the Bride Part 2” Rose revealed to other ladies that she wore a white flannel dress to her wedding. Her fashion sense is probably what attracted Charlie to her in the first place.
Betty White was the best Rose Nylund fans could ask for and the judges for the Emmy’s agreed. Betty White was not only nominated several times for Golden Globes and Emmy awards during the Golden Girl’s seven season run, she also won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986 for her role as Rose.
Betty White’s acceptance speech was touching as she told the crowd that the four women on the Golden Girls are a packaged deal and she couldn’t thank everyone enough for taking a chance on four old broads… she meant ladies.
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Blanche Devereaux, played by Rue McClanahan, was the resident southern bell and man-crazy dating expert on Golden Girls. Throughout the show’s 7 season run, fans watched Blanche charm everyone with her style and confident attitude.
Blanche was free and fun-loving, and every fan wanted to be friends with her as she was also loyal, caring, and gave great advice. When fans think of Blanche they think of her many dating escapades and her charming vanity, but there was more to Blanche than just the men she dated and her beautiful appearance. Here are the 10 things even diehard fans didn’t know about the gorgeous Blanche Devereaux:
Many fans probably wondered what happened to Blanche after Golden Girls ended in 1992. After seven years of watching Blanche Devereaux, fans all hoped their favorite southern bell was alright after the series ended. Fans don’t need to worry, Blanche, along with Sophia and Rose, all moved on to their next adventure after Dorothy departed.
The three remaining women opened a hotel together called The Golden Palace after Blanche’s home sold. This was quite the adventure for the three women, as they had to perform most of the hotel duties themselves. The Golden Palace was also the name of the Golden Girls spin-off series which produced 24 episodes before it was canceled in 1993.
Every fan of the Golden Girls knows Blanche loved men. She loved flirting with them, dating them, and taking them to her bedroom or meeting them at a hotel. Rue McClanahan did not differ much from Blanche in this area, except while Blanche was only married once, Rue was married 6 times.
Blanche might have been promiscuous, but her heart only belonged to George, and he was the only man she ever married. Rue, on the other hand, didn’t stop at just dating, she married her men. Her longest marriage was to Morrow Wilson, who she married in 1997 and stayed married to until she passed away in 2010. Maybe Morrow was Rue’s George.
Blanche was without a doubt the most glamorous of the four women, often appearing in bright colors, sequins, heels, and beautiful nightgowns. She was usually the one to give the other women clothing advice as well, as she never hid how she felt about an outfit. Fans never questioned what Blanche said about style, as she always looked stunning.
These clothes looked so good on her in fact, that Rue decided to keep them. Rue had a clause put into her contract for the series stating she could keep any outfit that appeared on the show. Where does a person keep all of this clothing you might ask? In her kitchen, of course. Rue turned her kitchen into an expanded closet for her signature Blanche Devereaux looks.
Throughout the series’s 7 season run, fans only met two of Blanche’s five children. Rebecca and Janet, Blanche’s daughters, were the only two to ever make an appearance on the show, the other three never bothered to visit their mother. This isn’t much of a surprise though, as Blanche even admitted herself that she wasn’t the best mother. But who are Blanche’s other three children?
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Blanche has three sons as well as her two daughters. Matthew “Skippy”, Doug, and Biff are the sons of Blanche and George. Blanche might not have been the greatest at parenting, but she does look amazing after having five kids.
No one understands sibling rivalry better than Blanche, as she is often in a disagreement with one of her siblings, usually one of her sisters about who was Big Daddy’s favorite. Throughout Blanche’s time on Golden Girls, fans met both of her sisters, Charmaine and Virginia, and her brother, Clayton.
But what about the fifth Hollingsworth sibling? Theodore “Tad” Hollingsworth isn’t mentioned too often in Golden Girls, but he does make a couple of appearances in The Golden Palace. Turns out the fifth Hollingsworth child spent most of his life in a Chattanooga Institution. Poor Tad probably just needed a break from his eccentric and dramatic family.
There was no one more perfect for the role of Blanche Devereaux than Rue McClanahan, and nobody but Betty White could have played Rose Nylund. But originally, the creators of the Golden Girls disagreed with that. Initially, they had offered the role of Blanche to Betty White and they wanted Rue to audition for Rose.
When Rue went to her audition for Rose, they asked her if she could read the part of Blanche as well. They loved it. A few days later they had Betty read for Rose while Rue read the part of Blanche. Everything clicked, and the decision was made that the women would switch roles. Fans would all agree this was the right choice.
Fans who pay close attention can tell Blanche’s accent seems to change, becoming more southern, throughout the series. They might be relieved to know they aren’t imagining it, Blanche’s accent really did shift as the show went on. While Blanche Devereaux is from Atlanta, Georgia, Rue McClanahan is from Oklahoma.
The show’s original director, Jay Sandrich, wanted Rue to simply use her Oklahoma accent instead of a thick southern one. But when Paul Bogart, the Golden Girls’s second director, joined the team, he wanted Blanche to have a more prominent southern accent. Rue created her own sultry take on a southern accent that became Blanche’s signature sound.
Blanche Devereaux won the hearts of many during her 7 years on the Golden Girls, including the hearts of the Emmys. Rue was nominated for several Emmy awards throughout the series’s seven seasons, and she won her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Blanche Devereaux in 1987.
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That year, Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan were all nominated for the award, but when Rue’s name was called, her loving and supportive co-stars cheered the loudest for her. Rue even thanked her co-stars during her acceptance speech, as there would be no Golden Girls without them.
Blanche has quite the reputation, and she is definitely proud of it. Blanche is such a natural when it comes to flirting and dating, almost everything in her life revolves around it, including her name. Fans learned in season 7, episode 1 “Hey, Look Over Here” that Blanche’s middle name is Elizabeth.
If you shorten Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux to just the initials, it spells bed. What a coincidence that the golden girl who spends the most time agreeing to go to bed with men has initials that spell bed. But there’s no denying that Blanche sure knows her way around a bed.
Everyone has their secrets, including Blanche. While some might think her secret has to do with her many adventures with men, it actually has nothing to do with that, and everything to do with her age. Blanche never tells anyone her real age, even having it erased from her records.
But unfortunately for Blanche, she left fans little clues of how old she was. In season 3, episode 25 “Mother’s Day” Blanche’s mother lets it slip that Blanche was 17 years old in 1949 which means Blanche was born in 1932. This would make her 53 years old when the series started, and 60 years old when the series ended. You’re only as old as you feel though.
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This year’s Golden Globes may have just aired this month, but NBC already has next year’s hosts lined up: returning favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey and Poehler have a long-standing relationship with NBC, having both worked on network staple Saturday Night Live for several years. Both comedians have also starred in hits for the network: Fey in 30 Rock and Poehler in Parks and Recreation. Their performances on both shows were well-received, with Fey taking home the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy twice and Poehler once.
Fey and Poehler first teamed up to host the Golden Globes in 2013. Their first go-round was well-received, leading to turns the following two years. When they step up to the plate in 2021, it will have been six years since they last hosted. Of course, this year’s host, Ricky Gervais, is still on viewers’ minds, as the 2020 Golden Globes were held just last weekend. This was Gervais’ fifth time serving as host of the ceremony. Prior to this year, Gervais last hosted in 2016.
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NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy made the announcement about Fey and Poehler today during the Television Critics Association Tour, where networks traditionally share news about current and upcoming shows and events. Telegdy called the comedic duo “two of the funniest people on the planet.” He also explained the early announcement, reasoning, “we didn’t want to wait any longer to share the great news that they’ll be hosting the Globes once again.” NBC also noted that an announcement with an air date for the 2021 ceremony will be made later on.
In addition to their work together on Saturday Night Live and previous hosting gigs, Fey and Poehler have teamed up on several other projects. They co-starred in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, with Fey playing a mom-to-be and Poehler her surrogate. They reunited on the big screen in 2015 for another comedy film, Sisters. Many of their projects together, including Sisters and last year’s Wine Country, have featured other Saturday Night Live alums, such as Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch.
Coming off this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, where Gervais’ stint as host received mixed reviews, it makes sense to return to the solid pairing of Fey and Poehler. The two are recognizable figures who have great comedic chemistry thanks to the many projects they’ve worked on together. Saturday Night Live stars in general usually make for good awards show hosts; they’re used to working on live TV and have lots of experience landing jokes in that environment. Even if the 2021 Golden Globes are a long way off, viewers should be excited to hear that NBC already has a solid hosting team in place.
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Joaquin Phoenix gave quite the acceptance speech last night after winning Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes for Joker. There’s been no lack of praise for Phoenix’s committed performance to the clown prince of Gotham, yet many were still skeptical that he would win out at the Golden Globes, especially given his considerable competition. Phoenix was up against big names like Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), and Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari).
The movie Joker premiered in October 2019 to mostly divided reviews. Although many critics lauded the film for its bold style and tone, others questioned if it went too far in glamorizing violent crime. Some critics even went so far as to suggest the filmmakers were irresponsible with their rendition of the famed Batman villain. But alas, controversy did little to stop Joker‘s rapid ascent to the top of the box office, as the film ended up making over $1 billion worldwide by the end of its run.
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Several moments of Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes 2020 were censored for illicit language. But now, the full, uncensored version is available to view online, via Twitter user ThouFlowerGirl. Phoenix has spoken out in the past about his distaste for awards shows, famously calling campaigning for awards “total, utter bullsh-t.” But despite his long-held anger, Phoenix did appear genuinely grateful to win last night at the Golden Globes. In talking directly to his fellow nominees, Phoenix said in part,”We all know there’s no f-cking competition between us…I’m inspired by you, I’m your f-cking student.” Check out Phoenix’s full speech below:
The praise didn’t end there, either. Phoenix also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for acknowledging a link between animal agriculture and climate change by foregoing a meat option at the Golden Globes. After thanking Joker director Todd Phillips for giving him the role of Arthur Fleck, Phoenix shifted his speech towards the current political climate in saying, “contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat is f-cking rocked.” Later on, Phoenix urged his fellow members of Hollywood to take action as opposed to just talking about the problems.
Joaquin Phoenix is an enigma of a man and an undeniably masterful actor. It’s great to see him take responsibility for himself in his speech, in addition to calling out important issues he cares about. In a night full of speeches, no one can argue that Phoenix’s wasn’t genuine. There’s no doubt that Joaquin Phoenix is at the top of his game going into 2020, proven and recognized by his excellent performance in Joker.
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The 77th Annual Golden Globes premiered on Sunday, January 5th, 2020. While there are two main motion picture categories (drama and comedy/musical), we clearly received two winners from these categories.
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However, in case you’re wondering which ones to watch first before the Oscar nominations come out, we thought we’d rank all of them. There can only be one winner, but what about the silver and bronze? Plus, this list is definitely beyond categories. So without further ado, here are all 10 of the nominated feature films, comedy and drama, ranked.
This movie is certainly a comedic treat, and we loved Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. This biography comedy drama tells the story of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and their merging ideologies behind the walls of the Vatican.
Of course, this movie was nominated for comedy, and deserved it, but it unfortunately takes the bottom spot on this list. Still, we suggest watching it for a fun and uplifting flick. Plus, it’s totally wholesome. With four nominations, it didn’t bring home a win, but is still pretty great.
We can’t deny that this movie is totally fun and that we loved every second of living Elton John’s life. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Taron Egerton blew this role out of the water. In fact, he took home the win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy.
Still, while this film doesn’t quite hold up to its counterparts, this was certainly the best award it could win. Plus, it also won for Best Original Song, so there are definitely good parts of this flick, even if it takes 9th on this list out of the nominations.
This biography comedy drama stars the brilliant Eddie Murphy, and he plays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore. This movie is hilarious and totally mesmerizing, and certainly deserved some recognition at the awards.
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However, this movie doesn’t quite match up to the other 7, as much as we enjoyed every second of this unique and wholesome flick. Of course, Eddie Murphy is stunning, and scored a nomination for his role.
This comedy is probably the most underrated of the bunch. A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out that his mother is secretly hiding a Jewish girl in their house.
Roman Griffin Davis, the young star, actually scored a nomination for Best Actor! While he didn’t snag the win, we definitely suggest checking out this underrated and brilliant film. It’s probably not like anything you’ve seen before, and it’s totally quirky and hilarious.
This “whodunnit” crime comedy scored three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor (Daniel Craig) and Best Actress (Ana de Armas). While neither took home the win, this flick is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.
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It’s brilliant, and director Rian Johnson certainly deserves a pat on the back for the genius of this film. With a stellar cast and a riveting, hilarious story, this movie should certainly be on our radar, and we expect it to get a few nods when the Oscar nominations are released.
This genius and different DC flick scored four nominations, and actually won 3 of them, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director for Sam Mendes, and Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir. The only one it didn’t win was for Best Motion Picture, but we know it certainly deserved its nomination.
This movie is a brilliant and dark take of the Joker’s background, and tells a very deep story about society and wellness. If you haven’t seen it, we suggest watching it immediately.
This movie was directed by the brilliant Quentin Tarantino, and starred an A-list cast, including Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Al Pacino. With 5 nominations, this strange and unique drama comedy took home 3, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Brad Pitt) and Best Screenplay.
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Of course, this movie also took home the win for Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy, which explains why it’s the highest of the five on this list. Of course, we expect some Oscar nominations, and this flick is certainly worth your time.
We all love a good drama, which is the why the gold, silver, and bronze all fall in this category. This one is directed by Noah Baumbach, and stars the wonderful Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Laura Dern.
With 6 whopping nominations, this film only managed to take home one (for Best Supporting Actress – Laura Dern), but this movie certainly deserved every nomination it received. This movie is wholesome and pure, and should certainly be on your radar.
This Martin Scorsese directed drama scored 5 nominations, and while they didn’t take home a win, we feel confident giving this film the second spot on this list. This film is a long ride, but it’s an absolutely mesmerizing and brilliant tale about Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters, told from the perspective of hitman, Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro).
This stellar, classic cast and crew should be enough to peak your interest, and we can say this film certainly lived up to expectations.
This film was directed by Sam Mendes and scored 3 nominations. It won two of them, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama. Clearly, it’s obvious why this flick takes the #1 spot on this list.
While this movie doesn’t receive its wide release until January 10th, you have plenty of time to study up on WWI and prepare to hit the theaters. This movie will definitely be making waves for years to come, and we definitely suggest watching this first and foremost with awards season in mid-swing.
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Which classic song set the tone for Kingsman: The Golden Circle in its first trailer? Director Matthew Vaughn began his career as a producer, working with director Guy Ritchie on movies like Snatch. Vaughn took over directing Layer Cake when Ritchie had to pass and he hasn’t stopped since. He went on to helm X-Men: First Class in 2011 – which reinvigorated that particular series – and also directed cult favorite Kick-Ass.
That latter project was adapted from a graphic novel by writer Mark Millar, and the pair reunited for 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. The movie starred Taron Egerton (Rocketman) as Eggsy, a teenager who trains to become a spy in a secret, elite organization. The film was something of a throwback/love letter to the spy movies of the 1970s, such as James Bond adventure like The Spy Who Loved Me. It also featured a great supporting cast, including Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) and Colin Firth. It proved to be a surprise smash hit worldwide too, and sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle quickly followed in 2017.
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle was another success and added more starry names to the cast, including Halle Berry (John Wick: Chapter 3), Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore. The reviews weren’t as warm though, with criticism aimed at a controversial sex scene and the resurrection of a key character from the first movie, which was seen by some as cheapening the emotional impact. It maintained the franchise’s ear for good music, however, which even extended to its trailers.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle’s first trailer is set to the Paul Anka penned classic “My Way,” which is performed by the one and only Frank Sinatra. “My Way” proves to be a surprisingly moody choice, with the trailer emphasizing an attack on the Kingsman that leaves only Eggsy and Merlin alive, and the tempo picks up as they team with their American counterparts the Statesman for some explosive revenge. The movie’s second trailer featured a remix of The Who’s “My Generation,” which also worked quite well.
After all the excitement of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Eggsy and mentor Harry Hart will be taking a break for the next entry. The King’s Man is a prequel starring Ralph Fiennes and is set during the backdrop of World War 1. It promises to have the same combination of spy movie thrills and bloody action, which has become a franchise staple. Let’s hope it keeps up the tradition of great music too.
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