Updated: 2015-01-14 08:21
By Agencies(China Daily)
The producers, director and cast members of Boyhood, winner of Best Film－Drama, pose in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday in Beverly Hills, California. [Photo/Agencies]
The Golden Globes smiled on some dark-horse films last weekend, generating new excitement about Thursday's Oscar nomination.
Coming-of-age drama Boyhood may have earned top honors at the Golden Globes weekend, but industry watchers say everything is still up for grabs in the all-important Oscars race.
All eyes in Hollywood are now on the Academy Award nominations, to be announced on Thursday, after a few surprise Globes wins on Sunday injected some drama into the annual awards season.
"My first caution to Globes winners: Don't get overconfident," says Variety awards editor Tim Gray, warning that the Globes are a poor predictor of glory at the Oscars, which are set for Feb 22.
Gray pointed out that balloting for the Oscar nominations－due to be unveiled at a traditional pre-dawn ceremony－closed last week.
"So the Globes won't affect nominations. As for Oscar winners on Feb 22, nobody hurt their chances, and a few people boosted their goodwill," he tells AFP.
Going into the Globes race, the frontrunner was dark comedy Birdman, which had been nominated in seven categories－on top of a series of nods and wins in other prize races.