Musical Films ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Mama Mia’ Top Fandango Fan Picks of Films That Should Get Golden Globes Noms

Musical performances were the top picks of Fandango fans in a survey if they were to choose the Golden Globe nominations, to be announced Dec. 6.

In a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 film fans, who chose their top choices for the actors and films to be nominated, respondents picked A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and other musically focused films for their favorite Globe noms.

The actual nominations, picked by the roughly 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be announced at 5 a.m. PST Dec. 6.  The Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on Jan. 6.

“Based on these results, it’s clear that moviegoers are loving those films fueled by their music, which is why we’re seeing a spike in popularity for titles like A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns and Mama Mia: Here We Go Again,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis in a statement. “Additionally, films like Black Panther and A Quiet Place were huge unexpected hits with general audiences, and are among those movies fans are hoping to see honored at one of Hollywood’s most engaging awards shows.”

The top fan picks for actors in a drama were the musical performances of Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), while the top fan picks for actors in a comedy or musical were Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2).

FandangoNow, Fandango’s streaming service, will have all the nominated films available in the home entertainment window the morning of Dec. 6 at www.fandangonow.com. Fandango is offering its Awards Season gift cards for film fans to help them catch up with films they may have missed on the big screen, via the Fandango theatrical ticketing service, or at home, via Fandango’s digital delivery service, FandangoNow. Also, fans can stream the top nominees available on FandangoNOW for 50% off this weekend only using the promo code GLOBES19.

Survey results for potential Golden Globe nominations are:

Fan picks for Best Picture/Drama:

  1. A Star is Born
  2. Black Panther
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. First Man

 

Fan picks for Best Actress/Drama:

  1. Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
  2. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place)
  3. Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  4. Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
  5. Glenn Close (The Wife)

 

Fan picks for Best Actor/Drama:

  1. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  2. Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)
  3. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
  4. Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner)
  5. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

 

Fan picks for Best Picture/Musical or Comedy:

  1. Crazy Rich Asians
  2. Mary Poppins Returns
  3. Green Book
  4. Mama Mia! Here We Go Again
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

 

Fan picks for Best Actress/Musical or Comedy:

  1. Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
  2. Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)
  3. Lily James (Mama Mia! Here We Go Again)
  4. Charlize Theron (Tully)
  5. Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

 

Fan picks for Best Actor/Musical or Comedy:

  1. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2)
  2. Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
  3. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
  4. Steve Carell (Welcome to Marwen)
  5. Christian Bale (Vice)

 

Fan picks for Best Director:

  1. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  2. John Krasinski (A Quiet Place)
  3. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
  4. Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
  5. Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

 

Fan picks for Best Supporting Actor:

  1. Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)
  2. Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
  3. Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  4. Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
  5. Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

 

Fan picks for Best Supporting Actress:

  1. Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians)
  2. Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased)
  3. Emma Stone (The Favourite)
  4. Claire Foy (First Man)
  5. Sissy Spacek (The Old Man and the Gun)

 

Fan picks for Best Animated Feature:

  1. Incredibles 2
  2. Ralph Breaks the Internet
  3. Isle of Dogs
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Seuss’ The Grinch

 

Fan picks for Best Original Song:

  1. “Shallow”(A Star Is Born)
  2. “All the Stars”(Black Panther)
  3. “I’ll Never Love Again” (A Star Is Born)
  4. “Always Remember Us This Way” (A Star Is Born)
  5. “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)

A Quiet Place

BLU-RAY REVIEW:

Street 7/10/18;
Paramount;
Horror;
Box Office $187.28 million;
$29.99 DVD, $34.99 Blu-ray, $34.99 UHD Blu-ray;
Rated ‘PG-13’ for terror and some bloody images.
Stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe.

Sometimes the simplest concepts, when engineered properly, can produce the most effective films.

A Quiet Place is based on the basic idea of a family that can’t make a sound as they try to survive isolated from the rest of the world. A cataclysmic event has resulted in the planet being roamed by fierce creatures that hunt by sound, so any noise will attract them.

This sets the stage for a visceral viewing experience, with minimal dialogue and even the slightest noise proving to be a source of great tension.

The final form of the story was developed and directed by John Krasinski, who also stars as the father alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The film begins as they and their three children are rummaging for supplies in a local abandoned town. But their youngest son isn’t quite aware of the danger of playing with a loud, flashy toy out in the open, and he gets snatched by a creature.

Cut to a year later, and the mother is pregnant again as the family still struggles to cope with the child’s death. The natural tendency upon hearing the film’s premise is to wonder how they can possibly avoid making any sounds, given the potential for noise in so many mundane activities, not to mention bodily processes — for example, how can someone give birth without so much as a peep?

Well, the beauty of the film is the way it sidesteps some logistical issues by addressing others, and the potential dangers of childbirth, not to mention the potential for a crying newborn, are at the forefront of the family’s lifestyle. The film is rather clever in showing how the family has adapted everyday tasks to minimize the noise output involved. And yet, sounds remain unavoidable. That the judicious use of sound in the film so effectively contributes to an overwhelming sense of fear is due in no small part to the film’s brilliant sound design and editing.

A Quiet Place is something of a throwback to the silent film era in that regard, though it’s not being presented as some grand experiment in the genre.

The minimal dialogue also sets the stage for some terrific visual performances by the entire cast. The family primarily communicates through sign language, which comes in handy given their circumstances but is also a necessity given the daughter is deaf — which ironically becomes a major challenge in a world where sound invites death, since it helps to know when sounds are being made. The actress who plays the daughter, Millicent Simmonds, is deaf in real life, which adds to the film’s sense of realism.

Krasinski has crafted a beautiful-looking film as well, with lush farmlands that appear inviting in daytime turning to foreboding landscapes hiding all sorts of dangers at night. Not that it matters with these creatures, who will attack whenever.

The Blu-ray includes three short but effective behind-the-scenes featurettes that run a bit more than a half-hour in total. One is a general making-of piece running about 15 minutes, the others focus on sound design and visual effects, respectively.