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Conversations with 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

by | January 6, 2017 | Comments

In anticipation of the fast approaching 74th Golden Globe Awards, we collected all of our interviews with nominated filmmakers and actors, so you can watch them again (or for the first time) and get ready to root for your favorites on January 8th. And don’t forget to check out RT’s Awards Tour on Sunday for red carpet photos and the full list of winners!


Hell or High Water (2016) 97%

RT Senior Editor Grae Drake tempts Chris Pine and Ben Foster from Hell or High Water into their first round ever of prickly pear beer (which is pretty epic),  then speaks to them about their relationship in this movie and what “mistakes” they might bury in a hole.

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Drama
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture (Jeff Bridges)


Manchester by the Sea (2016) 96%

We talk to Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Michelle Williams from Manchester by the Sea about the beauty and pain of real life, wailing as an acting tool, the bravery of expressing feelings, and working with the genius that is Kenneth Lonergan.

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Drama
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama (Casey Affleck)
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture (Michelle Willams)
Best Director – Motion Picture (Kenneth Lonergan)


20th Century Women (2016) 88%

Grae Drake talks to Annette Bening from 20th Century Women about dancing around the house by yourself (and the best music for it) and awkward dinner conversations. She also speaks to Greta Gerwig about the high-maintenance regimen of pink hair and getting a punk rock education for the film. Check it out!

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Annette Bening)


Deadpool (2016) 85%

Grae Drake (aka Maidpool) plays darts with the stars of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller, and doesn’t exactly sweep the floor with them. Then they discuss what’s on their (ahem) “bucket” lists. Morgan Freeman and Wilford Brimley, you’ve been warned!

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Ryan Reynolds)


La La Land (2016) 91%

Kit Bowen challenges Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone from La La Land to give dramatic readings of some classic Broadway movie musical lyrics. How did they do? Check it out!

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling)
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone)
Best Director – Motion Picture (Damien Chazelle)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture (City of Stars)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture (Justin Hurwitz)


Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 88%

Grae Drake talks to Meryl Streep, star of Florence Foster Jenkins, about the new verb, “Florenceing,” tiara-wearing tips, and why we need Florence’s story in our lives. Then she reveals one of her favorite moments in the film. After that, Grae hits the red carpet to talk to her, Hugh Grant, and writer Nicholas Martin about the phenomenon that was Florence Foster Jenkins.

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Hugh Grant)
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Meryl Streep)
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture (Simon Helberg)


Loving (2016) 88%

Kit Bowen talks to Joel Edgerton, Terri Abney, Ruth Negga, and writer/director Jeff Nichols about Loving, and the definition of the term “soulmate.” What does that mean to each of them? Watch and see!

Nominated for:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama (Joel Edgerton)
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama (Ruth Negga)


Captain Fantastic (2016) 83%

Kit Bowen talks to Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, and Shree Crooks from Captain Fantastic, plus director Matt Ross, about what they think the title of the film represents, and great roads trip they’ve been on. Also, she discovers that Kathryn Hahn has definite plans for the next time she performs with Viggo Mortensen!

Nominated for:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama (Viggo Mortensen)


War Dogs (2016) 61%

Grae Drake talks to Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, and director Todd Phillips from War Dogs about the strangest places they’ve ever had to take a phone call. Check it out!

Nominated for:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Jonah Hill)


Nocturnal Animals (2016) 74%

Kit Bowen talks to Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, and writer/director Tom Ford from Nocturnal Animals about their individual interpretations of the film: from metaphors of the heart to worshiping false idols and meditations on loss. Watch!

Nominated for:
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)
Best Director – Motion Picture (Tom Ford)


Hidden Figures (2016) 93%

Mark Seman gives a very special Rorschach Test to the three leading ladies of Hidden Figures, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Jannelle Monáe. Then he asks Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons about whether Costner would make a good boss (and Parsons a good employee). Then, Pharrell Williams describes the time he got to meet NASA scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson. Watch!

Nominated for:
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture (Octavia Spencer)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture (Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch)


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 97%

Grae Drake talks to Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson, and director Travis Knight from Kubo and the Two Strings about what talismans from their childhood they would want brought to life, and Laika Flims’ masterful art of scaring children. Check it out!

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture – Animated


Sing (2016) 71%

Grae Drake sits down with Chris Meledandri and Garth Jennings from Sing during the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the long the journey to make the film, which is followed by an impromptu audition for the sequel (or was that seagull?), and then everyone participates in a lightning round of Tomatometer scores.

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Faith)


Zootopia (2016) 98%

Grae Drake talks to the stars of Zootopia (Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman), as well as the directors (Byron Howard and Rich Moore), about their first tiny apartments in the big city and what cute stuff they can hustle from the world of Zootopia.

Nominated for:
Best Motion Picture – Animated


Trolls (2016) 75%

We ask some probing troll-related questions for the stars of Trolls, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, as well as co-directors Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell… and in the process, JT winds up inventing a new word. Check it out!

Nominated for:
Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Can’t Stop The Feelings)

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