Golden Globe Awards: Adaptations and Relevance

Golden Globe Awards is a big part of the entertainment industry and yet it was held as a private event. Find out why and the adaptations that stole the show.

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The entertainment industry that thrives on attention and views surprisingly held their long-awaited Golden Globe Awards privately. No one could see the ceremony. They left cinephiles and readers who revisit iconic opening monologues at crossroads. While the first reason that comes to mind for such a decision would be COVID-19, in reality, they made this decision because of the recent boycotting. People are demanding diversity and thus the response was an untelevised award show. Does this still make the awards prestigious?

With that question, let’s see the 5 adaptations that swept the awards.

  • The Power of The Dog by Don Winslow
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst starring movie won the award for Best Movie. Written by Don Winslow and adapted by Jane Campion was intimidating in a way that kept viewers and readers hooked.

  • West Side Story
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A modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet won awards for Best Musical/ Comedy Film, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Rachel Zegler’s debut and she went home with the prestigious award beating Jennifer Lawrence (Don’t Look Up) and Emma Stone (Cruella).

  • Tick Tick…Boom by Jonathan Lawrence
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The world is back in love with Andrew Garfield. Rightfully so. He also won the Best Actor award for Musical/Comedy for his performance in Tick Tick…Boom. Produced by Lin Manuel Miranda, the movie was arguably one of the best musicals.

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
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The most awaited film of the year that wasn’t Marvel was Dune by Denis Villeneuve. They nominated it for multiple awards but won only the Best Original Score. Hans Zimmer gave a stellar score to this science fiction masterpiece.

  • Drive My Car by Haruki Murakami
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Drive My Car, a short story written by the highly acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami, was made into a film of the same name by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. It won the award for Best Picture in the Non-English category.

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