Fantastic Firsts In The Films Of 2018

Sam Weisiger and Regan Wheatley

  With all of the actors and actresses gathered for the awards, with all of the progressive moments of change, with all of the anticipation building to announce the winners, Americans reflect on different memorable films of 2018 during the annual Golden Globes awards. Films from all different genres were nominated for certain awards including best motion picture, best director, and a new achievement in film, the Carol Burnett Award.

  SVHS students, however, don’t necessarily agree with some of the Golden Globe Winners. Of a list of popular movies from 2018, 16% found Incredibles 2 to be their favorite movie, 14% chose Avengers: Infinity War, and 16% favored the Netflix Original, Bird Box. The remaining 54% found the Golden Globe Nominations like, Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star is Born to be justifiably nominated.

  Despite the nominations not reflecting the favored films of SVHS students, the 2018 Golden Globes helped shed light on the great films of 2018, and open doors to new films to come in 2019 and beyond.

  The 2018 Golden Globes held many firsts. Not only did Sandra Oh co-host the show, but she also won an award herself. She is the first Asian actor to have won multiple Golden Globes, as well as the first person of Asian descent to have hosted the Golden Globes. While hosting with Andy Samberg, she took a moment to “witness this moment of change… right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real.”

  Some of the most memorable films of 2018 were nominated for awards. Vice received the most nominations raking up six nominations, but only receiving one award for Christian Bale’s charismatic performance as Dick Cheney. In his acceptance speech, along with a long list of  those who supported his performance, Bale comedically thanked Satan for, “giving him the inspiration on how to play the role [of Dick Cheney].”

  A surprise to most was the success of the foreign film Roma, which was partially filmed in the United States, but mostly filmed in Mexico. At the Golden Globes, Roma received best foreign film, as well as the director, Alfonso Cuarón, winning best director for his emotional film following the life of Cleo Gutiérrez, a stay at-home maid living in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.