Golden Globes review: Women take center stage

China Plus Published: 2018-01-12 16:50:43
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Interview with Geng Ling, CEO of China Film Assist 

The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, become big winners in the film category, whereas Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale took numerous trophies in TV category.

Today we have invited Ms. Geng Ling, CEO of China Film Assist to join us over the phone to take a look at the Golden Globe Awards.

1. Big Little Lies won the Golden Globe Award for the best television limited series or movie and dominated the Globes in the limited series category. The series pocketed 4 Globes this time. How do you like this miniseries? What was it that won it these awards? Is it the theme of the movie, the storytelling or the acting?

Elisabeth Moss attends the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony. [photo: from dfic.cn]

Elisabeth Moss attends the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony. [photo: from dfic.cn]

2. The Handmaid's Tale also won big this time round, getting Best TV series, and Elisabeth Moss winning the Best actress in a TV series at the same time. How would you comment about this Dystopian series?

3. This year, many female-focused movies and TV series won the Golden Globes, e.g. Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale. Do you think this is a coincidence that these works win the Golden Globes, given the backdrop of the Time's Up and the Metoo movement and all that happened in 2017?

Nicole Kidman  attends the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony. [photo: from dfic.cn]

Nicole Kidman  attends the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony. [photo: from dfic.cn]

4. With Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and other big names returning to the small screens, the TV, and these TV movies winning the Globes, does it signify a comeback to small screens? 

5. In film, The Golden Globes this year has seen Latino representation in its top categories. Coco won the Best Animated film. It wasn't quite unexpected, was it?

Guest on today's show: Geng Ling, CEO of China Film Assist. [Photo: courtesy of Geng Ling]

Guest on today's show: Geng Ling, CEO of China Film Assist. [Photo: courtesy of Geng Ling]

6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a film about a mother who purchases billboards to bring attention to authorities' failure to solve her daughter's murder. It won Best motion pictures in drama, and best actress, best supporting actor globes in drama. Are you touched by the mother's undaunted spirit?

[The audio clip is from Studio+, produced by CRI] 

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