We’re still looking for an Oscar nomination, but it’s an encouraging sign that Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘La Grande Bellezza’ ( The Great Beauty ) has been nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe. Starring Toni Servillo and Carlo Verdone, of the Academy doesn’t nominate it, I honestly don’t know what they are looking for.
In my review I went a little crazy, writing “his (Sorrentino) film isn’t one to be so much dissected and debated as it is to be absorbed and then reflected. Right now, minutes after having turned off the DVD player, I feel almost as if I’ve been shown something important by God, or a ghost, or someone showing me great mysteries in a crystal ball and they’ve said to me, “There. Now you spend some time just thinking about that one”.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills.