EW also sits down with 1917 director (and double Globe winner!) Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins.
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The first major awards of 2020 — the Golden Globes — are in the bag. But can they tell us anything about the race to the Oscars?

As is tradition for the Globes, which are voted on and produced by the eclectic 90-ish members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, some weird things went down. There were some expected wins (Renée Zellweger! Brad Pitt!), and some completely unexpected (Missing Link!).

Going into the night, Netflix had more nominations than any other studio or network, with 34 nods across the film and television categories, but it ultimately only walked away with two trophies: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Laura Dern for Marriage Story), and Best Actress in a TV Drama (Olivia Colman for The Crown).

Presumed Oscar heavyweight The Irishman went home empty-handed, while late entry 1917 took home two of the night’s top honors: Best Drama and Best Director.

On this week’s episode of EW’s The Awardist podcast, hosts Shana Naomi Krochmal and David Canfield are joined by EW features editor Sarah Rodman to discuss what all this means (or doesn’t) for this year’s Academy Awards race, and they give their review of this year’s Globes ceremony.

Shana and David also break down the newly announced WGA nominees, and give a brief preview of what to look out for from tomorrow’s Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America nominations announcements. Plus, David sits down with 1917 director (and double Globe winner) Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins, who reveal how they mapped out their one-take concept and what their biggest challenges were while making the film.

Listen to the full discussion below, or on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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