into the conversation.”
In 2007, the Oscars still had only five best picture nominees.
So that, according to Saraf, “the Globes had room for more pictures and that changed the equation and made it helpful for more movies. The comedy or musical category opens things up for a different kind of movie…the straightahead drama will always be taken more seriously in the awards consideration. The Golden Globes helps to enliven that conversation a little bit.”
By expanding the conversation, Saraf adds, “there’s a little bit of a populist sensibility in terms of the movies that they take into the fold. There’s a little less pomp and circumstance and a little more celebration.”
Of course, “Little Miss Sunshine” didn’t win either prize trophy — best picture or the Golden Globe for musical or comedy. However, by dint of its nomination, “Little Miss Sunshine” shone at all the awards from the WGA to the DGA to the Film Independent Spirits and the Oscars.