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“Rush” shut out of Golden Globes; Lauda, Hemsworth still present (VIDEO)

Jan 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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Although Ron Howard’s “Rush” was nominated for a pair of Golden Globe Awards, the film was unable to take home a victory in Sunday night’s ceremony.

Universal Studios’ “Rush” was nominated for Best Picture – Drama, but lost out to “12 Years a Slave.” Meanwhile Daniel Brühl, who played Niki Lauda in the film, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor – drama but lost out to Jared Leto of “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Not all was lost for race fans though because Lauda, as expected, came out to introduce the film’s nomination within the last half hour of the three-hour show. Lauda and Chris Hemsworth, who played Lauda’s rival and 1976 World Champion James Hunt, did the job of providing a brief synopsis of the film that chronicles their bout for the title.

With the Academy Awards to come, where “Rush” could score is in the technical awards, which aren’t presented at the Golden Globes. Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack or some of the cinematic elements of the movie could get nominated, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Brühl nominated once more or for the film itself to get a Best Picture nomination there.

There was one other possible racing element that could have popped up during the Globes, as Leonardo DiCaprio received Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” But DiCaprio, unsurprisingly, did not make mention of his new role as a team owner in the new FIA Formula E Championship, the new all-electric racing series.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – the latter of whom took home a Best Actress in a television series, comedy or musical for “Parks and Recreation” – hosted the show and had several excellent one-liners. More here from NBC News’ “Today” if you’re interested, or missed the barrage of snark on Twitter last night (yes, I’m guilty of offering up some of it).

  1. testover6370 - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Not surprising as the awards are given solely on subject matter and not on quality. Rush was about racing, not about racism or environmental stuff, so it wasn’t really considered. Can’t stand Hollywood award shows, people accepting awards for being politically correct, then standing and prattling on about themselves incessantly even when the music starts playing to tell them “no really, America is quite done listening to you gush about how great you think you are”. But my wife can’t get enough of them, and that’s the tradeoff I make to get my TV time for racing.

  2. worknman24hours - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Wow,what a great post testover.

    I would add that in ‘Rush’,there were no drugs being celebrated,there were no guns being shot,no thievery being celebrated, no alternate ideals being celebrated-just a very real story of two very strong male leads in a real story condensed to make it able to fit in the two hour plus time allotted.

    Ron Howard and his staff as well as the actors did a great job of bringing a story to life I only knew the slightest of detail of.

    I already respected both drivers as legends of Formula One before Ron took the risk and made the movie and after I saw ‘Rush’, I gained a new level of respect for both of them as well as Ron too.

    And even though the movie ended with a dedication to James Hunt by Niki Lauda, in the interviews after the movie was made, Niki made it clear (just in his expressions) the amount of respect he truly had for the great competitor and human being James Hunt was.

    For me, to see that window into Niki’s very private world and just why and how great a person that James Hunt must have been to earn that kind of respect made ‘Rush’ one of the best movies ever made.

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