Justin Timberlake’s song from “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Taylor Swift’s track from “One Chance” and Coldplay’s closing credits tune from “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday.
Timberlake’s “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” and Coldplay’s “Atlas” will go up against U2′s “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and the Idina Menzel showcase “Let It Go” from the animated Disney film “Frozen.”
One pop music figure, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, received a nomination in the score category. His work for “All is Lost” goes up against newcomer Steven Price’s “Gravity”, John Williams’ “The Book Thief,” Hans Zimmer’s “12 Years a Slave” and Alex Heffes’ “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie was three-fifths music-related: Michael Douglas, who portrays Liberace, and Matt Damon were nominated for “Behind the Candelabra” and Al Pacino is up for his leading role in “Phil Spector.” Both films aired on HBO.
Among the other nominations for music-related work in film and TV were a best actor in a comedy or music nom for Oscar Isaac who portrays the folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Hayden Panettiere is up for supporting actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie for her role in ABC’s “Nashville”; “Behind the Candelabra” is up for best movie or TV mini-series and “Inside Llewyn Davis” is nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy. Jared Leto, who has focused on his alt-rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars in recent years, is up for supporting actor in a motion picture, for “Dallas Buyers Club.”
The Golden Globes are determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists who write for publications outside the U.S. Awards will be handed out Jan. 12.
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
- “Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion // Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
- “Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez // Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
- “Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton // Lyrics by: Bono
- “Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen // Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- “Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff // Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
- Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
- Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
- Steven Price, Gravity
- John Williams, The Book Thief
- Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave
Inside Llewyn Davis — Three Nominations
- Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- Oscar Isaac, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Behind the Candelabra — Four Nominations
- Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Matt Damon, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Michael Douglas, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Rob Lowe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Phil Spector — Two Nominations
- Helen Mirren, Best Performance By an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Al Pacino, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Justin attended the Pacers VS Heat game, Miami won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sorry spent too much time with the bf got into basketball a bit)
check out pictures below from Justin courtside and backstage during the game. as well as chillin with the mascot!
After the Indiana Pacers came back in the second half to defeat the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night, you’d think they’d want to rest and recover from a game that came close to matching the hype and verve of a playoff contest. Instead, Paul George decided to play Justin Timberlake in a game of H-O-R-S-E while gingerly moving around the court in sandals.
First tweeted out by Pacers.com scribe Scott Agness, George and Timberlake are playing in front of a deserted Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but you can see Frank Vogel in far corner of the court watching.
hopefullly Justin will be adding a few more trophies to his collection in February when the Grammys are live from LA. Justin is up for 7 grammy awards this year, four in which he shares with fellow collaborater and lead of the nominations Jay Z.
- Best Pop Vocal Album (The 20/20 Experience)
- Best Pop Solo Performance (Mirrors)
- Best R&B Song (Pusher Love Girl)
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Suit & Tie)
- Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration (Holy Grail)
- Best Rap Song (Holy Grail) and Best Music Video (Suit & Tie).
what, no record of the year? what the hell
“It’s fun to use my singing voice as part of a character,” says pop superstar Justin Timberlake, describing how he toned down his vibrato and adjusted his guitar-strumming to portray clean-cut, early ’60s folk singer Jim Berkey in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.” One of the most delightful scenes in the movie, which opened Friday, involves a spirited recording session for a goofy novelty song called “Please Mr. Kennedy” — a plea to not be drafted into the space race.
Jim sets the pace, instructing his musician buddy Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) on where to jump in and how many “puh-puh” P sounds to insert before the word “please.” They then launch into a driving, deadpan version of the nonsensical song while their pal Al Cody (Adam Driver) blurts out “Uh-oh!” and other doo-wop exclamations for a comic top note.
Llewyn, described by the movie’s executive music producer, T Bone Burnett, as “a moody existentialist” folk singer struggling to get by in the ’60s music scene, finds the song appalling, but Jim can’t see a problem with it. “If people want a campy song, Jim’s happy to write it,” says Timberlake. “He kind of represents where the world was going. The beatniks of that time looked at music like, ‘This isn’t a career, man, this is art.’ But if you look at the music business now — you’re not anything until you’ve made an actual career out of being a musician.”
If Timberlake was ever concerned about his own bona fides, he may have overcompensated. The night before he sat down to chat, he’d been anointed both favorite male soul/R&B artist and favorite male pop/rock artist at the American Music Awards. While others in the “Inside Llewyn Davis” cast were promoting the movie with intimate musical performances in New York and L.A., Timberlake was kicking off a world tour around the recent pair of albums he dubbed “The 20/20 Experience”: He played for a capacity crowd of 18,000 at the Staples Center in November and heads to the Forum on Jan. 20.
With a raft of film roles now to his credits, until Joel Coen called he’d never gotten to play a musician. “I think I said yes before he finished the sentence,” says Timberlake. “I knew I wanted to mix music and movie-making. To get to do it with the Coen brothers is kind of unbelievable.”
Burnett, who’s worked on some of the choicest music-driven movies ever, including the Coens’ “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” doesn’t hesitate to give Timberlake his due. “Justin is a bad man,” he asserts, indulging in musician-speak. “He’s a real artist. He’ll get after it. He lays down the law. He’s not an empty-headed pop singer. He’s got a lot going on.”
In “Llewyn Davis,” Timberlake sings lead in a three-part harmony performance of Hedy West’s “500 Miles,” one of the more lyrical and beloved songs of the period. But it’s “Please Mr. Kennedy” that’s getting the most attention this awards season; the song has been submitted for Golden Globe consideration (it’s ineligible for the Academy Awards since it was adapted from existing material).
Timberlake remembers the collaboration (he’s among the credited writers). “Bone and I messed around with some chords and strumming patterns that felt more like the Coasters, with kind of a sunny, stoney groove,” he says, bobbing his head. “We played it for Joel and Ethan by speakerphone.” The original “Please Mr. Kennedy” (a slower, doo-wop Motown tune recorded by Mickey Woods) was a plea to avoid the Vietnam draft.
“We all thought, let’s make it funny; let’s make it about space exploration instead. Joel and Ethan came up with a lot of the jokes and refined it. When we recorded it, certain things just happened in the moment, and in the editing they went for what was funniest” — including such lines as “I’m 6-foot-2, so perhaps you’ll / tell me I’m too big for the capsule.”
The shooting schedule for “Inside Llewyn Davis” required all the songs to be recorded upfront, in a weeklong Manhattan studio session that Timberlake says became a creative bonus. “You’d get in there and play the song the way you thought your character would do it, and that’s how you found the details. There’s a real specificity to the way you play and sing in character.”
Jessica Biel may not be a mother in real life, but she does play a somewhat deranged and delusional mom in her new flick, The Truth About Emanuel.
At last night’s Hollywood premiere of the movie, Biel dished to us about tapping into her maternal instinct to film with a newborn baby.
“I think to make this person, this character, work without being some ridiculous, crazy performance, is to really believe in what she’s doing and believe that that is her truth, that baby is her baby and that’s what it is,” Biel exclusively told E! News.
“And so the nurturing element of being a mother, that is really what I tapped into,” the gorgeous 31-year-old actress continued. “Because it’s like, the best villain really believes what they’re doing. It’s the same idea. This woman, that’s just her truth, her reality.”
Pop megastar Justin Timberlake made his eagerly awaited return to Phoenix Monday night and quickly proved why the media has paid obsessive attention to him since his Mickey Mouse Club Days. Over the course of his three-hour performance (including a 10-minute intermission), Justin Timberlake made the 20/20 Experience Tour just that — a memorable concert experience with plenty of bang for its buck.
Opening with “Pusher Love Girl,” the first track from 20/20 Experience, silhouettes of the brass section appeared on the sides of the stage. The beginning of the song spotlighted Timberlake’s impressive 15-member backing band, The Tennessee Kids. The large band was absolutely necessary to emphasize all the nuances of 20/20 — you know the cool horn part in “Suit & Tie”? It sounds even better live.
Timberlake stood in the shadows for most of “Pusher Love Girl,” making him seem like just another member of his huge soul band. During “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want),” JT stepped forward and crooned under the spotlight.
Throughout the course of the concert, Timberlake served in a surprising variety of roles. The 20/20 songs showed that he’s a soulster who takes risks, something the album managed as well — a pop star putting out an album with songs that hover around eight minutes is an inherently risky move, but it pays off when he manages to sing and dance the songs in full without breaking a sweat — during a high-energy performance that clocks in just shy of three hours.
It was no small feat; the fact that Timberlake does it every night is impressive.
Following “Gimme” was “Rock Your Body,” which found Timberlake taking on yet another role — sexy heartthrob. His boy band past was suddenly quite clear; he could do something as small as glance at a portion of the audience and receive a deafening roar of girlish screams in return. The crowd went wild for this Justified track, which was given a 20/20 twist with an extended intro and some added dramatics.
The setlist featured over 30 songs that were reimagined with a 20/20 influence. FutureSex/LoveSounds” was slowed down and sexed up, picking up with “Like I Love You,” which sounded fantastic with the added instrumentation.
The setlist was well laid out, grouping some of JT’s biggest songs in the first portion of the set. “Summer Love” and “Love Stoned” paired well together, even if the later was cut short tp fit into its spot in the tight set — which was unfortunate, but didn’t detract from the set.
Even among all the hits some of the pairings yielded some surprises, like Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail.” Timberlake stuck to his parts, sauntering toward the audience for an emotive intro that transitioned into set highlight “Cry Me a River.” At the song’s conclusion, the massive platform holding up the band sank down for what would presumably be an encore break.
The band could very well have performed three or so more songs and called it a night, but that wasn’t the case — the show wasn’t even halfway done at this point.
The second portion of the show was quite different, focusing on deep cuts of the 20/20 Experience. The first part dragged a little bit due to the length of the songs, but nevertheless looked and sounded good thanks to the show’s formidable production values. The audience didn’t scream quite as much during songs like “True Blood” or “Tunnel Vision,” but things quickly picked up during “Let The Groove In.”
Timberlake and a few of his dancers performed on an elevated platform that slowly inched toward the back of the venue, giving everyone an opportunity to get a good view of the singer. He dangled over both ends of the platform, which ended in elevated stairways that extended out into the crowd, to a sea of cell phones and screaming fans.
The platform came to a stop at the opposite end of the venue during “That Girl,” and JT walked down to a stationary point near the soundboard. He played an acoustic guitar for an unexpected cover of Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Timberlake immediately switched styles for the next song, a tribute to Michael Jackson — “Human Nature.” A semi-acoustic “What Goes Around . . . Comes Around” followed, beginning with Timberlake and his guitar and exploding into its pop glory with the full band joining in for JT’s rapid fire vocals toward the end of the song.
Timberlake and the platform made their way back to the front of the venue during “Take Back the Night,” which transitioned into the third and final portion of the evening. Once the band returned to the stage, Timberlake performed a couple more covers, as things got funky during “Jungle Boogie” and girls screamed even more for Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison.”
Timberlake nailed the vocal style and — perhaps best of all — sprinkled some of the song’s original choreography into his performance.
The last portion of the set was the best, as “Take Back the Night” signaled a suite of songs that were played back to back with only one breather: A short lull before “Suit & Tie.” Otherwise, songs like “SexyBack,” “Mirrors,” and the covers were played back to back as one fluid song.
Pusher Love Girl
Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
Rock Your Body
Don’t Hold the Wall
Like I Love You
Until the End of Time
Cry Me a River
Only When I Walk Away
Drink You Away
Let the Groove in
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover)
Not a Bad Thing
Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)
What Goes Around…Comes Around
Take Back the Night
Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang cover)
Poison (Bell Biv DeVoe cover)
Suit & Tie
Last Night: Justin Timberlake at US Airways Center.
Personal Bias: I was hoping to hear a little *NSYNC or “Dick in a Box,” but this was still a damn good show.
The Crowd: Overdressed and full of uncomfortable-looking shoes.
Overheard in the Crowd: “As a Britney fan, I feel guilty for liking this song” during “Cry Me a River.”
Random Notebook Dump: “‘Tunnel Vision’ — the first time I’ve seen a topless dancing woman projected onto a huge screen at an arena show.”