Kate Winslet & Aaron Sorkin Win for 'Steve Jobs' at Golden Globes

Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film racked up two wins at last night's 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, getting half of the awards for which it was nominated. In total, Aaron Sorkin won for Best Screenplay and Kate Winslet won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Notably, Michael Fassbender lost to Leonardo DiCaprio's win in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category for The Revenant. Steve Jobs' composer, Daniel Pemberton, was also edged out by Ennio Morricone's composition for The Hateful Eight in the Best Original Score section.

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The new Steve Jobs film has been remembered more for its poor box office performance in the months since its wide release than for the quality of the film, and Aaron Sorkin briefly remarked on the topic while backstage at the Golden Globes. Sorkin commented on his enthusiasm for winning the award after the film had come to be known as "Box Office Failure Steve Jobs," hoping last night's double wins will bolster the movie’s legacy in the face of its financial failures.
"The first weekend, we broke box office records. Same for the second weekend. The third weekend, the title of the movie changed to 'Box Office Failure Steve Jobs' … It took some of the air out – the pride we had been feeling. We understood it wasn’t for everybody, but we worked so hard on it. It was an unexpected and unusual movie. We just didn’t want that to be the epitaph for the movie. So this is very nice."
Now that the Golden Globes out of the way, most are looking towards the 88th Academy Awards as the next major awards ceremony of the year, with nominations taking place this coming Thursday, January 14. Steve Jobs was rumored for Oscar nominations since the film debuted at Telluride in September, so it's likely to get some some of the similar recognition it got this year at the Golden Globes: Michael Fassbender for Best Actor, Kate Winslet for Best Supporting Actress, and Aaron Sorkin for Best Adapted Screenplay.



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8 months ago

Is Macrumors a technology web site or an affiliate of Hollywood Reporter?


Neither. It's an Apple news website. They cover all aspects of Apple, including personal details about various employees at Apple and news about Apple's competitors.

This movie was about the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and so falls into the list of things that are covered on the website. You needn't read the article if you don't want to - it's pretty obvious from the title that it isn't a tech-oriented article.

Also, this was a terrible movie. The acting wasn't good. The script was horrible.
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8 months ago
No more of these serious Steve Jobs films. Can't we see Steve Jobs Vampire Killer next.
Rating: 8 Votes
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8 months ago
"Most forgettable movie of the year award goes too..."
Rating: 6 Votes
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8 months ago

Is Macrumors a technology web site or an affiliate of Hollywood Reporter?

So news related to a film about one of the founders and main influences of Apple, which is the company this site is about is somehow inconsistent with the site? Yeah...
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8 months ago
Aston Kutchers movie was better.
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8 months ago

A question requiring a yes/no answer may get 3 paragraphs. Sometimes writers can get way too cute.


I take it you've never seen an Aaron Sorkin show/film before. It's not 'cute'. It's his very distinct style that has a rhythm and cadence that's really unlike any other writer out there. Like him or hate him, what Aaron Sorkin does isn't ever intended to be exactly real. Of course people don't talk like that. But people don't talk in iambic pentameter either and yet we consider Shakespeare's words to be greatness.
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8 months ago
I finally saw this movie and was extremely disappointed. The acting was great, but the movie itself was so badly written. As someone who's read a fair bit about Jobs, and knows the basic narrative of events, I couldn't get past how much made up nonsense was in this film.

Every person from Steve's past didn't stalk his product keynotes and choose those times to come have a character moment with him. I get that movies take some liberties, but this one took pretty much every single one and then some. I'm not really sure there was much of anything historically accurate, other than perhaps that all of the people depicted actually existed.
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8 months ago
So buying this on Blu Ray! Loved the movie.
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8 months ago
I just saw this movie a few weeks back. I watched the entire thing, which says something right there. The movie seems so forced, with *everything* of import (or what they think is important) that happened in Steve's Apple life moving so fast. You learn nothing really about the man. All you really learn is that he denied his child and kept on denying her until the final scene. I for one, don't really care too much about his private life. I know him for his business life. That's what I wanted to learn first and foremost. The dialog was written for "Steve the myth" and not the person. A question requiring a yes/no answer may get 3 paragraphs. Sometimes writers can get way too cute.

You'll learn more by watching the Kutcher movie, sadly. If you have been in the loop on Jobs all the while, you won't actually learn anything about him in any of these movies really. They tend to take the myth and pump up those legends. Nothing to see here, you've seen it all before.

Winslet's "accent" was a distraction in the movie too. I wasn't bothered too much by the lack of a Jobs likeness playing the part. I guess I wanted to see a movie about Steve and Apple (computers), not his child support payments.
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8 months ago
i've said this before: this a a mean-spirited hit piece ... AND it was tedious. While i'm not suggesting Steve needs to be seen through rose-colored glasses i do think that embellishing on his child support and making that basically the whole movie was disingenuous - and then on top of that - for Sorkin to say to his own daughter that he does everything to impress her - that was a direct shot at Steve and a clear indication that sorkin had an agenda when he wrote this garbage.
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