The big story
It's that time of year again… the awards season. They've been dribbling along for a couple of weeks now, with the likes of the National Board of Review and the La Film Critics Association dishing out their gongs.
But with the Oscars hovering in the far distance like some desert mirage, things have finally got serious. The Golden Globes are the first awards of serious substance to declare their nominations, and one or two things have clicked into focus. First, after a lean spell with Tintin and War Horse, Steven Spielberg has roared back into awards favour: Lincoln leads the Globes field by a significant distance, and is on course to replicate the effect at the Academy awards.
Second, Quentin Tarantino has, against all the odds, become serious awards bait too; despite Django Unchained being