On January 11, the world will learn if Into the Woods won any of the four nominations at the Golden Globe Awards. There is also evidence that the recent official website posts that show Into the Woods as the winner for Best Picture at the Golden Globe Awards may have been leaked in error.
However, despite the Golden Globe nominations, the movie-going critics on Twitter have been hashtagging their posts about Into the Woods with a negative #WalkedOut.
According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the official organization behind the Golden Globe Awards, Into the Woods could win for Comedy or Musical Best Motion Picture and Nominations by Motion Picture and Television Series or Program Motion Picture. Into the Woods also has Golden Globe nominations for Emily Blunt for Comedy or Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture and Meryl Streep for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Calling it a glitch, the official website administrators for the awards ceremony talked with Deadline about the accidental January 9 Into the Woods Golden Globes 2015 Best Picture posting.
The official spokesperson from the tech company said, “While testing the official website of the Golden Globe Awards for Sunday’s ceremony, Bluefin inadvertently took the test live. We randomly selected two film titles with no knowledge of the category winners. We are solely responsible for the error.”
Despite having several award nominations, many movie-goers are having a hard time stomaching Into the Woods. On Twitter, an overwhelming number of these negative posts related to walking out on Into the Woods are focused around disliking the musicals genre in general. Many Twitter users stated they did not know that Into the Woods was a musical before they sat down in the movie theater.
Sure plenty enjoyed the film, but when Twitter suggests “into the woods musical walked out” well that how I felt pic.twitter.com/qd217PivQp
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) January 4, 2015
Congrats to Into The Woods, 3rd movie I’ve ever walked out of! — Eric Anton (@vandelheart81) January 10, 2015
Alternatively, on Facebook, Into the Woods movie watchers, like Louise Marley, state that they are disappointed that the movie did not follow the book.
“Spoiler alert, in case you’re planning on seeing this! Saw ‘Into the Woods’ yesterday, and walked out scratching my head, not about the performances — which were superb, especially from Emily Blunt and the incomparable Meryl Streep — but about the book. Critical reviews have been positive, but in my view, the Disney ‘mellowing’ of the story robs it of most of its meaning. In fact, at the end, I wasn’t at all sure what the meaning was intended to be…. All of that said, the cast did a remarkable job with the music, and the film was visually sumptuous. It’s just that pesky plot.”
The world will see on January 11 if the Into the Woods Best Picture winner posting on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association website was a fluke or a flash forward. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.
People walked out of Into the Woods because they didn’t like all the singing? Are people stupid or…? — Mailinda✨ (@mailindamai) January 10, 2015
— Stephanie Lysé (@StephanieLyse90) January 10, 2015
I can’t believe how many people walked out of Into The Woods before it had ended!
— Joe (@JoePassmore) January 9, 2015
Seeing that people walked out of Into The Woods after not realising it was a musical makes me weep. Are you people dim or???? — Amber Thorneycroft (@amberthorney) January 9, 2015
lol today at work people who didn’t know Into the Woods was a musical got angry and walked out hahahaha — maddy (@maddydell) January 9, 2015
For the 1st time in my life, I walked out of a movie & asked for my money back. Into The Woods is cheesy MUSICAL. Horrible. @AprilHunter
— Chickfights Rock! (@ChickfightsRock) January 8, 2015
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