'Into The Woods' gets Golden Globe nominations
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - December 29, 2014 - 11:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Walt Disney Pictures' “Into the Woods,” the contemporary retelling of classic fairy tales, has been nominated for major Golden Globe Awards.

Among the nominations are for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actress for Emily Blunt who plays the Baker's Wife, and Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep for playing the Witch.

"On behalf of my fellow producers, John DeLuca and Marc Platt, I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this wonderful honor. I am so proud to have been a part of bringing Stpehen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved and profound work to the screen, and equally proud of the extraordinary cast who brought it to life with such passion and heart," Producer and Director Rob Marshall said.

Blunt also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press for "embracing the Baker's Wife," the character that she played in the fairy tale movie.

"Playing this part made me stretch myself as an actor and muster up any courage I could to find my singing voice. It was so worth it to be a part of Rob Marshall's beautiful and moving film that means so much to me," she said.

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 11, 2015 in Los Angeles.

“Into the Woods” brings the Tony Award-winning musical classic and memorable songs “Children Will Listen,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One is Alone” and “Agony,” to life on the big screen.The film is based on the musical stageproduction byeight-time Tony, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.

In the film, the Baker was just a child, his Father was caught stealing magic beans from the vegetable garden of the Witch next door. As punishment for losing the precious beans, the Witch was placed under a curse which made her hideous in appearance. The Witch, in turn, cast an evil spell on the Baker’s household, cruelly insuring that the Baker and his Wife would forever be incapable of having a child.

Years later, when the Baker and his Wife learn of the curse, they venture into the Woods to seek out the ingredients which will both reverse the spell and restore the Witch’s beauty. By the time the blue moon rises in three days’ time, something which only occurs once every 100 years, they must return with four items: a cow as white as milk, hair as yellow as corn, a cape as red as blood and a slipper as pure as gold.

On their journey into the Woods, they encounter: Cinderella fleeing the Palace in a pair of gold slippers; Little Red Riding Hood on her way to Granny’s house while being pursued by the Wolf; the fair maiden Rapunzel, held captive by the Witch in a tower with no doors; and young Jack en route to the market to sell his cherished cow, Milky-White, to appease his exasperated Mother. Each one on their own quest to fulfill a wish.

The fairy tale movie opens in the Philippines on January 28.

ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS BEST ACTRESS BEST MOTION PICTURE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS CHILDREN WILL LISTEN EMILY BLUNT GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS GRAMMY AND OSCAR HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS INTO THE WOODS
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