Rich on star list -- Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro – American Hustle is a delightful romp through mirth and manipulation. Everybody is hustling everybody else, and topped with jealousy and intrigue, the movie, though, may be a little over the top for Indian audiences, at least those among them not familiar with American affairs.
Interestingly, American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave – both of which played at the festival – have each won seven Golden Globe nominations. Also, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom and Labor Day, which also enjoyed prominent slots in the Festival, have clinched more nods than what were expected.
While, the inclusions of these films in the festival do undoubtedly convey a sense of sharp acumen on the part of the selectors, Golden Globe nominations or wins have not been a great predictor of the Oscars. Yes, Golden Globes can be great tools of promotion.