|Directed by||:||Michael Gracey||Produced by||:||Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping||Story by||:||Jenny Bicks||Starring||:||Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya||Production company||:||Chernin Entertainment, Seed Productions, Laurence Mark Productions, TSG Entertainment||Country||:||United States|
It's not the greatest show, but if you’re looking for something undemanding, The Greatest Showman will fill a few hours between Christmas and New Year
Awards season is a strange and mysterious time, as the imminent release of The Greatest Showman makes clear. In this country, it is released on Boxing Day, just a week later than in the United States.
And yet it has arrived in cinemas in both territories already garlanded with no fewer than three Golden Globe nominations – Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and Best Original Song.
This sort of thing is not unprecedented by any means. It’s not difficult for a distributor to lay on a timely series of special screenings for, in this case the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whip up a bit of positive hullaballoo and suddenly the nominations are flowing.