The nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globes were announced on December 6th and met with rather mixed emotions. The nominees for the Golden Globes typically have some similarities when it comes to other more prestigious award shows but history has shown that it not a direct correlation. Like every year there were general surprises and disappointments in several of the categories.

This has felt like an especially long year in movies and maybe that’s because this has been a strong one. There were several films that received multiple nominations that came as a surprise to no one like Vice, A Star Is Born, and Marry Poppins Returns. Marvel’s Black Panther was highly speculated for a Best Picture nomination getting the Marvel Cinematic Universe their first in the drama category. Another film met with awards speculation was the wildly successful romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians. The film earned two nominations in two stacked categories, Best Picture-Comedy or Musical and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Constance Wu who is the first Asian woman nominated since 1974!

Another notable first time nominee is Elsie Fisher, the star of the coming of age independent film, Eighth Grade. She is sure to be a pure delight if she were to win, while the film itself wasn’t nominated this still feels like a good thing. It’s always exciting to see a small independent film be recognized and this brings me to two other indies that were completely ignored by the HFPA. Hereditary starring a truly horrifying Toni Collette and First Reformed, starring an excellent Ethan Hawke as a pastor questioning his faith. Both films have been heavily discussed as award contenders and praised for their performances but neither will be acknowledged at the Globes. One more film that also seemed like it was snubbed was the popular horror film, A Quiet Place. It managed to receive just one for the score by Marco Beltrami. Considering the buzz surrounding such a captivating horror film I anticipated a lot more. Probably the most disappointing and egregious snub in the film categories goes to Widows. Steve McQueen’s film about a female led bank heist starring previous Globe winner and nominee, Viola Davis, was completely shut out.

The nominations for television brought in some new “faces” in multiple categories like Netflix’s new series Bodyguard, some overdue recognition for NBC’s The Good Place and the final season of The Americans on FX. Few shows that received several wins and nominations in their first season were almost overlooked this year. Shows like HBO’s WestWorld, Atlanta on FX and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale were barely represented by their acting nominations. NBC’s popular family drama failed to keep up last year’s momentum from its first season, resulting in nothing for This Is Us. The exception to the sophomore slump would be Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that just returned with its second season the day before the nominations (Maisel earning three) were announced.

The year’s best in film and television are determined by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It’s basically common knowledge that this awards ceremony doesn’t really mean much when it comes to awards shows like the Oscars but it will be interesting to see if these nominations are a reflection of how other nominations will go.

Full List of Nominees:

Film

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Black Panther”

“BlackKklansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“Crazy Rich Asians”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Vice”

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)

Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)

Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)

Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)

Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

John David Washington (“BlackKklansman”)

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Olivia Coleman (“The Favourite”)

Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)

Charlize Theron (“Tully”)

Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

 

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)

Spike Lee (“BlackKklansman”)

Adam McKay (“Vice”)

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale (“Vice”)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Vigo Mortensen (“Green Book”)

Robert Redford (“The Old Man in the Gun”)

John C. Reilly (“Stan and Ollie”)

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams (“Vice”)

Claire Foy (“First Man”)

Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)

Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershela Ali (“Green Book”)

Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)

Adam Driver (“BlackKklansman”)

Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

 

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)

Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)

Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)

Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)

Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

 

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)

“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin'”)

“Requiem for a Private War” (“A Private War”)

“Revelation” (“Boy Erased”)

“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

 

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)

Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)

 

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

“Capernaum”

“Girl”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma”

“Shoplifters”

 

Best Animated Film

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

 

TELEVISION

Best TV series – Drama

“The Americans”

“The Bodyguard”

“Homecoming”

“Killing Eve”

“Pose”

 

Best performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)

Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

 

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

Stephan James (“Homecoming”)

Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

 

Best TV series – Musical or Comedy

“Barry”

“The Good Place”

“Kidding”

“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Sasha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)

Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)

Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

Bill Hader (“Barry”)

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)

Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)

Alison Brie (“GLOW”)

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

 

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“The Alienist”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

“Dirty John”

“Escape at Dannemora”

“Sharp Objects”

“A Very English Scandal”

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)

Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)

Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)

Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)

Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)

Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)

Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)

Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)

Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)

Penélope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

 

This year’s ceremony will air on NBC on January 6th, with co-hosts, Sandra Oh and Andy Samburg.

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