Film/TV - Golden Globe Nominations


The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday. Susan Omand has a look at the list and picks her winners...

The nominations were announced yesterday (annoyingly in two different announcements) for all 25 categories; there's 14 in films and 11 in television and, looking at the lists, the first thing that strikes me is that there's no one film or TV programme that really dominates this year. Vice, the biopic about Dick Cheney that stars Christian Bale, has the most movie nominations with 6, narrowly beating The Favourite (which is now joint-second favourite I guess) but there are 34 films mentioned. Likewise for TV, there's 30 shows on the list with the maximum nominations for any one of them being 4, for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

The second thing is that smaller studios and online streamers original content is starting to get noticed. Fox's subsidiary studio Searchlight picks up 10 nominations along with relative new kid on the block Annapurna Pictures while Prime Video just squeaks past Netflix in the TV awards, although FX and HBO still dominate there.

Finally, it's exciting to FINALLY see some comic-book movies make the cut as Black Panther earns Marvel its first Golden Globe Best Motion Picture nomination and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also gets a mention. 

I'll make more category specific comments as we go through the list but, on a personal note, why didn't Sam Elliot get a nomination just for being Sam Elliot?

Anyway...

Here's the full list of nominations (with added mutterings in italics)



1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. BLACK PANTHER
b. BLACKKKLANSMAN
c. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
d. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
e. A STAR IS BORN

A diverse list in every sense of the word. I would love it to go to Bohemian Rhapsody but it won't. My guess is probably for A Star is Born.


2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. GLENN CLOSE - THE WIFE
b. LADY GAGA - A STAR IS BORN
c. NICOLE KIDMAN - DESTROYER
d. MELISSA MCCARTHY - CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? 
e. ROSAMUND PIKE - A PRIVATE WAR

What is Melissa McCarthy doing on this list? I've never see her play anything other than herself in a film. This one's a no brainer for me with Lady GaGa streets ahead of anyone else.


3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. BRADLEY COOPER - A STAR IS BORN
b. WILLEM DAFOE - AT ETERNITY'S GATE
c. LUCAS HEDGES - BOY ERASED
d. RAMI MALEK - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
e. JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON - BLACKKKLANSMAN

*chants* Rami, Rami, Rami. If there was any justice in the world that would be it, but there's not. I have a feeling that Bradley Cooper won't get it either, so my guess is Lucas Hedges.



4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. CRAZY RICH ASIANS
b. THE FAVOURITE
c. GREEN BOOK
d. MARY POPPINS RETURNS
e. VICE

This will either be The Favourite or Vice, although I wouldn't count Vice as either a musical or a comedy so I'm not altogether sure what it's doing in this category.


5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. EMILY BLUNT - MARY POPPINS RETURNS
b. OLIVIA COLMAN - THE FAVOURITE
c. ELSIE FISHER - EIGHTH GRADE
d. CHARLIZE THERON - TULLY
e. CONSTANCE WU CRAZY RICH ASIANS

The favourite has to be The Favourite. Olivia Colman owned this role.



6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. CHRISTIAN BALE - VICE
b. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA - MARY POPPINS RETURNS
c. VIGGO MORTENSEN - GREEN BOOK
d. ROBERT REDFORD - THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
e. JOHN C. REILLY - STAN & OLLIE

Oooh tough call. Miranda kind of out-Van-Dyke'd himself in Mary Poppins and I think, although brilliant, Robert Redford is only on this list because it's his last film role. I really want it to be Christian Bale but it's going to be John C Reilly.


7. BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

a. INCREDIBLES 2
b. ISLE OF DOGS
c. MIRAI
d. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
e. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

I'm torn. The anime fiend in me wants Mirai, the comic-book kid wants Spider-man but it's going to be Ralph Breaks the Internet just because it is.


8. BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

a. CAPERNAUM (LEBANON)
b. GIRL (BELGIUM)
c. NEVER LOOK AWAY (GERMANY)
d. ROMA (MEXICO)
e. SHOPLIFTERS (JAPAN)

Roma is getting all the coverage so I don't see anything else really getting a look in, although I'd love it to go to Shoplifters.


9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

a. AMY ADAMS - VICE
b. CLAIRE FOY - FIRST MAN
c. REGINA KING - IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
d. EMMA STONE - THE FAVOURITE
e. RACHEL WEISZ - THE FAVOURITE

It will be one of The Favourites but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Amy Adams deserves it for Vice.


10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

a. MAHERSHALA ALI - GREEN BOOK
b. TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET - BEAUTIFUL BOY
c. ADAM DRIVER - BLACKKKLANSMAN
d. RICHARD E. GRANT - CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
e. SAM ROCKWELL - VICE

Timothee Chalamet is very much the "up and coming" here so I wouldn't be surprised if he takes this one, however my vote here would go to Adam Driver.


11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

a. BRADLEY COOPER - A STAR IS BORN
b. ALFONSO CUARÓN - ROMA
c. PETER FARRELLY - GREEN BOOK
d. SPIKE LEE - BLACKKKLANSMAN
e. ADAM MCKAY - VICE

Since he will have missed out on the Best Actor award, this one is going to go to Bradley Cooper without a doubt.


12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

a. ALFONSO CUARÓN - ROMA
b. DEBORAH DAVIS, TONY MCNAMARA - THE FAVOURITE
c. BARRY JENKINS - IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
d. ADAM MCKAY - VICE
e. NICK VALLELONGA, BRIAN CURRIE, PETER FARRELLY - GREEN BOOK

I hate to say it but this is going to be another one for The Favourite but it's another very strong category so I won't really be upset no matter who gets it.


13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

a. MARCO BELTRAMI - A QUIET PLACE
b. ALEXANDRE DESPLAT - ISLE OF DOGS
c. LUDWIG GÖRANSSON - BLACK PANTHER
d. JUSTIN HURWITZ - FIRST MAN
e. MARC SHAIMAN - MARY POPPINS RETURNS

I would love for Desplat to get this for Isle of Dogs but it's going to go to Black Panther. And, let's face it, the score for Mary Poppins Returns is really just a remix of the original isn't it? ;-) 


14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

a. “ALL THE STARS” — BLACK PANTHER - Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe, Al Shuckburgh
b. “GIRL IN THE MOVIES” — DUMPLIN’ - Dolly Parton, Linda Perry
c. “REQUIEM FOR A PRIVATE WAR” — A PRIVATE WAR - Annie Lennox
d. “REVELATION” — BOY ERASED - Troye Sivan, Jónsi, Jon Thor Birgisson, Troye Sivan, Brett McLaughlin
e. “SHALLOW” — A STAR IS BORN - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

I really pity the other films in this category because, much as I'd love it to be Annie Lennox (us Aberdonians have to stick together after all) and all the others likely deserve it too, it's going to be Ms Gaga again because that's the song everyone knows just now.




Enough about the big screen, on to the TV Categories now...

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a. THE AMERICANS
b. BODYGUARD
c. HOMECOMING
d. KILLING EVE
e. POSE

I'm actually surprised by this list because I didn't expect Bodyguard to be on it or Killing Eve. Now that they are though, I'd say Killing Eve will take it.


16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a. CAITRIONA BALFE - OUTLANDER
b. ELISABETH MOSS - THE HANDMAID'S TALE
c. SANDRA OH - KILLING EVE
d. JULIA ROBERTS - HOMECOMING
e. KERI RUSSELL - THE AMERICANS

Elisabeth Moss deserves this one but I can see Sandra Oh getting it, which will make it fun for her to present if nothing else.


17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a. JASON BATEMAN - OZARK
b. STEPHAN JAMES - HOMECOMING
c. RICHARD MADDEN - BODYGUARD
d. BILLY PORTER - POSE
e. MATTHEW RHYS - THE AMERICANS

Please please please give Jason Bateman the award. But they won't. It'll go to the next James Bond (calling it now) Richard Madden.


18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. BARRY
b. THE GOOD PLACE
c. KIDDING
d. THE KOMINSKY METHOD
e. THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Because I'm becoming ever more impressed by Jim Carrey as a dramatic actor as he gets older, I'd like it to go to Kidding but I wouldn't be too sorry if it went to The Good Place.


19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. KRISTEN BELL - THE GOOD PLACE
b. CANDICE BERGEN - MURPHY BROWN
c. ALISON BRIE - GLOW
d. RACHEL BROSNAHAN - THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
e. DEBRA MESSING - WILL & GRACE

What year is this? Murphy Brown and Will & Grace? Anyway, this is going to be another left-field pick for me as I think Alison Brie is going to take it. 


20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. SACHA BARON COHEN - WHO IS AMERICA
b. JIM CARREY - KIDDING
c. MICHAEL DOUGLAS - THE KOMINSKY METHOD
d. DONALD GLOVER - ATLANTA
e. BILL HADER - BARRY

Again I want this to be Jim Carrey but it's going to be Donald Glover who can, basically, do no wrong just now. Anybody but Sacha Baron Cohen really is fine.



21. BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. THE ALIENIST
b. THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
c. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
d. SHARP OBJECTS
e. A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

The Alienist is the one that interested me the most out of this list, although I could see merit in Sharp Objects picking up the award, however it will go to the American Crime Story because it always does.


22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. AMY ADAMS - SHARP OBJECTS
b. PATRICIA ARQUETTE - ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
c. CONNIE BRITTON - DIRTY JOHN
d. LAURA DERN - THE TALE
e. REGINA KING - SEVEN SECONDS

If Amy Adams doesn't get the Best Actress in Film award, she needs to get this one. If she does, then give this one to Regina King. 


23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. ANTONIO BANDERAS - GENIUS: PICASSO
b. DANIEL BRÜHL - THE ALIENIST
c. DARREN CRISS - THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
d. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH - PATRICK MELROSE
e. HUGH GRANT - A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

*sigh* Another category where American Crime Story will win but all the others deserve it more. As an aside (and because you stopped reading about 8 categories ago) there's very much a "type" of actor here, don't you think? 


24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. ALEX BORSTEIN - THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
b. PATRICIA CLARKSON - SHARP OBJECTS
c. PENÉLOPE CRUZ - THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
d. THANDIE NEWTON - WESTWORLD
e. YVONNE STRAHOVSKI - THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Thandie Newton absolutely should get this award, she was brilliant in the role. However Penelope Cruz will do, because ACS. 


25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. ALAN ARKIN - THE KOMINSKY METHOD
b. KIERAN CULKIN - SUCCESSION
c. EDGAR RAMÍREZ - THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
d. BEN WHISHAW - A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
e. HENRY WINKLER - BARRY

Last one. And I really think this one is going to buck the ACS trend because Ben Whishaw is going to take it. Although it would be great fun to see it go to Henry "the Fonz" Winkler instead.

And those are my picks. You don't have long to wait before you can point and laugh at me about how wrong I was (yes, I know, you'll point and laugh at me for other things before that) because the 76th Golden Globes will take place at International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton on January 6th, 2019 in a star studded event hosted by Sandra Oh, who is also a nominee this year, and Andy Samberg, who isn't.

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