It’s official. The Golden Globe nominations are out. This year, the prestigious award-giving body – which recognizes excellence in both film and television – is turning to independent big and small screen productions, snubbing most blockbusters.
Leading the movie nominations is The Shape of Water with seven nods in total, including best movie screenplay, best original score, best supporting actor and actress, best movie actress and best director. The Post and Three Billboards follow with six each. Up for best picture drama are coming-of-age story Call Me by Your Name, war epic Dunkirk, journalism-themed The Post, the love story The Shape of Water and murder mystery Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The best motion picture comedy or musical nominees include social thriller tackling race Get Out, Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau biopic The Disaster Artist, period musical The Greatest Showman, tragicomic figure skating biopic I, Tonya and coming-of-age film Lady Bird.
Newcomer Timothée Chalamet of Call Me by Your Name was nominated for best actor in a motion picture drama alongside Daniel Day-Lewis of Phantom Thread, Toma Hanks for The Post, Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best actress in a movie drama went to Jessica Chastain for Molly’s Game, Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water, Frances MsDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Michelle Williams for All the Money in the World. Meryl Streep, meanwhile, earned her 31st Globe nod for The Post.
A major upset in this year’s nomination is the absence of female filmmakers nominated for best director, despite the critical and commercial success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman and Greta Gerwig’s debut in Lady Bird. Instead, Guillermo del Toro, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg received the nods.
Jordan Peele – the first African-American writer/director to have a debut movie Get Out surpass $100 million at the box office in its first month – was surprisingly left out of best director and best screenplay,too.
The film’s star, Daniel Kaluuya, was nominated for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy with Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes, Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, James Franco in The Disaster Artist and Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman. The semi-autobiographical, interracial romantic comedy The Big Sick was also absent in the category nominations.
The three nominations for the drama All The Money in the World – including best actress in a motion picture drama for Michelle Williams and best director Ridley Scott – also shows Globe’s confrontation of an industry that has been rocked by multiple sexual harassment scandals. Its initial cast member Kevin Spacey was accused of making sexual advances to a then 14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp. His replacement, Christopher Plummer, received the best supporting actor nod just two weeks after re-shooting his character’s scenes.
In television, cable channel HBO leads the pack with 12 nominations in total, with the phenomenal Game of Thrones nominated for best TV drama series. Big Little Lies was nominated for best TV movie or limited series, along with “Fargo,” “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “The Sinner” and “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” It also received 5 other nods, including best actress for its stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon alongside Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon for Feud and first-time nominee Jessica Biel for The Sinner.
Web streaming shows such as The Crown and Stranger Things from Netflix and The Handmaid’s Tale from Hulu also received nods for best TV drama series while NBC’s This Is Us rounds out the category.
Returning to TV this year, Will & Grace received a nomination for best TV musical or comedy, along with Black-ish, Master of None, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and SMILF.
Nominated for best actor in a TV comedy are Will and Grace star Eric McCormack, Anthony Anderson of Black-ish, Aziz Ansari of Master None, Kevin Bacon from I Love Dick and William H. Macy from Shameless. Caitriona Balfe of Outlander, Claire Foy of The Crown, Maggie Gyllenhaal of The Deuce, Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why and Elisabeth Moss of The Handmaid’s Tale all scored nods for best actress in a TV drama category.
“Late Night” host Seth Meyers will be the host for the awards ceremony set to air January 7th on NBC.
Check the full list of nominations here.
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