The nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards are out and they’re filled with a plethora or relatively diverse films this time around. From great to mediocre, the nominees on this list would either make you go ‘no, shit’ or ‘that’s a surprise’. Starting of Best Motion Picture- Drama, we have BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born and well, this next one is a big step for comic book flicks, Black Panther. For Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy (I know, splitting it to two different categories is stupid), we have Vice, Mary Poppins Returns, Green Book, The Favourite and Crazy Rich Asians (What the f–k?).
Now to the acting! For Best Actor in A Motion Picture-Drama, we have Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate, Lucas Hedges for Boy Erased, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody and John David Washington for BlacKkKlansman. For Best Actress in A Motion Picture-Drama, the nominees are Gleen Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star is Born, Nicole Kidman for Destroyer, Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Rosamund Pike for A Private War.
For Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, the nominees are Christian Bale for Vice, Lin-Manuel Miranda for Mary Poppins Returns, Viggo Mortensen for Green Book, Robert Redford for The Old Man & The Gun and John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie. This honestly looks to be Bale’s award cause everyone knows Hollywood loves their actors going all method. For Best Actress in a Musical of Comedy, we have Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Elsie Fisher for Eight Grade, Charlize Theron for Tully and Constance Wu for Crazy Rich Asians.
For Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (They don’t split this one, don’t know why), the nominees are Mahershala Ali for Green Book, Timothee Chalamet for Beautiful Boy, Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Sam Rockwell for Vice. For Supporting Actress, we have Amy Adams for Vice, Claire Foy for First Man, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, Emma Stone for The Favourite and Rachel Weisz for The Favourite. Damn! i gotta check out The Favourite.
Okay, we’re halfway there (If you think this is long, wait for the Oscars) with Best Director and the nominees are Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born, Alfonso Cuaron for Roma (Why was this not nominated for Best Picture then?), Peter Farrelly for Green Book, Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman and Adam McKay for Vice. Moving on to Best Screenplay, the nominees are Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga for Green Book, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for The Favourite , Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street Could Talk and Adam McKay for Vice.
Now for music… For Best Original Score, the nominees are Marco Beltrami for A Quiet Place, Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs, Ludwig Göransson for Black Panther, Justin Hurwitz for First Man and Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns. For Best Original Song, we have “All the Stars” for Black Panther, “Girl in the Movies” for Dumplin’, “Requiem for a Private War” for A Private War, “Revelation” for Boy Erased, “Shallow” for A Star Is Born.
For Best Animated Feature Film, the nominees are Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Hell Yeah!). Lastly for Best Foreign Language Film, the nominees are Capernaum, Girl, Never Look Away, Roma and Shoplifters.
For television we have some pretty cool nominees too with the Best Television Drama category including the likes of The Americans, Bodyguard, Homecoming, Killing Eve and Pose. For Television Musical or Comedy (Cause everyone knows there are plenty of musical television shows around), the nominees are Barry, The Good Place, Kidding, The Kominsky Method and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
For Best Actor in a Television Drama, we have Jason Bateman for Ozark, Stephan James for Homecoming, Richard Madden for Bodyguard, Billy Porter for Pose and Matthew Rhys for The Americans. For Best Actress in a Drama, the nominees are Caitriona Balfe for Outlander, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Julia Roberts for Homecoming and Keri Russell for The Americans.
For Best Actor in a Comedy series, we have Sacha Baron Cohen for Who Is America?, Jim Carrey for Kidding, Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method, Donald Glover for Atlanta and Bill Hader for Barry. For Best Actress in a Comedy series, the nominees are Kristen Bell for The Good Place, Candice Bergen for Murphy Brown, Alison Brie for GLOW, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Debra Messing forr Will & Grace.
For Best Actor in a Miniseries of Television Film, we have Antonio Banderas for Genius: Picasso, Daniel Bruhl for The Alienist, Darren Criss for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Benedict Cumberbatch for Patrick Melrose and Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal. For Best Actress in a Miniseries of Television Film, we have Amy Adams for Sharp Objects, Patricia Arquette for Escape at Dannemora, Connie Britton for Dirty John, Laura Dern for The Tale and Regina King for Seven Seconds.
For Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, we have Alan Arkin for The Kominsky Method, Kieran Culkin for Succession, Édgar Ramírez for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal and Henry Winkler for Barry. For Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, we have Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects, Penélope Cruz for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Thandie Newton for Westworld and Yvonne Strahovski for The Handmaid’s Tale. To top it all of, For Best Miniseries or Television Film, the nominees are The Alienist, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Escape at Dannemora, Sharp Objects and A Very English Scandal.
Those are our nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards that will be held on January 6, 2019. I’d slam a few of the nominees but to be honest, I haven’t seen a number of them yet but now there are plenty of interesting films and shows to check out so that’s good. However, I’d say this… there were definitely much better comedies this year than Crazy Rich Asians.