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  • by Jeff Beck

Nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has just announced the nominees for their annual Golden Globe Awards, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises to be found among them. For starters, I don't think anyone could have predicted that Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic, "Vice," would be leading the way with six nods, including Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director, Best Screenplay, and three acting nominations. Several films followed right behind with five, including "The Favourite," "Green Book," and "A Star is Born."

Perhaps most shocking of all, however, is the disappointing omission of Yorgos Lanthimos from Best Director for his stunning work on "The Favourite." The HFPA clearly loved the film, nominating it in Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Screenplay, and giving it three acting nods, so a Best Director snub is quite perplexing, especially considering the odd alternatives chosen (Cooper, McKay, and Farrelly).

It's also a bit surprising to find "Black Panther" in the Best Picture (Drama) category, though not altogether unexpected. However, it turns out to be a rather empty nod given that the film's only other nominations are in Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Something similar could be said about "Bohemian Rhapsody," which scored a Best Picture (Drama) nod, but only managed to get one additional nod in Best Actor (Drama) for Rami Malek.

Other than that, the expected nominees are all here. Now we just have to wait until January 6th to see who the big winners are.

Meanwhile, please see below for a list of today's Golden Globe nominations for film:

Best Picture (Drama)

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star is Born

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book

Mary Poppins Returns


Best Director

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Actor (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 (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 Actor (Comedy/Musical)

Christian Bale, Vice

Lin Manual-Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Charlize Theron, Tully

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Adam Driver, Blackkklansman

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice

Claire Foy, First Man

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Screenplay

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Adam McKay, Vice

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Original Score

A Quiet Place

Isle of Dogs

Black Panther

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song

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 Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Foreign Language Film



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