Nominations for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards


Earlier this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and as usual, there were plenty of surprises to be found.

For starters, after taking a backseat for the start of the critics' awards, it was Noah Baumbach's outstanding drama "Marriage Story" that ended up leading the pack with six nominations, followed by Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" with five each.

One of the biggest surprises was seeing Noah Baumbach miss out on a Director nomination, while, shockingly, Todd Phillips made a surprise appearance there for "Joker." Phillips' film also unexpectedly showed up in the Best Picture (Drama) category.

Other surprises included a snub for Robert De Niro ("The Irishman"), who was replaced with Christian Bale for "Ford v Ferrari," as well as a snub for Willem Dafoe's excellent performance in "The Lighthouse," presumably replaced by Anthony Hopkins for "The Two Popes."

It's certainly going to be a very interesting race. If last year taught us anything, it's that you can never tell what the HFPA is going to choose. You may recall that "Bohemian Rhapsody" had just two nominations (for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor (Drama)) and it won them both, showing that getting snubbed for Director doesn't necessarily rule out the possibility of being the big winner of the evening, which could be good news for "Marriage Story."

We'll just have to wait until the ceremony on January 5th to see how it all goes down. In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's nominations for film:

Best Picture (Drama)

1917 (DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment / New Republic Pictures Neal Street Productions / Mogambo; Universal Pictures)

THE IRISHMAN (Netflix / Tribeca Productions / Sikelia Productions / Winkler Films; Netflix)

JOKER (Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Joint Effort;Warner Bros. Pictures)

MARRIAGE STORY (Netflix / HeyDay Films; Netflix)

THE TWO POPES (Netflix / Rideback; Netflix

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME ( Netflix /Davis Entertainment Company)

JOJO RABBIT (Defender Films / Piki Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures / TSG Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures)

KNIVES OUT (MRC, T-Street; Lionsgate)

ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD (Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing)

ROCKETMAN (Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures)

Best Director

BONG JOON HO PARASITE

SAM MENDES 1917

TODD PHILLIPS JOKER

MARTIN SCORSESE THE IRISHMAN

QUENTIN TARANTINO ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Actor (Drama)

CHRISTIAN BALE FORD V FERRARI

ANTONIO BANDERAS PAIN AND GLORY

ADAM DRIVER MARRIAGE STORY

JOAQUIN PHOENIX JOKER

JONATHAN PRYCE THE TWO POPES

Best Actress (Drama)

CYNTHIA ERIVO HARRIET

SCARLETT JOHANSSON MARRIAGE STORY

SAOIRSE RONAN LITTLE WOMEN

CHARLIZE THERON BOMBSHELL

RENÉE ZELLWEGER JUDY

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)

DANIEL CRAIG KNIVES OUT

ROMAN GRIFFIN DAVIS JOJO RABBIT

LEONARDO DICAPRIO ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD

TARON EGERTON ROCKETMAN

EDDIE MURPHY DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)

ANA DE ARMAS KNIVES OUT

AWKWAFINA THE FAREWELL

CATE BLANCHETT WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

BEANIE FELDSTEIN BOOKSMART

EMMA THOMPSON LATE NIGHT

Best Supporting Actor

TOM HANKS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

ANTHONY HOPKINS THE TWO POPES

AL PACINO THE IRISHMAN

JOE PESCI THE IRISHMAN

BRAD PITT ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Supporting Actress

KATHY BATES RICHARD JEWELL

ANNETTE BENING THE REPORT

LAURA DERN MARRIAGE STORY

JENNIFER LOPEZ HUSTLERS

MARGOT ROBBIE BOMBSHELL

Best Screenplay

NOAH BAUMBACH MARRIAGE STORY

BONG JOON HO, HAN JIN WON PARASITE

ANTHONY MCCARTEN THE TWO POPES

QUENTIN TARANTINO ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

STEVEN ZAILLIAN THE IRISHMAN

Best Original Score

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT LITTLE WOMEN

HILDUR GUÖNADÓTTIR JOKER

RANDY NEWMAN MARRIAGE STORY

THOMAS NEWMAN 1917

DANIEL PEMBERTON MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

Best Original Song

“BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS” — CATS Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift Lyrics by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift

“I'M GONNA LOVE ME AGAIN” — ROCKETMAN Music by: Elton John Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin

“INTO THE UNKNOWN” — FROZEN 2 Music by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

“SPIRIT” — THE LION KING Music by: Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyoncé Lyrics by: Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyoncé

“STAND UP” — HARRIET Music by: Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo Lyrics by: Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo

Best Animated Feature

FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (DreamWorks Animation; Universal Pictures)

THE LION KING ( Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

MISSING LINK (LAIKA / Annapurna Pictures; United Artists Releasing)

TOY STORY 4 (Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Best Foreign Language Film

THE FAREWELL (USA) ( Big Beach / Kindred Spirit / Ray Production / Depth of Field / Seesaw; A24 )

LES MISÉRABLES (FRANCE) ( SRAB Films / Rectangle Productions / Lyly Films; Amazon Studios )

PAIN AND GLORY (SPAIN) ( El Primer Deseo / El Deseo; Sony Pictures Classics )

PARASITE (SOUTH KOREA) (Barunson E&A; NEON )

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (FRANCE) (Lilies Films; NEON)

Follow me on Twitter @BeckFilmCritic.