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The Golden Globes finally announced their 76th annual awards nominations and with that the first real picture of who will be in 2019’s Oscar race is beginning to form. Annapurna Studio’s Christian Bale-led film ‘Vice’ scored the most nods, with six nominations, followed by Fox’s The Favorite, Warner Brothers’ Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper romantic musical ‘A Star Is Born’ and Universal’s Mahershala Ali pic, ‘Green Book’.
The Favorite starring Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone is a period drama that is said to be downright bonkers and a true story in which Coleman plays Queen Anne is an early front-runner. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Green Book’ and Cooper’s directorial debut A Star Is Born, along with Vice will now be the most closely monitored films and as BAFTAs and SAG’s announce their nominees and winners, their victories will also outline how Oscars will play out.
It’s important to note that last year’s Oscar winners in major categories were exactly the ones who won in the other major award shows preceding it. Major blockbuster films like Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns also bagged nominees for Best Films as well as some notable nominations in the acting categories.
Disney’s Black Panther, with its nomination in the Best Drama Film category is now the first superhero film to be nominated for a Globe. On the TV Side, Netflix was largely absent with much talked about shows like Stranger Things, House of Cards, Narcos: Mexico as well as the Jonah Hill, Emma Stone Maniac, getting snubbed. FX’s The Americans and Pose bagged nominations, as did BBC’s Bodyguard and Killing Eve. Amazon also got some love with Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel and Julia Roberts’ Homecoming getting some major recognition. With Game of Thrones absent, HBO could only score with Barry and Sharp Objects landing three apiece as Westworld underperformed as well. The Drama Acting categories are filled with some strong names but it seems likely that Gaga will win for Best Actress with the male category a little tougher to predict.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & The Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Amy Adams who is nominated in the Supporting Actress category for Vice, and for acting in and producing her HBO show Sharp Objects, is one of the two people nominated in three categories. Alfonso Cuaron, who is directing, writing and producing his Spanish film Roma is also nominated for three Globes. The Golden Globes will air January 9, till then its best to catch up on all these amazing movies.