Netflix Dominates In The 2020 Golden Globes Nominations

15 December 2019
Culture, Film, Awards, Golden Globes, Netflix
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While The Crown, Chernobyl and Unbelievable lead the TV nominations, Netflix’s Marriage Story and The Irishman dominated the top film categories

While things in your office might be winding down, across the pond in Hollywood the awards season is only just getting started. With the Golden Globes less than a month away, competition is really starting to get fierce and as you would expect of the production houses and actors vying for that coveted award, the lead up to the ceremony is one that can be likened to a Presidential campaign, what with the handshaking, mass greeting of fans, and slew of interviews that sees them plug their work and just how great their performance is. 

And having just announced the nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes, now we can only speculate as to who seems a prime contender in each category. The awards ceremony celebrates the very best in film and television, awarding those who have excelled in acting, directing, writing, production, music and supporting roles from a pool of incredible performances. 

Leading the nominations in the TV category are Succession and Fleabag, which have been garnering incredible reviews since they first aired. Fleabag in particular is no stranger to the limelight, having picked up two Emmys, awarding the show for Best Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as an Outstanding Lead Actoress in a Comedy Series Emmy to series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

See also: Every Winner From the 2019 Golden Globe Awards

There were some notable snubs however, the first surrounding the fact that of the eight TV acting categories, only three actors of colour were nominated – Ramy Youssef, Rami Malek and Billy Porter. Zendaya stunned in Euphoria but didn’t manage to score a nomination, and likewise nor did Sandra Oh for Killing Eve.

As for the actor category, perhaps the biggest snub has been that of Adam Sandler whose performance in the Safdie brothers’ movie, Uncut Gems, has been touted as his career-best. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association however, decided at the last minute that Uncut Gems was a drama and not a comedy, and consequently the competition in that race proved to be too much. To read that list of nominees is to see the incredible talent presented on screen in the last year, with Joaquin Phoenix coming up against Adam Driver’s incredible performance in Marriage Story.

A number of shows and films were missing from the categories, and while you can’t award everyone, it is worth mentioning just some of the incredible films we were presented with this year: Ad Astra, Downtown Abbey, The Good Liar, The King, The Lighthouse, Honey Boy and the comedies/musicals that include Good Boys, The Laundromat, Long Shot and Uncut Gems

Who will win? We’ll have to wait until the big reveal on January 5, 2020. Until then, the full list of Golden Globes nominees can be read below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • Marriage Story
  • The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Knives Out
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  • Rocketman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go Bernadette?
  • Ana de Armas, Knives Out
  • Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
  • Emma Thompson, Late Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • 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 Director – Motion Picture

  • Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han, Parasite
  • Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  • Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Foreign-Language Film

  • The Farewell
  • Les Miserables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frozen 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The Lion King
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
  • Hildur Guonadottir, Joker
  • Randy Newman, Marriage Story
  • Thomas Newman, 1917
  • Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats) – Taylor Swift & Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman) – Elton John & Bernie Taupin
  • “Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) – Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  • “Spirit” (The Lion King) – Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh
  • “Stand Up” (Harriet) – Joshua Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Annette Bening, The Report
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Television Series – Drama

  • Big Little Lies
  • The Crown
  • Killing Eve
  • The Morning Show
  • Succession

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones
  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
  • Tobias Menzies, The Crown
  • Billy Porter, Rose

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • Barry
  • Fleabag
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Politician

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God In Central Florida
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleagbag

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Ben Platt, The Politician
  • Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Catch-22
  • Chernobyl
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • The Loudest Voice
  • Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
  • Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
  • Jared Harris, Chernobyl
  • Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
  • Joey King, The Act
  • Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
  • Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
  • Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Toni Collette, Unbelievable
  • Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
  • Emily Watson, Chernobyl
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Andrew Scott, Fleabag
  • Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

Via GQ Australia