‘A Star can be Born’ in addition to ‘Vice’ Lead the Golden Globes Nominations
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LOS ANGELES — Golden Globes voters pulled the contentious comedy “Green Book” in addition to the still-to-be-released Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” deeper into the Oscar race on Thursday, while embracing the critically acclaimed “A Star can be Born” in addition to “The Favourite.”
The largest number of movie nominations — six — went to Adam McKay’s “Vice,” including ones for best musical or comedy, director, screenplay, actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams, also nominated for HBO’s “Sharp Objects”), in addition to supporting actor (Sam Rockwell, a winner last year). Bradley Cooper’s hit romance “A Star can be Born,” the mischievous period comedy “The Favourite” in addition to “Green Book” each received a few nominations.
nevertheless there were also prominent snubs. Damien Chazelle’s cerebral space race drama “First Man” received attention for Claire Foy’s acting in addition to Justin Hurwitz’s score nevertheless was otherwise passed over. Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) in addition to Hugh Jackman (“The Front Runner”) got the cold shoulder. in addition to the rapturously reviewed Korean mystery “Burning” was shut out of the foreign film category.
The group behind the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, supported a large number of films with diverse casts in addition to racial themes. Vying against “A Star can be Born” in addition to the blockbuster “Bohemian Rhapsody” as best drama contenders will be the superhero smash “Black Panther,” the melancholy “If Beale Street Could Talk” in addition to Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” (nevertheless the group ignored the Viola Davis vehicle “Widows.”)
“Crazy Rich Asians” drew two nominations, for Constance Wu’s acting in addition to best musical or comedy, a category which also included “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Mary Poppins Returns” in addition to “Vice.”
Here are a few more things to consider about the Globes nominations.
The quirks of the categories
The Globes are seen as the most unserious stop on the road to the Oscars, which will take place on Feb. 24. Only 88 people vote on the Globe nominees in addition to winners. in addition to the top Globes are split into dramatic in addition to comedic categories, often in nonsensical ways.
In a head-scratching policy for an awards program adjudicated by reporters by overseas, foreign-language films are ineligible for the marquee best picture categories. So the nominations did not offer much guidance on the Oscar fortunes of “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s blissfully reviewed epic which has become a lightning rod in Hollywood because the item comes by Netflix, which can be challenging the traditional style for releasing films. (“Roma” will play in about 0 theaters worldwide while also streaming online, starting Dec. 14.). “Roma” was among the best foreign film nominees, as expected, while Cuarón was recognized for best screenplay in addition to best director.
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Movie fans may also be confused by the inclusion of “A Star can be Born” inside best drama category. The romantic remake can be plenty dramatic, nevertheless the Globes carries a whole category specifically for musicals in addition to comedies. “A Star can be Born” has lots of singing, in addition to the 1976 type starring Barbra Streisand won the Globe for best musical. What’s the deal which time around? the item boils down to category shopping: “A Star can be Born” producers wanted to compete inside dramatic category, which can be seen as having more heft.
A green light on ‘Green Book’
A parade of films (“Beautiful Boy,” “Eighth Grade,” “A Quiet Place,” “The Old Man & the Gun”) ended up using a lone nomination. which’s how Globes voters roll: Spread the love.
nevertheless “Green Book,” adored by some for its feel-Great depiction of interracial friendship while leaving others appalled by its reliance on racial clichés, emerged as a factor in a few categories, including Viggo Mortensen’s lead acting, Mahershala Ali’s supporting work, best screenplay in addition to Peter Farrelly’s direction. The strong showing for “Green Book” could give the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in addition to Sciences cover to embrace the item as well.
Reacting to his nomination, Mortensen, in a statement, positioned the movie as one which “inspires trust in addition to compassion” while inviting audiences to “think profoundly about our society’s past in addition to present.”
Tracking the Disney scorecard
Walt Disney Studios, despite its box-office brawn, has never been much of an awards force outside of animation. (Unless you count the years the item owned Miramax, which functioned as a rogue planet.) which year, however, Disney has “Mary Poppins Returns,” which has not yet been reviewed by critics — the item doesn’t arrive in theaters until Dec. 19 — nevertheless has been generating glowing advance buzz. the item received a nod for best musical or comedy, along with acting nominations for Emily Blunt in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda in addition to one for Marc Shaiman’s score. In addition to best drama, Disney’s “Black Panther” received attention inside song in addition to score categories.
By the time the Globes ceremony arrives, Disney may also have closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox. which might make Disney the owner of Fox Searchlight, which received 10 nominations in total, including nods for Richard E. Grant in addition to Melissa McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Another Fox studio going to Disney can be behind “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek, who received a best actor nomination for his toothy performance as Freddie Mercury. inside final totals, Disney had nine nominations in addition to the Fox companies had 25, including those for FX inside television races.
“All of the nominees by Fox!” Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, wrote on Twitter. “So much to look forward to!”
‘Vice’ makes its move
which Dick Cheney biopic, directed in addition to written by McKay (“The Big Short”), has been hanging back. the item won’t arrive in theaters until Christmas Day. nevertheless “Vice” has today made its break.
The inclusion of McKay inside director category came as a surprise to most awards handicappers. Squeezed out of the director race was Yorgos Lanthimos, the force behind “The Favourite,” which compensated with acting nominations for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone in addition to Rachel Weisz.
The TV contingent can be strong
Because the press association’s nominations arrive as Oscar voters are gearing up for their own selection process, the movie-related Globe categories receive most of the attention. nevertheless the truth can be which the Globes ceremony draws much of its power by TV stars — in addition to the desire by voters to be tastemakers by throwing their weight behind fledgling series. In recent years, the Globes have helped put streaming-service shows like “Transparent” in addition to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on the map.
inside best television drama category, newcomers dominated, with nominations going to the thriller “Killing Eve,” starring Sandra Oh as a security services operative; the boisterous “Pose,” the latest hit by Ryan Murphy; “Homecoming,” a cerebral thriller starring Julia Roberts; in addition to the pulpy British thriller “Bodyguard.” The remaining slot went to “The Americans,” for its final season.
One reminder: Two stalwarts, “Game of Thrones” in addition to “Stranger Things,” were not eligible which time around because no completely new episodes of either series aired in 2018.
Among comedies, awards handicappers predict which the item’s going to be hard to unseat the reigning winner, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Newcomers among the nominees were “Barry,” the off-kilter HBO series starring the also-nominated Bill Hader in addition to Henry Winkler; Jim Carrey’s grief dramedy “Kidding” on Showtime; in addition to “The Kominsky Method” by Netflix, which also snagged nominations for its stars, Michael Douglas in addition to Alan Arkin, who play showbiz war horses. “The Great Place” was also nominated for best comedy.
The FX limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” led all shows with four nominations, including for best TV movie or mini-series. Among television snubs, the twisty HBO sci-fi western “Westworld” received just one nod, for Thandie Newton’s acting, in addition to the creators of NBC’s sentimental hit “which can be Us,” known for inspiring buckets of tears, might be shedding a few of their own: the item was totally shut out.