Recap: Golden Globes Nominations

By Kate Boyle

Awards season is upon us! Many nominees and winners from multiple critics organizations have already been decided and on December 9th the nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards were announced. No huge surprises, maybe a few snubs, and a huge presence of films and tv shows from streaming services. Netflix received an impressive 35 nominations across 21 categories, including two prime contenders for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Unfortunately, something that seems to be an ongoing trend with the Golden Globes is their inability to recognize female filmmakers.

Since 1944, there have only been seven female nominees in the “Best Director” category and only one winner (Barbara Streisand in 1983 for “Yentl”). Female recognition is just as scarce in the Best Picture categories. “Best Motion Picture – Drama” has had a female nominee five times, no winners to date. “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” is a little better having had fourteen female nominees- four of them being winners. This year there are no female nominees in Best Director, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, or Best Screenplay. Women were recognized in Best Motion Picture – Animated (Frozen 2), Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Farewell), and Best Original Score (Joker).

Unfortunately, something that seems to be an ongoing trend with the Golden Globes is their inability to recognize female filmmakers.

It’s not like there weren’t a plethora of fabulous female made films to choose from; “Honey Boy“, “Booksmart“, “Little Women”, “Hustlers“, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” just to name a few… Are Golden Globe voters just not seeing these films? Or is there something else going on? I’m not trying to take away from the male nominees, a few of them made excellent films, but I believe there are at least one or two female made films that were more deserving of a nomination. The best we can hope for is that some day, the Golden Globe voters will eventually see a female made film they cannot ignore and it will convince them to be more “open” about their nomination choices in the future.

It’s not like there weren’t a plethora of fabulous female made films to choose from; “Honey Boy”, “Booksmart”, “Little Women”, “Hustlers”, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” just to name a few… Are Golden Globe voters just not seeing these films? Or is there something else going on?

There were a few nominees I was excited to see. Love that Cynthia Erivo is getting recognition for “Harriet” both in Acting and in Best Original Song. Thrilled to see Roman Griffin Davis get a nomination for his first ever movie role in “Jojo Rabbit” at 12 years old. He’s amazing and I expect great things from him. “Ford V Ferrari”, “Rocketman” and “Booksmart” are other fantastic films that are finally getting some recognition as well. The winners will be announced Sunday, January 5th, 2020, see below for the full list of Nominees!

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
– The Two Popes
– 1917
– The Irishman
– Joker
-Marriage Story

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)
– Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
– Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
– Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)
– Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)
– Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
– Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
– Ana De Armas (Knives Out)
– Awkwafina (The Farewell)
– Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette)
– Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
– Emma Thompson (Late Night)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
– Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
– Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)
– Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
– Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)
– Daniel Craig (Knives Out)

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
– Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
– Al Pacino (The Irishman)
– Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
– Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)
– Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)

Best Director – Motion Picture
– Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
– Same Mendes (1917)
– Todd Phillips (Joker)
– Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
– Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
– Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won (Parasite)
– Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)
– Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood)
– Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)
– Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
– Frozen 2
– How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
– The Lion King
– Missing Link
– Toy Story 4

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
– Les Miserables
– Pain and Glory
– Parasite
– Portrait of a Lady on Fire
– The Farewell

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
– Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)
– Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker)
– Randy Newman (Marriage Story)
– Thomas Newman (1917)
– Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
– Beautiful Ghosts (Cats)
– I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman)
– Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)
– Spirit (The Lion King)
– Stand Up (Harriet)

Best Television Series – Drama
– The Crown
– Killing Eve
– The Morning Show
– Succession
– Big Little Lies

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
– Barry
– Fleabag
– The Kominsky Method
– The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
– The Politician

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
– Catch-22
– Chernobyl
– Fosse/Verdon
– The Loudest Voice
– Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
– Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
– Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable)
– Joey King (The Act)
– Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great)
– Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
– Christopher Abbott (Catch-22)
– Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy)
– Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)
– Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
– Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
– Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
– Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)
– Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
– Olivia Colman (The Crown)
– Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
– Brian Cox (Succession)
– Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
– Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
– Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
– Billy Porter (Pose)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
– Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
– Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)
– Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
– Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
– Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
– Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
– Bill Hader (Barry)
– Ben Platt (The Politician)
– Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself)
– Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
– Emily Watson (Chernobyl)
– Patricia Arquette (The Act)
– Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
– Toni Collette (Unbelievable)
– Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)

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 Skarsgård (Chernobyl)
– Henry Winkler (Barry)

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