Nominations Announced for the 78th Golden Globe Awards

Award Season officially began this afternoon as nominations were announced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson.

The Golden Globes is an annual ceremony that honours achievements in the TV and film industries. The ceremony is usually held in early January, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to 28 February. It will be hosted for the fourth time by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

For the first time, three women are nominated for Best Director: Regina King for One Night in Miami…, The Crown actress Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman and Chloé Zhao for Nomadland. Zhao is also the first Asian woman to be nominated for Best Director. Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Best Actor nomination for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final film before his death in August last year.

TV nominations were dominated by The Crown, including Gillian Anderson for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Newcomer Daisy Edgar-Jones also received a nomination for her role as Marianne in Normal People. Fan favourite Schitt’s Creek received five nominations for its final season and could be hoping to repeat its sweeping success of The Emmys last September. Being popular can also lead to a nomination, as seen with Netflix’s so-bad-it’s-good Emily in Paris.

The Golden Globes are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association rather than individuals in the film industry, which can lead to some surprising and questionable nominations. James Corden was nominated for his performance in The Prom, as was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical ‘film’ Hamilton. Notable snubs included Steven Yeun for Best Actor in Minari, which also missed out a Best Drama nomination, Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and Paul Mescal for Normal People

Check out the entire list of nominees below:

Film

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Nomadland
Mank
The Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

BEST DIRECTOR
Chloè Zhao – Nomadland
David Fincher – Mank
Regina King – One Night in Miami…
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Gary Oldman – Mank
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sacha Baron Coen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden – The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson – Music
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Rosamund Pike – I Care A Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sacha Baron Coen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto – The Little Things
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami…

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Helena Zenegel – News of the World

BEST SCREENPLAY
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloè Zhao – Nomadland
Florian Zeller and Chrsitopher Hampton – The Father
Jack Fincher – Mank
Emerald Fennel – Promising Young Woman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat – The Midnight Sky
Ludwig Göransson – Tenet
James Newton Howard – News of the World
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste – Soul
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Mank

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah
Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead
Speak Now – One Night in Miami
Tigress & Tweed – The US vs Billie Holiday

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Another Round (Denmark)
La Llorona (Guatemala)
The Life Ahead (Italy)
Minari (USA)
Two of Us (France)

Television

BEST TV SERIES – DRAMA
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Ozark

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Emma Corrin – The Crown
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Laura Linney – Ozark
Sarah Paulson – Ratched

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Al Pacino – Hunters
Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason

BEST TV SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek
The Great
Ted Lasso

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Lily Collins – Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning – The Great
Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef – Ramy

BEST LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Normal People
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing
Unorthodox

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Bryan Cranston – Your Honor
Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Gillian Anderson – The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Cynthia Nixon – Ratched
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
John Boyega – Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule
Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jim Parsons – Hollywood
Donald Sutherland – The Undoing

CECIL B DeMILLE AWARD – Jane Fonda

CAROL BURNETT AWARD – Norman Lear

Words by Sarah Storer


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