The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out
The nominees for this year’s Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, and “Vice” led the way with six nominations. That’s the movie where Christian Bale plays former Vice President Dick Cheney. “A Star Is Born”, “The Favourite”, and “Green Book” tied for the second-most nominations, with five each.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” was the most nominated TV show, with four.
As for the snubs, Oscar hopefuls “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, “Ben Is Back”, “First Reformed”, “The Hate U Give”, “Hereditary”, “Mary Queen of Scots”, “On the Basis of Sex”, and “Widows” were all shut out.
Critically acclaimed movies “Paddington 2” and “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” were also ignored, despite the Golden Globes’ fondness for musicals.
By the way, even though there’s a Best Musical or Comedy category, both “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” were instead nominated for Best Drama, which some people found strange.
For what it’s worth, the Globes allows producers to submit movies in whatever category they want, so the people behind those movies wanted them to be judged as dramas.
As for the TV snubs, “American Horror Story”, “Black-ish”, “Better Call Saul”, “The Haunting of Hill House”, “Little Drummer Girl”, “Maniac”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “Silicon Valley”, “This Is Us”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and “Yellowstone” walked away empty-handed.
As did “House of Cards”, which didn’t get any nominations for its final, Kevin Spacey-less season. That one debuted on Netflix last month.
One SURPRISE was Sacha Baron Cohen being nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for “Who Is America”. That wasn’t expected.
Upon hearing the news, Sacha asked Sarah Palin to be his date. Sarah was supposed to be “featured” on the show, but she was axed for whatever reason. Sacha said, quote, “I hope you will accept my invitation to be my date for the ceremony.” Sarah hasn’t responded.
“The 76th Annual Golden Globes” will air live on Sunday, January 6th on NBC.
Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh are co-hosting.
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