Mank leads Golden Globe nominees with 6; Netflix dominates

More than perhaps any other award show, the Globes depend on a cavalcade of stars – something that will not materialize when the awards are handed out Feb. 28 in a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey will host live from New York’s Rainbow Room and Poehler will host from the awards normal house, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. It’s expected that candidates will be appear from locations around the world.

This year’s Globes were postponed nearly 2 months because of the pandemic and to change to the postponed Oscars. The telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, couldn’t buck the total rankings pattern for awards shows, drawing an average of 18.3 million viewers, down 2% from the previous year. Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson hosted the elections announcement Wednesday early morning.

The nominees for best musical or comedy film are:

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Hamilton
  • Music
  • Palm Springs
  • The Prom

The nominees for finest television series, drama, are:

  • The Crown
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Ratched

The nominees for best tv series, musical or comedy, are:

  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Great
  • The Flight Attendant
  • Emily in Paris

The candidates for best movement picture, foreign language, are:

  • Another Round
  • La Llorona
  • The Life Ahead
  • Minari
  • Two of United States
  • The nominees for lead actor in a drama film are:

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father
  • Gary Oldman, Mank
  • Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

The candidates for starlet in a drama film are:

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

The nominees for lead actor in a comedy or musical film are:

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • James Corden, The Prom
  • Andy Samberg, Palm Springs
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
  • Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield

The candidates for lead actress in a funny or musical film are:

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma
  • Kate Hudson, Music
  • Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot

The Globes are usually the first major show of Hollywoods awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars. They’ll retain that distinction, in spite of being postponed almost 2 months, after a surge in infection cases in current months pressed the Grammy Awards to March. Those are set for April 25.

Last year’s Golden Globes culminated in awards for 1917 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. After a year where the pandemic nearly cleared film theaters, Netflix dominated elections to the 78th’s Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday, with David Fincher’s Mank leading movie nominees with six nods and The Crown topping all tv series. The Globes, delayed about two months due to the coronavirus, attempted to summon a few of the awards normal buzz on Wednesday in a largely virtual awards season bereft the kind of red-carpet glamour the Globes yearly feast on.

And maybe to account for the otherwise lack of it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association heaped nominations on 2 luxurious duration pieces of high royalty – both the Hollywood variety (Mank dramatizes the making of Citizen Kane) and the British kind. Mank, about Citizen Kane co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; finest actor for Gary Oldman; finest director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best movie script for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003. Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes in 2015, too, led with a commanding 42 elections, with 22 coming in film classifications and 20 in tv.

No other studio was close. The Crown likewise landed 6 elections including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor. The last season of Schitt’s Creek routed with five elections, while Netflix’s Ozark (4 nods) and The Queen’s Gambit (2 nods) also contributed to the streamer’s totals.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 – which is also a Netflix release – came in second with five nominations, including nods for finest film, drama; best director and best movie script for Sorkin; supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen; and best tune. The other candidates for best film in the drama category were Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and Florian Zeller’s The Father. Netflix does not report ticket office figures and both Nomadland and The Father are yet to open beyond a qualifying run in theaters.

The category’s total box office – a historic low of about $265,000 – is due to Promising Young Woman. A year after fielding no female candidates for best director – or finest feature movie nomination for any movie directed by a woman – the HFPA chose more female filmmakers than it had in the past. Regina King (One Night in Miami), Zhao, and Fennell were nominated for best director, along with Sorkin and Fincher.

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