‘Vice’ & ‘Versace’ Lead Nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

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Photo Source: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’: Ray Mickshaw/FX

Announced today by Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, Christian Slater, and more at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, the 76th annual Golden Globe Award nominations named some of the best work on big and small screens in 2018. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread the love between well-known contenders and up-and-coming stars, including in their list more than a few surprises. On Jan. 6, 2019, Globe-winning hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will help unveil the winners.

The Golden Globes separate many of their film categories into drama and musical or comedy; 2019 contenders for the former are Disney’s “Black Panther,” Focus Features’ “BlacKkKlansman,” 20th Century Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Annapurna Pictures’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Warner Brothers’ “A Star Is Born,” while the comedy or musical category includes Warner Brothers’ “Crazy Rich Asians,” Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “The Favourite,” Universal Pictures’ “Green Book,” Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” and Annapurna’s “Vice.” (The Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale received a leading six nods.)

Each of this year’s nominated directors also had a hand in penning their film’s script: Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Alfonso Cuarón for Netflix’s “Roma,” Peter Farrelly for “Green Book,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Adam McKay for “Vice.”

Some of the leading film actors recognized include John David Washington of “BlacKkKlansman,” Rami Malek of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Lucas Hedges of Focus Features’ “Boy Erased,” Glenn Close of Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Wife,” Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” and John C. Reilly for Sony Pictures Classics’ “Stan & Ollie.” Supporting film contenders, grouped together regardless of film genre, include Mahershala Ali for “Green Book,” Timothée Chalamet for Amazon Studios’ “Beautiful Boy,” Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone for “The Favourite,” and for “Vice,” both Sam Rockwell and Amy Adams, the latter also receiving a nod for limited series actress for HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” Emmy winner Regina King was also nominated in both of Adams’ categories, for “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Netflix’s “Seven Seconds.”

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Speaking of the television nominees, the HFPA continued their tendency to single out new programming in addition to favorites often seen at the Emmys. Freshmen series and actors recognized in the best drama category include Netflix’s “Bodyguard” and its star Richard Madden, Amazon Prime Video’s “Homecoming” and stars Julia Roberts and Stephan James, BBC America’s “Killing Eve” and Oh, and FX’s “Pose” and Billy Porter. FX’s final season of “The Americans” took the fifth best drama slot; both Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell were nominated.

The best comedy or musical TV category includes newbies HBO’s “Barry,” Showtime’s “Kidding,” and Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”; those show’s stars Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, Jim Carrey, and Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, respectively, were nominated in the acting categories. Reigning 2018 Emmy champs also honored were Rachel Brosnahan (last year’s leading actress in a comedy Globe winner) and Alex Borstein for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Thandie Newton of HBO’s “Westworld,” and Darren Criss for FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” The latter received the most Globe TV nods with four, including for supporting stars Penélope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

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Jack Smart
Jack Smart is the awards editor at Backstage, where he covers all things Emmy, SAG, Oscar, and Tony Awards. He also produces and hosts Backstage’s awards podcast “In the Envelope” and has interviewed some of the biggest stars of stage and screen.
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