Award season is RAMPING UP and with that, the 78th annual Golden Globes nominations are IN!
The 78th Golden Globe Awards are scheduled for Feb. 28 and will be shown on NBC. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will return to host the ceremony, which they last led in 2015.
The Golden Globes typically take place in January. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the awards, pushed the ceremony to February this year, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
Streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon, dominated the list of nominees, both with their own films — like “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “One Night in Miami,” which wouldn’t have relied on open movie theaters to find eyeballs even during a standard year — and with movies that the streaming companies purchased from traditional studios, including Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The streaming services also did well in the television categories: Netflix hits like “The Queen’s Gambit” undoubtedly benefited from having a captive audience over the past year.
Netflix led in both television and film nominations, including the drama “Mank,” which led with six nods.
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” followed with five nominations.
Chadwick Boseman, who died last year at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer, received a posthumous nomination for his role in the Netflix film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts of the event for a fourth time. The Golden Globes will take place — virtually or in some fashion — on Sunday, February 28 on NBC.
TV pioneer Norman Lear will receive the Carol Burnett Award for his lifetime of achievement and actress/activist Jane Fonda will be presented the Cecil B. deMille Award for her outstanding contributions to the industry.
WOMEN have made big strides in the AWARDS race this past season, and we are HAPPY to see it.
Three women made it into Best Director.
Before today, the Globes had nominated only five women for Best Director ever, and never more than one female filmmaker in a single year. Now there are three: Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao and One Night in Miami’s Regina King were both widely predicted in advance, but we also got the delightful inclusion of Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell, whose film surprisingly proved a sturdy all-around contender.
NOW THERE were some GLARING ommisions and SNUBS from the NOMINEE list that HAVE to be DISCUSSED!
While Lovecraft Country got a nomination for Best Drama Series, none of the actors did, including Jurnee Smollett, who seemingly had the best shot at one. Coming off Insecure’s strong fourth season, it also seemed very possible that Issa Rae might land her third Golden Globe acting nomination. But she didn’t. In fact, every female acting category in the television arena is completely dominated by white women this year.
See the list of the nominees below.
Black-led ensembles were nowhere to be found in Best Motion Picture Drama.
This year’s field boasts a wealth of Black-led productions, and while many of them were rewarded elsewhere on the ballot, the Globes’ unofficial top category still wound up noticeably white. You could say Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and One Night in Miami got dinged because of their stage origins, but while that may be true, it doesn’t explain the snubs for the unquestionably cinematic Judas and the Black Messiah and Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, the latter of which was shut out entirely. (In a feat of terrible timing, Lee’s kids are this year’s Globes ambassadors.) Considering that one of the films that did get in was The Trial of the Chicago 7 — a film that shares the same setting, themes, and even a character with Black Messiah but is told through a white POV — the contrast is even more eye-emoji-worthy.
Small Axe’s inclusion is no surprise given the critical reception of the anthology film series from Steve McQueen, but axing the The Undoing certainly could have made room for the phenomenon that was Mrs. America. The series, about the effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, featured a slew of actresses delivering masterful performances, in particular Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm, Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan, and Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem. The fact that neither the series as a whole nor any of the supporting performances got nods is a major snub (though the lack of separate TV supporting categories at the Globes is particularly glaring here).
One of the top-scoring series of the past year, Coel’s remarkable look at the trauma of sexual assault was lauded as a favorite for nomination in the categories of Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television — the actress-director for her role perhaps more so than the series overall. The Certified Fresh series, which currently has a 98% score on the Tomatometer, lost its spot to fellow HBO limited series The Undoing, which is Certified Fresh at 78%. Not that the nominations of The Undoing and its star Nicole Kidman were exactly a surprise, but Coel’s achievement with I May Destroy You was infinitely more deserving.
Check the list of NOMINEES that did make the FRAY:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle – “Black Monday”
Nicholas Hoult – “The Great”
Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Jason Sudekis – “Ted Lasso”
Ramy Youssef – “Ramy”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television 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 Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman – “Ozark”
Josh O’Connor – “The Crown”
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul”
Al Pacino – “Hunters”
Matthew Rhys – “Perry Mason”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Olivia Colman – “The Crown”
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”
Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Laura Linney – “Ozark”
Sarah Paulson – “Ratched”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Bryan Cranston – “Your Honor”
Jeff Daniels – “The Comey Rule”
Hugh Grant – “The Undoing”
Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much is True”
Ethan Hawke – “The Good Lord Bird”
The FULL list can be found HERE!