78th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES | NOMINATIONS

Today, the internet has been going crazy over the nominations for the 78th annual 'Golden Globe Awards'. This landmarks the first time in history that the nominations have been announced virtually, being disclosed by previous winners Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson. The Golden Globes will take place on the 28th February on NBC, and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


Join us as we give our predictions for the winners, and discuss who we think missed out on a well-deserved nomination.


Written by Becca Johnson

Film

If the nominations tell us anything, it's that the year belongs to Sacha Baron-Cohen; he has personally received two nominations, and is attached to both Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and The Trial of the Chicago 7 which have received nominations in eight categories. Writer and Director Aaron Sorkin is very well-known for his witty writing, so he is definitely a front-runner for 'Best Screenplay' and 'Best Motion Picture Drama' for Netflix Original The Trial of the Chicago 7. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was the comedy treat that we needed during 2020, and Baron-Cohen gained much attention for his prank against Rudy Giuliani, politician and former mayor of New York.


There are many other movies this year that have received plenty of nominations, the first being Mank, much-loved director David Fincher's most recent venture which also happens to be a Netflix Original. Mank has received nominations in six categories, despite many people believing it's far from Finchers best work. Directorial debut from Florian Zeller The Father has also received nominations in four categories, including previous Oscar winner Olivia Colman being a popular contender for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role'. Other motion pictures with multiple nominations include Broadway show Hamilton, Palm Springs, Nomadland and One Night in Miami, to name a few.


Amongst the talent, there are a couple of movies that have surprised the general public, as many don't deem them worthy of winning a Golden Globe. Netflix musical The Prom has gained nominations in two categories, despite receiving average reviews from critics and movie watchers alike. Furthermore, music artist Sia's recent movie Music has received a huge amount of backlash from the autism community and supporters, claiming it is ableist and not a true enough representation of what life is like with autism. Despite this, it has received nominations in two categories.


As always, there are obvious 'snubs' with this years nominees – movies that deserved recognition that unfortunately didn't make it to the short-list. Director Spike Lee's most recent movie Da 5 Bloods received no nominations, despite it having some amazing performances from the likes of Chadwick Boseman and Delroy Lindo, and having globe-worthy direction and screenplay. Another divisive yet popular movie from 2020 that received no nominations is Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things. Many people believe that if anything, the movie should have received nominations for it's lead performances from Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley, and even a nomination for 'Best Motion Picture Drama'. Though Christopher Nolan's Tenet has received a nomination in the 'Best Original Score' category, it is a surprise that it hasn't been nominated for multiple categories as it was one of the only movies of the year with a wide theatre release.


(Becca's predictions highlighted in red)

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

"Hamilton"

"Music"

"Palm Springs"

"The Prom"


Best Motion Picture -- Drama

"The Father"

"Mank"

"Nomadland"

"Promising Young Woman"

"The Trial of the Chicago 7"


Best Motion Picture -- Foreign Language

"Another Round," Denmark

"La Llorona," Guatamela/France

"The Life Ahead," Italy

"Minari," USA

"Two of Us," France/USA


Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"

Jack Fincher - "Mank"

Aaron Sorkin - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton - "The Father"

Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"


Best Original Song -- Motion Picture

"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"

"Tigers & Tweed" - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"


Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen - "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 Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Glenn Close - "Hillbilly Elegy"

Olivia Colman - "The Father"

Jodie Foster - "The Mauritanian"

Amanda Seyfried - "Mank"

Helena Zengel - "News of the World"


Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

James Corden - "The Prom"

Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Hamilton"

Dev Patel - "The Personal History of David Copperfield"

Andy Samberg - "Palm Springs"


Best Motion Picture -- Animated

"The Croods: A New Age"

"Onward"

"Over the Moon"

"Soul"

"Wolfwalkers"


Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama

Chadwick Boseman, - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Riz Ahmed - "The Sound of Metal"

Anthony Hopkins - "The Father"

Gary Oldman - "Mank"

Tahar Rahim - "The Mauritanian"


Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama

Viola Davis - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Andra Day - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Vanessa Kirby - "Pieces of a Woman"

Frances McDormand - "Nomadland"

Carey Mulligan - "Promising Young Woman


Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- 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 Director -- Motion Picture

David Fincher - "Mank"

Regina King - "One Night in Miami"

Aaron Sorkin - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"

Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"


Best Original Score

"The Midnight Sky"

"Tenet"

"News of the World"

"Mank"

"Soul"


Television

Whether you're an avid TV fan or not, it's unlikely that you'll have missed the hype surrounding Netflix Original Series The Queens Gambit. The show took the world by storm, with eBay even stating that chess set sales went up by 273% in the ten days following its release. We couldn't have a 'Golden Globes' show without it, which is evident as the show has two nominations including 'Best Limited Series' and 'Best Actress in a Limited Series' for lead Anya Taylor-Joy.


Netflix appear to have hit the nail on the head with its original series this year, with historical drama The Crown receiving nominations in four categories. The show finally delved into the story-line of much-loved Princess Diana, who the people of the UK especially still hold great admiration for. It's not a surprise to see actress Emma Corrin receive a nomination for her portrayal of the Princess of Wales, as well as the show itself being nominated for 'Best TV Drama'.


Another fan favourite of the year is The Mandalorian, which stands beside The Crown in receiving a nomination for 'Best TV Drama'. Many question whether the Star Wars spin-off is a drama after all, but it's safe to say it's popularity demanded a nomination, and this is the category that it fits into. It'll be interesting to see if the show has done enough, and whether it can battle popular shows including The Crown and Ozark.


Most of the general public wish to see Small Axe take home an award, which has great potential as it's been nominated in two categories. The anthology series directed by Steve McQueen came out at a very vital time, helping to highlight why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important. John Boyega received many praises for his role in the series, so we could see him walk away with the award. Boyega was also greatly praised by both Hollywood and the general public for his efforts towards the Black Lives Matter movement last year.


Other popular nominated shows include The Undoing, Schitt's Creek, Ratched, The Great and Normal People.


(Becca's predictions highlighted in red)

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"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Cate Blanchett - "Mrs. America"

Daisy Edgar-Jones - "Normal People"

Shira Haas - "Unorthodox"

Nicole Kidman - "The Undoing"

Anya Taylor-Joy - "The Queen's Gambit"


Best Television Series Drama

"The Crown"

"Lovecraft Country"

"The Mandalorian"

"Ozark"

"Ratched"


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

"Normal People"

"The Queen's Gambit"

"Small Axe"

"The Undoing"

"Unorthodox"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Helena Bonham Carter - "The Crown"

Julia Garner - "Ozark"

Annie Murphy - "Schitt's Creek"

Cynthia Nixon – "Ratched"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

John Boyega - "Small Axe"

Brendan Gleeson - "The Comey Rule"

Daniel Levy - "Schitt's Creek"

Jim Parsons - "Hollywood"

Donald Southerland - "The Undoing"


Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy

"Emily in Paris"

"The Flight Attendant"

"Schitt's Creek"

"The Great"

"Ted Lasso"


The Golden Globes will take place on the February 28, 2021.