Golden Globes Nominations Have Us Scratching Our Heads

This year’s nominations for the always unpredictable Golden Globes have been released and I must say, it is the snubs that are more noticeable than the films and performances that actually got nominated. For starters, Get Out managed to get nominated for Best Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, but nothing for writer/director Jordan Peele. Call Me By Your Name got nominated for Best Motion Picture and for its stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. But no Best Director nomination for Luca Guadagnino, no Screenplay nomination for James Ivory, and no Best Song nomination for “Mystery Of Love” by Sufjan Stevens. Interestingly, Lady Bird performed well with 4 nominations yet it missed out on a Best Director nomination for Greta Gerwig.

Even more shocking is the lack of The Big Sick anywhere. Despite the cross-culture dramedy becoming a summer arthouse hit, there was still no love for actor/co-writer Kumail Nanjiani or even Holly Hunter who seemed like such an easy get in Best Supporting Actress due to her stature. Also, Jake Gyllenhaal missed out on a Best Actor-Drama nomination for Stronger which makes him even more vulnerable in the Best Actor field.

Going back to the actual nominees, The Shape Of Water managed to lead the pack with seven nominations while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tallied up six nominations a piece. Also, All The Money In The World managed to pull out three nominations despite missing out on Best Motion Picture-Drama and its last minute reshoots with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey. Whether this is an indication of the film’s quality or the fact that the Golden Globes want to be a button-pusher remains to be seen.

Best Motion Picture-Drama: 

Call Me By Your Name 
Dunkirk 
The Post 
The Shape Of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Best Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy: 

The Disaster Artist 
Get Out 
The Greatest Showman 
I, Tonya 
Lady Bird 

Best Director: 

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape Of Water 
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk 
Ridley Scott, All The Money In The World 
Steven Spielberg, The Post 

Best Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama: 

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name 
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread 
Tom Hanks, The Post 
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour 
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. 

Best Actor In A Motion Picture-Musical/Comedy: 

Steve Carell, Battle Of The Sexes 
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver 
James Franco, The Disaster Artist 
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman 
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out 

Best Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama: 

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game 
Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water 
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Meryl Streep, The Post 
Michelle Williams, All The Money In The World 

Best Actress In A Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy: 

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul 
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker 
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya 
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird 
Emma Stone, Battle Of The Sexes 

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture: 

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project 
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name 
Richard Jenkins, The Shape Of Water 
Christopher Plummer, All The Money In The World 
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture: 

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound 
Hong Chau, Downsizing 
Allison Janney, I, Tonya 
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird 
Octavia Spencer, The Shape Of Water 

Best Screenplay: 

Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape Of Water 
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird 
Liz Hannah & Josh Singer, The Post 
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game 

Best Original Score: 

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape Of Water 
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread 
John Williams, The Post 
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk 

Best Original Song: 

“Home” from Ferdinand 
“Mighty River” from Mudbound 
“Remember Me” from Coco 
“The Star” from The Star 
“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman 

Best Animated Feature Film:[Text Wrapping Break] 

The Boss Baby 
The Breadwinner 
Coco 
Ferdinand 
Loving Vincent 

Best Foreign Language Film: 

A Fantastic Woman (Chile) 
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia) 
In The Fade (Germany) 
Loveless (Russia) 
The Square (Sweden) 

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