2020 Golden Globes Nominations


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Gavin Clingham, Staff Writer

It is once again time for the Golden Globes, which celebrates some of the best work in both movies and television. Last week, the nominations were released, and there have been surprises, snubs, and deserving nominations. Here is the full nominations list:


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Best Motion Picture – Drama

1917 (Universal)

The Irishman (Netflix)

Marriage Story (Netflix)

The Two Popes (Netflix)

Joker (Warner Brothers)


Best Actress – Drama

Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)


Best Actor – Drama

Christian Bale (Ford vs Ferrari)

Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Johnathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Kimberley French
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Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)

Knives Out (Lionsgate)

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony)

Rocketman (Paramount)


Best Actress – Comedy/Musical

Ana De Armas (Knives Out)

Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Cate Blanchet (Where’d You Go Bernadette)

Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)

Emma Thompson (Late Night)


Best Actor – Comedy/Musical

Daniel Craig (Knives Out)      

Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood)

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)


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Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen 2 (Disney)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)

The Lion King (Disney)

Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)

Toy Story 4 (Disney)


Still image from the film Parasite (Photo Credit: gq.com)











Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

The Farewell (A24)

Les Miserables (Amazon)

Pain and Glory (Sony Pictures Classics)

Parasite (Neon)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Neon)


Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture

Kathy Bates (Richard Jewel)

Annette Bening (The Report)

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell)


Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)

Martin Scorsese directing Joe Pesci in The Irishman (Photo Credit: variety.com)










Best Director of a Motion Picture

Bong Joon-H0 (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Todd Phillips (Joker)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)


Best Screenplay For A Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Bong Joon-Ho and Han Jin-Won (Parasite)

Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood)

Steven Zailian (The Irishman)


Best Original Score For A Motion Picture

Little Women


Marriage Story


Motherless Brooklyn


Best Original Song For A Motion Picture

Beautiful Ghosts (Cats)

I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman)

Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)

Spirit (The Lion King)

Stand Up (Harriet)


Still Image of Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies (Photo Credit: primetimer.com)











Best Television Series – Drama

Big Little Lies (HBO)

The Crown (Netflix)

Killing Eve (BBC)

The Morning Show (Apple)

Succession (HBO)

Still image of Bill Hader in the TV show Barry (Photo Credit: hbo.com)










Best Television Series – Comedy

Barry (HBO)

Fleabag (Amazon)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

The Politician (Netflix)

Still image from the TV series Chernobyl (Photo Credit: hbo.com)










Best Limited Television Series or Television Movie

Catch-22 (Hulu)

Chernobyl (HBO)

Fosse/Verdon (Fox)

The Loudest Voice (Showtime)

Unbelievable (Netflix)


Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)

Olivia Colman (The Crown)

Jodie Comer  Killing Eve

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)


Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox (Succession)

Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)

Rami Malek  (Mr Robot)

Tobias Menzies (The Crown)

Billy Porter (Pose)


Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Christina Applegate (Dead To Me)

Rachel Brosnohan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)    

Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)

Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)


Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Paul Rudd (Living With Yourself)

Ben Platt (The Politician)

Ramy Youssef (Rammy)


Best Actress in a Limited Television Series or Television Movie

Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable)

Joey King (The Act)

Helen Mirren (Catherine The Great)

Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)


Best Actor in a Limited Television Series or Television Movie

Christopher Abbott (Catch 22)

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy)

Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)

Jared Harris (Chernobyl)

Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)


Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Patricia Arquette (The Act)

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)

Toni Collete (Unbelievable)

Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)

Emily Watson (Chernobyl)


Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Andrew Scott (Fleabag)

Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)

Henry Winkler (Barry)

Snubs: First, Robert De Niro was snubbed for his brilliant performance in The Irishman. Adam Sandler was also snubbed for supposedly his best performance ever in the upcoming film Uncut Gems. Many people have been angry that there aren’t any women directing nominees and that the hit TV series Veep was snubbed. Also, the show Stranger Things (my favorite TV show of all time) did not receive a single nomination for its third season.

Surprises: One big surprise this year was that there were many streaming services that had nominated TV shows and movies. Both Netflix and Amazon grabbed multiple nominations. The Apple TV + show The Morning Show managed to get nominated for a few awards despite having a mixed critical reception. Another surprise was The Politician, which managed to get best comedy and best actor even though the show also had some mixed reviews. One of the biggest surprises was major nominations for the gritty Joker. It was clear that Joaquin Phoenix would be up for best actor, but most people didn’t realize that it was going to be up for the biggest award of the night. Also, The Lion King got nominated for Best Animated Feature despite submitting itself as a live-action remake.

The 77th annual Golden Globe awards will air on January 5th at 8 P:M EST and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.