It’s that time of year again — awards season! On Wednesday, the Golden Globe nominations were revealed to the world in preparation for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were some surprises and some snubs. Notably, Michaela Coel‘s I May Destroy You was, unfortunately, missing from the nods. Additionally, Sound of Metal, One Night in Miami and Judas and the Black Messiah were snubbed for Best Motion Picture. A glaring mistake on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s part. 

Typically, the Golden Globes pave the way for the Oscars. The films/performers that snag a Golden Globe tend to win the next big thing — an Academy Award. As far as the nominations go, the Best Directors category is the most diverse I’ve seen in years. That’s not saying much, though. The TV nods are noticeably white. Not many people of color garnered nominations in that medium. It’s disappointing that awards season is still a popularity contest. Bigger names tend to score the most recognition as opposed to innate talent. 

Below, you can find a full list of the Golden Globe nominations courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

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Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Viola DavisMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra DayThe United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa KirbyPieces of a Woman
Frances McDormandNomadland
Carey MulliganPromising Young Woman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Riz AhmedSound of Metal
Chadwick BosemanMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary OldmanMank
Tahar RahimThe Mauritanian

Still of Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman and Michael Potts in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): (L to R) Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Colman Domingo as Cutler, Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Glynn Turman as Toldeo. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Maria BakalovaBorat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate HudsonMusic
Michelle PfeifferFrench Exit
Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-JoyEmma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron CohenBorat Subsequent Moviefilm
James CordenThe Prom
Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton
Dev PatelThe Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Glenn CloseHillbilly Elegy
Olivia ColmanThe Father
Jodie FosterThe Mauritanian
Amanda SeyfriedMank
Helena ZengelNews of the World

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared LetoThe Little Things
Bill MurrayOn the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami

Still of Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami...

Pictured: Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami… Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Best Director, Motion Picture

Emerald FennellPromising Young Woman
David FincherMank
Regina KingOne Night in Miami
Aaron SorkinThe Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé ZhaoNomadland

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Jack FincherMank
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Florian Zeller and  Christopher HamptonThe Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Motion Picture, Animated

The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon

Best Picture, Foreign Language

Another Round
La Llorona

The Life Ahead
Two of Us 

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Alexandre DesplatThe Midnight Sky
Ludwig GöranssonTenet
James Newton HowardNews of the World
Trent Reznor, Atticus RossMank
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon BatisteSoul

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Is Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami
“Tigress & Tweed,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian and The Child looking out over a frozen planet.

Pictured: Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian. Photo courtesy of Disney Plus.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Emma CorrinThe Crown
Laura LinneyOzark
Sarah PaulsonRatched

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jason BatemanOzark
Josh O’ConnorThe Crown
Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul
Al Pacino, Hunters
Matthew RhysPerry Mason

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Lily CollinsEmily in Paris
Kaley CuocoThe Flight Attendant
Elle FanningThe Great
Jane LevyZoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’HaraSchitt’s Creek

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Don CheadleBlack Monday
Nicholas HoultThe Great
Eugene LevySchitt’s Creek
Jason SudeikisTed Lasso
Ramy YoussefRamy

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Normal People
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing

Frances McDormand stars in Nomadland

Frances McDormand in the film NOMADLAND. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Cate BlanchettMrs. America
Daisy Edgar-JonesNormal People
Shira HaasUnorthodox
Nicole KidmanThe Undoing
Anya Taylor-JoyThe Queen’s Gambit

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Bryan CranstonYour Honor
Jeff DanielsThe Comey Rule
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan HawkeThe Good Lord Bird
Mark RuffaloI Know This Much Is True

Best Supporting Actress, Television

Gillian AndersonThe Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia GarnerOzark
Annie MurphySchitt’s Creek
Cynthia NixonRatched

Best Supporting Actor, Television

John Boyega, Small Axe
Brendan GleesonThe Comey Rule
Daniel LevySchitt’s Creek
Jim ParsonsHollywood
Donald SutherlandThe Undoing

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Tune in on Sunday, February 28 for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

What do you think about the Golden Globe nominations? Sound off in the comments below!



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