Golden Globes 2020: Joker, The Irishman, Tarantino, Succession earn multiple nominations, GOT largely snubbed

Marriage Story, The Crown, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift also receive consideration

2020 Golden Globe nominations
2020 Golden Globes: Joker, The Irishman, and Game of Thrones

This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes. Now in its 77th year, the annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

For film, Netflix came out big with both Marriage Story and The Irishman walking away with the most nominations. Noah Baumbach’s dramedy leads the pack with six nominations and Martin Scorsese’s star-studded de-aging drama got five.

Not only that, for the first time Netflix has secured nominations in the Best Film categories. The Irishman, Marriage Story, and Fernando Meirelles’ biographical drama The Two Popes are all in consideration in the drama category, while Eddie Murphy’s Dolemite is My Name earned a nod in the comedy or musical category.

Never one to be outshined, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood also came out swinging. The Leonard DiCaprio and Brad Pitt-starring blockbuster drove off with five nominations, including nominations for both stars. Tarantino himself received nods for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Speaking of the category for Best Director, not one woman was nominated. To date, only five women have been recognized for direction and only one has won (Barbra Streisand in 1984 for Yentl). Instead, this year’s nominations include Tarantino, Scorsese, Todd Phillips (Joker), Sam Mendes (1917), and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).

(Read: Top 25 Films of 2019)

Of course, the big story for all comic book fans will be Phillips’ Joker, as it has been all year. The Batman spinoff standalone waltzed away with four nominations, including Best Director for Phillips and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. On the flip side, despite the best efforts of Disney, Avengers: Endgame, was snubbed of any nominations.

On the television front, Netflix did quite well, too, with four nominations for both The Crown and Unbelievable. (The Kominsky Method curiously came in strong once again). However, HBO also staked claim with Succession, Chernobyl, Barry, and Big Little Lies.

Coming off a critically divisive final season, though, Game of Thrones is nearly non-existent this year, landing only a single nomination: Kit Harington for Best Actor in a Drama. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Ouch.

Other notable snubs? Veep, one of the most decorated shows in television history, did not receive one nomination for its final season. Mahershala Ali failed to receive consideration for his standout performance in True Detective Season 3. The same can be said for Jeremy Strong of HBO’s Succession and Netflix’s much-hyped Breaking Bad movie, El Camino.

Check out the complete list nominees below. Winners will be announced during a live gala on January 5th hosted by Ricky Gervais that will air on NBC.


Best Motion Picture, Drama:
The Irishman
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go Bernadette?
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Awkwafina, The Farewell

Best Director:
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Screenplay:
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han, Parasite
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Original Score:
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song:
“Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats) — Taylor Swift & Andrew Lloyd Webber
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman) — Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Spirit” (The Lion King) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh
“Stand Up” (Harriet) — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Best Animated Feature Film:
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4
Lion King

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Farewell
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Best TV Series, Drama:
Big Little LIes
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama:
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Best Actress in a TV 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 TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Rami Youssef, Ramy

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series:
Catch 22
The Loudest Voice

Best Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Christopher Abbott, Catch 22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy

Best Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Joey King, The Act
Katilyn Dever, Unbelievable
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie:
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable