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

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