Nominations have been announced for the 76th Annual Golden Globes, which will air on January 6, 2019, co-hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. Leading the field is Vice with six nominations, followed by The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star Is Born, each receiving five nominations.
The nominees for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy include Vice, Green Book and The Favourite. Christian Bale brings Dick Cheney to life in Vice and offers viewers a look into the second highest office in the nation. Bale received a nod for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for this performance. The Favourite falls back to 18th century England and follows a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and her friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) as they navigate politics in wartorn England. Audiences return to the segregated south in Green Book following Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) as he works for famous African American pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). Despite their differences, the two become friends as they experience injustices during their journey.
Despite restructuring efforts over the last year, Annapurna walked away with 10 nominations for their pictures. Fox Searchlight also earned 10 nominations, including one for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Motion Picture – Animated. Last year, Fox won the Oscar for Best Picture with The Shape of Water.
Surprises came with nominates for Amazon’s Bodyguard, the BBC’s America’s Killing Eve, and Fox’s Pose and The Americans. Some feel Hulu’s popular original drama, The Handmaid’s Tale, was snubbed since it wasn’t nominated for Best Drama Series, though Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski picked up acting nods for the show. Additionally the NBC favorite, This Is Us, didn’t earn a single nomination. Other snubs included Emma Stone being passed over for her work in Netflix’s Maniac as well as Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan, stars of Best Motion Picture Nominee Black Panther, not earning nominations for their performances.
Winners of these categories and others will be announced January 6 on NBC starting at 8PM EST. View the complete list of nominees here.