The full list of nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes has been released, and much like every other year, the reaction from the general public has been a mix of excitement and disappointment.
The nominees for best dramatic film include Marriage Story, which clinched a whopping six nominations overall. Other nominations for Noah Baumbach‘s story of a couple in the midst of divorce proceedings include best screenplay, best original score (Randy Newman), best supporting actress (Laura Dern), best actor (Adam Driver), and best actress (Scarlett Johansson).
The Irishman tells the story of a truck driver who becomes involved with a Pennsylvania crime family, becomes a mob hitman, and eventually becomes entangled with Jimmy Hoffa. The movie is nominated for best drama, best director, best screenplay (Steve Zaillian), and best supporting actor for both Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. The lack of a best actor nomination for Robert De Niro, however, was one of the most shocking snubs on the list.
Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood explores the efforts of a has-been TV actor and his stunt double to find fame in the 1969 Los Angeles film industry, set against a backdrop that includes the Manson Family murders. Tarantino picked up nods for best director and best screenplay, while Brad Pitt was nominated for best supporting actor, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for best actor, and the film itself was nominated for best musical or comedy.
As for the television side of things, HBO’s Chernobyl (four nominations), Netflix’s The Crown (four nominations) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag (three nominations) were all popular with the voters, but it appears that the final season of Game of Thrones was just as disappointing to the Globes as it was to fans of the show. Kit Harington was the recipient of the show’s only nod.
Besides De Niro, another notable snub was Greta Gerwig‘s absence from the best director category, which makes it the fifth consecutive year without a female director nominee. In fact, despite Little Women‘s rave reviews and 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was left out of the best drama category as well. Florence Pugh, who received praise for her role as Amy March, failed to clinch a nomination for best supporting actress.
Will you be tuning into the Golden Globes this year? Which nominations and snubs were you most surprised by?