NEW YORK (AP) – Noah Baumbach’s divorce portrait â€œMarriage Storyâ€ leads the 77th Golden Globes with six nominations including best picture, drama, and acting nods for its two leads, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
Netflix dominated the nominations, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, with four films nominated for best film: â€œMarriage Story,” Martin Scorsese’s mob epic â€œThe Irishmanâ€ and the Vatican bromance â€œThe Two Popes” in the drama category, and the Eddie Murphy-led â€œDolemite Is My Nameâ€ in the comedy category. Netflix led all companies with 17 total nominations.
â€œMarriage Story,” which landed on the streaming service on Friday after a three-week run in theaters, also earned nods for Baumbach’s script, Laura Dern’s supporting performance and Randy Newman’s score. The only notable category it missed on was Baumbach for best director.
â€œThe Irishmanâ€ landed five total nominations, including best director for Scorsese, supporting acting nods for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and best screenplay for Steven Zaillian’s script.
Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Los Angeles fable â€œOnce Upon a Time … in Hollywood” also scored five nominations, including best film comedy or musical and nods for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Tarantino is also up for best director.
Among the TV nominees, HBO’s â€œChernobyl,” Netflix’s â€œThe Crownâ€ and Netflix’s â€œUnbeliveable” tied with a leading four nominations.
The nominees for best drama film are: â€œThe Irishmanâ€; â€œMarriage Storyâ€; â€œ1917â€; â€œJokerâ€; â€œThe Two Popes.â€
The nominees for best comedy or musical film are: â€œDolemite Is My Nameâ€; â€œJojo Rabbitâ€; â€œKnives Outâ€; â€œOnce Upon a Time … in Hollywoodâ€; â€œRocketman.â€
The nominees for best animated film are: â€œFrozen 2â€; â€œHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Worldâ€; â€œThe Lion Kingâ€; â€œMissing Linkâ€; â€œToy Story 4.â€
The nominees for best drama TV series are: “Big Little Lies”; “The Crown”; “Killing Eve”; “The Morning Show”: â€œSuccession.â€
The nominees for best comedy TV series are: “Barry”: Fleabag”; “The Kominsky Method”; â€œThe Marvelous Mrs. Maiselâ€; “The Politician.”
The nominees for best limited series or TV movie are: â€œCatch-22â€; â€œChernobylâ€; â€œFosse/Verdonâ€; â€œThe Loudest Voiceâ€; â€œUnbelievable.â€
The Globes, with 87 voting members, differ wildly from the Academy Awards, which are decided by 9,000 industry professionals. But the press associationâ€™s choices sometimes line up with the academyâ€™s, like last year when â€œGreen Bookâ€ (entered as a comedy at the Globes) triumphed at both.
This year could give the Globes slightly more sway because the awards season is especially truncated. The Academy Awards are being held several weeks early, on Feb. 9, giving Oscar campaigns less time to find momentum.
But several possible Academy Awards favorites werenâ€™t even eligible in the Globesâ€™ top categories. Even though the press association is a group of foreign journalists based in Los Angeles, they donâ€™t nominate international films for best drama or best comedy/musical. That ruled out Bong Joon Hoâ€™s social satire â€œParasiteâ€ (which the Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted the yearâ€™s best on Sunday) and Lulu Wangâ€™s family drama â€œThe Farewell,â€ both of which are expected to be in the Oscar mix.
In the early going, Netflix has dominated awards season. â€œThe Irishmanâ€ last week won best film from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review. â€œMarriage Storyâ€ virtually swept the IFP Gotham Awards.
Ricky Gervais will host the Globes, broadcast on NBC, for the fifth time on January 5. Tom Hanks will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The Carol Burnett Award will go to Ellen DeGeneres.
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