2019 Golden Globe Nominations

And here we go! Here are my thoughts on yesterday's Golden Globe nominations. While there were some lovely surprises (Black Panther! Elsie Fisher! John David Washington and Adam Driver!) I was mostly scratching my head because there's a lot missing here. Below are the list of nominees plus some quick thoughts as always.

Best Picture — Drama
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
I really thought A Star is Born would be in Musical but only the most prestigious for Cooper's vanity project, I guess. Bohemian Rhapsody shouldn't be in here at all. You're telling me that's better than Wildlife, Widows, Annihilation, Thoroughbreds, Hereditary, The Hate U Give, basically ANYTHING else they could in here? Please.
But... Black Panter. I never thought I'd see the day when a Marvel movie was up for Best Drama. This is glorious. I'm glad BlackKklansman is in there too. The only one I need to see is Beale Street.

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Green Book...lol. I would've had Eighth Grade or Sorry To Bother You in its place. I'm surprised The Favourite went comedy but I guess it makes sense. Crazy Rich Asians getting in makes me happy. I knew it had a shot here but I still didn't think it was a lock. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Willem Defoe - At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington- BlacKkKlansman
I'm SO happy John David Washington got in. I was prepared for the bitter irony of Driver being the lone BlackKklansman nomination but this was a nice surprised. Ethan Hawke not being here is shocking considering he's picked up so many critic noms. What even is At Eternity's Gate?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War
Carey Mulligan should be in here full stop and so should Viola Davis. I'm having a hard time with believing any of these performances top theirs. Rosamund Pike is a huge surprise. I wonder if Mary Queen of Scots screeners even went out. The Globes tend to love Saoirse. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale - Vice
Lin Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man and The Gun
John C. Reilly - Stan and Ollie
I did not know The Old Man and the Gun was a comedy. Learning something new every day. Lakeith Stanfield for Sorry To Bother You would've been nice but that movie was probably too weird for HFPA. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt -Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Coleman - The Favourite
Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians
Can we talk about how awesome it is that young Elsie Fisher got in? That's fantastic. She was so great in that movie. Wu getting in as well is wonderful. I really want to see The Favourite, I can't wait to see Coleman. I wish Kathryn Hahn would've been in here for Private Life, even though that could've gone the drama route too.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
I'm excited for Driver and Rockwell. I know Chalamet being in here is going to spark a lot of category fraud discussions but I actually think he qualifies. He feels very much a supporting player in that movie and it doesn't actually focus on him without Carell all that much until well over an hour into the film. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
I really wish Elizabeth Debecki would be in here for Widows. If I had it my way, Cynthia Erivo would be for Bad Times at the El Royale too, but you know...

Best Director — Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice
Peter Farelly over Paul Dano, Barry Jenkins, and literally anyone else? Come on..

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
Peter Farrelly - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Green Book
Again, there's more I would've put in here over Green Book. 

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
This has been such a mediocre year for American (wide release) animation. I hope into the Spider-Verse wows me. I need it. 

Best Picture — Foreign Language
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Girl (Belgium)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)
I had wondered if all the drama behind Girl would hurt the film, apparently not.

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami - A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns
I do not remember anything about A Quiet Place's score despite loving that movie. I'm psyched for Desplat and Goransson though, both of those scores were lovely. First Man's score was okay so I'm not surprised it was nominated. 

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“All the Stars” - Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” - Dumplin’
“Requiem for a Private War” - A Private War
“Revelation” - Boy Erased
“Shallow” - A Star is Born
I didn't realize All The Stars was eligible so YES. I'm only familiar with that and Shallow so I need to listen to the rest. 

Best Television Series — Drama
The Americans 
Killing Eve 
The HFPA love freshman shows so a lot of their nominations I haven't seen. I meant to watch Pose but never did. 

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
The Good Place 
The Kominsky Method 
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
I still don't get the love for Barry, I couldn't make it through the season.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal
I'm glad to see The Alienist get in, though I wish Waco would have to. I'm going for Sharp Objects personally as that show was perfection.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Stephan James - Homecoming
Richard Madden  - Bodyguard
Billy Porter  - Pose
Matthew Rhys  - The Americans
Come to think of it, I'm surprised there's nothing for This is Us anywhere.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Julia Roberts - Homecoming
Keri Russell - The Americans
Elisabeth is so good, I expect they will go for Julia Roberts because star power. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Sascha Baron Cohen -  This is America
Jim Carrey - Kidding
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover - Atlanta
Bill Hader - Barry

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell - The Good Place
Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Alison Brie - Glow
Rachel Broshnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing - Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl - The Alieniest
Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal
Happy for Daniel Bruhl, unhappy with Taylor Kitsch's snub, but none of that matters because Criss is taking this home. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams - Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton - Dirty John
Laura Dern - The Tale
Regina King - Seven Seconds

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin - Succession
Edgar Ramirez - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler - Barry
I love Kieran Culkin even though i couldn't get into Succession, but I'm happy to see his name here. It's too bad his brother Rory couldn't get in for Waco with him. Joseph Fiennes for The Handmaid's Tale is a big snub too.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton - Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski - The Handmaid’s Tale
Penelope Cruz for Versace is still such a joke, I'm stoked for Yvonne though she was dynamite this season. I wish Dakota Fanning would've gotten in for The Alienist. 


  1. I forgot about Mary Queen of Scots. Yeah your right,Saoirse Ronan does do well at award shows. Yup the fact that Widows, Sorry to Bother You and Hereditary wasn't nominated made me upset

    1. Sorry To Bother You doesn't necessarily shock me because that movie was really weird, but Toni missing out is awful. Hopefully the SAGs grab her.

  2. If Beale Street Could Talk is the only one I haven't seen but I don't agree with BlackKklansman at all, I disliked that movie a lot.

    The comedy category is actually a little bland for me.. I don't know. I'm not feeling any of the ones in that list. I guess I'm dead inside.

    Rockwell, wooo! But I'm also rooting for Chalamet because despite the hate he was getting from some last year, I was still rooting for him.. knowing very well he wasn't going to win but maybe this year.. though against Sam?? Why life must be so hard.

    SPIDER-VERSE's GOT THIS! I'm 99,9% sure it's going to be amaaaaazing!!!!

    WATCH BODYGUARD if you haven't seen it! I mean.. Richard Madden.. woah. I'm more excited about the TV category this year than the movie ones... probably because I've been watching a lot more shows than I did last year. While still being oh so very behind with so many shows still! :D

    You know, I'm with you on the Sorry to Bother You train, I wish it had nominations because it's a strange indie film and I loved it.

    1. I keep meaning to! I love me some Madden, he's so out of this world hot.

      Chalamet should've won last year. Watch him pick up a "sorry but Gary Oldman career Oscar" one this year lol

  3. If Adam Driver starts picking up more nominations like this I'm going to need to take some cold showers haha! I'm so excited for Awards season this year but I'm still behind on the actual movies.

    1. SAME! I love him so much, I hope he keeps the momentum.

  4. No Widows is bullshit. Plus, I'm with you on A Star is Born being linked as a drama when it's really a musical.

    At Eternity's Gate is a film about the final years of Vincent Van Gogh by Julian Schnabel which I really want to see as I'm a fan of Schnabel's work.

    Yes, Bohemian Rhapsody being nominated is fucking bullshit. This is why I dislike the Golden Globes so much.

    1. The HFPA love their star power. They'll probably award Gaga again based on that alone.

  5. I hope Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win

  6. That Bohemian Rhapsody Best Drama nomination is probably the most disgusting thing HFPA has ever done

    1. That's such a joke, they must all be Queen stans.

  7. Love reading your thoughts. A few comments:
    - Bohemian Rhapsody...sigh. There are several in the drama category that wouldn't crack my list.
    - The Ethan Hawke snub is pathetic. Hopefully Oscar will do better. At Eternity's Gate is the Van Gogh movie and WD looks really good in it.
    - What constitutes a comedy or drama with them is something I will never figure out!
    - The "Green Book" love from the Globes is a bit puzzling.

    1. The Green Book love from everyone in general outside of acting nominations puzzles me. We all saw the same film, right?

  8. Completely agree about Bohemian Rhapsody for Drama. The Golden Globes have been so silly in the past for nominating dramatic movies and performances as comedies, but this year that seems to have flipped, strangely.

    Hawke being snubbed is something I don’t quite understand, but it’s the Globes. Hoping for SAG and Oscar noms for him. Oh and Willem Dafoe is so good as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate!

    Mulligan and Davis - yes. WHERE are they?!

    I also wouldn’t consider The Old Man and the Gun a “comedy.” It has light elements (it’s fun, it moves), but “comedy…?” Nah.

    1. I hadn't even heard of Dafoe's film until these were announced. Where did this come from? lol

    2. I think Isaac and Mikkelsen are in this film too :)


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