GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

Updated: Feb 11


It is that time of year again and the lineup is impressive. The awards ceremony is set for Feb. 28 — two months later than usual because of the pandemic. Tina Fey will broadcast live from the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center, joined by Amy Poehler from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Netflix leads the pack with 16 nominations for motion pictures, and Amazon picked up 10 Golden Globe nominations. And as you may have heard, Mank garnered the most movie nominations with six


Although we have not seen all of the nominated films, we’ve weighed in with our predictions (noted in RED for those we’ve seen). See if you agree.


BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

The Father

Mank

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Nomadland has already seen awards success at Venice and Toronto. With its best actress nod for Frances McDormand, plus best director, and best screenplay for Chloé Zhao, it's a big shoutout for best picture. David Fincher's Mank is right behind it and leads overall nominations.


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

As utterly amazing as Carey Mulligan's performance is in Promising Young Woman, this race is looking like it could be a tossup between Viola Davis and Frances McDormand. McDormand is sweeping critics’ awards for her performance as a woman who leaves her small town to travel around the American West. Davis is still a THE favorite for her unforgettable performance as legendary blues singer Ma Rainey.


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

A posthumous win for Chadwick Boseman is, in the opinion of many, a well-deserved win for his invested performance as a hot-heated trumpeter. And we wholeheartedly agree. But we must give a hand to Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins as second choices.


BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom

In a perfect world, the delightful time travel rom-com Palm Springs would take home the sash and crown and our “money” is on it! But it's hard to discount the star-studded Netflix flick The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Kerry Washington, to take home the prize. Oh, and did we mention James Gordon?


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson, Music

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot

Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

This category looks like anyone's guess. Rosamund Pike's memorable con artist Marla Grayson from I Care a Lot is a terrific wild card, but Maria Bakalova deserves an award for the juggling act that is playing Borat's teenage daughter. She is incredible!


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

James Corden, The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Now that we have accepted Hamilton being a FILM, Lin-Manuel Miranda stands a huge chance of earning even more recognition for this momentous Broadway musical. And if you’ve seen it, you know where we’re coming from.


BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari

Two of Us

Four high school teachers consume alcohol daily to see how it affects their social and professional lives? As our friends in education tell it – Another Round is completely believable!


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Helena Zengel, News of the World


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Bill Murray, On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami


BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Regina King, One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland


BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher, Mank

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky

Ludwig Göransson

James Newton Howard, News of the World

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul


BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

"Fight for You" — Judas and the Black Messiah Music by: H.E.R., Dernst Emile II Lyrics by: H.E.R., Tiara Thomas

"Hear My Voice" — The Trial of the Chicago 7 Music by: Daniel Pemberton Lyrics by: Daniel Pemberton, Celeste Waite

"Io Sì (Seen)" — The Life Ahead Music by: Diane Warren Lyrics by: Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi

"Speak Now" — One Night in Miami Music by: Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth Lyrics by: Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth

"Tigress & Tweed" — The United States vs. Billie Holiday Music by: Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq Lyrics by: Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq


BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

Despite the chatter over the accuracy of its story, The Crown stepped up its game for Season 4, introducing Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Its lavishly produced world is just about second to none, making it our pick, closely followed by Lovecraft Country.


BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL or COMEDY

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt's Creek

Ted Lasso

It's really a tie between Schitt's Creek and Ted Lasso, but after the former's comprehensive sweep at the Emmys, it would be nice for the equally feel-good Ted Lasso to receive a share of recognition. Let’s see!

BEST LIMITED SERIES or TV MOVIE

Normal People

The Queen's Gambit

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

The Queen's Gambit should win an award for increasing the popularity of chess alone. Capturing the King has never been a more highly sought-after goal. Anya Taylor-Joy is mesmerizing at the heart, the Netflix hit is a deserved winner.

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