Black Panther just got Marvel its first Golden Globe Best Picture nomination – see the rest of the nominees

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When the Oscars proposed a Popular Film category earlier this year, everybody knew that it was solely so that they could be seen to be placating Marvel Studios and its horde of fans who were all petitioning for Black Panther to get a Best Picture nomination, without actually giving the film a Best Picture nomination. Under public pressure, the Oscars eventually walked back the Popular Film idea, meaning that Black Panther actually has a chance to compete against the big awards fare. That idea took a big step towards becoming reality last night when the nominees for the 76th Golden Globe awards were announced, including Black Panther for Best Motion – Picture Drama.

This is the first time Marvel has ever had a nod in the big category and Black Panther is actually the first superhero film to do this overall (Deadpool got recognized in 2016 but it was for the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category). This is a big deal if you look what the comic book film is going up against, in BlacKKKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, and A Star is Born. These films – true stories, biopics, and gripping dramas – are exactly the type of movies you would normally see the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honouring and all have very good shots at taking this whole thing.

None of these was the biggest winner when the nominations were read out though. That honour fell to Vice, The Big Short’s Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney comedy/drama biopic starring Christian Bale, which ended up with 6 nominations including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The Favourite, Green Book and A Star is Born (the latter being my big ticket winner for the year) were all nipping at its heels with 5 nominations each.

As usual, there were a few surprises and snubs, of course. Vice was actually one of them as it has divided critics, but the HFPA apparently had other ideas. Similarly, Green Book was another divisive film that also found itself on the roll regardless. Maybe even more surprising is Crazy Rich Asians found itself in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy race, and while few can deny the social impact of the film – being the first Asian-led production from a major Hollywood studio in 25 years and a gigantic box office success worldwide – it’s pretty much just a standard rom-com, albeit a popular one.

On the flip side of the coin, Damien Chazelle’s First Man got very little love, perhaps ending the winning streak the multiple time nominated filmmaker. The same goes for usual awards season wunderkind Steve McQueen who failed to get much traction with his heist thriller Widows. And while A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody’s gamble to compete in the drama category paid off despite both being all about music, Mary Poppins Returns, a movie that is actually a musical, failed to get any Best Song nominations.

On the TV side of things, the most glaring omission for me is The Handmaid’s Tale, which picked up nominations for its cast led by Elisabeth Moss, but didn’t get recognised in the Best Television Series – Drama category that it had won last year. Similarly, Donald Glover’s Atlanta is also nowhere to be found in the category, although The Alienist, which didn’t exactly set critics aflame, is there. Perhaps even more surprising is that while This is Us’ Sterling K. Brown wasn’t given the nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama – which he won last year – Sacha Baron Cohen was recognized for the very divisiveWho Is America?

Overall it was a very mixed bag of nominees, with many past and present favourites not getting much love and a few dark horses being placed in the running as well. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out when the 76th Golden Globes, co-hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, plays out on Sunday, 6 January 2019.

Here’s the full list of nominees.

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

  • Best 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”)

  • Best 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 & the Gun”)
John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)
Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)
Charlize Theron (“Tully”)
Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

  • Best Director – Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Spike Lee – BlacKKKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)
Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)
Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Amy Adams (“Vice”)
Claire Foy (“First Man”)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

  • 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”)

  • 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”)

  • 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”)

  • Best Motion Picture – Animated

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

“Capernaum”
“Girl”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

  • Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“Barry” (HBO)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“Kidding” (Showtime)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

  • Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

  • Best Television Series – Drama

“The Americans”
“Bodyguard”
“Homecoming”
“Killing Eve”
“Pose”

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or 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 Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alex Bornstein (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)

  • 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”)

  • 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 Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Sasha Baron Cohen (Who 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 – Drama

Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

  • 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”)

Last Updated: December 7, 2018

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