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Netflix dominates the Golden Globes nominations

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While several publications and review boards have already started publishing their lists of awards and best films of the year, the award season has only just truly started. The first of the big awards shows, The Golden Globes, has just revealed its list of nominees for the best films and TV productions of 2019.

While less prestigious than the Oscars, The Golden Globes – which is hosted by the Foreign Press Association who aren’t all part of the Academy – remains an important first indication of where critics are leaning regarding their best films and series of the year – and can often be a great indicator for things to come at the Oscars. The Globes don’t focus on any of the technical categories which the Oscars has, but splits series and movies between dramatic and comedic performances, which also allows for a wider range of nominees to get filtered in.

So, who cracked recognition in this year’s list, let’s see in the full list of nominees below:

Television:

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

  • Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)
  • Ben Platt (“The Politician”)
  • Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)
  • Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
  • Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)
  • Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

  • Brian Cox (“Succession”)
  • Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
  • Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
  • Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
  • Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
  • Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)
  • Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
  • Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)

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

  • Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)
  • Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)
  • Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
  • Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

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

  • Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)
  • Joey King (“The Act”)
  • Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)
  • Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)
  • Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “Catch-22″
  • “Chernobyl”
  • “Fosse/Verdon”
  • The Loudest Voice
  • “Unbelievable”

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

  • Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
  • Toni Collette
  • Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)
  • Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

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”)
  • Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”)
  • Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Best Television Series — Drama

  • “Big Little Lies”
  • “The Crown”
  • “Killing Eve”
  • “The Morning Show”
  • “Succession”

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • “Barry”
  • “Fleabag”
  • “The Kominsky Method”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “The Politician”

Movies:

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Knives Out”
  • “Rocketman”
  • “Dolemite Is My Name”

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • “The Irishman”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “1917”
  • “Joker”
  • “The Two Popes”

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

  • “The Farewell”
  • “Pain and Glory”
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
  • “Parasite”
  • “Les Misérables”

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)
  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”)
  • Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)
  • Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  • Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)
  • “Into the Unknown” (“Frozen II”)
  • “Spirit” (“The Lion King”)
  • “Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
  • Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
  • Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
  • Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
  • Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)
  • Annette Bening (“The Report”)
  • Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
  • Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
  • Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
  • Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  • Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
  • Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Best Motion Picture — Animated

  • “Frozen II”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “Missing Link”
  • “Toy Story 4”
  • “Lion King”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
  • Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
  • Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
  • Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
  • Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
  • Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
  • Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
  • Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Awkwafina (“The Farewell”)
  • Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)
  • Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)
  • Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)
  • Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Best Director — Motion Picture

  • Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)
  • Sam Mendes (“1917”)
  • Todd Phillips (“Joker”)
  • Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
  • Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

So, I guess if there is one big story that can come out of this year’s nominees it is the continued rise of Netflix. Out of all the studios, Netflix dominated the list of nominees with 34. The next best being Warner Media on 21 with 15 for HBO and 6 for Warner Bros themselves (mostly thanks to Joker). Disney may dominate the box office, but it’s clear Netflix is taking the critical attention. Netflix has had success before like with last year’s Roma which won the big award, but the way they have dominated this year despite being the newest of all the established studios shows you just how hard the company is working to deliver quality content and change the face of entertainment as we know it.

A lot of the big films of the year have received nominations with The Irishman, Marriage Story, 1917, Joker Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, Jojo Rabbit and the Two Popes all getting the most attention in the film categories while the TV series saw a more widespread list of shows getting nominated, with Game of Thrones coming out with nada. That still didn’t stop other poorly received shows like The Morning Show from getting nominated, however.

What do you make of the list below? Any surprises or snubs that you feel should’ve made the list?

Last Updated: January 6, 2020

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