If You Think 2020 Was Bonkers… Check Out The Golden Globe Nominations
Well, here they are. The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and they’re well… Weird with a capital W. Mank is leading with 6 nominations, while The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is right behind it with 5. Which is to a certain extent expected. What I didn’t expect, and I’m pleasantly surprised that it happened is the fact that 3 female directors are nominated in the best director category.
Regina King for One Night In Miami, Emerald Fennell for Premising Young Woman and Chloe Zao for Nomadland. Well done ladies. I can’t think of the last time this happened, so I’m shocked as they are. And yeah. I’m going for Chloe here, but in this particular category I’m saddened that one person is missing. Christopher Nolan and his Tenet. I’m sorry but Tenet was a fantastic movie and it got snubbed hard.
But oh well. Let’s not cry over it. What are the other surprises in this year’s nominations? Chadwick Boseman’s nomination for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is hardly a surprise but the Fincher father/son duo is another. While the nomination for David Fincher is evident, and well expected, I was surprised by the nomination for Jack Fincher. I didn’t think his script was that good, but I could be wrong. After all, this is the first movie from David Fincher that truly disappoint me.
Oh and the ladies I mentioned in the best director category? Well, there are two ladies in the best screenplay category as well. Chloe Zhao is here too, and so is Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman again. Well done indeed.
The lead acting categories are bonkers as well. I mean James Cord in the Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy? Really? What’s wrong with you Foreign Press Assosiation? You have plenty of comedic talent in the best leading actor category, and it’s weird to see, just how versatile it is. Lin Manuel Miranda, Sasha Baron Cohen and Andy Samberg in one place? I mean come on. And speaking of Sacha he’s nominated twice here. For best actor and best supporting actor. I think he’s a shoe in for the Borat performance, but only because of the shift in political climate. And the subsequent scandal that the movie had on Rudy Giuliani last year. But I think the biggest surprise here is Jared Letto. He was good in The Little Things, but not that good. Again, it’s just my opinion and I could be wrong.
The 12 year old Helena Zengel will have to go up against Oscar winners and legends in the best supporting actress category. And what legends there are. Jodie Foster, Glenn Close and Olivia Colman. She’s not going to win, but still, it’s good to have some fresh face there. But the best actress in a comedy or musical category is where the real BONKERS can be found. It’s crazy there. I mean you have Anya Taylor Joy (whom I love and deservingly so won two nominations), Michelle Pfeiffer, Rosamund Pike, Kate Hudson and Maria Bakalova! Whaaaat? Are you kidding me? Michelle will most likely win here, but Rosamund is a strong contender as well.
And the least benign and stress free category is the lead actress in a drama movie category. Yeah, you have your usual suspects there and they’re all great. Frances McDormand is the favorite here, but Carey Mulligan is right behind her. She’s awesome too, but so is Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman. Watch out for her. She might surprise you big time.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be on hosting duties on 28th of February and may the best win.
So, with that being said. What’s your favorite for the Golden Globes? Let me know in the comment section.