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Golden Globes 2019 nominations: Who should win, who will win and who got snubbed

Golden Globes 2019 nominations: Who should win, who will win and who got snubbed

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Text: Aravin Sandran


As British comedian Ricky Gervais so aptly said in 2012 when he hosted: "The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker, and more easily bought. Allegedly. Nothing's been proved." It's all in good fun though. No one actually pays attention to the number of Golden Globe awards an actor or actress has. British actress Claire Foy, who won 'Best Actress in a Drama TV series' for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown, places her award in her toilet. It's not even in her toilet, but in her downstairs toilet. "You can't put it anywhere noticeable. It would be crass", she once said on a red carpet. 

Why bother then? Well, for one thing, there'll be plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. This time around, there'll be high hopes for first-time hosts Sandra Oh of Grey's Anatomy fame and Andy Samberg of Brooklyn-Nine-Nine — which makes its season six comeback on 10 January. There'll surely be some stand-out, woke speeches too. Who can forget Oprah Winfrey's presidential-worthy monologue after she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award earlier this year?

While most of the nominees have been receiving plenty of buzz since their premieres, there are always going to be dark horses, head-scratchers and shocking snubs to be debate and mull over in the Internet's comment section. 

Likely winner: Ever since its glitzy showing at the Venice Film Festival back in September, A Star Is Born has been getting all kinds of attention: from Lady Gaga's leading lady style to Bradley Cooper's vocal abilities. Since her win in 2016 for her dramatic turn as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga has come a long way. It's amazing what good clothes and PR can do for a wannabe actress. That being said, the film would certainly bag one or a few of its five nominations that includes Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Original Song ('Shallow'). 

Deserving contenders: Diametrically opposite to A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman dropped in theatres with the same cultural resonance as Jordan Peele's Get Out (2017). Its four nominations are bolstered by other fellow black nominees this year: Black Panther and If Beale Street Could Talk, a movie about black love set in 1970s Harlem. In a year marked with vivid expressions of the minorty experience, Crazy Rich Asians made history for its all-Asian cast. Although it sparked plenty of polarising debate in Singapore, the film continues to break new ground with Constance Wu's nomination for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy'. She is the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe in decades, 44 years to be exact since Yvonne Elliman's nod in 1974.

Head-scratching nominee: Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for his flourescent-green manikini in Borat (2006). Who would have guessed the man behind slapstick one-man movies like Brüno (2009) and The Dictator (2012) would be up for a 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy' this year? While the show received plenty of column inches before its showing, his political satire television series Who is America? was a ratings bust. The show is built to get cheap laughs out of the exploitation of ignorance, anger and divisiveness in America, a self-indulgent misstep that does nothing but propagate the orange man's agenda. 

Shocking snub: This year's disturbingly chilling movie Hereditary did not receive a single nomination, not for Milly Shapiro's breakout performance or Toni Collete's career-defining role. Watch the trailer below and try not to freak out.

Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominations below.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

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

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a 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 Director, Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice

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 & Ollie

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best Television Series, Drama
The Americans
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

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 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 Motion Picture, Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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

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 Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

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, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler, Barry

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 Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, 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 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

The 76th Golden Globes Awards will take place on 6 January 2019.

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