Golden Globes: Vice, Black Panther, Assassination of Gianni Versace nominated

Political biopic Vice leads a diverse slate of nominees heading into the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, with this year's contenders ranging from critics' picks like The Favourite and Killing Eve to crowdpleasers such as Black Panther, A Star is Born and The Good Place.

Canadian Sandra Oh, nominated for Killing Eve, to co-host Jan. 6 show

Christian Bale and Amy Adams earned Golden Globe nominations for the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic Vice. (Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures/Associated Press)
Political biopic Vice leads a mixed slate of nominees heading into the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, with this year's contenders ranging from critics' picks like The Favourite and Killing Eve to crowdpleasers such as Black Panther, A Star is Born and The Good Place.

Actors Danai Gurira, Terry Crews, Christian Slater and Leslie Mann gathered early Thursday to unveil the nominees for the upcoming awards, set for next month in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the annual honour celebrates achievements in film and television productions across 25 categories. 

Vice, Adam McKay's portrait of former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney, led film nominees with six overall, including for best musical or comedy film, direction and performances by Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell and Amy Adams. Meanwhile, The Assassination of Gianni Versace led the TV field, with the limited series earning four nominations.

Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz earned kudos portraying, respectively, Gianni and Donatella Versace in the limited television series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. (Ray Mickshaw/FX/Associated Press)
"I'm blown away by the diversity of the Golden Globe nominations. I think it's amazing," noted Marc Malkin, a senior editor for industry publication Variety, after the announcement.

"I think the HFPA stepped up and is really speaking to our time right now."

Black Panther is among the Golden Globe nominees for best motion picture drama. (Disney)

Selected nominees include:

Motion Picture, Drama:

  • Black Panther.
  • BlacKkKlansman.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • A Star is Born.

Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

  • Crazy Rich Asians.
  • The Favourite.
  • Green Book.
  • Mary Poppins Returns.
  • Vice.

Constance Wu is a best actress in a comedy or musical nominee for Crazy Rich Asians. (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Television Series, Drama:

  • The Americans.
  • Bodyguard.
  • Homecoming.
  • Killing Eve.
  • Pose.

Television Series, Musical or Comedy:

  • Barry.
  • The Good Place.
  • Kidding.
  • The Kominsky Method.
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

  • The Alienist.
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
  • Escape at Dannemora.
  • Sharp Objects.
  • A Very English Scandal.

Canadians at the Globes

Sandra Oh, left, and Andy Samberg nabbed the Golden Globes hosting gig after showing great comedic chemistry as presenters last fall at the Emmy Awards. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press)
Sandra Oh, who has been tapped to co-host the awards celebration with Andy Samberg, will be the first Canadian emcee as well as the award show's first host of Asian heritage.

"[The pair] did a bit together on the Emmys this past year. They were so strong, it was a highlight of the show," noted Barry Adelman, executive producer of Dick Clark Productions, the firm behind the Globes telecast.

"She has strong comedy chops."

A handful of Canadians are in contention in the TV categories, starting with Ottawa-born Oh, who earned an acting nod for her lead role in Killing Eve, with the spy series itself a nominee for best TV drama. Last fall, the series earned Oh an Emmy nomination, making her the first actor of Asian descent nominated for a best dramatic actress Emmy. She previously won a Golden Globe for the medical drama Grey's Anatomy

Newmarket, Ont.-born Jim Carrey picked up an acting nomination Thursday for the comedy series Kidding, in which he plays a children's television host. Carrey's also a past winner: he earned a Golden Globe for the Andy Kaufman dramedy  Man on the Moon.

Stephan James, hailing from Scarborough, Ont., earned an acting nod for his turn opposite Julia Roberts in the series Homecoming, in which he plays a soldier seeking post-warfare treatment. He also appears in the movie-drama nominated If Beale Street Could Talk.

Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallée's limited series Sharp Objects picked up a trio of nominations. It will vie for best limited TV series, and earned acting nominations for Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. In January, his acclaimed series Big Little Lies dominated with four Golden Globe wins. 
Homecoming co-stars Julia Roberts and Canadian Stephan James earned acting nods for next month's Golden Globes. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

As part of the nominees announcement Thursday morning, HFPA president Meher Tatna also revealed that the press group has added a new life-achievement category equivalent to its existing Cecil B. DeMille Award, to honour an impactful career in and outstanding contributions to the medium of television. The first honouree will be announced, along with the latest DeMille Award recipient, in coming weeks.

Tatna called the diversity seen with some of this year's nominations a "very hopeful sign" for the entertainment industry.

"We are a diverse group of voters. [The nominees] spoke to us in some way. They're all good," she declared.

Awards shows have increasingly suffered from waning audiences, but the Golden Globes have an edge on several fronts: the show is considered to have a less formal, more freewheeling spirit (since it's staged as a banquet with an open bar), and it's also typically the first out of the gate in the new year. 

The 76th Golden Globes will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6. 


2019 Golden Globe Awards - Full nominees list

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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

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.
Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington appear in a scene from BlacKkKlansman. The film earned a number of Golden Globe nods, including for both actors and director Spike Lee. (David Lee/Focus Features/Associated Press)

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 Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Crazy Rich Asians.
  • The Favourite.
  • Green Book.
  • Mary Poppins Returns.
  • Vice.

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 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 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.
Period tale The Favourite also picked up multiple nominations, including for actors Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, right. (Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films/Associated Press)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book.
  • Timothé​e Chalamet, Beautiful Boy.
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman.
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice.

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.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga each earned acting nominations for A Star Is Born. (TIFF)

Best Director – Motion Picture

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

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 and 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 from Black Panther.
  • Girl in the Movies from Dumplin'.
  • Requiem For a Private War from A Private War.
  • Revelation' from Boy Erased.
  • Shallow from A Star Is Born.

Best Television Series – Drama

  • The Americans.
  • Bodyguard.
  • Homecoming.
  • Killing Eve.
  • Pose.
TV drama The Handmaid's Tale, filmed in Toronto and nearby cities, earned a nomination for star Elisabeth Moss.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television 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 Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark.
  • Stephan James, Homecoming.
  • Richard Madden, Bodyguard.
  • Billy Porter, Pose.
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans.
Billy Porter, seen here speaking about the F/X series Pose, earned a Golden Globe for his turn on the ground-breaking limited series. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/Associated Press)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Barry.
  • The Good Place.
  • Kidding.
  • The Kominsky Method.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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.
Canadian Jim Carrey is a nominee for his role as a kids TV host in the series Kidding. (Erica Parise/Showtime/Associated Press)

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 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.
Jean-Marc Vallée's limited series Sharp Objects earned three nominations, including for actors Patricia Clarkson, left, and Amy Adams. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press)

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.

With files from Zulekha Nathoo