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Golden Globes Struggles for Relevance; Snubs Reveal Cultural Tone Deafness

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Christian Bale stars as Dick Chaney in ‘Vice,’ which leads Golden Globe nominations. (Photo: Studio)

Movies ripped from headlines captured Golden Globes nominations with “Vice,” the story of George W. Bush vice president Dick Chaney, leading the movie category. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association still appears to be culturally tone deaf, judging by its snubs.

Once again, the Globes failed to honor a single female director, at time when women are making significant inroads helming relevant films.

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“This Is Us,” a ground breaking film starring Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia failed to receive any Globe nominations.

And, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” one of the most explosive television dramas in recent memory was also snubbed. John Legend’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” and Al Pacino’s role as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, were also left out in the cold.

Also notably absent were Viola Davis and her acclaimed crime show “Widows,” Netflix drama “Private Life,” starring Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti, Laurie Metcalf from “The Conners and Tony Shaloub from “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.”

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And for the first time in a number of years Meryl Streep was not nominated, despite her rousing performance in the “Momma Mia” sequel.

“Vice” has received the most nominations–six in all. Christian Bale leads with Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category. Willem Dafoe, Lucas Hedges, Rami Malek and John David Washington were also nominated.

Amy Adams received a nod for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture; Sam Rockwell was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture and Adam McKay was tapped for Best Director – Motion Picture and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture.

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In television category, another movie ripped from the headlines,”The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” also led with four nominations. Next with three nominations each were “The Americans,” “Barry,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Sharp Objects.”

Lady Gaga, known more for music than acting joined Glenn Close, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Rosamund Pike – for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama award. She starred in the Cooper-directed remake of “A Star Is Born.”

Cooper was nominated for Best Director – Motion Picture, even though it was his directorial debut. He’s up against veterans Alfonso Cuaron, Peter Farrelly, Spike Lee and Adam McKay.

The Ryan Coogler-directed “Black Panther” has been nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Original Song – Motion Picture for ‘All the Stars’ and Best Original Score – Motion Picture.

“The Favorite” co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone have both been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, a rarity for a single film to get two nominees for the same award.

Academy Award-winning actress Penelope Cruz is among the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

And her co-star Darren Criss is one of the shortlisted candidates for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The show is up for the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award, too, but is competing against ‘The Alienist’, ‘Escape at Dannemora’, ‘Sharp Objects’ and ‘A Very English Scandal’.

Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slate announced the list of nominees this morning (Dec. 6) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

2019 Golden Globe Nominations: Film

Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Black Panther”

“A Star Is Born”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy

“Crazy Rich Asians”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Vice”

Best Director, Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Adam McKay, “Vice”

Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”

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 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 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 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 Screenplay

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 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 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 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”

2019 Golden Globe Nominations: Television

Best Television Series, Drama

“The Americans”

“Bodyguard”

“Homecoming”

“Killing Eve”

“Pose”

Best Musical or Comedy Series

“Barry”

“The Good Place”

“Kidding”

“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

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 TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Stephan James, “Homecoming”

Richard Madden, “Bodyguard”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series

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 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 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 Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, 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”

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