The 2018 Golden Globes Nominations Are In

Shape Of Water

In typical Globes fashion, there are some glaring snubs and random surprises in this list.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the full list of 2018 Golden Globes nominations this morning. In typical Golden Globes fashion — with the continued presence of ever dissonant ‘Musical OR Comedy’ category — some of these nominations perhaps do not make a lick of sense in the grand scheme of the past year in film. There are invariably snubs and surprises, and certain categories seem perfunctory at best.

The Shape of Water leads with seven nominations, including those for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and several acting trophies. Martin McDonagh‘s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is also heavily represented in all the aforementioned categories. This mirrors the Critics’ Choice Awards nominations that were announced last week, and deservedly brings Guillermo Del Toro and McDonagh that much closer to Oscar glory.

Whether All the Money in the World is a good film or not remains to be seen, but nominations went to Ridley Scott, Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams anyway. Not to say Plummer isn’t a good actor, but he was literally brought in to refilm a bunch of scenes in the nick of time. The Post is in a similar position, being nominated for Best Picture, Screenplay, Original Score and obviously performances. Arguably, it’s because these are Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg films, so it’s practically a given that they’ll be embraced during awards season regardless. However, their presence in various categories is nevertheless confusing in the grand scheme of the great films of the last year, even if they do just make it in the window to be nominated.

Luca Guadagnino and Jordan Peele weren’t just snubbed in the Best Director category. They were also pushed out of in the opportunity to win Best Screenplay. Get Out is mostly locked out of this awards ceremony, but thankfully Daniel Kaluuya‘s lead performance is getting some recognition.

The split between Drama and Musical/Comedy does allow more actors to be recognized for their achievements. It’s a good move to split Timothée Chalamet and James Franco into either category, with both actors being favorites for Best Actor trophies as it is. Whether Chalamet will fare as well in the presence of the seasoned veterans filling up his entire category is another story, of course.

Similar to the Critics’ Choice Awards as well, superhero movies are shut out at the Globes. Wonder Woman — arguably one of the biggest movies of the year — as well as Logan, remain underappreciated in the awards circuit. The Big Sick would’ve made a great Musical/Comedy nominee but alas. Overall, diversity suffers among these Globes nominations, with only the Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category featuring any real inclusive nods on the film side.

As far as TV goes, in the least surprising turn of events — and that’s not to say it’s undeserved — Big Little Lies received a ton of nominations, many of which for the show’s actors. The Handmaid’s Tale was also nominated for Best Drama Series, with Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd picking up nominations in acting categories. Veep was surprisingly snubbed, given its status as a consistent comedy favorite and the fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been nominated every year for the past five years. That does leave room for a fresher slate of actresses to possibly take home the Globe; it is nice to see a little GLOW appreciation in the mix in Alison Brie‘s nomination. TV is definitely where the diversity is at in general, with This is Us, Black-ish, This is Us and Master of None receiving nominations. Although Issa Rae received a Best Actress nod, Insecure failed to rank among the Best Comedy Series nominees.

And finally, although I’m infinitely happy that David Harbour received a Golden Globe nomination for season 2 of Stranger ThingsNoah Schnapp should have been nominated too, damn it.

Read on for the full list of nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

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