Golden Globes 2021: The Nominations

Via HFPA.

The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes, given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were made known today. The categories cover television as well as motion picture programming. The nominations in the motion picture category always give hints on what is to come at the Academy Awards.

Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7 lead in the by motion picture category with six and five nominations respectively. In the television series and program category, The Crown nabs 6 nominations, five goes to Schitt’s Creek and four for Ozark, and The Undoing. 
Netflix rules in both categories, boasting 42 nominations, while HBO Max (2) and Apple TV+ (2) grab first time nominations.

Little surprise that streaming services claim the most nominations this year. However, we might be starting to see the effects of ‘Peak TV’, as a number of performances were snubbed. At the same time, a few surprises find their way in there. Sadly, everyone can’t go home with a prize. Who actually deserves to be awarded? Do such prize giving bodies lose relevance with time?

Check out the nominations below:

Best Television Series – Drama 

  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO Max) 
  • The Mandalorian (Disney Plus) 
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Ratched (Netflix)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Emily in Paris (Netflix)
  • The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
  • The Great (Hulu) 
  • Schitt’s Creek (CBC)
  • Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Normal People (Hulu/BBC) 
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) 
  • Small Axe (Amazon Studios/BBC) 
  • The Undoing (HBO) 
  • Unorthodox (Netflix) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman (Ozark) 
  • Josh O’Connor (The Crown) 
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
  • Al Pacino (Hunters) 
  • Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
  • Nicholas Hoult (The Great) 
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) 
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) 
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Bryan Cranston (Your Honor)
  • Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule) 
  • Hugh Grant (The Undoing) 
  • Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird) 
  • Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • John Boyega (Small Axe) 
  • Brendan Gleeson (The Comey Rule) 
  • Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) 
  • Jim Parsons (Hollywood)
  • Donald Sutherland (The Undoing) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama 

  • Olivia Colman (The Crown) 
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Emma Corrin (The Crown) 
  • Laura Linney (Ozark) 
  • Sarah Paulson (Ratched) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • Lily Collins (Emily in Paris)
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) 
  • Elle Fanning (The Great) 
  • Jane Levy (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) 
  • Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America) 
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People)
  • Shira Haas (Unorthodox
  • Nicole Kidman (The Undoing) 
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Gillian Anderson (The Crown) 
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) 
  • Julia Garner (Ozark) 
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) 
  • Cynthia Nixon (Ratched)

Best Motion Picture – Drama 

  • The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) 
  • Mank (Netflix) 
  • Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) 
  • Promising Young Woman (Focus Features) 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
  • Hamilton
  • Palm Springs 
  • Music 
  • The Prom 

Best Motion Picture – Animated 

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward 
  • Over the Moon 
  • Soul 
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Director – Motion Picture

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) 
  • Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) 
  • Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) 
  • Frances McDormand (Nomadland) 
  • Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) 
  • Kate Hudson (Music)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) 
  • Rosamund Pike (I Care a Lot)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma) 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) 
  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) 
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Father) 
  • Gary Oldman (Mank) 
  • Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) 
  • James Corden (The Prom)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) 
  • Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield) 
  • Andy Samberg (Palm Springs)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture 

  • Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy) 
  • Olivia Colman (The Father) 
  • Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Mank) 
  • Helena Zengel (News of the World)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7) 
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jared Leto (The Little Things)
  • Bill Murray (On the Rocks) 
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night in Miami) 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture 

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language 

  • Another Round 
  • La Llorona 
  • The Life Ahead 
  • Minari
  • Two of Us

Best Original Score – Motion Picture 

  • The Midnight Sky (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat 
  • Tenet (Warner Bros.) – Ludwig Göransson 
  • News of the World (Universal Pictures) – James Newton Howard 
  • Mank (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross 
  • Soul (Pixar) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.) – H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas 
  • Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) – Daniel Pemberton, Celeste
  • Io Si (Seen) from The Life Ahead (Netflix) – Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi 
  • Speak Now from One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) – Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth 
  • Tigress & Tweed from The United States vs. Billie Holliday (Hulu) – Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

What are the biggest snubs and surprises? Let us know in the comments section.

This year’s prize giving will take place on Feb. 28 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the Golden Globes, after their previous gigs as hostesses between 2013 and 2015.

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