Is Hollywood a streaming town? The answer appears yes after Monday morning’s Golden Globes nominations through which streamers like Netflix led the awards over conventional studios.
Netflix swept the competition with 17 nominations, more than double the eight acquired by the top-placing studio, Sony Pictures. That features in film classes where two Netflix releases—Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama “Marriage Story” and Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Irishman”—led with 6 and 5 nominations, respectively.
The six nods for “Marriage Story” included best picture, actress, actor, and screenplay. “The Irishman” acquired 5 nominations including best director, best supporting actors for Joe Pesci and Al Pacino and best screenplay for Steven Zaillian. “The Two Popes,” a dive into Vatican intrigue, received 4 nominations together with best picture and actor.
On the tv series aspect, Apple, which launched a streaming service just last month, additionally came away with nods in important categories for its series “The Morning Show.” It acquired three nominations: best tv series, and best actress for Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
Observers had been desperate to see how offerings from streaming companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple held up in opposition to old-line networks and studios.
In the meantime the high-prestige category of best film drama was dominated by male-oriented stories with 4 of the 5 nominees centering their stories round men. “1917,” Sam Mendes’s World War I battlefield story, the psychological thriller “Joker,” “Two Popes” and “The Irishman.” It was the identical for the best director category, which included Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” Greta Gerwig was shut out of the directing category for her starry tackle the classic novel “Little Women,” which has acquired early critical praise and now has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
What many see as this yr’s tightest race—best actor in a film drama—contains Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker,” as well as Antonio Banderas for “Pain and Glory,” Adam Driver for “Marriage Story,” Jonathan Pryce for “The Two Popes” and Christian Bale for the race-car biopic “Ford v Ferrari.”
Notable absences amid Monday’s nominations had been award-season regulars like Robert De Niro, who performed a mob hitman in “The Irishman,” and Mr. Bale’s costar Matt Damon in “Ford v Ferrari.”
Best motion picture comedy or musical, a ragtag category that often contains movies that don’t fairly make it as dramas however aren’t exactly humorous, includes “Jojo Rabbit,” about a little boy whose imaginary buddy is Adolf Hitler. Also within the running: a tale of a struggling comedian in the 1970s in “Dolemite Is My Name,” the zany Rian Johnson murder thriller “Knives Out,” the nostalgic movie-industry picture “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and the Elton John biopic “Rocketman.”
Best actress in a musical or comedy included Beanie Feldstein within the largely overlooked “Booksmart,” about a girl who should be taught to see past her own excessive IQ. Awkwafina also was nominated for the bittersweet family story “The Farewell,” Ana de Armas as a domestic employee in a rich family on the center of a murder investigation in “Knives Out,” Cate Blanchette in the story of a woman who disappears in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and Emma Thompson as a talk-show host striving to remain relevant in “Late Night.”
The 77th Golden Globes ceremony might be held Jan. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif., and will air on NBC. Tom Hanks will collect the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his career in movie. For her achievements in tv, Ellen DeGeneres will receive the second Carol Burnett Award after its namesake received the first one last yr.
Ricky Gervais returns to host the award present for the fifth time. The controversy-courting comic has stated that he isn’t required to submit a script before the show. As it has in years past, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association performed up the risk factor. In a recent promo, Mr. Gervais sprays the cameraman with champagne as a voiceover reminds viewers that “as usual, you have no idea what he’s going to do.”