Netflix dominates Golden Globes 2021 nominations

Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:55pm

Nominees include the lovable Schitt's Creek, the divisive Emily in Paris, and the addictive Killing Eve.

Golden Globe nominations are out and Netflix is dominating the announcement thanks to both its films and television series in a pandemic-marred movie year.

David Fincher’s Mank has topped the 2021 nominations with 6 nods while the other names include what we've been watching at home in quarantine, such as the lovable Schitt's Creek, the divisive Emily in Paris, the addictive Killing Eve and of course, The Queen's Gambit.

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which kick off a pandemic-era Hollywood awards season, are due to be handed out at a ceremony on Feb 28, hosted by actors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. And for the first time, the event — typically a bubbly dinner gathering with flowing drinks — will be held bi-coastally.

Mank, the film about Citizen Kane co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 — which, like Mank, is a Netflix release — came closest with five nominations, including nods for best film, drama; best director and best screenplay for Sorkin; supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen; and best song.

The other nominees for best film in the drama category were Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and Florian Zeller’s The Father.

A year after fielding no female nominees for best director — or best feature film nomination for any movie directed by a woman — the Hollywood Foreign Press nominated more female filmmakers than it had before.

Regina King (One Night in Miami), Zhao and Fennell were nominated for best director, alongside Sorkin and Fincher.

Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television.

The nominees for best musical or comedy film are Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Hamilton, Music, Palm Springs, and The Prom.

The nominees for best television series, drama, are The Crown, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, and Ratched.

The nominees for best television series, musical or comedy, are Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso, The Great, The Flight Attendant, and Emily in Paris.

The nominees for lead actor in a drama film are Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Anthony Hopkins, The Father; Gary Oldman, Mank; and Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian.

The nominees for actress in a drama film are Frances McDormand, Nomadland; Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman; Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman; Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

The nominees for lead actor in a comedy or musical film are Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; James Corden, The Prom; Andy Samberg, Palm Springs; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton; and Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield.

The nominees for lead actress in a comedy or musical film are Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit; Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma; Kate Hudson, Music; Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson hosted the nominations announcement on Wednesday morning.

The Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood’s awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars. They’ll retain that distinction, despite being delayed nearly two months, after a surge in virus cases in recent months pushed the Grammy Awards to March.

Last year’s Golden Globes culminated in awards for 1917 and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood. The telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, couldn’t buck the overall ratings trend for awards shows, drawing an average of 18.3 million viewers, down 2 per cent from the previous year.

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