The Friendly Film Fan discusses the nominations, the surprises, the snubs, and the Globes' new management.
The Golden Globes have revealed their nominees for the best in film and television, and it looks like many of the expected contenders showed up to play, while some unexpected faces managed to sneak into a few categories. That’s not to mention the presence of two entirely new categories following the awards show’s departure from its former owners, the HFPA – whose notorious inner workings often brought about controversy – and into the hands of Dick Clark Productions. Select categories were aired live on CBS Mornings while the whole of the nominations were revealed online. Celine Song’s directorial debut, Past Lives, made a stronger show than initially expected (while fellow A24 hopeful The Iron Claw was shut out entirely), and not one but two international hits were recognized in the Best Picture – Drama category, those being Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest. As expected, box office hits Barbie and Oppenheimer made strong showings, as did critical darling Killers of the Flower Moon, the first of these three leading nominations in the film categories with nine total. And for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, Taylor Swift, the concert documentary Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour managed to score a nomination in the new category of Cinematic and Box Office Achievement. The film is the highest-grossing concert film of all time, domestically.
The big story wherein snubs are concerned is the absence of The Color Purple, an upcoming adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, in the Best Picture – Musical or Comedy category. This category has historically been a mainstay for musicals of almost any kind, and given the film’s two other nominations in lead actress Fantasia Barrino and supporting powerhouse Danielle Brooks, as well as the Christmas Day release date and massive production scale, it seemed as though the Globes would be the ideal place for the film to land in order to secure enough good will to net a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. While hope is not entirely lost, however, the certainty of the film’s chances in that category have been – at least – tempered by its absence here.
In the television categories, there were far less notable shake-ups, though the ultimate battles seem to be between The Crown and Succession in the Best Drama Series category, and between Abbott Elementary and The Bear in Best Musical or Comedy Series (Succession leads the television nominations with nine as well). It’s sure to be another long awards season on this journey to the Oscars in March, but before we get there, the Globes are one of the first stops to make, and it will be – at the very least – interesting to see how the show is navigated following its recent alteration in leadership. A full list of the nominees is below.
Best Picture – Drama:
Best Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Best Actor – Drama:
Best Actress – Drama:
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy:
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy:
Best Supporting Actor in Any Motion Picture:
Best Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture:
Best Animated Feature:
Best Non-English Language Film:
Best Original Score:
Best Original Song:
Cinematic and Box Office Achievement:
Best Series – Drama:
Best Series – Musical or Comedy:
Best Actor – Drama Series:
Best Actress – Drama Series:
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Series:
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series:
Best Supporting Actor in Any Series:
Best Supporting Actress in Any Series:
Best Limited Series, Anthology Series, or TV Movie:
Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series, or TV Movie:
Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series, or TV Movie:
Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy or Television:
So, what do you think of this year’s Golden Globe nominees? Did your favorites make it in? Are there any films or shows you’re surprise didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
- The Friendly Film Fan
Film critic in my free time. Film enthusiast in my down time.