7:01 am Update: I have to stream a film within a narrow three-hour window starting right now, so I’ll have to complete and clean up my HFPA story late rthis morning.
Earlier: Netflix is proudly brandishing the top two most-nominated Golden Globe features — David Fincher‘s Mank and Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7. Fincher’s Hollywood-based period drama has corralled six GG nominations — the most of any film. Sorkin’s political courtroom drama is the second most nominated film with five noms.
Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods, a popular film among zeitgeist-influenced critics and the top vote-getter in a Best of 2020 critics poll from World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy last July, has been stiffed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I’d heard that the HFPA membership wasn’t big on Lee’s film, but I didn’t think they’d blow it off entirely.
Help me out here…James Corden‘s flamboyant performance in The Prom is competing for a Golden Globe against Sacha Baron Cohen‘s standard-schtick performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Andy Samberg‘s overpraised Palm Springs performance…what is this?
Cohen was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his Chicago 7 turn as Abbie Hoffman…fine. Judas and the Black Messiah‘s Daniel Kaluuya was also nominated in that category for playing Fred Hampton, despite LaKeith Stanfield‘s performance as William O’Neal being far more worthy.
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 Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama / Riz Ahmed, “The Sound of Metal” / Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” / Anthony Hopkins, “The Father” / Gary Oldman, “Mank” / Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian”
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 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 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 Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy / “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon Studios); “Hamilton” (Walt Disney Pictures); “Palm Springs” (Neon); “Music” (Vertical Entertainment); “The Prom” (Netflix)
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 Motion Picture – Foreign Language / “Another Round” (Samuel Goldwyn Films); “La Llorona” (Shudder); “The Life Ahead” (Netflix); “Minari” (A24); “Two of Us” (Magnolia Pictures)