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Mank and The Crown Lead This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations

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Apologies for the disruption in scheduled programming. We interrupt this pandemic to bring you awards season! Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, kicking off this year’s delayed season. The Globes will still be the first major televised event of the year, taking place on February 28, over a month later than usual. The first twelve nominees were announced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson live on the Today show and the remaining categories were revealed across E! Online digital news channels. David Fincher’s Mank leads the film nominations while The Crown dominates the television categories. Both have six nominations, adding to Netflix’s total of 42. The list is full of bright spots, like the three women up for best director, Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Regina King (One Night in Miami), and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and another Schitt’s Creek sweep.

The event will be hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the fourth time. Fey will host from the Rainbow Room in Manhattan and Poehler will be live from COVID-19 epicenter Los Angeles, CA, marking the first time the Globes will be bi-coastal. After a tumultuous year for the television and film industries – from the pandemic to racial reckonings to the never-ending “Is it a movie or is it TV?” debate – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named its top creative picks from across the two mediums (and, you know, whatever’s in the Limited Series or TV Movie category). Read the full list of nominees below.

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris
Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

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 Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a 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 Director, Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Regina King, One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Ratched

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 Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Brian 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 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 Performance by an 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
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Supporting Actor - 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 Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, Midnight Sky
Ludwig Göransson, Tenet
James Newton, News of the World
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Actress in a TV 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 Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television
Normal People
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing
Unorthodox

Best Supporting Actor, Television
John Boyega, Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best Picture, Foreign Language
Another Round (Denmark)
La Llorona (Guatemala/France)
The Life Ahead (Italy)
Minari (USA)
Two of Us (France/USA)

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher, Mank
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of Chicago 7
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, The Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best Supporting Actress, Television
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Fight For You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Io Sì (Seen),” The Life Ahead
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami
“Tigress & Tweed,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Motion Picture, Animated
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Soul
Over the Moon
Wolfwalkers 

Mank and The Crown Lead This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations