2017 Golden Globe Nominations

Here we go. I’m so excited.

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

5/5. Pretty good lineup. However, this was the only category that I guessed 100% correctly.

BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

4/5. Either the makers of The Greatest Showman had a super-secret screening of the film for Globe voters, or the HFPA loves musicals so much that they voted for the film sight unseen.

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks – The Post
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

4/5. I’m shocked that Washington got in, despite the film underperforming. This basically puts an end to both Andrew Garfield’s campaign and Jake Gyllenhaal’s campaign.

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Steve Carell – Battle Of The Sexes
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

3/5. I think it’s pretty cool that Elgort got on, but I feel really bad for Kumail Nanjiani.

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins – The Shape Of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep – The Post
Michelle Williams – All The Money In The World

4/5. I’m pretty sure that nobody saw All The Money In The World either. I’m starting to wonder why we put so much stock in the Golden Globes if they keep making such crazy decisions.

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Judi Dench – Victoria And Abdul
Helen Mirren – The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Emma Stone – Battle Of The Sexes

4/5. Mirren’s nomination just… confuses me.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins – The Shape Of Water
Christopher Plummer – All The Money In The World
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

4/5. At least Plummer’s nomination makes a little bit of sense, as a way of sticking it to Kevin Spacey.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape Of Water

3/5. Well, that pretty much kills any hope of Tiffany Haddish getting nominated for the Oscar. But it’s good news for Hong Chau.

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape Of Water
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Ridley Scott – All The Money In The World
Steven Spielberg – The Post.

3/5. Wow, the snubbing of both Gerwig and Peele makes the HFPA seem awfully anti-diversity.

BEST SCREENPLAY

Lady Bird
Molly’s Game
The Post
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

4/5. WOW. They really love their Aaron Sorkin. Up until today, Get Out was looking unbeatable, but misses in director and screenplay could be a telling sign…

Also, the presenter mispronounced Martin McDonagh’s name as ‘Martin McDonald’. I guess we always have at least one announcement fail every awards season.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

4/5. This looks like a pretty solid lineup.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Home” – Ferdinand
“Mighty River” – Mudbound
“Remember Me” – Coco
“The Star” – The Star
“This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman

2/5. Well, this category is looking pretty terrible.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

3/5. Wow. That might be the first time that Pixar missed with the Globes. The Boss Baby and Ferdinand feel like weird choices compared to Cars 3 and The Lego Batman Movie. But I guess it doesn’t really matter, seeing how the winner of this category has been set in stone for a long time now.

BEST FOREIGN FILM

A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In The Fade
Loveless
The Square

3/5. Not much to say here.


On the TV side, I’m intrigued to see Jason Bateman and Katherine Langford nominated for two moderately successful Netflix shows Ozark and 13 Reasons Why.

Well, I got exactly 50/70. That averages out to roughly 71%

Anyway, these nominations are pretty crazy. I need time to digest them.

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