Monday, 10 Dec 2018

The 7 Biggest Takeaways from the Golden Globes Nominations, from Amy Adams to Surprises and Snubs

Amy Adams joins the rare club of two nominees. (Anne Marie Fox / HBO / AP)

This year's Golden Globes nominations have arrived and, boy, have there been any headaches? The flagship movie of the year has not even been shown in movie theaters, for example, and there still seems to be some unfamiliar reasoning behind what makes a movie a "drama" or a "comedy".

Other things were normal, like the fact that all the candidates for the post of director are men – yes, again.

For a full list of nominations, check out the Washington Post cover here. For the busy consumer of pop culture, here are our seven main takeaways.

The wave of "Vice", a movie that most people have not even seen

As early as the announcement, we knew that Dick Cheney's portrait was that "Vice" would be a great contender for rewards. After all, it's the second "serious" film by Adam McKay, the director of "Anchorman" who wrote and directed the movie "The Big Short" of 2015, for which he won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and was nominated for the best film. director. Add to that Christian Bale turning himself into a former vice president to the point that the actor is unrecognizable, and that the film could just as well call it "Bait Awards".

Yet to attract the greatest number of nominations – six! – any movie (or TV show, from elsewhere) is quite impressive, especially since the movie does not come out in the hall before Christmas Day. Of course, Emily Blunt's show "Mary Poppins Returns" will not disappear either before Christmas and has scored four times.

FX dominates the day but barely

This year's Emmy Awards have been dominated by Netflix and HBO, but the Golden Globes are another story. FX, the disjointed network known to have broadcast edgy content on strange calendars – has allowed Louis C.K to create his show "Louie" on his own schedule – has won 10 huge nominations. In doing so, HBO, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix were slightly exceeded.

Two of its flagship programs have ensured FX the first place: "The assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", the most lucrative show with four nominations, and "The Americans", which are the most lucrative is completed this year and has received three accolades.

Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in the last restart of "A Star Is Born". (Neal Preston / Warner Bros./AP)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" and "A star is born" are dramas, but "Vice" is a comedy

The Golden Globes always have category curiosities (which could forget the debate that has erupted over the Globes ranking "Get Out" by Jordan Peele as a comedy?). But in case you forgot, just because a movie has a lot of music and music, it does not make it a musical. Freddie Mercury's biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Bradley Cooper's debut "A Star Is Born" (which includes some of the best concert scenes from a film we've seen recently), have been taken into account. in the dramatic categories.

Meanwhile, McKay's look on Cheney has received nominations in the categories of comedy and music.

Your snubs!

"First Man" may have made a big drop at the box office, and it seems that the Golden Globes do not make him any love, including anything for lead actor Ryan Gosling. The powerful drama "The Hate U Give" has also been neglected. Ditto for Ethan Hawke and "First Reformed", as well as Viola Davis and "Widows".

And John Krasinski's acclaimed thriller on the dangers of making noise, "A Quiet Place," has only received one nomination – for the highest score, among all.

Kristen Bell was nominated for her role in "The Good Place," the comedy on NBC that has awarded the broadcast network two of her three nominations this year, but Ted Danson has not received a nod. And speaking of NBC, the drama "This Is Us" was totally excluded.

Kristen Bell, left, and Ted Danson in "The Good Place". (Colleen Hayes / NBC / AP)

After a breathtaking season in Atlanta, which included episodes that were among the best of the year, the FX show did not get a nomination for the best comedy TV series (although Donald Glover had one for the best actor).

And the best actress in the TV comedy category is made up of all the white nominees this year, with Issa Rae (named for two consecutive years for "Insecure") and Tracee Ellis Ross (who won in 2017 for "Black-ish") exclude.

Your surprises!

One of the most surprising nominations is perhaps the best actor in a television series, in the comedy or musical comedy category for Sacha Baron Cohen, who earned her for "Who Is America?" From Showtime. Politicians of life say strange things, often terrible and sometimes racist – which he then aired on a high-end cable network.

Some viewers may be surprised to see "Bodyguard", a co-production of Netflix with the BBC, awarded the best drama TV series. The series, starring Richard Madden (better known by the pseudonym Rob Stark in Game of Thrones), has been hailed by critics. But Netflix displays so many series that it's likely to have gone unnoticed by most uninitiated people. , you know, paid to watch TV for a living.

And Candice Bergen's nomination to the best actress in a television series, at a musical or at a comedy for her lead role in "Murphy Brown" might surprise some, considering the low ratings of the series . Some outlets even announced that the restart was canceled, an accusation that the designer Diane English vehemently denies.

All your best candidates for the position of director are men. Again.

During the 2018 Golden Globes broadcast, Natalie Portman presented the Best Achievement for a Cinematic Category announcing the "exclusively male nominees". Her remark, which was made after Oprah Winfrey's heated speech on sexism and equality, highlighted the gender disparity of the Globes and made headlines.

Well, this year we have a rehearsal. Bradley Cooper ("A star is born"), Alfonso Cuarón ("Roma"), Peter Farrelly ("Green Book"), Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman") and Adam McKay ("Vice") are the nominees of this year. .

Amy Adams and Regina King have the choice of places

The actresses join the rare class of double nominees in this year's Golden Globes. Adams is for the best actress in a movie for (what's next?) "Vice" and for the best actress in a TV movie or a limited series for HBO's "Sharp Objects" mini-series. Meanwhile, King won a best actress in a photo motion for "If Beale Street Could Talk" and argues with Adams for his role in the Netflix drama "Seven Seconds".

It is a great honor, of course, but it begs the question: with which crew will the two sit?

With their double sign of Globe, the actresses join the ranks of Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks.


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