Much to our surprise, “Vice” led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday morning, December 6, outdoing the two films we thought would rule these awards, “A Star is Born” and “The Favourite.” The biting satire about notorious Vice President Dick Cheney earned six nominations including Best Film Comedy/Musical, a lead-acting nom for Christian Bale as Cheney, supporting bids for Amy Adams as his wife Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, and Adam McKay for both writing and directing. Scroll down to see the tally of the most nominated films, and check out the complete list of nominations here.
But don’t feel too bad for “A Star is Born.” It was still the top drama. The musical romance about a musician whose career is waning (Bradley Cooper) as he falls in love with a star on the rise (Lady Gaga) earned five nominations. That’s the same number of noms as the 1976 Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson remake, and that film claimed all five of its awards. Will the undefeated streak continue with Cooper and Gaga? The only nominations we were expecting for “Star is Born” that it missed were for Sam Elliott‘s supporting performance and for Cooper’s screenplay.
“The Favourite” also did well with five nominations including Best Film Comedy/Musical and the expected acting noms for lead Olivia Colman and supporting stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. It also picked up a bid for its screenplay, but Yorgos Lanthimos wasn’t nominated for directing the offbeat historical film.
“Green Book” has five noms too. It joins “The Favourite” in “Vice” for Best Film Comedy/Musical, and it was also singled out for the performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, along with Peter Farrelly for writing and directing the film about a musician going on the road throughout the Jim Crow era South.
Also performing well was “BlacKkKlansman,” which picked up four nominations: Best Film Drama, plus a lead-acting nom for John David Washington, a supporting bid for Adam Driver, and one for Spike Lee‘s directing (but not his writing).
And “Mary Poppins Returns” also has four noms: Best Film Comedy/Musical, lead-acting citations for Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and one for Best Score. Surprisingly, not a single original song from the musical film was nominated.
“A Star is Born”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“Isle of Dogs”
“A Private War”
“At Eternity’s Gate”
“Never Look Away”
“The Old Man and the Gun”
“A Quiet Place”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“Stan and Ollie”