This year, that included the hit romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" and anticipated blockbuster "Mary Poppins Returns", as well as the liberal application of the term "comedy" by putting the movies "Green Book" and to an extent "Vice", a dark satire about former Vice President Dick Cheney, in that bracket. Further adding to the oddness, Eighth Grade's Elsie Fisher was recognized for her performance, but Ethan Hawke got the shaft for his First Reformed turn as an alcoholic priest with a crisis of faith. That's all well and good for the Comedy side, but oh boy, the competition for the Drama category is going to be fierce.
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Drama: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star Is Born. And because it was the Golden Globes, there were, of course, some downright freakish choices, including Bohemian Rhapsody being nominated for Best Picture.
Snub: Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born. Vice topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, comedy, per the AP.
Surprise: John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie!
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America; Jim Carrey Kidding; Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method; Donald Glover, Atlanta; Bill Hader, Barry. Certainly not over The Sisters Brothers. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was nominated for Best Animated Film. And just as First Reformed was gaining momentum, making an Oscar case for itself with a handful of nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and big wins at the Gotham Awards and National Board of Review. Hawke's been raking in the awards this season so far and recently gave a firey and much-lauded speech at the Gotham Awards, so it's notable that he wasn't nominated for a Globe.
Lady Gaga was joined on the Golden Globes list by historical lesbian comedy The Favourite, which scored five nominations, including best musical or comedy, best screenplay and best actress for Olivia Colman.