The Golden Globes 2020 nominations kick off awards season as the first major player to indicate who was the best of 2019. This year, many who were predicted nominees were, in fact, nominated. Not surprisingly, top honors went to Netflix for Martin Scorsese’ s The Irishman. The nominations also decorated, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The last less than shocking move was Joaquin Phoenix for Joker. The movie was also included for Best Picture, Drama. Some surprises on the movie side included Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers and major nominations for Eddie Murphy’s Netflix film, Dolemite is my Name which didn’t enter many conversations when it was released this fall.

Snubs, as every year shows, goes to the women of Hollywood. Excluded from the list were the female directors of Little Women and  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Greta Gerwig and Marielle Heller, respectively. The female produced and female-focused film, Bombshell, did not draw as many nominations as excepted. Although this year has many strong contenders, the women of this industry still find themselves less than celebrated. The other major snub goes to Avengers: Endgame which found itself in competition with Martin Scorsese to even qualify as “cinema” let alone a bid for Best Picture. Although, the film did become the highest-grossing film, ever, it should see a little more love than a total shut out – just saying.


Once Upon in Hollywood
Once Upon in Hollywood


“The Irishman”

“Marriage Story”



“The Two Popes.”

Comedy or Musical

“Dolemite Is My Name”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Knives Out”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


Actress in a Drama

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Actor in a Drama

Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”

Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”

Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Actress in a Comedy or Musical

Awkwafina, “The Farewell”

Ana de Armas, “Knives Out”

Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart”

Emma Thompson, “Late Night”

Cate Blanchett “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Daniel Craig, “Knives Out”

Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”

Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”

Knives Out

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”

Annette Bening, “The Report”

Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”

Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

Sam Mendes, “1917”

Todd Phillips, “Joker”

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”

Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, “Parasite”

Anthony McCarten, “The Two Popes”

Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman”

Foreign Language Film

“The Farewell”

“Les Misérables”

“Pain and Glory”


Animated Film

“Frozen 2”

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“The Lion King”

“Missing Link”

“Toy Story 4”

Original Song

“Beautiful Ghosts” (from “Cats”)

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)

“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen 2”)

“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)

“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “Little Women”

Hildur Gudnadottir, “Joker”

Randy Newman, “Marriage Story”

Thomas Newman, “1917”

Daniel Pemberton, “Motherless Brooklyn”

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The Golden Globes 2020 Nominations for television wrap up the TV season. The Emmys of 2019 saw major wins for Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, both from Amazon. Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein took home awards for supporting actor/actress at the Emmys for Maisel. Yet the Globes group all supporting categories together, so both were excluded. Fleabag did manage to be more successful with nominations and is in competition with a similar crowd as at the Emmys. The Crown’s latest cast created enough buzz since the season’s November release to be included. Olivia Colman is the reigning Academy Awards Best Actress winner, so her inclusion in the TV category for an entirely different royal role shows her fantastic versatility.

The biggest problem with any TV awards these days is that so many great shows are overlooked as there are so many. This is Us, When They See Us, and Watchmen were all excluded. A notable absentee from nominations is the final season of Game of Thrones, which only received one nomination for the actor, Kit Harrington. Again, the Emmys seemed to love everything GOT this year, yet the Golden Globes did not share in the enthusiasm. With so very much TV to watch the list feels very limited and completely shuts out broadcast television series. This shift towards favoring premium cable and streaming puts broadcast on its heels again to create shows that match the quality of these new giants.


“Big Little Lies”

“The Crown”

“Killing Eve”

“The Morning Show”


Comedy or Musical



“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“The Politician”

Movie or Limited Series




“The Loudest Voice”


Russell Crowe and Seth MacFarlane in The Loudest Voice (2019)
Russell Crowe and Seth MacFarlane in The Loudest Voice (2019)

Actor in a Drama

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Actress in a Drama

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”

Actress in a Comedy or Musical

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”

Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”


Actor in a Comedy

Ben Platt, “The Politician”

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

Bill Hader, “Barry”

Paul Rudd, “Living with Yourself”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Christopher Abbott, “Catch-22”

Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy”

Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”

Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”

Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”

Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable”

Joey King, “The Act”

Helen Mirren, “Catherine the Great”

Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable”

Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Andrew Scott, “Fleabag”

Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl”

Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Patricia Arquette, “The Act”

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”

The Golden Globes will air on NBC on January 5, 2020, 3:00 PM PST live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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