Viola Davis gets a Golden Globe nomination for Ma Rainey portrayal

Viola Davis is among the Best Actress nominations for this year’s Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of jazz legend Ma Rainey, while James Cordon has scored a nomination for his contentious role in The Prom. 

David Fincher’s film Mank topped the list with six nominations, while streaming service Netflix also had many programs among the nominees. Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett have also been recognised for their work in the TV miniseries The Undoing and Mrs America respectively.

The late Chadwick Boseman was also among the nominees, recognised for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It was his final film before his death from colon cancer in early 2020.

The film The Prom has been nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The Netflix film starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and James Cordon was panned by critics, and Corden was lambasted for his portrayal of a gay man with many suggesting in relied on outdated stereotypes. Corden however has picked up a Best Actor nomination for part.

Sia’s film Music which sat on the shelf for several years before being released and savaged by critics, has also received a nomination.

There’s also more female directors receiving recognition for their work with Regina King picking up a nomination for her film One Night in Miami, and Emerald Fennell being nominated for Promising Young Woman.

Ozark, Ratched, The Crown, Lovecraft Country and The Mandalorian have all been nominated for Best TV Series – Drama, while Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, Schitt’s Creek, The Great and Ted Lasso are in the running for the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Also among the nominees is Jim Parsons, Cynthia Nixon, Dan Levy and Jodie Foster.

Here’s the full list of nominees.

Best motion picture — drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — drama
Carey Mulligan — Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand — Nomadland
Vanessa Kirby — Pieces of a Woman
Viola Davis — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day — The United States vs Billie Holiday

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — drama
Riz Ahmed — Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins — The Father
Gary Oldman — Mank
Tahar Rahim — The Mauritanian

Best motion picture — musical or comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Maria Bakalova — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson — Music
Michelle Pfeiffer — French Exit
Rosamund Pike — I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy — Emma

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden — The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Hamilton
Dev Patel — Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg — Palm Springs

Best motion picture — animated
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best motion picture — foreign language
Another Round
La Llorona
The Life Ahead
Minari
Two of Us

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Jodie Foster — The Mauritanian
Olivia Colman — The Father
Glenn Close — Hillbilly Elegy
Amanda Seyfried — Mank
Helena Zengel — News of the World

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Sacha Baron Cohen — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya — Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto — The Little Things
Bill Murray — On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr — One Night in Miami

Best director — motion picture
David Fincher — Mank
Regina King — One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloe Zhao — Nomadland
Emerald Fennell — Promising Young Woman

Best screenplay — motion picture
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best original score — motion picture
The Midnight Sky
Tenet
News of the World
Mank
Soul

Best original song — motion picture
Fight for You — Judas & the Black Messiah
Io Si — The Life Ahead
Speak Now — One Night in Miami
Hear My Voice — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Tigress & Tweed — The US v Billie Holiday

Best television series — drama
Ratched
Ozark
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

Best performance by an actress in a television series — drama
Emma Corrin — The Crown
Olivia Colman — The Crown
Jodie Comer — Killing Eve
Laura Linney — Ozark
Sarah Paulson — Ratched

Best performance by an actor in a television series — drama
Jason Bateman — Ozark
Josh O’Connor — The Crown
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
Al Pacino — Hunters
Matthew Rhys — Perry Mason

Best television series — musical or comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek
The Great
Ted Lasso

Best performance by an actress in a television series — musical or comedy
Lily Collins — Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco — The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning — The Great
Catherine O’Hara — Schitt’s Creek
Jane Levy — Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Best performance by an actor in a television series — musical or comedy
Don Cheadle — Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult — The Great
Eugene Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis — Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef — Ramy

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Normal People
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing
Unorthodox

Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Cate Blanchett — Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones — Normal People
Shira Haas — Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman — The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy — The Queen’s Gambit

Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Bryan Cranston — Your Honor
Jeff Daniels — The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant — The Undoing
Ethan Hawke — The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo — I Know This Much Is True

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Cynthia Nixon — Ratched
Gillian Anderson — The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter — The Crown
Julia Garner — Ozark
Annie Murphy — Schitt’s Creek

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV
John Boyega — Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson — The Comey Rule
Dan Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jim Parsons — Hollywood
Donald Sutherland — The Undoing

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast LIVE and Exclusive on FOXTEL’s FOX ARENA on Monday, March 1 at 12.00pm AEDT, with a primetime encore at 7.30pm AEDT on FOX ARENA and On Demand on FOXTEL.

OIP Staff


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