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GOLDEN GLOBES 2020

A hint of Europe in the Golden Globe nominations

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- Pain and Glory, Les Misérables and Portrait of a Lady on Fire are invited to the party, as are the co-productions with the US The Two Popes, 1917 and Rocketman

A hint of Europe in the Golden Globe nominations
Pain and Glory by Pedro Almodóvar

Proving the experts' predictions correct, a clutch of European titles have been invited to the upcoming party at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The ceremony, which will mark one of the most important milestones of the US awards season, will take place on 5 January in Los Angeles.

This year, the nominated films hailing from the Continent are mainly in English, but are also in Spanish and French. Manchegan maestro Pedro Almodóvar is continuing his successful run through the season with Pain and Glory [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antonio Banderas
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
(recently awarded Best Foreign-language Film by Los Angeles’ film critics, among other accolades), and the work of its lead actor, Antonio Banderas (honoured at Cannes, and more recently, by New York’s film critics and the European Film Awards), has also been acknowledged by the Golden Globes.

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Locking horns with Almodóvar for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film are two of the most highly acclaimed European productions across the pond this year, Ladj Ly’s Oscar submission Les Misérables [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ladj Ly
film profile
]
and Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
, both coming from France and also awarded at Cannes.

But English-language films, mainly co-productions with the USA, are leading the European contingent. The Netflix title The Two Popes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fernando Meirelles
film profile
]
, a USA production with Italian, Argentinian, Uruguayan and British participation, has received four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. The film, revolving around the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, stars UK-born thesps Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, both nominated too, and was directed by Brazil’s Fernando Meirelles.

Following closely behind with three nominations, 1917 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the World War I film by British filmmaker Sam Mendes, is also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, alongside the work of the director himself, and Rocketman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dexter Fletcher
film profile
]
, the Elton John biopic directed by the UK's Dexter Fletcher, is the European hopeful in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.

Lastly, a number of other European works can also be found on the list of nominees led by Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, including Rupert Goold’s Judy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(through Renée Zellweger’s performance), and the TV series Fleabag, The Crown and Chernobyl.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Film

Best Motion Picture – Drama
1917 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Sam Mendes (UK/USA)
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese
Joker – Todd Phillips
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
The Two Popes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fernando Meirelles
film profile
]
– Fernando Meirelles (USA/Italy/Argentina/Uruguay/UK)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name – Craig Brewer
Jojo Rabbit [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– Taika Waititi (USA/New Zealand/Czech Republic)
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Rocketman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dexter Fletcher
film profile
]
– Dexter Fletcher (UK/USA)

Best Director
Bong Joon Ho - Parasite (South Korea)
Sam Mendes - 1917
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Todd Phillips - Joker

Best Actor – Drama
Christian Bale - Ford v. Ferrari
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antonio Banderas
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
(Spain)
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Best Actress – Drama
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Soarise Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renee Zellweger - Judy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(UK/US)

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
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

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina - The Farewell
Ana de Armas - Knives Out
Beanie Feldstein - Booksmart
Emma Thompson - Late Night
Cate Blanchett - Where’d You Go Bernadette

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
Brad Pitt - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes

Best Supporting Actress
Annette Benning - The Report
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Laura Dern - Marriage Story

Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho - Parasite
Anthony McCarten - The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Steven Zaillian - The Irishman

Best Original Score
Daniel Pemberton - Motherless Brooklyn
Alexandre Desplat - Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir - Joker
Thomas Newman - 1917
Randy Newman - Marriage Story

Best Original Song
“Beautiful Ghosts”, Cats (UK/US)
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again”, Rocketman
“Into the Unknown”, Frozen II
“Spirit”, The Lion King
“Stand Up”, Harriet

Best Animated Feature
Frozen II - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
The Lion King – Jon Favreau
Missing Link – Chris Butler
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Dean DeBlois

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Farewell – Lulu Wang
Les Misérables [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ladj Ly
film profile
]
– Ladj Ly (France)
Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
– Céline Sciamma (France)

TV

Best TV Series - Drama
Big Little Lies
The Crown (UK)
Killing Eve (UK/USA)
The Morning Show
Succession

Best TV Series - Comedy
Barry
Fleabag (UK)
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Best Miniseries or TV Film
Catch-22
Chernobyl (UK/USA)
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable

Best Actor TV Series – Drama
Brian Cox - Succession
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies - The Crown
Billy Porter - Pose

Best Actress TV Series – Drama
Jennifer Aniston - The Morning Show
Jodi Comer - Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon - The Morning Show
Olivia Colman - The Crown

Best Actor TV Series – Comedy
Ben Platt - The Politician
Paul Rudd - Living With Yourself
Rami Yousef - Rami
Bill Hader - Barry
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method

Best Actress TV Series – Comedy
Christina Applegate - Dead to Me
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag
Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll
Kirsten Dunst - On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Rachel Brosnahan - Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Actor Miniseries or TV Film
Chris Abbott - Catch 22
Sacha Baron Cohen - The Spy
Russell Crowe - The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris - Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

Best Actress Miniseries or TV Film
Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon
Helen Mirren - Catherine the Great (UK)
Merritt Wever - Unbelievable
Kaitlyn Dever - Unbelievable
Joey King - The Act

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or TV Film
Alan Arkin - Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin - Succession
Andrew Scott - Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård - Chernobyl
Henry Winkler - Barry

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or TV Film
Meryl Streep - Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown
Emily Watson - Chernobyl
Patricia Arquette - The Act
Toni Collette - Unbelievable

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