‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Vice’ Lead the 2019 Golden Globes Nominations

 

“A Star Is Born,” “Vice” and “The Favorite” were among the leading film nominees for the Golden Globes. “Black Panther” was nominated for best drama.• “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Killing Eve” and “Barry” were among those recognized in TV categories. The British thriller “Bodyguard” was definitely a surprise nominee.• Where was “Widows”? Steve McQueen’s heist movie didn’t receive any nominations. Read about more movie snubs and surprises.Advertisement• See the full list of nominees. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 6 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will host.

Golden Globes voters pulled the contentious comedy “Green Book” and the still-to-be-released Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” deeper into the Oscar race on Thursday, while embracing the critically acclaimed “A Star Is Born” and “The Favorite.”

The largest number of movie nominations — six — went to Adam McKay’s “Vice,” including ones for best musical or comedy, director, screenplay, actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams, also nominated for HBO’s “Sharp Objects”), and supporting actor (Sam Rockwell, a winner last year).

Bradley Cooper’s hit romance “A Star Is Born,” the mischievous period comedy “The Favorite” and “Green Book” each received five nominations.

But there were also prominent snubs like: Damien Chazelle’s cerebral space race drama “First Man” received attention for Claire Foy’s acting and Justin Hurwitz’s score but was otherwise passed over. Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) and Hugh Jackman (“The Front Runner”) got the cold shoulder.

The rapturously reviewed Korean mystery “Burning” was shut out of the foreign film category.

The group behind the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, supported a large number of films with diverse casts and racial themes.

Vying against “A Star Is Born” and the blockbuster “Bohemian Rhapsody” as best drama contenders will be the superhero smash “Black Panther,” the melancholy “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” (But the group ignored the Viola Davis vehicle “Widows.”)

“Crazy Rich Asians” drew two nominations, for Constance Wu’s acting and best musical or comedy, a category that also included “The Favorite,” “Green Book,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Vice.”

Here are five more things to consider about the Globes nominations.

Movie fans may also be confused by the inclusion of “A Star Is Born” in the best drama category.

However I am flummoxed as to why they would be confused because ASIB is not a comedy and the musical numbers  are not reminiscent of the way that we usually think of a movie musical.

In fact the romantic remake is plenty dramatic and the Globes has a whole category specifically for musicals and comedies.

“A Star Is Born” has lots of singing, and the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand won the Globe for best musical. What’s the deal this time around? It boils down to category shopping: “A Star Is Born” producers wanted to compete in the dramatic category, which is seen as having more heft.

As far as the song Shallow being nominated for best song, well I thought that Gaga’s performance in: I’ll Never Love Again was the superior song and ultimately the hing is that the HFPFA just wanted to see Cooper and Gaga do a live performance it it wins at the Globes and nominated to an Oscar as the result.

But there is still a chance that “I’ll Never Love Again” will be nominated inn the best song category at the Academy Awards and the two songs win their respective awards.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in:

A Star Is Born 2018

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