Meryl Streep extended her Golden Globe record for the most career nominations to 30 with her new bid for Best Comedy/Musical Actress for “Florence Foster Jenkins.” She is firmly ahead of Jack Nicholson, who’s in second place with 17 nominations. Streep also has the most career wins, seven; that is one more than her pal Jack.
Nicole Kidman earned her 11th career nomination with a bid in Best Supporting Actress for “Lion.” She’s won three Globes : BestComedy/Musical Actress twice — “To Die For” (1995) and “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) — and Best Drama Actress in 2002 for “The Hours,” for which she would also win the Oscar.
Several other nominees added to already impressive career totals. Composer Hans Zimmer earned his 12th nomination for “Hidden Figures” he shares this one with Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch. Zimmer has won two previous Globes for Best Original Score: “The Lion King” in 1994 and “Gladiator” with Lisa Gerrard in 2000.
While Tom Ford reaped nominations for both Directing and Screenplay, “Nocturnal Animals” was snubbed for Best Drama. Since both of those behind-the-camera categories started being presented regularly in 1965, only four other films have scored bids in both but been left out of the Best Drama race: “Marathon Man” in 1976 (John Schlesinger for directing; William Goldman for writing), “Interiors” in 1978 (Woody Allen for both), “Munich” in 2005 (Steven Spielberg for directing; Tony Kushner and Eric Roth for writing) and “Gone Girl” in 2014 (David Fincher for directing; Gillian Flynn for writing).
On the television side, Best Comedy/Musical Actress rivals Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) earned their ninth career nominations. Parker has won four Globes to date, all in this category for “Sex and the City” (1999-2001, 2003). Louis-Dreyfus won only on her first nomination when she was up for Best Supporting Actress for “Seinfeld” in 1993.
And with her bid for Best Drama Actress for the Netflix series, “Stranger Things,” Winona Ryder scored her first Golden Globe nomination in 23 years. She won the Globe for Best Supporting Actress for the film “The Age of Innocence.” That win came three years after her first nomination in the same category for “Mermaids.”
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