2020 Golden Globes film nominations slugfest: Netflix dominates the Best Film categories while Todd Phillips (‘Joker’) causes a ruckus [WATCH]

“First things first, congratulations to Netflix for completely taking over the awards race,” jokes Kevin Jacobsen about this years Golden Globe nominations. He’s not exactly kidding. The streamer dominated the movie categories, amassing 17 total bids including four in top film categories: “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes” in Drama, “Dolemite Is My Name” in Comedy. So the company has come a long way since its days as a home delivery video rental service, to say the least.

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Jacobsen recently joined fellow Gold Derby contributors Charlie Bright, Riley Chow, Luca Giliberti, Tony Ruiz and myself for a lengthy discussion about how awards season is shaping up now that the Hollywood Foreign Press has chimed in. Watch the full 34 minute slugfest above.

Noah Baumbach‘s domestic drama “Marriage Story” led the film nominees overall with six bids, followed by Martin Scorsese‘s gangland epic “The Irishman” and Quentin Tarantino‘s Tinseltown fable “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” with five each. Todd Phillip‘s super villain flick “Joker” and Fernando Meirelles‘s Catholic buddy comedy “The Two Popes” were next with four, while four titles — “1917,” “Knives Out,” “Parasite” and “Rocketman” — all had three. These films, along with “Dolemite,” all contend in the Best Film races.

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Perhaps the day’s most controversial nomination came in the Best Director category, where Phillips scored a bid alongside Scorsese, Tarantino, Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”) and Sam Mendes (“1917). It’s got “all of Twitter aghast,” I proclaim. “Todd Phillips getting that Director nomination took a lot of people by surprise, especially people who absolutely loath that movie. But the fact of the matter is this is a sign of things to come. Don’t be surprised to see him show up at the DGA and eventually at the Oscars.”

Ruiz tactfully counters, explaining, “I wouldn’t necessarily say that ‘Joker’s’ inclusion at the Globes signals that this is going to be the beginning of some big setup for it at the Oscars, only because we’re talking about these very different voting branches.” And yes, there’s always some discrepancy between the Globes’s list and the Academy’s. But for now, perhaps we should be asking ourselves if the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is about to send in the clowns come January 5, when their awards are handed out live on NBC.

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