The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday, December 9, and Netflix had a good morning with “Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach‘s semi-autobiographical divorce drama starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple on the brink. It earned six nominations, more than any other film. It’s up for Best Film Drama. Driver and Johansson are in the running for their dramatic lead performances. Baumbach is nominated for his screenplay. Randy Newman is up for his score. And Laura Dern contends for Best Film Supporting Actress as Johansson’s dogged divorce lawyer. Check out the complete list of nominees here.
Close behind with five nominations was another Netflix film, “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese‘s mob saga about hitman Frank Sheeran (played by Robert De Niro). It racked up five bids. It made the cut for Best Film Drama and picked up additional noms for supporting actors Joe Pesci and Al Pacino as mob boss Russell Bufalino and Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa, respectively; director Scorsese; and screenwriter Steven Zaillian. Surprisingly, De Niro wasn’t nominated for Best Film Drama Actor for the title role.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” did alright for itself too in comedy categories. The nostalgic showbiz film is also nominated five times: Best Film Comedy/Musical, plus noms for lead Leonardo DiCaprio as a TV cowboy past his prime and supporting actor Brad Pitt as his stuntman, and Quentin Tarantino earned noms for both writing and directing.
Meanwhile, “Joker” and “The Two Popes” exceeded expectations with four nominations apiece. Not only is “Joker” up for Best Film Drama and Best Film Drama Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), it also contends for Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s score and, most surprisingly, for Todd Phillips‘s direction. “Two Popes” is also up for Best Film Drama and Best Film Drama Actor (Jonathan Pryce) in addition to noms for Anthony Hopkins’s supporting performance and Anthony McCarten‘s screenplay.
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