Netflix films and series dominate Golden Globe 2021 nominations
Netflix dominated nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, thanks to both its films and television series. The streaming giant, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson hosted the nominations announcement Wednesday morning. The show, typically the first of Hollywood’s awards season, will be held bi-coastally for the first time on Feb. 28.
Tina Fey will host live from New York’s Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler will host from the awards’ normal home, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. It's expected that nominees will appear from locations around the world.
David Fincher’s vision of a bygone Hollywood "Mank" topped nominations with six nods, leading Netflix’s overall domination in a pandemic-marred movie year.
The film about "Citizen Kane" co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003.
Aaron Sorkin’s "The Trial of the Chicago 7" — which, like "Mank," is a Netflix release — came closest with five nominations, including nods for best film, drama; best director and best screenplay for Sorkin; supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen; and best song.
The other nominees for best film in the drama category were Chloe Zhao’s "Nomadland," Emerald Fennell’s "Promising Young Woman" and Florian Zeller’s "The Father."
A year after fielding no female nominees for best director — or best feature film nomination for any movie directed by a woman — the Hollywood Foreign Press nominated more female filmmakers than it had before.
Regina King ("One Night in Miami"), Zhao and Fennell were nominated for best director, alongside Sorkin and Fincher.
The nominees for best musical or comedy film are: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"; "Hamilton,"; "Music"; "Palm Springs"; "The Prom."
The nominees for best television series, drama, are: "The Crown"; "Lovecraft Country"; "The Mandalorian"; "Ozark"; "Ratched."
The nominees for best television series, musical or comedy, are: "Schitt’s Creek"; "Ted Lasso"; "The Great"; "The Flight Attendant"; "Emily in Paris."
The nominees for best motion picture, foreign language, are: "Another Round"; "La Llorona"; "The Life Ahead"; "Minari"; "Two of Us."
The nominees for lead actor in a drama film are: Riz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"; Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom"; Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"; Gary Oldman, "Mank"; Tahar Rahim, "The Mauritanian."
The nominees for actress in a drama film are: Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"; Viola Davis, "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom"; Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"; Vanessa Kirby, "Pieces of a Woman"; Andra Day, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday."
The nominees for lead actor in a comedy or musical film are: Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"; James Corden, "The Prom"; Andy Samberg, "Palm Springs"; "Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton"; Dev Patel, "The Personal History of David Copperfield."
The nominees for lead actress in a comedy or musical film are: Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"; Michelle Pfeiffer, "French Exit"; Anya Taylor-Joy, "Emma"; Kate Hudson, "Music"; Rosamund Pike, "I Care A Lot."
This year's Globes were postponed nearly two months because of the pandemic and to adjust to the delayed Oscars. Those are set for April 25. Last year's Golden Globes culminated in awards for "1917" and "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood." The telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, couldn't buck the overall ratings trend for awards shows, drawing an average of 18.3 million viewers, down 2% from the previous year.
This story was reported from Detroit. The Associated Press contributed.