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The good, the bad and the downright silly — Golden Globes nominations

Golden Globes nominations could belong to Netflix Golden Globes nominations coming Wednesday could belong to Netflix
Adrian Cunningham | 04 February, 2021, 04:21

Emerald Fennell ("Promising Young Woman") and Regina King ("One Night in Miami") bring the total number of woman nominated in the category in the Globes' 78-year history to eight.

The Globes, delayed about two months due to the coronavirus, tried to muster some of the awards' usual buzz on Wednesday in a largely virtual awards season bereft the kind of red-carpet glamour the Globes annually feast on. "Perhaps it is a hopeful sign that we will get out of this eventually", said British actor Gary Oldman who was nominated for playing "Citizen Kane" screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz in "Mank".

Dan Levy was also nominated alongside his castmate Annie Murphy, for best performances by an actor/actress in a supporting role, as they play the Rose children, David and Alexis.

Here are our picks for the biggest surprises and snubs among genre movies and shows in this year's Golden Globe nominations.

The day belonged to the streaming services.

The Mandalorian was nominated for a 2021 Golden Globe for best drama series. As well as five Critics' Choice Awards, including best comedy series.

"The Crown" landed six nominations including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor.

Admittedly, the nominations aren't exactly shocking considering Schitt's Creek received a record nine Emmy wins previous year, but it's still a massive honour for a show that only truly received the global acclaim it deserved in its final season.

In addition, his more dramatic role in "The Trial of the Chicago 7" earned a nomination for best drama and him a solo award for acting.

"Most folks with their business have one of two things - they have quantity or they have quality. Who knows what it's going to look like".

Netflix doesn't report box office figures and both "Nomadland" and "The Father" are yet to open beyond a qualifying run in theatres.

Ancient mummies with golden tongues unearthed in Egypt
The team is unsure whether the mummy had a speech impediment in life and why exactly the artificial tongue was made out of gold. Two of the mummies were found with the remains of scrolls, which scholars are now analyzing and deciphering.

Another notable snub on the TV side was "Dead to Me", which earned four nominations past year. "You can always find the opportunity in the obstacle".

Zhao, meanwhile, is the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the category.

"I loved doing "The Undoing" with them under the eye of Susanne Bier". "It's a really exciting time".

The Globes' splitting of nominees between drama and comedy/musical could also mean one wildcard of the season - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" - may emerge.

"The Great", the coming-of-age comedy Hulu series about Russia's Catherine the Great and her scandalous ascension to the throne, got three nominations - for best musical or comedy TV show and stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.

Should neither win, he said, "I promise to hire Rudy Giuliani to contest the results". Also of note in the category: the "Hamilton" film, ineligible for the Academy Awards, is a likely nominee at the Globes.

Gauging the awards prospects of most films has been hard this winter, with none of the usual screenings and events happening in-person, and a number of the films once expected to be lead contenders postponed.

Without any in-person screenings or photo ops with stars, little is known about how the roughly 90 member press association - a notoriously unpredictable group, in normal times - is swaying this year.

Spike Lee, whose daughter Satchel and son Jackson are Globes ambassadors this year, saw his Vietnam veteran drama "Da 5 Bloods" unexpectedly shut out.

Sophia Loren's Holocaust film "The Life Ahead", which tells the tale of survivor and former sex worker Madame Rosa, is up for two awards - best motion picture and best original song. Daniel and Eugene Levy said in a joint statement Wednesday morning, after actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson announced the nominations in a livestream put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. More than perhaps any other award show, the Globes depend on a cavalcade of stars - something that won't materialize when the awards are handed out February 28 in a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Those are set for April 25.