Powered by top nominee “Marriage Story,” the streaming service Netflix will look to dominate Sunday night’s 77th Golden Globe Awards, with co-stars Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson looking to sweep the dramatic acting awards.
“Marriage Story” will carry a leading six nominations into the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, including a nod for best drama film. Fellow Netflix productions “The Irishman” and “The Two Popes” are also nominated in the category, along with Warner Bros.’ “Joker” and DreamWorks’ “1917.”
Netflix also has a nomination for best motion picture musical/comedy for the Eddie Murphy-starring “Dolemite is My Name.” Also competing for the prize are the World War II satire “Jojo Rabbit,” the murder-mystery “Knives Out,” Quentin Tarantino’s period tale “One Upon a Time in Hollywood” and the Elton John biopic “Rocketman.”
Netflix has 17 overall film nominations, topping all the major motion picture studios.
Driver and Johansson are nominated for their leading roles in a drama film for their portrayal of a divorcing couple in “Marriage Story.” Challenging Driver in the lead-actor category are Joaquin Phoenix for his haunting role in “Joker,” Christian Bale for “Ford v Ferrari,” Antonio Banderas for “Pain and Glory” and Jonathan Pryce for “The Two Popes.” Bale won a Globe last year as best comedy/musical film actor for his work in “Vice.”
Nominated with Johansson for best drama actress are Cynthia Erivo for “Harriet,” Saoirse Ronan for “Little Women,” Charlize Theron for “Bombshell” and Renee Zellweger for “Judy.”
Vying for best actress in a musical/comedy film are Ana de Armas for “Knives Out,” Awkwafina for “The Farewell,” Cate Blanchett for “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” Beanie Feldstein for “Booksmart” and Emma Thompson for “Late Night.”
Lead musical/comedy actor nominees are Daniel Craig for “Knives Out,” Roman Griffin Davis for “Jojo Rabbit,” Leonardo DiCaprio for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Taron Egerton for “Rocketman” and Eddie Murphy for “Dolemite is My Name.”
Jennifer Lopez is up for supporting actress for her work as a scheming stripper in “Hustlers,” along with Kathy Bates for “Richard Jewell,” Annette Bening for “The Report,” Laura Dern for “Marriage Story” and Margot Robbie for “Bombshell.”
Joe Pesci and Al Pacino are both nominated for best supporting actor for their work in “The Irishman,” while Tom Hanks is nominated for his portrayal of Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Rounding out the category are Anthony Hopkins for “The Two Popes” and Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” both have five overall nominations, with Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, respectively, earning nods for best director for helming the films. Also nominated for best director are Bong Joon Ho for the Korean thriller “Parasite,” Sam Mendes for the World War I drama “1917” and Todd Phillips for “Joker.”
Tarantino is also nominated for best screenplay for “Hollywood,” while Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won are nominated in the category for “Parasite.” Noah Baumbach is nominated for “Marriage Story,” along with Anthony McCarten for “The Two Popes” and Steven Zaillian for “The Irishman.”
Since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association divided the film category into two formats for the Golden Globes in 1963, 64.2 percent of the films that ended up with best picture Academy Awards had first received a Golden Globe.
The Golden Globe drama winner has gone on to win a best picture Oscar 28 of 56 times. The musical/comedy winner has won eight times at the Oscars, including last year, when “Green Book” won the Academy Award for best picture.
On the small screen, Netflix’s “The Crown” has four overall nominations, including a nod for best television drama. Also nominated are BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and “Succession.”
Netflix also has a pair of nominations in the comedy series category, for “The Kominsky Method” and “The Politician.” Also nominated are Prime Video’s Emmy winner “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Barry.” “The Kominsky Method” won the Globe last year.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were both nominated for best actress in a drama series for “The Morning Show.” Nominations also went to Olivia Colman for “The Crown,” Jodie Comer for “Killing Eve” and Nicole Kidman for “Big Little Lies.” Comer’s “Killing Eve” co-star, Sandra Oh, won the Globe in the category last year but was not nominated this year.
Rami Malek, who won an Oscar last year for his leading role as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is nominated for best drama series actor for “Mr. Robot.” Recent Emmy winner Billy Porter is also nominated for his work in “Pose.” Kit Harington is nominated for “Game of Thrones” — notably the only nomination the acclaimed series received for its final season. Also nominated are Brian Cox for “Succession” and Tobias Menzies for “The Crown.”
Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge leads the list of comedy series actress nominees for her work in “Fleabag,” but she’ll be challenged Rachel Brosnahan of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” who has won the award the past two years. Also nominated are Christina Applegate for “Dead to Me,” Kirsten Dunst for “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” and Natasha Lyonne for “Russian Doll.”
For comedy actor, Michael Douglas will look to repeat last year’s win for his work in “The Kominsky Method.” Bill Hader of “Barry,” Ben Platt of “The Politician,” Paul Rudd of “Living with Yourself” and Ramy Youssef of “Ramy” will look to unseat Douglas.
Vying for best limited series or motion picture made for television are Hulu’s “Catch-22,” HBO’s “Chernobyl,” FX’s “Fosse/Verdon,” Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” and Netflix’s “Unbelievable.”
The oft-brash comedian Ricky Gervais will host the ceremony for a record fifth time. He hosted the show from 2010-12 and in 2016.
Actor Pierce Brosnan’s two youngest sons, Dylan and Paris, will serve as Golden Globe Ambassadors for the show.
Tom Hanks will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony, while Ellen DeGeneres will be presented with the second-ever Carol Burnett Award, which is the television equivalent of the DeMille Award for film. Burnett received the inaugural award last year.