Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

'Vice' Tops Golden Globe Awards Nominations

'Vice' Tops Golden Globe Awards Nominations

The show wasn't exactly a critical darling, but the HFPA nominated Cohen for best actor in a comedy. Mysteriously, the streaming service scored three nominations for Chuck Lorre's "The Kominsky Method", a comedy about old men (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) with diminished horizons and weak bladders.

Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born", the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite". It is surprising in a year that has had acclaimed and awards buzzy films such as Marielle Heller's "Can You Ever Forgive Me", Tamara Jenkins' "Private Life" and Debra Granik's "Leave No Trace". This time around, however, the dramatic series was completely shut out.

"Vice" director Adam McKay, who was also nominated, described the film as "an wonderful portrayal of power".

Paul Schrader's punishing drama "First Reformed" about a protestant minister played by Ethan Hawke got a handful of Independent Spirit Award nominations, was selected by the National Board of Review and AFI as one of the top films of the year and won big at the Gotham Awards. Hawke's been raking in the awards this season so far and recently gave a firey and much-lauded speech at the Gotham Awards, so it's notable that he wasn't nominated for a Globe.

Elsie Fisher in a scene from "Eighth Grade".

Vying with "Star" for best drama film are "BlacKkKlansman", Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther", "Bohemian Rhapsody" about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and black love story "If Beale Street Could Talk".

Also left out, to gasps heard across social media, was Ethan Hawke's performance as an anguished pastor in First Reformed and Pawel Pawlikowski's Polish stunner Cold War, his follow-up to the Oscar-winning Ida. Alas. While Stone was recognized for her role in the film, "The Favourite", her series received zero nominations. Oh won a Golden Globe in 2006 for best supporting actress in series, limited series or motion picture made for television.

The film, which became the highest-grossing solo superhero film to date earning $1.3 billion worldwide, was also nominated for best original song for Kendrick Lamar's "All The Stars" featuring SZA and best original score for Ludwig Göransson's work on the film.

Actress, TV Series-Drama: Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"; Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"; Julia Roberts, "Homecoming"; Keri Russell, "The Americans".

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