Surprise Front-Runner in Golden Globes: Cheney Biopic

Lady Gaga also earns a nod for 'A Star Is Born'
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Posted Dec 6, 2018 9:30 AM CST
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(Newser) – 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. Vice topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, comedy, per the AP. A Star Is Born, Green Book, and The Favourite trailed close behind with five nominations each. While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for its quirkier selections and categorizations, few saw the resounding success of Vice coming. The Annapurna Pictures release, starring Christian Bale (also nominated) as the former VP, is a critical portrait of Cheney that portrays him as a power-hungry, behind-the-scenes tyrant. The big nominations:

Film

  • Drama: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star Is Born.
  • Comedy or Musical: Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Green Book, 'Mary Poppins Returns, Vice.
  • Animated: Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife; Lady Gaga, A Star is Born; Nicole Kidman, Destroyer; Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Rosamund Pike, A Private War.
  • Actor, Drama: Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born; Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate; Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased; Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody; John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman.
Television
  • Drama Series: The Americans, Bodyguard, Homecoming, Killing Eve, Pose.
  • Comedy Series: Barry, The Good Place, Kidding, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  • Limited Series or Movie: The Alienist, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Escape at Dannemora, Sharp Objects, and A Very English Scandal.
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Kristen Bell, The Good Place; Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown; Alison Brie, GLOW; Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Debra Messing, Will & Grace.
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America; Jim Carrey Kidding; Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method; Donald Glover, Atlanta; Bill Hader, Barry.

See the entire list of nominations at Variety.

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