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Film Awards Season Starts to Heat Up: Nominations for the 77th Golden Globes

Dakota Fanning at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations on Monday December 9, 2019 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The 77th Golden Globes are set to air on NBC on January 5, 2020. Courtesy of HFPA

As the film awards season starts to heat up, movie lovers were filled with anticipation as they scanned the list released today from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Announcements of the nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  The 3-hour telecast hosted by Ricky Gervais will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, January 5, 2020, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.

Dylan Brosnan, Dakota Fanning, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tim Allen and Paris Bronson at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations on Monday December 9, 2019, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The 77th Golden Globes are set to air on NBC on January 5, 2020. Photo courtesy of HFPA.

Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, Golden Globe Ambassadors Dylan BrosnanParis Brosnan and others announced the nominees in 25 categories spanning motion picture and television. Along with these categories, the 2020 Golden Globes will honor Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Ellen DeGeneres will receive the newly created Carol Burnett Award.

Here are some of the categories and nominees announced at the event:

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. 1917
DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment / New Republic Pictures /
Neal Street Productions / Mogambo; Universal Pictures
b. THE IRISHMAN
Netflix / Tribeca Productions / Sikelia Productions / Winkler Films; Netflix
c. JOKER
Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Joint Effort;
Warner Bros. Pictures
d. MARRIAGE STORY
Netflix / HeyDay Films; Netflix
e. THE TWO POPES
Netflix / Rideback; Netflix

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. CYNTHIA ERIVO HARRIET
b. SCARLETT JOHANSSON MARRIAGE STORY
c. SAOIRSE RONAN LITTLE WOMEN
d. CHARLIZE THERON BOMBSHELL
e. RENÉE ZELLWEGER JUDY

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. CHRISTIAN BALE FORD V FERRARI
b. ANTONIO BANDERAS PAIN AND GLORY
c. ADAM DRIVER MARRIAGE STORY
d. JOAQUIN PHOENIX JOKER
e. JONATHAN PRYCE THE TWO POPES

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
a. DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Netflix / Davis Entertainment Company; Netflix
b. JOJO RABBIT
Defender Films / Piki Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures / TSG Entertainment;
Fox Searchlight Pictures
c. KNIVES OUT
MRC, T-Street; Lionsgate
d. ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
e. ROCKETMAN
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL
OR COMEDY
a. ANA DE ARMAS KNIVES OUT
b. AWKWAFINA THE FAREWELL
c. CATE BLANCHETT WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE
d. BEANIE FELDSTEIN BOOKSMART
e. EMMA THOMPSON LATE NIGHT

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL
OR COMEDY
a. DANIEL CRAIG KNIVES OUT
b. ROMAN GRIFFIN DAVIS JOJO RABBIT
c. LEONARDO DICAPRIO ONCE UPON A TIME… IN
HOLLYWOOD
d. TARON EGERTON ROCKETMAN
e. EDDIE MURPHY DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

7. BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED
a. FROZEN 2
Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
b. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
DreamWorks Animation; Universal Pictures
c. THE LION KING
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
d. MISSING LINK
LAIKA / Annapurna Pictures; United Artists Releasing
e. TOY STORY 4
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

8. BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE
a. THE FAREWELL (USA)
Big Beach / Kindred Spirit / Ray Production /
Depth of Field / Seesaw; A24
b. LES MISÉRABLES (FRANCE)
SRAB Films / Rectangle Productions /
Lyly Films; Amazon Studios
c. PAIN AND GLORY (SPAIN)
El Primer Deseo / El Deseo;
Sony Pictures Classics
d. PARASITE (SOUTH KOREA)
Barunson E&A; NEON
e. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (FRANCE)
Lilies Films; NEON

What are your favorites films on this list, and why? Can you predict the winners before the big event? Post your comments now!

Andrea Hammer
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Andrea Karen Hammer is the founder, director and owner of Artsphoria Events & Media Group (https://www.artsphoria.org): Artsphoria International Magazine (https://www.artsphoria.com); Artsphoria Movie Reviews & Film Forum (https://www.artsphoria.us); Artsphoria: Arts, Business & Technology Center (https://www.artsphoria.biz); Artsphoria Event Planning, Management & Reporting (https://www.artsphoria.info); Artsphoria: Food for the Soul (https://artsphoria.live); and Artsphoria Animation & Imagination World (https://www.artsphoria.net). She is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who has published articles in international publications.

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