The nominations for this year's Golden Globe are, and, boy, there were a few headaches. The main film of the year has not even hit theaters, for example, and there still seems to be some unspeakable reasoning behind what makes a film a "drama" or a "comedy".
Other things were the same as the course, like all the nominations for the director who are male – yes, again.
For a complete list of nominations, check out the Washington Post coverage here. For the pop culture consumer on the go, here are our seven biggest take-aways.
The shot of "Vice", a film that most people have not even seen
From the time it was announced, we knew that the image of Dick Cheney "Vice" would be a great competitor. After all, it is the second "serious" film by Adam McKay, the director of "Anchorman" who has continued to write and direct the 2015 "The Big Short", for which he won the Oscar for the most suitable screenplay and he was nominated for the best director. Add Christian Bale turning into the former vice president to the point that the actor is unrecognizable, and the film could also be titled "Bait Awards".
Still, to get the most nomination – six! – of any film (or television program, for that matter) is quite impressive, especially considering that the film does not arrive in cinemas until Christmas Day. Of course, Emily Blunt with "Mary Poppins Returns" also does not go down until Christmas, and has made four nods.
FX rules the day, but barely
The Emmy Awards of this year were dominated by Netflix and HBO, but the Golden Globes are a different story. FX, the scrappy network known for pumping out spiky content on strange schedules – allowed the famous comic book Louis C.K. to create his show "Louie" on his timeline – he got 10 nominations. In doing so, he eliminated HBO, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Two of his landmarks have ensured FX in the foreground: "The assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", the highest show with four nominations and "The Americans", which ended this & # 39; year and got three hints.
& # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; and & # 39; A Star is Born & # 39; they are dramas, but "Vice" it's a comedy
The Golden Globes always have category curiosities (who could forget the debate on the Globes classifying "Get Out" by Jordan Peele as a comedy?). But in case I forgot, just because a movie has a lot of music and it's about music, it does not make it a musical. Freddie Mercury's biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "A Star Is Born" (which includes some of the best scenes from a concert we've seen in recent times) received consideration in drama categories .
Meanwhile, McKay's gaze on Cheney received nominations in comedies or musical categories.
"First Man" may have stolen from the box office, and it looks like he has no love from the Golden Globes, including nothing for the lead actor Ryan Gosling. Even the powerful drama "The Hate U Give" has been neglected. Ditto for Ethan Hawke and "First Reformed".
And John Krasinski's acclaimed thriller about the dangers of making noise, "A Quiet Place", received only one nomination – for the best score, of all things.
Kristen Bell was nominated for her role in "The Good Place", the NBC comedy that gave the television network two of her three nominations quests, but Ted Danson did not mention. And speaking of NBC, the whining drama "This Is Us" has been completely ruled out.
After a stellar "Atlanta" season, which included episodes on top of several lists of the best year, the FX show did not get a nomination for the best comedy television series (although Donald Glover won one for best actor).
And the best actress in a category of television comedies is all white candidates this year, with Issa Rae (who was nominated for two consecutive years for "Insecure") and Tracee Ellis Ross (who won in 2017 for "Black-ish") turn off.
Perhaps one of the most striking nominations came in the best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy for Sacha Baron Cohen, who earned it for "Who Is America?" Of Showtime. The show showed Cohen pretending to be various characters and deceiving reality. the politicians of life to say extravagant things, often terrible and sometimes racist – which then broadcast on a premium cable network.
Some viewers may be surprised to see "Bodyguard", a co-production of Netflix with the BBC, get a nod to the best dramatic TV series. The show, with Richard Madden (better known as Rob Stark of "Game of Thrones"), was certainly critically acclaimed. But Netflix pumps out so many series, it's likely that it slipped under the radar for most people who are not, you know, paid to watch TV to live.
And Candice Bergen's candidacy for Best Actress in a TV series, musical or comedy for her starring role in "Murphy Brown" may surprise some, given the low marks of the show. Some stores have even announced that the restart has been canceled, an accusation that the creator Diane English firmly denies.
All your best appointed directors are men. Yet.
During the broadcast of the Golden Globes of 2018, Natalie Portman presented the best directing for a film category announcing the "male candidates". His timely observation, which came after Oprah Winfrey's fiery speech on sexism and equality, underlined the gender inequality of the Globes and the titles made.
Well, we have one repetition this year. Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born"), Alfonso Cuarón ("Rome"), Peter Farrelly ("Green Book"), Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman") and Adam McKay ("Vice") are the male candidates for this & # 39; year.
Amy Adams and Regina King have the decisions to make
The actresses join the rare class of double candidates for the Golden Globes of this year. Adams is the best supporting actress in a film for (what?)? Vice? And for the best actress in a TV movie or limited series for the HBO miniseries "Sharp Objects". Meanwhile, King earned himself the best supporting actress in a motion "Se Beale Street could talk" and faces Adams for his role in the Netflix drama "Seven Seconds".
This is a nice honor, of course, but it raises the question: to which crew will the two be chosen?
With their double mention of the Globe, the actresses join the ranks of Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks.