The 2020 Golden Globe Nominations are Here

Golden Globes

Movie lovers rejoice! The Golden Globe nominations are here.

If you’re an Oscars stan like I am, you probably know that while the Golden Globes aren’t a perfect representation of the nominations we’ll be seeing when they’re announced (on January 13th), they’re usually pretty close.

2019 has been a bananas good year for movies –if you aren’t caught up on all the nominees, most of them are in theatres now! They’re well worth it.


The Nominees

Best Picture – Drama
The Irishman
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

Who should win: It’s become a bit of a meme because of the length and how slowly it moves but The Irishman is terrific and well worth the praise. If you’re still unconvinced, Cruise and I both gave it a glowing  review that you can listen to here.

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Who should win: Knives Out. It’s by far the most fun you’ll have in a movie theatre all year.

Best Actress – Drama
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renee Zellweger – Judy

Who should win: I’ll be up front with you – the only one of these I’ve seen is Marriage Story. Little Women and Bombshell won’t open in Edmonton until closer to Christmas and I somehow missed the others. ScarJo is amazing though and I wouldn’t be shocked to see her take it.

Best Actor – Drama
Christian Bale – Ford V Ferrari
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Who should win: Adam Driver’s got this one in the bag. His performance in Marriage Story is devastating. Runner up goes to Christian Bale purely for the way he pronounces FERRARI.

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas – Knives Out
Awkwafina – The Farewell
Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
Emma Thompson – Late Night

Who should win: It’s a pleasant surprise to see Beanie Feldstein nominated for her awesome performance in Booksmart and if these nominations had come out before I saw Knives Out last week, I definitely would have given her my vote. However, Ana de Armas is terrific and should not go overlooked. She plays her role as a woman caught up in a murder mystery so perfectly, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig – Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name

Who should win: This is a tough one, they’re all great performances. The one that struck hardest has to be Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit though. He plays a kid whose imaginary friend is uhh *checks notes* Hitler... and he sells the crap out of it. And he’s only 11 years old!!

Best Supporting Actress – Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Annette Bening – The Report
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Who should win: This is another one of those categories where I’ve unfortunately only seen 1/5 – Laura Dern stuns in Marriage Story though. It was really fun to see her just go wild with the slimy lawyer role.

Best Supporting Actor – Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – The Irishman

Who should win: Joe Pesci. It’s Joe Pesci. His performance is phenomenal.

Best Director
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker

Who should win: It’s gotta be Bong Joon-ho. It speaks volumes to the quality of Parasite that a movie in Korean (don’t let that scare you) is being considered and his direction was NUTS. Everything in the movie is so precise and dense. If you haven’t seen Parasite yet, get on it ASAP. Plus, last year Alfonso Cuaron won it for Roma (a Spanish film) so maybe we’ll see a trend continue!

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won – Parasite
Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Who should win: All of these are terrific. Marriage Story isn’t massive in concept but is very tightly scripted and the characters are convincingly human. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is a really bold, interesting one and it’s a Tarantino script meaning that some dialogue might seem meaningless or meandering but it’s all there to build that world. Writing The Irishman must have been an insane undertaking – there’s so much going on there. If I had to pick though, Parasite takes my vote. There was no point in the story where I knew where it was going but the clever trick of the screenplay is that I always thought I did. It keeps you guessing. See it.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat – Little Women
Hildur Gudnadottir – Joker
Randy Newman – Marriage Story
Thomas Newman – 1917
Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

Who should win: I think the key to a good film score is often accenting the film without overpowering what’s happening on screen which is why Randy Newman’s score for Marriage Story is gonna take it. You could watch the movie and not even notice it but not having it there would leave scenes feeling empty. It’s also the only score from this year I’ve put on while just hanging around the house, it’s THAT good.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Beautiful Ghosts – Cats
I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman
Into the Unknown – Frozen 2
Spirit – The Lion King
Stand Up – Harriet

Who should win: Into the Unknoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn!!!!! You know it’s still stuck in your head.

Do you agree? What's your favorite movie of the year? Let me know! @BrittJonesRadio