2019 Golden Globe film nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'A Star Is Born' - Premiere

Here are some of the bigger film nominations for Golden Globes – you can see the full list of 2019 Golden Globes nominations here. I’ve been saying for weeks that it didn’t seem like there was one clear-cut front-runner Oscar contender, and these Globes nominations haven’t done much to change my mind. It’s clear that the HFPA loves Vice, Green Book and… BlacKkKlansman, which wasn’t on many shortlist predications I saw. And of course, A Star Is Born is the closest thing we have to a front runner. The big nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Director
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice

Lead Actress in a 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

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Willem Defoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Esie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Is this the year that Regina King wins an Oscar? It’s more than possible that Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone cancel each other out in the supporting category. I think Emily Blunt and Constance Wu might battle it out in Comedy… and I’m still not convinced that Green Book is going to keep up the pace by the Oscar nominations. But mostly, my takeaway is that Vice is a bigger contender than people realized.

Notable snubs: no Julia Roberts for Ben Is Back, no First Reformed or Ethan Hawke, NO WIDOWS, no Ryan Gosling for First Man (and the film didn’t make the Drama cut), and no Natalie Portman for Vox Lux.

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111 Responses to “2019 Golden Globe film nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?”

  1. Darla says:

    Oh interesting. I thought Blackkkansman was great.

  2. hu says:

    ehhh, Black Panter is nominated (?) What do you mean nothing for BP

  3. Lolly says:

    Ugh I do not understand the love the academy has for Emma Stone. She is so average to me, no pull on screen whatsoever.

  4. savu says:

    BlackKklansman was AWESOME. I hope it wins! I’m sure A Star Is Born may be the shoe-in. I was sick of reading about it, sick of hearing about it before it even came out. It makes me want to hate it out of spite, haha. So I haven’t seen it yet 😂 I’ll rent it at some point!

    • Melanie says:

      I plan on doing the same thing when it comes to A Star Is Born. LOL I’m actually concerned (silly I know) that the Academy might actually award Best Picture to that movie. I would love for them to choose something more original instead of the 3rd remake of a movie.

      • jan90067 says:

        Ugh… I did NOT like it at all. The editing was choppy, and I couldn’t get past the fact that Gaga’s face didn’t move due to all the botox/filler in her lips. If you want to see a great version, look up Streisand/Kristopherson’s 1970s version; IMO, it’s, by far, the best (and had the BEST music!)

      • Kebbie says:

        Thank you! Gaga’s Botox was all I could see, it drove me crazy! She’d be singing or crying, eyes strained, with a completely stiff, wrinkle-free forehead. I saw it with my mom and she didn’t notice at all, which I still do not understand.

        She is 32(!) and looks 45 because she has filled her face with that stuff.

      • FC says:

        @Kebbie isn’t it funny that plastic surgery is supposed to make people look younger when it actually has the opposite effect (see: Kylie Jenner)? It blows my mind that people don’t realize that.

        Also, I agree about Gaga’s fillers. I couldn’t stop looking at her lips and, though her acting was awesome, her fillers didn’t match the character’s supposed au natural, “undiscovered star” vibe.

    • Biggles says:

      I’ll join you on the A Star Is Born distaste. I adored the original Judy Garland version (“Mrs Norman Maine”) and was reasonably hopeful and happy with this version.. Until that dreadful third act, when the pacing fell to pieces and the Gaga character was lost in the ‘Gaga Lite’ creation. No, Bradley, no. It was a good film, but not a great one.

      Nonetheless it seems certain to steamroll to victory by virtue of an “everyone look here, look at this thing I made, aren’t I great?!’ publicity appeal. Either that or possibly Bohemian Rhapsody could pip it I guess (going by hearsay, I haven’t seen it), but the thought of Bryan Singer getting a pat on the back makes me gloomy.

    • Biggles says:

      I’ll join you on the A Star Is Born distaste. I adored the original Judy Garland version (“Mrs Norman Maine”) and was reasonably hopeful and happy with this version.. Until that dreadful third act, when the pacing fell to pieces and the Gaga character was lost in the ‘Gaga Lite’ creation. No, Bradley, no. It was a good film, but not a great one.

      Nonetheless it seems certain to steamroll to victory by virtue of an “everyone look here, look at this thing I made, aren’t I great?!’ publicity appeal. Either that or possibly Bohemian Rhapsody could pip it I guess (going by hearsay, I haven’t seen it), but the thought of Bryan Singer getting a pat on the back makes me gloomy.

    • Pandy says:

      The Star is Born iteration isn’t anything new – what is this, the 3rd or 4th version? I hope it’s shut out of everything. Really don’t like B Cooper (or Gaga for that matter) and so sick of all the hype around it,

  5. Mego says:

    What’s with the tin foil gowns?

  6. Mia4s says:

    Just a friendly reminder before anyone freaks out for good or bad that the Golden Globes are decided by a group of 90 (!) “journalists” (and I use that term in the loosest sense) who…respond well…to gifts and who even Hollywood stars have a hard time pretending to take seriously. It’s a damn shame to give them any credibility.

    • Jegede says:

      Good points.

      WTF at some of these noms?? While more successful & critically praised movies snubbed.

      I predict a drop in GG ratings.
      It’s been the most steady of award TV numbers so far, but that’s going to change.

    • Melanie says:

      I just recently read about that whole Pia Zadora thing. I was too young when it actually happened. I don’t understand how studios/actors are actually able to get away with giving journalists/critics gifts in order to win. Does this same thing happen with Academy Awards?

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Of course it also plays a role in the Academy Awards. That’s how Gwyneth Paltrow (“Shakespeare in Love”) won over Cate Blanchett (“Elizabeth”). There’s a reason people were afraid of Harvey Weinstein’s influence in Hollywood. And it’s not just limited to Weinstein. “Lobbying” is also why other travesties occur regularly, like Jennifer Connelly beating out Helen Mirren (let alone being nominated over all the other women from “Gosford Park” like Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, etc.). The Oscars are almost as big a joke as the Golden Globes.

    • Mia4s says:

      The Oscar campaigns play a huge role (to the point that movies of questionable quality can get in). But the Oscars are a bit different just because of the size of the voting block. It’s about 7000 voters, most of whom work/worked at some point in the industry. The golden globes are literally just the Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc. of 90 (!!!) people deciding everything. And none of them have film or TV creation experience. Remember the fake Drew Barrymore interview in the airline magazine? It was written by one of their former presidents and voters. That’s the level they are at.

      So sure I like a lot of the stuff that got nominated…but who cares? It’s a completely phoney and artificial exercise. Meaningless.

  7. Sbjaded says:

    I’m happy Black Panther got a best picture drama nod. Fingers crossed the SAGs recognize their ensemble work.

  8. drea says:

    ugh. Where is Hereditary? Nothing? Best film of the year, by far. And don’t yell at me, but Avengers was better than Black Panther.

    • takesthecake says:

      I agree Drea. I hate to say it, but it sort of feels like having Black Panther nominated for Best Picture is pandering out of social pressure, otherwise everything is “cancelled”. I feel like the nomination is more because of the hype of BP, rather than the actual movie/story, which I did’t think was that great or original. But I’m just a random opinion on the internet, so who cares.

  9. lou says:

    Where’s Yorgos Lanthimos? That seems like a major snub.

  10. Kaiser says:

    yes, I corrected myself, sorry. this post is updated

  11. Melanie says:

    I really don’t think that people should count Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek out. Just saying.

  12. Jenns says:

    I’m so happy to see Elsie Fisher as a nomination. Eighth Grade was one of my favorite movies this year.

  13. Originaltessa says:

    I haven’t seen a single one of these movies. I’m officially out of the loop. Feels good.

  14. Nova says:

    No First Reformed and Hereditary? Toni Collette gave the performance of the year. It is not even an opinion, just a fact LOL.

  15. Lyka says:

    Travesty. Sorry to Bother You was my absolute favorite film of the year.

  16. Biggles says:

    I am surprised that Widows didn’t get a look in amongst the best/supporting actress races – no Viola Davis? No Elizabeth Debicki??! I thought they both did a great job and were well worth a nomination, particularly Elizabeth.

    Though to be honest none of these nominations fill me with any particular inspiration, and, personally, are not a reflection of the best of 2018 in film – A Quiet Place anyone? A well crafted, well acted, very original shock hit gets no nods in the Best Director/Best Drama categories? Ugh.

    • lucy2 says:

      Agree on both – I’m surprised Widows didn’t get any recognition, everyone in that was great, as was the movie (please go see it! Little advertising and low box office :( ). And A Quiet Place was very good too.

      • Ellie says:

        I think people just forgot about A Quiet Place. It seems like it came out ages ago. I expected it to get more love from the academy and SAG (where actors and directors do more voting).

        Widows…well, I’ve watched several Steve McQueen interviews and I’ve seen him be incredibly rude to well-behaving journalists just doing their jobs. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not popular with this set of voters. Cary Fukunaga, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, etc. are all young, talented, exacting, and polite. I’m absolutely ready for the temperamental artist archetype to go away.

    • Cdoggy says:

      A Quiet Place was the best movie I have seen in quite some time. The acting was just superb. I felt all the emotions! I was really hoping to see it on the list. I haven’t even heard of half these other movies.

  17. Booie says:

    The popularity contest in Hollywood never ends.

  18. Tiffany says:

    You know, I am bothered that Ryan Coogler did not get a best director nom. BP is showing up on best of year end list.


  19. Molly says:

    Ethan Hawke criticized superhero movies not long ago and director of First Reformed, Paul Schrader, just recently said he wanted to make movie with Kevin Spacey despite those sexual misconduct allegations.
    Now BP is nominated and First Reformed is completely snubbed.

  20. Rdoug says:

    I’m really happy that Black Panther got nominated, though I don’t necessarily think it should be in drama but where else would it go? I feel like people still don’t truly get how important Black Panther is to the African American community, it puts our experiences and culture on display, and I felt it spoke to us, the lessons and meaning it tried to impart are relevant to us. I feel like many movies with African American ensembles direct a lot of the meaning outside of the community. Like even with Get Out, which I loved, a lot of its message was directed to non-black people, the commodification and fetishizing of black people has been major talking point in the black community for years.

    • drea says:

      But all that said – does it deserve best picture of the year? I don’t begrudge it a win, I just think there were better movies this year, that’s all.

      • Rdoug says:

        I understand your view, I also wonder if it is just getting nominated because it is popular, which is an insult to it and other films that may have been more deserving. I just feel that a lot of what makes a movie deserving or not is subjective, and for me it fits. I think it is hard to judge superhero/comic book movies, because for the most part they aren’t made to win awards, but they do have artistic value, and I like that it is being acknowledged.

    • IlsaLund says:

      While I don’t think Black Panther is a “Best Picture”, I do believe it should be nominated and win Oscars for some of the technical awards such as production design, costume design, etc.

  21. Amelie says:

    The movie I REALLY want to see this year which doesn’t come out until Christmas is Welcome to Marwen with Steve Carrell. It is based on a true story and it’s such a bizarre but fascinating story. I’m hoping it’ll be good enough for Oscar season.

  22. Marty says:

    It’s really a shame Widows didn’t get nominated, that film was top to bottom flawless.

  23. Dee says:

    Crazy Rich Asians must win! It was really corny and over the top, but it was hilarious and refreshing to see an all Asian cast in an American production that isn’t about martial arts! Also, has an Asian actress ever won a Best Actress award? Even for a comedy, that would be a new feat. I know Sandra Oh has won supporting actress, but that’s all. Asians are seriously underrepresented IMO, particularly Asian women. Hoping for the best.

  24. jammypants says:

    Great choices. I’m disappointed in the director category though. No women at all? I think Michelle Yeoh should have been nominated over Constance Wu.

  25. anon says:

    Shame that Timothee Chalamet is up for a supporting role. He deserved it last year and he deserves it now, I hope he wins

  26. a reader says:

    Wow, so much hatred upthread for A Star is Born from folks who haven’t bothered to see it.

    Look, I know the campaign is crazy, they’ve been going at it for ages…. but the movie was OUTSTANDING. *Nothing* moved me like ASIB did. It had a fantastic soundtrack, Gaga and Bradley and Sam turned in incredible performances, and it absolutely slayed me emotionally. That movie stuck with me for at least a week afterwards. It deserves all these nominations and accolades.

    • Cay says:

      I haven’t seen ASIB, but my sister went. She loves musicals, loves romance, and she HATED the movie as much as she’s ever hated any movie she’s ever seen. I won’t see it just because she hated it so much. Same for me with Bohemian Rhapsody. I read such a horrific review of the way Freddie’s homosexuality was portrayed in that, I can’t fathom watching it.

      A couple of the best movies I saw this year were “The Hate You Give” and “The Rider.”

      And where’s the love for “Game Night” and “Death of Stalin” in comedy?

      • a reader says:

        Wow I’ve not heard of anyone hating it like that. I’ve heard folks being let down slightly but not at that level. *shrug*

        I enjoyed it immensely and bawled through the entire last half hour.

        I’m with you on Bohemian Rhapsody though. Considering all the behind the scenes drama and how Freddie’s lifestyle was white washed, yea hard pass from me.

        The Hate You Give was outstanding.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        To be fair, there are people that “love musicals” as in the ones that have happy endings, which this film most certainly does not. This wasn’t really a musical, as it was a movie with a lot of music in it. They didn’t sing dialogue.

    • Gigi says:

      I did watch it with 2 girlfriends. It was anything but outstanding. It was so obvious Cooper was the director from the way his character was portrayed. So full of himself.

  27. Caitrin says:

    If Beale Street Could Talk got some love, but Barry Jenkins was only nominated for best screenplay? Not directing?


  28. Misty says:

    I’d much rather Glenn Close finally get an Oscar over Gaga.

    This is the globes. Why isn’t “A Star is Born” in the comedy or musical category?

  29. Steff says:

    Wow I see some huge snubs. Roma not being nominated for best picture is a tragedy. Mary Poppins and Vice haven’t even come out yet.

  30. Why? says:

    Is anyone else getting pissed off with award shows especially the gloves. It’s nothing to do with talent but publicity stunts and campaigning. Wheres roma and yalitza?! Rooting for Olivia coleman and rami malik but it’s going to be Gaga and a star is born isn’t it. Plus where the hell did vice get it from?! It’s so cliche plus I think people underestimate how manipulative and kiss ass brad pitt can be.) vice is plan b) That man makes films to Oscar chase and is policital in movie making. They’ll want him there so they might give vice all the awards. Hopefully Oscars gain credibility.

    • Truth hurts says:

      You are correct about Vice and Pitt. This movie will be put in the running in reputations only because the critics hate it.
      I don’t think they just want Pitt there it is just kissing the behind of certain people. We will see with the Sag and Oscars but it shouldn’t be that big.
      I totally agree he was/is shooting to become some type of mogul production company. Didn’t like any of the movies he won for. The Big Short was good.
      I want Regina to win. Glen Close also.

  31. Tanya says:

    I think some people are so used to the same mediocre stories being seen as “good” that, when good films like Black Panther, Boy Erased, and other films come out, they don’t understand why they’re good.

    Or, maybe they do, but they just want to keep feeding the same basic machine that sustains them.

  32. TQ says:

    Just saw ‘Widows’ this weekend. It was incredible storytelling and Viola Davis was superb. Very much a snub, and a snub for Steve McQueen for directing as well.

  33. Yes Doubtful says:

    I really need to see Blackkkansman! I don’t understand the love for Crazy Rich Asians. The plot was thin, the characters were mostly unlikable. The best part was the wedding.

  34. SM says:

    Bale nomination, really? Is a film about Dick Cheney a comedy or a musical????? They are fucking crazy

  35. Alyse Leitao says:

    How long has 2018 been lol? I swear Tully was out a couple of years ago…. that was the only one that shook me (and for that reason)

    No life changing films for me this year (that I’ve seen) I’m more invested in the TV noms this year:
    The Good Place, GLOW, The Americans

    Would like some more Brooklyn 99 love though!

  36. Ickythump says:

    I thought Saoirse Ronan might get a nomination for Mary Queen of Scots. Does anyone know if this was eligible or is it a snub too? Thanks!

  37. Pandakeeper says:

    Blind Spotting was completely over looked, at least they are getting some Indie Spirit Nom love. Ethan snubbed, too bad he doesn’t have a filter or he would be up there. Glad Charlize was remembered. Toni Collette snubbed. John Krazinsky for directing A Quiet Place. He did an amazing job. Not sure if he wrote it as well. There was so much love in the film and in the making of it. I could feel it. Viola and Elizabeth deserved noms. However, I loved The Favorite, All three of the actresses did a great job! I know #actorssowhite with that one (and I’m a Latina), but it’s hilarious, the director got snubbed on that one too. But I think the noms of all 3 actresses in Favorite canceled out Viola & Elizabeth.

    Speaking of ‘feeling love’ in and about of film, I could feel that with Blind Spotting as well.

    Umm, I saw Sorry to bother you and was expecting a racial comedy about the call center industry. Have to say…I got something completely different! Kind of a scattered film, but not boring:-)

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