‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

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Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Christian Bale’s “Vice”, a biographical comedy-drama on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s career, has bagged a maximum of six nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, with “The Favourite”, “Green Book” and “A Star Is Born” coming close on the heels with five nominations each.

The 2019 Golden Globes nominations were announced on Thursday by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation behind the award gala, reports usatoday.com.

Adam McKay’s biopic of Cheney got nods for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Christian Bale as the former Vice President, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Amy Adams as wife Lynne Cheney, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush.

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Adams, who also nabbed a TV drama actress nomination for “Sharp Objects”, is pitted against Claire Foy (“First Man”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and “The Favourite” co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

In the supporting actor category, Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) got the nods with Rockwell.

McKay is also in the race to win Best Director – Motion Picture trophy.

“Vice” will face off in the musical comedy category against “The Favourite”, “Green Book”, “Mary Poppins Returns, and “Crazy Rich Asians”.

Best drama will be a match between “A Star is Born”, “If Beale Street Could Talk”, “BlackKklansman”, “Black Panther” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”, reports usatoday.com.

In the other major film categories, Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) is in the race to pick up Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama award. She is pitted against Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”) and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”). Gaga also was named in the original song category for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”.

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In the best dramatic actor category, Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) takes on Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”). Cooper, a first-time director for “A Star Is Born”, also picked up a Best Director nomination.

“The Favourite” star Olivia Colman got nominated in lead actress in a comedy/ musical, joining Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”), Charlize Theron (“Tully”) and Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”).

In the field of lead actor in a comedy or musical along with Bale are Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”) and John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”).

“Roma”, a family drama by Alfonso Cuaron that is being released by Netflix, picked up a nod for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, besides nominations for its direction and screenplay.

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The nominees for Best Animated film were: “Incredibles 2”, “Isle of Dogs”, “Mirai”, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

On the television front, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” — a limited series about the fashion designer’s brutal murder — was picked up four nominations. “Barry”, “The Kominsky Method” and “Homecoming” scored three nominations, as did “Sharp Objects”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and “A Very English Scandal”.

The 76th annual Golden Globes will be held here on January 6.

–IANS

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