The actor who replaced Kevin Spacey in a film after sexual misconduct allegations arose against Spacey has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance.
Christopher Plummer has been nominated as best supporting actor in director Ridley Scott’s film All the Money in the World. He only finished filming his scenes two weeks ago.
What makes the nomination all the more unusual is that Scott is still editing the film. A rough cut was screened last week for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation behind the Globes.
“They pulled off a miraculous feat over the last month and I’m delighted to have been a part of this unique experience,” Plummer said after his nomination was announced.
Scott has also been nominated as best director, while Michelle Williams is up for best actress for her role in the as-yet unfinished film. Spacey was reported to have been considered a possibility to be nominated for his original work on the film.
The Golden Globes, to be held on January 8, 2018 (Australian time) are the most major ceremony in Hollywood’s awards season to confront the post-Harvey Weinstein landscape.
Spacey’s Netflix series House of Cards was snubbed in the television categories, as was Transparent. Its star, Jeffrey Tambor, is also facing sexual harassment claims and is not expected to return to the series next season.
There were nominations for Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Geoffrey Rush
HBO drama Big Little Lies, based on the Australian best-selling novel, led the television categories with six nods.
Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie were among the Australian nominees for this year’s awards, as well as Geoffrey Rush, who was nominated for best performance by a lead actor in a limited series or TV movie for his Albert Einstein in Nat Geo’s Genius.
On Friday, Rush filed a defamation suit against the Daily Telegraph for a since-deleted report that the Sydney Theatre Company received a complaint of “inappropriate behaviour” by the actor.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Cold War-era fairytale The Shape of Water led with seven nominations in the film awards, with several other movies following close behind — including Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama The Post, with six nominations, and Martin McDonagh’s revenge drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, also with six nods.
Here are the major snubs
Despite considerable backlash, Get Out ended up on the comedy side of the Globes after being submitted that way by Universal Pictures. The HFPA ultimately decides genre classification.
Writer/director Jordan Peele slyly commented on the controversy, calling his social critique of latent racism “a documentary”.
But the morning’s biggest surprise might have been the complete omission of the romantic comedy The Big Sick, penned by real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon.
Another Oscar underdog, The Florida Project, emerged with only one nomination, for Willem Dafoe’s supporting performance as the manager of a low-rent motel.
HBO, which recently announced a second season for Big Little Lies, led TV networks with 12 nominations overall — Netflix followed with nine nods.
Also with multiple nominations were Netflix’s Stranger Things, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s This Is Us.
HBO’s Game of Thrones received a nod for best drama series, but nothing for its cast.
All the best directors are male (apparently)
Though some predicted and feared an acting field lacking diversity, the nominees were fairly inclusive.
Among the 30 film acting nominees were Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel, Esq, Mary J Blige for Mudbound, Hong Chau for Downsizing and Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water.
But the best director category remained all-male, as it has for most of Globes and Academy Awards history.
Contenders like Greta Gerwig — whose film Lady Bird garnered four nominations, including nods for star Saoirse Ronan, supporting actress Laurie Metcalf and Gerwig’s screenplay — Patty Jenkins (for Wonder Woman) and Dee Rees (for Mudbound) were overlooked for a group of Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, McDonagh and Scott.
This is the full list of Golden Globe nominations for 2017.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call me by Your Name
The Shape of the Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
The Greatest Showman
Best Motion Picture, Animated
The Boss Baby
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In the Fade (Germany/France)
The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)
Best Director, Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
Best original song, Motion Picture
Mighty River, Mudbound
Remember Me, Coco
The Star, The Star
This is Me, The Greatest Showman
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Christopher Plummer, All the Money In The World
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel Esq
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown, Netflix
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Amazon
Master of None, Netflix
Will & Grace, NBC
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies, HBO
Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
The Sinner, USA Network
Top of the Lake: China Girl, SundanceTV
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater: Mr Robot
Alexander Skarsgard: Big Little Lies
David Thewlis: Fargo
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