Late actor Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honors at virtual Golden Globes
The Golden Globes will be handed out under pandemic conditions on Sunday on a night that could see big wins for streaming service Netflix, honors for late actor Chadwick Boseman, and a smattering of celebrities in pajamas.
Netflix Inc goes into Sunday’s virtual celebration of movies and television, hosted from New York and Los Angeles by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, with a dominant 22 film nominations but still in search of its first best movie win.
That could come from period drama “Mank,” about the screenwriter of “Citizen Kane,” which leads with six nods, including for best drama movie, for actors Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, and for director David Fincher.
Yet pundits say a “Mank” victory is far from assured from the small and unpredictable Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) whose members choose the winners.
“It has everything going for it in terms of pedigree and there is a sense that awards shows love stories about the industry. But I feel like ‘Mank’ is not everyone’s favorite,” said Alison Willmore, film critic at entertainment website Vulture.com.
The biggest competition comes from Searchlight Pictures’ “Nomadland,” a moving documentary-style drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America, and star-laden Netflix 1960s hippie courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The #MeToo revenge black comedy “Promising Young Woman” and the unsettling ageing tale “The Father” round out the film drama nominations.
The Disney+ TV film of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” and Amazon Studios’ “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” a satire on the America of former President Donald Trump, are seen as front-runners in the best comedy or musical movie category.
For television, the Netflix royal series “The Crown,” whose current season focuses on the late Princess Diana, leads the way with six nods, followed by quirky small-town comedy “Schitt’s Creek” on Pop TV…..read more