The HFPA would like you to know that they saw “All the Money in the World.” The movie picked up a surprise three Golden Globes nominations Monday morning, for Christopher Plummer as supporting actor but also Michelle Williams for actress in a drama and Ridley Scott for director.
Considering Plummer was only announced as being a part of the movie a little more than a month ago, his recognition by the Globes may the fastest turnaround on record from performance to nomination.
The film was pulled from its slot on the closing night of the AFI Fest in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, originally cast in the role of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. In short order it was announced that Scott was going to replace Spacey with Plummer through reshoots while still getting the movie finished in time for a late December release.
Though falling short of last year’s total of 14, HBO was paced by its limited series offerings “Big Little Lies” and “The Wizard of Lies” as well as “Game of Thrones” and “The Young Pope.” Netflix was in second place with nine, followed by FX with eight.
Every award nominations morning, a number of surprises rise to the top of the pool. Below are some of the more interesting nods from Monday’s Golden Globes announcement:
“All the Money in the World”
The Ridley Scott-directed picture took home three nominations, for best actress (Michelle Williams), best supporting actor (Christopher Plummer) and best director. The gag is… the film isn’t quite yet complete after Scott decided to replace the embattled Kevin Spacey with Plummer. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. — the folks who vote on the Golden Globes — did, however, see an unfinished version of the film just before voting last week. Must be nice.
What’s an awards nominations morning without snubs? Here are the top five from the 2018 Golden Globes announcement.
- “The Big Sick,” the comedy co-written by real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, was entirely ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Monday. Award season pundits had predicted that the film, based on the pair’s actual experience overcoming a medical emergency, would at least score a Golden Globe nomination for best comedy. It didn’t, and its cast — including lead Nanjiani and supporting actress Holly Hunter — also received no nominations.
- Meanwhile, “Get Out’s” Jordan Peele was snubbed too. The filmmaker did not earn recognition for directing or writing the horror satire, though the film wasn’t completely overlooked — its star, Daniel Kaluuya, was nominated for best actor, and the film got a nom for best comedy.
Seth Meyers is on board to take a closer look at the 2018 Golden Globes.
After speculation last week that he had secured the gig, NBC released a statement Monday announcing the news.
“We are thrilled that Seth Meyers is going to be hosting the Golden Globes this year,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “As he does every night for us in late night, he will be taking a closer look at this year’s best movies and television with his unique brand of wit, intelligence and mischievous humor.”