Given the early raves director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” received at its premiere Saturday in Los Angeles, some fans may have been looking to see if the film would receive any love in the Golden Globes nominations.
Alas, the latest installment in the “Star Wars” saga, in theaters Friday, was not screened for the Hollywood Press Assn. in time for it to be in contention for this year’s awards.
Because the most recent films in the franchise are traditionally kept under wraps until shortly before they’re released during the mid-December window, qualifying in time for Globes consideration has been something of an afterthought. (Dec. 4 was this year’s official consideration cut-off date.)
I can’t believe it! What started as a little short film I shot in my friend’s bedroom turned into this. I am so honored for the show to be recognized and for our name to be up there with all of these amazingly creative and talented people.
Frankie Shaw, creator and star of "SMILF" in a statement on Monday
Alison Brie may play a character in need of a career boost on TV, but she’s doing just fine in real life.
The “GLOW” actress was among the actors who got good news when the Golden Globe nominations were announced early Monday.
Brie was nominated for lead actress in a musical or comedy for her Netflix series role as Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress looking for her big break who finds her way into a female wrestling show. Brie is nominated alongside Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), Issa Rae (“Insecure”) and Frankie Shaw (“SMILF”).
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.