Nice for Vice

Cheney biopic tops Golden Globe nom­i­na­tions

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - ENTERTAINMENT - Jake Coyle

NeW yORK — adam McKay’s Dick cheney biopic Vice seized con­trol of the 76th an­nual Golden Globe awards with a lead­ing six nom­i­na­tions, nar­rowly edg­ing bradley cooper’s tear-jerk­ing re­vival a Star Is born, the in­ter­ra­cial road-trip drama Green book and the pe­riod romp The Favourite.

Vice topped all con­tenders Thurs­day, in nom­i­na­tions an­nounced at the bev­erly hilton ho­tel in bev­erly hills, calif., in­clud­ing best pic­ture, com­edy and best ac­tor nom­i­na­tions for chris­tian bale’s nearly un­rec­og­niz­able per­for­mance as the for­mer U.S. vice-pres­i­dent. It also earned nom­i­na­tions for amy adams’ sup­port­ing role as lynne cheney, Sam Rock­well’s Ge­orge W. bush and both the screen­play and di­rec­tion by McKay, the vet­eran com­edy film­maker who once skew­ered politi­cians as a Satur­day Night live writer.

For even the of­ten-quirky se­lec­tions of the hol­ly­wood For­eign Press as­so­ci­a­tion, a col­lec­tion of 88 mostly less-known free­lance film jour­nal­ists, the strong sup­port for Vice (which ar­rives in the­atres on Dec. 25) was a sur­prise. even its cat­e­go­riza­tion of the film — a highly crit­i­cal por­trait of cheney as a power-hun­gry, be­hind-thescenes tyrant — as a com­edy raised some eye­brows, just as Globes re­cent com­edy se­lec­tions Get Out and The Mar­tian did.

but it was far from a run­away win for Vice as the press as­so­ci­a­tion typ­i­cally spread its awards around. Os­car front-run­ners a Star Is born, Green book and The Favourite trailed close be­hind with five nom­i­na­tions each.

cu­ri­ously, the hol­ly­wood For­eign Press doesn’t con­sider for­eign-lan­guage films for best film, so al­fonso cuaron’s ac­claimed Net­flix drama Roma was left out of the Globes’ top cat­e­gory. It was still nom­i­nated for best screen­play, best di­rec­tor and best for­eign lan­guage film.

Join­ing a Star Is born in the best pic­ture drama cat­e­gory was Ryan coogler’s su­per­hero sen­sa­tion black Pan­ther, Spike lee’s ur­gent white na­tion­al­ist drama blacKkKlans­man, the Fred­die Mer­cury biopic bo­hemian Rhap­sody and the barry Jenk­ins adap­ta­tion of James bald­win’s If beale Street could Talk.

all earned nods in other cat­e­gories, too, in­clud­ing Rami Malek’s pros­thetic tooth-aided per­for­mance as Mer­cury and the lead­ing turn by John David Wash­ing­ton (son of Den­zel) in blacKkKlans­man.

Up for best pic­ture com­edy along­side Vice are yor­gas lan­thi­mos’ wild palace power strug­gle The Favourite, Peter Far­relly’s di­vi­sive crowd-pleaser Green book, the up­com­ing Dis­ney se­quel Mary Pop­pins Re­turns and the rom-com hit crazy Rich asians.

Damien chazelle’s Neil armstrong biopic First Man, which has seen its awards hope wane in re­cent weeks, failed to lift off, scor­ing nei­ther a best film nod, nor one for Ryan Gosling’s lead­ing per­for­mance. (It did land nom­i­na­tions for claire Foy and its score.)

also left out, to gasps heard across so­cial me­dia, was ethan hawke’s per­for­mance as an an­guished pas­tor in First Re­formed and Pawel Paw­likowski’s Pol­ish stun­ner cold War, his fol­low-up to the Os­car­win­ning Ida. (The nom­i­nees for best for­eign lan­guage film along­side Roma were caper­naum, Girl, Never look away and Sho­plifters.)

but the Globes also handed nom­i­na­tions to­ward some up-and­com­ers, in­clud­ing lu­cas hedges (boy erased), Ti­mothee cha­la­met (beau­ti­ful boy) and elsie Fisher, the 15-year-old star of the comin­gof-age tale eighth Grade.

and it also made room for some old favourites: Robert Red­ford, in what he has said may (or may not) be his fi­nal act­ing per­for­mance, re­ceived his 10th Globe nom­i­na­tion for The Old Man & the Gun. he was given the group’s ce­cil b. DeMille achieve­ment award in 1994.

The nom­i­nees for best an­i­mated film were: In­cred­i­bles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mi­rai, Ralph breaks the In­ter­net and Spi­der-Man: Into the Spi­der-Verse.

The rat­ings for last Jan­uary’s broad­cast, hosted by Seth Mey­ers and graced with an im­pas­sioned speech by Oprah Win­frey, dipped five per cent with ap­prox­i­mately 19 mil­lion view­ers. as the first ma­jor award show af­ter the har­vey We­in­stein rev­e­la­tions and sub­se­quent launch of the #MeToo move­ment, the usu­ally more friv­o­lous cer­e­mony had an atyp­i­cal edge of se­ri­ous­ness. In a demon­stra­tion or­ga­nized by the then-just­founded #TimesUp, many women wore black on the red car­pet.

Whether this year will re­turn the Globes to their more light­hearted cel­e­bra­tions will rest partly with its un­ex­pected pair­ing of andy Sam­berg and Killing eve star San­dra Oh, who on Thurs­day was nom­i­nated for best ac­tress in a TV se­ries drama. They were an­nounced as hosts to the Jan. 6 cer­e­mony, to be broad­cast live on Nbc and cTV.

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Rami Malek in a scene from Bo­hemian Rhap­sody. On Thurs­day, Malek was nom­i­nated for a Golden Globe award for lead ac­tor in a mo­tion pic­ture drama for his role in the film.

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Chris­tian Bale as Dick Cheney, left, and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney in a scene from Vice. On Thurs­day, Bale was nom­i­nated for a Golden Globe award for lead ac­tor in a mo­tion pic­ture com­edy or mu­si­cal for his role in the film. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sun­day, Jan. 6.

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