More movie stars grab­bing Golden Globe TV nods

The Prince George Citizen - - A&e - Lynn ELBER

Even the some­times-off­beat Golden Globe Awards are un­able to re­sist the al­lure of movie stars who dab­ble in tele­vi­sion work. Ju­lia Roberts, Amy Adams, Jim Car­rey and Michael Dou­glas were among the nom­i­nees an­nounced Thurs­day for next month’s awards voted by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion.

Tele­vi­sion’s in­creas­ing artis­tic pres­tige has per­suaded more big-screen ta­lent to add it to their port­fo­lio. But not every film ac­tor made the awards cut, with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill out of the run­ning for Net­flix’s Ma­niac.

Also snubbed was This Is Us, one of the few broad­cast net­work shows that has gar­nered awards re­spect amid an on­slaught of ca­ble and stream­ing shows. It failed to earn a best drama series bid or recog­ni­tion for last year’s Globes (and pre­vi­ous Emmy Award) win­ner Ster­ling K. Brown or the twice-nom­i­nated Chrissy Metz.

Hulu’s The Hand­maid’s Tale, the de­fend­ing best drama series win­ner, was over­looked this time, a sting that fol­lows its loss in this year’s Em­mys to Game of Thrones. But Hand­maid’s star Elis­a­beth Moss and co-star Yvonne Stra­hovski were nom­i­nated.

HBO’s Game of Thrones missed out on 2019 Globes con­sid­er­a­tion be­cause new episodes didn’t air within the el­i­gi­bil­ity win­dow. In­stead, Globe vot­ers tipped their hats to the last sea­son of FX’s The Amer­i­cans and new­com­ers in­clud­ing Net­flix’s Body­guard, a British series about a politi­cian’s pro­tec­tor, and FX’s Pose, set in 1980s New York and with a ground­break­ing num­ber of trans­gen­der cast mem­bers.

Don­ald Glover’s At­lanta was ig­nored as best com­edy series while star Glover, who won for his role in 2017, was nom­i­nated. His com­peti­tors in­clude Car­rey for Show­time’s Kid­ding, Dou­glas for Net­flix’s The Komin­sky Method and Bill Hader, fresh off an Emmy win for Barry.

Henry Win­kler, who claimed an Emmy for his sup­port­ing role in HBO’s Barry, also is up for a Globe. The series it­self is com­pet­ing for top com­edy hon­ours against de­fend­ing Globes champ and Emmy win­ner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Issa Rae, a two-time nom­i­nee for Inse­cure, didn’t earn a best com­edy ac­tress bid, but Candice Ber­gen got a wel­come-back hug for CBS’ re­vived sit­com Mur­phy Brown. She was a Globes favourite when the orig­i­nal series aired, earn­ing nine nom­i­na­tions and win­ning a tro­phy in 1989.

Ber­gen is part of an all-white field of nom­i­nees, in­clud­ing Emmy win­ner Rachel Bros­na­han for Mrs. Maisel and De­bra Mess­ing, star of NBC’s Will & Grace re­vival.

“Wow. I am so grate­ful that our show came back,” she posted on In­sta­gram, adding a shout-out to its pro­duc­ers.

Glover is the only ac­tor of colour in his cat­e­gory, with black ac­tors Billy Porter (Pose) and Stephan James (Home­com­ing) earn­ing best drama series act­ing bids.

FX’s The As­sas­si­na­tion of Gianni Ver­sace: Amer­i­can Crime Story re­ceived the lead­ing num­ber of bids, four, in­clud­ing best lim­ited series or TV movie, and nom­i­na­tions for stars Dar­ren Criss, Pene­lope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

Their nom­i­na­tions boosted the nom­i­na­tions’ in­clu­sive­ness, as did bids for San­dra Oh (Killing Eve), Regina King (Seven Sec­onds) and Thandie New­ton (West­world).

Oh will host the Jan. 6 Globes cer­e­mony on NBC along with Andy Sam­berg. Ear­lier this year she be­came the first ac­tress of Asian de­scent to re­ceive a lead drama ac­tress Emmy nod for the spy thriller.

At the Globes, she’ll com­pete with the Os­car-win­ning Roberts, who earned a bid for Ama­zon’s nom­i­nated Home­com­ing, a psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller based on the pod­cast of the same name.

Keri Rus­sell was nom­i­nated for The Amer­i­cans, as was her co-star (and real-life part­ner) Matthew Rhys, who earned an Emmy this year for his role.

The Globes, which hon­our both TV and movies, made the satir­i­cal Vice, about for­mer Vice-Pres­i­dent Dick Cheney, the top-nom­i­nated film. A Star is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Green Book and The Favourite were all close be­hind with five nom­i­na­tions apiece.

Adams earned act­ing bids for the lim­ited TV series Sharp Ob­jects and for Vice, shar­ing dou­ble-nom­i­nee sta­tus with King: be­sides Seven Sec­onds, she earned a nod for the film If Beale Street Could Talk.


This im­age re­leased by Ama­zon shows Ju­lia Roberts in a scene from Home­com­ing, which has been nom­i­nated for a Golden Globe award for best TV drama series. Roberts was also nom­i­nated for best ac­tress in a drama series. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 6.

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