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"Mank" tops Golden Globe nominations with six nods

Netflix dominates Golden Globe nominations
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After a year where the coronavirus pandemic nearly emptied movie theaters, Netflix dominated nominations to the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday, with David Fincher's "Mank" leading film nominees with six nods and "The Crown" topping all television series.

"Mank," about "Citizen Kane" co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director's father who penned the script before dying in 2003.

Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television. No other studio was close.

"The Crown" also landed six nominations including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor. The final season of "Schitt's Creek" trailed with five nominations, while Netflix's "Ozark" (four nods) and "The Queen's Gambit" (two nods) also added to the streamer's totals.

Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" — which is also a Netflix release — came in second with five nominations, including nods for best film, drama; best director and best screenplay for Sorkin; supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen; and best song.

Netflix doesn't report box office figures and both "Nomadland" and "The Father" are yet to open beyond a qualifying run in theaters. So the category's total box office — a historic low of about $265,000 — is due to "Promising Young Woman."

A year after fielding no female nominees for best director — or best feature film nomination for any movie directed by a woman — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated more female filmmakers than it had before.

Here are all the nominations in the top categories:

Best motion picture, drama

  • "The Father"
  • "Mank"
  • "Nomadland" 
  • "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
  • "Promising Young Woman"

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

  • "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
  • "Hamilton"
  • "Music" 
  • "Palm Springs"
  • "The Prom"

Best motion picture, foreign language

  • "Another Round"
  • "La Llorona"
  • "The Life Ahead"
  • "Minari"
  • "Two of Us"

Best actress in a motion picture, drama

  • Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"
  • Viola Davis, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
  • Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"
  • Vanessa Kirby, "Pieces of a Woman"
  • Andra Day, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

  • Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, "French Exit"
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, "Emma"
  • Kate Hudson, "Music"
  • Rosamund Pike, "I Care A Lot"  

Best actor in a motion picture, drama

  • Riz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"
  • Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
  • Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"
  • Gary Oldman, "Mank"
  • Tahar Rahim, "The Mauritanian"

Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
  • James Corden, "The Prom"
  • Andy Samberg, "Palm Springs"
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton"
  • Dev Patel, "The Personal History of David Copperfield"

Best comedy or musical TV series

  • "Schitt's Creek"
  • "Ted Lasso"
  • "The Great"
  • "The Flight Attendant"
  • "Emily in Paris"

Best drama TV series

  • "The Crown"
  • "Lovecraft Country"
  • "The Mandalorian"
  • "Ozark"
  • "Ratched"

Best director

  • Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"
  • Regina King, "One Night in Miami"
  • David Fincher, "Mank"
  • Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
  • Emerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"

Best limited series or TV movie

  • "Normal People"
  • "The Queen's Gambit"
  • "Small Acts"
  • "The Undoing"
  • "Unorthodox"

Best original song, motion picture

  • "Fight for You," "Judas and the Black Messiah"
  • "Hear My Voice," "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
  • "Io Sì (Seen)," "The Life Ahead"
  • "Speak Now," "One Night In Miami"
  • "Tigress & Tweed," "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Best original score, motion picture

  • Alexandre Desplat, "The Midnight Sky"
  • Ludwig Goransson, "Tenet"
  • James Newton Howard, "News of the World"
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, "Mank"
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, "Soul"

Best motion picture, animated

  • "Onward"
  • "The Croods: A New Age"
  • "Over the Moon"
  • "Soul"
  • "Wolfwalkers"

Best screenplay, motion picture

  • Emerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"
  • Jack Fincher, "Mank"
  • Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
  • Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, "The Father"
  • Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"

Best supporting actor, motion picture

  • Leslie Odom Jr., "One Night in Miami"
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
  • Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"
  • Bill Murray, "On the Rocks"
  • Jared Leto, "The Little Things"

Best supporting actress, motion picture

  • Amanda Seyfried, "Mank"
  • Olivia Colman, "The Father"
  • Glenn Close, "Hillbilly Elegy"
  • Helena Zengel, "News of the World"
  • Jodie Foster, "The Mauritanian"

Best supporting actress, television

  • Gillian Anderson, "The Crown"
  • Helena Bonham Carter, "The Crown"
  • Annie Murphy, "Schitt's Creek"
  • Julia Garner, "Ozark"
  • Cynthia Nixon, "Ratched"

Best supporting actor, television

  • John Boyega, "Small Axe"
  • Brendan Gleeson, "The Comey Rule"
  • Dan Levy, "Schitt's Creek"
  • Jim Parsons, "Hollywood"
  • Donald Sutherland, "The Undoing"

Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson hosted the nominations announcement Wednesday morning.

The Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood's awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars. They'll retain that distinction, despite being delayed nearly two months, after a surge in virus cases in recent months pushed the Grammy Awards to March.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Globes — typically a bubbly dinner gathering with flowing drinks — will be held bi-coastally for the first time. Tina Fey will host live from New York's Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler will host from the awards' normal home, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It's expected that nominees will appear from locations around the world.

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