Fantasy drama “The Shape of Water” leads the nomination pack in the film section at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards with seven mentions, while “Big Little Lies” got the lion’s share of six nominations in the television category. Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari scored a nomination for best performance by an actor in a television series – musical or comedy for “Master of None”.
The nominee list was announced on Monday morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel here by presenters Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone, with Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna. Close behind in the film section are “The Post” — presented by Indian media and entertainment conglomerate Reliance Entertainment — and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with six nominations each.
“Lady Bird” followed with four nominations, while “Call Me By Your Name”, “The Greatest Showman”, “All the Money in the World”, “Dunkirk”, and “I, Tonya” each nabbed three. In the television categories, “Feud: Bette” and “Joan” clinched four mentions, with “This Is Us”, “Fargo” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” tying for third place with three each.
Interestingly, Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a supporting actor in a motion picture Golden Globe for “All the Money in the World” — a role in which he replaced Kevin Spacey after a string of sexual harassment allegations were made against the latter. In a move seen as that of embracing diversity, Helen Mirren and Judi Dench are among the British nominees.
They are in the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy category with Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Emma Stone. A Variety.com report said: “Although 2017 has been called the year of the woman, the Golden Globes managed to overlook two of the biggest female-led hits of the year — ‘Beauty and the Beast’ the most successful movie of 2017 so far, was snubbed in the musical/comedy category, and ‘Wonder Woman’.” Seth Meyers will host the 2018 ceremony on January 7.’