2018 Golden Globes: See This Year’s Film and Television Nominees

Once again, it’s all about Big Little Lies.

Big Little Lies
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At the 2017 Golden Globe Awards earlier this year, Moonlight, the Barry Jenkins-directed coming-of-age drama, won Best Motion Picture, Drama, while La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-fronted musical about Hollywood, won the prize for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. This might have presaged the Oscars later in the year, when La La Land was announced the Best Picture winner before it was revealed Moonlight had actually won the big prize. That’s not to say the Golden Globes are an indicator of Oscars prospects—far from it. (“The Globes are weird,” the New York Times wrote.) But they are one of the awards shows with the most breadth, awarding no fewer than 11 television categories and dividing film prizes, and the acting categories within them, into dramas and comedies. And the Globes have a tendency to reward newcomers in a way that the Oscars, with their eventual recognition of Leonardo DiCaprio several decades post-Titanic, do not necessarily. Among this year’s television nominees, for example, are the new Frankie Shaw comedy SMILF, the Rachel Brosnahan-starring The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Sinner, the largely overlooked Jessica Biel drama that aired this fall.

Of course, with this year’s genre-defying nominees, some films, and even television series, aren’t quite so easily sorted: Jordan Peele’s horror-satire Get Out was nominated as a comedy, prompting Peele to declare the film a “documentary,” as was the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, despite its disturbing narrative of abuse and domestic violence. Among television series, Big Little Lies has again been nominated as a limited series, as it was at the Emmy Awards earlier this year, despite having been renewed for a second season. (Less clear is whether this renewal could hurt its prospects come January 7, despite having swept the Emmys this fall.)

Some nominees seem direct responses to the amount of conversation they generated. For example, David Harbour’s supporting turn as Chief Hopper in Stranger Things 2 made the actor go viral, even if his role was of minimal consequence in the series. (Dad memes have a long half-life.) Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World has only just finished reshooting with Christopher Plummer standing in for a disgraced Kevin Spacey, but that didn’t cost Scott his Golden Globes nomination. Plummer, for his part, has also been nominated, for Best Supporting Actor.

Whatever the outcome, here are your 2018 Golden Globe nominees. Take what you will from the weirdness.

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Call Me by Your Name Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel Esq. Tom Hanks, The Post Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Meryl Streep, The Post Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver James Franco, The Disaster Artist Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound Hong Chau, Downsizing Allison Janney, I, Tonya Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay

The Shape of Water Lady Bird Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri The Post Molly’s Game

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread John Williams, The Post Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Animated Feature

Boss Baby The Breadwinner Coco Ferdinand Loving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman First They Killed My Father In the Fade Loveless The Square

Best Television Series, Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale This Is Us The Crown Game of Thrones Stranger Things 2

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Claire Foy, The Crown Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Jason Bateman, Ozark Liev Schreiber, The Deuce

Best Television Series, Comedy

black-ish The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Master of None SMILF Will & Grace

Best Actress, Television Series, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things Alison Brie, GLOW Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Issa Rae, Insecure Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor, Television Series, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick William H. Macy, Shameless Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Limited Series or Television Movie

Big Little Lies Feud: Bette and Joan Fargo Top of the Lake: China Girl The Sinner

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks Jude Law, The Young Pope Ewan McGregor, Fargo Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale Chrissy Metz, This Is Us Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot David Harbour, Stranger Things 2 Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies David Thewlis, Fargo