September 22, 2020

Golden Globes Movies Snubs: ‘Little Women’ and Robert De Niro

Todd Phillips: It was a good morning for “Joker,” which landed the expected nomination for Joaquin Phoenix in lead actor but also picked up nods in score, drama and director. The directorial nomination is the most impressive, as Phillips edged out fierce competitors like Gerwig, the “Marriage Story” director Noah Baumbach, and the “Jojo Rabbit” helmer Taika Waititi. Not bad for a director best known for “The Hangover.”

“Parasite”: Though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a very international group, the Globes still have arcane rules when it comes to foreign-language contenders, which are barred from competing for the top prize in the drama and comedy-or-musical categories. That said, even with all those restrictions in place, “Parasite” performed sensationally today, picking up not just an expected foreign-film nomination but also nods for Bong Joon Ho in director and screenplay categories, too.

Netflix: The streaming service overperformed on Monday, landing three of the five nominations for best drama — “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes” — and managing a best-comedy nod for “Dolemite Is My Name” as well. The only catch? Even with all that firepower, Scorsese was the streamer’s only filmmaker to penetrate the best-director category.

Antonio Banderas: His performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” is one of the year’s best, but so subtle that it could have easily gotten lost in the best-actor blood bath that is developing this season. Fortunately, Banderas managed a Globe nomination for lead actor in a drama and, after back-to-back wins this past week from critics’ groups in New York and Los Angeles, he’ll be well-positioned to pick up his first Oscar nomination.

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