Golden Globes Nominees 2018!

Hey, did you guys realise it's already time for the Golden Globes?? I DIDN'T EITHER! It's this weekend and we're gonna do a LiveWatch, yay! In the meantime, here's what's up for grabs and who I am totally rooting for.

VS: I'm here too, and most of these movies haven't even been released in Australia, but hey! Let's have a crack anyway!

Here are the nominations!


Best Picture — Drama

Call Me by Your Name


The Post - interested

The Shape of Water - definitely going to watch

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - so good, so very good. A nuanced slice of life that shows the corrosive power of anger

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VS: Well seeing as the only one released here is Dunkirk, I'll go with that then. I'm going to be all professional and not post a GIF of Harry Styles . . . yet. Here's Cillian Murphy for your viewing pleasure.

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical

The Disaster Artist - I feel as though I've watched a LOT of Franco this year, I gotta take a pass

Get Out - excellent choice, I will be happy if it wins. It's one of those movies that affects every show you see after. But....COMEDY OR MUSICAL?

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya - am skeptical of what I've seen of Margot Robbie's performance thus far

Lady Bird - it has Laurie Metcalf, duh, of course it's a contender

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VS: I have seen Get Out, awesome. But I can't resist a Franco.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Zero dogs in this fight but Chalamet is getting all the rave reviews

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VS: Uhhh, nope. But Gary Oldman always wins in my book. Plus it took eleventy billion hours to turn him into Churchill, gave the man a trophy.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water - loved her since Tipping the Velvet!

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - one of my very favourite actresses but this felt a little samey for her

Meryl Streep, The Post - I promise to listen to her speech this time iffin she wins

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

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VS: Nope, got nothing! 'Cept this awesome gif.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out - literally the only one I have any bothers to throw at. I liked him in Black Mirror S1:E02 15 Million Merits

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VS: Loved Baby Driver. If you love music, you need to watch. Plus bonus Jon Hamm and Jonny Bernthal. Just don't mention Spacey. - I did not know my Jons were in this movie!!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

I love 'em all!

VS: Ummm, I guess I have to go for the token Aussie. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Willem DaFoe, The Florida Project - excellent movie, glad to see it here, but it should have been nominated in the actress and supporting actress

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All The Money in the World - really?

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - lookit that, they misspelled Woody Harrelson, who stole every scene he was in, including those with my beloved Sam Rockwell

VS: I just wanted to post this GIF, really.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound - also interested in seeing

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Alison Janney, I, Tonya - always excellent

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird - COURSE

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

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VS: Seriously, how great is Alison Janney.

Best Director — Motion Picture

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water - I'm sorry, I've just realised he's the mastermind behind The Strain and as such I must remove him from my consideration. You understand

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Course

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk - hard pass, Mr. BuzzKill Director

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post - Schmaltzy VonSmaltzenschtein

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VS: A wild Harry appears! 'Ello soldier! How dare you diss The Strain? Have you forgotten out favourite Mexican Russian so quickly?

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - sure

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

VS: I can't even rustle up a GIF for this one, yawn.

Best Motion Picture — Animated

The Boss Baby - like, for reals?

The Breadwinner

Coco - such a good movie, go Coco!


Loving Vincent

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VS: Going to see Coco on the weekend, so I will have seen ONE MOVIE! I really want to see Loving Vincent too.

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“Home,” Ferdinand

“Mighty River,” Mudbound

“Remember Me,” Coco - I can't get it out of my head, in its 7 incarnations, so that one

“The Star,” The Star

“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

VS: The Star, just so Mariah can say this about Mary J Blige



Best Television Series — Drama

The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Stranger Things, Netflix

This Is Us, NBC yeah, so, sorry for not being done those...

I would happily take a Game of Thrones or Handmaid's Tale win! Nothing against This Is Us, I just didn't get those ones exactly all done.

VS: Thrones y'all

Best Television Series — Comedy

Black-ish, ABC

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

Master of None, Netflix

SMILF, Showtime

Will & Grace, NBC

Less than zero dogs in this fight

VS - Sooo, Golden Globes, you appear to have forgotten the best show on TV, The Good Place??

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies, HBO - read the book, will sweep wherever it passes for sure. I found the series difficult to watch, too close to home

Fargo, FX

Feud: Bette and Joan, FX

The Sinner, USA

Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV

VS: I'll go with The Sinner, if only for Bill Pullman and his fingernails.  But hey, Gwendoline Christie was in Top of the Lake, let's just look at her and sigh for a bit.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us - I quite like his work!

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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VS: It'll be Freddie Highmore, who should have been nommed for Bates Motel yonks ago. Extra points for this running style.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce - I would be ecstatic if she or Elisabeth Moss took it, fantastic work this season

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale - see ^^^

VS: Um excuse me, it's totally gonna be my queen Claire Foy


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

I got nothing

VS: AGAIN, GGs, how could you miss Ted Danson in The Good Place? 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure - I've seen this one! Let's root for Issa

Frankie Shaw, SMILF

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VS: YES I'm still complaining, Kristen Bell anyone?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel, The Sinner - an...acting award?

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies - a lock

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies - will fight it out with other BLL contender

VS: Jessica Biel and her teeth are wonderful in The Sinner

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Hmmmm, which ones haven't been revealed as creepy this year? Coz other than that

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VS: Eh, I don't even know what qualifies for this category. But Jude all the way. Where are those octopus' other arms?

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot - I'm voting for him for Ronnie, but unforch the smart money is on Alex >>

Alexander Skarsgaard, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

VS: Remus Lupin aka David Thewlis foreva!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd, Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

 Now this is tough because they're ALL fab, but I will go with Laura Dern because they're determined to make it her year. I'm not against that concept, but I am always leery of predetermined outcomes. You know, like when Olive Kitteridge swept every category ever.

VS: I'll go with Ann Dowd who was the best thing about The Leftovers which she is totally not nominated for.

So that's it!! Who are you rooting for? Are you watching? ARE YOU WATCHING WITH US?? Y NOT??

VS: Man, I was totally not helpful. Think I just voted for everything not nommed. Ah well, fingers crossed for some drunken shenanigans and terrible musical performances on the night!

Have a good week, catch you on the flipside!