The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday on NBC.
Movies with the best shot at trophies are Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water (seven nominations), Steven Spielberg's The Post (six nominations) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (six nominations).
On the TV side, HBO's Big Little Lies leads with six nominations. Stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgård are in the running for acting honors.
FX's Feud: Bette and Joan follows with four nods, including nominations for stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.
Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her career achievement.
Many of the female stars will wear black on the red carpet as a protest against sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.
Host Seth Meyers tells Us Magazine, “Yeah, but I think it’s important that no guy tries to take credit for wearing a black tuxedo. With that said, I think that the solidarity we’re seeing right now is really exciting because even though this was a remarkably bad year in what we heard, there’s also this real chance and I feel like opportunity for optimism going forward.”
Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Call Me by Your Name
- The Post
- The Shape of Water
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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 - Darkest Hour
- Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Performance by an Actress in a 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or 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 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
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
- Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
- Armie Hammer - Call Me by Your Name
- Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
- Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
- Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
- Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
- Hong Chau - Downsizing
- Allison Janney - I, Tonya
- Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
- Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water
Best Director - Motion Picture
- 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 - Animated
- The Boss Baby
- The Breadwinner
- Loving Vincent
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
- "Home" - Ferdinand
- "Mighty River" - Mudbound
- "Remember Me" - Coco
- "The Star" - The Star
- "This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman
Best Television Series – Drama
- The Crown
- Game of Thrones
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- Stranger Things
- This Is Us
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
- Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
- Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
- Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
- Jason Bateman - Ozark
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
- Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
- Claire Foy - The Crown
- Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce
- Katherine Langford - 13 Reasons Why
- Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Master of None
- Will & Grace
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
- Aziz Ansari - Master of None
- Kevin Bacon - I Love Dick
- William H. Macy - Shameless
- Eric McCormack - Will and Grace
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Pamela Adlon - Better Things
- Alison Brie - GLOW
- Issa Rae - Insecure
- Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Frankie Shaw - SMILF
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Big Little Lies
- Feud: Bette and Joan
- The Sinner
- Top of the Lake: China Girl
*Tennis champion Serena Williams will not defend her title at the Australian Open.
A year ago, when she was two months pregnant, she won the tournament. In September, she gave birth to her daughter. Last week, in her first return to tennis action, Serena lost an exhibition match.
She posted to Instagram (quote) “I'm not where I personally want to be. I am disappointed to say I've decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year.”
It’s well known that Princess Diana’s sons are as compassionate as she was. That’s why there is furor over a decision made ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding.
British street beggars aren't getting invited to the royal wedding. The head of Windsor's town council is calling for police to remove homeless people ahead of the Prince's wedding to actress Meghan Markle in May.
Naturally, the request has sparked anger among locals. The council boss accused beggars of choosing to be homeless, adding the situation puts the beautiful English town in a “sadly unfavorable light.” Thames Valley police say they are investigating the issue.
*Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek - revealed that he had surgery for a subdural hematoma suffered during a recent fall. He assured fans that he'd be back to the game show soon.
Behind The Golden Globes Seating Chart -
You may think that seating stars for the Golden Globes is a matter of simply handing out assignments. Oh no! There’s a lot more to it.
The awards show, which we previewed earlier, is run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and they take the seating chart seriously. Jorge Camara, the organization’s Chairman, shared some juicy details about who sits where…or is even invited… with “Seventeen.”
Among the tidbits:
- It’s an intimate location so they don’t have to tell more people “no.”
- Seating is mostly based on camera range. Four or five big stars sit at each table.
- Guests often ask to sit with or far away from specific people.
- The executives are the most demanding, not the stars.
- There is no rule about talking politics.
- Once the seating is set, that is it! No changes are made.
The Golden Globes air Sunday night at 8 ET on NBC.
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