I'll have more tomorrow with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards nominees and over the weekend with the Golden Globes nominees. Stay tuned.Since I wrote that at the conclusion of A good year for speculative fiction in the AFI top movies and TV shows of 2017, I've decided to mix things up a bit and cover the movie nominees for the Golden Globes first. I'll still cover the WGA Awards nominees/A> tomorrow. In the meantime, here are the Golden Globes movie nominations that recognize speculative fiction film from Vox.
Best Picture — DramaThis is the first of seven nominations for "The Shape of Water," the most of any film at these awards. That makes the Golden Globes the second awards show after the 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards to honor Guillermo Del Toro's fantasy as not only the most nominated speculative fiction film of the year, but the most nominated film of the year, period.
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Picture — Comedy or MusicalThe second most nominated speculative fiction film at the Golden Globes is "Get Out" with two nominations. The good news is that it's not competing against "The Shape of Water." The bad news is that it is competing against films that actually are comedies. That may not hurt it, as "The Martian" was nominated as a comedy at the Golden Globes two years ago and it won two Golden Globes in the same categories that "Get Out" is nominated in this year. That might mitigate the ugly news, which is that nominating a horror film as a comedy may seem a bit insulting. After all, "Black Swan," the last horror film to win an AFI Film of the Year, earned four nominations and one win as a drama in the Golden Globes seven years ago.
The Disaster Artist
The Greatest Showman
Follow over the jump for the rest of the nominees.
Now the second of seven nominations for "The Shape of Water."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — DramaI'll repeat what I wrote for the Critics' Choice Awards.
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
Meryl Streep has the name, Frances McDormand has the performance, and Jessica Chastain and Margot Robbie have the stories. It should go to McDormand, but Streep might pull it off. If Sally Hawkins wins, I'd be very surprised. She might have a better shot at the Saturn Awards, except that I expect her performance will be subtle and the Saturn voters don't like subtle. They'll probably vote for Daisy Ridley instead.Robbie is nominated in comedy here and replaced by Michelle Williams, but that doesn't mean that I think Hawkins' chances are much better here.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or ComedyDaniel Kaluuya delivered a frightening and determined performance, but I think he has uphill sledding against Steve Carell, James Franco, and Hugh Jackman for this award. I don't think he'll do any better at the Saturn Awards, where Jackman might beat him for his role in "Logan." As for Carell, I am repeating what I wrote for the Critics' Choice Awards.
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Predictions: "Battle of the Sexes" will be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Movie. Emma Stone will be nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Movie. Steve Carell will be nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Movie. With three months of releases still to go, it's too early to post odds on their winning. It's also too early to make bets on their Oscar prospects."Battle of the Sexes" did not get the nomination for Best Picture — Comedy or Musical, but Carell did receive the Golden Globe nomination I predicted when the movie came out. It also got the next one, which I otherwise would not include.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or ComedyStone got the nomination I predicted as well. Two out of three!
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 PictureFor this third nomination for "The Shape of Water," I'll repeat what I wrote for the Critics' Choice Awards.
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
I hear the acting in "Call Me by Your Name" is excellent and I'd favor Armie Hammer over his co-star. Still, they might split their vote so Willem Dafoe or Sam Rockwell wins instead.I think Jenkins' chances are even worse here with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion PictureThis is probably the most racially diverse category as well as the one in which speculative fiction is best represented with Octavia Spencer and Hong Chau as nominees from "The Shape of Water" and "Downsizing" (its one nomination) plus Mary J. Blige from "Mudbound." Still, this is a tough field as Alison Janney and Laurie Metcalf may show that the comedies have better supporting actors than the dramas.
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Best Director — Motion PictureI'll elaborate on what I wrote for the Critics' Choice Awards: "The three big names are Del Toro, Nolan, and Spielberg, although Peele might pull an upset." Peele isn't even nominated here, but the field is even more impressive with Ridley Scott joining it. "I'm rooting for Nolan," but I'm not optimistic.
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 Screenplay — Motion PictureAaron Sorkin is probably the strongest writer of the bunch, but that doesn't mean he will win. I'd like to root for Del Toro in the sixth nomination for "The Shape of Water," but I wouldn't be surprised if any of these win.
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
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
Best Motion Picture — AnimatedMy first reaction was "The Boss Baby" instead of "The Lego Batman Movie"? That written, I don't think it will matter, as the favorites are "the Breadwinner" and "Coco."
The Boss Baby
Best Original Score — Motion PictureI still think Zimmer will pull this one off for "Dunkirk," but I'm beginning to worry about Alexandre Desplat and especially John Williams winning instead.
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
Best Original Song — Motion PictureThree of these, "Home," "Remember Me," and "The Star, are from animated movies, so they all count as speculative fiction. I'd put my money on either "Remember Me" or "This is Me," the only songs nominated both here and at the Critics' Choice Awards. However, I find it noteworthy that Blige is nominate both for her acting and her singing. So did Variety.
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
Perhaps the most surprising double-nomination for this year’s Golden Globes: the twin nods given to Mary J. Blige for best supporting actress and best song — for the film “Mudbound” and its song “Mighty River.” With those, Blige becomes the first performer to be simultaneously nominated in song and acting since John C. Reilly got dual nods for “Walk Hard” 10 years ago. Barbra Streisand, Bjork, Beyonce and Dolly Parton are the other female singer/actors who have scored nominations in both categories in the past, while Reilly and Neil Diamond are the male dual nominees. Only Streisand has won both (for the 1976 film “A Star Is Born”).Thank you, Variety; that answered my questions about this double nomination.
Stay tuned for more nominations of television shows.