By Vanessa Obioha
Vice, an upcoming biographical comedy drama about the US politician Dick Cheney, who was George Bush’s running mate in the 2000 presidential election, leads the 2019 Golden Globe Nominations with six nods. The film by Adam McKay which will get its theatrical release on Christmas day was nominated in the categories for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Director; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Amy Adams); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Christian Bale); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (Sam Rockwell); and Best Screenplay.
Following on its heels is Bradley Cooper’s remake of the 1937 film ‘A Star is Born’. The film which starred musician Lady Gaga and Cooper clinched five nominations. Gaga picked up a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture or Drama, while Cooper picked up three for Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture or Drama. The film was also nominated in the category of Best Original Song for ‘Shallow’.
Disney most celebrated blockbuster of the year, Black Panther, was also contending in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category, alongside Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; the biographical film about the British Rock band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody; and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk. It was also nominated in the category of Best Original Song.
Asian romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians clinched a nomination in the category Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, as well as Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Come for Constance Wu.
Game of Thrones and Stranger Things were not eligible to contest in next year’s awards because no new episodes were aired this year. However, new TV series such as Pose, Homecoming and Killing Eve were nominated.
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 6, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.