‘Vice’ leads Golden Globe nominees with 6 nods

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – “Vice,” a comedic portrayal of the political rise of former Vice President Dick Cheney, scored a leading six nominations Thursday for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, while “A Star is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite” each collected five.

“Vice,” “The Favourite” and “Green Book” were all nominated for best musical/comedy film, along with “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

“A Star is Born” led the list of nominees for best drama film, a category that also includes “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Bradley Cooper also earned nominations for directing and starring in “A Star is Born,” while co-star Lady Gaga was nominated for best actress in a drama. Lady Gaga also picked up a nomination for best original song for “Shallow.”

Nominated along with Cooper for best actor in a drama film were Willem Dafoe for “At Eternity’s Gate,” Lucas Hedges for “Boy Erased,” Rami Malek for “Bohemian Rhapsody” and John David Washington for “BlacKkKlansman.”

Lady Gaga will vie for best drama actress honors with Glenn Close of “The Wife,” Nicole Kidman for “Destroyer,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and Rosamund Pike for “A Private War.”

Christian Bale was nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as Dick Cheney in “Vice.” Acting legend Robert Redford earned a nomination for his work in “The Old Man & The Gun,” along with Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book” and John C. Reilly for “Stan & Ollie.”

Emily Blunt earned a nod as best actress in a comedy/musical for her portrayal of the classic title character in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Also landing in the category were Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Elsie Fisher for “Eighth Grade,” Charlize Theron for “Tully” and Constance Wu for “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Battling Cooper for best-director honors are Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” Peter Farrelly for “Green Book,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman” and Adam McKay for “Vice.”

For animated films, nominations went to “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Mirai,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

On the television side of the awards, the major broadcast networks were shut out of the best-drama-series category. FX landed two shows in the category — “The Americans” and “Pose.” Also nominated were Netflix’s “Bodyguard,” Prime Video’s “Homecoming” and BBC America’s “Killing Eve.”

NBC’s “The Good Place” earned a nomination for best comedy series, but it will face still competition from Prime Video’s Emmy-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” HBO’s “Barry,” Showtime’s “Kidding” and Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.”

The Golden Globe nominations were announced in an early morning event at the Beverly Hilton. The awards will be handed out Jan. 6, also at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony will be co-hosted by actress Sandra Oh of “Killing Eve” and Andy Samberg of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

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