Golden Globes 2021 nominations: 'Mank' and 'The Crown' lead the way

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the 78th Golden Globe Awards.  (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the 78th Golden Globe Awards. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

The nominees for the 78th Golden Globes have been announced as Mank and The Crown lead contenders with six nods each.

David Fincher's biopic of Old Hollywood screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz earned him an acknowledgement for Best Director while the film picked up a nod for Best Picture (Drama), Best Original Score and Best Screenplay for Jack Fincher as well as acting nominations for Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Drama) and Amanda Seyfried (Best Supporting Actress).

The late Chadwick Boseman also received a posthumous nod in the Best Actor category for his lauded role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, his last feature film.

Meanwhile, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman saw her recognised for both Best Director and Best Screenplay with a further two nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan.

The Crown - which counts Fennell among its cast - took the lead in television with six nominations overall, including Best Drama Series.

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Several cast members are up against each other as Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana) are nominated for Best Actress as Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) and Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher) are in contention for the Best Supporting Actress gong.

Prince Charles star Josh O'Connor is also nominated for Best Actor.

The winners will be unveiled by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the event on 28 February, which will be the early hours of 1 March in the UK.

It comes as the awards ceremony has been delayed by almost two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Film

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Father

Mank

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Hamilton

Palm Springs

Music

The Prom

Vanessa Kirby as Martha in Pieces of a Woman. (Netflix)
Vanessa Kirby as Martha in Pieces of a Woman. (Netflix)

Best Director

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Regina King, One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

James Corden, The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Chadwick Boseman in a still from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. (Netflix)
Chadwick Boseman in a still from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. (Netflix)

Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson, Music

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot

Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Bill Murray, On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami

Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Helana Zengel, News of the World

Best Screenplay

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher, Mank

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, The Father

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Score

The Midnight Sky

Tenet

News of the World

Mank

Soul

Gary Oldman in Mank (Credit: Netflix)
Gary Oldman in Mank (Credit: Netflix)

Best Original Song

Fight for You, Judas and the Black Messiah

Here My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7

IO SI (Seen), The Life Ahead

Speak Now, One Night in Miami

Tigers & Tweed, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari

Two of Us

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Cecil B. deMille Award

Jane Fonda - honouree

Carol Burnett Award

Norman Lear - honouree

TV

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in series four of 'The Crown'. (Credt: Netflix)
Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in series four of 'The Crown'. (Credt: Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Al Pacino, Hunters

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek

Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Lily Collins, Emily in Paris

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning, The Great

Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) in 'Normal People'. (Credit: BBC)
Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) in 'Normal People'. (Credit: BBC)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

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

Cate Blanchett, Mrs America

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman, The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

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

Bryan Cranston, Your Honor

Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Hugh Grant in The Undoing (Credit: HBO)
Hugh Grant in The Undoing (Credit: HBO)

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

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Julia Garner, Ozark

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Cynthia Nixon, Ratched

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

John Boyega, Small Axe

Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jim Parsons, Hollywood

Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

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