Kiwi actress Thomasin McKenzie was not nominated for her role in "Leave No Trace". Even its categorisation of the film - a highly critical portrait of Cheney as a power-hungry, behind-the-scenes tyrant - as a comedy raised some eyebrows, just as Globes recent comedy selections Get Out and The Martian did.
Best Original Song nominees included "All the Stars" from "Black Panther", "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" and "Revelation" from "Boy Erased". And because it was the Golden Globes, there were, of course, some downright freakish choices, including Bohemian Rhapsody being nominated for Best Picture. The Golden Globes serve as the official kickoff to the 2019 awards season.
"Green Book" star Viggo Mortensen, who was nominated along with Mahershala Ali, said in a statement that the Universal Pictures CMCSA.O film combines hope and compassion and asks audiences to "think profoundly about our society's past and present". Previously, Oh starred as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy", for which she also received five Emmy nominations.
Surprise: Constance Wu for Crazy Rich Asians! Kidman, a Globes favorite to be sure, squeezed her way into the best actress in a drama field, nominated for her Performance with a capital P as a grizzled, bewigged police detective in Destroyer. Winners in 25 categories - 14 in film and 11 in television - are voted on by the HFPA.
Indeed, during the 2018 show, actress Natalie Portman took the group to task for ignoring female directors pointedly saying from the dais, "And here are all the male nominees".
The industry's biggest attractions, however, have faced ingrained skepticism from Oscar voters, which explains the "popular film" trial balloon, which many saw as an act of desperation and pandering meant to mollify ABC, the network that televises the awards, after a sizable dip in last year's ratings.
See the entire list of nominations at Variety. "Cold War" was omitted from that category. Then again, the HFPA also snubbed him for the first "Creed" as well (Stallone won that year for the film).