Vice, A Star Is Born sweep Globe nominations

Vice, a biopic aboutDick CheneyfeaturingChristian Baleas the former USvicepresident, on Thursday picked up the most Golden Globe nominations with six including best comedy film, as the race to the Oscars begins. The announcements came a week before the Screen Actors Guild nominations and are the first major bellwether of momentum going into the Academy Awards, which take place in February.

Vice bucked some predictions, earning one more nomination than popular music romance reboot A Star Is Born, which marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, but both are now well placed for awards glory. Tied with Star at five nominations were The Favourite and offbeat race comedy Green Book.

Still from Vice

Still from Vice

Right behind them were Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman, the true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white partner, and hotlyawaited Mary Poppins Returns. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story led all TV shows with four nominations. Hit shows like Sharp Objects and Barry also earned multiple nods, along with game-changing films like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. Bradley Cooper and his leading lady Lady Gaga also earned multiple nods.

Host Sandra Oh also earned a nomination, as did Amy Adams andJulia Roberts. A new special achievement award in TV was also announced and the recipient will be revealed in the coming days. “Equivalent to its film accolade counterpart, the Cecil B DeMille Award, this new annual award will honour TV’s biggest names and brightest talents,” said Meher Tatna, President of the HFPA. The awards, to be handed out on January 6, will be hosted by Oh and Andy Samberg.

GOLDEN GLOBE 2019: KEY FILM CONTENDERS

GOLDEN GLOBE 2019: KEY FILM CONTENDERS