The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

SIFF's The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star is Born receive 5 nominations apiece!

The Favourite

The race is on - see the contenders now! The nominations for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, and while many of the nominations went just as expected, there are a few surprises in there as well! The Golden Globes are presented by the 90-strong Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and they definitely blaze their own path.

Leading the nominations is Vice, from Big Short director Adam McKay, grabbing six including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Actress in the Musical or Comedy category, with The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star Is Born with five apiece. If Beale Street Could Talk (Coming to SIFF Uptown on Dec 25), Barry Jenkins' follow up to Moonlight, made a big splash with three nominations including Best Picture Drama, Screenplay, and a Supporting Actress nomination for Regina King. Best Newcomer Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) is up against frontrunner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, Melissa McCarthy's first big dramatic role has earned her a Best Actress in a Drama nomination for Can you Ever Forgive Me?, and Willem Dafoe's turn as Vincent van Gogh has earned him a Best Actor in a Drama nod for At Eternity's Gate.

Many of the categories contain few spoilers, and further cement the race for Oscar®, though a couple of categories point more heavily towards the more mainstream tastes of the HFPA, none more than the Foreign Language Film category. Oscar® frontrunners Shoplifters (coming soon to SIFF Uptown) and Roma are there, but missing are Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War (coming to SIFF Egyptian Jan 25) and Gustav Moller's The Guilty, both heavily favored to land Oscar® nominations. Other notable omissions include female directors in all but one major category, Foreign Language Film, with Nadine Labaki's Capernaum. Indie films like Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) and Lynne Ramsey's You Were Never Really Here were left behind.

All in all, it is a competitive field this year, with amazing performances and films going head to head on January 6. Catch up on seven of the nominated films and performances at SIFF before the Golden Globes and see if your favorite films and actors win.

- Beth Barrett | SIFF Artistic Director

Full list of 2019 Golden Globe Motion Picture nominations:

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody 
John David Washington - BlacKkKlansman

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt  - Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale - Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly - Stan & Ollie

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice

Best Motion Picture - Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best Director - Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie  - Green Book

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami - A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"All the Stars" - Black Panther
"Girl in the Movies" - Dumplin'
"Requiem For a Private War" - A Private War
"Revelation' - Boy Erased
"Shallow" - A Star Is Born