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Politics, race, music dominate diverse Golden Globe film nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Movies about race, politics and music dominated nominations for the Golden Globe awards on Thursday, setting the stage for a full of life Hollywood awards season main as much as the Oscars in February.

Dark comedy “Vice,” a scathing take a look at the rise to energy of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, led all comers with six nods. It was adopted by the Lady Gaga musical remake of “A Star is Born,” British historic comedy “The Favourite” and highway journey film by means of 1960s segregated America “Green Book” with 5 nods apiece.

Several anticipated contenders, together with female-led heist thriller “Widows,” have been disregarded within the chilly, whereas moon touchdown film “First Man” was snubbed in one of the best drama race and needed to accept simply two nominations.

“Vice” director Adam McKay described his film, which shall be launched on Dec. 25, as “an amazing portrayal of power.”

“What we tried to do was reflect the times that we are living in, which can be pretty absurd and pretty dramatic and tragic at the same time,” McKay informed Reuters on Thursday.

“Vice” additionally gained nods for actors Christian Bale, as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, and Sam Rockwell as former U.S. President George W. Bush. The film is distributed by unbiased Annapurna Pictures, which led studios with 10 nominations general.

Actor Christian Bale arrives on the pink carpet throughout the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto, Canada, September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Golden Globes, chosen by the small Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), shall be handed out at in Beverly Hills on Jan 6 within the season’s first main present enterprise awards ceremony.

The film line-up contains two movies about racial injustice – “If Beale Street Could Talk,” director Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his 2017 Oscar finest image “Moonlight,” and director Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) black empowerment superhero film “Black Panther” additionally bought a finest drama nomination.

“Green Book” star Viggo Mortensen, who was nominated together with Mahershala Ali, mentioned in an announcement that the Universal Pictures (CMCSA.O) film asks audiences to “think profoundly about our society’s past and present.”

“Crazy Rich Asians,” the primary large Hollywood film in 25 years with an all-Asian solid, additional diversified the Globes contenders with nods for finest comedy and finest actress for Constance Wu.

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“Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think our movie would be embraced to this magnitude by the audience and now the HFPA,” “Crazy Rich Asians” director John Chu mentioned in an announcement.

SINGING A NEW SONG

Music featured strongly with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Malek gave a “heartfelt and humbled thank you to the man this is for and because of, Freddie.”

“A Star is Born,” the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper remake of the present enterprise romance, solidified its standing as a significant contender for Oscars, whereas “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to Disney’s beloved 1964 film, gained nominations for stars Emily Blunt and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s a lot admired semi-autobiographical black-and-white film “Roma,” for streaming service Netflix (NFLX.O), was nominated within the international language class.

Cuaron, who additionally gained a directing nod, mentioned the film celebrated households “and encourages my belief that the human experience is one and the same for all.”

Briton Olivia Colman gained a finest actress nod for her flip as a petulant Queen Anne within the Fox Searchlight (FOXA.O) historic romp “The Favourite,” together with supporting stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

In tv, restricted FX (FOXA.O) sequence “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” concerning the homicide of the Italian designer, was forward with 4 nods and helped the FX community take a number one 10 nominations.

But favorites like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “This is Us” have been shut out of the largest races in favor of newcomers together with podcast-adaptation “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts, and comedies “The Kominsky Method” and “Kidding.”

Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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