Here’s where to stream the Golden Globe nominees in Australia
Plus, watch as we make fools of ourselves trying to predict the winners.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced last week and, as always, the list included quite a few surprises. Unlike other award ceremonies, the Golden Globes tend to recognise movies with a big appeal to mass audiences, which is why they have a Best Musical or Comedy category. This year is no exception, as nominees include Crazy Rich Asians, Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther – three flicks that killed it at the box office, but have only a slim shot of being recognised at the Oscars (although we're still keeping our fingers crossed).
As far as movies go, Vice got six nominations, followed closely by A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Green Book, with five. In television, The Assassination of Gianni Versace landed four nominations, with a whole bunch of other series scoring three. The list includes Barry, The Kominsky Method, Homecoming, Sharp Objects, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and A Very English Scandal. With Game of Thrones and Veep both on hiatus this year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made room for quite a few underrated series among the honourees. Which is great, as seeing The Good Place finally get the recognition it deserves is making our hearts sing.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 2019 Golden Globe ceremony, which will take place on January 6. Until then, you still have time to catch up with some of the nominees. Most of the movies aren't out yet, but there's enough television available to keep you busy. We rounded up all the information you need to come up with a solid streaming plan below. We also decided to highlight our favourites from each category, just for fun, since the Golden Globes are notoriously unpredictable. Still, we give it our best shot at predicting who will come out on top.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Black Panther – Foxtel Now
- BlacKkKlansman – Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store
- Bohemian Rhapsody – in cinemas
- If Beale Street Could Talk – yet to be released
- A Star Is Born – in cinemas
Our pick: A Star Is Born
Both A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody made it into the Drama category, despite being two of the year's most musical films. However, positioning these movies as dramas at the Globes increases their chances of being taken seriously by the Academy come Oscar time, so that's probably the reason behind the classification.
It's great to see Black Panther in this category – besides being a billion-dollar-grossing hit and a crowd-pleaser, the superhero flick has earned Marvel Studios its first Golden Globe nomination in the best dramatic movie category, so we're hoping to see it pop up among the Oscar noms as well. Meanwhile, BlacKkKlansman was critically acclaimed when it came out, but lost momentum in the months leading up to awards season. If Beale Street Could Talk is a moving love story, but it's not getting a lot of hype so far.
As a result, we're putting our money on A Star is Born to win, which is ridiculously entertaining and also does a great job at highlighting the pitfalls of fame. The movie follows superstar Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with a struggling singer, Ally. He pushes her into the spotlight and the two embark on an emotional journey, both personal and professional. If you haven't seen the movie yet, it's still in cinemas.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Glenn Close (The Wife) – unavailable at the moment
- Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) – in cinemas
- Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) – yet to be released
- Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) – yet to be released
- Rosamund Pike (A Private War) - yet to be released
Our prediction: Lady Gaga
While all the talented actors on the list deserve to take home the award, Lady Gaga is absolutely mesmerising in A Star is Born, a true force to be reckoned with. We already knew that she could sing, but it turns out she has a true knack for acting as well. Madonna won a Golden Globe for her role in Evita, so why not?
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) – in cinemas
- Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) - yet to be released
- Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) – unavailable at the moment
- Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – in cinemas
- John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store
Our pick: Lucas Hedges
It's hard to choose only one from the actors on the list, but the performance Lucas Hedges gives in Boy Erased is one for the ages. In the movie, he plays the son of a small-town Baptist pastor. Things take a turn for the worse when he is outed as gay to his parents, who pressure him to attend a conversion therapy program. Hedges is remarkable, perfectly showcasing the teen's struggles and indecision. He's tormented, caught between his faith, his family and his instinct. The movie can be hard to watch at times, but it's worth tuning in for the nuanced performances and powerful message. We wouldn't be surprised to see Hedges come out victorious in this competitive Golden Globe category.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Crazy Rich Asians - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- The Favourite – yet to be released
- Green Book - yet to be released
- Mary Poppins Returns - yet to be released
- Vice - yet to be released
Our pick: The Favourite
As we see it, The Favourite and Vice are the main contenders for this award. However, Vice, which centres on Dick Cheney, might be too polarising, so The Favourite is a safer bet.
The movie takes place in the 18th century, when England was at war with France. Queen Anne is on the throne, but her friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country given the Queen's mercurial temper. When Abigail, a new servant, arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing. Then, as the war takes a toll on Sarah, Abigail gets closer to the Queen and becomes her faithful companion. The movie is brimming with clever dialogue and top-notch performances, so it's guaranteed some well-deserved attention this award season. Not to mention the fact that we heard it's immensely entertaining.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) - yet to be released
- Olivia Colman (The Favourite) - yet to be released
- Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) - yet to be released
- Charlize Theron (Tully) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
Our pick: Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman is the heart and soul of The Favourite as the borderline incompetent Queen Anne, alternately feared and mocked inside her own court. She portrays the queen with a fun mix of self-pity, cruelty, anxiety and vanity, completely making the character her own. She upstages both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, her co-stars, which is no easy feat. Colman, known for her amazing supporting roles on British television, is finally getting the Hollywood recognition she deserves, and we couldn't be happier.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Christian Bale (Vice) - yet to be released
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) - yet to be released
- Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) - yet to be released
- Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun) – in cinemas
- John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie) - yet to be released
Our pick: Christian Bale
Christian Bale is a master of physical transformation, and Vice is no exception. This time around, he is almost unrecognisable as Dick Cheney, the notoriously secretive vice-president of the United States who quietly became the most powerful man in the world during the George W. Bush years.
"Dick Cheney's a guy who doesn't want a movie made about him, Dick Cheney's a guy who doesn't want to be in the spotlight, so I knew that if I was going to go into that giant question mark, I needed people who could go as deep as you could possibly go," Adam McKay, who wrote and directed the movie, told EW. It's not at all surprising he picked Bale, who seamlessly morphs into his characters and is completely dedicated to his craft. We doubt his performance as the infamous VP will go overlooked.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
- Amy Adams (Vice) - yet to be released
- Claire Foy (First Man) – unavailable at the moment
- Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) - yet to be released
- Emma Stone (The Favourite) - yet to be released
- Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) - yet to be released
Our pick: Regina King
It's a shame that the Globes have only one supporting category for all movies, but here we are. Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will likely cancel each other out, as singling one out would be criminal. While the other three actors are undoubtedly worthy of praise, we're going with Regina King on this one, since she's enjoying quite a bit of momentum. If Beale Street Could Talk is set in 1970s Harlem and centres on a young woman who seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged husband and prove his innocence. King steals every scene she's in as the young woman's mother, so we're hoping we'll get to see her take the stage and claim the Golden Globe for her breathtaking work.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
- Mahershala Ali (Green Book) - yet to be released
- Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) – unavailable at the moment
- Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store
- Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) - yet to be released
- Sam Rockwell (Vice) - yet to be released
Our pick: Adam Driver
While Mahershala Ali could still claim this one, we're going with Adam Driver, who plays an undercover cop in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. The movie centres on the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He's eager to make a name for himself, so he sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan, with some help from a more seasoned colleague portrayed by Driver. Driver gives an energetic and memorable performance. Plus, despite his solid career, he hasn't won any major awards so far. It might be time to rectify that.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
- Incredibles 2 - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- Isle of Dogs - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- Mirai – unavailable at the moment
- Ralph Breaks the Internet - yet to be released
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - yet to be released
Our pick: Isle of Dogs
Written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs has beautiful stop-motion animation. It's a dazzling and emotional tale that tends to stay with you long after the end credits roll. Besides the great production value, the story is charming. An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. When a boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots, he gets help from a pack of delightfully misfit canines. While both Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet are hits in the box office, Isle of Dogs stands out from the crowd due to its gorgeous animation, so we're putting all our money on this one. It's so aesthetically pleasing, it hurts.
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
- Capernaum – unavailable at the moment
- Girl - unavailable at the moment
- Never Look Away - unavailable at the moment
- Roma – arrives on Netflix December 14
- Shoplifters - unavailable at the moment
Our pick: Roma
Roma is one of the most critically acclaimed titles of the year, and the only reason why we don't see it in the Drama category is because it's not an English-language movie. The film, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is a semi-autobiographical take on the visionary director's upbringing in Mexico City. Roma follows the life of a middle-class family and its live-in housekeeper in the early 1970s, painting a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amid political turmoil. The movie premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix, which will release it on December 14. You must add this to your watch list immediately.
Best Director – Motion Picture
- Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) – in cinemas
- Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) – arrives on Netflix December 14
- Peter Farrelly (Green Book) – yet to be released
- Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store
- Adam McKay (Vice) – yet to be released
Our pick: Alfonso Cuarón
Roma is pure cinema, poetic, moving and engrossing. It's Cuarón's most powerfully personal story of his career and, unsurprisingly, it's visually stunning. We'd be surprised if he doesn't win.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
- Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) – arrives on Netflix December 14
- Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite) - yet to be released
- Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) - yet to be released
- Adam McKay (Vice) - yet to be released
- Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book) - yet to be released
Our pick: Roma
What else is there to say? The movie is great. It has a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Again, mark your calendars for December 14.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
- Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place) - Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs) -Google Play/iTunes/Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store
- Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther) – Foxtel Now
- Justin Hurwitz (First Man) – unavailable at the moment
- Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns) - yet to be released
Our pick: Ludwig Göransson
Kendrick Lamar leads this year's Grammy nominations with the Black Panther soundtrack, for good reason. The score perfectly captures the film's themes and atmosphere, being just as inspired as the film. All in all, it's a thing of beauty.
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
- All the Stars (Black Panther) – Foxtel Now
- Girl in the Movies (Dumplin') - Netflix
- Requiem For a Private War (A Private War) - yet to be released
- Revelation (Boy Erased) - unavailable at the moment
- Shallow (A Star Is Born) – in cinemas
Our pick: Shallow
Generally speaking, a big problem with most movies about musicians is that the music isn't always… great, so it can be hard to imagine people paying actual money to listen to the songs or attend the concerts. Thankfully, that's not the case with A Star is Born – the songs are heartfelt, catchy and packed with mainstream appeal. "Shallow" in particular is a gem, a power ballad that cuts deep and has tremendous hit potential (it actually became a hit, so there's that). We're almost certain that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will agree.
Best Television Series – Drama
- The Americans – Foxtel Now
- Bodyguard – Netflix
- Homecoming – Amazon Prime Video
- Killing Eve – ABC iview
- Pose - Foxtel
Our pick: Homecoming
While there's no shortage of amazing dramas on this list, Homecoming takes the cake in our book. The series is as addictive and compelling as they come, with a brilliant Julia Roberts giving an amazing performance in the lead role. She plays a waitress who used to work as a former caseworker at a facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. She begins to question her past when she is approached by a Department of Defense auditor about her work at the facility and why she left. If you haven't binge-watched this one yet, now is the perfect time to catch up. The twists will keep you glued to the screen.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
- Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) – Netflix/Foxtel Now/SBS On Demand
- Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) - SBS On Demand
- Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) – ABC iview
- Julia Roberts (Homecoming) – Amazon Prime Video
- Keri Russell (The Americans) – Foxtel Now
Our pick: Sandra Oh
Killing Eve took the TV world by storm in 2018, offering a refreshing and very entertaining take on the spy genre. The show revolves around a bored MI5 security officer and a talented killer, who engage in a fascinating game of cat and mouse. Sandra Oh is perfectly cast in the series as a woman who loses her mind and self-control during the course of only one season. If she wins, this will be Oh's second Golden Globe – she has another one for her tremendous work on Grey's Anatomy. Plus, she's also hosting the show with Andy Samberg, so it would be fun to see her nab a well-deserved award in the process.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- Jason Bateman (Ozark) - Netflix
- Stephan James (Homecoming) – Amazon Prime Video
- Richard Madden (Bodyguard) - Netflix
- Billy Porter (Pose) – Foxtel Now
- Matthew Rhys (The Americans) – Foxtel Now
Our pick: Billy Porter
Pose is a groundbreaking series exploring the ballroom culture world in 80's New York; and Billy Porter is ravishing as ball emcee Pray Tell, who also serves as a father figure for a lot of the youths involved in the ballroom scene. The Tony-winning Broadway vet is a joy to watch on screen and he seems comfortably at home presiding over the legendary underground balls. We're happy to see him nominated and we hope he'll manage to take home the award, despite the fierce competition in this category.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Barry – Foxtel Now
- The Good Place - Netflix
- Kidding - Stan
- The Kominsky Method - Netflix
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime Video
Our pick: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is bigger and better in Season 2. And since the show won this award last year, we're predicting a repeat performance. Although Barry is a serious contender as well, the Amazon original just released its second instalment, so it's enjoying quite the momentum. The show follows Midge, a housewife turned stand-up comedian in the 50s. The second season features an adventure in Paris, a trip to the Catskills and some clever jokes that have no trouble landing. In short – it's just as marvellous as you remember. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association should have no difficulty recognising the show's merits for the second time around.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Netflix
- Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) – unavailable at the moment
- Alison Brie (Glow) - Netflix
- Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – Amazon Prime Video
- Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Stan
Our pick: Rachel Brosnahan
Rachel Brosnahan shines in the role of Midge Maisel, something that's been made even more obvious with Season 2. This time, we get to see the aspiring comedian torn between the comforts of her former life and the uncertainty of a career in comedy, so it's no wonder she has second thoughts about moving forward, especially given the context of the 50s. Brosnahan is excellent at portraying this inner struggle and is effervescent whether commanding a stage or standing up to her father. Her performance shouldn't go unrecognised.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?) - Stan
- Jim Carrey (Kidding) - Stan
- Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Netflix
- Donald Glover (Atlanta) – SBS On Demand/Foxtel Now
- Bill Hader (Barry) – Foxtel Now
Our pick: Bill Hader
Barry is one of the best shows to come out this year, so it more than deserves some accolades. Created by Bill Hader, who also stars, the series follows a depressed hitman who discovers a passion for acting. He considers leaving his old life behind to pursue a new career, but discovers that his criminal past isn't easy to shake. Hader is a delight in the lead role, proving that he is so much more than a sketch comic. He has a unique voice as well as the talent and skill to embody one of the most compelling characters we got to meet this year. Give him the award already.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- The Alienist - Netflix
- The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – iTunes/Google Play/Microsoft Store
- Escape at Dannemora - Stan
- Sharp Objects – Foxtel Now
- A Very English Scandal – Foxtel Now
Our pick: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The competition is stiff in this category but, leading the race with four nominations in total, American Crime Story has a great shot at standing out. The series is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was gunned down in front of his home by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Created by Ryan Murphy, the show is a captivating and high-production affair, benefiting tremendously from its amazing cast. It may move slowly at times, but it's worth the patience.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) – Foxtel Now
- Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) – Stan
- Connie Britton (Dirty John) – unavailable at the moment
- Laura Dern (The Tale) – Foxtel Now
- Regina King (Seven Seconds) - Netflix
Our pick: Patricia Arquette
How can you possible pick between these five tremendous actresses? Each one is deserving of the award, so it's difficult to single one out. Still, we're going with Arquette, who completely steals the show in Escape at Dannemora. In the series, she plays a female prison employee who gets romantically involved with two convicted murders and ends up helping them escape. Arquette is incredible, commanding the screen every chance she gets.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso) – Google Play/Microsoft Store
- Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist) - Netflix
- Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) - iTunes/Google Play/Microsoft Store
- Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) – Foxtel Now
- Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal) – Foxtel Now
Our pick: Darren Criss
The Assassination of Gianni Versace's best asset is undoubtedly Darren Criss. The former Glee star delivers a killer performance, managing to appear both conniving and pathetic. He's unsettling in the best way possible, so chances are that his efforts will be recognised. Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Grant have great shots at winning in this category as well, so all we can do is wait and see.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – Amazon Prime Video
- Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) – Foxtel Now
- Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) - iTunes/Google Play/Microsoft Store
- Thandie Newton (Westworld) – Foxtel Now
- Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale) – SBS On Demand
Our pick: Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton is the highlight of HBO's hit Westworld, playing Maeve Millay, a humanoid robot programmed to be a brothel owner and sex worker. She already has an Emmy for her scene-stealing role, so we're hoping The Golden Globes follow suit. If you're unfamiliar with the popular series, it centres on a futuristic park where rich vacationers can indulge in their wildest fantasies. Newton's performances is spellbinding, to say the least.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method) - Netflix
- Kieran Culkin (Succession) – Foxtel Now
- Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) - iTunes/Google Play/Microsoft Store
- Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) – Foxtel Now
- Henry Winkler (Barry) – Foxtel Now
Our pick: Henry Winkler
Winkler won his first Emmy ever for his role in Barry, where he plays acting teacher Gene Cousineau. He's just a tiny bit pathetic, but his students treat him like a god, and seeing Winkler completely lose himself in the role is a thing of beauty. The actor is more than worthy of the recognition he's enjoying at the moment, so we can't help but root for him to take home another award.
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