Golden Globes noms are a great cheat sheet for Academy members because they showcase the films to see and consider.
GG noms were even more important pre-pandemic because they came out in mid-December as Oscar voters prepared for winter holiday getaways. With nominating ballots due right after New Year’s, there wasn’t enough time to see everything they’d missed.
This extended awards year’s Oscar noms balloting doesn’t start until 3/5. The GG Awards will take place 2/28, so Academy members will know who won before they vote for noms. Oscar voters will likely start by seeing the films that just got the most GG noms.
That’s great news for Netflix, which led with 22 GG movie noms — including MANK with 6, the most (pictured – nominees Gary Oldman & Amanda Seyfried) & THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 with 5. Both films are up for Best Picture-Drama, along with Sony Classics’ THE FATHER, Searchlight’s NOMADLAND & Focus’s PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN.
GG’s Picture-Drama race is super competitive. All 5 noms are also up for screenplay and 4 also have to direct nods (putting FATHER at a disadvantage). Lead or supporting acting noms are also driving all 5 titles.