Monday, May 27, 2024

UPDATING Golden Globes Nominees in Odd Year: Snub Jennifer Hudson for “Respect,” Nothing for “Nightmare,” Only Gaga for “Gucci”


The HFPA wanted Black nominees. They even paid Snoop Dogg to announce their nominees. But they snubbed Jennifer Hudson’s extraordinary performance as Aretha Franklin in “Respect.” Instead they nominated Marion Cotillard for the dreadful “Annette.” Cotillard dies halfway through the movie. Hudson’s whole soul is in “Respect.” Shameful.

They nominated Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Director for “The Lost Daughter,” but didn’t nominate the movie, its cast, or screenplay. Huh?

Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Actress in “House of Gucci.” But nothing else for the movie.

“West Side Story” yielded no nods for the male actors, just two for the females, plus Best Picture and Director.

Only Denzel Washington for “Macbeth.” Not the movie, direction, or any other actors. And certainly not the playwright.

And nothing for “Nightmare Alley.”

There’s always a movie no one knows anything about. This year it’s “Swan Song.” They nominated Mahershala Ali. No one’s seen it. Ali has two Oscars. So he’s just a brand name to them at this point.

Except for the score, nothing for “The French Dispatch.”

Real nominations coming at 12 Noon LIVE for the Critics Choice Awards.


Best Director
Kenneth Branagh
Jane Campion
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Steven Spielberg
Dennis Villeneuve

Best Actress Comedy/Musical
Marion Cotillard
Alana Haim
Jennifer Lawrence
Emma Stone
Rachel Zegler

Best Actor/Drama
Mahershala Ali
Javier Bardem
Benedict Cumberbatch
Will Smith
Denzel Washington

Best Actor Musical/Comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio
Peter Dinklage
Andrew Garfield
Cooper Hoffman
Anthony Ramos

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck
Jamie Dornan
Ciaran Hindds
Troy Katsor
Kodi Smit McPhee

Alexandre Desplat – The French Dispatch
Germaine Franco–Encanto
Johnny Greenwood – Power of the Dog
Alberto-Iglesias — Parallel Mothers
Hans Zimmer- Dune

Best Picture Musical or Comedy
Dont Look Uo
Licorice Pizza
Tick Tick Boom
West Side Story

Actress in Supporting Role
Catroina Balfe
Ariana DeBose
Kirsten Dunst
Aunjanue Ellie
Ruth Negga

Film in a Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6
Drive My Car
Hand of God
Parallel Mothers
A Hero

Best Screenplay
Licorice Pizza
Power of the Dog
Don’t Look Up
Being the Ricardos

Actress Drama
Jessica Chastain
Olivia Colman
Nicole Kidman
Lady Gaga
Kristen Stewart

Motion Picture Drama
King Richard
Power of the Dog

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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