Marriage Story and The Irishman propel Netflix to most Golden Globe nominations

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in Marriage Story. PHOTO: NETFLIX

LOS ANGELES (NYTIMES) - It is Netflix's world. Hollywood just lives in it.

Nominations for the 77th Golden Globes were announced Monday morning (Dec 9), and Netflix dominated the film categories. Netflix was showered with 17 film nominations, including six for Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, the most of any movie.

Marriage Story, an unnerving portrait of divorce, was nominated for best drama, actress (Scarlett Johansson), actor (Adam Driver), supporting actress (Laura Dern), screenplay (Baumbach) and score (Randy Newman). Two other Netflix films, The Irishman and Two Popes, were also nominated for best drama, with two movies from traditional studios, 1917 and Joker, rounding out the category.

Eddie Murphy was nominated for his comedic performance as the blaxploitation parodist Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, another Netflix film. Dolemite was also included in the best comedy or musical field, joining the traditional contenders Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out and Rocketman.

Netflix wound up with 34 nominations overall, including a leading 17 in television. Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Apple TV Plus also lit up the nomination scoreboard, adding to the streaming incursion.

Apple's centerpiece series, The Morning Show, was nominated for best television drama and the show's stars, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, each obtained nominations for best actress in a drama.

The traditional entertainment company with the largest number of film nominations was Sony Pictures, which accumulated 10, including five for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood and a pair for Pedro Almodóvar's Spanish-language Pain And Glory. HBO had the second-largest number of television nominations: 15.

There were prominent snubs. Greta Gerwig's rapturously reviewed Little Women, scheduled for release by Sony on Christmas Day, received attention for Saoirse Ronan's lead performance and for Alexandre Desplat's score. But the movie was not nominated and Gerwig was overlooked for her direction. Globes voters were widely criticised for putting forward an all-male directing field, despite an array of other choices.

The nominated directors were Tarantino, Todd Phillips (Joker), Sam Mendes (1917), Bong Joon Ho (The Parasite) and Martin Scorsese (The Irishman).

HBO's Game Of Thrones also got the cold shoulder. The fantasy's final season drew a lone nod, for Kit Harington's lead acting.

NBC will broadcast the Globes on Jan 5, 2020. Organisers decided to bring back British comedian Ricky Gervais for a fifth time to host.

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