Trent Reznor, David Fincher, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Riz Ahmed in 'Sound of Metal' earn Golden Globe nominations

Trent Reznor, David Fincher, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Riz Ahmed in 'Sound of Metal' earn Golden Globe nominations

- By Ramon Gonzales

The Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their lengthy list of 2021 Golden Globe nominees and the mix of creative luminaries is both diverse and impressive. As is usually the case, there were some surprises both good and bad, snubs and scores.

Among the most exciting revelations in the morning announcements included the news that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor will be competing against himself as the musical architect was nominated twice in the same 'Best Original Score' Category. Earning the nod for his work with Atticus Ross on both the David Fincher-directed Herman J. Mankiewicz biopic Mank, as well as the Pixar animated powerhouse, Soul.

As for Mank, the film walked away with six nominations in total, earning nods for director David Fincher, lead and supporting cast in Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried and 'Best Motion Picture' in the drama category over all.

Subversive comedian and cinematic chameleon Sacha Baron Cohen also came up big, tallying nods in both the 'Best Supporting Actor' and 'Best Actor' in the Comedy/Musical slots for his work in The Trail of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm respectively.

The 'Best Actor' category for drama is among the most diverse, including legends like Anthony Hopkins for his earnest portal of dementia in The Father, along with a posthumous nomination for Chadwick Boseman for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Also included in the accomplished company of the category is Riz Ahmed for his gritty portrayal of a drummer coming emotionally undone as he goes deaf in the indie gem, Sound of Metal. (Read our comprehensive review here)

On the small screen side of the spectrum, the standouts with regards to television were among the expected series. The money laundering sag of Ozark, as did The Crown, the Jason Sudekis-led Ted Lasso, and the HBO hit Lovecraft Country.

Also included in the 'Best Television Series' in the drama category is the phenomenon that is Disney's The Mandalorian. The series did well at the 2020 installment of The Emmys, making the Disney+ flagship an undeniable hit both commercially and critically.

The Golden Globe Awards will broadcast February 28th with Tina Fey anchoring the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center and SNL-cohort Amy Poehler hosting from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

See below for a complete list of nominations.

Best motion picture, drama: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.”

Best motion picture, foreign language: “Another Round”; “La Llorona”; “The Life Ahead”; “Minari”; “Two of Us.”

Best actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”; Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”; Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”; Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”

Best actor in a motion picture, drama: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”; Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”; Gary Oldman, “Mank”; Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian.”

Best comedy or musical TV series: “Schitt’s Creek”; “Ted Lasso”; “The Great”; “The Flight Attendant”; “Emily in Paris.”

Best drama TV series: “The Crown”; “Lovecraft Country”; “The Mandalorian”; “Ozark”; “Ratched.”

Best actress, motion picture musical or comedy: Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; Kate Hudson, “Music”; Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”; Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot”; Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma”;

Best actor, motion picture musical or comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; James Corden, “The Prom”; Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”; Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”; Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs.”

Best director: Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”; Regina King, “One Night in Miami”; David Fincher, “Mank”; Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman.”

Best limited series or TV movie: “Normal People”; “The Queen’s Gambit”; “Small Axe”; “The Undoing”; “Unorthodox.”

Best original song: “Fight for You,” “Judas and the Black Messiah”; “Hear My Voice,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Io Sì (Seen),” “The Life Ahead”; “Speak Now,” “”One Night In Miami”; “Tigress & Tweed,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”

Best original score, motion picture: Alexandre Desplat, “The Midnight Sky”; Ludwig Goransson, “Tenet”; James Newton Howard, “News of the World”; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Mank”; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, “Soul.”

Animated Film: “Onward”; “The Croods: A New Age”; “Over the Moon”; “Soul”; “Wolfwalkers.”

Best screenplay, motion picture: Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”; Jack Fincher, “Mank”; Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, “The Father”; Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland.”

Best supporting actor, motion picture: Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”; Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”; Bill Murray, “On the Rocks”; Jared Leto, “The Little Things.”

Best supporting actress, motion picture: Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”; Olivia Colman, “The Father”; Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”; Helena Zengel, “News of the World”; Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian.”

Best supporting actress, television: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”; Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”; Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”; Julia Garner, “Ozark”; Cynthia Nixon, “Ratched.”

Best supporting actor, television: John Boyega, “Small Axe”; Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule”; Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”; Jim Parsons, “Hollywood,” Donald Sutherland, “The Undoing.”

Best actress, television series, drama: Olivia Colman, “The Crown”; Emma Corrin, “The Crown”; Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”; Laura Linney, “Ozark”; Sarah Paulson, “Ratched.”

Best actor, television series, drama: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”; Al Pacino, “Hunters”; Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”; Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul.”

Best actress, television series musical or comedy: Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”; Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”; Elle Fanning, “The Great”; Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”; Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek.”

Best actor, television series, musical or comedy: Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”; Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”; Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”; Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”; Ramy Youssef, “Ramy.”

Best actor, limited series or television movie: Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”; Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”; Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”; Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”; Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True.”

Best actress, limited series or television movie: Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”; Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”; Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”; Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”; Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit.”

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