Musical ‘La La Land’ Leads Golden Globe Nominations With Seven, ‘Moonlight’ Receives Six
La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals, led the Golden Globe nominations on Dec. 12 with seven nods, including nominations for best musical/comedy film, as well as best actor and actress in a comedy.
Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and Florence Foster Jenkins followed with six, five, and four nominations, respectively. The announcements will give the nominees a welcome boost going into the race for February’s Oscars, with the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations to come later in the week.
The best motion picture drama nominees include Mel Gibson‘s war movie Hacksaw Ridge, heist thriller Hell or High Water, family dramas Lion and Manchester by the Sea, and coming-of-age story Moonlight. La La Land will face competition from 20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Sing Street in the race for best comedy or musical film.
Although more high-profile than the SAGs, the Golden Globes are seen as less of an indicator of Oscars glory, as a relatively small group of non-U.S. journalists—the Hollywood Foreign Press Association—chooses the winners, rather than the industry itself.
On the television front, FX true crime anthology The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led with five nominations. AMC miniseries The Night Manager was close behind with four nominations, while Black-ish, The Crown, The Night Of, This is Us, and Westworld grabbed three each. HBO comfortably led the TV nominations with 14.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Jan. 8, with talk show host Jimmy Fallon hosting the event. —Relaxnews