Golden Globe Movie Noms: Female Directors & Netflix Lead the Way

Female directors, and the most popular streamer around, held the majority in this morning's Golden Globe movie nominations.

Chuck Walton

By Chuck Walton

Carey Mulligan and director Emerald Fennell on the set of "Promising Young Woman."

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It was a good morning for Netflix and an amazing trio of female directors with the announcement of nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards.

Led by "Mank" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7," the streamer locked down 22 of the 70 film nominations. And in a record year, three women were nominated for Best Directing honors: Chloe Zao for the beautiful, wandering "Nomadland"; Emerald Fennell for the powerful, provocative "Promising Young Woman"; and Regina King for the '60s-set meeting of social titans "One Night in Miami."

© Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

Surprisingly, Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods," coming off a strong critics awards season, was not nominated for best picture, with the less heralded "The Father" securing a nod. Others left empty-handed this year for Globes, despite plenty of buzz, included Zendaya for the intense relationship drama "Malcolm Marie"; Tom Hanks for the post-Civil War western "News of the World"; and Meryl Streep for the musical "The Prom" (although her co-star James Corden did secure a Best Supporting nomination).

Due to the ongoing coronavirus, the Globes, which normally occur in January, have shifted to February 28, while the Oscars has moved to April 25. To keep it totally safe, this year's ceremony will also be a virtual one, with our favorite hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler covering both the coasts, Fey in New York and Poehler in LA. As with all things pandemic, we'll see how it all goes.

See the full movie list below and click through to Variety for both the film and tv nominations.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

"The Father"



"Promising Young Woman"

"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama

Viola Davis - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Andra Day - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Vanessa Kirby - "Pieces of a Woman"

Frances McDormand - "Nomadland"

Carey Mulligan - "Promising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama

Chadwick Boseman, - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Riz Ahmed - "The Sound of Metal"

Anthony Hopkins - "The Father"

Gary Oldman - "Mank"

Tahar Rahim - "The Mauritanian"

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"



"Palm Springs"

"The Prom"

Best Actress in a 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 in a 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 Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Glenn Close - "Hillbilly Elegy"

Olivia Colman - "The Father"

Jodie Foster - "The Mauritanian"

Amanda Seyfried - "Mank"

Helena Zengel - "News of the World"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Daniel Kaluuya - "Judas and the Black Messiah"

Jared Leto - "The Little Things"

Bill Murray - "On the Rocks"

Leslie Odom, Jr. - "One Night in Miami"

Best Director -- Motion Picture

David Fincher - "Mank"

Regina King - "One Night in Miami"

Aaron Sorkin - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"

Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"

Best Motion Picture -- Foreign Language

"Another Round," Denmark

"La Llorona," Guatamela/France

"The Life Ahead," Italy

"Minari," USA

"Two of Us," France/USA

Best Motion Picture -- Animated

"The Croods: A New Age"


"Over the Moon"



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 Original Song -- Motion Picture

"Fight for You" - "Judas and the Black Messiah"

"Hear My Voice" - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

"IO SI (Seen)" - "The Life Ahead"

"Speak Now" - "One Night in Miami"

"Tigers & Tweed" - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Best Original Score

"The Midnight Sky"


"News of the World"


Chuck Walton

Chuck is an editor/writer who's worked for NCM, Fandango,, MediaTrip, and Newsweek. His favorite movie is "Jaws." He's definitely a dog guy.

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