^’Vice,’ ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ lead 2019 Golden Globe nominations<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-LIST:LA—<The nominations for the 76th Golden Globes were unveiled Thursday morning in Los Angeles, with Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater sharing announcement duties.

On the film side, the biopic “Vice” was the leader with six nominations, including best motion picture comedy or musical. On the TV side, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” came out on top.

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^Golden Globes nominations deliver a big boost to ‘Vice,’ plus early Oscar front-runners ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Green Book'<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS:LA—<Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, offering the first major indication of where this year’s awards-season winds may be blowing.

Some movies expected to do well, including “Roma,” “The Favourite” and “A Star is Born,” made strong showings, while “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and the Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” — which led the field with six nominations — also received significant boosts.

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^Annapurna, Fox Searchlight score most film studio nominations, while FX Networks leads TV pack<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-BYTHENUMBERS:LA—<Annapurna Pictures and Fox Searchlight tied for the film distributors with the most Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, with 10 nods apiece.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna scored nominations for the Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” while Searchlight garnered kudos for “The Favourite.” Walt Disney Co. was close behind with nine nominations, for movies including “Black Panther.”

In television, FX Networks was the leading network.

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^Golden Globes nominations shut out female film directors — again<

^GOLDENGLOBES-FEMALEDIRECTORS:LA—<Natalie Portman made the condemning comment at the last Golden Globe Awards, when she was presenting the year’s contenders for director. Standing onstage in a black gown — the agreed-upon sign to show solidarity with sexual assault victims and raise awareness for the new gender parity initiative Time’s Up — the actress-turned-director drew attention to the award show’s historical omission of female filmmakers: Throughout its 75-year history, women have only been nominated for best director seven times.

However, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. must be quite fine with its problematic behavior, as Thursday morning’s nomination announcement again did not include any female directors. Instead, this year’s nominees for director are Adam McKay (“Vice”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”), Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”) and Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman”).

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^Golden Globes movie nominations surprises and snubs: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ one of the year’s best, while ‘Widows’ is shut out<

^GOLDENGLOBES-MOVIES-SNUBS-SURPRISES:LA—<It wouldn’t be an awards nominations morning without a few surprise mentions and snubbed contenders. From the mysteriously overlooked songs of “Mary Poppins Returns” to the unexpected recognition for Rosamund Pike and John C. Reilly, here are the top surprises and snubs from the 2019 Golden Globes announcement.

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^’The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘This Is Us’ among five biggest Golden Globes TV snubs and surprises<

^GOLDENGLOBES-TV-SNUBS-SURPRISES:LA—<The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. solidified its love of new things during Thursday morning’s announcement of the Golden Globe television nominations. And its love of old things.

It’s just those pesky middle-aged things that HFPA isn’t as taken with.

Here are the five biggest snubs and surprises from this year’s batch of Golden Globe nominations.

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^Golden Globes announce new award for career achievement in TV<

^GOLDENGLOBES-TV-CAREERACHIEVEMENT:LA—<The Golden Globes has announced a new honorary award for career achievement in television. The trophy will be given out starting with the 2019 ceremony.

The additional honor was announced by Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna at the top of the nominations event Thursday morning.

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^Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to co-host 2019 Golden Globes<

^GOLDENGLOBES-HOSTS:LA—<“Killing Eve” will meet “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at the 76th Golden Globe Awards next month now that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg have been announced as co-hosts of the annual show.

“They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night,” said NBC co-chairmen Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks in a statement on Wednesday.

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^’Yes, ma’am’: Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. promotes overseas TV drama with the Golden Globe-nominated series ‘Bodyguard'<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-BODYGUARD:LA—<First of all, no, the Golden Globe-nominated “Bodyguard” is not a reboot of the 1992 drama starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. That was “The Bodyguard,” and what a difference a definite article (and a sweeping cover of “I Will Always Love You”) makes.

In fact, “Bodyguard” is the six-episode British television drama that first aired on BBC One in August, earning more than 10 million viewers for its premiere, which was the largest number for a U.K. series in 10 years. Netflix, which was a producing partner for the series along with ITV Studios, brought the series to U.S. viewers through its streaming platform in October. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. clearly took notice, nominating the show in best drama and its star, Richard Madden.

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^John David Washington is celebrating his ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Golden Globes nomination at SoulCycle<


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^Debra Messing on her Golden Globes nomination, and the ‘Will & Grace’ tradition of losing out on awards night<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-MESSING:LA—<A nine-time nominee, “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing is no stranger to the Golden Globes — so much so that she allowed herself to sleep in on nominations morning.

But with her first nomination since the beloved comedy series mounted its comeback last year after 12 years off the air, Messing continues to be amazed by how much has gone right since the show returned for a second time around. “The whole thing has been a dream,” Messing said.

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^Elsie Fisher of ‘Eighth Grade’ on scoring her first Golden Globe nomination and her social media reaction<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-FISHER:LA—<“Eighth Grade” breakout Elsie Fisher scored her first-ever Golden Globes nomination Thursday for actress in a comedy or musical.

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^Connie Britton’s nomination for ‘Dirty John’ gives Bravo its first Golden Globe nod<

^GOLDENGLOBES-NOMINATIONS-BRITTON-BRAVO:LA—<With Connie Britton’s Golden Globe nomination Thursday, a first for Bravo, the network has what it presumably wanted from its based-on-a-true-story miniseries “Dirty John”: some Hollywood street cred.

The NBCUniversal-owned home of “Real Housewives” and “Project Runway” now has someone competing for actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television in a category also populated by titles from HBO, Showtime and Netflix.

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^Can 2019 Grammy Award nominations avoid last year’s #GrammysSoMale criticisms?<

^GRAMMYS-NOMINATIONS-TASKFORCE:LA—<For the first time in Grammy history, the ceremony is rolling out under the watchful eye of a high-profile diversity and inclusion task force created by the Recording Academy.

January’s 60th awards ceremony won praise for emphasizing hip-hop and R&B in many top fields — the pop-leaning R&B of Bruno Mars won the album of the year — but was almost immediately overshadowed by a #GrammysSoMale backlash. Female artists were largely shut out in the top awards categories, and in an interview after the ceremony, Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow compounded the issue by stating that women should “step up.”

But it doesn’t require a task force to see that #GrammysSoMale shouldn’t be an issue for the Feb. 10, 2019, awards. That’s provided, of course, that the Recording Academy’s approximately 13,000 voting members had their pulse on the most important music of 2018.