Golden Globes 2019: Movies about Royal Intrigues, Power Plays, and Sexual Politics Dominate the Nominations

December 6, 2018–The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) favored movies (both dramas and comedies) that dealt with royal intrigues, power plays, and sexual politics behind closed doors, when the nominations were announced on a very rainy Thursday morning.

The group handed “Vice,” a scathing look at former Vice President Dick Cheney, played by Christian Bale, a leading six nominations.

On the TV front, members of the organization embraced “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” handing out four nominations to the FX limited series about the fashion designer’s brutal murder.

The awards group also like ”A Star Is Born,” the backstage romance, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, which has been a box office and critical smash, as well as “The Favourite,” a comedy about royal intrigue, and “Green Book,” an interracial road comedy set in the Civil Rights era. These three films all earned five nominations apiece–in major categories.

Other television shows that did well include newcomers “Barry,” “The Kominsky Method,” and “Homecoming,” programs that are in their inaugural seasons. The three shows picked up three nominations, as did the HBO limited series “Sharp Object,” Amazon’s comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and its limited series “A Very English Scandal.”

FX Dominates

FX was the most nominated network with 10 nods. In addition to scoring with “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” the cable company picked up nominations for “Pose” and the final season of “The Americans.”