Golden Globes 2019 Nominations include Latin nominees

The Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognize excellence in U.S. and international film and television.

76th Golden Globe Nominations

Actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater announced the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

76th Golden Globe Awards

The ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 8pm ET.


Movie Nominations

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Panther

We are superheroes too. Nothing really Latin here, but American Latin is African.

Black Panther is nominated for three Golden Globe Awards!

Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Once again Spike Lee makes something awful, funny. It’s the true story of a Black rookie cop who infiltrates the Klu Klux Klan with the help of a veteran Jewish cop.

The Black cop works the phone and the Jewish cop goes to meetings. How they pulled that off is crazy and shows how groups like the KKK are really dumb. It’s a great story and a great movie.

Focus Features

Bohemian Rhapsody

Nothing Latin here, but Freddie Mercury was born Zoroastrian (an ancient Persian religion that predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam) like me. There are not many of us left. He was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania in Africa.

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

If you are creative, you should see the movie. You will see some of who you want to be and you will see some of who you don’t want to be.

If you’ve are going through a breakup, you might not want to see it. The film has a hard ending.

The movie is definitely a contender.

Warner Brothers Pictures

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book

When a world-renowned African-American classical pianist decides to do a concert tour through the1960s American South, he knows he needs some protection. He asks around and several people recommend Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, an Italian-American bouncer at the Copacabana nightclub.

This is based on a true story. The pianist, Dr. Don Shirley, was a classical music child prodigy who really lived in Carnegie Hall. Vallelonga  is nominated for Best Screenplay.

In the manner of the times, Vallelonga didn’t like colored people, but he takes the job because he needs the money while the Copa is closed for renovation. His one request is to try to make it home for Christmas. Being an Italian family, that is important.

You can see how each man is confused and amused by the other. Through their adventures on the road, each learns something about himself. Each in his own way takes risks to help and protect the other. In the end, their shared experience bonds the men into brothers.

This is such a heartwarming film with a happy holiday ending. I wish all Americans would watch it. When we live separate lives, it’s easy to be nervous and afraid of “the other.” Living and working together forces us find our common humanity. I think it’s why New Yorkers get along so well – we all live, work and love together.

Universal Pictures

Mary Poppins Returns


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Maybe the title should be A Movie Star Is Born, because Italian-American Lady Gaga was already a star. She is a natural, natural in the role. It’s lovely to watch her character open up and the songs she wrote are pretty great.

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Rosamund Pike (A Private War)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Dafoe’s clever intensity makes this one of the great Van Gogh movies.

Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

John David Washington (BlackKklansman)

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the family of Denzel Washington, winner of three Golden Globes, a Tony and two Academy Awards.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Charlize Theron (Tully)

Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

The show that made a huge buzz in the film festivals is said to be best on the big screen. It’s the only way to fully enjoy the Mexican director’s lovingly, rich cinematography.


Peter Farrelly (Green Book)

Spike Lee (BlackKklansman)

Whoops, he did it again. Spike Lee returns to top form.

Focus Features

Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale (Vice)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)

There seems to be no end to the Puerto Rican New Yorker’s talent.

Walt Disney Pictures

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American New Yorker, but spent his childhood in Argentina.  He can speak perfect Argentine Spanish with a Castellano accent. How about that?

Universal Pictures

Robert Redford (The Old Man and the Gun)

John C. Reilly (Stan and Ollie)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams (Vice)

Claire Foy (First Man)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Ali is very smooth in his Green Book portrayal of a Black classical child prodigy pianist who plays some popular music because people don’t want to accept his amazing talent.

Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

The French-American New Yorker was great in Call Me By Your Name.

Amazon Studios

Adam Driver (BlackKklansman)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)

The Italian-Greek film composer is from Long Island.

Paramount Pictures

Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)

The French film composer has already won Academy Awards for his scores of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)

Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

All the Stars (Black Panther)

Girl in the Movies (Dumplin’)

Requiem for a Private War (A Private War)

Revelation (Boy Erased)

Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Lady Gaga wrote the song with  Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. It was the movie’s first single.

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

The Mexican director (Y Tu Mamá Tambíen, Gravity) is known for his cinematography.

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book)

The Italian-American former nightclub bouncer Vallelonga is the driver in the story.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language



Never Look Away


Mexican director Cuaron based his ode to domestic life in 1970s Mexico City on his own memories of the housekeeper who helped take care of his family and raise him in 1970s Mexico City.



Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


TV Nominations

Best TV series – Drama

The Americans

The Bodyguard


Killing Eve


Best performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Julia Roberts (Homecoming)

Keri Russell (The Americans)


Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Stephan James (Homecoming)

Richard Madden (Bodyguard)

Billy Porter (Pose)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Best TV series – Musical or Comedy


The Good Place


The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Sasha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)

Jim Carrey (Kidding)

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Kristen Bell (The Good Place)

Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)

Alison Brie (GLOW)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Debra Messing (Will & Grace)

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Dirty John

Escape at Dannemora

Sharp Objects

A Very English Scandal

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)

The Spanish actor from Málaga plays the Spanish artist from Málaga.

20th Television

Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist)

Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)

Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)

Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)

Connie Britton (Dirty John)

Laura Dern (The Tale)

Regina King (Seven Seconds)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

Kieran Culkin (Succession Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)

Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)

Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)

Penélope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

The Spanish actress looks very different blonde, but always manages to be beautiful in this story built around the murder of the legendary Italian fashion designer.


Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)


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