Golden Globe Awards 2018

The Golden Globe Awards will air on January 7, 2018 hosted by Seth Myers.

The Golden Globe Awards have been a highly anticipated Hollywood event for 75 years now. It all started in 1943 with the formation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who wanted a more organised way of distributing film news to non-US markets. The first ceremony occurred in 1944. In 1955, they started honouring television accomplishments as well as film.

While winning the Academy Award has a slightly greater significance, the Golden Globes are still important because they are a predictor for the Oscars. Since the award show’s beginnings, they have accurately predicted 91 out of 140 possible Oscar wins for Best Picture, most recently Twelve Years a Slave in 2013.  That’s 65 percent! Since the Golden Globes split between Drama and Comedy/Musical, they have two chances to make the right pick. According to an ABC study, there’s an 80% chance of an Oscar win if a movie wins the Golden Globe.

For television on the other hand, the Golden Globe is what each show strives to win. Winning the Globe for a TV star is the equivalent of an Oscar for a film star. And in any case, an award is an award. No matter what it is, it’s still extremely beneficial to the career of a film or actor.

So let’s take a look at the best of TV and film from this year.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Get Out

Comedic thriller about race relations directed by Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya, who is nominated for Best actor for his role, and Allison Williams. Total Nominations: 2

Lady Bird

Coming-of-age dramedy directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress, Laurie Metcalf, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Lucas Hedges. Total Nominations: 4

I, Tonya

Biographical sports black comedy film about Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Margot Robbie, nominated for Best Actress, Allison Janney, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Sebastion Stan. Total Nominations: 3

The Disaster Artist

Biographical dramedy based on the making of the 2003 cult film The Room.  Directed by and starring James Franco, nominated for Best Actor, alongside his brother Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Josh Hutcherson. Total Nominations: 2

The Greatest Showman

Biographical period musical film about the life and visions of P.T. Barnum. Directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman, nominated for Best Actor, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya. Total Nominations: 3

Snubbed: The Big Sick

Best Motion Picture – Drama


Historical depiction of the Dunkirk evacuation of WWII directed by Christopher Nolan. Nominated for Best Director, and starring Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Fionn Whitehead. Total Nominations: 3

The Post

Historical political thriller about the publishing of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post and The New York Times. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, all three of which are nominated for Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Actor, respectively. Total Nominations: 6

Call Me By Your Name

Coming-of-age drama following the love story between an Italian boy and an American boy. Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer and Timorthée Chalamet, both nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively. Total Nominations: 3

The Shape of Water

Dark fantasy drama about a mute custodian that bonds with a captured sea creature. Directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Sally Hawkins, nominated for Best Actress, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Richard Jenkins, nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Total Nominations: 7

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Black comedy crime film that follows a mother who takes matters into her own hands after and unsolved crime. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, nominated for Best Director, and starring Frances McDormand, nominated for Best Actress, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell, nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Total Nominations: 6

Snubbed: Mudbound

Best TV Series – Comedy

The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel (Amazon)

Period dramedy about a young housewife in the 1960s who starts a stand-up comedy career after getting divorced. From the creators of “Gilmore Girls” and starring Rachel Brosnahan, nominated for Best Actress, Alex Borstein and Michael Zegen. Total Nominations: 2

Will and Grace (NBC)

Returning after an 11 year hiatus, a smash-hit American sitcom featuring a gay lawyer and a straight interior designer. Starring Eric McCormack, nominated for Best Actor, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. Total Nominations: 2

Master of None (Netflix)

Dramedy web series about loosely based on the life of the creator, Aziz Ansari, nominated for Best Actor, and also starring Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, and Kelvin Yu. Total Nominations: 2

Black-ish (ABC)

Second nomination for this American sitcom following an upper-middle-class African-American family. Starring Anthony Anderson, nominated for Best Actor, and Tracee Ellis Ross. Total Nominations: 2

SMILF (Showtime)

Comedy series about a young single mom struggling to find balance. Created, directed, written by and starring Frankie Shaw, nominated for Best Actress, along with Samara Weaving, Rosie O’Donnell and Miguel Gomez. Total Nominations: 2

Best TV Series – Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Based on 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood about a totalitarian society that treats women as property of the state. Starring Elizabeth Moss, nominated for Best Actress, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd, nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Total Nominations: 3

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Fantasy drama earning itself it’s 5th nomination for Best Series. Its 7 seasons featuring a large ensemble including Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Natalie Dormer. Total Nominations: 1

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Science fiction/horror web series written, directed, and produced by the Duffer Brothers. Starring David Harbour, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin. Total Nominations: 2

This is Us (NBC)

Family drama on it’s second season starring an ensemble cast. Cast including Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Sterling K. Brown, nominated for Best Actor, and Justin Hartley. Total Nominations: 3

The Crown (Netflix)

Biographical drama series and last year’s winner in this category. Starring Claire Foy, nominated for Best Actress, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, and Victoria Hamilton. Total Nominations: 2

So ready, set, go watch as many of these as you can! That way, when January 7th comes around, you will have the best predictions!

By Lindsey Davis, current Intern at Mark Summers Casting & Management
Follow me on Instagram: @davislindsey
Follow the team on Twitter: @MS_Artists and Instagram: @marksummerscasting_mgt

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