Golden Globes 2019: 'Crazy Rich Asians,' Nicole Kidman and More Film Surprises and Snubs
By John Boone
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't nominate Meryl. The illustrious, confounding HFPA had the opportunity to nominate 31-time Golden Globe nominee Meryl Streep yet again this year -- for best supporting actress for her delightfully bonkers performance in Mary Poppins -- and...didn't. It's like we don't even know who the HFPA is anymore. That's just one of the snubs and surprises of this year's nominations, though.
Surprise: Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks First Man! Rami Malek's road to the Oscars continues with a Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama nomination, while the not-exactly-raved-about Queen biopic scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama -- not Musical or Comedy. The collateral damage of Bohemian Rhapsody's surprise inclusion seems to be First Man, which was all but shut out by the Globes: No Ryan Gosling. No Damien Chazelle. No Best Drama. (Claire Foy, meanwhile, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the Neil Armstrong biopic, as was First Man's score.)
Snub: Widows. While First Man did manage a few nominations in the end, Steve McQueen's elevated heist thriller was passed over completely. (McQueen's previous film, 12 Years a Slave, won the Globes' top honor.) The same goes for Saoirse Ronan's well-reviewed Mary Queen of Scots and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex (in which Felicity Jones is very, very good!). What will Widows' lack of recognition mean for Viola Davis' Oscar chances? TBD, but that leads us to...
Surprise: Nicole Kidman for Destroyer! Kidman, a Globes favorite to be sure, squeezed her way into the best actress in a drama field, nominated for her Performance with a capital P as a grizzled, bewigged police detective in Destroyer. (If it were up to me, she would have been in the best supporting actress category for Boy Erased.) The same goes for Rosamund Pike, who earned raves for her turn in Private War but still felt like she was just orbiting the top five, leaving no room for Viola Davis or Roma's Yalitza Aparicio.
Surprise: Constance Wu for Crazy Rich Asians! And what a pleasant surprise this is! Really, what might be more shocking is that this is Wu's first ever Globes nomination. (The HFPA has never recognized her for Fresh Off the Boat.) While Wu scored in best actress in a musical or comedy and the film was nominated for best musical or comedy, it feels a bit bittersweet, as Michelle Yeoh was left off the best supporting actress list. Still, this calls for a celebratory game of mahjong.
Snub: Michael B. Jordan for Black Panther. Marvel Studios may have scored its first Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama -- it's the first time the HFPA has ever nominated a superhero movie in the category (not even The Dark Knight made the cut) -- but the movie did not win Ryan Coogler a best director nod or accolades for any of the cast, with Jordan's consuming turn as the villainous Killmonger being the most egregious omission. Along with...
Snub: Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born. Bradley Cooper's take on A Star Is Born was recognized in nearly all of the show's top categories -- best drama, best director, best actor, best actress, best original song -- which only makes Elliott's lack of a nomination more baffling. When a "Sam" was announced in the best supporting actor nominations, I truly assumed it was Elliott and only later realized it was Sam Rockwell, for playing George W. Bush in Vice.
Surprise: John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie! It's not that Reilly was completely off our radar, but we never imagined his nomination -- for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy -- would be for this Laurel and Hardy romp. Certainly not over The Sisters Brothers. Alas! This does make Reilly something of a double nominee this year, as Ralph Breaks the Internet, in which he voices the titular Internet-breaking Ralph, was also nominated for best animated film.
Snub: Ethan Hawke for First Reformed. And just as First Reformed was gaining momentum, making an Oscar case for itself with a handful of nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and big wins at the Gotham Awards and National Board of Review. Yet Hawke, the surest thing the film had going for it at the Globes, missed. A24, the studio behind First Reformed, seemed to be having a bit of an off year at the Globes, as Eighth Grade also missing out on a Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy nomination, while Hereditary's Toni Collette was similarly snubbed from best actress in a drama. Justice for Toni!
Saturday, December 15 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-12-15 21:36:02 GMT
By Jennifer Drysdale Sean "Diddy" Combs is doing the best he can to give his daughters some joy following the death of their mother, Kim Porter. The mogul threw an epic '80s-themed roller skating birthday party for his twin daughters, Jessie James and D'Lila Star, at World on Wheels in Los Angeles on Friday. The girls turn 12 on Dec. 21. The pair's party, which was attended by celeb guests like Kim Kardashian West, came just before what would have been Porter's 47th birthday. Port...
Sean "Diddy" Combs is doing the best he can to give his daughters some joy following the death of their mother, Kim Porter.
Saturday, December 15 2018 4:16 PM EST2018-12-15 21:16:01 GMT
By Jennifer Drysdale Ariana Grande is here for her ex. The "God Is a Woman" singer took to Twitter on Saturday to share since-deleted messages of support to her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson, after a disturbing post had fans worried he was suicidal. "Man i’m so sorry i told a dumb joke. i really didn’t mean any harm. all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god," Grande wrote, seemingly in response to Kanye West calling her out for joking about his previ...
Saturday, December 15 2018 2:36 PM EST2018-12-15 19:36:01 GMT
By Jennifer Drysdale Pete Davidson has fans and friends worried after sharing a disturbing post on his Instagram on Saturday. The 25-year-old actor and comedian deleted his Instagram account after sharing a cryptic and concerning message. "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last. all i've ever tried to do was help people," Davidson wrote. "Just remember I told you so." An outpourin...
Pete Davidson has fans and friends worried after sharing a disturbing post on his Instagram on Saturday.
Saturday, December 15 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-12-15 18:36:02 GMT
By Jennifer Drysdale Congrats to Remy Ma! The rapper has welcomed her first child with husband Papoose, she announced on Instagram on Friday. "It's a girl!!" Remy, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, shared, adding, "The Golden Child is here!!! Thank you @papoosepapoose for making me the the happiest wife on the planet?? #BlackLove #RemAndPap #BabyMackie #ShesMADDDDcute??." The little one's arrival came shortly after Papoose said his wife was having a "tough labor." "My wife is st...
Saturday, December 15 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-12-15 18:16:02 GMT
By Jennifer DrysdaleClick here to watch video. Offset only wanted one thing for his birthday on Friday: to make things right with his wife, Cardi B. The rapper took to Instagram to share a lengthy apology video to Cardi, after she announced to fans earlier this month that they were going their separate ways. "We’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you, Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you go crazy," Offset said in the cl...
Offset only wanted one thing for his birthday on Friday: to make things right with his wife, Cardi B.
Saturday, December 15 2018 12:36 PM EST2018-12-15 17:36:02 GMT
By Jennifer DrysdaleClick here to watch video. Ariana Grande is speaking out. The 25-year-old pop star took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to Kanye West, after the rapper called her out for using his feud with Drake to "promote" her new music. In a series of tweets early Saturday morning, West said he knew Grande "didn't mean no harm but I don't like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me." West went on, discussing his recent mental ...
Saturday, December 15 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-12-15 05:36:02 GMT
By Leena TailorClick here to watch video. Nearly 25 years after he starred alongside Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise is sharing how the film still impacts his life. ET was with the 63-year-old actor as his charitable organization, the Gary Sinise Foundation, treated 1,000 children of fallen military members to a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. And before the fun-seekers arrived, Sinise shared why his film experience makes the cause closer to his heart. “The...
Nearly 25 years after he starred alongside Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise is sharing how the film still impacts his life.
Friday, December 14 2018 10:36 PM EST2018-12-15 03:36:02 GMT
By Leena Tailor What more could one want when they get up and hit the shower every day? Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell can now have their good friends, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, greeting their naked selves every time they step into the shower, thanks to an epic holiday gift from the hilarious couple. After the two actors gifted their pals a shower curtain with a cute pic of themselves on it, Shepard took to Instagram on Friday to post a pic of the present. “What a generous Chris...
What more could one want when they get up and hit the shower every day?
Friday, December 14 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-12-15 02:56:07 GMT
By Meredith B. KileClick here to watch video. David Dobrik wasn't involved in this year's YouTube Rewind end-of-year recap video -- and that's just fine with him. "I have to clear the air: I was asked to be in it," the YouTube star recently told ET's Oscar Gracey. "I couldn't make it. I'm sorry." The annual video, which featured dozens of YouTube stars recreating the year's biggest trends in viral videos -- from music to memes to, of course, Fortnite -- garnered a significant amount...
David Dobrik wasn't involved in this year's YouTube Rewind end-of-year recap video -- and that's just fine with him.
Friday, December 14 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-12-15 02:56:04 GMT
By Leena Tailor After being told his weight gain could eventually threaten his life, Rob Kardashian has been working with a trainer and has finally “turned his life around,” a source tells ET. “Rob has struggled nonstop for years with his weight and he finally seems to have turned his life around,” the source says. “Lately Rob’s friends have been talking about how proud they are of him because he made his health a priority.” “He was warned that if he didn’t lose weight, it could eve...
After being told his weight gain could eventually threaten his life, Rob Kardashian has been working with a trainer and has finally “turned his life around,” a source tells ET.