Award season is almost here, and to kick it off we start with the 78th Golden Globes. The Globes announced their nominations for this year on Wednesday. While there are some known favourites, there are others you might not have gotten a chance to watch. But you still have time to catch up on some of these nominated films and shows on various OTT platforms.
Best Film – Drama:
Mank available on Netflix
The black and white film follows 1930 Hollywood reevaluated through the eyes and wit of alcoholic screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane. The film has been nominated for six awards including Gary Oldman for Best Actor, Amanda Seyfried for the Best Supporting Actress, and David Fincher for Best Director.
The Trial of Chicago 7 available on Netflix
The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial where seven defendants were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago 1968. The trial transfixed the America and started a conversation about the intent to undermine the American government. The film is nominated for five awards, including Sacha Baron Cohen for Best Supporting Actor and Aaron Sorkin for Best Director.
Best Film – Musical and Comedy:
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm available on Prime Video
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After being released from prison for bringing shame to his country, Kazakh Borat risks life and limb when he returns to America with his 15-year-old daughter. This film addresses various political issues in a satirical way. Sacha Baron Cohen has been nominated for Best Actor in a comedy and Maria Bakalova has been nominated for Best Actress in the same category.
Hamilton available on Disney Hotstar
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A musical about one of America’s foremost founding fathers; the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
The Prom available on Netflix
The film revolves around a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend but is not allowed to because the community she lives in voted against it. Down-on-their-luck Broadway stars then decided to go to the small town of Indiana and rally behind the teen. James Corden has been nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.
Best TV Series Drama:
Ozark available on Netflix
The Golden Globes nominated show revolves around a money-laundering scheme gone wrong. A financial advisor Martin or Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who wronged the cartel then proposes to set up a bigger laundering operation in the Lake of the Ozark region, Central Missouri.
The Crown available on Netflix
The show portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from her wedding in 1947 up until the early 21st century. The latest seasons see the entry of Princess Diana and her relationship with the family.
Ratched available on Netflix
This drama series tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched, made famous in the book A Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California for a job in a psychiatric hospital where they conduct new experiments on the human mind.
Lovecraft Country available on Hotstar
The show is based on Matt Ruff’s novel by the same name. Atticus Freeman meets up with his friend Letitia and his uncle George in search of his missing father.
The Mandalorian available on Hotstar
The show is about the journey of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.
Best Musical or Comedy Series:
Schitt’s Creek available on Netflix
When a filthy rich family suddenly finds themselves broke, they are forced to leave their luxurious life and move to the rural city of Schitt’s Creek, a town that they once bought as a joke. There, they rediscover themselves, their relationships, and rebuild their empire. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara have been nominated for Best Actor and Actress.
Emily in Paris available on Netflix
Lily Collins plays Emily, a driven American woman from Chicago who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity. She is tasked with bringing an American point of view to a French marketing firm. Lily Collins has won a Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress.
Ted Lasso available on Apple Tv
The show follows an extremely enthusiastic American college football coach Ted Lasso, who, fresh off a Division II championship, is hired to lead a mediocre Premier League soccer team, AFC Richmond. Jason Sudeikis is nominated for Best Actor.
Best Limited Series:
The Queen’s Gambit available on Netflix
The show follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, and her quest to becoming the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems along with drug and alcohol dependency. Ann Taylor-Joy has been nominated for Best Actress.
Unorthodox available on Netflix
Based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, the four-part show follows Esther ‘Esty’ Shapiro, a 19-year-old Satmar Jew living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and trapped in an arranged marriage. Shira Haas has been nominated for best actress in this category.
The Undoing available on Hotstar
The story follows Grace Fraser a psychologist whose world falls apart when her husband Jonathan is linked to the death of Elena Alves a parent at their children’s school. Both Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant have a Golden Globes nomination for best actress and actor respectively.
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