The awards season has officially begun! After the Golden Globes that took place yesterday, fans of cinema and television are all looking forward to seeing their favorite actors and actresses bag more prestigious awards. The Golden Globes was the first big awards ceremony of the year, honoring artists in both cinema and television. The winners could probably go on to win many more awards this season, including the Academy Awards. Here are 12 of the best films of 2019, which have bagged significant nominations and awards at the Golden Globes:
This war drama bagged three nominations – Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (Sam Mendes), and Best Original Score (Thomas Newman), winning in the first two categories. The film takes place at the height of the First World War, where two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of their soldiers. The film is slated to release on the 17th of January in India.
This film had bagged six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Scarlett Johansson), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Adam Driver), Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture (Laura Dern), Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score (Randy Newman). Only Laura Dern bagged an award for this drama that depicts the pain behind a separation, following a couple’s journey through their divorce.
It is not surprising to see a Martin Scorsese crime drama get five nominations at the Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), and Best Screenplay (Steven Zaillian). The Netflix film brings back the epic combination of Scorsese, De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci and has been the talk of film circuits ever since it released on Netflix last month. Even though they did not win any awards, it was a treat to see the gang reunited at the ceremony.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
This Quentin Tarantino film had released in theatres across India back in August and the film had received five nominations at the Golden Globes. The categories included Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture (Brad Pitt), and Best Screenplay (Tarantino). The film gave us the iconic combo of DiCaprio and Pitt, with the latter bagging his award. With the added buzz around the film, we can also expect a re-release if it manages to bag Oscar nominations. Click to read our review of the film.
It was expected that 2019’s most talked-about movie would sweep the awards and Joker had bagged four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (Todd Phillips), Best Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir) and of course, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Joaquin Phoenix. Both Phoenix and Guðnadóttir took home their prizes yesterday. Click to read our review of this highly controversial movie.
This fun murder mystery film released in theatres less in November and had a huge cast of famous actors, two of whom had bagged Golden Globe nominations. Apart from being nominated under Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, actors Daniel Craig and Ana De Armas had also been nominated under Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, but neither of them took home the prize. Read our review of the film here.
We watched Rocketman back in May but be prepared for a re-release as the biographical musical film based on the life of Elton John had received three nominations and two wins. The categories included Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Taron Egerton), and Best Original Song (Elton John and Bernie Taupin for Love Me Again). Both the musicians and the actor bagged the top honors at the Golden Globes in a surprise win. Click to read our review of the film.
This recently released biographical drama film had bagged nomination under two categories – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Charlize Theron) and Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture (Margot Robbie). The film centers around the female personnel at Fox News and their allegations against founder Roger Ailes. While neither of them bagged the award, read our review to know why you must watch this movie.
Dolemite Is My Name
This Netflix comedy starring Eddie Murphy had bagged two nominations including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film is based on legend Rudy Ray Moore who was best known for portraying the character of Dolemite in his stand-up and movies. It didn’t win away awards but you can read our review of the film here.
The animated sequel to the 2013 film Frozen was once again nominated under the Best Animated Feature Film category as well as for Best Original Song (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for Into the Unknown). It did not win in either category but you can read our review of the film here and watch it in theatres near you.
The yet-to-release adaptation of the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott is directed by Greta Gerwig, who was snubbed for the Best Director Award yet again. The film had instead bagged nominations under Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat). The movie also stars award-winner Laura Dern as well as Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Timothée Chalamet and is slated to release soon.
Ford v Ferrari
Directed by James Mangold, this sports drama film released in November. It follows the creation of Ford GT40, which was built to defeat the Ferrari racing cars back in the ‘60s. The film’s lead star Christian Bale had bagged a nomination under the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category but ultimately lost to Joaquin Phoenix. Click to read our review.
Some of the movies are still in theatres near you. Book your tickets now to watch these Hollywood masterpieces on the big screen.