Allyson Riggs/A24 Films via AP
NEW YORK — After scandal and boycott threw the Hollywood Foreign Press Association into disarray and canceled its annual television awards show for a year, the Golden Globes geared up for its return on Monday by dumping nominations on the black comedy The Banshees of Inisherin and the multiverse mash-up All everywhere all at once.
The nominations were read by Mayan Lopez and Selenis Leyva on NBC Today morning show.
The nominees for Best Picture, Drama are: The Fabelmans, Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, Tar and Avatar: The Way of Water.
The nominees for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical are: The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything everywhere all at once, Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads, Babylon and triangle of sadness.
Projector images via AP
Martin McDonagh’s Story of Conflicting Friends The Banshees of Inisherin led all films with eight nominations, including nods for actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Existential Action Comedy All everywhere all at once came in second with six nominations, including nods for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Among the nominees for Best Actor in a Drama is Brendan Fraser. Fraser said he would not attend the Globes after he said he was groped in 2003 by former HFPA member and former president of the organization Philip Berk.
The Globes will be televised on January 10, with stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
The Globes are trying to mount a comeback this year. A Los Angeles Times investigation in early 2021 found the group had no black members then, a revelation compounded by other allegations of ethical irregularities. Many stars and studios said they would boycott the show. Tom Cruise returned his three Globes.
Last year, NBC canceled the TV broadcast that would have taken place last January. Instead, the Golden Globes were held quietly in a Beverly Hilton ballroom with no stars in attendance. The winners were announced on Twitter.