We’re closing our 3-week preview of the upcoming Golden Globes nominations with a look at the Golden Globes drama races in film and television. On the TV front, just how many drama slots can HBO take? The Hollywood Foreign Press has never been a huge fan of Game of Thrones, but this is their last chance to recognize the Emmy-winning series. Doing so means that either Big Little Lies (HFPA catnip), Succession (the buzziest drama on TV right now), or Watchmen (critically acclaimed prestige drama) gets left behind. And will lackluster reviews leave The Morning Show out of the running? Or will the series’s high profile stars pull it into contention? On the film front, what titles will join guaranteed nominees The Irishman, 1917, and Marriage Story? Plus, we get into the director race?
But first, we look at two films we’ve collectively seen since Thanksgiving weekend. First up, Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood uses the beloved Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks) to explore a story about forgiveness. Then, Last Jedi director Rian Johnson brings us a take on an Agatha Christie-type mystery set in New England with an all-star cast. We talk about our reactions to the films and what traction they might have with the Academy.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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