Here are some random fun facts about Golden Globe Nominees and Nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards that were announced earlier today.
There are a record setting 10 Double Nominees for Acting and Producing on Their Projects:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture: Margot Robbie “I Tonya”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Motion Picture and Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture: James Franco “The Disaster Artist”
Best Performance by an Actress in Miniseries or TV Movie and Best Miniseries or TV Movie category:
Nicole Kidman “Big Little Lies” HBO
Reese Whitherspoon “Big Little Lies” HBO
Jessica Lange “Feud” FX
Susan Sarandon “Feud” FX
Jessica Biel “The Sinner” USA
*This is first time in the history of the Golden Globes that all five (5) acting nominees in a category also are producers on the projects they are nominated. Producing your work pays off!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series and Best Drama Series:
Elizabeth Moss “A Handmaids Tale” Hulu
Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series and Best Musical or Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson “Black-ish” ABC
Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series and Best Musical or Comedy Series: Frankie Shaw “SMILF” Showtime
“Will & Grace” was last nominated for Best TV Series Musical or Comedy in 2005 the 13 year gap between nominations is the longest in Golden Globe’s history for a Musical or Comedy Series.
“Will & Grace” has now been nominated for a total 29 Golden Globes over 9 seasons and never had a single win. Will it finally win this year?
Susan Sarandon received her 9th & 10th nominations this morning; she has never won a Golden Globe.
Eric McCormack received his sixth (6th) nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy for the same role 14 years after his last in the same category for the same role is the longest gap between nominations for an actor on series television. “Columbo” doesn’t count since the series and star Peter Falk competed in different categories over the years.
Allison Janney received her sixth (6th) Golden Globe nomination today, her first for movies, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Motion Picture “I Tonya.“ She has previously been nominated five (5) times for her work on television “The West Wing” (NBC) and “Mom” (CBS).
Seth Rogan received his second (2nd) Golden Globe nomination today for his work as a Producer on “The Disaster Artist” Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He was previously nominated in the same category for his work as a Producer on the film “50/50” in 2012.
Frances McDormand “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the only Best Actress Motion Picture Drama nominee never to win a Golden Globe Award. She has however won a Best Actress Oscar (“Fargo”), Best Actress Tony award (“Good People”), two Emmys (“Olive Kitteridge”), and two Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Fargo” and “Olive Kitteridge”).
Meryl Streep Best Actress Motion Picture Drama nominee “The Post” received her record breaking 31st nomination for acting, more than any other actor in the 75 year history of the Golden Globe Awards.
Jordan Peele received his first Golden Globe nomination as a Producer for “Get Out” nominee Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He also wrote and directed the hit film.
All five (5) of the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy Alison Brie, Issa Rae, Rachel Brosahan, Frankie Shaw, and Pamela Adlon are first (1st) time nominees.
Michelle Pfeiffer received her first nomination for television today for her brilliant performance in “Wizard of Lies”; it has been 24 years since her last Golden Globe Nomination. This is her 7th nomination overall and she previously won for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama for “The Fabulous Baker Boys” in 1990.
The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented live on NBC Sunday, January 7th, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST. Congrats to the nominees and a huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for 75 years of supporting motion pictures and television.