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About the comedy nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globes

OK, first things first: The annual caveats about the Golden Globe Awards. They’re not the G in EGOT, so don’t get it twisted. Why not? Because G stands for Grammy. Also, because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decides the Globes, and they’re peculiarly particular about who they like and why, and it often has as much to do with starpower and politics as it does actual merit. And while they offer slots for comedies, they always get bumped for any musical that shows up. That said, winning a Globe still means a lot for the performers. But just know that if you got snubbed by the Globes, you shouldn’t lose too much sleep.

So, onto the positives! The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime breaking through even though it just debuted! Partial victories for Get Out and Lady Bird (although both got seriously snubbed, too), and the entire field of nominees for Best Actress in a TV comedy!

But where’s The Big Sick, one of the best movies of the year, period?!?! Where are Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele in the director nods? Or any of the great women who made great movies in 2017? Or Peele for his Get Out screenplay? Or love for past Globes winners such as Rachel Bloom, whose Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is even better now than in its first season?

I mean…oh right, it’s the Golden Globes.

I’m thinking too much about them already.

Here are your comedy (and musical) nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes, to be awarded live on NBC with Seth Meyers hosting on Jan. 7, 2018.


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent


Best TV Series, Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Erik McCormack, Will & Grace

Sean L. McCarthy

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