The Golden Globe nominations come out tomorrow, and we have our fingers tightly crossed for a few very unlikely possibilities. Hey, the Golden Globes did nominate John Cameron Mitchell for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” way back when, and were the first folks to kick off “Transparent”‘s awards success story back in January. So perhaps a girl can dream?
“Tangerine” and its actresses get their most high-profile nominations yet. Sean Baker’s film is eligible in the comedy/musical categories — which are not especially crowded this year. Give Mya Taylor and Kitana “Kiki” Rodriguez one of those actress spaces instead of some star who couldn’t care less if she got another Golden Globe nomination (sorry, Meryl). And with this, we’ll forgive you for every stupid thing you’ve ever done and ever will do, HFPA.
“Looking” and/or “Please Like Me” are nominated alongside “Transparent.” “Transparent” is a given, but two other fantastic half hour LGBT shows — “Looking” and “Please Like Me” were just as good this year. We know the former is already cancelled, but this could really, really help the latter get renewed for another round.
“Carol” leads the film nominations. We’re talking best picture, director, screenplay, score, and acting nominations for both Blanchett and Mara.
Andrew Haigh gets a screenplay nomination. For “45 Years,” which in our perfect world also gets acting nods for Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney.
“Jessica Jones,” “Mr. Robot” and “UnREAL” all get major love in the TV drama categories. This is actually quite possible, as the Globes have historically been very kind to acclaimed new series that fly a little under the awards radar. And these three shows are fantastic.
Double nominations for Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Together for “Grace & Frankie” in the TV categories, and separately for “Youth” and “Grandma” in the film categories. And then fire Ricky Gervais and get them to host too (and make Dolly Parton join).
“American Horror Story: Hotel” is completely ignored. Sorry Lada Gaga, but Ryan Murphy has ran out of steam. Awards shows need to stop enabling him.