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"The Shape of Water," "Big Little Lies" Top Golden Globes Nominations Tally For Film, TV
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Hawkins was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
Best Drama Nominees: "Call Me by Your Name," "Dunkirk," "The Post," "The Shape of Water," "Three Billboards"
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Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led the television nominees with six nods.

In what's been seen as a wide-open Oscar race so far, several films followed closely behind "The Shape of Water," including Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post," with six nominations, including best actress for Meryl Streep and best actor for Tom Hanks. Martin McDonagh's revenge drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" also got a major boost in the nominations announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, with six nods, including best actress for Frances McDormand and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

But as the most prominent platform yet in Hollywood's awards season to confront the post-Harvey Weinstein landscape, the Globes also enthusiastically supported Ridley Scott's J. Paul Getty drama "All the Money in the World." Christopher Plummer, who has replaced Kevin Spacey in the film, was nominated for best supporting actor. Scott was also nominated for best director and Michelle Williams for best actress.

A rough cut of the film was screened for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Globes. Scott is quickly reediting the movie to eradicate Spacey, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous men.

The nominees for best picture drama are: the tender young romance "Call Me By Your Name," Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk," ''The Post," ''The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

The nominees for best picture comedy or musical are: James Franco's "The Disaster Artist," Jordan Peele's horror sensation "Get Out," Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age tale "Lady Bird," the upcoming musical "The Greatest Showman," and the Tonya Harding comic-drama "I, Tonya."

Despite considerable backlash, "Get Out" ended up on the comedy side of the Globes. It was submitted that way by Universal Pictures. Peele himself slyly commented on the controversy, calling his social critique of latent racism "a documentary." Though the Globes passed over Peele's script, newcomer Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for best actor in a comedy.

Though some predicted and feared an acting field lacking diversity, the nominees were fairly inclusive. Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq."), Mary J. Blige ("Mudbound"), Hong Chau ("Downsizing") and Octavia Spencer ("The Shape of Water") were among the 30 film acting nominees.

In the television categories, the Emmy-winning "Big Little Lies" earned a number of acting nods (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard) as well as best limited series. (HBO recently announced a second season for "Big Little Lies," which will change its category in other awards shows.)

FX's Bette Davis and Joan Crawford chronicle "Feud: Bette and Joan" landed four nominations, including nods for Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Amazon's just-debuted "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" scored several nods, including best comedy series. Also with numerous nominations were Netflix's "Stranger Things," Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and NBC's "This Is Us."

Left out were frequent Globes-nominees "House of Cards" and "Transparent," two of the TV affected by the cascading fallout of sexual harassment allegations in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's ouster. It's been an omnipresent component of this year's awards season, including Monday. As usual, the nominations were partly announced on NBC's "Today" show, where Matt Lauer was recent fired following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gary Oldman, nominated for best actor for his Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," said it's cast an unusual pall over the season.

"How should we celebrate? Well, I don't think any of it's funny, so I guess that people will stay away from it in the ceremony," said Oldman by phone Monday. "It's evolution, and it's good that we sort of start to check ourselves about what we do and what we say and how we do it and how we say it to people, so I think it's ultimately a good thing. But I can't see too much of this coming up in (the show), up there on the platform, as it were, on the podium. It's not something to joke about, I don't think."

The nominees were announced from Beverly Hills after still-burning fires ravaged Southern California for the past week. The Thomas Fire has destroyed some 790 structures and forced thousands to evacuate their homes, with the blazes even entering the nearby neighborhood of Bel Air.

The Globes haven't traditionally predicted the Oscars, but they did last January. The Globes best-picture winners — "Moonlight" and "La La Land" — both ultimately ended up on the stage for the final award of the Oscars, with "Moonlight" emerging victorious only after the infamous envelope flub. The press association, which has worked in recent years to curtail its reputation for odd choices, is composed of approximately 90 freelance international journalists.

The last Globes broadcast, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, averaged 20 million viewers, an upswing of 8 percent, according to Nielsen. This year, Fallon's NBC late-night partner, Seth Meyers, will host the January 7 ceremony.

No Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement recipient has yet been chosen. Last year's honoree, Streep, spoke forcefully against the then President-elect Donald Trump, shortly before his inauguration, leading him to criticize the actress as "overrated." This year, she — along with Spielberg and Hanks — return with a pointed and timely drama, "The Post," about the power of the press to counter lies emanating from the White House.

Here’s a full rundown of nominations:

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2018 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Frenesy Film / La Cinéfacture Productions / Water’s End Productions; Sony Pictures Classics
DUNKIRK
Warner Bros. Pictures / Syncopy; Warner Bros. Pictures
THE POST
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Double Dare You; Fox Searchlight Pictures
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Blueprint Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
JESSICA CHASTAIN MOLLY’S GAME
SALLY HAWKINS THE SHAPE OF WATER
FRANCES MCDORMAND THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
MERYL STREEP THE POST
MICHELLE WILLIAMS ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS PHANTOM THREAD
TOM HANKS THE POST
GARY OLDMAN DARKEST HOUR
DENZEL WASHINGTON ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
THE DISASTER ARTIST
Good Universe / Point Grey / Ratpac-Dune / WB/New Line Pictures; A24
GET OUT
Blumhouse / QC Entertainment / Monkeypaw Productions; Universal Pictures
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox
I, TONYA
Clubhouse Pictures / LuckyChap Entertainment; NEON
LADY BIRD
IAC Films; A24

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED
THE BOSS BABY
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
THE BREADWINNER
Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Melusine Productions; GKIDS
COCO
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
FERDINAND
Blue Sky Studios; Twentieth Century Fox
LOVING VINCENT
Breakthru Films / Trademark Films; Good Deed Entertainment

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (CHILE)
Fabula, Participant Media, Komplizen Film, Muchas Gracias, Setembro Cine; Sony Pictures Classics
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (CAMBODIA)
Bophana; Netflix
IN THE FADE (GERMANY / FRANCE)
Bombero International / Macassar Productions; Magnolia Pictures
LOVELESS (RUSSIA)
Non-Stop Productions, Fetisoff Illusion, Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema, Les Films du Fleuve, Senator Film; Sony Pictures Classics
THE SQUARE (SWEDEN / GERMANY / FRANCE)
Plattform Produktion / Arte France Cinéma Coproduction Office / Det Danske Filminstitut / Essential Filmproduktion GmbH / Film i Väst; Magnolia Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
MARY J. BLIGE MUDBOUND
HONG CHAU DOWNSIZING
ALLISON JANNEY I, TONYA
LAURIE METCALF LADY BIRD
OCTAVIA SPENCER THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
WILLEM DAFOE THE FLORIDA PROJECT
ARMIE HAMMER CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
RICHARD JENKINS THE SHAPE OF WATER
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
SAM ROCKWELL THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
GUILLERMO DEL TORO THE SHAPE OF WATER
MARTIN MCDONAGH THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN DUNKIRK
RIDLEY SCOTT ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
STEVEN SPIELBERG THE POST

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
GUILLERMO DEL TORO, VANESSA TAYLOR THE SHAPE OF WATER
GRETA GERWIG LADY BIRD
LIZ HANNAH, JOSH SINGER THE POST
MARTIN MCDONAGH THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
AARON SORKIN MOLLY’S GAME

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
CARTER BURWELL THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT THE SHAPE OF WATER
JONNY GREENWOOD PHANTOM THREAD
JOHN WILLIAMS THE POST
HANS ZIMMER DUNKIRK

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“HOME” — FERDINAND
Music by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson Lyrics by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter
“MIGHTY RIVER” — MUDBOUND
Music by: Raphael Saadiq Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
“REMEMBER ME” — COCO
Music by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“THE STAR” — THE STAR
Music by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman Lyrics by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman
“THIS IS ME” — THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Music by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
THE CROWN NETFLIX
Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television
GAME OF THRONES HBO
HBO Entertainment / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television
THE HANDMAID’S TALE HULU 
MGM, Hulu
STRANGER THINGS NETFLIX
Netflix
THIS IS US NBC
NBC 20th Century Fox Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
CAITRIONA BALFE OUTLANDER
CLAIRE FOY THE CROWN
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL THE DEUCE
KATHERINE LANGFORD 13 REASONS WHY
ELISABETH MOSS THE HANDMAID’S TALE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
JASON BATEMAN OZARK
STERLING K. BROWN THIS IS US
FREDDIE HIGHMORE THE GOOD DOCTOR
BOB ODENKIRK BETTER CALL SAUL
LIEV SCHREIBER RAY DONOVAN

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
BLACK-ISH ABC
ABC Studios
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL AMAZON
Amazon Studios
MASTER OF NONE NETFLIX
Universal Television / Oh Brudder Productions / Alan Yang Productions / Fremulon Productions / 3 Arts Entertainment
SMILF SHOWTIME
ABC Signature Studios / SupahSmaht, Inc / Quantity Entertainment / Groundswell Productions
WILL & GRACE NBC
Universal Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
PAMELA ADLON BETTER THINGS
ALISON BRIE GLOW
RACHEL BROSNAHAN THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
ISSA RAE INSECURE
FRANKIE SHAW SMILF

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
ANTHONY ANDERSON BLACK-ISH
AZIZ ANSARI MASTER OF NONE
KEVIN BACON I LOVE DICK
WILLIAM H. MACY SHAMELESS
ERIC MCCORMACK WILL & GRACE

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BIG LITTLE LIES HBO
HBO Entertainment / David E. Kelly Productions / Pacific Standard / Blossom Films
FARGO 
FX MGM Television / FX Productions
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN 
FX Fox 21 Television Studios
THE SINNER 
USA NETWORK Universal Cable Productions
TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL 
SUNDANCETV SeeSaw Films

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JESSICA BIEL THE SINNER
NICOLE KIDMAN BIG LITTLE LIES
JESSICA LANGE FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
SUSAN SARANDON FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
REESE WITHERSPOON BIG LITTLE LIES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
ROBERT DE NIRO THE WIZARD OF LIES
JUDE LAW THE YOUNG POPE
KYLE MACLACHLAN TWIN PEAKS
EWAN MCGREGOR FARGO
GEOFFREY RUSH GENIUS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
LAURA DERN BIG LITTLE LIES
ANN DOWD THE HANDMAID’S TALE
CHRISSY METZ THIS IS US
MICHELLE PFEIFFER THE WIZARD OF LIES
SHAILENE WOODLEY BIG LITTLE LIES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
DAVID HARBOUR STRANGER THINGS
ALFRED MOLINA FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
CHRISTIAN SLATER MR. ROBOT
ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD BIG LITTLE LIES
DAVID THEWLIS FARGO