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Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' tops Golden Globes nominations

Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' tops Golden Globes nominations

Original Song, Motion Picture: Kendrick Lamar, "All The Stars", "Black Panther"; Dolly Parton, "Girl in the Movies", "Dumplin"; Annie Lennox, "Requiem for a Private War" from "A Private War"; Troye Sivan and Jonsi, "Revelation", "Boy Erased"; Lady Gaga, "Shallow", "A Star Is Born". Barry Jenkins' follow-up to "Moonlight" got three nominations, as did "Black Panther" and Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma", which included the Best Foreign Language category.

Newton native John Krasinski's thriller "A Quiet Place" only earned a nod for Best Original Score, but his wife, Emily Blunt, scored a Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) nomination for "Mary Poppins Returns", one of four nominations for the film. Kidman, a Globes favorite to be sure, squeezed her way into the best actress in a drama field, nominated for her Performance with a capital P as a grizzled, bewigged police detective in Destroyer.

Samberg and Oh have something in common - they both won Golden Globes in the first year their primetime series were eligible - Samberg in 2014 when then-freshman "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was named best comedy-musical series, and Oh in 2006 for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy". The Annapurna Pictures release, starring Christian Bale (also nominated) as the former VP, is a critical portrait of Cheney that portrays him as a power-hungry, behind-the-scenes tyrant. There were plenty of pleasant and unexpected surprises, though, including The Good Place picking up two nominations after being shut out a year ago, and Elsie Fisher being nominated for Eighth Grade.

With its latest accolades - a Golden Globe nomination as outstanding drama on Thursday, and recognition from the American Film Institute's annual 10-best list - the next hurdle would be the Academy Awards, which would represent a breakthrough for superhero movies. Then again, the HFPA also snubbed him for the first "Creed" as well (Stallone won that year for the film).

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The nominees for best animated film were: Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

The 2019 Golden Globes are set to air live on Sunday (January 6) on NBC. If she takes home the trophy, she'll be the first singer to win Best Actress in a Drama, which is quite a feat.

The duo follows previous hosts Seth Meyers (2018), Jimmy Fallon (2017) and Ricky Gervais (2016, 2012, 2011, 2010), as well as co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (2015, 2014, 2013).