‘Marriage Story’ beats ‘Irishman’ as Golden Globes spotlight men’s stories

Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Laura Dern, Azby Robertson, Noah Baumbach, Adam Driver and Alan Alda attend "Marriage Story" New York Premiere at Paris Theater on November 10, 2019. (AFP)

Netflix divorce drama “Marriage Story” on Monday led a Golden Globes nominations list dominated by movie stories about white men and marked by snubs for actor Robert De Niro and television shows “Game of Thrones” and social justice drama “When They See Us.”

“Marriage Story” scored six nods, including best drama and for actors Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern. It was followed by Martin Scorsese’s epic mob movie “The Irishman,” and Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” with five apiece.

Johansson said in a statement that making “Marriage Story” was “one of the highlights of my career.”

De Niro, the star of “The Irishman,” was left out of the best actor race, although his co-stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci won nods for their supporting roles and Scorsese will compete for best director.

“It means so much to all of us — to me, Bob, Joe, Al, and the whole team — to be recognized with these nominations,” Scorsese said in a statement.

The best movie drama category was rounded out with director Sam Mendes’ immersive First World War drama “1917” from Universal Pictures, terrifying comic book villain “Joker” from Warner Bros and papal story “The Two Popes.”

The films nominated for best comedy or musical were Eddie Murphy’s comeback “Dolemite is My Name,” Nazi-era satire “Jojo Rabbit,” murder mystery “Knives Out,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Elton John biopic “Rocketman.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53