Lady Gaga gets two Golden Globe nominations in wave of queer triumphs

Rami Malek

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The Globes are hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents awards for film and TV.

This was supposed to be Sam Elliott's year.

"A Star Is Born" is competing in the drama categories, while "Vice" is - strangely - in the comedy race.

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The Golden Globes and other awards - including those from critics groups and industry guilds - are closely watched as possible bellwethers for the Oscars, still considered the grand prize, even in this age of awards saturation and declining ratings. There were a few locks, like Mexico's "Roma", from director Alfonso Cuaron, Lebanon's "Capernaum" and even Japan's "Shoplifters". Belgium's "Girl", a Netflix film, was the surprise inclusion here.

Samberg, a former writer and player on Saturday Night Live, is a two-time Golden Globe victor, one for performance by an actor and one as a producer on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won for best television series, musical or comedy. Mysteriously, the streaming service scored three nominations for Chuck Lorre's "The Kominsky Method", a comedy about old men (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) with diminished horizons and weak bladders.

Earlier this year, Oh was nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for the role, making her the first Asian woman to be nominated in that category. Rhode Island native and onetime MA resident Peter Farrelly garnered a Best Director nomination, as well as a Best Screenplay nod, which he shared with co-writers Nick Vallelonga and Peabody native Brian Currie.

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Click through the slideshow to see some of the biggest snubs this year... But the film and Hawke were left out completely.

This Globes category hot mess is nothing new, of course, but expect to hear plenty of mockery for Bohemian Rhapsody being included in a "Best" film category at all (when A Quiet Place was overlooked, as were critics favorites like First Reformed, Eighth Grade and Sorry to Bother You).

Black Panther wasn't the only hero recognized this morning. NBC has hosted the Globes broadcast for the last 23 years. Yet for an industry still grappling with issues pertaining to inclusion, and an award-show apparatus wrestling with a movie business increasingly reliant on superheroes and science fiction, an Oscar nod to "Black Panther" would, indeed, represent a noteworthy gesture, in more ways than one, toward Hollywood's new realities.

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