This is Jacob and Ricky’s instant reaction to the 2020 Golden Globe nominations. A more in-depth break-down will be up later on our podcast, but until then check out who we felt was a snub, surprise, and who we think will win.

  • Each link goes to the review of whoever posted the pick.
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Best Picture Drama

Nominees: 1917, Joker, The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Two Popes

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Little Women
    • Ricky: Little Women
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: The Two Popes
    • Ricky: Joker

Best Picture Comedy/Musical

Nominees: Dolemite is my Name, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Rocketman

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Cats
    • Ricky: Honestly I like the five.
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Jojo Rabbit
    • Ricky: None.
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    • Ricky: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor Drama

Nominees: Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
    • Ricky: Not Adam Sandler (Murder Mystery) – George MacKay (1917)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Christian Bale
    • Ricky: Christian Bale
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Adam Driver or Joaquin Phoenix
    • Ricky: Phoenix should win hands down

Best Actor Comedy/Musical

Nominees: Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is my Name)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: None
    • Ricky: None
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: None
    • Ricky: None
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Taron Egerton or Eddie Murphy
    • Ricky: Leo

Best Actress Drama

Nominees: Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johannson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Renee Zellweger (Judy)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Lupita Nyong’o (Us)
    • Ricky: Lupita Nyong’o (Us)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Cynthia Erivo
    • Ricky: Cynthia Erivo
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Renee Zellweger
    • Ricky: Cynthia Erivo

Best Actress Comedy/Musical

Nominees: Ana de Armas (Knives Out), Awkwafina (The Farewell), Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go… Bernadette), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart), Emma Thompson (Late Night)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Constance Wu (Hustlers)
    • Ricky: Constance Wu (Hustlers)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Cate Blanchett
    • Ricky: Cate Blanchett
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Awkwafina or Ana de Armas
    • Ricky: Ana de Armas

Best Supporting Actor

Nominees: Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Al Pacino (The Irishman), Joe Pesci (The Irishman), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)
    • Ricky: Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy) or Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Anthony Hopkins
    • Ricky: Anthony Hopkins
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Brad Pitt
    • Ricky: Brad Pitt

Best Supporting Actress

Nominees: Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Anette Bening (The Report), Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Margot Robbie (Bombshell), Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell)
    • Ricky: Caitriona Balfe (Ford v Ferrari)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Kathy Bates
    • Ricky: Anette Benning
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Laura Dern
    • Ricky: J-Lo

Best Director

Nominees: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), Sam Mendes (1917), Todd Phillips (Joker), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quinten Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), James Mangold (Ford V Ferrari), Ten other people before Todd Phillips
    • Ricky: James Mangold (Ford V Ferrari)
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Todd Phillips
    • Ricky: Todd Phillips
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Sam Mendes
    • Ricky: Quinten Tarantino

Best Screenplay

Nominees: Marriage Story, Parasite, The Two Popes, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: The Farewell
    • Ricky: Honey Boy
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: The Two Popes
    • Ricky: The Two Popes
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Parasite
    • Ricky: Parasite

Best Animated Feature

Nominees: Frozen II, How to Train Your Dragon 3, The Lion King, Missing Link, Toy Story 4

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: I Lost My Body
    • Ricky: Angry Birds II because if The Lion King can get in why not this bad movie.
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: The Lion King
    • Ricky: Seriously, The Lion King was trash. It doesn’t belong on this list and it’s an embarrassment to movies that it is.
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Toy Story 4 or Frozen II
    • Ricky: Frozen II

Best Foreign Language Film

Nominees: The Farewell, Les Miserables, Pain & Glory, Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: None.
    • Ricky: None
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: The Farewell
    • Ricky: None
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Parasite
    • Ricky: Parasite

Best Original Score

Nominees: 1917, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, Motherless Brooklyn

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: Us
    • Ricky: Us
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Motherless Brooklyn
    • Ricky: Motherless Brooklyn
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: 1917
    • Ricky: Joker

Best Original Song

Nominees: Cats, Rocketman, Frozen II, Lion King, Harriet

  • SNUB: Who should have been in.
    • Jacob: None
    • Ricky: Lost in the Woods – Frozen II
  • SURPRISE: If there was any.
    • Jacob: Lion King
    • Ricky: Lion Trash
  • Winner:
    • Jacob: Rocketman
    • Ricky: Cats because of Tay Tay

Check out our full thoughts later in our podcast. Check out our podcast whenever podcasts are found and on Twitter at @MCDIPod. Follow Jacob on Twitter at @MCDI_Jacob and Ricky at @rickyvalero_. Check out Jacob and Ricky’s reviews at the musiccitydrivein.com. Follow along, subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and always remember to drive safe!

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