'Fleabag', 'Big Little Lies' lead nominations
Los Angeles: Amazon's mega hit 'Fleabag' and HBO's star-studded 'Big Little Lies' earned three nominations each at the 2020 Golden Globes on December 9 that also saw the emergence of newer shows in the competition lineup.
Kit Harington helped 'Game of Thrones', one of the biggest shows ever created, to earn its lone nomination in the best actor drama category. The show, which finally ended with eighth season on a critically-divided note, was otherwise snubbed entirely.
'Fleabag', fronted by its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, faces competition from 'Barry', 'The Kominsky Method', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'The Politician' in the best musical or comedy series.
Waller-Bridge is herself considered the frontrunner in best actor musical or comedy series but still faces a formidable challenge in Rachel Brosnahan of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. Kirsten Dunst ('On Becoming a God in Central Florida'), Christina Applegate ('Dead to Me') and Natasha Lyonne ('Russian Doll') are the other nominees.
Bill Hader of 'Barry' faces off Michael Douglas ('The Kominsky Method') and Paul Rudd ('Living With Yourself') in the best actor musical or comedy segment. The three stars are joined by Ben Platt ('The Politician') and Ramy Youssef ('Ramy').
'Killing Eve', another major series from Waller-Bridge, dominates the best drama series category, followed by HBO's 'Big Little Lies' and 'Succession' as well as Netflix's 'The Crown' and newly launched Apple TV+ show 'The Morning Show'. Jodie Comer, who recently won an Emmy for 'Killing Eve', leads the best actor drama race. She will fight it out against Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon ('The Morning Show'), Nicole Kidman ('Big Little Lies') and Oscar winner Olivia Colman ('The Crown').