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Golden Globes and SAG Nominations: What’s Worth Watching

It’s been a strange year for movies, but one thing is the same: award nominations! Both the Golden Globe and SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Award nominations came out this week, giving us a fun to-do list of movies to watch while we’re still staying safer at home.

Golden Globes 2021

The 2021 Golden Globe Nominations came out two months later than usual, but two familiar faces will be back for the awards ceremony: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The comedy stars hosted the Globes from 2013-2015, will reunite only virtually, since Tina will host from New York while Amy will take the mic in Los Angeles.

Mank

The movie with the most Golden Globe nominations this year is Mank, David Fincher’s drama about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for classic 1941 film Citizen Kane.

Mank earned six Golden Globe nominations: best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, David Fincher’s late father.

The movie is available on Netflix:

The Trial of the Chicago 7

With four nominations, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin) is another must-watch.

It follows the true story of seven men who were faced federal charges for conspiracy after the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. 

The Trial of the Chicago 7 earned Golden Globe nominations for best film, drama; best director, Aaron Sorkin; best supporting actor, Sacha Baron Cohen; and best screenplay, Aaron Sorkin. You can also watch it on Netflix:

TV & Snubs

Netflix was also king on the TV side of the Golden Globe nominations, earning six for The Crown‘s fourth season.

Some were surprised that mega-hit Bridgerton didn’t pick up any noms; Meryl Streep, who has earned 32 Golden Globe nominations in her life, was snubbed for Prom and Let Them All Talk.

But while Meryl probably has enough Golden Globes on her mantle (9), people of color do not. Unfortunately, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association does not seem to be embracing diversity and inclusion.

SAG Nominations 2021

Of the 10 films nominated in the Best Picture Golden Globe categories, none center on a narrative about a person of color or an underrepresented community. Luckily, the Screen Actors Guild paid more attention.

In addition to films like Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7, we recommend that you check out the following:

Da 5 Bloods

Drected by Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods tells the story of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains — and a stash of buried gold.

The film was nominated for a SAG Award for best cast; the late Chadwick Boseman also snagged a SAG nod for best supporting actor.

Minari

Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, Minari is about a Korean American family that relocates to an Arkansas farm to pursue their American dream.

One Night in Miami

The members of SAG also voted for the cast of Amazon original One Night in Miami, a period piece about the civil rights movement directed by Regina King and written by Kemp Powers. Leslie Odom, Jr. also snagged a best supporting actor nomination.

What are your favorite movies of the past year!

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