La La Land Sweeps the Globes!

 

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling celebrate La La Land‘s sweep

Last night Hollywood royalty came out to see who the Hollywood Foreign Press has dubbed as the best of movies and television in the past year.  One film stood out: La La Land. Perhaps the writing was on the wall at the beginning of the show when host Jimmy Fallon parodied several musical sequences from the film with participation from a variety of nominated actors.  Quick shout out to the kids from Stranger Things.  Damn, Eleven can rap!

La La Land reined supreme, winning in every category where it scored a nomination including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), and Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling).  Ultimately, the film won seven globes, more than any other film in the award show’s history.  This honor was previously held by 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 1978’s Midnight Express, both of which won six Globes.

 

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Cast and Crew of Moonlight

The other major winner of the night was Moonlight.  The coming of age story won Best Picture, Drama.  While the film was nominated for a total of six globes, this was its only win of the night. Moonlight beat out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and front-runner Manchester by the Sea.

Manchester by the Sea did not go home without getting some validation.  Casey Affleck, sporting a serious hermit beard, won the award for Best Actor, Drama.  Affleck has won several critics awards for his role, however, this is the first major award Affleck has won.  Affleck has all but guaranteed himself a second Oscar nomination.

After five nominations in the last eight years, Viola Davis finally took home gold.  Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the long suffering wife, Rose, in Fences.  Davis and fellow nominee Denzel Washington both took home Tonys for their roles in the stage version of the film.  My Spidey Senses tell me that Davis may be the front-runner for the Supporting Actress Oscar this year.  Fingers crossed!

The surprise winners of the night were Isabelle Huppert and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Huppert won Best Actress, Drama for her role as a revenge driven rape victim in Elle, which also took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the leader of a violent group of men terrorizing a young couple in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

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Cast and Crew of Atlanta

The television category was full of surprises as well.  Freshman series The Crown and Atlanta took home awards for Best Television Series, Drama and Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, respectively.  The leads from both of these shows also won in the acting categories with Claire Foy winning Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama for The Crown and Donald Glover winning Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

While it was no surprise  The People vs. OJ Simpson won for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Sarah Paulson), both Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown did not win for their portrayals of attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Christopher Darden, respectively.  Both lost to actors from the AMC mini-series The Night ManagerThe Night Manager actually won awards for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Tom Hiddleston), Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Hugh Laurie), and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Olivia Colman).

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Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award

However, the most talked about moment from the Golden Globes comes from the grand dame of acting, Meryl Streep.  While Streep did not win a competitive Globe last night (she lost to Emma Stone), she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to her by Viola Davis.  Streep gave a stirring speech that both honored her peers and stayed true to herself.  Streep called out President-Elect Donald Trump for his cruel mockery of disabled New York Times reported Serge Kovaleski, saying that it “broke my heart”. She continued by saying, “This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everybody’s life because it gives permission for other people to do the same. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” An eloquent statement from an eloquent actress.

-Ariadne Ansbro

The full list of winners is below:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water

Lion
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER Moonlight

 

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Cast and Crew of La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER La La Land
Sing Street

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Isabelle Huppert

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
WINNER Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

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Emma Stone

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
WINNER Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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Casey Affleck

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
WINNER
 Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
WINNER Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

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Viola Davis

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
WINNER
 Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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Damien Chazelle

Best Director, Motion Picture
WINNER
 Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

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Ryan Gosling

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
WINNER Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
WINNER
 La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

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Justin Hurwitz, composer of La La Land

Original Score, Motion Picture
Moonlight
WINNER La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana

My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
WINNER Zootopia

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
WINNER “City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

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Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven (direcor of Elle)

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
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WINNER Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Television Series, Drama
WINNER
 The Crown
Game of Thrones

Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
WINNER 
Atlanta
Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

 

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Cast and Crew of The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser

The Night Manager
The Night Of
WINNER The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Billy Bob Thornton

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
WINNER Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

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Donald Glover

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
WINNER Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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Tom Hiddleston

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
WINNER Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

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Hugh Laurie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
WINNER Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Claire Foy

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
WINNER Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER
 Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

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Sarah Paulson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
WINNER Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
WINNER Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Meryl Streep

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2017 Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

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Welcome back, my award season enthusiasts!  The 2017 Award Season officially commenced this morning at 8:15 am with the announcement of the Golden Globe Award Nominations.  While these awards are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press, whose members do not overlap with any Oscar voting body, they are always a good indication of what movies we need to see in order to make an informed statement at our local bar on Oscar night.

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

Damien Chazelle’s modern-day musical La La Land was the most nominated film this year with a total of seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling), and Best Director (Chazelle).  This was a big weekend for Land, as last night it won Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Keep your eye on this one, kids.  Something tells me this is going to be the one to beat this year.  (I may or may not be listening to the soundtrack as I write this article.)

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Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

The indie film Moonlight made an impressive showing by picking up six nominations.  The coming of age story of a young man trying to find his place in the world while navigating the rough streets of Miami garnered nominations for Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Mahershala Ali), and Best Director (Barry Jenkins).

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

Several other films we were all expecting to hear announced, and did not disappoint, were Manchester by the Sea, Lion, and FencesManchester was nominated for five Globes including, Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Actor, Drama (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Michelle Williams), and Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan).  Dev Patel’s performance in Lion has long been touted as one of the best of the year.  The hype seems to be accurate, considering Patel was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.  The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture, Drama, and Nicole Kidman picked up her 11th Globe nomination in the supporting actress category.  Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences gave him a nomination for Best Actor, Drama, and Viola Davis a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.  These same actors won Tony’s for playing the same roles on Broadway in 2010.

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This is Us

On the Television side of things, new shows Westworld and This is Us both were nominated for three awards each.  The shows were both nominated as well as actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton for Westworld, and Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz for This is Us. 

A few tried and true shows were also nominated, including Game of Thrones, Veep, Transparent, and BlackishThrones, Veep, and Transparent all received two nominations, while Blackish picked up three nominations.

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Sarah Paulsen and Sterling K. Hayden in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

However, the most interesting categories on the television side of the awards are for made-for-TV movies or mini-series ones.  The very compelling and brilliantly acted The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story received five nominations, making it the most nominated program in the television categories.  Simpson was nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Actor (Courtney B. Vance), Best Actress (Sarah Paulson), and Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta).

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John Turturro and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of

I personally feel the need to mention the nominations that were received for the criminally underrated The Night Of.  The mini-series picked up nominations for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and two nominations in the Best Actor category: one for Riz Ahmed’s performance as a wrongfully-accused (or was he?) murderer, and one for John Turturro as Ahmed’s psoriasis affected, sleazy attorney.

The Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will be announced on January 8, 2017 on NBC.

-Ariadne Ansbro

Full list of nominees below:

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Hacksaw Ridge

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

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Natalie Portman in Jackie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

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Sing Street

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

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Annette Bening in 20th Century Women

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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Dev Patel in Lion

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

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Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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Nocturnal Animals

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

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Hell or High Water

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

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Arrival

Original Score, Motion Picture
Moonlight
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

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Sing

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

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Moana

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

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Elle

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Divines
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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Stranger Things

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

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Claire Foy in The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

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Matthew Rhys in The Americans

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

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Veep

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Atlanta
Blackish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

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Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

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Donald Glover in Atlanta

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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The Night Manager

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

 

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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Bryan Cranston in All the Way

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

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Christian Slater in Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

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Thandie Newton in Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld