The Great White Way at the Golden Globes: Round-up of Broadway stars nominated for awards

The Golden Globes

Some of Broadway’s biggest stars have been recognised for recent television and film appearances away from the Great White Way, as nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards were announced earlier today.

Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning and Susan Kelechi announced the nominations across 26 categories, ahead of the award ceremony on January 5, 2020, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

As well as leading television shows including HBO’s “Chernobyl”, Netflix’s “The Crown” and Amazon’s “Fleabag” all receiving multiple nominations, Broadway lovers will be pleased to see their favourite stars on the Golden Globe nominee list.

Best known on Broadway for originating the role of Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his performance in Netflix’s “The Politician”, with the series nominated for best television series – Musical or Comedy.

In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama category, Kinky Boots' Billy Porter is nominated for his performance in “Pose”, with The Great Society’s Brian Cox nominated for his performance in "Succession".

For Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category, Jonathan Pryce is nominated for his role in “The Two Popes”, who recently starred in The Height of the Storm as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s latest Broadway season. Adam Driver also features in the category for his performance in "Marriage Story", who returned to Broadway earlier this year in a revival of Burn This

Leading the way for Broadway actresses at the Golden Globes, Michelle Williams receives her sixth Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Gwen Verdon in “Fosse/Verdon” in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, with the show also nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Cynthia Erivo receives two Golden Globe nominations for playing abolitionist Harriet Tubman in “Harriet”, nominated in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama category, as well as a nomination for Best Original Song for her performance “Stand Up” in “Harriet”, written by herself and Joshua Brian Campbell.

In the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category, new songs from three film adaptations or sequels were recognised. Andrew Lloyd Webber receives a nomination for “Beautiful Ghosts” from the upcoming Cats movie to be released later this year performed by Taylor Swift, as well as “Spirit” from The Lion King by Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie, and Ilya Salmanzadeh and “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II, sung by Idina Menzel and written by Bobby and Kristen Lopez. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from the Elton John biopic rounds out the category.

A full list of Golden Globe nominees featuring Broadway stars can be found here:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever – “Unbelievable”
Joey King – “The Act”
Helen Mirren – “Catherine the Great”
Merritt Wever – “Unbelievable”
Michelle Williams – “Fosse/Verdon”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Catch-22″ – Hulu
“Chernobyl” – HBO
“Fosse/Verdon” – FX
“The Loudest Voice” – Showtime
“Unbelievable” – Netflix

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“Barry” – HBO
“Fleabag” – Amazon
“The Kominsky Method” – Netflix
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Amazon
“The Politician” – Netflix

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Beautiful Ghosts” – Cats
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman
“Into the Unknown” – Frozen II
“Spirit” – The Lion King
“Stand Up” – Harriet

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas – “The Kominsky Method”
Bill Hader – “Barry”
Ben Platt – “The Politician”
Paul Rudd – “Living with Yourself”
Ramy Youssef – “Ramy”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox – “Succession”
Kit Harington – “Game of Thrones”
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
Tobias Menzies – “The Crown”
Billy Porter – “Pose”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian Bale – “Ford v Ferrari”
Antonio Banderas – “Pain and Glory”
Adam Driver – “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce – “The Two Popes”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson – “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan – “Little Women”
Charlize Theron – “Bombshell”
Renée Zellweger – “Judy”

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