Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg named as Golden Globe hosts

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg named as Golden Globe hosts

It was a very good day at the Golden Globes for FX and Amazon, a good day for BBC America and Showtime - and a fair day for HBO and Netflix.

Lead actress in a drama series nominee Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on 17 September 2018.

Benedict Cumberbatch was also shortlisted for playing Patrick Melrose in the Sky Atlantic drama of the same name based on Edward St Aubyn's novels, as was Thandie Newton, for Westworld.

The other nominees for best foreign language film were "Capernaum", "Girl", "Never Look Away" and "Shoplifters" - a field that notably left off one of the year's most acclaimed films: Pawel Pawlikowski's "Cold War".

The Golden Globes is set to air on January 6 with hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

This year's Golden Globe nominations included a few surprises - and a few snubs.

The announcement that the Killing Eve star and Brooklyn Nine-Nine amusing man would host the evening was made Wednesday afternoon.

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Vice topped all contenders on Thursday (Friday NZ Time), in nominations announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, including best picture, comedy and best actor nominations for Christian Bale's almost unrecognisable performance as the former vice president.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which presents the Globes, amended its rules after "The Martian" won best comedy in 2016, but there are clearly still some glitches in the system.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't nominate Meryl. Oh won a Golden Globe in 2006 for best supporting actress in series, limited series or motion picture made for television. Krasinski was expected to be a bigger player, for director (his debut), screenwriting, and even acting alongside his wife Emily Blunt, who did get her own best actress nomination for "Mary Poppins Returns".

Its most prestigious and highest rated drama, "This Is Us", was shut out of the 2019 Golden Globe nominations.

While some critics have taken issue with Green Book for relying on outdated racial tropes, its once flagging Oscar campaign has lately received a boost with both better ticket sales and accruing awards love. Since then, he has hosted four times, Fey and Poehler three times, with NBC's late-night stars Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers taking turns the last two years.

Samberg hosted the Emmy Awards in 2015, but it will be Oh's first time hosting a major awards show.

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