A host of Broadway favorites were recognized for their work on screen as nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards were announced December 9.
Far and away the category stacked the heaviest with artists and titles to entice theatre fans is Best Original Song. Five Tony winners penned four of the songs: Andrew Lloyd Webber for new Cats tune “Beautiful Ghosts” (co-written with and performed by Taylor Swift), Elton John for Rocketman’s “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (with Bernie Taupin), husband-and-wife duo Bobby and Kristen Lopez for “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2, and Cynthia Erivo for “Stand Up,” the anthem she performed and wrote with Joshua Brian Campbell for Harriet. Rounding out the category is The Lion King’s “Spirit,” by Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie, and Ilya Salmanzadeh.
The “Beautiful Ghosts” nod was the only one for Cats, which was omitted from Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy (Rocketman being the sole movie musical in the category).for her performance as Harriet Tubman in the aforementioned biopic. Fellow Tony winner Scarlett Johansson joins her in the category for Marriage Story, as does Charlize Theron for Bombshell, Broadway alum Saoirse Ronan for Little Women, and Renée Zellweger for embodying Judy Garland in Judy.
Adam Driver, who earned his first Tony nomination earlier this year for Burn This, continued his streak of accolades with a nomination for Marriage Story. Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (recently on Broadway in The Height of the Storm) and Tony nominee Antonio Banderas are also in the running for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama, for The Two Popes and Pain and Glory, respectively.
Meanwhile, on the small screen, several stage names picked up nominations, including Tony winner Ben Platt for The Politician, Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter for Pose, Tony and Oscar winner Helen Mirren for Catherine the Great, recent The Great Society star Brian Cox for Succession, and Off-Broadway and West End alum Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag.
After earning an Emmy Award earlier this year for playing Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon, Michelle Williams received a Golden Globe nomination for the FX limited series, which also earned nods for co-star Sam Rockwell and Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture.GoldenGlobes.com.