Movie Musical The Greatest Showman, Tony Winners, and More Bring Broadway to the 2018 Golden Globe Nominations | Playbill

Awards Movie Musical The Greatest Showman, Tony Winners, and More Bring Broadway to the 2018 Golden Globe Nominations
Dear Evan Hansen Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul earned their second consecutive Golden Globe nod for penning songs for a musical.
Hugh Jackman Twentieth Century Fox Film/Niko Tavernise

Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced December 11 from Beverly Hills, California. Among the artists receiving recognition for their work in TV and film were several Tony winners and stage veterans.

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf
Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf

A quintet of Broadway alums dominated the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama category: Tony winner Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Tony nominees Meryl Streep (The Post) and Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World), as well as Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game).

Similarly, four out of five nominees in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy have ties to the stage: Tony winners Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul) and Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker) and Broadway alums Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes). Joining them in the category is Margot Robbie for I, Tonya.

The leading Actor film categories saw a lighter range of representation from names from the New York stage, with nominees including Tony winner Denzel Washignton (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), Tony nominee Tom Hanks (The Post), and Lucille Lortel Award winner Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).

Tony winners Christopher Plummer and Laurie Metcalf earned nods for their supporting roles in All the Money in the World and Lady Bird, respectively. Also appearing in those two categories is Armie Hammer, set to make his Broadway debut next year in Straight White Men, for Call My By Your Name, and Tony nominee Allison Janney for I, Tonya.


Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Starpix

The movie musical The Greatest Showman earned a total of three nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Tony winner Hugh Jackman was recognized for his title performance, as was the Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) for the film’s anthem “This Is Me.” Also nominated for Best Original Song were Frozen Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for Coco’s “Remember Me.”

Two Broadway playwrights earned nominations Monday morning: Aaron Sorkin (returning to Broadway next year with To Kill a Mockingbird) for his Molly’s Game screenplay and Tony nominee Martin McDonagh, who was nominated for directing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (he also penned the script).

Tony nominee Elisabeth Moss and Broadway alum Ann Dowd, who both earned Emmy Awards earlier this year for their leading and supporting performances, respectively, in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, were again nominated this morning.

Additional stage veterans to receive nods for their TV performances include Tony winners Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Liev Schreiber (earning his fifth Golden Globe nomination for Ray Donovan) and Tony nominees Jude Law (The Young Pope), Alfred Molina (Feud), and David Harbour (Stranger Things).

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will take place January 7. For a complete list of nominations, visit

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