Twitter reacts to the Golden Globe Award nominations

Award season is officially upon us, and the nominations for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced Dec. 6, 2018. Vice, the Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale, leads the field of nominees with six, followed by The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star Is Born scoring five apiece. Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians proved diversity sells. Actor Rami Malek was rewarded for introducing a new generation to the genius of Freddie Mercury and Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody, and the many talents of Lady Gaga were recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for A Star Is Born. With historical firsts and big opportunities on the table, this award show is becoming must-see television.

The debate is already raging on social media about which films and performers should take home the coveted trophy and which stars and projects were left out in the cold. From love to outrage, we present the best Twitter reactions to the Golden Globe nominations.

Black Panther makes history

Wakanda forever! Black Panther became the first superhero movie nominated for a best picture Golden Globe Award, and some heavy hitters among the press responded in kind. "Could Wakanda forever be etched into the history books on February 24, 2019? It's too early to predict that outcome, or another, with any confidence. But, with little more than 3 months until the Oscars, a BLACK PANTHER win looks more plausible than ever," said ScottFeinberg, a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter. Other film critics didn't buy into the hype. "I'm seriously going to have to watch Black Panther again to attempt to get this Best Picture business, cause after three viewings I'm just not seeing it. Entertaining, cool and fun? Sure. Mind-blowing cinematic artistry that bests all others this year? Nah," tweeted JoBlo Editor-In-Chief Paul Shirey.

Alfie Award-winning author and commentator Alexandra Erin shut down one of the complaints about the film's nomination. "So the wildest thing I'm seeing in responses to Black Panther's nomination is the people saying they loved it, it's a great movie, but they're mad because they *know* it was nominated 'for political reasons.' Let go of that narrative, it's making you cut off your nose for spite," she tweeted.  

Lady Gaga's Golden Globe star is born

With five Golden Globe nominations, A Star Is Born has become a force this award season, and with her nominations for best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama and best original song for "Shallow," Lady Gaga might just rule the night. Her fans are ready for it. "If Lady Gaga doesn't win the Golden Globe for Best Actress, we riot," @HMason9 proclaimed. "Today Lady Gaga became the first artist this century to be nominated at the #GoldenGlobes in film, television and music categories. A multi-talented versatile legend," @LGMonsterFact said. 

Some Little Monsters are already focused on the Academy Awards. Mother Monster took to Twitter to show her appreciation. "I'm so grateful for all of the nominations for A Star Is Born today! The film has truly been a passion project for everyone involved, and we've all become a family. I couldn't be more happy to see [director and co-star Bradley Cooper] recognized for his incredible vision and performance," she tweeted.

Rami Malek is a killer queen

Despite a lukewarm reception from critics, Bohemian Rhapsody was a massive success, thanks in no small part to Rami Malek's turn as Queen's iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury. "Rami Malek deserves this win. His performance was outstanding and absolutely beautiful. It was so gripping and it really sucked you in to the world of Freddie. I swear when youre watching, you just forget about Rami Malek. Well done Rami. You deserve everything," said @Satellite_LJP. "Rami malek started his career being typecast bc of his ethnicity and now he is nominated for a golden globe for playing one of the biggest rockstars [sic] in history," @godsaverami tweeted.

"I'm convinced Rami Malek is one of the best actors of my generation," tweeted @BlakeYagman. "From Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot to Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, @ItsRamiMalek takes on deeply complex characters who, ultimately, teach all of us about what it means to be different."

The Amy Adams lovefest continues

Breaking News: The Golden Globe Awards love Amy Adams. She received another three nominations for the 2019 awards show: best supporting actress for her portrayal of Lynne Cheney in Vice; best actress in a limited series for her lead role in Sharp Objects; and best television series or motion picture made for television for Sharp Objects (she's a producer), bringing her total career nods to a whopping 11. Many fans think she's got at least one win on lock. 

"Amy Adams was unbelievable in this series," tweeted @everyofthecat of Sharp Objects. "I've never seen a female role written so beautifully and realistically and Amy was so heartbreaking to watch. This series still sticks with me months after watching it. A truly great female driven story, from protagonist to antagonist."

Constance Wu's historical nomination

Crazy Rich Asians' best picture nomination makes it the first in its category to star an Asian cast since Joy Luck Club in 1993, and its star, actress Constance Wu, became the first Asian woman nominated for best actress in nearly half a century. "Constance Wu is going to the #GoldenGlobes as a lead actress nominee and while there, she will see another Asian woman lead actress nominee, Sandra Oh, host the entire thing. Visibility!" tweeted @LaineyGossip. "I'm still losing my mind over all the Crazy Rich Asians love ON TOP OF Constance Wu and Sandra Oh nominations. It's about time. #GoldenGlobes," tweeted film critic @ReelTalker.

Wu responded to the headlines as well. "What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now… I'm ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!" the actress tweeted. The film was adapted from Kevin Kwan's bestselling book of the same name, and he was also pumped about the nominations. "What wonderful news to wake up to!" he tweeted.

Timothée Chalamet makes his alma mater proud

Actor Timothée Chalamet became a critical darling due to his breakout roles in Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name, and now he can add a nomination for best supporting actor for Beautiful Boy to his list of accomplishments. His former high school was pumped about the news. "Congratulations to Timothee Chalamet (LaG '13) on his Golden Globe nomination … Our alumni continue to amaze and inspire!" @LaGuardiaAF tweeted

The official account for Beautiful Boy shared Chalamet's reaction to his second Golden Globe nomination (via The Wrap): "WOW! Have woken up with a rush of gratitude and excitement this morning! I see the other men in my category, some of whom I've already gotten a chance to meet, and I am humbled to even be considered alongside their wonderful performances."

BlacKKKlansman becomes a Golden Globe joint

Director Spike Lee has created some of the most seminal works in cinema history with Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. In 2018, Lee's BlacKKKlansman reminded everyone why he is one of Hollywood's most iconic filmmakers. Naturally, his fans had plenty to say on Twitter. 

"I used to work in a cinema and also watch films all the time. Never in my life have I experienced what I did at the end of #BlacKkKlansman. I swear it felt like the whole room stopped breathing and you'd be able to hear a pin drop. Totally get emotional just thinking about it," @morleysaurus wrote. "This director has made one of his best films, out of an incredible career, and he earns the gold, in my opinion. A great year of films. But it's Spike Lee's year," tweeted @BartonBund.

Journalist Ernest Owens shared a cinematic fun fact. "Both Denzel Washington and now his son, John David Washington become the first Black father-son acting pair to both be #GoldenGlobes nominees. Even better, both got them for Spike Lee joints!" he tweeted

About those snubs

It's inevitable that some powerful films or performances will be passed over every award season, and Twitter sounded off on the 2019 Golden Globes' biggest snubs. "Gonna take me a minute to get over Viola Davis not getting nominated for WIDOWS. Did the HFPA even see WIDOWS. What why how," @jenyamato quipped. 

"No barry for director. no beale street for score. bo rhap for drama??? hoW ?? all male directors Again. NOTHING for widows. NOTHING for first reformed. NOTHING for suspira. NOTHING for Burning or Cold War. NOTHING FOR FEMALE FILMMAKERS. y'all smelling this," @aytwentyfour raged. "I don't care about the Golden Globes. I don't care about the Golden Globes. The Golden Globes are stupid. How could HFPA *not* nominate Atlanta for Best TV Comedy?" @MaryLDixon wrote.

According to Variety, "Only five women in the history of the Golden Globes have been nominated for best director … with Streisand being the only woman to ever take home the prize for Yentl. Considering a number of critically acclaimed films were helmed by women in 2018, many thought this would be the year for female directors. Think again. "As I have been stewing for the last couple of hours about women directors being snubbed again by the #GoldenGlobes I want to reiterate that this issue is not going to just go away with women making excellent movies. There were so many excellent movies directed by women this year," tweeted Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood.

Let's not forget Paddington Bear 2

Would you believe a film starring a CGI bear scored a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? Paddington Bear 2 did just that, and so the film's fans felt arguably disrespected when it was ignored by the Golden Globe Awards. 

'Paddington bear did not go to jail in paddington 2 only to be snubbed by the golden globes," @gracewattle tweeted. "Your overt display of malignant cowardice ignoring Paddington 2 in your little 'awards ceremony' is a blight upon your bloodline and your loved ones who, it can now be certain, do not love you in return," said @nwalks. "I won't rest until the @goldenglobes gives Paddington 2 the respect it deserves #JUSTICEFORPADDINGTON2," @camden_murphyyy said. "I haven't looked at the #GoldenGlobes noms but I'm going to assume they nominated Paddington 2 for every conceivable award since it was perfection," tweeted @runwithskizzers.

We could go on and on, but we'll leave you with this, from @marnieshure: "Paddington 2 still has a shot at the Academy Award for Best Picture, and I'm selling prayer candles to any and all interested parties."