Paul Schrader's punishing drama "First Reformed" about a protestant minister played by Ethan Hawke got a handful of Independent Spirit Award nominations, was selected by the National Board of Review and AFI as one of the top films of the year and won big at the Gotham Awards.
Samberg and Oh had a memorable back-and-forth during the Primetime Emmys back in September, recreating the infamous 2017 Oscars flub in which Warren Beatty incorrectly announced that "La La Land" won for Best Picture, when the victor was, in fact, "Moonlight".
In most cases when a ceremony has two hosts, they are longtime friends or an onscreen duo - or both - like Fey and Poehler at the Globes, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin at the Oscars and Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Primetime Emmys. That's all well and good for the Comedy side, but oh boy, the competition for the Drama category is going to be fierce.
Snub: Widows. While First Man did manage a few nominations in the end, Steve McQueen's elevated heist thriller was passed over completely. She won a Golden Globe in 2006 for actress in a supporting role in a series for Grey's Anatomy.
Surprisingly, Netflix did not score a single nomination for the acclaimed update of Mike Flanagan and Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House", which seems a shame, as young viewers had nightmares watching this one, and it would have been a thrill to see some of its castmembers in the mix along with AARP qualifiers Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe. Kidman, a Globes favorite to be sure, squeezed her way into the best actress in a drama field, nominated for her Performance with a capital P as a grizzled, bewigged police detective in Destroyer.
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Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing a ideal impersonation of the 41st president was "Mr. After handing his coat over, Trump sat down and shook hand with Barack and Michelle Obama before snubbing the Clintons.
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Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to move forward on a resolution curtailing USA backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Graham, a confidant of Trump, had said he would refuse to support "any key vote" until Haspel spoke to lawmakers.
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He has touted Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to the USA and recently thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices. He added: "We're looking for an appropriate response that doesn't completely fracture the relationship".
Samberg is no stranger to NBC's airwaves, having been a mainstay on "Saturday Night Live" from 2005 to 2012.
Performers like Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Regina King (Beale Street), Ali and Washington, insured a somewhat diverse field of nominees.
Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody, which tracks the rise of queer music legend Freddie Mercury, has been nominated for best drama film, as well as best actor for Rami Malek. Still, this calls for a celebratory game of mahjong.
Black Panther wasn't the only hero recognized this morning. A Star Is Born picked up five nominations, including a lead actress nomination for Lady Gaga, lead actor and directing nominations for Bradley Cooper, and a best original song nomination for "Shallow".
Surprise: John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie! On the TV front, This Is Us was completely ignored. Certainly not over The Sisters Brothers. But the film and Hawke were left out completely. If she takes home the trophy, she'll be the first singer to win Best Actress in a Drama, which is quite a feat.