'Sorry to Bother You,' 'Blindspotting' Shut Out of Golden Globe Nominations

'Green Book,' with its buddy-picture examination of race relations in the 1960s south, earned five Golden Globe nominations. (Universal Pictures)

It was a banner year for Oakland film, but you wouldn't know it from the Golden Globe nominations, announced this morning.

Boots Riley's much-heralded Sorry to Bother You and Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal's incisive Blindspotting are nowhere to be found on the list. Black Panther, the smash box-office hit with scenes set but not actually filmed in Oakland, is up for three awards, including Best Motion Picture: Drama.

It's probably not surprising that Sorry To Bother You was just a little too weird, or politically radical, to make the list. But to see five nominations for Green Book, a let's-solve-racism movie directed by the There's Something About Mary guy and repeatedly criticized for its white perspective, is to start wading into Crash territory.

The complete list of nominations is below. And, after you're done puzzling over the Dick Cheney biopic Vice in the "Musical or Comedy" category (War crimes! Hilarious!) while the full-of-songs Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody lands over in "Drama," watch Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting if you haven't already, and be proud of Oakland's incredible talent.

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The Golden Globes air on Jan. 6, 2019, with Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts.

Complete 76th Golden Globes Nominations

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
Kidding (Showtime)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonia Banderas
Daniel Brul
Darren Criss
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hugh Grant

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Connie Britton (Dirty John)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin
Kieran Culkin
Edgar Ramirez
Ben Wishaw
Henry Winkler

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)
Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
Justin Hurwitz (First Man)
Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist (TNT)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell
Candice Bergen
Alison Brie
Rachel Brosnahan
Debra Messing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (Vice)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper
Alfonso Cuaron
Peter Farrelly
Spike Lee
Adam McKay

Best Television Series – Drama
The Americans
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams
Claire Foy
Regina King
Emma Stone
Rachel Weisz

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“All the Stars” (Black Panther)
“Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)
“Requiem For A Private War” (A Private War)
“Revelation’ (Boy Erased)
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman
Stephan James
Richard Madden
Billy Porter
Matthew Rhys

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali
Timothee Chalamet
Adam Driver
Richard E. Grant
Sam Rockwell

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Rosamund Pike (A Private War)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt
Olivia Colman
Elsie Fisher
Charlize Theron
Constance Wu

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper
Willem Dafoe
Lucas Hedges
Rami Malek
John David Washington

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

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