Filipinos nominated at 2019 Golden Globe Awards
Filipino-American Darren Criss, winner of the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a limited series, movie or dramatic special for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" poses at the press room of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Filipinos nominated at 2019 Golden Globe Awards
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - December 7, 2018 - 5:01pm

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos and those with Filipino descent are among the nominees for key categories at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced Thursday in Beverly Hills. 

The awarding ceremony will take place on January 6, also in Beverly Hills.

Among those nominated are "Black Panther" for Best Film, drama category. One of the film’s lead stars, Lupita Nyong’o, reportedly learned Filipino martial arts for the fight scenes. One of Marvel’s illustrators, Anthony Francisco, who grew up in the Philippines, confirmed in an interview with Buzzfeed that some costumes in the film have been inspired by Filipino artifacts.

READ: Marvel illustrator confirms: Filipino elements are in ‘Black Panther’ costumes

Competing against “Black Panther” in the same category is "A Star Is Born,” with Filipino-American Matthew Libatique as cinematographer.

READ: Oscar-nominated Filipino is cinematographer of Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star is Born’

Meanwhile, nominated for Best Film in a musical or comedy is "Crazy Rich Asians," which boasts of an all-Asian cast, including Filipino-American comedian Nico Santos and Filipina actress and TV host Kris Aquino.

In the TV category, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” led the nominations with four, including Best Limited Series or TV Movie, and Best Actor for Limited Series or TV Movie for Filipino-American actor Darren Criss, who recently received an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead in a Limited Series or Movie for the same role.

READ: Fil-Am wins Best Actor at Emmy Awards 2018

Here are the other nominees in key categories:


Best film, drama

"Black Panther"


"Bohemian Rhapsody"

"If Beale Street Could Talk"

"A Star Is Born"

Best film, musical or comedy

"Crazy Rich Asians"

"The Favourite"

"Green Book"

"Mary Poppins Returns"


Best actor, drama

Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"

Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"

Lucas Hedges, "Boy Erased"

Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman"

Best actress, 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 actor, 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 actress, musical or comedy

Emily Blunt, "Mary Poppins Returns"

Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"

Elsie Fisher, "Eighth Grade"

Charlize Theron, "Tully"

Constance Wu, "Crazy Rich Asians"

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali, "Green Book," 

Timothee Chalamet, "Beautiful Boy"

Adam Driver, "BlacKkKlansman"

Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

Sam Rockwell, "Vice"

Best supporting actress

Amy Adams, "Vice"

Claire Foy, "First Man"

Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"

Emma Stone, "The Favourite"

Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite"

Best director

Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"

Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"

Peter Farrelly, "Green Book"

Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"

Adam McKay, "Vice"

Best foreign language film

"Capernaum" (Lebanon)

"Girl" (Belgium)

"Never Look Away" (Germany)

"Roma" (Mexico)

"Shoplifters" (Japan)

Best animated feature

"Incredibles 2"

"Isle of Dogs"


"Ralph Breaks the Internet"

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"


Best drama series

"The Americans" (FX)

"Bodyguard" (Netflix)

"Homecoming" (Amazon)

"Killing Eve" (BBC America)

"Pose" (FX)

Best drama actor

Jason Bateman, "Ozark"

Stephan James, "Homecoming"

Richard Madden, "Bodyguard"

Billy Porter, "Pose"

Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"

Best drama actress

Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"

Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"

Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"

Julia Roberts, "Homecoming"

Keri Russell, "The Americans"

Best musical or comedy series

"Barry" (HBO) 

"The Good Place" (NBC) 

"Kidding" (Showtime) 

"The Kominsky Method" (Netflix) 

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)

Best musical or comedy actor

Sacha Baron Cohen, "Who Is America"

Jim Carrey, "Kidding"

Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"

Donald Glover, "Atlanta" 

Bill Hader, "Barry"

Best musical or comedy actress

Kristen Bell, "The Good Place"

Candice Bergen, "Murphy Brown" 

Alison Brie, "GLOW"

Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"

Best limited series or TV movie

"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 limited series or TV movie actor

Antonio Banderas, "Genius: Picasso"

Daniel Bruhl, "The Alienist"

Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Patrick Melrose"

Hugh Grant, "A Very English Scandal"

Best limited series or TV movie actress

Amy Adams, "Sharp Objects"

Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora"

Connie Britton, "Dirty John"

Laura Dern, "The Tale"

Regina King, "Seven Seconds"

Films with most nominations

"Vice" -- 6

"The Favourite" -- 5

"Green Book" -- 5

"A Star Is Born" -- 5

"BlacKkKlansman" -- 4

"Mary Poppins Returns" -- 4

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