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The Latest: Film comedy acting Golden Globe noms announced

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  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

    6:00 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best acting in a film comedy or musical have been announced.

    The best actress nominees are: Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns”; Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”; Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade”; Charlize Theron, “Tully”; Constance Wu, “Crazy Rich Asians.”

    The best actor nominees are: 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.”

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    5:55 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominations for best original song have been announced.

    They are: Kendrick Lamar’s “All The Stars” from “Black Panther”; Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies from “Dumplin”; Annie Lennox’s “Requiem for a Private War” from “A Private War”; Troye Sivan and Jonsi’s “Revelation” from “Boy Erased” and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.”

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    5:50 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominations for best acting in a film drama have been announced.

    The best actress nominees are: 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.”

    The best actor nominees are: Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born,” Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate,” Lucas Hedges, “Boy Erased,” Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman.”

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    5:45 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a limited series have been announced.

    The best actor nominees are: Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”; Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”; Daniel Brühl, “The Alienist”; Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal.”

    The best actress nominees are: Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”; Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”; Connie Britton, “Dirty John”; Laura Dern, “The Tale”; Regina King, “Seven Seconds.”

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    5:40 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best films have been announced.

    The drama nominees are: “Black Panther,””BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,””If Beale Street Could Talk,” ”A Star Is Born.”

    The comedy or musical film nominees are: “Crazy Rich Asians,” ”The Favourite,” ”Green Book,” ”Mary Poppins Returns,” ”Vice.”

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    5:35 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best television drama series have been announced.

    They are: “The Americans,” ”Bodyguard,” ”Homecoming,” ”Killing Eve,” ”Pose.”

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    5:30 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best actors in a television comedy series have been announced.

    The best actress nominees are: Kristen Bell “The Good Place”; Candice Bergen “Murphy Brown”; Alison Brie, “GLOW”; Rachel Brosnahan “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Debra Messing, “Will & Grace.”

    The best actor nominees are: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Who Is America”; Jim Carrey “Kidding”; Michael Douglas “The Kominsky Method”; Donald Glover “Atlanta”; Bill Hader “Barry.”

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    5:25 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best television limited series or movie have been announced.

    They are: “The Alienist,” ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” ”Escape at Dannemora,” ”Sharp Objects,” and “A Very English Scandal.”

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    5:20 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best animated film have been announced.

    They are: “Incredibles 2,” ”Isle of Dogs,” ”Mirai,” ”Ralph Breaks the Internet,” ”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

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    5:18 a.m.

    The Golden Globe nominees for best foreign language film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California.

    They are:”Capernaum,””Girl,””Never Look Away,””Roma,””Shoplifters.”

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    5:15 a.m.

    The reading of the nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards has begun.

    The nominees for best television comedy or musical series are: “Barry,” ”The Good Place,” ”Kidding,” ”The Kominsky Method, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

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    4:50 a.m.

    Final preparations are being made for the announcement of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.

    Cameras and crews are setting up in a room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to cover the announcement of the honorees for the 76th annual ceremony, which honours achievements in television and film.

    Presenters will include Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 5:10 a.m. and will be streamed on the Facebook page of Globes host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association .

    The nominations will be read on a stage flanked by two giant Golden Globe Award statues.

    The glitzy ceremony will be held Jan. 6 and will be broadcast live on NBC. It will be hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

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    3 a.m.

    Nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globes Awards will be announced Thursday morning, and both “A Star Is Born” and “Mary Poppins Returns” could be in for a big morning.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations beginning at 8:15 a.m. EST. The nominations will be livestreamed on the Globes’ official Facebook page and the group’s website. The top categories will be carried live on NBC.

    Presenters will include Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater.

    Despite its many songs, “A Star Is Born” is competing in the Globes’ dramatic categories. Two Oscar favourites, “Green Book” and “The Favourite,” are slotting in as comedies, where the Disney musical “Mary Poppins” could pile up nominations.

    The Golden Globes will be held Jan. 6 in Beverly Hills.

    The Associated Press



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    Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to give free concert in Montreal’s subway today

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  • MONTREAL — World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma has announced he’ll give a free concert in Montreal’s subway today.

    The Chinese-American musician’s Facebook page says the concert in the Place-des-Arts metro station will explore connections and disconnections in contemporary lives.

    A spokesman for Montreal’s transit agency says Ma will take the stage at 2 p.m., following a multimedia presentation that combines music, art and technology.

    Philippe Dery says the subway stations often draw strong busking talent but rarely anyone of Ma’s renown.

    The 63-year-old cellist’s concert is part of what his website calls a “day of action” that will explore the topic of culture and its role in humanizing technology.

    Dery says the concert will be free and also live-streamed on the transit agency’s Facebook page.

    The Canadian Press


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    Violinist Christina Day Martinson on the ‘intense spiritual journey’ behind her Grammy nod

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  • TORONTO — When Christina Day Martinson left her house Friday morning to drive her kids to school, she didn’t expect to return home a Grammy Award nominee.

    But the violinist, who grew up in Saskatoon, is learning that one accolade sometimes leads to another. Earlier this week, her album “Biber: The Mystery Sonatas” was chosen as one of the year’s best classical recordings by the Chicago Tribune.

    The adrenaline rush of being praised by the newspaper was still wearing off when one of her colleagues phoned to share the Grammy news, while she was on the road.

    “I was screaming, ‘No way, really?’ Just all these superlatives,” the 42-year-old performer said during a call from Boston.

    “I was very excited — more excited than I realized I would be.”

    Martinson, concertmaster for the Boston Baroque, splits the nomination in the classical instrumental solo category with conductor Martin Pearlman.

    Their version of Bohemian-Austrian composer Heinrich Biber’s 15 “mystery sonatas,” written in the mid-1600s, has been praised for unearthing a deeper meaning in the pieces, which are inspired by the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary.

    Biber’s composition is recognized for its complexity, which involves re-tuning the strings of the instrument during the performance. With all 15 mysteries played over three hours — with two intermissions — the live performance is gruelling.

    “For me, it was a very intense spiritual journey,” she remembered of the recording made in March 2017.

    “Whatever you believe, whether you’re religious or not, it’s a very powerful story to be experiencing. And I really felt like I was going on this journey through all the sonatas.”

    Heading to the Grammys on Feb. 10 will be an entirely new experience to take in, Martinson said. But first she’ll have to explain what it all means to her kids.

    When she was celebrating her Grammy nomination in the car, her two boys, aged six and eight, sat puzzled in the back seat.

    They hadn’t heard of the Grammys, but they wanted to know more.

    “When I pick them up I’ll probably elaborate,” Martinson said.

     

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    David Friend, The Canadian Press



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