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Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie in a scene from I, Tonya. Margot Robbie stars as disgraced Olympic figure skater in the film I, Tonya.
Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie in a scene from I, Tonya. Margot Robbie stars as disgraced Olympic figure skater in the film I, Tonya.

HOMEGROWN A-listers Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will lead the Aussie charge at next year's Golden Globe Awards.

Robbie has been nominated in the best comedy/musical actress category for her title role in I, Tonya, an unconventional biopic based on real-life, disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding.

Robbie has earned rave reviews for the role as the foul-mouthed, ultra-competitive skater who was infamously linked to an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics. The Queensland actor also co-produced the film, which opens in Australia on January 25, and could collect another trophy if, I Tonya triumphs in the best comedy/musical category in which it is also nominated.

Robbie, who also impressed in last year's Suicide Squad and is currently on screens in the drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, is considered a hot chance when the winners are announced on January 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

L-R: Will Tilston as Christopher Robin, Margot Robbie as Daphne Milne and Kelly Macdonald as Olive in a scene from film Goodbye Christopher Robin
L-R: Will Tilston as Christopher Robin, Margot Robbie as Daphne Milne and Kelly Macdonald as Olive in a scene from film Goodbye Christopher Robin

Robbie faces some stiff competition in the category and will go up against this year's best actress Oscar winner Emma Stone (Battle Of the Sexes), highly fancied Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) as well as Oscar-winning Dames Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker) and Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul)

The Golden Globes, organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Agency, is traditionally one of the indicators of success at the Academy Awards and this year's ceremony comes more than two weeks before the Oscars nominations are released on January 23.

However, given that the Golden Globes splits films and acting categories into musical/comedy and drama, Robbie's competition for the Oscars will be even tougher with acting heavyweights such as Meryl Streep (The Post), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri) all nominated for best drama actor at the Globes.

 

Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard have both been nominated for Golden Globes for Big Little Lies.
Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard have both been nominated for Golden Globes for Big Little Lies.

 

Nicole Kidman also continued her red hot streak with a couple of nominations for Big Little Lies and is a chance to repeat her Emmys double for best actor in a limited series or TV movie and as a producer in best TV movie or limited series. Kidman has been a Golden Globes favourite for 25 years, with the first of her 11 nominations (for three wins) coming in 1991 and the most recent at last year's awards for Aussie surprise package Lion.

It was a big day for the acclaimed HBO drama, which announced a second season last week, leading the TV category with six nominations with nods also going to Reese Witherspoon for best actress, Alexander Skarsgard for best supporting actor and Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley both for best supporting actress.

 

Hugh Jackman in a scene from The Greatest Showman — he is nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical.
Hugh Jackman in a scene from The Greatest Showman — he is nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical.

Fellow Aussie A-lister Hugh Jackman could also repeat his best comedy/musical actor success for Les Miserables four years ago with another all-singing, all-dancing role as circus entrepreneur PT Barnum in The Greatest Showman. It opens in Australia on Boxing Day and Jackman will walk the red carpet with co-stars Zac Efron and Zendaya at the Sydney premiere next Wednesday.

Other Australian actors nominated were Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush for his acclaimed portrayal of Albert Einstein in Genius and 21-year-old Katherine Langford for her role as Hannah Baker in the controversial Netflix teen drama, 13 Reasons Why. The Jane Campion-directed Top Of the Lake: China Girl, which was set and shot in Sydney, will go head to head against Big Little Lies for best TV movie or limited series.

In film, Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale The Shape of Water swam away with a leading seven nominations and box office hit Dunkirk earned a directing nomination for Christopher Nolan and a shot at best picture drama. The forthcoming The Post, scored nominations in all major categories, including best picture drama, best director for Steven Spielberg, best actor drama for Tom Hanks and best actress drama for Meryl Streep.

 

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 GOLDEN GLOBES

 

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Call Me by Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

 

Best Motion Picture (Animated)

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Ferdinand

Coco

Loving Vincent

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hang Chau, Downsizing

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

Best Director (Motion Picture)

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

 

Best Screenplay (Motion Picture)

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Molly's Game

 

Best Original Score (Motion Picture)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water

Phantom Thread

The Post

Dunkirk

 

Best Foreign Film

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade

Loveless

The Square

 

Best Television Series (Drama)

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This is Us

 

Best Television Series (Comedy)

Blackish

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Master of None

SMILF

Will & Grace

 

Best Television Performance by an Actor (Musical/Comedy)

Anthony Anderson - Blackish

Aziz Ansari - Master of None

Kevin Bacon - I Love Dick

William H. Macy - Shameless

Eric McCormack - Will & Grace

 

Best Television Performance by an Actress (Musical/Comedy)

Pamela Adlon - Better Things

Alison brie - Glow

Issa Rae - Insecure

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Frankie Shaw - SMILF

 

Best Television Performance by an Actor (Drama)

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Live Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Jason Bateman, Ozark

 

Best Actress Television Performance by an Actress (Drama)

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

 

Best Television Performance by an Actor (Limited Series)

Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law - The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan - Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor - Fargo

Geoffrey Rush - Genius

 

Best Television Performance by an Actress (Limited Series)

Jessica Biel - The Sinner

Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies

 

Best Supporting Actor (Television)

Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies

David Thewlis - Fargo

David Harbour - Stranger Things

Christian Slater - Mr. Robot

 

Best Supporting Actress (Television)

Laura Dern - Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale

Christy Metz - This is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top of the Lake: China Girl

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