Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globe Movie Awards are split between the categories “Drama” and “Comedy or Musical”.
On the drama side, “The Fablemans” is up against two of last year’s biggest box office hits – the blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” starring Tom Cruise and James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
“Tar,” set in the cutthroat world of classical music, and “Elvis,” a rock-and-roll biopic, may also spring surprises.
Their respective stars — Cate Blanchett, who plays a brash conductor, and Austin Butler, stepping into Presley’s blue suede shoes — are frontrunners for drama acting awards.
But Brendan Fraser, nicknamed “The Whale,” who alleged he was once sexually assaulted by the former HFPA president, has refused to attend Tuesday’s gala.
Cruise, the “Top Gun: Maverick” producer, is also unlikely to be in attendance in 2021 after returning three of his Globes in protest of the HFPA’s behavior.
“The Banshees of Inishrin” holds the most overall nominations at this year’s Globes with eight, and is the favorite to win best comedy, as well as best comedy actor for Colin Farrell.
The film about a broken friendship on a remote Irish island will compete with the surreal, multiverse-hopping sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere at Once,” which is seeking acting awards for Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Hui Quan. Is.