The awards season for the film industry has begun, and this year several musicals and plays have been brought to the big screen, including “Hamilton,” “Avenue Q” and “The Lion King,” as well as a number of films. A number of Broadway stars have been nominated for their work over the past year, the Golden Globes announced Wednesday morning. The cast members each received a Tony for “One Man, Two Guvnors” (which won one of the three Tony Awards), which earned nominations for best musical, best actor in a musical, and best director. Streaming Disney’s Hamilton: The Prom (now on Netflix) was nominated, as was the New York Times’ Broadway production of “La La Land.” Here’s how some fared modern-day musicals on the Golden Globes.
The late Chadwick Boseman was also posthumously nominated for his role in the film “The Play” as well as for the play. Oscar-winner Viola Davis was nominated in the drama categories for both her performance in “La La Land” and her role as the mother of the Lion King. Other Broadway favorites were well represented, including Laura Linney ( “Name is Lucy Barton,” nominated for “Ozark” and “Kill a Mockingbird”) and David O. Russell (“The Comedy of the Rules”), both of whom were nominated. Several other Tony Award winners were on the list (78th), including Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (for “One Man, Two Guvnors,” the musical version of “Avenue Q,” as best actor in a musical, best director, and best cast) and Tony winner and Broadway veteran Michael O’Hara.
Miranda…again (no complaints)
Other than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” no other achievements were honored, but the nominations were not without snubbing. Tony winners such as David O’Hara (“One Man, Two Guwnors,” the musical version of “Avenue Q,” as best actor in a musical, best director, and best cast) were not nominated, nor were they honored for their performances.
And the bad news
Unfortunately, “The Boys Band” (now on Netflix) was not nominated for any of the Golden Globes “most prestigious awards, including best actor in a musical, best director, and best actor. See the full list of Golden Globe nominations here and don’t miss the awards ceremony in full on NBC on Sunday, February 28 to cheer on your beloved Broadway stars.
Broadway musicals on the Golden Globes are somewhat of a constant on the Golden Globes. Through the years many have achieved a great level of success!