As the most high-profile precursor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes are a bit like the first messy guest you meet at a party — not the most reliable bellwether for how your whole evening will turn out, but a decent indication of the vibe in the room. Aside from splitting most movie awards into separate races for drama and musical or comedy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has reliably peculiar taste and a strong bias for both the mega-famous and completely unknown. Before we dive in, never forget that Arnold Schwarzenegger won for playing a pregnant man in 1994’s Junior. So really, anything goes.
This year’s Golden Globe nominations ushered in a crop of expected favorites, including A Star Is Born on the big screen, and TV darlings Sharp Objects and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.