Where to Stream 30 of This Year's Golden Globe-Nominated TV Series

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

The excitement surrounding the announcement of award contenders in movies and television is usually proceeded by a sober realization: You haven’t seen most of the nominated content, and you might not even know how.

The Golden Globes, airing January 6, 2019, are no exception—and there's a wide variety of shows from several platforms vying for the night's top honors. If you want to use your holiday break to catch up, here’s how to watch. (Links to their streaming landing pages mean it’s free for subscribers of that service. If you see “$$,” it’s currently only available for purchase.)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Creator Ryan Murphy’s chronicle of fashion legend Gianni Versace coming into the crosshairs of disturbed spree killer Andrew Cunanan landed four nominations, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and acting nods for Darren Criss, Penélope Cruz, and Édgar Ramírez.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

The Americans

Cold War paranoia reaches a crescendo in this arresting slow burn of a show about two Soviet agents (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) who burrow their way into American suburbia. The sixth and final season earned nominations for Best Television Series, Drama and lead acting nods for both Rhys and Russell.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Barry

Bill Hader stars as a hitman who dreams of becoming an actor in this HBO series. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Hader grabbing a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Henry Winkler also has a shot at Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime   

Homecoming

Julia Roberts makes her small-screen debut in this Amazon Prime original about a woman who works to reacclimate returning military veterans. It’s up for Best Drama, with Roberts and co-star Stephan James vying for lead actress and actor trophies.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Kominsky Method

Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) shifts his focus to late middle age in this comedy about two longtime friends (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) navigating their third acts. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Douglas as a leading actor contender and Arkin in the supporting category.

Where to watch it: Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Already the winner of eight Emmys last fall, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan as a spirited 1950s homemaker who decides to break convention and become a stand-up comedian. It could win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Brosnahan and supporting actress Alex Borstein also up for awards.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Sharp Objects

Amy Adams stars in this eight-episode adaptation of the Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) novel about a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate a string of murders and her own dark past. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Adams and Patricia Clarkson also landing nominations.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime

A Very English Scandal

A very British limited series, A Very English Scandal stars Hugh Grant as Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe, the first UK politician to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Grant up for a leading actor award. Ben Whishaw could also take home a Globe for his supporting role as Thorpe’s onetime lover-turned-accuser, Norman Scott.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Alienist

The TNT drama about the dawn of criminal psychology in 19th century New York scored a nomination for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Daniel Bruhl is up for Best Performance in the same category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Bodyguard

The hit BBC series stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones's Robb Stark) as a war veteran assigned to the personal protection detail of home secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). It’s up for Best Television Series, Drama, with Madden (who is rumored to be a frontrunner to take over the role of James Bond) an acting contender.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Escape at Dannemora

This Showtime limited series chronicles the true story of prisoners Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano), who coerced prison worker Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette) into aiding them in their escape. It’s been nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Arquette a contender for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

The Good Place

Kirsten Bell and Ted Danson are afterlife buddies in this critically-acclaimed comedy, which earned nominations for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and a chance for Bell to grab an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix (Seasons One and Two); NBC (Season Three)

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a future where women have no voice is up for two acting honors: Elisabeth Moss in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, and Yvonne Strahovski for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Kidding

Jim Carrey returns to television a quarter-century after In Living Color in this dark comedy about a children’s television host named Mr. Pickles who struggles to maintain his optimism in the face of tragedy. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Carrey nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Killing Eve

Originating on BBC America, this show chronicles a cat-and-mouse game between an MI5 agent (Sandra Oh) and the assassin (Jodie Comer) she’s tasked with capturing. It could win a Globe for Best Television Series, Drama, with Oh getting recognition in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Pose

The world of 1980s fashion and ball party culture is the first show with a mostly trans cast to be nominated at the Globes. The FX series is up for Best Television Series, Drama; cast member Billy Porter could win in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Atlanta

Donald Glover could win a Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Globe for the show he co-created.

Where to watch it: Hulu (Season One); Amazon Prime (Season Two, $$)

Dirty John

Bravo’s limited series, based on a true-crime podcast, tells the true story of con artist John Meehan (Eric Bana), who charms interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton) after the two meet online. Britton is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Bravo (Requires Cable Subscription); Amazon Prime ($$)

Genius: Picasso

Antonio Banderas scored a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his work as artist Pablo Picasso.

Where to watch it: Hulu

GLOW

Based on the real female wrestling troupe of the 1980s, the second season of GLOW saw Alison Brie get a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Murphy Brown

Candice Bergen’s return to the broadcast character she made famous from 1988 to 1998 on CBS has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: CBS

Outlander

Time travel and kilts abound in this Starz adaptation of the Diana Gabaldon novels about a British Army nurse (Caitriona Balfe) who finds herself in the Highlands of 1700s Scotland. Balfe is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Starz or Starz on Amazon Prime

Ozark

Jason Bateman directs and stars in this moody crime drama about a financial adviser under the thumb of the criminals he handles. Bateman is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch could snag an award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his performance as a hedonistic adult coming to grips with his abusive past in this adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's semi-autobiographical books.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Seven Seconds

Regina King scored two nominations this year, one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this Netflix series about a grieving mother (King) at odds with a frustrating judicial system.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Succession

This HBO original series about a family dependent on their aging media conglomerate patriarch (Brian Cox) scored a nomination for co-star Kieran Culkin in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

The Tale

HBO scored again with this original movie about a woman (Laura Dern) coming to terms with a faulty memory of a past sexual experience. Dern is up for a Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Westworld

The moral and ethical implications of artificial intelligence are at the center of this HBO series, which recently finished its second season. Thandie Newton received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Who is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen introduced a new cast of subversive alter egos in this Showtime series that spoofed politics and the disturbing willingness of elected officials to engage in some very strange conversations. Cohen is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Will & Grace

After a decade’s absence, the NBC comedy returned for a ninth season in 2017. Debra Messing was nominated for six Globes during the show’s original run from 1998 to 2006 but hasn’t yet won. She’ll have another chance in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: NBC (Current Season); NBC (Original Series); Hulu (Current Season); Hulu (Original Series)

8 Sequels That Received Oscar Nominations for Best Picture

Jasin Boland, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Jasin Boland, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

It’s rare when a movie sequel manages to stand up to the original entry in a film series. Even rarer? When a sequel is so good that it nabs an Oscars nomination for Best Picture. Here are eight movies that did just that.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

When Mad Max: Fury Road was released in theaters in 2015, no one thought that it would be a critical darling—or an awards contender . But when the Academy Award nominations were announced in 2016, the latest entry in George Miller’s Mad Max franchise earned a whopping 10 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Fury Road is the fourth installment in the series and was the first to hit theaters in 30 years (since the release of 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome). It’s also the first movie in the franchise to receive any recognition from the Academy.

2. Toy Story 3 (2010)

A still from 'Toy Story 3' (2010)
Disney/Pixar

In 2011, Toy Story 3 was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Animated Feature. Though The King’s Speech ended up taking the night’s top prize, Toy Story 3 (which was named Best Animated Feature) made history that night, as it was the third ever animated movie to score a Best Picture nod; 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and 2009’s Up are the other two films to earn the same accolade.

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Although the first two installments in The Lord of the Rings trilogy—2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring and 2002’s The Two Towers—were each nominated for Best Picture, it was the final movie that ended up winning the Academy Award in 2004. In fact, The Return of the King won 11 Oscars that year, sweeping every category in which it was nominated, and tying Ben-Hur and Titanic for the most awards received in one night.

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

In 2003, The Two Towers won two of the six Oscars for which it was nominated, for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. Rob Marshall’s musical Chicago beat it out for Best Picture.  

5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

In 1992, The Silence of the Lambs made a clean sweep of the “Big Five” categories: Best Picture, Best Director for Jonathan Demme, Best Actor for Sir Anthony Hopkins, Best Actress for Jodie Foster, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ted Tally. Although The Silence of the Lambs isn’t a direct sequel to Michael Mann’s 1986 film Manhunter, it’s based on the sequel novel to author Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon, on which Manhunter was based. It also features the character Hannibal Lecter in a major role, who was played by Brian Cox in Manhunter—before Hopkins made the role his own. Got that?

6. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Though it’s often considered the far inferior film in The Godfather trilogy, The Godfather: Part III received seven Academy Award nominations in 1991, including Best Picture and Best Director for Francis Ford Coppola. Ultimately, it lost to Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves, making it the only installment in The Godfather Saga not to win a Best Picture Oscar.

7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Al Pacino in 'The Godfather: Part II' (1974)
Paramount Pictures

In 1975, The Godfather: Part II became the first sequel in Oscar history to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It won the coveted award two years after the original film was named Best Picture. The sequel was nominated for a total of 11 Oscars, with three separate nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category alone: one for Michael Vincenzo Gazzo (who played Frankie Pentangeli) and Lee Strasberg (as Hyman Roth), and one for Robert De Niro, who took home the statuette for playing the younger version of Vito Corleone.

8. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Though it lost Best Picture to Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend at the 1946 Oscars, The Bells of St. Mary’s is the first movie sequel to be nominated for the Academy’s biggest prize. The film is a sequel to Leo McCarey’s previous film, 1944’s Going My Way, which won the Oscar for Best Picture a year earlier. While Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary’s feature different stories and casts, Bing Crosby stars in both movies as Father Chuck O'Malley.

An earlier version of this article ran in 2016.

James Cameron Directed Entourage's Aquaman, But He Could Never Direct the Real One

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Tommaso Boddi, Getty Images for AMC

Oscar-winning director James Cameron is no stranger to CGI. With movies like Avatar under his belt, you’d expect Cameron to find a particular sort of enjoyment in special effects-heavy movies like James Wan's Aquaman. But Cameron—who directed the fictional version of Aquaman featuring fictional movie star Vinnie Chase in the very real HBO series Entourage—has a little trouble with suspension of disbelief.

In a recent interview with Yahoo!, Cameron said that while he did enjoy Aquaman, he would never have been able to direct the movie itself because of its lack of realism.

"I think it’s great fun,” Cameron said. “I never could have made that film, because it requires this kind of total dreamlike disconnection from any sense of physics or reality. People just kind of zoom around underwater, because they propel themselves mentally, I guess, I don’t know. But it’s cool! You buy it on its own terms.”

"I’ve spent thousands of hours underwater," the Titanic director went on to say. "While I can enjoy that film, I don’t resonate with it because it doesn’t look real.”

While Aquaman was shot on a soundstage, Cameron will be employing state-of-the-art technology that will allow him to actually be underwater while shooting underwater scenes for his upcoming Avatar sequels.

[h/t Yahoo!]

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