(l to r) Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the original Broadway company of ‘Hamilton.’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Over in the film world, awards season has begun! This year saw several recent and high-profile musicals and plays adapted to the silver screen — including The Prom, Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom, The Boys in the Band, and Hamilton — and a number of Broadway stars have received Golden Globe nominations, which were announced Wednesday morning.
Hamilton (streaming on Disney+) and The Prom (now on Netflix) were both nominated for a top prize, Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Members of those starry casts also grabbed some noms: James Corden (a Tony Award winner for One Man, Two Guvnors) and Lin Manuel-Miranda (creator and original star of Hamilton) both earned nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Over in the Drama categories, Tony and Oscar award winner Viola Davis is nominated for her work as the titular diva in Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom (on Netflix), and the late Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous nomination as well for his turn in the August Wilson play-turned-movie.
Beyond these splashy adaptations, several other Tony Award winners were seen on the 78th Annual Golden Globes’ nomination list, including Cynthia Nixon (Ratched), Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami). Other Broadway favorites were also well-represented, including current Tony Award nominee and My Name is Lucy Barton star Laura Linney (nominated for Ozark) and original Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Jeff Daniels (nominated for The Comedy Rule).
The nominations were not without their snubs: Broadway alum and film legend Meryl Streep was not nominated for her role in The Prom. No other performances in Hamilton beyond Lin Manuel-Miranda’s were recognized either. Sadly, The Boys in the Band (now on Netflix) did not receive any nominations. See the full list of Golden Globes nominations here, and be sure to tune in on Sunday, February 28, to watch the full awards show on NBC and cheer on beloved Broadway stars!