How the Globe Noms Affect the Oscars: ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines, But Will ‘Vice’ Follow ‘The Post’?

Remember, it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press. This always-idiosyncratic group of 90 Hollywood correspondents from around the world are wined and wooed by studios and celebrities all year round. Sometimes, the HFPA gets it right: last year, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” nabbed seven Golden Globe nominations and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. And sometimes, Globes voters fall in love with their favorites: last year Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” walked away with six nominations — and barely notched two mentions at the Oscars for Picture and Meryl Streep. Will Adam McKay’s late-breaking comedy “Vice” meet a similar fate?

The Globes can add momentum: “Vice” (Annapurna) does get a lift with six nominations, along with “Green Book” (Universal) and “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight) with five. On the drama side, “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.), which also boasted five, already had wind in its sails.
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