Candice Bergen thanks Donald Trump for ‘Murphy Brown’ Golden Globe nod

"Murphy Brown" star Candice Bergen thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her 12th Golden Globes nomination, calling it a "wonderful acknowledgement of my work in a show we are all so proud of bringing back this year." But, giving credit where credit is due, Bergen on Thursday also acknowledged "it would not have been possible without the help … Continue reading “Candice Bergen thanks Donald Trump for ‘Murphy Brown’ Golden Globe nod”

"Murphy Brown" star Candice Bergen thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her 12th Golden Globes nomination, calling it a "wonderful acknowledgement of my work in a show we are all so proud of bringing back this year."

But, giving credit where credit is due, Bergen on Thursday also acknowledged "it would not have been possible without the help of the President, who not only gave us the impetus for this reboot but provided us with fresh fields to plow daily that Diane English and our superb writing staff have cultivated fearlessly and with unique wit."


"He is, truly, the gift that keeps on giving," she added.

This acknowledgement will no doubt be well received by President Donald Trump, who, last month complained to the New York Post that he was going to be robbed of the Nobel Peace Prize he so richly deserved for his summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. Just like he got robbed of the Emmy Award he should have been awarded for NBC's reality TV series "The Apprentice," he explained.

"They'll never give it to me," Trump said of the Nobel, adding, "We should have gotten the Emmy for The Apprentice, you know? I had the No. 1 show, 'The Apprentice.' "

2019 Golden Globes snubs: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘This Is Us’ and 5 other nomination surprises

While many popular TV shows and films are already considered winners — either according to the box office or network ratings — some noteworthy names were missing from the Golden Globes' list of nominees Thursday.

Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" led nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, which will air on Jan. 6, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" revival, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali's touching "Green Book" and period romp "The Favourite" following close behind. There were few debates about whether these motion pictures were worthy of the words, though there were a few titles fans believe the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) left out.

"Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan wasn't named as a contender for best-supporting actor and the director of the popular film, Ryan Coogler, was also not mentioned. Ryan Gosling, star of "First Man" — a movie that highlights Neil Armstrong's daring Apollo 11 mission to the moon — also didn't make the cut.


There were also a handful of surprises on the TV side as well, including the fact comedy series "Atlanta" was left off the list for best television series, musical or comedy. And NBC's tear-jerking drama "This Is Us" was also missing.

Read on for a breakdown of the biggest snubs ahead of the 2019 award ceremony.


Yes, Donald Glover scored an acting nomination for the series but that's it for "Atlanta." In 2017, Glover won best actor in a television comedy series and the series overall took home the prize for best television series – musical or comedy.

“A Quiet Place”

John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe are seen in a scene from "A Quiet Place."  (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP)

John Krasinski's chilling horror film "A Quiet Place" didn't get the attention many thought it would.

Considering it was Krasinski's debut directing role, many thought he would at least get a mention. He also starred in the film alongside his wife Emily Blunt, who did get her own best actress nomination for "Mary Poppins Returns."

The film did, however, at least get a nomination for Best Original Score.

“First Man”

Ryan Gosling defended the decision to omit the flag planting scene. (Daniel McFadden/Universal Pictures via AP)

While the response to the opening weekend of "First Man" wasn't "out of this world," many still thought Gosling would be up for best actor with his emotional performance.

"First Man" earned about $25.1 million during its opening weekend, according to Hollywood Reporter, which noted it "failed to blast off."

"Our core audience, adult males, don’t necessarily run out on opening weekend," Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution, told the Reporter. "We'll have a great run for weeks and months to come."

Director Damien Chazelle didn't get a nomination nor did screenwriter Josh Singer. The film did, however, score two nominations: Justin Hurwitz for his score, and Claire Foy for her supporting role as Armstrong's wife Janet.


“This Is Us”

Mackenzie Hancsicsak as Kate, Parker Bates as Kevin, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Lonnie Chavis as Randall. (Maarten de Boer/NBC)

"This Is Us" fans may shed a few more tears at the fact the hit NBC drama didn't make the Globes nomination list.

Last year, the popular show was up for drama series, supporting actress (Chrissy Metz), and actor (Sterling K. Brown). Brown made history with his best actor win last year, becoming the first black man to ever receive the honor, according to People.

“I’ve never been the first brother to do anything,” Brown said after accepting the award, per the publication. “I was the fourth black student council president, was the fourth JV captain to my basketball team. Finally, to be the first of something is really interesting because I never considered my self to be a trailblazer. I just try to stay in my truth all the time. If I come from a place of truth, that’s all I can do.”

“I can’t worry about trying to be Jackie Robinson or anybody else. I’m honored at HFPA that they took upon a character from a little network television show where we have 42 min and 30 seconds to tell the same kind of story that other people get to do in 60 minutes. I feel a tremendous amount of pride and I look forward to seeing somebody else stand up here holding this trophy, not 75 years from now," he added.

“The Handmaids Tale”

Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred in Hulu’s "The Handmaid’s Tale" based on Margaret Atwood’s book. (MGM)

Unfortunately, the Hulu series "The Handmaids Tale" — the first streaming series to win the Golden Globe for best television series in its first year — was left out of the drama category entirely.

Elisabeth Moss got the sole nomination for the series for best actress, a prize she won in 2018. Moss also took home an award for best perfomance in a limited series or motion picture made for television for her role in "Top of the Lake" years prior, in 2014.

“First Reformed”

Ethan Hawke is featured in a scene from "First Reformed," Paul Schrader’s religious thriller. (A24 via AP)

Paul Schrader's punishing drama "First Reformed" about a protestant minister played by Ethan Hawke got a handful of Independent Spirit Award nominations, was selected by the National Board of Review and AFI as one of the top films of the year and won big at the Gotham Awards. But the film and Hawke were left out completely. The studio behind it, A24, had a difficult year in general with the Globes, securing only one nomination for Elsie Fisher's breakout performance in the coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade."

“Cold War”

Poland's "Cold War," one of the most highly acclaimed foreign language films of the year, was shockingly shut out of the foreign language category. There were a few locks, like Mexico's "Roma," from director Alfonso Cuaron, Lebanon's "Capernaum" and even Japan's "Shoplifters." But Pawel Pawlikowski's Cannes-winning romance between two mismatched people was supposed to be one as well. Belgium's "Girl," a Netflix film, was the surprise inclusion here. The film about a transgender girl training to be a ballerina has been the subject of some criticism for its depiction of trans people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Golden Globes nominations include ‘Vice,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" led nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival of "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and period romp "The Favourite."

"Vice" topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture and comedy. "A Star Is Born," ''Green Book" and "The Favourite" scored five nominations each.

"Vice" stars Christian Bale as the former vice president. The film is a highly critical portrait of the former VP Cheney as a power-hungry, behind-the-scenes tyrant. It arrives in theaters Dec. 25.

The nominations were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday.

The ratings for last January's broadcast, hosted by Seth Meyers and graced with an impassioned speech by Oprah Winfrey, dipped 5 percent with approximately 19 million viewers.

As the first major award show following the Harvey Weinstein revelations and subsequent launch of the #MeToo movement, the usually more frivolous ceremony had an atypical edge of seriousness. In a demonstration organized by the then-just-founded Time's Up, many women wore black on the red carpet.

Whether this year will return the Globes to their more lighthearted celebrations will rest partly with its unexpected pairing of Andy Samberg and "Killing Eve" star Sandra Oh, who on Thursday was nominated for best actress in a TV series drama. They were announced Wednesday as hosts to the Jan. 6 ceremony, to be broadcast live on NBC.

Best television limited series or movie:
"The Alienist"
''The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
''Escape at Dannemora"
''Sharp Objects"
"A Very English Scandal"

Best animated film
"Incredibles 2"
''Isle of Dogs"
''Ralph Breaks the Internet"
''Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Best foreign language film
''Never Look Away"

Best television comedy series
''The Good Place"
''The Kominsky Method"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"


Best actress in a television comedy series
Kristen Bell, "The Good Place"
Candice Bergen, "Murphy Brown"
Alison Brie, "GLOW"
Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"

Best actor in a television comedy series
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Who Is America"
Jim Carrey "Kidding"
Michael Douglas "The Kominsky Method"
Donald Glover "Atlanta"
Bill Hader "Barry"

Best television drama series
"The Americans"
"Killing Eve"

Best comedy or musical film
"Crazy Rich Asians"
''The Favourite"
''Green Book"
''Mary Poppins Returns"

Best drama
"Black Panther"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"If Beale Street Could Talk"
"A Star Is Born"


Best actor in a limited series
Antonio Banderas, "Genius: Picasso"
Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Patrick Melrose"
Daniel Brühl, "The Alienist"
Hugh Grant, "A Very English Scandal"

Best actress in a limited series
Amy Adams, "Sharp Objects"
Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora"
Connie Britton, "Dirty John"
Laura Dern, "The Tale"
Regina King, "Seven Seconds"


Best actor in a film drama
Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"
Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"
Lucas Hedges, "Boy Erased"
Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman"

Best actress in a film drama
Glenn Close, "The Wife"
Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"
Nicole Kidman, "Destroyer"
Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
Rosamund Pike, "A Private War"

Best original song
Kendrick Lamar, "All The Stars" ("Black Panther")
Dolly Parton, "Girl in the Movies" ("Dumplin'"
Annie Lennox, "Requiem for a Private War" ("A Private War")
Troye Sivan and Jonsi, "Revelation" ("Boy Erased")
Lady Gaga, "Shallow" ("A Star Is Born")


Best actress in a comedy or musical
Emily Blunt, "Mary Poppins Returns"
Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
Elsie Fisher, "Eighth Grade"
Charlize Theron, "Tully"
Constance Wu, "Crazy Rich Asians"

Best actor in a comedy or musical
Christian Bale, "Vice"
Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Mary Poppins Returns"
Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"
Robert Redford, "The Old Man & The Gun"
John C. Reilly, "Stan & Ollie"

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

2019 Golden Globes nominees, hosts, how to watch and everything else you need to know

The New Year will feature a variety of shining stars as the Golden Globes kicks off award season on Jan. 6.

The Globes, which was created by the nonprofit Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and first held in late January 1944, honor the best in film and television. Members of HFPA determine who will win specific awards for performances featured on both the big screen and television sets across the world.

There are 25 categories: 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television, according to the HFPA's website.


Read on for everything you need to know about the 76th annual award show.

How do I watch it?

The 3-hour Golden Globes ceremony will air on Jan. 6 on NBC. It will kick off from the Beverly Hills hotel at 8 p.m. ET.

Who’s hosting?

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will co-host the Golden Globe Awards.

Oh won a 2006 Golden Globe for "Grey's Anatomy." This year, she became the first actress of Asian ethnicity to receive an Emmy nomination for drama series lead, for "Killing Eve."


Samberg won two Golden Globes in 2014 for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," for best comedy actor and as a producer.

This isn't Samberg's first time at the mic — he hosted the 2015 Emmy Awards. The pair also did a trial-run as presenters during the Emmy Awards in September.

“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, Co-Chairmen of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”

What about the top nominees?

"Vice" topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, comedy. "A Star Is Born," ''Green Book" and "The Favourite" trailed close behind with five nominations each.

Joining "A Star Is Born" in the best picture, drama, category was: 'Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody" and "If Beale Street Could Talk." Up for best picture, comedy, alongside "Vice" are "The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Mary Poppins Returns" and "Crazy Rich Asians."

The nominees for best animated film were: "Incredibles 2," ''Isle of Dogs," ''Mirai," ''Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Who has won the Cecil B. DeMille Award?

Oprah Winfrey poses backstage with her Cecil B. DeMille Award. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey was announced as the recipient of the prestigious award, named for American filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, last year. DeMille made 70 feature films between 1914 and 1956, including "The King of Kings" and "The Greatest Show on Earth."

The DeMille Award is given annually to an "individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment."

Winfrey's powerful speech focused on supporting women amid the #MeToo movement and speaking your truth.

"I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon,"she began. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women … and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders that take us to the time when nobody has to say 'Me Too' again."

A year prior, actress Meryl Streep took home the prize — and she also made news with her acceptance speech.

As she accepted the award, the star urged members of the media to hold Trump accountable for his words and actions. And she slammed him for his behavior on the campaign trail, specifically toward journalists.


"This instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody's life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing," Streep said. "Disrespect invites disrespect; violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."

Streep's speech infuriated Trump, who called her "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood" and a "Hillary flunky who lost big" on Twitter.

Streep sarcastically responded to Trump's remarks nearly a month later during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala.

“Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated, and currently, over-berated actress … of my generation,” she quipped to the crowd, according to Vanity Fair. “But that is why you invited me here! Right?”

Other former recipients include Morgan Freeman, Jodie Foster, Barbra Streisand, Sidney Poitier and Lucille Ball.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh to co-host 2019 Golden Globe Awards

A month before the 2019 Golden Globes and a day before nominations are announced, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg and "Killing Eve"’s Sandra Oh have been named co-hosts for the Jan. 6 ceremony.

This is only the second time the Golden Globes has been hosted by a duo, following the three-year stint of Samberg’s former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Samberg was the obvious choice to host the awards. He is a Golden Globe winner for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and the series, also a Golden Globe recipient for best comedy-musical, launches on NBC Jan. 10, four days after the Globes. Additionally, Samberg, who has plenty of live TV experience from his years on "Saturday Night Live," has hosted major awards shows before — he emceed the 2015 Primetime Emmys for Fox, where "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" aired for five seasons., as well as the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.

Samberg and Oh did a test run as co-presenters at the Primetime Emmy Awards in September, which aired on NBC. They did a bit together that drew laughs.

Samberg and Oh have something in common — they both won Golden Globes in the first year their primetime series were eligible — Samberg in 2014 when then-freshman "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was named best comedy-musical series, and Oh in 2006 for ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy."

Oh is now riding high on the critical and ratings success of her new series, BBC America’s "Killing Eve."

“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”

NBC, the TV home of the Golden Globe Awards for the past 23 years, did not officially become the network for the 2019 awards until September when it closed a new eight-year deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions to keep the show.

“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”

Added Mike Mahan, Executive Producer and CEO, dick clark productions. “This innovative pairing sets the perfect tone for the most entertaining awards celebration of the year.”

The Golden Globes had aired without a host for decades until NBC in 2010 tapped Ricky Gervais for the job. Since then, he has hosted four times, Fey and Poehler three times, with NBC’s late-night stars Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers taking turns the last two years. Oh is the first person of color to emcee the show.

In most cases when a ceremony has two hosts, they are longtime friends or an onscreen duo — or both — like Fey and Poehler at the Globes, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin at the Oscars and Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Primetime Emmys.

“Assembling” a hosting team is a riskier proposition as evident by the much-maligned team-up of Anne Hathaway and James Franco at the Oscars though Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce received good marks for their Emmy emceeing stint.

The 75th Golden Globes in January drew 19 million viewers and a 5.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic (Live+Same Day). That was down slightly from the 2017 show to a six-year demo low, but still ranked as the most watched awards show since the Oscars.

The three-hour 76th Golden Gloves ceremony will air live coast to coast on NBC from the Beverly Hills Hotel at 8 PM.

Meher Tatna is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, Executive Chairman of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, CEO of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.

Oh co-executive produces "Killing Eve" and stars as Eve Polastri, an MI5 officer who hunts down and becomes entangled with a cold-blooded female assassin, earning a lead actress in a drama series nomination this year. Previously, Oh starred as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy," for which she also received five Emmy nominations.

For his work on "SNL," Samberg earned an Emmy Award and six additional nominations. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," on which he stars as Detective Jake Peralta, was canceled by Fox in May after five seasons. NBC picked it up a few days later.