Christopher Plummer up for Golden Globe a month after replacing Kevin Spacey

Already the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar, Christopher Plummer could be on his way to securing that honour after receiving a Golden Globe nomination, only a month after securing his latest role.

Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe, just a month after being cast in All The Money in the World.

Plummer, who won an Academy Award for Beginners at the age of 82, is up for the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for playing the oil tycoon John Paul Getty in Sir Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World – having replaced the discredited Kevin Spacey, amid a storm of allegations about sexual harassment against young men.

His is one of three nominations for the film, which was hastily reshot, just weeks before its planned US release next week, in order to continue to qualify for the upcoming Awards season. Sir Ridley’s decision to recast Spacey has also resulted in a Directing nomination for himself. Michelle Williams is also up for Best Actress in a Drama.

The film has missed out on a Best Motion Picture Drama nomination though, with the most prestigious category being fought for by Dunkirk, The Post, The Shape of Water, Call Me by Your Name and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

As Hollywood’s publicists jostle for position ahead of the Oscars, the Golden Globe nominations are the first true indication of where Academy voters might look to choose their own nominees, next month.

James Franco is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of The Room director Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist

One thing that makes the Globes an unreliable indicator is the separation of Dramas from Musicals & Comedies – the five films fighting for the top award in the second category are The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird and I, Tonya.

Guillermo del Toro’s Venice Film Festival winner The Shape of Water is the front-runner, with seven nominations, including two of its writer-director; cast members including Britain’s Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer. British writer-director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards, which won the top prize at the Toronto Film Festival, is up for six awards, including  two for him, one for the film and one for his lead actress Frances McDormand. Stephen Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama The Post is also contesting six categories, including Tom Hanks with his ninth Golden Globe nomination and Meryl Streep with her 29th nomination in the film categories; she’s also been nominated twice for Golden Globes in the TV categories.

Among the TV nominations this, it’s interesting to note that in the year Plummer’s recasting has been honoured, Geoffrey Rush, who’s fighting accusations about his own behaviour in his native Australia, has been recognised for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in the miniseries Genius.

There are also nominations for the return of the 90s and Noughties sitcom Will & Grace while The Handmaid’s Tale will be fighting it out against The Crown, This is Us, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things for the TV Drama series Golden Globe.

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Ewan McGregor and Jude Law are also contesting small-screen awards this year, for shows including The Wizard of Lies, Big Little Lies, Feud, Fargo and The Young Pope.

Looking ahead to the upcoming Oscars, actors including Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer and Daniel Kaluuya could ensure that the Academy will be safe from more #OscarSoWhite accusations.

The Golden Globes will he handed out at a glittering ceremony in Beverly Hills on 7th January, kicking off an Awards Season that Hollywood will be hoping will help to put the sexual harassment scandal behind it – for a while.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Post
The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay

The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Post
Molly’s Game

Best Original Song

“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudboumd
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Animated Feature

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square


Best Television Series, Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things

Best Television Series, Comedy

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace

Best Limited Series or Television Movie

Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Sinner

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Television Series, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor, Television Series, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo