‘The Shape of Water,’ HBO dominate 2018 Golden Globes nominations

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Fantasy and romance led the 2018 Golden Globes nominations — but not everyone got a happy Hollywood ending.

Nominees were announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif., with Guillermo del Toro’s romance flick “The Shape of Water” leading all films with seven nominations. Among those nods were the coveted best drama motion picture, best screenplay and best director.

The Pentagon Papers-inspired journalism drama, “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, finished closely behind with six nominations, including one for best drama motion picture. Hanks and Streep received nominations for best actor and best actress for their performances in the film.

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The other two contenders in the best drama field are “Call Me By Your Name” — with newcomer Timothée Chalamet getting a nomination for best actor in the film — and war drama “Dunkirk.”

The Globes are often considered a harbinger of nominations to come at the Oscars.

On the small screen, HBO lead with 12 nominations, including best TV drama series for “Game of Thrones” and “Big Little Lies,” which the network just renewed for a second season.

Netflix received nine total nominations, with “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” getting nods for best drama series. They’ll go up against Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Amazon’s just-debuted “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored two nominations, including best comedy series and best performance by an actress for star Rachel Brosnahan.

But there were plenty of snubs at this year’s nominations, with previous winners and critical darlings ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press, the association of roughly 90 international journalists whose votes determine nominees and winners.“The Shape of Water” lead with seven nominations.“The Shape of Water” lead with seven nominations.

Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon’s “Transparent” — both rocked by sexual assault and harassment allegations against respective stars Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor — didn’t receive any nominations.

The superhero movie “Wonder Woman” failed to get any nods for star Gal Gadot or director Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million in its opening weekend.

Tiffany Haddish also didn’t pick up a nomination for her role in “Girls Trip,” the highest-grossing film comedy in the country this year. Jordan Peele also didn’t receive a nomination for directing the high-grossing horror tale “Get Out,” although the film will compete for best motion picture in the musical or comedy genre.HBO's “Game of Thrones" was nominated for best TV drama series.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — who has been nominated for best actress at the Golden Globes for her role on “Veep” for the last four years — didn’t make the cut this time around.

Tracee Ellis Ross, who won best actress last year for her television role on “Black-ish,” was also snubbed.

Seth Meyers will host the Jan. 7 ceremony, which will be the Globes’ 75th awards.

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