The nominations were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson.
The awards show, set to take pace on February 28, honours the best in TV and film. It is hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Edgar-Jones received a nod for actress in a limited series or TV film for her role in Normal People – the hit adaptation of the Sally Rooney book.
In the same category, Cate Blanchett was nominated for Mrs. America, Shira Haas for Unorthodox, Nicole Kidman for The Undoing and Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit.
Ahmed was nominated in the actor in a drama category for his film Sound of Metal, with Anthony Hopkins nominated for The Father and Gary Oldman for Mank.
Carey Mulligan was nominated for her leading role in revenge thriller Promising Young Woman, and Vanessa Kirby for playing a grieving mother in Pieces of a Woman.
The late Chadwick Boseman was nominated for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian.
British stars Corrin and Colman were both nominated for actress in a TV drama for The Crown, with Jodie Comer nominated for Killing Eve, Laura Linney for Ozark and Sarah Paulson for Ratched.
For actor in a TV drama, Josh O’Connor was nominated for The Crown, Jason Bateman for Ozark, Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Al Pacino for Hunters and Matthew Rhys for Perry Mason.
The nominees in the best director for a motion picture will see British writer Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), David Fincher (Mank) and Regina King (One Night in Miama) all compete for the accolade – Fennell, who is best known for her role as Camilla Parker-Bowles in The Crown, also wrote her film’s script.
They are joined by Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and Chloe Zhao (Nomadland).
In best TV musical or comedy, nominations included Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, Schitt’s Creek, The Great, Ted Lasso.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm saw him nominated for actor in a musical or comedy and his co-star Maria Baklakova for best actress in the same section. Baron Cohen was also nominated for Supporting Film Actor for The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Baron Cohen celebrated both nominations.
He wrote on Twitter: “I’m overwhelmed and humbled that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized both THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 and BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM. These nominations are a tribute to the talented creative teams that led and supported both films from inception to this moment.
“I especially want to congratulate the visionary of CHICAGO 7, Aaron Sorkin, and BORAT’s Tutar, the incredible Maria Bakalova. These two films are different, but they share a common theme — sometimes we have to protest injustice with our own farce.
“Thank you to the HFPA for this ridiculous amount of nominations. I’m so honoured — and in the event that we don’t win, I promise to hire Rudy Giuliani to contest the results.”
James Corden is also nominated in the best actor in a musical comedy category for The Prom, while Hugh Grant’s performance in The Undoing saw him nominated for actor in a limited series or TV Film.
In all, Netflix dominated the nominees as Mank and The Crown lead with six nominations a piece. The Crown creator Peter Morgan said: “All of us on The Crown are thrilled to be recognised in this way by the HFPA. This season really seems to have resonated with audiences of all generations all around the world, and we could not be more grateful or more proud.”
US actress Jane Fonda will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this month’s Golden Globes. The HFPA said she would be given the Cecil B deMille Award at the annual ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on 28 February.
“Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition,” said the HFPA.
“While her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained.”
The 78th Golden Globes will be broadcast from New York and Los Angeles for the first time, with comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler splitting the bi-coastal hosting duties.
Fey will be live from Rockefeller Centre in Manhattan, while Poehler will present from the ceremony’s usual home of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on February 28.
Last year was a successful night for British talent at the 77th Golden Globes – with Phoebe Waller-Bridge picking up the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Fleabag.
The show was also named as the Best TV Comedy.
Colman, who also had a guest role in Fleabag, was crowned Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown.
British director Sam Mendes – who was behind WWI epic 1917 – picked up the award for best director, beating the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, and the film being named Best Drama.
Sir Elton John and his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin received the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for I’m Gonna Love Me Again, which features in the biopic Rocketman.
Taron Egerton, who played the singer in Rocketman, was named Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance.
HBO and Sky Atlantic’s Succession – written by Brit Jesse Armstrong – was the winner in the Best TV Drama category, beating the likes of Big Little Lies, The Morning Show, The Crown and Killing Eve.
Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy in the family drama, was also crowned Best Actor in a TV Drama.
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he organiser of Obtain Festival states it is “100% evidence” that massive-scale audio situations can just take position safely amid the pandemic.
Melvin Benn, controlling director of the Competition Republic group, mentioned he had viewed an “extraordinary” stage of compliance on website across the 3-working day festival, which has faced weighty rain and showers.
The rock and metal celebration, which concludes on Sunday night, is taking area as aspect of a Government live events pilot, indicating lovers do not have to put on masks or socially distance – while the capability has been significantly lowered from 111,000 to close to 10,000.
Speaking as the competition drew to a shut, Mr Benn advised the PA information agency: “It’s amazing definitely. It is really superb. I am really coronary heart-warmed by it all.
“What is amazing about it is the degree of compliance around the screening and demands we have is certainly incredible.
“In a way that you would anticipate when you are in the center or towards the tail stop of a pandemic, that level of compliance is amazing.
“It is coupled with a stage of normality that is equally remarkable when you have been out of it for so extensive.”
Asked about the strategy it stays difficult for large-scale music activities to be Covid-safe, he claimed: “It is evidence that this is not true. It is 100% proof that it is not accurate. This is a quite apparent demonstration that you can do it.”
Headliners Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Enter Shikari are amongst the acts that executed throughout Friday and Saturday, with Bullet For My Valentine and Frank Turner owing to participate in on Sunday night.
Mr Benn predicted the details becoming collected at the competition would establish comparable gatherings can choose spot.
He explained: “In fairness, the DCMS (Division for Digital, Lifestyle, Media and Sport) are on board with the concept which is that these issues can take place and they can happen safely.
“What we want from Down load is info that researchers can analyse that will proficiently enhance that placement, and that knowledge is currently being collected and I am certain it will do just that.”
Competition organisers announced in March that they have been cancelling the party for a second consecutive yr owing to the pandemic.
However, the competition was given the inexperienced light in May to move forward as a Govt check celebration, pursuing a quantity of scaled-down pilots and the Brit Awards in Could.
Latitude, which is also run by Festival Republic, announced on Friday it would be likely in advance among July 22 and July 25 in Suffolk.
Mr Benn stated that subsequent talks with the DCMS over the past week he felt “sufficiently encouraged” to thrust in advance with the music, comedy and arts festival and instructed the Federal government prepared to launch a confined coronavirus insurance plan plan.
He claimed: “I believe that, and once again there is no ensure, but I imagine the Government will come forward with a confined Govt-backed insurance policy scheme.
“It wouldn’t be every little thing that we want by any implies but it would certainly be sufficient to really encourage us to all get heading yet again.”
A DCMS spokesman said: “We are continuing to work flat out to assistance festivals and reside functions which include by way of our ongoing activities research programme.
“Festival organisers have obtained far more than £34 million from our unprecedented Lifestyle Restoration Fund, with additional money support on the way immediately after a £300 million improve at spending budget.
“We are knowledgeable of the wider considerations about securing indemnity cover and are checking out what even more guidance may possibly be required when the sector is in a position to reopen.”
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