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Christopher Plummer Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Kevin Spacey 'All the Money in the World' Role

Christopher Plummer earned a Golden Globe nomination for Ridley Scott’s Getty family biopic, All the Money in the World.

The nomination comes as a bit of a surprise considering the actor stepped into the role of J. Paul Getty only last month, after Kevin Spacey was removed from the film. 

Initial allegations of sexual misconduct were leveraged against Spacey by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp in October. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp claimed that Spacey came on to him in 1986, when he was just 14 years old. Since then, eight current and former House of Cards employees have come forward claiming that Spacey created a “toxic” work environment on set. He has also been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by several other men. Through his lawyer, Spacey has denied all these allegations.

In addition to being removed from All the Money in the World, Netflix severed all ties with Spacey, including canceling a planned Gore Vidal biopic. The show announced it will return for a shortened sixth and final season following Robin Wright’s character, Claire Underwood.

“I am thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for recognizing All the Money in the World. I am especially proud that the beautiful performances of Michelle and Chris were celebrated today,” Scott said of Plummer and Michelle Williams’ nominations in a statement to ET. The film received three nominations in total. “Despite the unexpected challenges we encountered after shooting was completed, we were determined that audiences around the world would be able to see our film. Hundreds of people associated with the project put their hearts and souls into every frame to ensure that could happen. So the fact that we have received these wonderful acknowledgements this morning is especially gratifying. Thank you HFPA.”

When ET caught up with the 87-year-old actor in November, he said he wasn’t really “replacing” Spacey, but rather creating a whole new role. “In a funny way, it’s starting all over again because it’s going to be different, naturally,” Plummer explained at the time, just before he started filming the role. Scott and Plummer filmed the actor’s part Nov. 20-29, according the the director

“The situation is very sad, because he’s such a talented guy. The whole circumstance is sad,” Plummer added of Spacey.

The Golden Globes are the first major awards show to contend with the fallout of Hollywood’s many alleged sexual offenders, which has brought down projects by Harvey Weinstein and seen previously recognized series, House of Cards and Transparent, ignored when the 2018 nominations were announced.

Plummer has previously been nominated three times and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for Beginners.

Liev Schreiber Reveals Why His Proudest Golden Globe Memory Involves His Son Sasha (Exclusive)

Liev Schreiber earned his sixth career Golden Globe nomination earlier this week, his fifth straight for his performance as the title character in Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Five seasons later, Schreiber said he feels like he’s finally hitting his stride on the show.

“I was very happy to hear about [the nomination],” the 50-year-old actor told ET over the phone after the Golden Globe nominations were announced, adding that he’d hoped his onscreen wife, Paula Malcomson, would break through for her heartbreaking performance this past season. “Sad that we didn’t see Paula[‘s] name, but I was very grateful.”

Season five broke from convention for the hourlong drama, which revolves around Ray (Schreiber), a Boston-bred fixer for the rich and famous and a devoted family man (for the most part), when Ray’s wife, Abby (Malcomson), died from cancer. The way the story unfolded — each episode was told in two different periods of Ray’s life: before and after Abby’s death — was reinvigorating for Schreiber. “You’ve gotta try new things,” he said. “For us, rather than sticking to what we’ve done for the past five years, sharking it up a little bit and seeing what that creates is, I always think, a great exercise for something that’s as long-running as our show is.”

With Ray Donovan moving production from Los Angeles to New York City for the upcoming sixth season, Schreiber spoke with ET about seeking new creative challenges on a long-running show, the possibility of Malcomson’s return and why his favorite Golden Globe memory involves his oldest son, Sasha.

ET: Does this latest Golden Globe nomination hold different meaning for you than the previous ones?

Liev Schreiber: I appreciate it because it feels like an endorsement as we prepare to move the show to New York City. It certainly helps my confidence to have that endorsement from the Hollywood Foreign Press to feel like we’re doing something right and give us some energy, some centrifugal force into the next season.

It is a bit of a risk to move Ray Donovan’s story from Los Angeles to New York. Do you view the upcoming sixth season as a new beginning?

Totally. Risk is the right word. With shows like this, you’ve gotta take risks. You’ve gotta try new things. For us, rather than sticking to what we’ve done for the past five years, shaking it up a little bit and seeing what that creates is, I always think, is a great exercise for something that’s as long-running as our show is. I’m looking forward to it.

Season five featured a big shift in the structure of Ray Donovan, with the story unfolding in two different periods in Ray’s life: before and after his wife Abby’s death. What was it like playing the same character in two very distinct points in his life?

The hardest part for me was the fact that because we shot it in a non-linear way, so much of what you’re reacting to or playing in the moment is not necessarily connected in the chronological arc of events. It’s almost like, for all of us, we had to run the story chronologically and then mark out the moments where we felt the reactive scenes were going to exist so that you knew how to play that episode and where on the continuum you were. That was very hard for me to remember at what point in the season we were because a large part of the episodes were in flashbacks. You’re trying to remember, “Well, it’s been six months since I felt [Abby’s] death. It’s been three months since I lost her. It’s been a month since I tried to save her.” That math was very, very difficult because the last thing you want to be doing, when you’re trying to create something that feels true and emotional, to have it not be.

That must be a rewarding exercise to be able to do that, which seems to be a rare opportunity on a show that’s been on for a while to reinvent itself in a way.

That’s one thing I really love about [showrunner] David Hollander and the writers on the show. They’re constantly looking for new ways to keep us engaged as actors and challenge us. I’m very fortunate to get into a situation like that. I think it’s happening more and more being in cable TV.

How early on did you know about the decision to kill off Paula Malcomson’s character in season five?

It really was a very difficult and painful decision for everybody. David and I discussed it before the start of the season and we discussed it with Paula as well. But as far as I’m concerned, Paula is the best scene partner I’ve ever had. It gave her a chance to have an incredible arc on the show this season and it gave us a chance to move Ray’s life in a way that would really create some seismic shifts. We try to do things that feel real and feel personal.

Is the door open for Paula to return for flashbacks in the new season?

Anything’s possible.

Do you know how Ray’s story ends or are you still figuring it out?

[Chuckles.] There are a couple versions in my mind of how I’d like Ray’s story to end — and a couple versions of how it probably would end realistically. We haven’t made any comprehensive decisions on that yet.

With the show’s move to New York, it also seems like a new chapter for Ray. What can you preview ahead of the new season when it comes to his strained relationship with his daughter Bridget and Ray’s romantic life moving forward? Could we see him dating again?

I think Ray is still mourning the loss of his wife. Family is everything to Ray. His daughter is everything to him. His son is everything to him. That element of his character isn’t going to change. One of the strongest elements I felt in the first five seasons was Los Angeles as a city. When we were thinking of what could compete with that — besides Boston — was New York. As a noir, that location functions as a third character on the show. New York’s been filmed thousands and thousands of times, but what could we add to the lexicon of New York on film. I’m very excited to unleash our directors, our producers, our DP [director of photography] on this town. It’s going to be very exciting.

On Golden Globe nomination morning, you posted an Instagram with Woody, one of the dogs you adopted from Live With Kelly and Ryan from Hurricane Harvey. Are you surprised that that moment of you on the phone with Naomi Watts and your kids went viral?

[Laughs.] I think everybody, justifiably, felt like whatever we could do during that period of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, people related to that. For me, I was just looking to get a puppy and I was really grateful to the show for providing the opportunity. Maybe that resonated with people. I’m sure now, more than ever, people in Southern California are thinking similar thoughts and hopefully everything can help out a little bit because it’s devastating what’s happened.

What has been your favorite celebrity run-in attending the Globes?

Leslie Jones. Backstage, I saw her and I said hi, and my son Sasha’s face and his jaw just dropped. We walked away and I said, “Aww I’m sorry, did you want to say something to her?” And we went back to her and he just said, “I just wanted to say, I really loved your movie [Ghostbusters].” [Laughs.] I was so proud of him in that moment. He’s so shy normally and when he saw her, he really wanted to tell her how great she was, so that was probably one of my favorite celebrity run-in moment at the Globes.

Ray Donovan returns for season six in 2018 on Showtime. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Golden Globe Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees

Awards season is officially under way with the announcement of the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes.

Following its big win at the 2017 Primetime Emmys, Big Little Lies leads the TV categories with six nominations. FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan earned the second most, with four nominations. On the film side, The Shape of Water earned seven nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Post tied with six nominations each.

The nominations included a number of snubs and surprises in both the film and TV categories, but among the standouts were Meryl Streep, who her record 29th Golden Globe nomination, and Christopher Plummer, who was nominated for All the Money in the World, after replacing Kevin Spacey in the film. 

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be handed out live on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Read the complete list of nominees below:

FILM

Best Picture, Drama

DunkirkCall Me By Your NameThe PostThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

Lady BirdGet OutI, TonyaThe Disaster ArtistThe Greatest Showman

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, DunkirkSteven Spielberg, The PostGuillermo del Toro, The Shape of WaterMartin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriRidley Scott, All the Money in the World

Best Actor, Drama

Gary Oldman, Darkest HourTimothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your NameDaniel Day-Lewis, Phantom ThreadTom Hanks, The PostDenzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress, Drama

Meryl Streep, The PostSally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterJessica Chastain, Molly’s GameFrances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMichelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor, Comedy

James Franco, The Disaster ArtistDaniel Kaluuya, Get OutHugh Jackman, The Greatest ShowmanSteve Carell, Battle of the SexesAnsel Elgort, Baby Driver

Best Actress, Comedy

Saoirse Ronan, Lady BirdMargot Robbie, I, TonyaJudi Dench, Victoria and AbdulEmma Stone, Battle of the SexesHelen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Supporting Actor

Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your NameRichard Jenkins, The Shape of WaterSam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriWillem Dafoe, The Florida ProjectChristopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actress

Laurie Metcalf, Lady BirdAllison Janney, I, TonyaMary J. Blige, MudboundOctavia Spencer, The Shape of WaterHong Chau, Downsizing

Best Screenplay

The Shape of WaterLady BirdThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThe PostMolly’s Game

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriAlexander Desplat, The Shape of WaterJohnny Greenwood, Phantom ThreadJohn Williams, The PostHans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song 

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

Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss BabyThe BreadwinnerFerdinandCocoLoving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic WomanFirst They Killed My FatherIn the FadeLovelessThe Square

TELEVISION

Best TV Series, Drama

The Handmaid’s TaleStranger ThingsThis Is UsGame of ThronesThe Crown

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Black-ishThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMaster of NoneSMILFWill & Grace

Best Limited Series or TV Movie

Big Little LiesFargoFeud: Bette and JoanThe SinnerTop of the Lake: China Girl

Best Actor, Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is UsFreddie Highmore, The Good DoctorBob Odenkirk, Better Call SaulJason Bateman, OzarkLiev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s TaleCaitriona Balfe, OutlanderClaire Foy, The CrownMaggie Gyllenhaal, The DeuceKatherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ishAziz Ansari, Master of NoneKevin Bacon, I Love DickWilliam H. Macy, ShamelessEric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Actress, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better ThingsAlison Brie, GlowIssa Rae, InsecureRachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFrankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Supporting Actor

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and JoanAlexander Skarsgard, Big Little LiesDavid Thewlis, FargoDavid Harbour, Stranger ThingsChristian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Big Little LiesAnn Dowd, The Handmaid’s TaleChrissy Metz, This is UsMichelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of LiesShailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of LiesJude Law, The Young PopeKyle MacLachlan, Twin PeaksEwan McGregor, FargoGeoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Jessica Biel, The SinnerNicole Kidman, Big Little LiesJessica Lange, Feud: Bette and JoanSusan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and JoanReese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Golden Globes 2018: The 10 Biggest TV Nomination Surprises and Snubs

The Golden Globe nominations are always unpredictable and this year, that was no different.

On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed its nominees for the 75th annual awards show. While shows like The Crown, Game of Thrones, This Is Us, Will & Grace and Big Little Lies were recognized, as well as worthy performances from Sterling K. Brown, Elisabeth Moss and first-time nominee Freddie Highmore (for The Good Doctor), there were several head-scratching omissions and pleasant surprises. You certainly can’t say the Globes are boring.

ET breaks down the biggest TV surprises and snubs following the Golden Globe nominations.

SURPRISES

13 Reasons Why Breaks Through

After getting skipped over at the Emmys, 13 Reasons Why broke through with a Best Actress in a Drama Series nomination for star Katherine Langford. This may be the biggest surprise coming out of nomination morning, as the 21-year-old Australian star will go up against stellar competition in Globes heavyweights Caitriona Balfe, Claire Foy, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Elisabeth Moss. (We’re 99 percent sure she took Mandy Moore’s spot.) Could we expect an appearance from executive producer Selena Gomez come January?

Jude Law Gets Nominated for Being the Pope

It’s no secret the Golden Globes loves star power, so it wasn’t completely out of left field when Law received his fourth career nomination — his first for TV — for his starring role in the HBO series, The Young Pope, where he played (you guessed it) a young pope. What is surprising is that a performance that inspired a flurry of hilarious memes and at times, veered into the ridiculous, could be deemed awards-worthy. But hey, it’s the Globes: anything goes!

SMILF Scores Major Love

This very much could be the Little Show That Could. Showtime’s under-the-radar comedy, which premiered in November, received a major boost on Monday with two big nominations — one for creator/star/writer/director Frankie Shaw and the other for best comedy series. Awards often go back to the same well of the year’s most successful and critically-acclaimed TV, but SMILF’s surprise recognition could help prolong the life of a series (and a creative mind) who may not otherwise receive the attention. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Awards Ticket

The Gilmore Girls creator has been in the business a long time, but she finally has a serious awards contender on her hands. (Surprising that Gilmore Girls was snubbed for all the major TV awards during its run.) On the heels of three Critics’ Choice TV nominations, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel added two Golden Globe noms, for leading lady Rachel Brosnahan and best comedy series, to its already impressive haul. And we’re pretty certain there’s more to come.

Jessica Biel Is Now a Contender

We predicted that the 35-year-old actress would land her first Golden Globe nomination for her transformative work in The Sinner and sure enough, she did! In addition to crossing our fingers and toes for a second season of her haunting USA Network thriller, we’re excited at the prospect of Biel’s career reinvention.

Congrats, Jason Bateman (No, Not for Arrested Development)

The actor, best known for his comedic work, received a surprise nomination for his dramatic turn in Netflix’s crime thriller Ozark. Let this be a lesson to actors everywhere: Sometimes it’s worth stepping outside the box.

SNUBS

Sorry, Debra Messing 

With the Golden Globes airing on NBC, it seemed like a shoo-in for the Will & Grace revival to dominate the comedy categories. Though it did earn two nominations (for best comedy series and Eric McCormack), they failed to recognize Debra Messing. To us, you can’t recognize Will without Grace.

Mandy Moore Doesn’t Repeat

The This Is Us star was one of our picks, but the HFPA failed to hand Moore her second consecutive Golden Globe nomination. To us, her portrayal of Rebecca Pearson this season has been some of her best work yet. Emmys, you’re on the clock.

Veep Is Shut Out

After being nominated for five straight years, Veep — HB’s awards darling — was completely shut out in the comedy categories, even for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ peerless performance. Yeah, we’re shocked too. 

Big Little Lies’ Complicated Awards History

This isn’t a snub, so much as a thought — and it’s not exclusive to Big Little Lies, but to nearly all “limited” series who find themselves renewed: With Big Little Lies cleaning up in the limited series categories (and leading the Globe nominations with six), what does this mean for the HBO drama’s awards history now that it’s officially returning for a second season? 

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

'13 Reasons Why' Star Katherine Langford Reacts to Her Surprise Golden Globe Nomination

13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford is a newly minted Golden Globe nominee.

The 21-year-old Australian actress scored a surprise nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Drama Series category for her performance as Hannah Baker on the Netflix drama, and Langford shared her sweet reaction on Monday morning.

“Thank you so much to the HFPA!” Langford posted in an Instagram story. “So excited to be nominated alongside this illustrious group of women.”

Langford will be going up against seasoned vets Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Claire Foy (The Crown), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Langford’s nomination was one of several big surprises for this year’s Golden Globe nominations, as the series — which will return for a sophomore run — was bypassed by many of the major awards shows, including this year’s Emmys.

Many of Langford’s co-stars took to Twitter to celebrate her nomination, including Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro and Amy Hargreaves.

Selena Gomez, who serves as an executive producer on 13 Reasons Why, also congratulated Langford for her accomplishment. The 25-year-old multihyphenate reminisced about the year that was, highlighting her “committed journey” with 13 Reasons Why and teasing the second season.

“To every person on this project, thank you for coming back. Good or bad, we are committed to having the touch conversations, to telling the story that can start change,” Gomez captioned the first photo, before singling out Langford in a second pic. “AND to this gorgeous, kind hearted [sic] lady. You endured this character with such strength and softness. @katherinelangford I am so proud you are being acknowledged for doing just that! GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!!! Ladies are shining!”

13 Reasons Why is streaming now on Netflix. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Allison Janney on Celebrating Her Golden Globe Nomination and Meeting the Real Tonya Harding (Exclusive)

Remember that bit from the Golden Globes a few years ago, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joked that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was too good for her TV friend after she’d been nominated in one of the show’s film categories? Well, get Allison Janney an e-cig, because she’s a crossover nominee now.

Janney has been Golden Globe-nominated five times already (four times for The West Wing and once for CBS’s Mom) but her Best Supporting Actress nomination for I, Tonya marks her first for a film. (I, Tonya was also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical and Margot Robbie for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.) ET spoke with Janney shortly after the nominations were announced to discuss how she would be celebrating, staging a The Help reunion at the Globes and meeting the real Tonya Harding.

ET: When you know it’s Golden Globes morning, do you wake up early for this?

Allison Janney: I actually just flew in to New York last night for I, Tonya press, and so I had to get up at 6:00 a.m. this morning to get into hair and makeup. I sort of had forgotten that that was happening this morning, I was so on L.A. time still and trying to get to Good Morning America where I did the morning segment and had forgotten about it until someone said, “Are you excited about today?” And I said, “What’s happening?” [Laughs] They said, “It’s Golden Globe morning” and I had just completely forgotten because of my travels. I was glad I didn’t have that on my mind as I went to bed last night, because I don’t think I would have slept. I would have been nervous and excited.

I feel like some of the magic of getting that call from your agent or friends and family is different now that you probably get a billion Twitter notifications first.

I didn’t, actually! Because we were about to do the morning show, so I was in their building and I didn’t have my cell phone with me. My publicist came into the room with a really huge smile on her face and told me and I jumped out of my chair. I was so excited and immediately wanted to know, Did the movie? And Margot? I was very happy that they recognized both Margot and the movie, because I think it’s such a great movie. I’m so proud to be part of it and it has a special meaning for me because my dearest friend wrote this movie and wrote this part for me to play it. So, it really has extra special meaning for me.

Have you had a chance to text or call Margot or anyone yet?

I’ve been texting with everybody. [Screenwriter] Steven Rogers is getting on a plane, about to come out here to see me. I’m seeing him tonight for some Q&As after screenings of I, Tonya. Craig and I have texted each other. I’ve reached out to Margot, I’m sure she’s swamped. We’re all just really happy for the recognition because this is such a labor of love and passion. Everyone involved on this movie was there because they believed in it and worked so hard. We had no time to do it. I mean, I filmed my whole part in eight days! It was fast and furious and with Craig Gillespie directing us, who was so brilliant at putting this whole thing together and keeping up the pace. He was the perfect person for this movie. I’m just really proud.

Will you have time to celebrate a little today or do something special to mark the occasion?

Oh, absolutely! Steven and I are doing a Q&A tonight and Margot is going to be with us too, so we’ll hopefully go out after that and have a celebratory champagne toast or something tonight. We’re definitely going to celebrate. But I have to get up early the next day for more press, so I can’t celebrate too much just yet! [Laughs]

So we have to cut it off at one or two glasses of champagne at most.

Yes. We’ll split a bottle, you know. A bottle’s about four glasses, I don’t know! [Laughs] We’ll be moderate drinkers this evening.

You’ve attended the Globes a number of times now. Do you have a favorite Golden Globes memory or a celebrity run-in that stands out for you?

You know, you always run in to absolutely everybody at this event. I mean, I was there when Christine Lahti won, when she was in the bathroom. I was there for that one. [Laughs] Which is memorable. But every one is memorable, because it’s such a fun night. Everyone lets loose, a little bit too much sometimes. It’s overwhelming people are there and that they recognize everyone in television and in movies. It’s just a huge room filled with people. I remember sitting next to Viola [Davis] a couple years ago and we had the seat up above the first railing and looking down on everybody. We just felt like we were at home on our couch watching it. It was really fun. A great perspective to watch everybody.

That was the year with Prince, right?

With Prince, yes! Yeah, yeah, yeah. That was my Prince shot when he came out and I was like, Ohh myyy– I was just floored. I was so excited just to be seeing Prince. That was just a thrilling moment for me.

I think you became a GIF for that moment.

I think I might have too. It was a GIF-able moment, truly. My face was just huge. I mean, I had as big an expression as anybody. I couldn’t contain my thrill and excitement seeing him. He’s one of my favorite artists.

Besides Margot, obviously, and the I, Tonya team, who would be your dream tablemates to sit with this year?

Oh god… Well, Octavia [Spencer]. My dear friend, Octavia, who also got nominated would be exciting. I’ll tell you who! It would be a great Help reunion-thing. Mary J. Blige got nominated, Octavia got nominated, Emma [Stone] and Jessica Chastain. That would be fun to sit with all those women again.

At the very least, you have to promise me right now you will get all those people in a reunion picture and tweet it out.

Oh, I’m definitely going to get that reunion picture, absolutely. Octavia and I will make that happen.

Allison Janney, Tonya Harding, Margot Robbie at I, Tonya Premiere

The real Tonya Harding came to your premiere last week. Did you have a chance to talk with her?

I did! I hadn’t met her the whole process. I didn’t get to meet with her, so I was just sort of thrilled to see her there on the red carpet and I saw her at the after-party. She was so lovely and so overwhelmed and so appreciative of the movie and was very complimentary to me in a way that made me want to hug her. Because, gosh, it was such a brutal, harsh portrayal of someone’s mother, and she thought it was spot on. I just said, “I just want to hug you,” because I felt it was a hard mom to have had to grow up with. I didn’t speak to her at length, but she was very appreciative and loving and I was so happy to meet her husband. She seems like she’s found a bit of peace in her life after all that.

I saw an interview with the real LaVona Golden in which she reacts to your playing her. [“She doesn’t even look like me.”] Have you heard if she’d been trying to get in touch with you at all since the movie’s come out?

No, no. Steven Rogers, who wrote this script, tried to find her while he was writing it. He wanted to interview her and get her take on everything, but Tonya didn’t know where she was or if she was alive or dead and didn’t really care. So, every trail he went down, it went cold. He couldn’t find her anywhere. He wrote her from the stories that he heard from Tonya and Jeff [Gillooly] with a little artistic license thrown in there and then I had to put the pieces of the puzzle together for myself to find out what made her human and what made her real and relatable. It’s a pretty extreme character to find. But she too is a person and is complicated and layered and is not just one thing, so I had to do that without her.

And now that I’ve done the movie, I don’t think I need to meet her. I would have loved to have met her beforehand. But I didn’t get that opportunity. But now I don’t think I need to. Unless they do the sequel of I, Lavona. [Laughs]

I think everyone would watch that! As long as Little Man [LaVona’s pet bird] signs on for the sequel too.

Exactly, yeah. That would be in my contact. I’m not doing anything without him.

It feels like we’re in full awards season swing now and I feel safe saying you’re one of the frontrunners for the Oscars. Does this nomination feel like one step closer to the Academy Awards?

It’s the closest I’ve ever come to that, having my name bandied about in that circle. It’s certainly an exciting, thrilling thing to think about. I’m cautiously optimistic. It’s just a really, really wonderful time to have this happen, especially because of my dear friend, Steven Rogers, that this attention is coming from a movie that he wrote for his friend. It’s just really special. It’s a really special time.

Golden Globes Nominations 2018: Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins Among Women Shut Out of Directing Category

There’s no doubting that 2017 has been a strong year for women both onscreen and behind the scenes. Take, for instance, the Primetime Emmys, which saw women dominate with big wins for Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale, Ava DuVernay, Master of None writer Lena Waithe and director Reed Morano.

On the film side, Sofia Coppola became the second woman ever to win the Cannes Film Festival prize for Best Director for The Beguiled, while Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, is the best reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes. Patty JenkinsWonder Woman earned over $800 million at the worldwide box office, far surpassing the recent wave of DC Comic films. Meanwhile, DuVernay finished production on Disney’s upcoming adaption of A Wrinkle in Time, becoming the first woman of color to helm a $100 million movie.

But when the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes were announced on Monday, women were not among the names recognized for Best Director. Instead Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) continued the long tradition of mostly men being nominated. Coppola, Jenkins as well as Dee Rees, who helmed Netflix’s Mudbound, were shut out, marking the first major awards show this season to completely overlook women.

The Critics’ Choice Awards recognized Gerwig and the Independent Spirit Awards counts Chloé Zhao (The Rider) among its nominees.But when it comes to the history of the Golden Globes, Barbra Streisand is the only woman to win the award, while DuVernay is the last woman nominated, in 2014.

“You have to make it a priority,” says Alan Yang, co-creator of Master of None on Netflix, and co-creator of an upcoming Amazon series starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. On the latter, he adds that it was “very important that we get women directors onboard. As far as our writing staff, half of the people we hired are women. You have to make it a priority. I think we’re making progress, but we have a long a** way to go.”

His comments echo a sentiment Morano made to ET earlier this year, following the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominees, which saw three female directors nominated in the same category. “It makes me feel like we’re getting closer, that [the field] will be saturated equally with men and women and it won’t be such a big thing, maybe, in 10 years from now,” Morano said. “It’s taking a long time.”

It should not go unnoticed, however, that three women — Gerwig (Lady Bird), Liz Hannah (The Post), Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) — were nominated for the Golden Globes’ Best Screenplay award in the same year for the first time ever. Not since 2005, when Diana Ossana took home the award with Larry McMurtry for Brokeback Mountain, has a woman won the category. The last woman nominated was Emma Donoghue in 2015 for Room.

How this will affect the rest of awards season, including the Oscars, remains to be seen. But it would be a shame if a woman fails to break through the male-dominated field in 2017.

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be handed out live on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz on the Adorable Way She Found Out About Her Golden Globe Nom (Exclusive)

Chrissy Metz learned about her Golden Globe nomination in the cutest way possible.

The This Is Us star earned her second nom in two years for her performance as Kate Pearson, and ET’s Leanne Aguilera was on the set of NBC’s hit family drama on Monday morning to celebrate Metz’s latest achievement.

Turns out, the 37-year-old actress preemptively discovered she was nominated before they were even announced. As Metz recalls, her boyfriend, Josh Stancil, dropped by her house moments before because he had a gut instinct that her name was going to be called.

“Josh called me [this morning]. He was like, ‘I’m coming over!’ I’m like, ‘Ugh, this is presumptuous, it’s not gonna happen, Josh.’ He’s like, ‘That’s not true. You always tell me you have to manifest what you want,’” Metz said. “He came over in his pajamas. I open up my laptop and then of course, [presenter] Garrett [Hedlund] was like, ‘Chrissy Metz.’”

Even in her post-Globe nomination glow, Metz had to take a second to crush over Hedlund, who stars in the nominated film, Mudbound: “Did you hear the way he said the name? It was so cute!”

Metz shared that the famous This Is Us group chat has been on fire since the wee hours of the morning celebrating their three nominations, which included recognition for Sterling K. Brown and the series.

“We’re all like ‘emoji, emoji, emoji,’ just congratulating the whole show,” Metz said. “I wouldn’t be here without them and I’m so grateful to them and to everyone involved, the writers and of course, [creator] Dan [Fogelman].”

Though Metz and Brown were the only actors recognized for their individual performances, Metz was “bummed” that her other cast members, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley and previous Globe nominee Mandy Moore, didn’t receive any love.

“Bummed is an understatement,” she said. “Yeah, I was mad, but there were a lot of snubs and a lot of conversation about the snubs. I don’t dig it, if I’m honest.”

As for the ceremony itself, Metz already has her dress (“It’s one of my fave colors!”) and stayed mum on whether Stancil will be her date (“I don’t even think we get a plus one”). And she’s most excited to meet the Lady Bird crew, namely writer and director Greta Gerwig (“She’s fantastic — very inspiring as a woman, as a writer, as a director”) and Laurie Metcalf (“I love [her]!”), as well as The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

Brown also celebrated his Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning, posting a sweet snap with his two sons before dropping them off at school and heading to work on another project unrelated to This Is Us.

“Good news today from the #HFPA. Thank you so much for this #goldenglobes nomination! Couldn’t be more honored!” the actor captioned the candid pic. “Now I gotta get these kids to school.”

This Is Us returns Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Kyle MacLachlan Is Having a Full-Circle 'Twin Peaks' Moment After 'Unreal' Golden Globe Nomination (Exclusive)

Kyle MacLachlanis having a full-circle moment.

The 58-year-old actor received his second Golden Globe nomination for his reprisal of Agent Dale Cooper in Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, nearly three decades after winning the award for the character in 1991. 

“It is a little unreal,” MacLachlan told ET on Monday morning after the nominations were announced. “It really points to the power of Cooper and how he resonates with so many people. Also, the fact that [creators] David Lynch and Mark Frost were able to write something so compelling — not necessarily a nostalgic revisit of something we had seen before — but an entirely new story with the same characters, that they were able to make it as extraordinary as they are.”

In the 18-part series, also known as Twin Peaks: The Return, MacLachlan found himself portraying three vastly different characters (the evil Mr. C, Dale Cooper and Dougie Jones), providing him the unique and rare opportunity to flex his acting muscles — all while entrenched in the mysterious Twin Peaks world.

“I’ve been around a little bit and being older, I do appreciate the recognition,” he acknowledged, calling his three Twin Peaks personas “remarkable.” “I’m hoping that as an actor I’m getting better and improving in my craft always. Once in a while, you get to really pull out the stops and put it to the test, and that was the case with this revival of Twin Peaks.”

While not much surprises MacLachlan anymore, he was surprised by the brief amount of time he spent actually playing Dale. “We were only with him for a very short time before the last two hours of the show, where there was a slight shift in storytelling and in the direction,” he said, referencing his storylines with Laura Dern and Sheryl Lee. “There was a subtle shift in the character — slightly different than when we saw him wake up in the hospital bed.”

“My working relationship with David Lynch, in a strange way, because so much time had gone between the time we last worked together, it was a new experience,” MacLachlan continued. “I found him to be extraordinary; his command of the set and his vision and the characters and his specificity deepened somehow. It felt like he was absolutely at the top of his game, which filled me with absolute confidence that what I was doing was a) what he needed to have done and was going to work within the confines of the story, and b) something I had never been, as an actor, been able to do. It was an opportunity to explore a side of myself that was very interesting and slightly scary. Those opportunities just don’t present themselves that often.” 

As for the ceremony itself, MacLachlan recalled Christine Lahti’s classic bathroom moment at the 1998 telecast, when her name was called while she was in the ladies’ restroom, as being his biggest fear on awards night. (“There’s always a sense that you never know what’s going to happen,” MacLachlan said with a chuckle.) But the celebrity run-in he remembers most from being at the Globes? Bumping into William Shatner.

“What can I say, like everyone else in the world I grew up with Star Trek. I was a Trekkie. I admire him so much and I was stunned to see him,” he reminisced. “He’s very gracious. He’s very low-key and I just think he’s exceptional.”

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Golden Globe Nominee Alan Yang Says ‘Master of None’ Still Hasn’t Committed to Season 3 (Exclusive)

Master of None is now a three-time Golden Globe nominee — but the fate of the series is still to be determined.

Following an acclaimed second season, the Netflix series co-created by Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, who also plays Dev onscreen, earned two nominations — Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy. Aziz was previously nominated in the same category in 2016.

Yet, for all the recognition, the show’s return has yet to be confirmed. “We haven’t committed to season three. Maybe we will do it at some point—we’re still talking about it,” Yang reveals to ET while discussing the 2018 Golden Globe nominations.

And when it comes to being recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he says it’s “all just gravy.” “It’s so nice to have everyone on the show, to have their hard work recognized,” he adds. In its first two seasons, Master of None has won two Primetime Emmys, including one for Yang’s writing on season one, a Critics’ Choice Award and a Peabody.

While written in reaction to accusations against Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, season two of Master of None included a subplot about a renowned chef and TV host (played by Bobby Cannavale) who partners with Dev on a new TV series and is later accused of sexual harassment. Released in May, the episode resonated even more with audiences following an explosion of accusations against several men in Hollywood that followed this fall, including new allegations of sexual harassment against Chef Mario Batali, who has taken “full responsibility” for “any pain, humiliation or discomfort” he has caused.

When asked what it’s like to see how people are watching and reacting to the show now, Yang says “it’s definitely weird.”

“It’s obviously horrible — the cause of some of these stories — but ultimately a good thing that the allegations are being brought to light and people are being believed,” he continues, adding that the news (and even the current political climate) doesn’t really affect their approach to the show, especially if the series gets picked up for a new season. “I think we just keep doing what we do on the show and write about stuff that we’re passionate about.”