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Lady Gaga up for best actress Golden Globe

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Lady Gaga’s performance in A Star is Born has landed her a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes.

Bradley Cooper is also nominated for his direction of and performance in the musical remake.

The singer turned actress previously won a Golden Globe in 2016 for her role in TV’s American Horror Story.

Britain’s Olivia Colman is also up for a best actress award for royal drama The Favourite, for which Rachel Weisz is also recognised.

Rosamund Pike is nominated for best actress in a motion picture drama, alongside Lady Gaga, for her role in Marie Colvin biopic A Private War.

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Colman, meanwhile, will compete for the best actress in a film musical or comedy award with Emily Blunt, shortlisted for playing the title role in Mary Poppins Returns.

Claire Foy is up for a supporting acting award for the film First Man, as is Richard E Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Other British talents in the running include Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, nominated for their roles in BBC political drama A Very English Scandal.

There are also TV nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch, Westworld’s Thandie Newton and Sacha Baron Cohen, in contention for his satirical series Who is America?

Bodyguard star Richard Madden, meanwhile, is up for best actor in a TV drama.

Vice, a film biopic of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, has the most nominations in all, with six citations including one for lead actor Christian Bale.

A Star is Born, The Favourite and Green Book have five nominations each, while Mary Poppins Returns and Spike Lee’s Black Klansman have four apiece.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story has the most TV nominations, getting four mentions in all.

Sandra Oh – nominated herself for Killing Eve – and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg will co-host the 76th Golden Globe Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on 6 January.

This year’s event saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri named best film drama and Lady Bird win the award for best film comedy or musical.

The Golden Globes will be the first main film and TV awards of 2019 and are considered a reliable indicator of which films and performances will go on to enjoy success at the Oscars.

Idris Elba’s daughter Isan has been named 2019’s Golden Globe ambassador by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the annual ceremony.

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