A Little Bit of Spider-Man: No Way Home Speculation!

Don’t worry, there are no ‘spoilers’ here, I’ve not seen the film yet, but tomorrow, finally I’m seeing ‘No Way Home’!

(You can now read my first thoughts HERE)

By the end of the week, most of the world will have had a chance to see it. So now is the last chance for a little last-minute pondering, speculating, and guessing as to what we’ll be treated to in this movie.

It’s almost certain we’ll be getting Venom, if you’re not expecting that, you haven’t seen ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage‘. I think there could possibly also be another villain from past movies they’ve not already specifically revealed, maybe other characters too. It would be strange if we don’t briefly get an Avenger or two cameoing, and, many hope to see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles as alternate Peter Parkers, though it’s far from confirmed. 

Beyond those ‘obvious’ predictions, what less-expected surprises could be in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’? 

Firstly, like ‘Infinity War’, I don’t think the problems will be fully resolved by the end of the movie. ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ seems to be following on very directly from this, and I don’t think it will just be Steven Strange that ties the two together, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more unfinished at the end of this film that needs resolving.

Something people are hoping to see, though there’s no firm basis to think it’s imminent, is Miles Morales. The MCU is in a phase where they’re bringing in successors for their hero roles, most distinctly a new Captain America and we’ve also been introduced to a new Black Widow though she’s not yet taken on that role in the Avengers roster. Despite not yet being named as such we’re seeing the introduction of a new Hawkeye on Disney+. Beyond that we’ve also had alternate Loki, soon to be getting an alternate Thor, and sadly for other reasons, it looks likely there could be someone else taking on the role of Black Panther. It’s not Marvel Studios’ decision, it’s Sony’s, but if it were, then this wouldn’t even be a question, we would be certain of a different Spidey by this phase of the MCU. 

Whether we get it in this movie or not, it’s time for a Spider-Man that isn’t Peter Parker. Introducing a live-action Miles would mean there are two, one for the MCU, another more focused on appearing in Sony’s Universe. We’ve not had Peter’s origin story shown yet with the Holland MCU version, so any similar elements can be explored with Miles without feeling too repetitive. A fresh Spidey could also be fresh, unsupported by the Avengers and expensive tech, which would work better if going into the Sony films to face off against their current version of Venom.

Another thing I’m guessing is that we’ll see Tony Stark, from another universe. Sure, they got to say goodbye but only briefly, and we know from ‘Far From Home’ that Peter is struggling with his death and the weight of the responsibility he has to shoulder. 

I also wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Happy Hogan is retconned to be Benjamin Hogan, and becomes new Uncle Ben… sure, it would be weird, but also not far off what they’ve done with Zendaya’s Michelle being known as MJ to her friends. She’s not Mary Jane, but she’s taken the place of MJ in all other ways. So Happy could step into the role of Ben in many ways, something that hit me as a possibility after rewatching ‘Far From Home’ the other day. 

Will we see any of these things? I don’t know, but it’s a lot of fun pondering because this movie has the scope to do almost anything, and I really hope they grab that opportunity with both hands and make it unlike anything else!

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Golden Globes 2021 / 2022 Nominations and Printable Ballot

Download our free 2022 Golden Globes Ballot PDF here! Or as images by clicking on the thumbnails!

The main start to the big awards season and what I consider to be my warm-up at predicting awards winners is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards. This year’s low-key ceremony to honor the releases of 2021 and early 2022 will be on Sunday, January 9th 2022. Join in with your friends and family using our 2022 Golden Globes Ballot you can print out and fill in!

The awards will not currently be televised in the US, and there’s also no host as yet announced. Will this change? I expect someone will step up to host, but in a year where they could’ve really boosted the profile of musicals and other overlooked productions and performances, the Globes are being strongly boycotted while they sort themselves out.

The complete list of nominees are as follows:

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

“The Great” (Hulu) 
“Hacks” (HBO/HBO Max)
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX on Hulu)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Brian Cox (“Succession”)
Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)
Omar Sy (“Lupin)

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Jessica Chastain (“Scenes From a Marriage”)
Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”) 
Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision“) 
Margaret Qualley (“Maid”) 
Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”)

Best Director, Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”) 
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”) 
Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard (“Annette”)
Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”) 
Jennifer Lawrence (“Don’t Look Up”) 
Emma Stone (“Cruella”)
Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”)
Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”) 
Will Smith (“King Richard”) 
Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) 

Best Television Series, Drama

“Lupin” (Netflix)
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)
“Pose” (FX)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)
“Succession” (HBO/HBO Max)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”)
Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (“Pose”)

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Paul Bettany (“WandaVision”)
Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)
Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)
Ewan McGregor (“Halston”)
Tahar Rahim (“The Serpent”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Don’t Look Up”) 
Peter Dinklage (“Cyrano”) 
Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”) 
Cooper Hoffman (“Licorice Pizza”)
Anthony Ramos (“In the Heights”)

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”) 
Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”) 
Ciarán Hinds (“Belfast”) 
Troy Kotsur (“CODA”) 
Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”) 

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

“The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures) — Alexandre Desplat 
“Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) — Germaine Franco
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) — Jonny Greenwood 
“Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classic) — Alberto Iglesias 
“Dune” (Warner Bros.) — Hans Zimmer 

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)
Elle Fanning (“The Great”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Jean Smart (“Hacks”)

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Dopesick” (Hulu)
“Impeachment: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Maid” (Netflix) 
“Mare of Easttown” (HBO/HBO Max)
The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Supporting Actor, Television

Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”)
Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)
O Yeong-su (“Squid Game”)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

“Cyrano” (MGM)
“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) 
“Licorice Pizza” (MGM) 
“Tick, Tick … Boom!” (Netflix) 
“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Caitríona Balfe (“Belfast”) 
Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) 
Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”) 
Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”) 
Ruth Negga (“Passing”)

Best Picture, Foreign Language

“Compartment No. 6” (Sony Pictures Classics) — Finland, Russia, Germany
“Drive My Car” (Janus Films) — Japan
“The Hand of God” (Netflix) — Italy
“A Hero” (Amazon Studios) — France, Iran
“Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) — Spain

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson — “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) 
Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast” (Focus Features) 
Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) 
Adam McKay — “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
Aaron Sorkin — “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”) 
Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”)
Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”) 
Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Belfast” (Focus Features) 
“CODA” (Apple) 
“Dune” (Warner Bros.) 
“King Richard” (Warner Bros.) 
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) 

Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”)
Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”)
Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”)
Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)

Best Supporting Actress, Television

Jennifer Coolidge (“White Lotus”)
Kaitlyn Dever (“Dopesick”)
Andie MacDowell (“Maid”)
Sarah Snook (“Succession”)
Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Be Alive” from “King Richard” (Warner Bros.) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson 
“Dos Orugitas” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) — Lin-Manuel Miranda 
“Down to Joy” from “Belfast” (Focus Features) — Van Morrison 
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from “Respect” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King 
“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell 

Best Motion Picture, Animated

“Encanto” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 
“Flee” (Neon) 
“Luca” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
“My Sunny Maad” (Totem Films)
“Raya and the Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Studios)

Again the free PDF download is here for the 2022 Golden Globes Ballot and I’ll do a post in a few weeks with my usually terrible guesses of who’s going to win!

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NOTE: This post is about the Golden Globes that will be awarded on January 9th 2022 to honor the releases of 2021 and early 2022. Lists and sheets for past years are also available on this site.

73rd Annual Emmy Awards Nominations List 2021

Here’s the list of nominees for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021:

DRAMA SERIES

Bridgerton
The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Mandalorian
Lovecraft Country
Pose
The Boys

COMEDY SERIES

Ted Lasso
Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
PEN15
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
Black-ish

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Emma Corrin, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
Billy Porter, Pose
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Jean Smart, Hacks
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Jason Sudekis, Ted Lasso
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
William H. Macy, Shameless

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

LIMITED SERIES

The Queen’s Gambit
Mare of Easttown
I May Destroy You
The Underground Railroad
WandaVision

TV MOVIE

Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Oslo

LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Ewan McGregor, Halston

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sophie Okonedo, Ratched
McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR

Charles Dance, The Crown
Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country
Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian
Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian
Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Jane Adams, Hacks
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

ANIMATED PROGRAM

The Simpsons
Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
South Park: The Pandemic Special

COMPETITION PROGRAM

Top Chef
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Amazing Race
The Voice

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Conan
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES?

Saturday Night Live
A Black Lady Sketch Show
The Amber Ruffin Show
How To With John Wilson
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

There are even more categories than this, but I can’t list them all. The full list of nominees is on emmys.com and the winners will be awarded on Sunday, September 19th 2021.