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Golden Globes: Christopher Plummer nominated for Kevin Spacey role

December 10, 2017
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Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in which he replaced Kevin Spacey.

The actor took over the role in All the Money in the World after a string of sexual harassment allegations were made against Spacey.

The nominees for best drama film include Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench are among the British nominees.

They are in the best actress in a comedy or musical category, alongside Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone.

The Shape of Water received the most nominations of any film – with seven in total. The Post and Three Billboards each have six.

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Image caption L-R: Saoirse Ronan, Magot Robbie and Emma Stone

It was announced last month that Plummer would take over the role of the late oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.

According to Variety, Spacey had already filmed about two weeks of footage for the film, which is directed by Ridley Scott.

Spacey had also appeared in a trailer which was released in September.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, who also star in the movie, had to take part in reshoots for the film, which is still scheduled for release at the end of the month.

But another film in which Spacey stars, Baby Driver, attracted one nomination – Ansel Elgort is up for best actor in a musical or comedy film.

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Image caption Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman star in Big Little Lies

Gary Oldman is nominated for best actor in a drama, for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour – the film’s only nod.

Oldman faces competition from Timothee Chalamet (for Call Me by Your Name), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks, The Post and Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro are among the nominees in the television categories.

Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress in a limited series for their roles in Big Little Lies.

The show received six nominations in total – making it the most-nominated TV series this year.

The pair are up against Jessica Biel, who is nominated for her role in The Sinner and Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, both of whom are nominated for Feud: Bette and Joan.

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Image caption Gary Oldman is nominated for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

De Niro is nominated for best actor in a limited series for The Wizard of Lies, alongside Jude Law for The Young Pope and Geoffrey Rush for Genius.

The category is completed by Ewan McGregor, who is nominated for Fargo, and Kyle MacLachlan for Twin Peaks.

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on 7 January, hosted by US comedian Seth Meyers.

The nominations were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California by Kristen Bell, Sharon Stone, Alfre Woodard and Garrett Hedlund.

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