The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced last week the nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. And while only 20 movies are up for awards themselves, the creative diversity among the nominated films is striking.
The ceremony, which is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2019, will shine a light on movies from all over the world – productions both large and small. Some films, such as the German historical drama “Never Look Away,” were released just recently in the U.S. and have found limited audiences. These films will be honored alongside some of the year’s top-grossing blockbuster hits.
24/7 Wall St. has ranked the most popular Golden Globe-nominated movies this year by creating an index measuring audience ratings from the Internet Movie Database and Rotten Tomatoes. While wildly divergent in recognition and reputation, these films have all been recognized as among 2018’s best cinematic works by Hollywood’s most prominent critics and tastemakers.
Each of the movies up for a Golden Globe is nominated for some type of “Best Motion Picture” category: either musical or comedy, foreign language, animated, or drama. While the films belonging to the drama and animated categories are generally more popular among viewers than films in the other categories, there are notable exceptions in each category.
The comedic “Crazy Rich Asians” was a national sensation, grossing $174 million at the domestic box office and becoming one of the most popular movies nominated. Alternatively, the drama “If Beale Street Could Talk” has yet to be shown outside of film festivals in the U.S. and won’t be widely released until Christmas day. As a result, the film isn’t very popular with the average moviegoer.
To determine the most popular Golden Globe-nominated movies, 24/7 Wall St. indexed for each movie nominated for an award in the upcoming 76th annual Golden Globe Awards the number of votes on Rotten Tomatoes and on IMDb. Two films, “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Vice,” have not yet been released in the United States and therefore do not have user ratings on either Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that there are three versions of “A Star Is Born.” There are, in fact, four. This error has been corrected.