Robbie, Kidman, Crowe compete for Globes

A galaxy of A-List Australian stars, headed by Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, are set to walk the red carpet and compete for Golden Globes.

The Globes are scheduled to begin midday Monday AEDT at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Russell Crowe are also nominated at the first major ceremony of Hollywood awards season. A Globe win is crucial for Robbie as she builds momentum toward a possible best supporting actress Oscar win next month for her role in Bombshell, a drama based on the sexual harassment scandal at FOX News.


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Robbie, who plays a young producer harassed by FOX News boss Roger Ailes, faces plenty of high-powered competition for the Globe with Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Annette Bening (The Report) and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) also nominated for supporting actress.

The Globes, decided by a relatively small group of just over 90 voters and with separate drama and comedy/musical categories, often throws up surprise nominees and Blanchett was one.

She was nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy movie for Where’d You Go, Bernadette and is up against Emma Thompson (Late Night), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart), Awkwafina (The Farewell) and Ana De Armas (Knives Out).

Kidman picked up the Globe nod for her second season TV performance in Big Little Lies, based on Australian author Liane Moriarty’s novel.

Kidman cleaned up on the awards show circuit two years ago for her complex and challenging performance as Celeste Wright, in season one.

She faces Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon, nominated for her new show The Morning, Jennifer Aniston (The Morning), Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Crown) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve).

The Globes mark Crowe’s first nomination at a major Hollywood awards show for more than a decade.

He was nominated for playing Ailes in The Loudest Voice, the HBO TV mini-series also about sexual harassment at the US cable news channel.

Crowe is nominated in the limited series or TV movie best actor category against Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy), Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon), Christopher Abbott (Catch-22) and Jared Harris (Chernobyl).

Collette, nominated in the supporting actress in a TV series or movie category for Unbelievable, also faces star-studded competition with Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies), Patricia Arquette (The Act), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) and Emily Watson (Chernobyl) receiving nods.

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