Kidman, Strahovski score Golden Globe nods

Nicole Kidman is in the running for a Golden Globe award for her role in the drama Destroyer.
Nicole Kidman is in the running for a Golden Globe award for her role in the drama Destroyer.

Nicole Kidman and Yvonne Strahovski have been nominated for Golden Globes, but the news was not so good for fellow Australians Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Toni Collette and Joel Edgerton.

Kidman received a best actress in a drama nod for Destroyer, a role where she is barely recognisable as a traumatised detective who suffered a nervous breakdown.

The most dominant film at the Globes nomination ceremony in Beverly Hills on Thursday was Vice, a biopic starring Christian Bale as former US vice president Dick Cheney.

Vice had six nominations with Green Book, A Star Is Born and BlacKkKlansman just behind with five.

Disney's Marvel blockbuster Black Panther also performed well with three nominations, including best drama.

Kidman's nomination for Destroyer bolsters the Australian's campaign to grab the fifth Oscar nomination of her career, with the Globes often a critical stop on the way to each year's Academy Awards.

Kidman does face tough competition to win the Globe with her main rival Lady Gaga, nominated for her performance in A Star is Born.

The other Globe nominees in the best actress drama category are Glenn Close (The Wife), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me) and Rosamund Pike (A Private War).

Kidman was considered a solid chance of scoring two Globe nominations, but fell shot in the supporting actress category for her performance in Boy Erased.

Strahovski was nominated for a supporting actress Globe for her role in the TV drama series The Handmaid's Tale.

Her rivals in the category are Thandie Newton (Westworld), Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel).

While Kidman's Oscar chances received a major boost, Jackman, playing sex scandal-plagued 1988 US presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner, suffered a potential death blow to his Oscar nomination chances.

Globes voters bypassed Jackman in the best actor in a film drama category, instead handing nominations to Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), William Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman).

Collette was an outside chance for a best actress in a film drama nomination for the chilling horror movie Hereditary, but missed out.

Robbie, for Mary Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth Debicki, for Widows, were also snubbed in the supporting actress category.

Edgerton, who directed Boy Erased and had a supporting actor role in the film, was also bypassed.

The Globes were also a setback for the Oscar best picture aspirations of Australian producers Gary Hamilton and Victoria Hill and their film First Reformed.

The movie failed to receive a single nomination.

Joining Black Panther in the best picture/drama Globe category nominations are A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and If Beale Street Could Talk.

The Globes split their categories into drama and musical/comedy.

Vice, in the musical/comedy categories, picked up nominations for best picture, Bale for best actor, Amy Adams (supporting actress), Sam Rockwell (supporting actor) and Sam McKay (director and screenplay).

The 76th Golden Globes ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6.

The next big test for the Oscar aspirants will be next Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination ceremony.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 22 and the winners on February 24.

Australian Associated Press