Golden Globes 2019: Vice leads pack with six nominations
Adam McKay’s comedy starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney picks up most nods, while A Star is Born, The Favourite and Green Book each take five
Dick Cheney may never have officially ruled over America, but Vice, a new biopic about the power-hungry politician, is the surprise leader going into next year’s Golden Globe awards. The comedy stars Christian Bale – who gained 40lb and wears a bald-cap for the role – as George W Bush’s deputy, and has been nominated for best actor, best director, best motion picture – comedy or musical, best screenplay, best supporting actor (for Sam Rockwell, who plays Bush), and best supporting actress (for Amy Adams, who plays Cheney’s wife, Lynne).
The film is the Anchorman director Adam McKay’s follow-up to the financial smash The Big Short, which was up for four Globes and five Oscars a couple of years ago – but converted them into only one win.