Last year I wrote a blog asking whether the Academy Awards had fallen out of love with Bio-Pics, as nominations and wins were down on previous years. Read it here.
And you can read more about 21st century Bio-Pics in my book Bio-Pics: A life in pictures (Wallflower Press)
Based on last night's Golden Globes in looks as though Bio-Pics are once again the Golden ticket to awards success. The Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday 22 January.,
Films and performances based on real people and incidents awarded at the Golden Globes 2019.
Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) - Green Book
Also nominated: Vice and The Favourite
Best Motion Picture (Drama) - Bohemian Rhapsody
Also nominated: BlackKklansman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Rami Malek won for his performance of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody
And there were three other based on a true story nominees...
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
John David Washington - BlackKklansman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Glen Close won, but 2 of the 5 nominees were for those playing real people:
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Christian Bale won for his political turn as Dick Cheney in Vice.
Also nominated were:
Vigo Mortensen - Green Book
John C. Reilly - Stan and Ollie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Olivia Colman won for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite.
All 5 Best Supporting Actor nominees were for playing real people, with Mahershala Ali scoping the award for his role in Green Book.
Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlackKklansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Despite 4 of the 5 nominations for Best Supporting Actress were for playing people, the award wen to Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, the only fiction film.
The other nomiations were:
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite