The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Good news for fans of the Chicago-based comedy series, The Bear.
The Bear was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
If you’re not familiar, or have been living on another planet, The Bear is about a classically trained, world-renowned chef named Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) who takes over his deceased brother’s sandwich shop which was also a family business and all the excitement and drama that comes with it.
The FX series made its debut, dropping all 8 episodes, on Hulu, June 23, 2022.
The Bear will have a bear of competition to deal with on January 10. Other series nominated in the category include:
Abbott Elementary: The popular mockumentary sitcom created by Quinta Brunson made its midseason debut during the 2021-2022 television season on December 7, 2021. It stars Brunson as a second-grade teacher at Abbott Elementary, a fictional predominantly Black school in Philadelphia. The ensemble cast includes Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph and William Stanford Davis.
The show’s first season was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three.
Hacks: Premiering on May 13, 2021, on HBO Max. Hacks stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins. The series centers on the professional relationship between a desperately woke young comedy writer and a legendary stand-up comedian.
The series received critical acclaim and won accolades including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, and for Smart, Outstanding Lead Actress, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Only Murders in the Building: This hilarious mystery comedy-drama television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman is set in a New York apartment building where Martin and his two neighbors Martin Short, and Selena Gomez share an interest in true crime podcasts and join together to investigate murders in their building.
The series has received critical acclaim for its comedic approach to crime fiction, as well as the performances and chemistry among the lead performers.
Wednesday: The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ (played by Jenna Ortega) years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. It’s a combination of Vampire Academy, Riverdale, Harry Potter and The Umbrella Academy. See our review for Wednesday here.
Allen White will have the daunting task of competing against Donald Glover for Atlanta, Bill Hader for Barry, and Steve Martin and Martin Short for Only Murders. It’s a talented group.
The nominations were announced by Mayan Lopez and Selenis Leyva of the new NBC/Peacock comedy series Lopez vs. Lopez, and Helen Hoehne, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). They presented the five nominees for each of the 27 award categories.
The Bear was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade), who also serves as executive producer alongside Joanna Calo (BoJack Horseman, Undone), Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Station Eleven) and Nate Matteson (Station Eleven, The Choe Show) of Super Frog and Josh Senior, with Tyson Bidner (Ramy) serving as producer and Matty Matheson as co-producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.
All episodes are currently streaming exclusively on Hulu.