Fil-Am composer, Kevin Spacey replacement, record-holder actress among Golden Globe nominees

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LOS ANGELES -- Robert “Bobby” Lopez, the composer whose stirring “Remember Me” song (from “Coco”) with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, was a source of consolation when he lost two of his beloved Filipino relatives.

Ridley Scott, the director who deleted all the scenes of Kevin Spacey as oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in “All the Money in the World” when the sexual allegations against the actor surfaced. Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin in the scenes that Ridley reshot in an unprecedented move that took just over a week.

They were among the folks who woke up last Monday morning, Dec. 11, to learn that they (and their films) earned nominations to the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Sharon Stone, Kristen Bell, Alfre Woodard and Garrett Hedlund announced the nominations before media at Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Even at that ungodly hour of 5 a.m., Sharon stood out and exuded good old Hollywood star aura. With her poise, bearing and charm, the actress - coiffed and stunning in a red lace dress—had the photographers screaming louder than usual: “Sharon!” “Over here, Sharon!”

The four presenters were joined in the ceremonies by this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador (formerly Miss Golden Globe), Simone Garcia Johnson, the daughter of actor Dwayne Johnson; Meher Tatna, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or HFPA, which votes on and presents the awards show honoring excellence in film and television; and Barry Adelman of dick clark productions, which coproduces the show.

After the nods were announced, Meryl Streep solidified her status as the most-nominated performer in Golden Globes’ history. She now has 31 nods, thanks to her best actress-drama nomination for her portrayal of pioneering female newspaper publisher Katharine “Kay” Graham.

Angelina Jolie emerged with two nods for producing two films.

Guillermo del Toro’s beguiling “The Shape of Water,” about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a fishman, garnered the most nods in the film categories, with seven citations.

In television, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” bagged the most nods.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast live in the Philippines from the United States on Monday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. on Blue Ant Entertainment, which is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53 and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).

The following are the reactions of some of the nominees:

Robert “Bobby” Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, original song, “Remember Me” (“Coco”): We were thrilled to hear we’d been nominated for a Golden Globe award. “Coco” and our song “Remember Me” are about the Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos, a holiday that is also celebrated in the Philippines, where my ancestors hail from. Kristen and I are very grateful to our Filipino fans.

The song is very personal to us and our family - it has consoled us on the loss of my grandmother, who emigrated to the US from Manila in 1945, and my mother, who passed away this year in August. – Inquirer.net