British stars nominated for Golden Globes

Taron Egerton appears as Elton John in Rocketman

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman

British stars are well represented in this year’s Golden Globe nominations, with Rocketman’s Taron Egerton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge up for awards.

Waller-Bridge is up for a lead actress prize for BBC series Fleabag, while co-star Andrew Scott is also nominated.

Marriage Story, a Netflix production, is the most nominated film, having received six nominations in all.

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood have five nominations each.

The Crown, Chernobyl and Unbelievable lead the way on the TV side of things, having received four nominations apiece.

Christian Bale is up for the best actor in a film drama award for Ford v Ferrari, released as Le Mans ’66 in the UK.

Bale’s competition includes fellow Brit Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes, as well as Antonio Banderas, Adam Driver and Joaquin Phoenix for Pain and Glory, Marriage Story and Joker.

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Fleabag gets three nominations in all

Daniel Craig is up for best actor in a film comedy or musical for Knives Out, as is Egerton for Elton John biopic Rocketman.

The best actress in a film comedy or musical shortlist includes Dame Emma Thompson for Late Night.

Oscar favourite

The best actress in a film drama shortlist, meanwhile, includes Britain’s Cynthia Erivo for Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet.

Her competition includes Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story, Saoirse Ronan for Little Women and Judy’s Renee Zellweger – widely considered to be the favourite for this award and also this year’s best actress Oscar.

Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies are all up for awards for their royal roles in the latest series of The Crown.

Dame Helen Mirren, Kit Harington and Sacha Baron Cohen are among the British actors who are up for TV prizes.

Ricky Gervais will return to host the awards on 5 January.

The British comedian previously hosted them in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Tom Hanks will receive a lifetime achievement award at the event, following in the footsteps of such recent honourees as Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

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