'1917,' 'The Irishman,' 'Joker,' 'Marriage Story' and 'The Two Popes' will face off for the top award.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday unveiled the nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
1917, The Irishman, Joker, Marriage Story and The Two Popes were all nominated for the top prize of best motion picture-drama.
Of those, 1917's Sam Mendes, The Irishman's Martin Scorsese and Joker's Todd Phillips scored noms for best director.
Meanwhile, Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) received nods in the best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama category, while Scarlett Johansson is up for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama for Marriage Story.
Marriage Story's Laura Dern will vie for best performance by an actress in a supporting role, while The Irishman's Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and The Two Popes' Anthony Hopkins were nominated for best performance by an actor in a supporting role.
Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes) and Steven Zaillian (The Irishman) were nominated for best screenplay.
The 77th Golden Globes are set to take place Jan. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Ricky Gervais will host the annual awards ceremony, which will air on NBC.
The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.
Watch the trailers for the best motion picture, drama nominees below.
The World War I drama follows two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman), who are given a seemingly impossible mission: The two must race against time and cross enemy territory to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, including Blake's brother.
Mendes wrote, produced and co-wrote the film alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch round out the cast.
1917 is set to open Dec. 25 in limited release and go wide Jan. 10.
Scorsese's The Irishman tells the fictionalized true-crime story of mob hitman and World War II veteran Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro). The film follows Sheeran in his later years as he reflects on the events that defined his career, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labor leader and longtime friend Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). Additionally, the pic looks back at Sheeran's involvement with the Bufalino crime family.
Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham, Kathrine Narducci, Domenick Lombardozzi, Anna Paquin, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ray Romano and Jesse Plemons round out the cast.
The Irishman is based on Charles Brandt's 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses.
The 1981-set film follows Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a clown who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. After being disregarded and mistreated by his peers in Gotham City, Arthur begins a downward spiral of violent crime as he transforms into his alter ego: Joker.
Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy round out the cast. In addition to directing, Phillips produced and co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.
Baumbach's Marriage Story follows stage director Charlie (Driver) and actress Nicole (Johansson) as they struggle through a grueling coast-to-coast divorce.
Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty and Merritt Wever round out the cast. In addition to directing and writing the screenplay, Baumbach also produced the film.
The Two Popes follows Cardinal Bergoglio (Pryce), who requests permission from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) to retire in 2012 after he becomes frustrated with the direction of the church. Pope Benedict then summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that shakes the foundation of the Catholic Church. Once at the Vatican, the two very different men find common ground and work together to create a future for their followers around the world.
Sidney Cole, Lisandro Fiks and Maria Ucedo also star in the Fernando Meirelles film.