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BlacKkKlansman, film about former CSPD detective, receives four Golden Globes nominations

Posted at 9:41 AM, Dec 06, 2018

(NBC News) BlacKkKlansman, a film about Colorado Springs Police’s first black detective and his investigation into the Ku Klux Klan, received four Golden Globe nominations Thursday.

The film, which was released in August, received a nomination for best motion picture in the drama category along with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “A Star is Born” and “Black Panther.”

Director Spike Lee was nominated for best director, Actors John David Washington Adam Driver were nominated for best lead and best supporting actors in a drama.

Meanwhile, “Vice”, a biopic focusing on the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney, leads this year’s Golden Globe nominations. It picked up nominations for Best Comedy or Musical, along with bids for Christian Bale as Best Actor, and Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell in the supporting categories.

The stars also aligned for “A Star is Born”. The film picked up five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper both earned acting bids, while Cooper added one as Best Director.

Lady Gaga’s Best Actress competition includes Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Nicole Kidman for “Destroyer,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” and Rosamund Pike for “A Private War”.

Box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians” is also in the Best Comedy or Musical chase, along with the 60s road trip “Green Book” and the soon to be released “Mary Poppins Returns.”

The Golden Globes will air on KOAA on Jan. 6, 2019.

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(NBC News contributed to this story)