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By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Golden Globes will be delivered in pandemic conditions Sunday on a night that could see big wins for the streaming service Netflix, honors for the late actor Chadwick Boseman and a handful of celebrities in pajamas. . Netflix Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 enters Sunday’s virtual TV and movie celebration, hosted from New York and Los Angeles by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, with 22 dominant nominations but still seeking their first best picture win. . That could come from the period drama “Mank,” about the “Citizen Kane” writer, which he leads with six nominations, including best dramatic picture, for actors Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, and for director David Fincher. However, experts say a “mank” victory is far from assured by the small and unpredictable Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), whose members choose the winners. “It has everything going for it in terms of pedigree and there is a feeling that the awards show love stories about the industry. But I feel like ‘Mank’ is not everyone’s favorite,” said Alison Willmore, film critic at the site. entertainment website Vulture.com. The biggest competition comes from Searchlight Pictures’ “Nomadland,” a poignant documentary-style drama about America’s van dwellers hit by the recession, and Netflix’s star-studded 1960s hippie drama “The Judgment of the Chicago 7 “. The black revenge comedy #MeToo “Promising Young Woman” and the disturbing aging story “The Father” round out the nominations for film dramas. The Disney + TV film of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” and the Amazon (NASDAQ 🙂 Studios film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” a satire on the United States by former President Donald Trump, are considered leaders in the best comedy category. or musical movie. . For television, Netflix’s royal series “The Crown,” whose current season focuses on the late Princess Diana, leads the way with six nods, followed by the quirky village comedy “Schitt’s Creek” on Pop TV. Boseman, whose death at age 43 from an undisclosed battle with cancer stunned fans and the industry, is considered the favorite for a posthumous Golden Globe for best actor. Boseman’s last performance, as a daring trumpeter in the drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” was released after his death. “It’s a space-filling performance that sets itself apart from many other contenders,” Willmore said. Jane Fonda and television producer Norman Lear (NYSE 🙂 will win lifetime achievement awards, while a diverse range of stars including Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday “), Viola Davis (” Ma Rainey’s Black Butt “), Daniel Kaluuya (” Judas and the Black Messiah “) and Leslie Odom Jr. (” One Night in Miami “), are nominated for acting honors. This year, due to the pandemic, they will be waiting at home to be called by name, instead of walking the red carpet before dinner and dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Nicholas Hoult, who is nominated for playing Russian Emperor Peter III on the television comedy “The Great,” said he would be watching from his home in London, where it will be after midnight. “I’ll probably be sitting on the bed with the top half of my tux and pajamas on the bottom,” Hoult said.