It’s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from box-office news to announcements about hot new trailers. In today’s installment: Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon dominate the Golden Globes; Ryan Reynolds logs onto Reddit; and Spider-Man’s next villain is no longer so mysterious.
The big streamers will be well-represented at next month’s 76th Golden Globes Awards: The nominations, which were announced this morning , feature multiple TV-category nods for Amazon (including Homecoming , A Very English Scandal , The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ); Netflix ( The Kominsky Method , Bodyguard , GLOW ), and Hulu ( The Handmaid’s Tale ). In the film competitions, Netflix’s Roma —currently playing in limited release, which for Netflix, means it’s being projected on the side of a Fuddruckers in Pomona—earned screenplay and director nominations for Alfonso Cuarón. It also landed a spot in the Best Foreign-Language Film race (the film wasn’t eligible for the Globes’ Best Picture categories). The award ceremony itself, which will be co-hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, airs January 6 on NBC. That gives you plenty of time to catch up on A Very English Scandal , which is fantastic–easily Hugh Grant’s best work since the (sadly snubbed!) Paddington 2 .
Even Ryan Reynolds stays up late reading Reddit: The actor is producing a big-screen version of The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine , a horror tale based on a multi-part novella that first appeared on the site’s No Sleep forum in 2015. Written by Jaspar DeWitt, the story has an ace opening line: “I write this because as of now, I am not sure if I am privy to a terrible secret, or if I myself am insane.” Which is how we feel when we’re trying to find showtimes for Roma !
Gyllenhaal Goes Spider-HAM
After months of rumors, Jake Gyllenhaal confirmed his villainous role in next year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home , the webslinger’s next MCU movie: He’ll play Mysterio, the long-running Spidey-hater who was created during the Stan Lee-Steve Ditko era (in the comics, Mysterio used his skills as a former effects-artist and stunt performer to aid his life of crime). Far From Home –no, not that one –will bring back Spider-Man: Homecoming co-stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ (pronounced “Meechee” ), and Michael Keaton as the Vulture. The movie opens in July; until then, have fun singing “Mysterio” to the tune of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” until you go crazy.
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