The Golden Globes are having a particularly odd year. The Globes have not secured a new television partner since losing their spot on NBC last May owing to several scandals involving its voting body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. As a result, they will not be aired for the first time since the 1960s—but they will still take place, and the winners in the film categories will, as always, help to clarify the favourites heading into the Oscars in March.

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Following are the nominees for Best Motion Picture, Drama:

Dune: Part One (2021)

Director: Dennis Villeneuve

Dune: Part One (2021) is a feature-length version of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about the son of a noble family who is entrusted with guarding the galaxy’s most valuable asset and most crucial element. “Dune” is a mythic and emotionally packed hero’s journey that chronicles the story of Paul Atreides, a clever and gifted young man born into a tremendous destiny beyond his comprehension who must travel to the universe’s most perilous planet to protect the future of his family and people. Only those who can overcome their fear will live as nefarious powers clash over the planet’s unique supply of the most valuable resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential.

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes or Youtube

Belfast (2021)

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Belfast is a film based on Branagh’s personal experiences. A nine-year-old child must navigate his way to adulthood in a world that has turned on its head. His secure and supportive neighbourhood, as well as everything he thought he knew about life, have been irreparably altered, but joy, laughing, music, and the formative magic of the movies have not.

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes or Youtube

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The Power of the Dog (2021)

Director: Jane Campion

The film tells the story of Phil Burbank, a charismatic rancher, who instills fear and awe in people around him. When Phil’s brother returns home with a new wife and her son, he torments them until he is exposed to the possibilities of love.

Where to watch: Netflix

King Richard (2021)

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

A biographical narrative of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams who received their initial trailing from their father. Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history, armed with a clear vision and a bold, 78-page plan. Richard moulds the girls’ unwavering commitment and sharp intuition on tennis courts in Compton, California. The Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable difficulties and the expectations that have been placed before them.

Where to watch: Amazon

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CODA (2021)

Director: Sian Heder

Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family because she is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Ruby is divided between pursuing her passion of music by wishing to attend Berklee College of Music and her dread of abandoning her parents when the family’s fishing business is endangered.

Where to watch: AppleTV+