Synopsis: Per HBO Max, “Lights up on Washington Heights: The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life.” Based on the hit musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Only Murders in the Building
Nominated for: Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy (Steve Martin and Martin Short); Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Synopsis: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez play neighbors in an Upper West Side apartment building who are all obsessed with true-crime podcasts. So when a murder happens in their building, they jump at the chance to investigate—and start a podcast of their own. A second season is coming.
Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Michael Keaton); Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Supporting Actress, Television
Synopsis: Per Hulu, “From executive producer Danny Strong and starring and executive-produced by Michael Keaton, Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.”
Nominated for: Best Original Song, Motion Picture; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Will Smith); Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture (Aunjanue Ellis)
Synopsis: A biopic about Richard Williams, the father of tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams. As writer Tanya Christian said in her review of the film for Glamour, “Equipped with a profound love for his girls and the persistence needed to see them win, this extraordinary man disarmed stereotypes about who he should be and showed the world why he is a ‘king.’”
Nominated for: Best Motion Picture, Drama
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about a child of deaf adults. Critic and writer Emily Tannenbaum said in her review of the movie for Glamour, “This aching authenticity is exactly what writer-director Siân Heder and the entire cast of CODA brought to the film that took it from a trope-heavy coming-of-age story with an endearing, folksy soundtrack to a film deserving of the $25 million record-breaking sale to Apple TV+ after its award-winning Sundance debut.”
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture (Ruth Negga)