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More Than 40 of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees are Major Trump Critics

Over 40 Golden Globe nominees have made past statements blasting President Trump. Here is a comprehensive list of them all.

By NTK Staff | 12.11.2017 @2:59pm
More Than 40 of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees are Major Trump Critics

The Golden Globes released its list of nominees for 2017 on Monday, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the list of nominees consists of many people who have publicly attacked President Trump in the past.

The list of nominees includes big names like Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Guillermo del Toro, Mary J. Blige, Aaron Sorkin, Aziz Ansari, and Tom Hanks, all who have made controversial comments regarding President Trump.

Streep, who is nominated for best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama for her performance in “The Post,” called out Trump during her speech at last year’s Golden Globes while accepting a lifetime achievement award.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life,” Streep told the crowd.

Mary J. Blige, who is nominated for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture for her performance in “Mudbound,” attacked Trump in an interview with Billboard.

“I just really can’t support this,” Blige told Billboard about Trump’s presidency. “He speaks about women viciously and he’s just … racist. It makes me emotional, I haven’t been this emotional all day.”

Robert De Niro, who is nominated for best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television for his performance in “The Wizard of Lies,” called Trump a “blatant racist” in a recent interview.

“At this point, we’re at a crisis in this country with this fool who never should have gotten into the position that he is in,” De Niro added about Trump.

Tom Hanks, who is nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama for his performance in “The Post,” has publicly expressed his displeasure with Trump’s recent war of words with a Gold Star mother.

Guillermo del Toro, who is nominated for best director, and whose film “The Shape of Water” leads the Golden Globe with the most nominations, has said, “Donald Trump’s America is like a cancerous tumor that has been gestating for decades.”

“It’s like a cancer. We have a tumor now. That doesn’t mean the cancer started with that tumor. It was gestating for so long,” Guillermo del Toro told a Toronto International Film Festival press conference earlier this year.

Aaron Sorkin, famous more for the liberal pontification in his shows than the shows themselves, also received a nomination, for “Molly’s Game.” Immediately following Trump’s election in 2016, he penned an open letter to his ex-wife and daughter, calling the president’s election “terrible.”

There’s also the case of comedian and actor Aziz Ansari, nominated for his role in “Master of None,” who penned an anti-Trump op-ed in The New York Times. Ansari wrote that Trump makes him fear for his Muslim family and that he advised his mother not to attend mosque.

Other nominees who have made controversial comments about Donald Trump include:

Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

Josh Singer, “The Post”

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”

Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Alfred Molina, “Feud”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

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