Itâ€™s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIREDâ€™s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from box-office news to announcements about hot new trailers. In todayâ€™s installment: Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon dominate the Golden Globes; Ryan Reynolds logs onto Reddit; and Spider-Manâ€™s next villain is no longer so mysterious.
The big streamers will be well-represented at next monthâ€™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 Handmaidâ€™s Tale). In the film competitions, Netflixâ€™s Romaâ€”currently playing in limited release, which for Netflix, means itâ€™s being projected on the side of a Fuddruckers in Pomonaâ€”earned screenplay and director nominations for Alfonso CuarÃ³n. It also landed a spot in the Best Foreign-Language Film race (the film wasnâ€™t eligible for the Globesâ€™ 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 fantasticâ€“easily Hugh Grantâ€™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 siteâ€™s No Sleep forum in 2015. Written by Jaspar DeWitt, the story has an ace opening line: â€œI write this because as of now, I am not sure if I am privy to a terrible secret, or if I myself am insane.â€� Which is how we feel when weâ€™re trying to find showtimes for Roma!
Gyllenhaal Goes Spider-HAM
After months of rumors, Jake Gyllenhaal confirmed his villainous role in next yearâ€™s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the webslingerâ€™s next MCU movie: Heâ€™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 Homeâ€“no, not that oneâ€“will bring back Spider-Man: Homecoming co-stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ (pronounced â€œMeecheeâ€�), and Michael Keaton as the Vulture. The movie opens in July; until then, have fun singing â€œMysterioâ€� to the tune of Def Leppardâ€™s â€œHysteriaâ€� until you go crazy.
More Great WIRED Stories