Golden Globes 2016: Nominees

I enjoy the Golden Globes because no other awarding body takes into full account the achievements on both the big and small screen. The nominations for next year's ceremony have been released and, as can be expected from Globes, there are a few surprises.

Golden Globes 2016: Nominees

Powerful romantic drama, Carol, leads the nominations with five including Best Drama Film and two Best Actress noms. Also a lot of love for Alicia Vikander who is up for both Best Drama Actress and Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl and Ex Machina respectively. Surprise noms come for Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Drama Film and Best Director where action films are rarely recognised. Notable absences are of Black Mass', Spotlight's, and The Hateful Eight's casts which have one nod between them. Over in TV, lots of love for Fargo and Netflix newbies Mr. Robot and Narcos. Also a great year for brits with Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren, Idris Elba and Maggie Smith being among the nominees. Surprising what series the Globes have called comedies, too…here's to getting Fey and Poehler back on our screens again.

The Big Short about the financial crisis, The Revenant about an early-American explorer left for dead seeking revenge, and Steve Jobs the biopic about the Apple founder are all up for four nods including Best Picture.

This year's nominations announcement comes a day after the release of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) awards which recognise the performance prowess of film and TV. Both are used as strong indicators as to the nominations and eventual winners of the Oscars so it's interesting to see how the two compare. Whereas SAG showed major love to awards season frontrunners Spotlight and Room (both yet to be released over here) the Globes snubbed them majorly with only five noms between them - both for Room. SAG gave two nominations to Helen Mirren for Leading Actress in Woman in Gold and Supporting Actress in Trumbo and one to Alicia Vikander whereas the Globes gave Mirren one for Trumbo and two to Vikander.

Another major snub by the Globes for Black Mass. They are historic fans of Johnny Depp but even his heavily anticipated role as Whitey Bulger didn't win them over. Over in TV the same can be seen - historic fans of The Big Bang Theory and yet not one nomination. Something else to sniff at is their categorisation - sci-fi thriller, The Martian is up for Best Comedy or Musical, whereas Mad Max is up for Best Drama…at the same time Orange Is The New Black is a comedy.

Who knows what went through their heads but we know that here's the full list:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Bryan Cranston for Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl
Will Smith for Concussion

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cate Blanchett for Carol
Brie Larson for Room
Rooney Mara for Carol
Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale for The Big Short
Steve Carell for The Big Short
Matt Damon for The Martian
Al Pacino for Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo for Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence for Joy
Melissa McCarthy for Spy
Amy Schumer for Trainwreck
Maggie Smith for The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin for Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano for Love & Mercy
Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon for 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone for Creed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda for Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren for Trumbo
Alicia Vikander for Ex Machina
Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs

Best Director - Motion Picture

Todd Haynes for Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott for The Martian

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

The Big Short for Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
The Hateful Eight for Quentin Tarantino
Room for Emma Donoghue
Spotlight for Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

Fifty Shades of Grey - 'Love Me Like You Do' Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh
Furious Seven - 'See You Again' Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa
Love & Mercy - 'One Kind Of Love' Brian Wilson, Scott Montgomery Bennett
Spectre - 'Writing's On The Wall' Sam Smith, James Napier
Youth - 'Simple Song #3' David Lang

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Carol - Carter Burwell
The Danish Girl - Alexandre Desplat
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
The Revenant - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai
Steve Jobs - Daniel Pemberton

Best Animated Film

Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

El Club
Le tout nouveau testament
Miekkailija
Mustang
Saul fia

Best Television Series - Drama

Empire
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
Narcos
Outlander

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime
American Horror Story
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Rami Malek for Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura for Narcos
Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Caitriona Balfe for Outlander
Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder
Eva Green for Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson for Empire
Robin Wright for House of Cards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Aziz Ansari for Master of None
Gael García Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe for The Grinder
Patrick Stewart for Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
Jamie Lee Curtis for Scream Queens
Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Oscar Isaac for Show Me a Hero
Idris Elba for Luther
David Oyelowo for Nightingale
Mark Rylance for Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson for Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Kirsten Dunst for Fargo
Lady Gaga for American Horror Story
Sarah Hay for Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman for American Crime
Queen Latifah for Bessie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Cumming for The Good Wife
Damian Lewis for Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline
Tobias Menzies for Outlander
Christian Slater for Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Uzo Aduba for Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey
Regina King for American Crime
Judith Light for Transparent
Maura Tierney for The Affair

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