Golden Globes nominations 2016: Complete list

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Golden Globes nominations 2016: Complete list
By Stephanie Merry and Emily Yahr
December 10 at 9:38 AM

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“Carol” and streaming services were the big winners this morning after the Hollywood Foreign Press announced its contenders for the 73rd annual Golden Globes, which will take place Jan. 10.

The list of nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes

Best motion picture, drama
“Spotlight”
“Carol”
“The Revenant”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Room”

Best motion picture comedy/musical
“Joy”
“The Martian”
“Trainwreck”
The Big Short
“Spy”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Often the Golden Globe nominations for comedies focus on movies that aren’t so much comedies as less serious dramas. We get a little of that this year with David O. Russell’s “Joy,” which is hardly a laugh riot. The other nominations are pretty solidly comedic — even “The Martian,” which provided plenty of humor despite the dire circumstances of an astronaut marooned on Mars. Meanwhile, there’s no question that Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” and “Spy,” with Melissa McCarthy, belong in the humor category.

Best actor in a motion picture, drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs
Will Smith, “Concussion”
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Best actor in a motion picture comedy/musical
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Best actress in a motion picture, drama
Brie Larson, “Room”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Best actress in a motion picture comedy/musical
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”

Best director — motion picture
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best supporting actress in a motion picture
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”

Best supporting actor in a motion picture
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Paul Dano, “Love and Mercy”

Best screenplay — motion picture
“Spotlight”
“Steve Jobs”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Room”
“The Big Short”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: One of the big surprises here is that the Hollywood Foreign Press valued a comedy, “The Big Short,” over some more serious choices, such as “Brooklyn,” “Carol” or “The Danish Girl.” Admittedly, Adam McKay and Charles Randolph’s screenplay (based on the book by Michael Lewis) made sense of a very complex subject — the subprime housing crisis.

Best animated feature film
“Anomalisa”
“Inside Out”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“The Peanuts Movie”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: There was no love for “Minions.” And the Hollywood Foreign Press apparently doesn’t mind that “The Good Dinosaur” might be Pixar’s first box-office failure; the recent release still secured a nomination.

Best original score — motion picture
“Carol”
“The Danish Girl”
“The Revenant”
“Inside Out”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: While these are all solid choices, it’s a shame to see Johann Johannsson’s score for “Sicario” snubbed. His music gave that drama a propulsive, suspenseful feel.

Best original song
“One Kind of Love,” “Love & Mercy”
“Simple Song #3,” “Youth”
“See You Again,” “Furious 7”
“Love Me Like You Do,” “50 Shades of Grey”
“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: An interesting mix of mainstream and arty choices here. The ubiquitous radio hit “See You Again,” which made many a “Furious 7” watcher weep, shared space with the new Bond theme, “Writing’s on the Wall,” and another Top 40 hit, “Love Me Like You Do.” Rounding out the category is “Simple Song #3,” a classical melody, and “One Kind of Love,” from the Brian Wilson biopic, co-written by Wilson and Scott Bennett.

Best foreign language film
“Son of Saul”
“Mustang”
“The Fencer”
“Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: “Son of Saul,” from Hungary, France’s “Mustang” and the Chilean film “The Club” have been getting plenty of buzz. The big surprises here are “The Brand New Testament” (Belgium), a comedy about God — who lives in Brussels, apparently — and “The Fencer” (Finland), which follows an Estonian fencer who gets mixed up with Russian secret police.

Best TV series, drama
“Empire” (Fox)
“Mr. Robot” (USA)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Outlander” (Starz)
“Narcos” (Netflix)

Best TV series, comedy
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Transparent” (Amazon)
“Veep” (HBO”
“Casual” (Hulu)
“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Goodbye, broadcast and cable comedies — hello streaming. Digital providers have completely taken over this top category, save for the critical favorites on HBO. The voters were clearly impressed with the credentials behind Hulu’s “Casual” (from indie director superstar Jason Reitman), and hope to give some attention to the little-known classical music drama “Mozart in the Jungle” from Amazon.

Best TV movie or limited series
“Fargo” (FX)
“American Crime” (ABC)
“American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
“Wolf Hall” (PBS)
“Flesh and Bone” (Starz)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: “Fargo” won last year and with its stellar second season, it looks like it should have a repeat performance. The surprise here is “Flesh and Bone,” the low-rated ballet drama that wound up being so expensive that Starz immediately reduced it to a limited series.

Best actor in a TV series, drama
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Wagner Moura, “Narcos” (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Best actor in a TV series, comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” (Netflix)
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder” (Fox)
Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth” (Fox)
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk” (Starz)
Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle” (Netflix)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Wow, Globes voters really love Fox comedies — they’re the only broadcast shows that can sneak in along with streaming series. (Sorry, “Modern Family!”) The newcomers usually have the edge in this category, so our odds are already on Ansari or Lowe to pick up a trophy for their new (and pretty well-reviewed) shows.

Best actress in a TV series, drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander” (Starz)
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: The Globes traditionally like some campier shows, so no surprise to see Henson here for “Empire.” Interestingly, usual mainstays like Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) and Claire Danes (“Homeland”) were left out in favor of actresses in newer shows like Balfe in “Outlander” and Green in “Penny Dreadful.”

Best actress in a TV series, comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” (CW)
Lily Tomlin, “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix)
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens” (Fox)
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Well, this is a fun category. Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be on this list until the end of time, but other than “Veep,” we actually have some different names. And looks like Rachel Bloom is this year’s pick for the Globes’ young female breakout star. It happens every year, and usually with an actress from the CW so the voters can prove they know it exists.

Best actor in a TV movie or limited series
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero” (HBO)
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo” (FX)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale” (HBO)
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall” (PBS)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Oyelowo and Rylance were locks for this category, though Elba is always a favorite for the critically loved “Luther.” Many also expected Isaac to get some attention for his role in David Simon’s latest. Although Globes voters love “Fargo,” Wilson is probably a long-shot here.

Best actress in a TV movie or limited series
Queen Latifah, “Bessie” (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” (ABC)
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone” (Starz)
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” (FX)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Lady Gaga stole the show on the regularly disturbing “American Horror Story: Hotel,” and will likely steal the Globes’ thunder as well. (Can you imagine the acceptance speech?) Meanwhile, movie star Dunst makes a leap back into the award-show world with her much-talked about role in “Fargo.”

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie
Regina King, “American Crime” (ABC)
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Maura Tierney, “The Affair” (Showtime)
Judith Light, “Transparent” (Amazon)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Aduba landed the Emmy for this category, though Froggatt was the Golden Globe winner last year — but Tierney’s riveting performance in “The Affair” this season makes her the strongest contender.

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall” (CBS)
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” (Netflix)
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Congratulations, Christian Slater: You are no longer a show-killer! “Mr. Robot” was the breakout show of the summer and the Globes proved it, giving the series three nominations. No clear front-runner here, and Slater is a great comeback story — though never count out Damian Lewis.

Nominations by motion picture:
“Carol” — 5
“The Big Short,” “The Revenant,” “Steve Jobs” — 4
“The Danish Girl,” “The Hateful Eight,” “The Martian,” “Room,” “Spotlight” — 3

Nominations by TV network:
Netflix — 8
HBO — 7
Starz — 6
Amazon Video, Fx — 5
ABC, FOX, PBS — 4

One thought on “Golden Globes nominations 2016: Complete list”

  1. Great to hear digital providers are kicking ass. If regular channels were producing good material…hey, maybe now they will wake up.

    Great to see Wagner Moura…yeah, sorry, patriotism hit hard here…:-P

    Viola or Robin? DAmmit, can’t they both win???

    Jessica Lange, come baaaaaaack!
    😛 xxx

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