‘Carol’ Leads 2016 Golden Globe Nominations; ‘Mad Max’ Scores Picture, Director Nods

     December 10, 2015

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The nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes have been announced. While the ceremony means practically nothing in terms of Oscar predictions—the Hollywood Foreign Press Association remains a shady and odd organization—it’s more of a tradition on the road to Oscar, and it’s a fun one. The booze-filled telecast lets the actors and actresses in the awards race cut loose on live TV, resulting in many a memorable moments.

This year’s crop of contenders is a mix of refreshing and same-old/same-old. On the bright side, Mad Max: Fury Road landed Best Picture and Best Director nominations, and the HFPA are the only group thus far to nominate Carol’s Rooney Mara and The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander in the correct category (Best Actress) over their campaigned category (with Vikander also scoring a well-deserved Supporting nod for Ex Machina). It’s also nice to see the love for Tranwreck, though that was to be expected—of course the HFPA wants Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence on their telecast. And what an odd time for the HFPA to finally not nominate Johnny Depp—for a film in which he actually gives a really good performance! Reminder: Depp was Golden Globe nominated for The Tourist.


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Carol walked away with the most nominations—5—followed by The Big ShortThe Revenant, and Steve Jobs which all secured four nominations each. Most notably absent from the major fields is The Hateful Eight, which failed to land Best Picture or Best Director nods.

On the television side of things, only two of the nominees for Best Comedy are even on TV—the other three are from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The Globes are known to jump for “shiny new thing” when it comes to its TV nominations/wins, so it didn’t disappoint in that regard—although it’s nice when that shiny new thing is something as good as Mr. Robot. However, it’s tough to take any of these TV nominations seriously when Mad Men fails to secure a Best TV Series – Drama nomination.

Anywho, take a gander at the full nominations list below. The Golden Globes telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live on Sunday, January 10th on NBC.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

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Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

The Big Short

Joy

The Martian


Spy

Trainwreck

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Rooney Mara – Carol

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Will Smith – Concussion

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

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

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

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Matt Damon – The Martian


Al Pacino – Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

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

Jane Fonda – Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

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

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

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Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Room

Spotlight


The Big Short

Steve Jobs

The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer

Mustang

Son of Saul

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Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell – Carol

Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto – The Revenant

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do” –Fifty Shades of Grey

“One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy

“See You Again” –Furious 7


“Simple Song #3” –Youth

“Writing’s on the Wall” –Spectre

Best Television Series – Drama

Empire

Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot

Narcos

Outlander

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Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Casual

Mozart in the Jungle

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Veep

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel

Fargo

Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

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

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo

Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Queen Latifah – Bessie

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

Idris Elba – Luther

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero

David Oyelowo – Nightingale

Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson – Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful

Taraji P. Henson – Empire

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Wagner Moura – Narcos

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

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

Rachel Bloom – My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis – Scream Queens

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

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

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle


Rob Lowe – The Grinder

Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

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

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Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey

Regina King – American Crime

Judith Light – Transparent

Maura Tierney – The Affair

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

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline

Tobias Menzes – Outlander

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

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