2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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People hate them, people like them, blah blah blah. “It’s the Oscars that matter!” they cry. Yet every year we sit down in front of The Oscars and just complain about how stupid it is; how they should have done it this way or that way. Frankly, I’m kind of tired of it (that isn’t to say I won’t be watching and betting and blogging and podcasting about it as hypocritically as possible, mind you).

Which is why it’s just much more fun to watch the Spirit Awards or watch Ricky Gervais or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do their thing (in under three hours mind you) with The Golden Globe awards and not take any of it seriously at all – because honestly, voting on art by committee is about the least interesting thing I can think of – outside of Cricket.

With that rant over, because it was all I could think of to say in regards to the awards in general, here are the 2016 Golden Globe nominations, dished out by The Hollywood Foreign Press. Not sure why The Martian is considered a comedy or musical, but whatever. I do like the inclusion of “TV” categories though…

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Carol = 5 nominations
The Revenant = 4 nominations
Steve Jobs = 4 nominations
The Big Short = 4 nominations
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Best Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

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

Best Actress, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Saorise Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Will Smith, Concussion
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actress
Jane Fonda, Youth
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Best Supporting Actor
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
Room
Spotlight
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” 50 Shades of Grey
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth
“Writings On the Wall,” Spectre
“One Kind of Love,” Love and Mercy

Best Original Score
Carol
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep
The Peanuts Movie

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Club
The Fencer
Mustang
Son of Saul
Brand New Testament


Best Television Series Comedy or Musical
Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Best Television Drama
Empire
Game of Thrones
Narcos
Outlander
Mr. Robot

Best Actress, Television Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor, Television Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Aziz Anzari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee-Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall
American Horror Story: Hotel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-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 Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Regina King, American Crime

 

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I think it’s because the Golden Globes are equally as fickle, just in a different way. Why did Downton Abbey (and to a lesser extent House of Cards) get so little mention this year, yet was well represented in the past? I’m also weary of the media’s desire to call these snubs as if they’re being purposely vindictive.

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