Golden Globe nominations for 2016 are announced


The nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards have been announced, heating up the anticipation for next year’s awards season.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association assembled a quartet of stars to announce this year’s nominees, including Chloe Grace-Moretz, Dennis Quaid, Angela Bassett and America Ferrera.

Todd Hayne’s emotional drama, Carol, proved to be an early frontrunner, earning nominations in several major categories including Best Drama, Best Actress and Best Director. Other films like Room, The Revenant, The Big Short and Mad Max: Fury Road also received multiple nods. This year’s nominations for the main categories are as follows:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

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

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

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

Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay

Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
The Big Short

Best Television Series (Drama)

Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

The Martian
The Big Short

Best 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)

Best 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 Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture

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

Best Animated Feature

Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep

Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical)

Orange Is The New Black
Silicon Valley
Mozart in the Jungle

In the television categories, Amazon Prime’s Mr. Robot has proven popular; earning a nomination for Best Drama Series, as well as two acting nominations for Rami Malek and Christian Slater. Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) and Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel) have also been nominated in their respective acting categories.

The 73rd annual Golden Globe awards will take place on Sunday 10th January 2016, with Ricky Gervais on hosting duties. The full list of nominees can be found here.


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