‘La La Land’, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘American Crime Story’ lead 2017 Golden Globe nominations


The nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes have today been announced, with La La Land and Moonlight scoring the highest number of nominations in the film categories, whilst American Crime Story earned the most nominations among the TV categories.

Emerging from this morning’s announcement, Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land leads the way with seven nominations on the film front: Best Director (for Chazelle), Actress in a motion picture – Musical or Comedy (for Emma Stone), Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (for Ryan Gosling), Best Original score – motion picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song – motion picture (for ‘City of Stars’), and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Meanwhile fellow award’s season heavyweight, the Barry Jenkins directed coming-of-age drama Moonlight, came in close second with six nominations; Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (Jenkins), Best Supporting Actor – motion picture (for Mahershala Ali), Best Supporting Actress – motion picture (for Naomie Harris), Best Original Score – motion picture, and Best Original Screenplay – motion picture.

Elsewhere in the film nominations there were expected nominations for across the board for Manchester by the Sea (Picture – drama, screenplay, direction, and Supporting Actress- Michelle Williams) and its leading man Casey Affleck (Best Actor – Drama), Denzel Washington (Best Actor – drama) and Viola Davis (Supporting Actress) for Fences, MoanaZootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings (Best Picture – Animated), and 20th Century Women (Best picture – Musical or Comedy) and its leading lady Annette Bening (lead actress – musical or comedy). Perhaps rather surprisingly, Martin Scorsese’s latest film Silence received no nominations, whilst Mel Gibson’s latest, the war movie Hacksaw Ridge, earned him nominations in both Directing and Picture (Drama) categories, and indie hits Hell or High Water and Sing Street earned nominations in the Best Picture categories for drama and comedy/musical respectively. There was even space for Deadpool in the Best Picture and Actor (for Ryan Reynolds) categories for musical or comedy.

Meanwhile the TV nominations were dominated by the year’s brand new shows, with Stranger ThingsWestworldAtlantaThe Crown, American Crime Story and This Is Us slotting in among past nominees such as Veep and Game of Thrones, in fact, Thrones was the only non-debut nominee in the best drama series category. As mentioned American Crime Story scored big with Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta all receiving acting nominations, whilst the show itself received a nomination in the best limited series category, along with fellow new crime anthology show The Night Of which also scored acting nominations for Riz Ahmed and John Turturro. Westworld earned nominations in the best drama series category and acting categories for Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, Stranger Things received the same treatment but with only Winona Ryder receiving an acting nomination, BBC’s The Night Manager scored nominations in the best limited series and best actor and supporting categories (for Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie) and This Is Us became yet another new show to emulate this record with Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore earning the acting nominations. In comedy, regular nominees Transparent and Veep scored expected nominations for best comedy series and the lead performances of Julia Louise-Dreyfuss and Jeffrey Tamborwhilst Donald Glover’s Atlanta earned him an acting nomination alongside Tambor and a best comedy series nomination to go with it.

The ceremony will take place on 8th January 2017 and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Check out the announcement below:


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