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Thursday, December 10, 2015

And the Golden Globe goes to . . .

This morning nominations were announced for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which NBC will air on Sunday, January 10, with Ricky Gervais returning as the host for a fourth time. And actor Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

Below is a list of all the nominees (with my predictions in pink):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
The Big Short
The Martian

Best 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

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 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
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

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

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

Best Screenplay
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy/Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph/Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

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

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto

Best Original Song
"Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey (Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh)
"One Kind of Love" from Love & Mercy (Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett)
"See You Again" from Furious 7 (Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz)
"Simple Song #3" from Youth (David Lang)
"Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre (Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes)

Best Television Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

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

Best Actress in a Television Series, 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 Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Aziz Ansari, 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 Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh & Bone
Wolf Hall

Best 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 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

Best 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 Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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


Christoph said...

Thanks for posting the listing. Disagree with a few of your predictions though. I sincerely doubt Eddie Redmayne will get the nod again in place of Leonardo DiCaprio, who seems to be the current frontrunner for a Best Actor Oscar (especially if they move Johnny Depp out of the way for the Whitey Bulger film). No way in the world is Joy getting any love for Best Picture - Comedy. GG always picks the most serious contender and that would be The Martian, which has no business being in a Comedy category. Plus, every year the film that wins Best Comedy must have a Best Director nomination up judging from past GG history. And there is also the added addendum that outside of Lawrence's performance, Joy is being crucified by critics. I also do not see Helen Mirren winning in support. GG loves Quentin Tarantino and Jennifer Jason Leigh seems the designated water carrier for this film - plus she is a critically acclaimed actress who has been toiling in Hollywood for year without any awards recognition, so I think this is her year.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Thanks for your comment, Christoph. I mainly select my predictions on personal preference - whom would I like to see win rather than whom I think will actually win. So your predictions will probably be more accurate - we shall see!

P.S. Although I'm a big Mirren fan, I would be happy to see Jennifer Jason Leigh win - she's a great and deserving actress.