Golden Globes Nominees 2016

Golden Globes Nominees 2016

I don’t usually give a lot of weight to the Golden Globes, I much prefer the BAFTAs and Academy Awards. However, this year I am looking at their (early) nominations as a warm-up, giving me an idea of the films and performances that will go on to get the more prestigious nominations next month and highlighting which of the many films I may try to watch before the Oscars in February.

Film categories

Best motion picture – drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road – My review coming soon.
The Revenant
Room – I’ve not seen this yet but the trailers have made me really want to.
Spotlight

Best motion picture – comedy or musical
The Big Short
Joy – Didn’t look much like a clear-cut comedy from the trailers, this categorization has me expecting something different when I see the film from what I first thought.
The Martian – My review coming soon, much more than a comedy though.
Spy
Trainwreck

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

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 – comedy or musical
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian – I would predict a win for Matt Damon at this moment in time.
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van – Lovely to see Maggie Smith not overlooked, the one benefit of these extra categories.
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies – I’m really happy to see this nomination and couldn’t agree with it more.
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role 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 – motion picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Max Max: Fury Road – This is a slightly less expected nomination, but a popular film.
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best screenplay – motion picture
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Room
Spotlight
Steve Jobs

Best animated feature film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out – Clearly the frontrunner.
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best foreign language film – I’ve not seen any of these yet
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Mustang
Son of Saul

Best original score – motion picture
Carol
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Steve Jobs

Best original song – motion picture
Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding – Fifty Shades of Grey
One Kind of Love, Brian Wilson – Love & Mercy
See You Again, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – Fast & Furious 7
Simple Song #3, Sumi Jo – Youth
Writing’s On the Wall, Sam Smith – Spectre

Television categories

Best television series – drama
Empire
Game of Thrones
Mr Robot – Up against GoT and Empire I doubt it’ll win but a strong contender for dark horse.
Narcos
Outlander

Best television series – comedy or musical
Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

Best mini-series or motion picture made for television
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Best performance by an actor in a television series – drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr Robot – Again a dark horse for the win, Malek is so central to the show and is in almost every scene so worked hard for the nomination and would deserve the win.
Wagner Maura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best performance by an 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 performance by an actor in a television series – comedy or musical
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best performance by an 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 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
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Queen Latifah, Bessie

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
Damian 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
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Interesting as always, the HFPA have nominated some films and performances that might not have been fully expected. As every year their differentiation between comedy/musical & drama has led to a few nominees that wouldn’t have gotten a look-in if there were just one category with five or so nominees, and a few such as Idris Elba and Mark Rylance getting double nominations spanning over film and TV. I don’t put a huge amount of stock in the Globes, but there’s an interesting mix here with the potential (though small) for films that seem likely to get overlooked at the Oscars to triumph over frontrunners on the awards night in one month’s time, January 10th.

I intend to start reviewing more of these next month, I have a few that I’ve seen in progress but in some cases I’d like to see them again or at least take time to write up the reviews properly before posting them.

I suppose the awards season is now officially underway!

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