The 2017 Golden Globe Nominations Are Out and We Have Opinions

Posted on December 12, 2016

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Darlings, the celebrity world has started handing out awards to itself once again, and that means we all get to debate the nominations. The Golden Globes noms are out and they’re usually one of the best indicators of how the rest of the major acting awards are going to shake out. Let’s take a look. We’ll offer our thoughts where we can.

 

 

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director – Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

 

Reviews on several of the above films coming in our next few podcasts. Stay tuned.

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston, Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance, People v. O.J. Simpson

Either Riz Ahmed or Courtney B. Vance. We’re leaning toward the latter.

 

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Shocked that Deadpool got a nod, but it’s LaLa Land’s to lose.

 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Moonlight

La La Land

Arrival

Lion

Hidden Figures

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson, People v. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

SARAH SARAH SARAH. Even though she hates us.

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

We love ourselves some Cersei, but we’ve got to give this one to Miss Thandie.

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Sterling K. Brown. Lithgow did shallow mimicry.

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People vs. OJ Simpson

The People vs. OJ, but it’s got some tough competition.

 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Divines

Elle

Neruda

The Salesman

Tony Erdmann

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Issa Rae. She’s beyond charming.

 

Best Television Series – Comedy

Atlanta

Black-ish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Atlanta, probably.

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Oooh, it’s tough for us to pick between Claire Foy and Evan Rachel Wood, but we think we’re going to go with the former.

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Who the hell did Ryan Reynolds sleep with?

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Even though we had our problems with the second season of Mr. Robot, Rami Malek owns this one.

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama


Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea


Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge


Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic


Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO

Stranger Things, Netflix

This Is Us, NBC

Westworld, HBO

The Crown. Westworld had too many flaws and Stranger Things is over-praised.

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

 Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastian, Miss Sloane

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Amy Adams so deserves an Oscar at this point, but we fear Natalie Portman may be her spoiler throughout awards season. Ruth Negga’s nipping at her heels too.

Okay, kittens. Let’s engage in that grand internet tradition of Bitching About What They Got Wrong.

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