2016 Golden Globes Nominations

Posted on December 10, 2015

Darlings, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did its annual duty and released their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. Let’s all come together and indulge in that great American pasttime: second-guessing meaningless award nominations.




Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Since we’ve only seen one of these, we abstain from opinionating.

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

“The Big Short”
“The Martian”

“The Martian” is a comedy? Could’ve fooled us.

Best Director

Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro Innaritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”

Please don’t reward Redmayne for that ridiculous drag performance. 

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

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, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

That’s a tough category. Much as we love Amy, we think Lily might deserve this one.

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

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

Sylvester Stallone is on track for an Oscar nomination. For reals.

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

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

If Alicia should win for anything this year, it should be “Ex Machina.”

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

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

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, “Carol”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, “The Revenant”

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre

Best Animated Feature Film

“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Son of Saul”


Best TV Series, Drama

“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”

“Mr. Robot,” please.

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Look, we love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but could this please be the year “Veep” isn’t over-awarded?

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

We’re torn between “Fargo” and “Wolf Fall,” although we think it’s silly that AHS and Fargo are listed as miniseries.

Best Actor, TV Series, Drama

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Wagner Moura, “Narcos”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schrieber, “Ray Donovan”


Best Actress, TV 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”

We love all these ladies, but Eva Green blows every one of them out of the water. 

Best Actor, TV Series, Comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Aziz did wonderful work in “Master of None,” but Jeffrey Tambor operates an a whole ‘nother level.

Best Actress, TV Series, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Oh, Rachel Bloom. Hands down. 

Best Supporting Actor, TV Series or Movie

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Tough one. Abstain.

Best Supporting Actress, TV Series or Movie

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

We’re about to commit blasphemy, but we’re starting to think Uzo is overpraised for this role. While her work in the first season was Emmy-worthy, we can’t say the same about subsequent seasons. We’d give this to Maura Tieryney, who’s killing it in “The Affair.”

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, “Luther”
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me A Hero”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

We love Steffi and she’s been fairly decent in AHS, but we will RIOT if she gets the award over Kirsten Dunst, who’s done the best work of her career in this role. Queen Latifah was pretty amazing too.


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