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‘Carol,’ Brian Wilson Lead 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

Todd Haynes’ romance, Netflix and Amazon dominated 73rd annual award show nominations

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The nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. The ceremony will be broadcast on January 10th.

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Carol, Todd Haynes’ period romance, and the online streaming services Netflix and Amazon dominated the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced this morning.

Competing against Carol for Best Drama will be George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room, and Spotlight. The movie also secured two of its five nominations in one category, as co-stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara both made the cut for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama. Haynes’ leading ladies will be in competition with Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).

On the other side of the aisle in Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, the all-star financial-crisis satire The Big Short will be stacked against Joy, The Martian, and the female-lead summer comedies Spy and Trainwreck.

Comedies held a number of surprises in store for Hollywood this morning, as Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer — whose names had both been absent from most awards chatter — were nominated for Best Actress (for Spy and Trainwreck, respectively). On the male side, Mark Ruffalo was rewarded for his ballyhooed performance in Spotlight with… a nomination for his turn in last spring’s mental-illness indie, Infinitely Polar Bear.

Perhaps the strangest fact about this year’s nominations could be found in the Best Supporting Actor category, in which all five contenders (Paul Dano, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, Michael Shannon, Sylvester Stallone) were recognized for films that weren’t nominated for Best Picture.

Two different Pixar films will be vying for Best Animated Film, as both Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur landed nominations. They’ll be up against The Peanuts Movie and stop-motion movies both large (Shaun the Sheep Movie) and small (Anomalisa). And Brian Wilson’s “One Kind of Love,” cowritten by the former Beach Boys frontman and Scott Bennett for Wilson’s biopic Love & Mercy, scored a Best Song nomination. (Dano’s aforementioned Best Supporting Actor nomination comes from playing the songwriter during the Pet Sounds/Smile era.)

As for the television awards, it was a breakthrough year for streaming services, who proved that they are more than capable of competing with the major networks. Netflix lead all networks with eight nominations, besting even HBO, who were close behind with seven.

Four of the six shows nominated for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy belonged to Hulu (Casual), Netflix (Orange Is the New Black), or Amazon Video (Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent), while the remaining two contenders were both from HBO (Silicon Valley and Veep). Attention was a bit more evenly spread when it came to dramas, where Netflix earned a nod for their drug opus Narcos, the pay channels cashed in with Outlander and Game of Thrones, and the category was filled out with basic cable offering Mr. Robot and Fox’s smash hit Empire.

The emphasis on streaming shows didn’t quite carry over into the acting categories, but Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light still lead the way in fields that were otherwise dominated by Golden Globe veterans like Jon Hamm, who earned the only nomination for the final season of Mad Men.

Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

A full list of nominees for the 73rd Golden Globes is below. The awards show airs Sunday, January 10th on NBC, with comedian Ricky Gervais returning to host.

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

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

Best TV Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle

Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

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

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 Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Maura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitronia Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Hensen, Empire
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a 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 Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
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 Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Toby Menzes, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Foreign-Language Feature
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer (Estonia/Finland/Germany)
Mustang (Turkey)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“Love Me Like You Do,” 50 Shades of Grey
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight

The Revenant
Steve Jobs


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