The Golden Globe nominations are out and there are no huge surprises here. The thing about the Golden Globes is that the Hollywood Foreign Press has so many categories that it’s as if no one gets left behind, which is a good case for why no more of the Academy’s categories need to be expanded. That’s why you get films like “Spy” and “Trainwreck” being nominated for Best Picture. Sure, they are filled with talented women and it will help to bring them more attention, but they hardly exemplify the best films of the year. “Spotlight” remains the Oscar front-runner, while “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant,” “Room,” and “Carol” will likely be nominated for Oscar Best Picture as well. Will Smith is finally recognized for his role in “Concussion,” which may or may not be mirrored by the Academy. Mara and Vikander land in the Best Actress category here instead of Supporting, so it will be interesting where they land come Oscars. The Best Actor and Actress in Comedy or Musical is quite laughable, with films and performances that are miles away from what Oscar will honor. I do hope Elba and Shannon sneak into Oscars Supporting Actor category. Still love for Aaron Sorkin and his “Steve Jobs” screenplay, so expect that to translate to an Oscar nomination. I’ll be lobbying for “See You Again” to win Best Song come Oscar night. And four of the five Best Foreign Language features made the final cut for Oscar, so expect to see most of them representing. But will “The Good Dinosaur” edge out “When Marnie Was There” at the Oscars?

Best Picture (Drama)

  • “Carol”
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • “The Revenant”
  • “Room”
  • “Spotlight”

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

  • “The Big Short”
  • “Joy”
  • “The Martian”
  • “Spy”
  • “Trainwreck”

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Todd Haynes – “Carol”
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant”
  • George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road’
  • Ridley Scott – “The Martian”
  • Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight”

Best Actor (Drama)

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

Best Actress (Drama)

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

Best Actor (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 (Musical or Comedy)

  • Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
  • Amy Schumer – “Trainwreck”
  • Melissa McCarthy – “Spy”
  • 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 Screenplay

  • “Room” – Emma Donaghue
  • “Spotlight” – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
  • “The Big Short” – Adam McKay
  • “Steve Jobs” – Aaron Sorkin
  • “The Hateful Eight” – Quentin Tarantino

Best Original Score

  • “The Revenant” – Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai, Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • “The Hateful Eight”  – Ennio Morricone
  • “Steve Jobs” – Daniel Pemberton
  • “Carol”  – Carter Burwell
  • “The Danish Girl” – Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song

  • “Love Me Like You Do” by Elle Goulding from “Fifty Shades Of Grey”
  • “One Kind of Love” by Brian Wilson from “Love & Mercy”
  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) from “Furious 7”
  • “Simple Song #3” by Sumi Jo from “Youth”
  • “Writings on the Wall” by Sam Smith from “Spectre”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “The Brand New Testament” (Belgium)
  • “The Club” (Chile)
  • “The Fencer” (Finland)
  • “Mustang” (France)
  • “Son Of Saul” (Hungary)

Best Animated Feature

  • “Anomalisa”
  • “The Good Dinosaur”
  • “Inside Out”
  • “The Peanuts Movie”
  • “Shaun The Sheep: The Movie”


Best TV Series (Drama)

  • “Empire”
  • “Game Of Thrones”
  • “Mr. Robot”
  • “Narcos”
  • “Outlander”

Best TV Series (Comedy)

  • “Casual”
  • “Mozart In The Jungle”
  • “Orange Is The New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Transparent”
  • “Veep”

Best Limited Series, Mini-series or TV Movie

  • “American Crime”
  • “American Horror Story: Hotel”
  • “Fargo”
  • “Flesh & Bone”
  • “Wolf Hall”

Best Actress In A 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”

Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama

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

Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Series

  • Rachel Bloom – “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 TV Series, Musical Or Comedy

  • Aziz Anzari – “Master Of None”
  • Gael García Bernal – “Mozart In The Jungle”
  • Rob Lowe – “The Grinder”
  • Patrick Stewart – “Blunt Talk”
  • Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent”

Best Actor In A Series, Miniseries Or Limited Series 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 Series, Miniseries Or Limited Series Made For Television

  • Lady Gaga – “American Horror Story: Hotel”
  • Kirsten Dunst – “Fargo”
  • Sarah Hay – “Flesh & Bone”
  • Felicity Huffman – “American Crime”
  • Queen Layifah – “Bessie”

Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series, Mini-Series Or TV Movie

  • Uzo Aduba – “Orange Is The New Black”
  • Joanne Froggatt – “Downton Abbey”
  • Regina King – “American Crime”
  • Judith Light – “Transparent”
  • Maura Tierney – “The Affair”

Best Supporting Actor In A Limited Series, Mini-series or TV Movie

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

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