Los Angeles, California – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Thursday, December 10th, the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes Awards. The list doesn’t show a clear front-runner, which makes it difficult to predict the results. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on January 10th, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and Ricky Gervais will host it.

With five nominations, Carol leads the list. Set in New York around the 1950s, it is a Todd Hayne’s film about a glamorous housewife who falls in love with a much younger woman. Both lead characters, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, are nominated for best actress in a drama. Besides, Carol is up for best film drama, original score and best director.

The list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes Awards was presented today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Credit: Chrishannamtl.wordpress.com

Following the lesbian affair, four nominations were given to the comedy The Big Short, a film about the 2008 financial crisis; The Revenant, an adventure survival thriller movie about a 19th-century explorer played by Leonardo DiCaprio; and Steve Jobs, a drama about the Apple founder directed by Danny Boyle.

The Martian, a hit film about an astronaut played by Matt Damon who is mistakenly presumed dead and abandoned in Mars, scored three important nominations: best comedy or musical, best comedy actor for Damon and best director for Ridley Scott. The Martian is based on a 2011 novel written by Andy Weir and adapted into a screenplay by Drew Goddard.

Other unsurprising drama nominees were Spotlight, a Thomas McCarthy film nominated for best picture drama, Best Director, and Screenplay; and Room, whose star Brie Larson and screenwriter Emma Donohue received nods.

As for the television picks, they were very diverse and more unexpected than the film nominations. Alongside the highly acclaimed Game of Thrones, Empire, Mr. Robot, Narcos, and Outlander, were the fresh nominees chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the drama category. Comedies such as Hulu’s Casual and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent were also nominated. Surprisingly, Rachel Bloom was picked as Best Actress for her CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, whereas Rami Malek got a nod for Best Actor.

Other new nominated TV series were Brooklyn Nine Nine and The Affair, which will probably be dropped from the nominations after a year, since the Golden Globes tend to award what is fresh and hot on TV.

Lady Gaga was so excited about her nomination as Best Actress for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel that she couldn’t stop screaming at her apartment in Manhattan and offered excuses to her neighbors through Twitter.

“I apologize to my neighbors I’m still screaming in my apt in NY! I’m nominated as an actress for a Golden Globe what a dream is this real!” she wrote.

There are so many great films and new series this year that the Golden Globes ceremony will be certainly exciting and uncertain.

Here’s the complete list so you can try to make predictions:


Best Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director

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

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, 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, Comedy

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

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

Best Screenplay

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

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

“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

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

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

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

Best Actor, Drama

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

Best Actress, 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, Comedy

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, 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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Source: The Atlantic