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‘Carol’ Leads 2016 Golden Globe Nominations, ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘The Big Short’ Also Strong

'Carol' Leads 2016 Golden Globe Nominations, 'The Revenant,' 'Steve Jobs,' 'The Big Short' Also Strong

Another day, another batch of awards nominations, and after the eyebrow-raising announcements with the SAG awards, we’re sure that more surprises are to come with the reveal of the nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.  

The ‘fun,’ vaguely disreputable little brother to the Oscars, the Globes might be sneered at in serious critic circles, but they have a value with the public second only to the Academy Awards, and so while they’re not always indicative of the Oscars (“Boyhood” was the big winner last year, for instance), they can be fun in and of themselves, and can sometimes signify where the wind is blowing.

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In this case, it’s blowing, pleasingly, towards Todd Haynes’Carol,” which leads the field with five nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress nominations for both its leading ladies (Rooney Mara is campaigning as Supporting elsewhere, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association deemed her, correctly, most would say, a Lead). 

Elsewhere, the love was spread far, mirroring the season as a whole, with “The Revenant,” “Steve Jobs” and “The Big Short” all picking up four nods, and “The Danish Girl,” “The Hateful Eight,” “The Martian,” “Room” and “Spotlight” all managing three. “Mad Max: Fury Road” fans shouldn’t worry too much, though: that film might have only got two nods, but they were for Best Film and Best Director, with George Miller beating out the likes of Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell to make the cut. Not doing so hot? “Brooklyn,” which took a single nomination, “Bridge Of Spies,” which did the same, and “Suffragette” and “Black Mass” which missed out entirely. 

With the Globes often a shaky predictor, nothing here should be taken too seriously, but it does point to certain things: a growing momentum behind “The Big Short” after yesterday’s SAG ensemble nod, the solidification of once-dicey Idris Elba and Michael Shannon in Best Supporting Actor, that “Fury Road” could be a legit Best Picture contender. Beyond that, this isn’t a bad grouping, the occasional “Trumbo” nod aside. You can see the full list of nominees below, including the TV categories. 

Best Film – Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Film – Comedy/Musical
The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director
Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – 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/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 – Comedy/Musical
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
Adam McKay & Charles Randolph – Big Short
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Emma Donoghue – Room
Thomas McCarthy – Spotlight
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Original Song
Love Me Like You Do – 50 Shades Of Grey
One Kind Of Love – Love & Mercy
See You Again – Furious 7
Simple Song No. 3 – Youth
Writing’s On The Wall – Spectre

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 Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Son Of Saul

Musical/Comedy Series
Mozart In The Jungle
Orange Is The New Black
Silicon Valley

Drama Series
Game Of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Actor In A Drama
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura – Narcos
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Actress In A 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

Actor In A Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari – Master Of None
Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart 
Rob Lowe – The Grinder
Patrick Stewart – Blunt
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Actress In A 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

Supporting Actress – TV
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Regina King – American Crime
Judith Light – Transparent
Maura Tierney – The Affair

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

Limited Series/TV Movie
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh & Bone
Wolf Hall

Actress – Limited Series/TV Movie
Kristen Dunst – Fargo
Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Queen Latifah – Bessie

Actor – Limited Series/TV Movie
Idris Elba – Luther
Oscar Isaac – Show Me A Hero
David Oyelowo – Nightingale
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson – Fargo

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