The Golden Globe Nominees Have Been Announced

The nominees for the Golden Globes are officially in! The awards show, which is to be held on January 10, has 25 different categories.

Carol leads the group with five nominations, including one for Cate Blanchett, who has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Sylvester Stallone is another nominated actor who’s been gaining a lot of recognition for his performance in Creed, reports the Wall Street Journal. The last time he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award was nearly 40 years ago, when he first portrayed Rocky Balboa in Rocky.

ABC News also reports that Ricky Gervais will be returning as the host, with other popular names like Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Leonardo Dicaprio in the mix of nominees.

Some actors and actresses are already freaking out on social media.

Here are some of the standouts, along with some of my reactions.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Spotlight
Carol
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room

The Revenant has been gaining a lot of buzz lately for its impeccable performances and gritty sequences. Whether it can beat Carol, which has five nominations, remains to be seen.

Best Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical

Joy
The Martian
Trainwreck
The Big Short
Spy

The Martian was a delightful film that’s actually quite funny, so its nomination in this Golden Globe category is more than deserved. It goes up against other big names like Trainwreck, which stars Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, and Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

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

Last year, Dicaprio won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a motion picture comedy/musical. This year, fans from all over seem to be adamant this is his year to go win the Oscar. If he wins this category come January, it looks as if he’ll be able to capture his long-awaited first Academy Award.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical

Matt Damon, The Martian
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Christian Bale, The Big Short

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical

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

Amy Schumer might just win. She was fantastic in Trainwreck, showing off her comedic talents as well as her ability to take over an emotional scene.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

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

Best Director — Motion Picture

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

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won one Golden Globe Award already for Birdman. His new film, The Revenant, is getting great reviews, but George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a standout that just might be good enough to win Miller the Golden Globe.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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

This is a tough field. Will Stallone capture his first ever Golden Globe Award? Idris Elba also had a masterful performance in Beasts of No Nation, so this field is a tight one.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Spotlight
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
Room
The Big Short

Best Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa
Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Peanuts Movie

This year two Pixar films square off against one another. Inside Out was the better of the two films, and is definitely the favorite among the group.

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

Carol
The Danish Girl
The Revenant
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Song

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

Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul
Mustang
The Fencer
Brand New Testament
The Club

Best TV Series, Drama

Empire (Fox)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outlander (Starz)
Narcos (Netflix)

Best TV Series, Comedy

Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Veep (HBO”
Casual (Hulu)
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

Best TV Movie or Limited Series

Fargo (FX)
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Wolf Hall (PBS)
Flesh and Bone (Starz)

Best Actor in a TV series, Drama

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Wagner Moura, Narcos (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)

Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Rob Lowe, The Grinder (Fox)
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk (Starz)
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle (Netflix)

Best actress in a TV series, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful

Best actress in a TV series, Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (CW)
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie (Netflix)
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens (Fox)
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)

Best actor in a TV movie or Limited Series

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero (HBO)
Patrick Wilson, Fargo (FX)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO)
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall (PBS)

Best actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Queen Latifah, Bessie (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone (Starz)
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall (CBS)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
Tobias Menzies, Outlander (Starz)

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