2016 Golden Globe Nominees, Surprises, and Snubs

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The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes.

There were many surprises and welcome nominations, as well as some shocking snubs.

Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for reprising the role of Rocky Balboa in the box office smash and critically acclaimed film Creed. Stallone was previously nominated for the character as Best Actor for the original 1976 Rocky.

Mad Max: Fury Road continues it’s surprising contention in the Awards Season race after being named The National Board of Review’s 2015 Best Film of the Year. With its Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Drama, the film is now a true contender for a possible Academy Award Best Picture nomination. The film’s director, George Miller (he directed all three of the original Mad Max trilogy films as well), was also nominated.

Some surprising snubs shocked some fans as well.

Despite a SAG nomination, Black Mass actor Johnny Depp was snubbed for a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination. Tom Hardy, thought to be a sure nominee for either Legend or The Revenant, was also snubbed. Straight Outta Compton, the box office and critically heralded hit, was also left out of the mix for a possible Best Motion Picture nomination.

Spotlight, one of the most critically heralded films of the year thus far, was shunned in the acting categories. No nominations despite solid performances by Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo (he WAS nominated for the otherwise forgotten Infinitely Polar Bear), Rachel McAdams, and John Slattery.

What shocked many was two The Big Short actors -- Christian Bale and Steve Carrell -- nabbing two coveted Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy spots.

It should be noted that curiously, The Martian was nominated as a Musical or Comedy Best Motion Picture.

On the television front, The Walking Dead was shunned once again. Even more surprising was the absence of Homeland, which has had one of its most powerful seasons and was recently well represented in the SAG nominations. Not even Golden Globe-winning Clair Daines was nominated for the show.

Mr. Robot was a welcome addition, but certainly no surprise given the success of the show. And it’s nice to finally see that Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance in a Supporting Role Christian Slater has finally found success on television after a handful of failed previous attempts.

Overall, the Awards Season is now in full swing. Enjoy the full list of Golden Globe nominees below.

The Golden Globes will air on January 10th at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Ricky Gervais is set as host.

FILM


Best Motion Picture, Drama

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy

The Big Short

Joy

The Martian

Spy

Trainwreck

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronin, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an 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 Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, 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 Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role 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 Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love

Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Charles Randolph & Adam McKay, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer

Mustang

Son of Saul

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Original Score, Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexander Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Revanant

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

"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

TELEVISION


Best Television Series, Drama

Empire, Fox

Game of Thrones, HBO

Mr. Robot, USA

Narcos, Netflix

Outlander, Starz

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Casual, Hulu

Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Silicon Valley, HBO

Transparent, Amazon Video

Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime, ABC

American Horror Story: Hotel, FX

Fargo, FX

Flesh and Bone, Starz

Wolf Hall, PBS

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Wagner Moura, Narcos

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or 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 Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelson, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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