2016 Golden Globe Nominations Highlight 'Carol' And 'The Big Short'

"Mr. Robot," "Transparent" and "Fargo" are among the top TV nominees.

Awards season marched forward Thursday morning when Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The Oscar race received another jump-start with Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Award nods, and now -- according to awards lore -- the whole grand thing should be crystal clear. 

The Globe noms aren't as surprising as the SAG shortlist, but we're still hard-pressed to find a definitive window into the Oscar derby. Purported Best Picture front-runner "Spotlight" collected fewer nominations than expected, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams all shut out of the acting categories. "Carol" came out on top with five nominations, while "Steve Jobs," "The Revenant" and "The Big Short" each nabbed four. ("Spotlight" has three, as do "The Martian," "Room" and "The Hateful Eight.") "Trumbo," a surprise SAG favorite that many Oscar pundits had written off, failed to get a Best Picture nod but did collect acting recognitions for Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren. 

On the television side, the nominations were heavy on freshman series. "Casual," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Mr. Robot" and "Narcos" took spots in the top categories, while Aziz Ansari ("Master of None"), Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), Jamie Lee Curtis ("Scream Queens"), Rob Lowe ("The Grinder"), Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot") and others pushed out performers from veteran shows.

The Golden Globes air Jan. 10 on NBC, with Ricky Gervais assuming hosting duties for the first time since 2012. 


Best Motion Picture -- Drama

"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Revenant"

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy

"The Big Short"
"The Martian"

Best Actor -- Motion Picture, Drama

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

Best Actor -- 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 Actress -- Motion Picture, Drama

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

Best Actress -- 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 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"
Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"
Alicia Vikander, "Ex Machina"

Best Director

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

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 and Alva Noto, "The Revenant"

Best Original Song

"Love Me Like You Do" (from "50 Shades of Grey")
"One Kind of Love" (from "Love & Mercy")
"See You Again" (from "Furious 7")
"Simple Song #3" (from "Youth")
"Writing's on the Wall" (from "Spectre")

Best Foreign Language Film

"The Brand New Testament"
"The Club"
"The Fencer"
"Son of Saul"

Best Animated Feature Film

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



Best Drama Series

"Game of Thrones"
"Mr. Robot"

Best 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 Actress in a Television 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 Comedy Series

"Mozart in the Jungle"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Silicon Valley"

Best Actor in a Television Series, 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 in a Television Series, 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 Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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

Best Actor in a Mini-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 Actress in a Mini-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 Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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


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