The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations Have Been Announced!

By December 10, 2015
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Did the Golden Globes just get it right? Following an announcement that came this morning, the 2015 nominations have been released. And with the SAG Award nominations dropping yesterday, awards season is finally in full swing.

Here are the Golden Globe Nominations, a full list below:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
CAROL
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE REVENANT
ROOM
SPOTLIGHT

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL/ COMEDY
THE BIG SHORT
JOY
THE MARTIAN
SPY
TRAINWRECK

BEST DIRECTOR
TODD HAYNES – CAROL
ALEJANDRO INARRITU – THE REVENANT
TOM MCCARTHY – SPOTLIGHT
GEORGE MILLER – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
RIDLEY SCOTT – THE MARTIAN

BEST 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 ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL/ 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 IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
CATE BLANCHETT – CAROL
BRIE LARSON – ROOM
ROONEY MARA – CAROL
SAOIRSE RONAN – BROOKLYN
ALICIA VIKANDER – THE DANISH GIRL

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL/ COMEDY
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – JOY
MELISSA MCCARTHY – SPY
AMY SCHUMER – TRAINWRECK
MAGGIE SMITH – THE LADY IN TE VAN
LILY TOMLIN – GRANDMA

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
PAUL DANO – LOVE & MERCY
IDRIS ELBA – BEASTS OF NO NATION
MARK RYLANCE – BRIDGE OF SPIES
MICHAEL SHANNON – 99 HOMES
SYLVESTER STALLONE – CREED

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
JANE FONDA – YOUTH
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH – THE HATEFUL EIGHT
HELEN MIRREN – TRUMBO
ALICICA VIKANDER – EX MACHINA
KATE WINSLET – STEVE JOBS

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED
ANOMALISA
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
INSIDE OUT
THE PEANUTS MOVIE
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
THE CLUB
THE FENCER
MUSTANG
SON OF SAUL

BEST SCREENPLAY
EMMA DONAGHUE – ROOM
TOM MCCARTHY, JOSH SINGER – SPOTLIGHT
CHARLES RANDOLPH, 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 TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
EMPIRE
GAME OF THRONES
MR. ROBOT
NARCOS
OUTLANDER

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL/ COMEDY
CASUAL
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
SILICON VALLEY
TRANSPARENT
VEEP

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 ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL/ COMEDY
AZIZ ANSARI – MASTER F 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 – DRAMA
CAITRION BALFE – OUTLANDER
VIOLA DAVIS – HOW TO GE AWATY WITH MURDER
EVA GREEN – PENNY DREADFUL
TRAJI P. HENSON – EMPIRE
ROBIN WRIGHT – HOUSE OF CARDS

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL/ COMEDY
RACHEL BLOOM – CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
AMIE LEE CURTIS – SCREAM QUEENS
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – VEEP
GINA RODRIGUEZ – JANE THE VIRGIN
LILY TOMLIN – GRACE AND FRANKIE

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
AMERICAN CRIME
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
FARGO
FLESH & BONE
WOLF HALL

BEST ACTOR IN A 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 ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KIRSTEN DUNST – FARGO
LADY GAGA – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
SARAH HAY – FLESH & BONE
FELICITY HUFFMAN – AMERICAN CRIME
QUEEN LATIFAH – BESSIE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
ALAN CUMMING – THE GOOD WIFE
DAMIAN LEWIS – WOLF HALL
BEN MENDELSOHN – BLOODLINE
TOBIAS MENZIES – OUTLANDER
CHRISTIAN SLATER – MR. ROBOT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, LIMITED 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 TIENRY – THE AFFAIR

So that’s a lot to get through.

There are some obvious people missing that many might have expected like Johnny Depp or the cast of Spotlight, but none of the omissions really bother me to a point of making a big deal about it. There were some people I personally would have liked to see that never stood a chance anyway as opposed to some of the safe choices, but as far as the strong contenders go, this is a pretty solid list.

In fact, there were a number of surprises that really made my day. Best Picture and Director love for Mad Max, Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander in the Lead categories where they belong, Alicia Vikander getting a second nomination for Ex Machina, Stallone getting nominated for Creed. And despite the weirdness of The Martian being in the Comedy category, the other nominees in there are pretty solid, especially Amy Schumer who’s had a banner year Trainwreck.

And as for Television, a lot of surprises that no one could have seen coming. A lot of love for sleeper hits like Mr. Robot, Penny Dreadful, Outlander, etc making this an interesting race that no one can call for sure. I still would have liked to see The Americans get nominated seeing as it’s the best show on television, but I’ve gotten used to to it being looked over.

I’m sure there’s plenty more I could say about each individual nominee if you sat down and talked to me (hint hint for anyone with a podcast), but right now I’m basking in the previously unknown feeling of being pleased with awards nominations.

Unlike other awards like the Emmys and the Oscars which normally pick ten movies or shows and just run with them, these nominees seem to be really spread out which is always nice to see. I know the awards don’t really mean as much in the grand scheme of things, but with surprises here and in yesterday’s SAG it should make for an interesting awards season that I actually look forward to this time.

So let us know, what do you think? Are you pleased? Displeased? Are you more interested in movies or TV? ho would you have nominated? Should Jupiter Ascending have been nominated for Best Picture? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes. Discuss!

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Matt Brown

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