New TV Shows, Little-Known Films Among Golden Globes Nominees

By December 12, 2016

Well, one thing to always remember as a television show looking to be a Golden Globe nominee? Make sure you’re a new show … or you’re Game of Thrones.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released all of its nominees for next year’s awards, and it’s almost impossible to find anything established on the list. Especially for the best drama television series where Game of Thrones is the only non-new show to make the list, joined by Stranger Things and The Crown on Netflix, This Is Us on NBC and Westworld on HBO.

That attraction to the “new smell” continued into comedy, but not as much. Atlanta from actor Donald Glover is actually the only new entry, joined by more veteran shows like Black-ishMozart in the JungleTransparent and Veep.

Actors in the drama category were all from shows that weren’t even nominated overall. They included Rami Malek from Mr. Robot, Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys from The Americans, Liev Schreiber from Ray Donovan and Billy Bob Thornton from Goliath.

For actresses, Claire Foy, Winona Ryder and Evan Rachel Wood earned nominations from shows that also were nominated – The Crown, Stranger Things and Westworld respectively – while the rest went to non-nominated shows like Caitriona Balfe for Outlander and Keri Russell for The Americans.

Nominees in the limited television series category were American CrimeThe DresserThe Night ManagerThe Night Of and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Actors from limited series getting nominations were Riz Ahmed from The Night Of, Bryan Cranston from All the Way, Tom Hiddleston of The Night Manager, John Turturro from The Night Of and Courtney B. Vance from People v. O.J. Simpson.

On the actress side, it was Riley Keough from The Girlfriend Experience, Sarah Paulson from People v. O.J. Simpson, Charlotte Rampling from London Spy, Kerry Washington from Confirmation and Felicity Huffman from American Crime.

For musical and comedies, the best actors are Anthony Anderson from Black-ish, Gael Garcia Bernal from Mozart in the Jungle, Donald Glover from Atlanta, Nick Nolte from Graves and Jeffrey Tambor from Transparent.

For actresses, it was Rachel Bloom from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep, Sarah Jessica Parker from Divorce, Issa Rae from Insecure and Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin.

Sterling K. Brown earned a second Golden Globe nomination in the wider television acting category for People v. O.J. Simpson, this time joined with John Travolta from the same limited series.

Also nominated were Hugh Laurie for The Night Manager, John Lithgow for The Crown and Christian Slater for Mr. Robot.

Among actresses, This Is Us grabbed nominations for Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore, joining Olivia Colman for The Night Manager, Lena Headey of Game of Thrones and Thandie Newton from Westworld.

Jumping to films, first on the drama side, nominees are Hell or High WaterLionManchester by the SeaMoonlight and Hacksaw Ridge. For musical and comedies, it’s 20th Century WomenDeadpoolFlorence Foster JenkinsLa La Land and Sing Street.

Drama actors earning nominations were Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Joel Edgerton for Loving, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington for Fences. Actresses are Amy Adams for Arrival, Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving and Natalie Portman for Jackie.

And actors for the comedy/musical side included among its nominees Colin Farrell for The Lobster, Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, Jonah Hill for War Dogs and Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool.

Finally, for actresses in comedies and musicals, it was Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Lily Colins for Rules Don’t Apply, Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen, Emma Stone for La La Land and Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins.

Explore all the nominees right here.

The 74th annual Golden Globes will take place Jan. 8, and will be broadcast on NBC with host Jimmy Fallon from NBC’s The Tonight Show.

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

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Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.