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2016 Golden Globe Nominations: There’s ‘Room’ for ‘Carol,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Mad Max’


Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in CAROL, which scored a field-best five Golden Globe nominations
Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in CAROL, which scored a field-best five Golden Globe nominations


After missing out on the top Screen Actors Guild nomination for Cast yesterday, Carol came back to score big with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, making it into Best Motion Picture (Drama) and ending up with the biggest nomination haul of the morning, with five. Room also managed a Best Motion Picture mention and Mad Max: Fury Road continues to barrel through awards season, scoring Picture and Director here.

The Revenant was another big scorer, with four, including Picture, Director and Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The Big Short was field-best (4) in the Comedy section with a nomination for Picture, two for Actor (Christian Bale and Steve Carell) and was the only comedy to score a Screenplay nod. Steve Jobs also performed well. Even without a Picture or Director mention the biopic scored four nominations: Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Screenplay and Score. Seems like we’re a far cry from the days when Nashville (1975) landed a record 9 nominations.

But for all of the things that made it in, it’s the snubs that proved to be eye-opening. The Hollywood Foreign Press has been working towards cleaning up its image as nothing more than a big party for a handful of international journalists to pal around with big stars. Granted, it still is that to a certain extent, but it’s made a marked improvement since the year they nominated The Tourist in Comedy and found a place for Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie at the table. In fact, both of them of have been snubbed since. Jolie for her film Unbroken, which seemed like Golden Globe catnip, got zero nominations. Today, a surefire nom for Johnny Depp in Black Mass didn’t materialize.  Then there’s Meryl Streep, who has been nominated by the HFPA a record 29 times (and has won 8) and could have quite easily picked up her 30th today for Ricki and the Flash but didn’t. Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies only managed a single nomination, in Supporting Actor for Mark Rylance and SAGs big success story Beasts of No Nation also only grabbed a Supporting Actor mention (for Idris Elba, who was also TV nominated). While Room managed three big nominations (Picture, Actress – Brie Larson, Screenplay), it’s pint-sized star Jacob Tremblay was left out. He scored a Supporting Actor nomination at the SAGs yesterday but it seems that Scott Feinberg’s inside info about HFPA voters not going for child actors turned out to be true. After today, the Supporting Actor category might prove to be the most difficult this season to predict accurately.

Oscar frontrunner Spotlight kind of underperformed, similar to how it did at the SAGs yesterday. While it got Picture, Director and Screenplay mentions none of its actors were nominated. In Supporting Actor, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo were left on the outside looking in while Michael Shannon (99 Homes) continued his run while Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) and Sylvester Stallone (Creed) began theirs. Ironically, Rachel McAdams was the only Spotlight star to get an individual SAG nomination yesterday and should have had an easy go of it today with Rooney Mara (Carol) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) being put in Lead (where they were both nominated) but still didn’t make the cut. (Interestingly enough, Vikander also showed up in Supporting, but for Ex Machina)Spotlight is turning out to be one of the more wobbly Oscar frontrunners in a while, almost mirroring Argo.

A handful of films walked away with three mentions apiece, including The Martian, The Danish Girl, Room and The Hateful Eight.

The 73rd Golden Globes will air live on Sunday, January 10th at 5pm PST/8pm EST on NBC and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

The FULL list of 2016 Golden Globe nominations (Film):

Best Motion Picture (Drama)
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Big Short
The Martian

Best Actor (Drama)
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actor (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 (Drama)
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress (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 in a Motion Picture
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 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 Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Screenplay
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Steve Jobs

Best Original Song
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”
Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”
Furious 7 – “See You Again”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
Spectre – “Writings on the Wall”

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep

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