Mad Max: Fury Road and Cate Blanchett among 73rd annual Golden Globes Nominees

It is the award ceremony that recognises the hard work and talents of the film and TV industry’s elite. The 73rd annual Golden Globes will take place on January 10, 2016 with none other than Ricky Gervais hosting for the fourth time.

A lot of our favourites are nominated including our very own Cate Blanchett, who has been nominated for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role as Carol Aird in Carol. Aussie flick Mad Max: Fury Road is also in contention for Best Picture as is its Director, Australia’s George Miller.

In fact, Carol is looking to be the hot favourite with five nominations, followed closely by Steve Jobs, The Big Short and The Revenant who each have four nominations. The Martian was a bit of a surprise, enjoying three nominations, as was Trainwreck which has two – including a nod for Amy Schumer.

Interesting to note, American Horror Story and Orange Is The New Black only have two nominations each, while Game of Thrones only has a single nomination – for Best Drama Series. Seems as though the newer kids on the block, American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall, are taking charge this year with three nominations each.

The list of nominees will surely not disappoint, so take a close look and see which of your favourite films, TV series, actors and actresses have been given the prestigious nomination – an indication of what may come to take the stage at the Oscars later in the year…


Best Motion Picture – Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama: ACTOR
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener
Will Smith – Concussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama: ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: ACTOR
Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
Steve Carell – The Big Short as Mark Baum
Matt Damon – The Martian as Mark Watney
Al Pacino – Danny Collins as Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear as Cam Stuart

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano
Melissa McCarthy – Spy as Susan Cooper / Carol Jenkins / Penny Morgan
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck as Amy Townsend
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van as Miss Mary Shepherd / Margaret Fairchild
Lily Tomlin – Grandma as Elle Reid

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy as young Brian Wilson
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation as Commandant
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes as Rick Carver
Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jane Fonda – Youth as Brenda Morel
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue
Helen Mirren – Trumbo as Hedda Hopper
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina as Ava
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

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, Alva Noto – The Revenant

Best Original Score
“Love Me like You Do” (Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Tove Lo,
Ilya Salmanzadeh) – Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” (Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett) – Love & Mercy
“See You Again” (DJ Frank E, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa) – Furious 7
“Simple Song #3” (David Lang) – Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall” (Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes) – Spectre

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

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 Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best Series – Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama: ACTOR
Jon Hamm – Mad Men as Don Draper
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson
Wagner Moura – Narcos as Pablo Escobar
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul as James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan as Ray Donovan

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama: ACTRESS
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander as Claire Fraser
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder as Professor Annalise Keating, J.D.
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful as Vanessa Ives
Taraji P. Henson – Empire as Loretha “Cookie” Lyon
Robin Wright – House of Cards as Claire Underwood

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: ACTOR
Aziz Ansari – Master of None as Dev Shah
Gael García Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle as Rodrigo de Souza
Rob Lowe – The Grinder as Dean Sanderson, Jr.
Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk as Walter Blunt
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Maura Pfefferman

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: ACTRESS
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Rebecca Bunch
Jamie Lee Curtis – Scream Queens as Dean Cathy Munsch
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep as President Selina Meyer
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin as Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film – ACTOR
Idris Elba – Luther as DCI John Luther
Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero as Nick Wasicsko
David Oyelowo – Nightingale as Peter Snowden
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell
Patrick Wilson – Fargo as State Trooper Lou Solverson

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film – ACTRESS
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo as Peggy Blumquist
Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel as The Countess
Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone as Claire Robbins
Felicity Huffman – American Crime as Barbara Hanlon
Queen Latifah – Bessie as Bessie Smith

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film – SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife as Eli Gold
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall as King Henry VIII
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline as Danny Rayburn
Tobias Menzies – Outlander as Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot as Mr. Robot

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey as Anna Bates
Regina King – American Crime as Aliyah Shadeed
Judith Light – Transparent as Shelly Pfefferman
Maura Tierney – The Affair as Helen Solloway

Best Miniseries or Television Film
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh & Bone
Wolf Hall


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