Golden Globe Awards 2016 nominees: Mad Max, The Revenant, Trainwreck, more

Leonardo DiCaprio, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Lawrence, Idris Elba pick up individual nods

Mad Max, Warner Bros.
Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes. Now in its 73rd year, the annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

    On the film side, George Miller’s dystopian thriller Mad Max: Fury Road, the Leonardo DiCaprio-led survival film The Revenant, the gripping newsroom drama Spotlight, and Amy Schumer’s raunchy rom-com Trainwreck were among the notable films receiving nominations.

    Best Drama nominees include Mad Max, The Revenant, and Spotlight, as well as the lesbian love tale Carol and Room, Lenny Abrahamson’s harrowing film about a mother and son in captivity.


    Meanwhile, Best Comedy or Musical nominees pin Trainwreck against Adam McKay’s all-star housing crisis drama The Big ShortJoy, the latest collaboration between David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence; Paul Feig’s Melissa McCarthy-starring Spy; and Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi thriller (and President Obama’s favorite film), The Martian.

    Leonardo DiCaprio picked up a Best Actor (Drama) nomination for his grueling role in The Revenant. Bryan Cranston, Michael Fassbender, and Will Smith, all of whom portrayed historical figures in biopics, also received nominations (Cranston as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo, Fassbender as Apple founder Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs, and Smith as forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in Concussion). Eddie Redmayne, whose performance in The Theory of Everything earned him the 2015 Golden Globe in this category, is again in contention, this time for his role as a trans woman in The Danish Girl.

    Carol actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara both picked up nominations in the Best Actress (Drama) category, as did Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).


    The Big Short also has two of its actors dueling it out in the same category, as both Christian Bale and Steve Carell are nominated for Best Actor (Comedy). Other nominees include Matt Damon, who played astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian; Al Pacino, who played an aging rocker in Danny Collins; and Mark Ruffalo, who played a bipolar father of two in Infinitely Polar Bear.

    Amy Schumer, who wrote Trainwreck, also picked up a nomination for Best Actress (Comedy), as did Lawrence for Joy. Also in contention are super Spy Melissa McCarthy; Maggie Smith, who played a homeless woman in The Lady in the Van; and Lily Tomlin for her role in Grandma.

    Paul Dano, who played a young Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor alongside Idris Elba, who played a brutal warlord in Beasts of No Nation; Mark Rylance for his role in the Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies; Michael Shannon, who was a ruthless real-estate broker in 99 Homes; and Sylvester Stallone, who reprised his iconic character Rocky Balboa to much acclaim in Creed.


    Behind the lens, George Miller (Mad Max), Ridley Scott (The Martian), and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) picked up Best Director nominations. Alejandro González Iñárritu, who was nominated last year for Birdman, will have another chance to win thanks to his work on The Revenant.

    Meanwhile, Best Screenplay nominees include Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight), and Adam McKay (The Big Short).

    The real-life Brian Wilson is nominated for Best Original Song (“One Kind of Love”). So too is Sam Smith for his Spectre theme, “Writing’s On the Wall”. Best Original Score nominees include “The Maestro”, aka Ennio Morricone, who penned music for The Hateful Eight, the first time he’s done so for a Western in four decades. Also nominated in that category is The National’s Bryce Dessner, who collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto to score The Revenant.


    Lady Gaga received a Golden Globe nomination as well, albeit in a non-musical category. Her role in American Horror Story: Hotel earned a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie.

    Check out the complete list of the nominees (including television) below. Winners will be announced during a live gala on January 10th.

    Film Nominations

    Best Motion Picture, Drama
    Mad Max
    The Revenant

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


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

    Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
    Emma Donague, Room
    Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    Adam McKay, The Big Short
    Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
    Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

    Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
    Brie Larson, Room
    Cate Blanchett, Carol
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Christian Bale,The Big Short 
    Steve Carell,The Big Short
    Matt Damon, The Martian
    Al Pacino, Danny Collins
    Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
    Melissa McCarthy, Spy
    Amy Shumer, Trainwreck
    Maggie Smith, Lady in Van
    Lily Tomlin, Grandma


    Best Performance by a 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 Performance by a 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 Original Song in Motion Picture
    Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do” (Fifty Shades of Grey)
    Brian Wilson, “One Kind of Love” (Love & Mercy)
    Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again” (Furious 7)
    David Lang, Simple Sound #3 (Youth)
    Sam Smith, “Writing’s On The Wall” (Spectre)


    Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
    Carter Burwell, Carol
    Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
    Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
    Bryce Dessner, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, The Revenant

    Best Foreign Film
    The Brand New Testament
    The Club
    The Fencer
    Son of Saul

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

    TV Nominations

    Best TV Series, Drama
    Game of Thrones
    Mr. Robot

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


    Best TV Miniseries or Movie
    American Crime
    American Horror Story: The Hotel
    Flesh and Bone
    Wolf Hall

    Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
    Jon Hamm, Mad Men
    Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
    Wagner Moura, Narcos
    Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
    Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan

    Best Performance by an Actress in TV 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 Performance by an Actor in TV 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 Performance by an Actress in TV 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 Performance by a Supporting Actor in  TV
    Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
    Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
    Tobias Menzies,Outlander
    Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
    Christian Slater, Mr. Robot


    Best Performance by Supporting Actress in TV
    Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
    Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
    Regina King, American Crime
    Judith Light, Transparent
    Maura Tierney, The Affair

    Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
    Idris Elba, Luther
    Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero
    David Oyelowo, Nightingale
    Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
    Patrick Wilson, Fargo

    Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
    Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
    Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
    Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
    Felicity Huffman, American Crime
    Queen Latifah, Bessie


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