2016 Golden Globe Nominations – ‘Carol’ Leads the Pack

The nominees for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards (hosted by Ricky Gervais) have officially been announced! As usual, there are some surprising nominees (see: the love for Joy, which, despite being a David O. Russell picture, is getting underwhelming reviews so far, Melissa McCarthy for Spy), and some not-so-surprising nominees (see: Eddie Redmayne‘s nomination for The Danish Girl). So without further ado, here’s the list (spoiler: expect to see “Carol” mentioned a few times as it has the most nominations with 5):

Best Motion Picture – Drama: 



The Revenant 

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical 

The Martian




The Big Short

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Revenant’

Eddie Redmayne, ‘The Danish Girl’

Michael Fassbender, ‘Steve Jobs’

Will Smith, ‘Concussion’

Bryan Cranston, ‘Trumbo’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Steve Carell, ‘The Big Short’

Matt Damon, ‘The Martian’

Al Pacino, ‘Danny Collins’

Mark Ruffalo, ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Christian Bale, ‘The Big Short’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Brie Larson, ‘Room’

Saoirse Ronan, ‘Brooklyn’

Cate Blanchett, ‘Carol’

Alicia Vikander, ‘The Danish Girl’

Rooney Mara, ‘Carol’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Amy Schumer, ‘Trainwreck’

Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Joy’

Lily Tomlin, ‘Grandma’

Maggie Smith, ‘The Lady in the Van’

Melissa McCarthy, ‘Spy’

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed’

Mark Rylance, ‘Bridge of Spies’

Michael Shannon, ’99 Homes’

Paul Dano, ‘Love & Mercy’

Idris Elba, ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Kate Winslet, ‘Steve Jobs’

Alicia Vikander, ‘Ex Machina’

Jennifer Jason Leigh, ‘The Hateful Eight’

Jane Fonda, ‘Youth’

Helen Mirren, ‘Trumbo’

Best Director – Motion Picture

Alejandro González Iñárritu, ‘The Revenant’

Ridley Scott, ‘The Martian’

Tom McCarthy, ‘Spotlight’

Todd Haynes, ‘Carol’

George Miller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture


The Hateful Eight


The Big Short

Steve Jobs

Best Original Score

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Inside Out

The Danish Girl


Best Original Song

“See You Again”, ‘Furious 7’

“Simple Song #3”, ‘Youth’

“Love Me Like You Do”, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

“Writing’s on the Wall”, ‘Spectre’

“One Kind of Love”, ‘Love & Mercy’

Best Animated Feature Film


The Peanuts Movie

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

The Good Dinosaur

Best Foreign Language Film

Brand New Testament 

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul


Any surprises (to you) on, or not on this list? Let us know in the comments!


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