2016 Golden Globe Nominations – Film Categories

So awards season is round the corner and the list of nominees for the Golden Globe awards has been released today, with Carol leading the way with a total of five nominations followed by The Revenant with four. It’s kind of hard to discuss what I think of the nominations as some haven’t even been released in the UK yet – arghhhh! Still waiting on The Revenant, Spotlight, Room, Concussion, The Danish Girl, Creed, The Big Short, Joy and The Hateful Eight – so many really great looking films to hit us over here *sniffs*. Anywho, I really love that Alicia Vikander has received two nominations as she is quickly becoming one of my favourite actresses – Ex Machina was such a surprise for me this year, I really really enjoyed it. It’s also great to see Mad Max: Fury Road has a nod as awards usually snub big budget action films. There are definitely some questionable choices though; what is The Martian doing in the comedy/musical category?! Also surprised to see Trainwreck with a nomination, I mean it was funny on the whole and I loved the ending with the trampoline, but really?! Spy has surely got to win that category, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder at a film, especially at Jason Statham!

The nominations are as follows:

Best motion picture – drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Best motion picture – comedy or musical

The Big Short


The Martian



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

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

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 Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role 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 an actress in a supporting role 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 Inarritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Max Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best screenplay – motion picture

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight



Steve Jobs

Best animated feature film


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best foreign language film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul

Best original score – motion picture


The Danish Girl

The Hateful Eight

The Revenant

Steve Jobs

Best original song – motion picture

Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding – Fifty Shades of Grey

One Kind of Love, Brian Wilson – Love & Mercy

See You Again, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – Fast & Furious 7

Simple Song #3, Sumi Jo – Youth

Writing’s On the Wall, Sam Smith – Spectre

Nicola Austin

Lover of all things Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Disney, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Favourite superhero is Ms Marvel closely followed by Spider-Man.

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