Complete List of 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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Award season is here, so we all know what that means: tons of articles about what’s been snubbed, what’s deserving and what is not. Let’s just start with a simple list of Golden Globe nominees.

Best Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

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

Best Actress, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Saorise Ronan, Brooklyn

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

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actress
Jane Fonda, Youth
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy

Best Screenplay
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” 50 Shades of Grey
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth
“Writings On the Wall,” Spectre
“One Kind of Love,” Love and Mercy

Best Original Score
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road

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

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


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

Best Television Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
Best Actress, Television 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 Actor, Television Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Aziz Anzari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
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 Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall
American Horror Story: Hotel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
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 Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Regina King, American Crime

A Few Thoughts


The Globes are brought to you by the Hollywood Foreign Press, who love Stars and are very open to being courted and schmoozed. Sometimes they accidentally recognize greatness on the TV side. They did the CW a solid this year by recognizing Rachel Bloom‘s amazing work on the soon to be canceled My Crazy Ex-Gilfriend, and also rewarded Gina Rodriguez with another nomination (she won last year and was then snubbed by the Emmy’s).

Hulu has got to be ecstatic that Casual got a nomination (way to go Michaela Watson!) The Foreign Press obviously loves them some streaming TV. Nice to see Master of None with the recognition, but Jessica Jones was snubbed.

Will someone please recognize the brilliant work of other actresses on Orange is the New Black? We love Uzo Aduba. However what about Danielle Brooks? Samira Wiley? There is some stellar work being ignored.

My initial take on all this list: slightly weirder than usual, and weird is what we’ve come to expect from the Globes. Their TV nominees in particular are a giant grab bag of whatever. They’re not fans of anything involving network television, except for the CW. While I can’t say I blame them (our NBC/ABC/Fox/CBS viewing is more minimal than it has been in years), there are comedy standouts on ABC that don’t get any play and should.

Often (very often) the Foreign Press just scans the rolls for big names.

On the movie side, it’s a shame to see Michael B. Jordan snubbed for Creed, while Stallone (predictably) got a nom for the movie. Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo were shut out for Spotlight, but the movie was nominated.


The Golden Globes will be hosted by Ricky Gervais and air January 10 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Alex is a lawyer and opinionated.

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