By Sam Bussell

@BussellSamuel

12/10/15

The nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes were announced this morning.

 

Carol” leads all of the categories with five nominations including Best Motion Picture- Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score- Motion Picture, and two nominations in Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama with nominations for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

 

Right behind “Carol” with four nominations is “The Big Short,” whose buzz couldn’t have come at a better time with the film’s released this Friday. “The Big Short” received two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Christian Bale and Steve Carell in addition to receiving the nomination for Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical.

 

A few surprises that came for this list was the nominations of “Mad Max: Fury Road” in the Best Director and Best Motion Picture categorizes as well as Will Smith for Best Actor- Drama for his role in the NFL film, “Concussion“, which he received no nomination for from the SAG Awards yesterday.

 

Some snubs this year come in the form of the cast of “Spotlight,” which received no nominations and “The Hateful Eight,” which got only two for Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. This group of nominees will only make people more anticipated for January 14th when the Oscar Nominations are announced.

 

Until then, however, audience can enjoy the 76th Golden Globes, which will be hosted by Ricky Gervais on January 10th on NBC.

 

Here is the list of categories and nominees:

 

 

Best Motion Picture- Drama:

 

CAROL (The Weinstein Company)

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Warner Bros)

 

THE REVENANT (20th Century Fox)

 

ROOM (A24 Films)

 

SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical:

 

THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)

 

JOY (20th Century Fox)

 

THE MARTIAN (20th Century Fox)

 

SPY (20th Century Fox)

 

TRAINWRECK (Universal Pictures)

 

 

Best Director, Motion Picture:

 

TODD HAYNES- “CAROL”

 

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU- “THE REVENANT”

 

TOM MCCARTHY- “SPOTLIGHT”

 

GEORGE MILLER- “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”

 

RIDLEY SCOTT- “THE MARTAIN”

 

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama:

 

BRYAN CRANSTON as Dalton Trumbo- “TRUMBO”

 

LEONARDO DICAPRIO as Hugh Glass- “THE REVENANT”

 

MICHEAL FASSBENDER as Steve Jobs- “STEVE JOBS”

 

EDDIE REDMAYNE as Lili Elbe- “THE DANISH GIRL”

 

WILL SMITH as Dr. Bennet Omalu- “CONCUSSION”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:

 

CATE BLANCHETT as Carol Aird- “CAROL”

 

BRIE LARSON as Ma- “ROOM”

 

ROONEY MARA as Therese Belivet- “CAROL”

 

SAOIRSE RONAN as Ellis Lacey- “BROOKLYN”

 

ALICIA VIKANDER as Gerda Wegener- “THE DANISH GIRL”

 

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical:

 

CHRISTIAN BALE as Michael Burry- “THE BIG SHORT”

 

MATT DAMON as Mark Watney – “THE MARTIAN”

 

STEVE CARELL as Mark Baum- “THE BIG SHORT”

 

AL PACHINO as Danny Collins- “DANNY COLLINS”

 

MARK RUFFALO as Cameron Stuart- “INFINITELY POLAR BEAR”

 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical:

 

JENNIFER LAWERNCE as Joy Mangano- “JOY”

 

AMY SCHUMER as Amy Townsend- “TRAINWRECK”

 

MELISSA MCCARTHY as Susan Copper- “SPY”

 

MAGGIE SMITH as Miss Shepherd- “THE LADY IN THE VAN”

 

LILY TOMLIN as Elle Reid- “GRANDMA”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

 

PAUL DANO as Brian Wilson- “LOVE AND MERCY”

 

IDRIS ELBA as Commandant- “BEASTS OF NO NATION”

 

MARK RYLANCE as Rudolf Abel- “BRIDGE OF SPIES”

 

MICHEAL SHANNON as Rick Carver- “99 HOMES”

 

SYLVESTER STALLONE as Rocky Balboa- “CREED”

 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

 

JANE FONDA as Brenda Morel- “YOUTH”

 

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH as Daisy Domergue- “THE HATEFUL EIGHT”

 

HELEN MIRREN as Hedda Hopper- “TRUMBO”

 

ALICIA VIKANDER as Ava- “EX MACHINA”

 

KATE WINSLET as Joanna Hoffman- “STEVE JOBS”

 

 

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture:

 

EMMA DONOGHUE- “ROOM”

 

TOM MCCARTHY & JOSH SINGER- “SPOTLIGHT”

 

CHARLES RANDOPLH & ADAM MCKAY- “THE BIG SHORT”

 

AARON SORKIN- “STEVE JOBS”

 

QUENTIN TARANTINO- “THE HATEFUL EIGHT”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Motion Picture, Animated:

 

ANOMALISA (Paramount Pictures)

 

THE GOOD DINOSAUER (Pixar)

 

INSIDE OUT (Pixar)

 

THE PEANUTS MOVIE (20th Century Fox)

 

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (StudioCanal)

 

 

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Film:

 

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

 

THE CLUB

 

THE FENCER

 

MUSTANG

 

SON OF SAUL

 

Original Score, Motion Picture:

 

CARTER BURWELL- “CAROL”

 

ALEXANDER DESPLAT- “THE DANISH GIRL”

 

ENNIO MORRICONE- “THE HATEFUL EIGHT”

 

DANIEL PEMBERTON- “STEVE JOBS”

 

RYUCHI SAKAMOTO- “THE REVANANT”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Original Song, Motion Picture:

 

“Love Me Like You Do”- FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

 

“One Kind of Love”- LOVE & MERCY

 

“See You Again”- FURIOUS 7

 

“Simple Song # 3”- YOUTH

 

“Writing’s on the Wall”- SPECTRE