The Wonderful World of Golden Globes Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced a diverse bunch of contenders for their 2017 ceremony.

Winona forever.

Early this morning, the nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced. Laura Dern, Don Cheadle, and Anna Kendrick presented the nominations at the Beverly Hills hotel, which was broadcast live on the Golden Globes official website.

What sets the Golden Globes apart from other awards shows – such as the Emmys, the SAG Awards, and of course, the Academy Awards – is that it honors achievements in both film and television, therefore including a wider range of artistic works and performances.

Predictably, La La Land received the highest number of nominations – seven in total – but it is closely followed by the remarkable Moonlight, which received six mentions. These two films are perhaps the most critically-acclaimed of the year, but they are not in competition with each other at the Globes – La La Land falls into the category of musical/comedy, while Moonlight is a drama.

The Globes take comedies and musicals just as seriously as dramas, where other awards shows ignore comedies altogether. Whether or not one thinks Deadpool deserves any recognition, it was one of the biggest comedies of the year, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is not afraid to acknowledge that.

In terms of television and limited series, a diverse range of works were given nominations: from The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story to Jane the Virgin, Transparent, Insecure, Atlanta, and This is Us, the nominations accurately reflect the incredible stories brought to the small screen this year, many of which were created and brought to life by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Some of the most original and innovative works and performances of the year are reflected in the noms: Netflix’s Stranger Things, the NASA-set film Hidden Figures, Isabelle Huppert’s powerhouse performance in Elle, Colin Farrell’s hilariously deadpan acting in The Lobster, and Maren Ade’s eccentric Toni Erdmann. These works could not be more different from one another, but they reflect the incredible year of film and television which just passed. At least that is one good thing about 2016.

Below is the full list of nominations. Winners will be revealed on January 8, 2017.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

HACKSAW RIDGE

HELL OR HIGH WATER

LION

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MOONLIGHT

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

DEADPOOL

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

LA LA LAND

SING STREET

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

CASEY AFFLECK – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

JOEL EDGERTON – LOVING

ANDREW GARFIELD – HACKSAW RIDGE

VIGGO MORTENSON – CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

DENZEL WASHINGTON – FENCES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

AMY ADAMS – ARRIVAL

JESSICA CHASTAIN – MISS SLOANE

RUTH NEGGA – LOVING

NATALIE PORTMAN – JACKIE

ISABELLE HUPPERT – ELLE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

COLIN FARRELL – THE LOBSTER

RYAN GOSLING – LA LA LAND

HUGH GRANT – FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

JONAH HILL – WAR DOGS

RYAN REYNOLDS – DEADPOOL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

ANNETTE BENING – 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

LILY COLLINS – RULES DON’T APPLY

HAILEE STEINFELD – THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

EMMA STONE – LA LA LAND

MERYL STREEP – FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE:

MAHERSHALA ALI – MOONLIGHT

JEFF BRIDGES – HELL OR HIGH WATER

SIMON HELBERG – FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

DEV PATEL – LION

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE:

VIOLA DAVIS – FENCES

NAOMIE HARRIS – MOONLIGHT

NICOLE KIDMAN – LION

OCTAVIA SPENCER – HIDDEN FIGURES

MICHELLE WILLIAMS – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE:

DAMIEN CHAZELLE – LA LA LAND

TOM FORD – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

MEL GIBSON – HACKSAW RIDGE

BARRY JENKINS – MOONLIGHT

KENNETH LONERGAN – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE:

DAMIEN CHAZELLE – LA LA LAND

TOM FORD – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BARRY JENKINS – MOONLIGHT

KENNETH LONERGAN – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

TAYLOR SHERIDAN – HELL OR HIGH WATER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE:

MOONLIGHT

LA LA LAND

ARRIVAL

LION

HIDDEN FIGURES

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE:

“CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” – TROLLS

“CITY OF STARS” – LA LA LAND

“FAITH” – SING

“GOLD” – GOLD

“HOW FAR I’LL GO” – MOANA

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

MOANA

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

SING

ZOOTOPIA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

DIVINES (FRANCE)

ELLE (FRANCE)

NERUDA (CHILE)

THE SALESMAN (IRAN/FRANCE)

TONI ERDMANN (GERMANY)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

THE CROWN

GAME OF THRONES

STRANGER THINGS

THIS IS US

WESTWORLD

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

ATLANTA

BLACK-ISH

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

TRANSPARENT

VEEP

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

RAMI MALEK – MR. ROBOT

BOB ODENKIRK – BETTER CALL SAUL

MATTHEW RHYS – THE AMERICANS

LIEV SCHREIBER – RAY DONOVAN

BILLY BOB THORNTON – GOLIATH

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

CAITRIONA BELFE – OUTLANDER

CLAIRE FOY – THE CROWN

KERI RUSSELL – THE AMERICANS

WINONA RYDER – STRANGER THINGS

EVAN RACHEL WOOD – WESTWORLD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

ANTHONY ANDERSON – BLACK-ISH

GAEL GARCIA BERNAL – MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

DONALD GLOVER – ATLANTA

NICK NOLTE – GRAVES

JEFFREY TAMBOR – TRANSPARENT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

RACHEL BLOOM – CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – VEEP

SARAH JESSICA PARKER – DIVORCE

ISSA RAE – INSECURE

GINA RODRIGUEZ – JANE THE VIRGIN

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS – BLACK-ISH

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

RIZ AHMED – THE NIGHT OF

BRYAN CRANSTON – ALL THE WAY

TOM HIDDLESTON – THE NIGHT MANAGER

JOHN TURTURRO – THE NIGHT OF

COURTNEY B. VANCE – THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

FELICITY HUFFMAN – AMERICAN CRIME

RILEY KEOUGH – THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

SARAH PAULSON – THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING – LONDON SPY

KERRY WASHINGTON – CONFIRMATION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

STERLING K. BROWN – THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

HUGH LAURIE – THE NIGHT MANAGER

JOHN LITHGOW – THE CROWN

CHRISTIAN SLATER – MR. ROBOT

JOHN TRAVOLTA – THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

OLIVIA COLMAN – THE NIGHT MANAGER

LENA HEADY – GAME OF THRONES

CHRISSY METS – THIS IS US

MANDY MOORE – THIS IS US

THANDIE NEWTON – WESTWORLD

BEST LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

AMERICAN CRIME

THE DRESSER

THE NIGHT MANAGER

THE NIGHT OF

THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY