The 2016 Golden Globe nominees were publicized Thursday via live-stream this morning by Chloe Grace Moretz, Dennis Quaid, America Ferrara and Angela Bassett, and included some surprises, as well as some stars getting passed over that had been expected to get a nomination. This is the 73rd year for the Golden Globes awards.
Leading Golden Globe nominees
Leading the Golden Globe nominees this year with five, including one for best dramatic picture, was Todd Haynes’ 1950s style romance “Carol.” Other best picture nominees include “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as “Room,” “The Revenant,” and “Spotlight.”
Next in line for the most nominations was Adam Kay’s “The Big Short,” a financial comedy. It got nominations for best comedy picture. “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s “Boston Globe” drama, got three nominations, including best director and best screenplay.
Several films got four nominations for Golden Globes
Tied with “The Big Short,” with four nominations was the follow up to “Birdman,” “The Revenant,” by Alejandro Inarritu. It was nominated for best picture, as well as best drama, best original score and Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in it, is one of the Golden Globe nominees for best actor.
Yet another film that was nominated for four Golden Globe awards was “Steve Jobs,” by Aaron Sorkin.
Six streaming series tied for TV awards
Six streaming series from online venues Netflix, Amazon and Hulu were the heavy nominees for TV awards. Six shows that got the most nominations included “Fargo,” as well as ‘’Mr. Robot,” Starz time travel romance “Outlander,” along with ‘Transparent,” and “American Crime,” as well as “Wolf Hall.”
Some expected to get nominated were passed over, others predicted to were chosen
Actors Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo are evidently having a bad year, as they were passed over for not just the Golden Globe nominations, but also for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Still, Ruffalo did get the nod for a nomination for his role in “Infinitely Polar Bear” as a bipolar father.
In the area of those expected to get nominated, the space movie “The Martian,” got chosen, along with its star performer Matt Damon and its director Ridley Scot, as well as the movie, “Joy” by David O. Russell getting a nomination for best picture, as well as best comedy and for Jennifer Lawrence as best actress.
George Miller got nominated for best director for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Room,” an adaptation of the novel by Emma Donoghue, helped star Brie Larson get a nomination for best actress in a drama.