From Carol to Empire, Here Are the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees


Nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning and, yes, every one of the movies and TV shows you wanted to be nominated were in fact nominated and you’re going to get exactly what you want this year.

Of the movies I’ve seen with my eyes, Carol was visually breathtaking and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara deserve that best actress nomination. Steve Jobs rightfully earned Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet their respective noms for best actor and actress in a motion picture drama, and it’s not surprising to see Trainwreck recognized for best comedy given Amy Schumer’s banner year.

Did you know Joy is a comedy, too? The trailer looks like it’s a movie about nothing that wants us to know it’s good only because Jennifer Lawrence is in it, but congrats. Also, Fifty Shades of Grey is up for best motion picture.

Not! It’s nominated for best original song for Ellie Goulding’s ubiquitous “Love Me Like You Do” from the soundtrack. Heart attack averted.

As for TV shows, like last year, Orange Is The New Black is battling Silicon Valley, Transparent, plus Veep (which will probably win, but I know nothing) in the best TV comedy category. Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez and Aziz Ansari (Master of None is definitely worth watching) got proper dues for best actress and actor in a TV comedy, respectively. And I need either Viola Davis or Taraji P. Henson to win for best actress in a drama.

Bobby Finger’s reax:

“I’m glad Rooney and Cate are competing head to head, and hope The Big Short wins everything it’s nominated for just to fuck with people.”

The Golden Globes will air on January 10, 2016, with its crass and loathsome host Ricky Gervais, who’s back for the fourth time.

Here’s the full list of nominees.

Motion picture, drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Motion picture, comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Actress in a motion picture, drama

Cate Blanchett

Brie Larson

Rooney Mara

Saoirse Ronan

Alicia Vikander

Actress in a motion picture, comedy

Jennifer Lawrence

Melissa McCarthy

Amy Schumer

Maggie Smith

Lily Tomlin

Actor in a motion picture, drama

Bryan Cranston

Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael Fassbender

Eddie Redmayne

Will Smith

Actor in a motion picture, comedy

Christian Bale

Steve Carell

Matt Damon

Al Pacino

Mark Ruffalo

TV series, drama


Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot



TV series, comedy


Mozart in the Jungle

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley



Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Jane Fonda

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Helen Mirren

Alicia Vikander

Kate Winslet

Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Paul Dano

Idris Elba

Mark Rylance

Michael Shannon

Sylvester Stallone

TV movie or miniseries

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel


Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

Actress in a TV series, comedy

Rachel Bloom

Jamie Lee Curtis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Gina Rodriguez

Lily Tomlin

Actress in a TV series, 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

Actor in a TV series, drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Wagner Moura, Narcos

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Actor in a TV series, comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None

Gael García Bernal, Mozart In The Jungle

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Animated feature film


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun The Sheep

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

Alan Cumming

Damian Lewis

Ben Mendelsohn

Tobias Menzies

Christian Slater

Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Actor in a TV movie or limited series

Oscar Isaac

Patrick Wilson

Idris Elba

David Oyelowo

Mark Rylance


Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom Mccarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian


Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Emma Donoghue, Room

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

Actress in a TV movie or limited series

Kirsten Dunst

Queen Latifah

Felicity Huffman

Sarah Hay

Lady Gaga

Original song

“Love Me Like You Do” (50 Shades of Grey)

“One Kind of Love” (Love and Mercy)

“See You Again” (Furious 7)

“Simple Song #3” (Youth)

“Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre)

Foreign language film

The Brand New Testament (Belgium / France / Luxembourg)

The Club (Chile)

The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)

Mustang (France)

Son Of Saul (Hungary)


Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant

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