My Thoughts on the Golden Globe Nominations




*The complete list of nominees is down at the bottom of this article.

The Golden Globes nominations were announced today and here are some of my thoughts:

-It is great to see that Hacksaw Ridge got a best picture nod. I haven't seen the film yet, but I have nothing but great things about it. I thought that the film would have been forgotten about.

-I am VERY surprised that Deadpool was nominated for Best Film in the Comedy Category. I found the film to be very funny, but I never in a million years would have thought that it would get a Best Picture nomination. Goes to show that there are still surprises in Hollywood.

-Glad that both Joel Eggerton and Ruth Negga received nominations for their work in Loving. It seems that there is no love for the film, the actors are rightly nominated.

-Jonah Hill for War Dogs? Really? Why does the foreign press and Hollywood have a hard on for Hill. He isn't that great of an actor and yet he get a nomination for a film that was crap, and he was crap in it. He must have some real nice dirt on powerful people.

-Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool. Nice.

-Great to see Colin Ferrell nominated for The Lobster. The film was ok, but he was great in it.

- Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen. Didn't see that one coming.

-Hell or High Water, which I thought was a really good film, gets nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges and Screenplay. I thought that this film contained Chris Pine's best work, but I guess it wasn't good enough for the foreign press.

-Nice to see that Hollywood has started to accept Mel Gibson again. He gets a nomination for Best Director.

-Kubo and the Two Strings, which I think is the best animated film this year, should win the category, but Zootopia and the Disney dollars behind it will win. A shame.

-Nice to see Stranger Things gets a nod for Best TV Series. This will make the fanboys happy and will also prolong their coverage about the show.

-Winona Ryder as the lead in Stranger Things? Nice to see the nod, but the kids are the real leads of the show.

-Nothing for the kids from Stranger Things? Shame.

-Donald Glover for the win.

-I found John Travolta to be the worst thing about American Crime Story and yet he is nominated for Supporting Actor. I am sure that there are plenty of other performances that were better than his.

-Finally, it is really nice to see people of color getting the nods that they deserve. Hopefully, Hollywood will see this and give out some rightly deserved nominations when the Oscars noms are announced next month.

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 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

-Amy Adams, Arrival
-Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
-Isabelle Huppert, Elle
-Ruth Negga, Loving
-Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

-Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
-Joel Edgerton, Loving
-Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
-Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
-Denzel Washington, Fences

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

-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 — Comedy or Musical

-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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

-Viola Davis, Fences
-Naomie Harris, Moonlight
-Nicole Kidman, Lion
-Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
-Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Animated
-Kubo and the Two Strings
-Moana
-My Life as a Zucchini
-Sing
-Zootopia

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

-Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
-Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
-Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
-Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
-Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer, 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 Motion Picture — Foreign Language

-Divines, France
-Elle, France
-Neruda, Chile
-The Salesman, Iran/France
-Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Television Series — Drama

-The Crown, Netflix
-Game of Thrones, HBO
-Stranger Things, Netflix
-This Is Us, NBC
-Westworld, HBO

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

-Atlanta, FX
-Black-ish, ABC
-Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon
-Transparent, Amazon
-Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

-American Crime, ABC
-The Dresser, Starz
-The Night Manager, AMC
-The Night Of, HBO
-The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

-Caitriona Balfe, 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 — 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 Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

-Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
-Gael García 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 a 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

-Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
-Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
-Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
-Mandy Moore, This Is Us
-Thandie Newton, Westworld

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