Full List of Golden Globes 2016 Nominees and a Few Predictions

Awards season is officially in full swing.  While we were treated to tease last week with the People’s Choice awards that featured some memorable moments, (most notably Vin Diesel’s touching singing tribute to Paul Walker), it’s now time to crank up the heat.  While many consider the Oscars to be the top dog when it comes to awards, I happen to enjoy the Golden Globes more than any other award show.  Why?  It includes television, that’s why.

And last year was nothing short of spectacular when it came to TV.  Is Game of Thrones gonna take it this year?  Is Jon Hamm going to win best actor just because Mad Men is ending?  Personally I say yes but we’ve included every single nominated category and nominee for the 2016 Golden Globes.  Also, where applicable I’ve added a few opinions on who I think is going to win.


Best Motion Picture — Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

*Come on Dicaprio!

Musical or Comedy

The Big Short
The Martian

*If Trainwreck wins I’ll kill myself

Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama — Actor

Bryan Cranston — Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio — The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Michael Fassbender — Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne — The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener
Will Smith — Concussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu

*Everyone on the planet is rooting for Leonardo and I say he takes it.

Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama — Actress

Cate Blanchett — Carol as Carol Aird
Brie Larson — Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
Rooney Mara — Carol as Therese Belivet
Saoirse Ronan — Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey
Alicia Vikander — The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener

*Don’t bet against Blanchett in anything.

Best Performance in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy — Actor

Christian Bale — The Big Short as Michael Burry
Steve Carell — The Big Short as Mark Baum
Matt Damon — The Martian as Mark Watney
Al Pacino — Danny Collins as Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo — Infinitely Polar Bear as Cam Stuart

Best Performance in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy — Actress

Jennifer Lawrence — Joy as Joy Mangano
Melissa McCarthy — Spy as Susan Cooper / Carol Jenkins / Penny Morgan
Amy Schumer — Trainwreck as Amy Townsend
Maggie Smith — The Lady in the Van as Miss Mary Shepherd / Margaret Fairchild
Lily Tomlin — Grandma as Elle Reid

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture — Supporting Actor

Paul Dano — Love & Mercy as young Brian Wilson
Idris Elba — Beasts of No Nation as Commandant
Mark Rylance — Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Michael Shannon — 99 Homes as Rick Carver
Sylvester Stallone — Creed as Rocky Balboa

It’s 100% going to Stallone whether he deserves it or not.  But yes, he deserves it.

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture — Supporting Actress

Jane Fonda — Youth as Brenda Morel
Jennifer Jason Leigh — The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue
Helen Mirren — Trumbo as Hedda Hopper
Alicia Vikander — Ex Machina as Ava
Kate Winslet — Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

Best Director

Todd Haynes — Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu — The Revenant
Tom McCarthy — Spotlight
George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott — The Martian

**Tom McCarthy has a good chance at winning the award as well.

Best Screenplay

Emma Donoghue — Room
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer — Spotlight
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay — The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin — Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino — The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell — Carol
Alexandre Desplat — The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone — The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton — Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto — The Revenant

Best Original Song

“Love Me like You Do” (Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Tove Lo,
Ilya Salmanzadeh) — Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” (Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett) — Love & Mercy
“See You Again” (DJ Frank E, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa) — Furious 7
“Simple Song #3” (David Lang) — Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall” (Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes) — Spectre

Best Animated Feature Film

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)


Best Series — Drama

Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best Series — Musical or Comedy

Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Performance in a Television Series Drama — Actor

Jon Hamm — Mad Men as Don Draper
Rami Malek — Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson
Wagner Moura — Narcos as Pablo Escobar
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul as James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill
Liev Schreiber — Ray Donovan as Ray Donovan

Best Performance in a Television Series Drama — Actress

Caitriona Balfe — Outlander as Claire Fraser
Viola Davis — How to Get Away with Murder as Prof. Annalise Keating, J.D.
Eva Green — Penny Dreadful as Vanessa Ives (Winner)
Taraji P. Henson — Empire as Loretha “Cookie” Lyon
Robin Wright — House of Cards as Claire Underwood

Best Performance in a Television Series Musical or Comedy — Actor

Aziz Ansari — Master of None as Dev Shah
Gael García Bernal — Mozart in the Jungle as Rodrigo de Souza
Rob Lowe — The Grinder as Dean Sanderson, Jr.
Patrick Stewart — Blunt Talk as Walter Blunt
Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent as Maura Pfefferman

Best Performance in a Television Series Musical or Comedy — Actress

Rachel Bloom — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Rebecca Bunch
Jamie Lee Curtis — Scream Queens as Dean Cathy Munsch
Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep as President Selina Meyer
Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin as Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Lily Tomlin — Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film — Actor

Idris Elba — Luther as DCI John Luther
Oscar Isaac — Show Me a Hero as Nick Wasicsko
David Oyelowo — Nightingale as Peter Snowden
Mark Rylance — Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell
Patrick Wilson — Fargo as State Trooper Lou Solverson

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film — Actress

Kirsten Dunst — Fargo as Peggy Blomquist
Lady Gaga — American Horror Story: Hotel as Elizabeth Johnson / The Countess
Sarah Hay — Flesh and Bone as Claire Robbins
Felicity Huffman — American Crime as Barbara “Barb” Hanlon
Queen Latifah — Bessie as Bessie Smith

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film — Supporting Actor

Alan Cumming — The Good Wife as Eli Gold
Damian Lewis — Wolf Hall as King Henry VIII
Ben Mendelsohn — Bloodline as Danny Rayburn
Tobias Menzies — Outlander as Frank Randall / Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall
Christian Slater — Mr. Robot as Mr. Robot

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film — Supporting Actress

Uzo Aduba — Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
Joanne Froggatt — Downton Abbey as Anna Bates
Regina King — American Crime as Aliyah Shadeed
Judith Light — Transparent as Shelly Pfefferman
Maura Tierney — The Affair as Helen Solloway

Best Miniseries or Television Film

American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

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