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2016 Golden Globes nominations are in — and there are a few surprises

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Golden Globes nominations pin BFFs against each other for big awards

The awards season is upon us, and we have all been eagerly awaiting the announcement for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations. We're pleased to discover that there's strong female representation this year.

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The Golden Globes nominations are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who, according to The Telegraph, are a group of entertainment editors and writers from 55 countries. Without further ado, below are the list of nominees.

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul

Best Supporting Actress in a 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

Best TV Series, Comedy/ Musical


Mozart in the Jungle

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley



Best Animated Feature Film


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

"Love Me Like You Do," Fifty Shades of Grey

"One Kind of Love," Love & Mercy

"See You Again," Furious 7

"Simple Song #3," Youth

"Writing's on the Wall," Spectre

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel


Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

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Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best 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

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Best TV Series, Drama


Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot



Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Director — Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best 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

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Motion Picture, Drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room Spotlight

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Will Leonardo DiCaprio take home a win for his new film The Revenant. Or is Matt Damon in for a chance thanks to his role in The Martian? We're definitely looking forward to finding out!

Are you happy with the nominees? Is your favorite among them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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