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2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four.

The categories and nominees are...

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Notes and Reactions...

  • Overall, there are not a lot of surprises. The majority of films on this list have picked up at least one other major Awards Season nomination.
  • In the Best Picture - Drama category, Mad Max: Fury Road was the only surprise. That's not to say the film doesn't deserve it. Likewise, George Miller deserved his Best Director nomination. However, this film isn't your typical Awards Season film.
  • The Comedy / Musical category had more surprises, but in the "That's a comedy?" way. The Martian's a Comedy? Really?
  • Alicia Vikander Picked up two nominations, one for The Danish Girl and the other for Ex Machina, and I'm very happy for that.
  • Lily Tomlin finally got a major nomination for Grandma, but it is probably too little, too late for her to get an Oscar nod.
  • The Hateful Eight earned three nominations, including one for Jennifer Jason Leigh for Best Supporting Actress. This should help its box office run in January.
  • I just realized Kristen Stewart was snubbed, again. She won a César Award for Best Support Actress for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria, yet so far, she hasn't picked up a major Awards Season nomination here.
  • Sylvester Stallone earned his third Golden Globe nominations, this time for Best Supporting Actor for Creed. This is his first Golden Globe nomination in nearly 40 years.
  • There's not a single surprise in the Best Animated Film category, while Inside Out is the runaway favorite.

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