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2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.

The categories and nominees are...

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY

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 ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Can't Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls
  • “City of Stars” from La La Land
  • “Faith” from Sing
  • “Gold” from Gold
  • “How Far I'll Go” from Moana
Notes and Reactions...

  • While La La Land earned the most nominations, I think you could argue that Moonlight was the biggest winner of the night, as its six nominations came from more prestigious categories.
  • Deadpool earned two nominations, including one for Ryan Reynolds. I saw someone online saying this was proof that the Golden Globes are worthless. I think it is just the opposite. It’s proof that the Golden Globes got it right. You don’t ignore one of the funniest movies of the year, just because it is a comic book movie.
  • On the other hand, The Nice Guys should have gotten a nod as well.
  • Some people thought I was crazy when I said The Edge of Seventeen was earning some Awards Season buzz, but Hailee Steinfeld picked up a Golden Globe nomination, so who’s crazy now?
  • Some are arguing that Sully was snubbed, but I’m not convinced that’s the case. It did earn great reviews, but there are quite a few other dramas that topped it. Likewise, Silence was another film that people are saying was snubbed, but I hadn’t heard any serious Awards Season buzz from the movie.
  • I would argue that Hidden Figures was a bigger snub, as it only got two nods, when it should have gotten much more.
  • Sally Field was snubbed for Hello, My Name Is Doris, which I think confirms she’s this year’s Lily Tomlin. I think I will give up now, so I can avoid further disappointment.

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