The 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

This year’s nominations for the Golden Globes in January have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Despite all the slamming the organisation and awards get in the media, they are still the most anticipated awards for film and television outside those two industry’s two major ceremonies (Oscars, Emmys).

Leading the film pack this year is “Carol” with five nominations; followed by “Steve Jobs,” “The Big Short” and “The Revenant” with four nominations each. Some surprises were in store – Mark Ruffalo nominated for his own “Infinitely Polar Bear” rather than his acclaimed turn in “Spotlight,” numerous nods for Starz’s popular “Outlander” and welcome nods for Eva Green and Rachel Bloom.

Notable snubs completely shut out include no acting nods for “Spotlight,” no Johnny Depp for “Black Mass” or Tom Hardy for “The Revenant,” and no recognition for “House of Cards,” “Homeland,” or “The Affair”. Also, and amusingly so, network host NBC didn’t score a single nomination. Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Carol”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Revenant”, “Room”, “Spotlight””

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
“The Big Short”, “Joy”, “The Martian”, “Spy”, “Trainwreck”

Best Animated Feature Film
“”Anomalisa”, “The Good Dinosaur”, “Inside Out”, “The Peanuts Movie”, “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Brand New Testament”, “The Club”, “The Fencer”, “Mustang”, “Son of Saul”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Edide Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), Will Smith (“Concussion”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Brie Larson (“Room”), Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Saiorse Ronin (“Brooklyn”), Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”), Steve Carell (“The Big Short”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”), Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”), Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”), Maggie Smith (“The Lady in the Van”), Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Paul Dano (“Love and Mercy”), Idris Elba (“Beast of No Nation”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”), Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”), Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Jane Fonda (“Youth”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Hateful Eight”), Helen Mirren (“Trumbo”), Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”), Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes (“Carol”), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”), Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Ridley Scott (“The Martian”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue (“Room”), Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer (“Spotlight”), Charles Randolph & Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”), Quentin Tarantino (“The Hateful Eight”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell (“Carol”), Alexander Desplat (“The Danish Girl”), Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”), Daniel Pemberton (“Steve Jobs”), Ryuchi Sakamoto (“The Revanant”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Love Me LIke You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”, “One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy”, “See You Again” from “Furious 7”, “Simple Song #3” from “Youth”, “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Empire,” “Game of Thrones”, “Mr. Robot”, “Narcos”, “Outlander”

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“Casual”, “Mozart in the Jungle”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “Silicon Valley”, “Transparent”, “Veep”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
“American Crime,” “American Horror Story: Hotel”, “Fargo”, “Flesh and Bone”, “Wolf Hall”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Wagner Moura (“Narcos”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television 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 Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”), Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”), Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”), Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Gina Rodrgiuez (“Jane the Virgin”), Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie “)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Idris Elba (“Luther”), Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”), David Oyelowo (“Nightingale”), Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall”), Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-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 Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role On Television
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Damien Lewis (“Wolf Hall”), Ben Mendelson (“Bloodline”), Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”), Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role On Television
Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”), Joanna Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”), Regina King (“American Crime”), Judith Light (“Transparent”), Moira Tierney (“The Affair”)