2017 Golden Globe Nominations

This morning the 2017 Golden Globe Nominations were announced and if we found anything about the race, which is inching closer to those Oscar nominations, is that the three main films — La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea — solidified there place. These three films have been the critical darlings of the year and should easily be leading the field for the Oscars. All three received Picture, Acting, Directing and Screenplay nominations. If any of these three were not to receive multiple Academy Awards nominations, especially in the main categories, it would be a shock.

Hell or High Water, Nocturnal Animals, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge showed up big as well. This does not necessarily mean they are locks for Academy Award nominations, but this definitely helps. Mel Gibson received a Best Director nomination for Hacksaw Ridge and it seems, at least for now, this is a bit of “welcome back to the club” nod for Gibson. The film is good, not great, and he is one hell of a director, but the DGA will really determine if has the goods come Oscar time.

Now, the misses. Not one single nomination for Martin Scorsese’s Silence. I, of course, have not seen the film yet, but I am sure it will be one of the year’s best. Did they see it time or did they really not enjoy it… Denzel Washington’s Fences received acting nominations for Washington and Viola Davis, but that was it. Not Best Picture, Director or Screenplay. And, I was a little surprised that Michael Shannon did not receive a Supporting Actor nod for Nocturnal Animals, but his co-star, Aaron Taylor Johnson, did. The HFPA evidently really liked Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool, as well.

Full list of film and television nominations below. The SAG, PGA, and DGA will really put things in to focus come Oscar time. The only thing for sure, La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea, are locks.

Best Motion Picture Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

Best Actor Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Egerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actor Comedy/Musical
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress Comedy/Musical
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Haley Steinfeld, Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actress 
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Hidden Figures
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Screenplay
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan

Best Foreign Film
Divines (France)
Elle (France)
Neruda (Chile)
The Salesman (Iran/France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Animated Feature
My Life as a Zucchini

Best Score 
Moonlight, Nicholas Britell
La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
Arrival, Johann Johannsson
Lion, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka
Hidden Figures, Hans Zimmer, Pharrel Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch

Best Song
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La Land
Faith, Sing
Gold, Gold
How Far I’ll Go, Moana


Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game Of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Limited Series or TV Movie
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best TV Series – Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, The Fifth Wave
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor in a TV Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Comedy:
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis-Ross, Black-ish

Best Actor in a Limited-Series/TV Movie:
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B Vance, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie:
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Supporting Actress, TV:
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Supporting Actor, TV:
Sterling K Brown, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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