Oscars 2016: Golden Globe Nominations
Let’s see what we got this year.
We have a nice one-two punch with the BFCAs being given out last year and the Globes coming today. This will definitely start to put the major contenders in focus.
Though I do always caution — this is the Hollywood Foreign Press. Starfuckers galore. They nominate people just so they show up. Expect a requisite Meryl nomination. Think of the people they want to hang out with — they’ll get nominated.
Here’s what they nominated this year:
Best Picture – Drama
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
They’re gonna make this all about Moonlight vs. La La Land.
There are movies I’m surprised didn’t make it, but this is a pretty open year, so this more or less feels like how they’d vote. None of this is particularly surprising. This cements Hell or High Water as a likely Best Picture nominee. Which I just never saw coming at all. And I’m kinda delighted by it.
Moonlight will win this. I think they know how to play the game. They get to be the ones that set up the storylines, and that’s how they’ll use it to their advantage.
Best Picture – Musical/Comedy
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
LOVE the Sing Street nomination. Deadpool — sure. Whatever. That gets viewers under 18. Florence Foster Jenkins makes sense. La La Land is gonna win, and 20th Century Women makes sense.
Nice category. La La Land wins in a walk.
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Tom Ford. Okay then. Gotta make sure he shows up. Though it was a good job out of him.
Surprised no Marty. They’re usually the first ones to jump all over Marty.
Love the Mel love. I wonder if that means he’s a legitimate player in the end. That’ll be interesting.
At this point you can be pretty assured that Lonergan, Jenkins and Chazelle will be nominated, with the other two open for whatever the Oscars go for. (Scorsese, Eastwood… there are big names floating around.)
Right now you figure Chazelle wins this, unless they put all their chips in on Moonlight.
Best Actor – Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Egerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
The Mortensen nomination is interesting. I doubt he gets anywhere in the end, but this sure will keep people talking about his chances for the next month. He is very good in that movie. And I’m only seeing the usual four play out everywhere, so that does leave an open spot for someone, since I don’t think Ryan Gosling is automatic.
Right now you gotta figure this is Casey Affleck all the way.
Best Actor – Musical/Comedy
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Of course they nominated Reynolds. Gotta have him show up.
Hugh Grant deserved this.
Gosling was always a lock and a reason for them to invite him. If not for La La Land, they’d have nominated him for The Nice Guys.
They love Colin Farrell, so that doesn’t surprise me, and it’s a good movie, so I’m happy about that.
Jonah Hill — I thought he was really good in War Dogs, even though this seems more like an opportunity for them to bring him to the party.
I assume they’ll give this to Gosling or Reynolds.
Best Actress – Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
This is at least 3/5 of your eventual category. Portman is locked, Negga seems pretty locked. Huppert and Adams are strong contenders, and then you have Bening and Stone coming up next. Those six are looking like the major players, with Jessica Chastain the one who gets a couple of precursors but isn’t taken seriously at all and doesn’t get anywhere in the end.
Gonna be hard to beat Natalie this year, guys.
Best Actress – Musical/Comedy
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
Bening and Stone are likely nominees. Meryl was always gonna be here. Steinfeld is a great nomination. And after Warren Beatty made so many rounds, his film had to get something. So I can see them sneaking Collins in here. She was trying.
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
Ali is locked. Bridges holds serve. Patel is coming on strongly, even though he’s kinda the lead of the movie. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was awesome in Nocturnal Animals. So that makes me happy. And what the fuck is with all the Florence Foster Jenkins love? There’s always one batshit crazy nomination, and this is 2016’s.
I mean, seriously?
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Davis, Harris and Williams seem like strong contenders. They like Kidman a lot, so I’m not surprised. Curious to see them selling out on Lion though. Is it Harvey or is it the international flavor? I guess we’ll know when the other places announce.
They also like Octavia Spencer, so that’s not surprising. At the moment she doesn’t seem like a serious contender.
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Yeah, that sounds about what they’d do. Figuring Lonergan wins this. Maybe they give it to Jenkins, though.
La La Land
Haven’t really gotten into Score yet, but two of these sound about right.
“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
These are the last motherfuckers to look at as a forebearer for what’s gonna happen in Best Original Song. The first one is just so they could get Timberlake to show up. The last one is Lin-Manuel Miranda.
From what I can see, Iggy Pop co-wrote the Gold song. And the Sing one is Ariana Grande.
The ultimate starfucker category.
Best Foreign Film
The same four I’m seeing everywhere else. Without a shortlist from the Oscars, this means nothing to me.
Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
They didn’t nominate Finding Dory. That’s funny.
Pixar sequels are pretty hit and miss at the Oscars. This could be a trend starter. Or, more likely, this could be meaningless.
Some movies the Globes nominated: The Peanuts Movie, The Book of Life (international), Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians, Arthur Christmas.
So let’s not put too much stock into what they do at all, okay?
Rooting for Kubo or Moana, Zootopia will likely win.
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And now the TV nominations, which I humor.
Best TV Series – Drama
Game Of Thrones
This Is Us
Everyone’s freaking out about The Crown, so let’s assume that wins. Stranger Things fever feels past, unless the Globes are way behind. Westworld seems unlikely, but who knows. I also have no idea what This Is Us is, but I’m sure that can win too.
Point being, all I’ve seen on this list is Westworld, and I don’t really care what wins.
Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
These seem like the usual set of nominees.
Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Always the token black show nominees. Always.
Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracy Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Best Miniseries or TV Movie
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
The Night Manager was good.
Best Actor in a Miniseries or 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
All I know about The Night Of is ezcema.
Best Actress in a Miniseries or 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
Always the one respected actress in the BBC program.
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
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
Lotta OJ on here.
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Thandie Newton was really good.
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