2016 Golden Globes Nominations: Mad Max, Big Short, Mr. Robot, & More


The Hollywood Foreign Press has announced its list of nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes Awards Ceremony, which is going to take place near the beginning of 2016. Both the best in film and television are recognized at the annual Golden Globes ceremony, and the event is often viewed as a precursor to the Academy Awards too. Case in point: in 2015, Golden Globes winners such as Alejandro González Iñárritu (for directing Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (for his starring role in The Theory of Everything) would go on to win Oscars for the same work shortly thereafter.

Ricky Gervais is returning to host the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, and the nominees for the event have now been unveiled. Several films ended up landing multiple nominations, including titles ranging from critically-acclaimed indie features (Room, Carol) to near universally well-received big-budget films alike (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian). Meanwhile, in the area of television, freshman series like Mr. Robot, Master of None, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend secured nominations, alongside returning heavyweights Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, among others.

There are some noteworthy absences from the roster of Golden Globes contenders in 2016, of course, on both the film and television side. Critical darling Sicario was shut out altogether, while early buzzed-about candidates (such as Johnny Depp for Best Actor in Black Mass) were not recognized by the HFP, either. Similarly, films like Steve Jobs and The Danish Girl, which were regarded as surefire awards-contenders from the beginning, wound up getting less love at the Golden Globes than some might've anticipated.

Meanwhile, in terms of television, Marvel TV went unrecognized for either of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series it debuted in 2015 (Daredevil and Jessica Jones), while certain cult TV shows - including HBO's The Leftovers - failed to land any nominations, too. HBO and Netflix both picked up more than their fair share of nods in total, though, thanks to their own original programming. For more, read the full list of 2016 Golden Globes nominations, below!




Motion Picture, Drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Best Director, Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


Will Smith, Concussion

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donahue, 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

Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul

Best Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur


Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun The Sheep 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey

Music by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh

Lyrics by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh

“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy

Music by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett

Lyrics by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett

“See You Again,” Furious 7

Music by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz

Lyrics by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz

“Simple Song #3,” Youth

Music by: David Lang

Lyrics by: David Lang

“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

Musicby: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

Lyrics by: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

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