Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Golden Globe Nominations Officially Announced!

The Oscars is the most prestigious event in Hollywood, but the Golden Globes is probably the biggest blast of fun. Driven by copious amounts of booze and star power, the Globes are looser and more celebratory- it's a big party and all of the celebrities know it. Because of this, the Globes have a pretty spotty record of being an Oscar prognosticator. Sometimes the nominees match up, but other times, there's a pretty sharp divide between the Globes and Hollywood's biggest prize. That being said, what happens at the Globes can often be pretty interesting and this year looks to be different. The set of nominees is pretty fascinating and could have a marked impact on the Oscar race. Check out the nominations below!

BEST MOTION PICTURE- DRAMA

Mad Max: Fury Road

Room

Spotlight

The Revenant

Carol


BEST MOTION PICTURE- COMEDY/MUSICAL

Joy

Spy

The Big Short

The Martian

Trainwreck


BEST DIRECTOR- Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, CAROL

Alejandro G. Inarritu, THE REVENANT

Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT

George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE- Comedy/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- Drama

Cate Blanchett, CAROL

Brie Larson, ROOM

Rooney Mara, CAROL

Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

Alicia Vikander, THE DANISH GIRL


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE- Comedy/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 & MERCY

Idris Elba, BEASTS 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, THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Helen Mirren, TRUMBO

Alicia Vikander, THE DANISH GIRL

Kate Winslet, STEVE JOBS


BEST SCREENPLAY- Motion Picture

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, THE BIG SHORT

Quentin Tarantino, THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Emma Donoghue, ROOM

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, SPOTLIGHT

Aaron Sorkin, STEVE JOBS


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 ORIGINAL SCORE- Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, CAROL

Alexandre Desplat, THE DANISH GIRL

Ennio Morricone, THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, THE REVENANT

Daniel Pemberton, STEVE JOBS


BEST ORIGINAL SONG- Motion Picture

"Love Me Like You Do" from FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

"See You Again" from FURIOUS 7

"One Kind of Love" from LOVE & MERCY

"Writing's On the Wall" from SPECTRE

"Simple Song #3" from YOUTH

Okay, so as I said, the Golden Globes have a really spotty record in terms of affecting future Oscar races. And that's more clear than ever this year. Movies like Spy and Trainwreck will not be in the Oscar conversation at all, and it's likely that we won't hear about Danny Collins or Infinitely Polar Bear at any other awards shows. That said, there are quite a few interesting picks here, so I'll give you a list of the things that I noted.

-Mad Max: Fury Road is a legit contender. This seemed like a strong possibility with the array of critics' awards that it won earlier, but with the Best Picture nomination and the Director nod for George Miller, Fury Road is looking more and more like a surefire Best Picture nominee.

-Joy isn't out of the race just yet. When it premiered, Joy didn't receive the best reaction. It's currently sitting at 62% on Rotten Tomatoes and has slipped down to 10th in the Gold Derby polls. But it did snag a Best Picture nod at the Globes and Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for Best Actress once again, leaving the film still in the thick of the race.

-The Hateful Eight won't be competing for the big prize. Missing the Best Picture category at the Critics Choice today certainly hurt, but not as badly as missing at the Golden Globes. Tarantino's Django Unchained snagged both Best Picture and Director nods in 2012, both of which The Hateful Eight missed out on. And it's not like the HFPA missed the film- they nominated the screenplay and Jennifer Jason Leigh for Supporting Actress. It's looking like Tarantino's latest epic is going to be stuck competing in the smaller categories during this terrific year for film.

-My Spotlight theory is correct. The problem with having such a strong ensemble is that no single actor outshines the other. With Spotlight, I would argue that Mark Ruffalo gives the best performance, but Keaton shines as well. Both actors missed the cut at the Globes, with nominations going to Paul Dano and Michael Shannon for their under-seen indies. This could be the same situation at the Oscars, although there's a chance that one of the actors gets the bigger push as we near the Oscars.

-The Big Short is a big contender. I wouldn't have seen this one coming, but it's looking like Adam McKay's financial comedy will be getting a Best Picture nomination. With 4 nominations, including Best Picture, The Big Short emerged as a huge force to be reckoned and after a strong showing in limited release, the sky is the limit for this film.

These were the things that I noticed the most out of the Globe nominations. Critics Choice noms were announced earlier today, so hopefully I'll get something written up on those soon. But for now, enjoy Star Wars week!

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