Golden Globe Nominations!

Oh my God.

I pedicted all of the Best Picture nominees.  The five Drama nominees and the five Musical/Comedy nominees. I got them all. In fact, I did really well  all across the board. But there are still a couple of surprises, so let’s talk about them.

BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)

“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

5/5. How about that. I got them all right. This’ll make up after only predicting one of yesterday’s SAG Ensemble nominees. Notable exclusions include Steve Jobs and The Hateful Eight. But this is a pretty good lineup, if I do say so myself.

BEST MOTION PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

“The Big Short”
“Joy
“The Martian”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

5/5. A lot of people were saying Grandma, but Spy seemed like more of a contender to me. I’d also like to point out that five of the ten Best Picture nominees have a female in the lead role. (six if you count Mad Max.) Nice to know that the Globes are more diverse than SAG.

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

Bryan Cranston – “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender – “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith – “Concussion”

3/5. Oddly enough they pass over Johnny Depp in favor of Cranston, while also nominating Will Smith. Does this mean Cranston is becoming a thing?

BEST ACTOR (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”

2/5. Pretty weak category. Also, is Bale supposed to be lead or supporting in that movie?

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Cate Blanchett – “Carol”
Brie Larson – “Room”
Rooney Mara – “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl”

4/5. Interestingly enough, in both Best Actress categories I got 4/5 right. And in both cases, the one I missed was my alternate. Pretty cool, right?

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy – “Spy”
Amy Schumer – “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith – “The Lady In The Van”
Lily Tomlin – “Grandma”

4/5. I never thought I would see the day when the HFPA would pass over Meryl Streep. Am I the only one who thought she was really good in Ricki & The Flash?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”
Idris Elba – “Beasts Of No Nation”
Mark Rylance – “Bridge Of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone – “Creed”
Michael Shannon – “99 Homes”

3/5. What’s up with the lack of Spotlight? Possible vote split? Also, are Elba and Shannon suddenly sure bets to be nominated? This category is too confusing. Hopefully, the Critics Choice Awards and the BAFTAs should help a little bit.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jane Fonda – “Youth”
Jennifer Jason-Leigh – “The Hateful Eight”
Rachel McAdams – “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”

3/5. While I’m not crazy about awarding Fonda’s performance, which I hear is little more than a cameo, I am amazed that Vikander got in for Ex Machina. And since Joan Allen and Elizabeth Banks received major setbacks here, is it possible that this nomination could repeat at the Oscars?

BEST SCREENPLAY

“The Big Short”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Room”
“Spotlight”
“Steve Jobs”

4/5. Pretty good. Yay for Room getting on!

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Carol”
“The Danish Girl”
“The Hateful Eight”
“The Revenant”
“Steve Jobs”

3/5. No Inside Out. I’m already upset that it apparently wasn’t eligible in Picture, but this is just crazy.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Love Me Like You Do” – 50 Shades Of Grey
“One Kind Of Love” – Love & Mercy
“See You Again” – Furious 7
“Simple Song #3” – Youth
“Writing’s On The Wall” – Spectre

3/5. First time a song from ‘Hunger Games’ didn’t make it.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun The Sheep Movie”

4/5. This could very easily be your Oscar five.

I’m supposed to come out with December Oscar Predictions soon, but SAG and the Globes have really changed the race, so who knows when they’ll be coming. Anyway, now we know some of the films we need to see.

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