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Dec102015

Golden Globe Nominations

"Previously on The Precursors..."  Gotham, Spirit, OFCS, NBR, NYFCC, LAFCA, BSFC, SAG

The shiny round fun began at 8:00 AM for the Globes annual film and television party with the nominees split, sometimes ungracefully, into Comedy/Musical and Drama categories. Except those pesky supporting actors! They have to share everything because who needs character actors (see also rampant category fraud every year plus SAG's unfortunate Ensemble rules) . America Ferrerra, Angela Bassett, Chloe Moretz and Dennis Quaid were on hand to read the nominations aloud.

Ready? Clicking on any of the names or titles will take you to previous articles about them. We are happy to report that director Todd Haynes' latest masterpiece (dude is a genius if you haven't heard) Carol led the nominations with 5 in total.

Full nomination list with commentary after the jump...

COMEDY/MUSICAL FILMS

SPY won two well earned comedy nominations

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Though armchair pundits tend to decry the labelling of anything not strictly going for laughs as "comedy" we don't mind so much. Consider it the classic definition which is something closer to "of light and humorous character" so The Martian is just fine here though it's probably a poor strategy since nominations for Drama would have helped the Oscar quest more.

What's Missing? The year's absolute best comedy (we'll-accept-no-argument-otherwise) Sean Baker's Tangerine.

You know I'm not flying to LA for the ceremony, right?

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

This category could have gone a great many ways but this is a strong lineup. Especially happy to see Lily Tomlin here as huge fans of Grandma and hope against hope that she sneaks a win though Schumer is probably the juggernaut given her year.

Who's missing? For the first time in Earth's 4.5 billion year history, the Globes have snubbed Meryl Streep. But Ricki & The Flash didn't make much of an impact and they also steered clear of Sandra Bullock's flop Our Brand is Crisis.

Mark Ruffalo was a surprise nominee. But weirdly no actors from Spotlight were nominated FOR Spotlight.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carrell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Having seen The Big Short at AFI we're rather stunned by how well it's going over between the Globes and SAG. It's an awfully scattered movie but I guess the anger over the subject, along with the megawatt cast and the comic distance (Margot Robbie in a bathtub), really helps it connect with people. Still this feels like a strange quintet does it not? Or is that just because we weren't too fond of Infinitely Polar Bear which got the "lowest profile / surprise" slot.

Who's missing? Joaquin Phoenix (Irrational Man) Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Robert De Niro (The Intern) all seemed feasible in what has been a strangely weak year for male leads

Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

The only category in which my predictions went 100% but that's easy because only Oscar goes for the foreign films in the animated category and there are so few films in the running this year that we might not even get a full five as nominees over there.

DRAMA FILMS


Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

With the drama category always being so competitive it was really difficult to detect what they might or might not love. I whiffed on my predictions expecting love for Brooklyn & Bridge of Spies but am thrilled to see Mad Max Fury Road continue on its berzerker spree toward the awards finish line. I'm still so nervous about its Oscar chances because what precedent is there for it? Maybe only The Dark Knight and Skyfall (as umpteenth film in a genre series that is suddenly taken seriously)

What's missing: Brooklyn is the most glaring one, especially since it's about building your life in a new country with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association knows more than a little something about.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Todd McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Last year the Globe lineup for this category was much stronger than what Oscar came up with. Given the wealth of talent they chose this year they might beat Oscar for taste again this year. At least in this category.

Who's missing: Lenny Abrahamson is the only director of a Drama nominated picture that wasn't included but he still has a good shot at an Oscar nom.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Three cheers again for the Globes for denying Category Fraud this year and forcing Mara & Vikander to compete here. And they made it. We always thought they would with Oscar if campaigned that way too. At least previously. Now the confusion stirred up with showing up in different places at different precursors could spell trouble.

Who's missing: Charlotte Rampling and Carey Mulligan both could have used the boost here.

Will LEO win gold for suffering?

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redymane, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

The only mild surprise here was Will Smith though that shouldn't have been surprising at all given the HFPA's love of mega stars. Also he's good in the movie. Also what the hell is going on with Trumbo. No one seemed enthused about it even 48 hours ago (and it's been screening for a long time) and now it's swimming in nominations here and at SAG.

Who's missing: Though the Globes are very very fond of fresh meat in TV they can sometimes be resistant to new stars in movies. Notice the absence of Michael B Jordan for Creed.

JANE FONDA eyeing Oscar Nomination #8

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Jennifer Jason Leigh's horrifically ugly murderess started with a bang at the NBR and now the Globes throw another spotlight on her. Will Oscar bite? They never have with JJL and this is a really in your face star turn. Usually they need women to be a touch more likeable, even if they're "bad". We'll see. We'll also see on Jane Fonda. The Globes love mega-celebrities and she qualifies and she's been campaigning. But given all the attention paid to leading roles in the supporting categories these days it's tougher and tougher to get in for something small.

Who's missing: Who isn't? There are always a wealth of candidates for supporting categories without having to pull in from lead.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Elba, Rylance, and Shannon transfer over from SAG. Dano and Stallone seem like good bets for Oscar. This might actually match 5/5 with Oscar unless fans of Room's Jacob Tremblay or The Revenant's Tom Hardy rally.

Who's missing? What keeps happening to the Spotlight guys??? First a SAG shut out (except for ensemble) and now this? Are there just too many of them with no consensus around who is the MVP? I'll help: it's Michael Keaton.

A Hateful rehearsal... somehow they didn't cut the fat from its 3 hour running time.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

The absence of Phyllis Nagy's treatment of Carol will make us crazy so we have to zoom past this category as if we never saw it.

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, Bryce Dessner, The Revenant

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Love Me Like You Do," Fifty Shades of Grey
"One Kind of Love," Love and Mercy
"See You Again," Furious 7
"Simple Song #3," Youth
"Writings on the Wall," Spectre

"One Kind of Love" and "Simple Song #3" seem like extraordinarily good bets for Oscar play. The rest. Hmmmm...

The Fencer is Estonia according to the Globes but it's repping Finland for the Oscars

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament, Belgium, France and Luxembourg
The Club, Chile
The Fencer, Estonia
Mustang, Colombia
Son of Saul, Hungary

All of these films are eligible for Oscar consideration in the same category which isn't always true of Globe foreign nominees. But I'd be surprised if the emotionally ugly & brutal The Club finds its way to Oscar.

TV COMEDY/MUSICAL

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Casual, Hulu
Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon Video
Veep, HBO

One thing that is very very true of the Globes is that when it comes to TV they are way more interested in freshman work than the Emmys are.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Fun fun fun category, don't you think?

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

It's Tambor's to lose.

TV DRAMA

The Globes took a long lascivious look at OUTLANDER. They liked what they saw

Best TV Series, Drama
Empire, Fox
Game of Thrones, HBO
Mr. Robot, USA Network
Narcos, Netflix
Outlander, Starz

They've strayed far from Emmy territory so good on them. There is so very much television on so very many different channels that it doesn't make sense for every group to honor the same shows.


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Caul Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Just thrilled to see Rami Malek make a showing for Mr Robot which also landed in best series. He somehow makes that impenetrable character endearing despite his dislike of everyone and his social awkwardness

Eva Green does bravura stylized work in "Penny Dreadful" - an absolutely worthy nominee
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Now we're talking. What an amazing set of actresses. Balfe and Green are both brilliant on their shows and have not been given the industry credit for it yet. This is so infinitely superior to the SAG lineup it's ridiculous.

 

TV MINISERIES & SUPPORTING CATEGORIES (COVERING EVERYTHING)

 Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
American Crime, ABC
American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
Fargo, FX
Flesh and Bone, Starz
Wolf Hall, PBS

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie


We knew Lady Gaga would happen and the Globes do love Ryan Murphy shows. But it still feels weird to see it in print.

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggat, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITE NOMINATIONS? Who are you most sad missed out today?

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Reader Comments (112)

Tilda Swinton plays twin sistes on "Hail Caesar"

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarcello

I went to the Golden Globes Twitter feed to catch the names of the nominees I missed (since my connection froze quite a few times). I saw 3 tweets where they referred to America Ferrera as Gina Rodriguez!!!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterV.I.CI.

V.I.CI. - mine froze too, much have been a server problem. That'd really bad about Ferrara! lol

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Screenplay
Room
Spotlight
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Animated
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep

Best Song
Spectre
Youth
Love and Mercy
50 Shades of Grey

Actress TV: Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom
Jamie Lee Curtis
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Gina Rodriguez
Lily Tomlin

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

you missed Furious 7 for best song, Manuel :)

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Mauraaa!!!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

why use category fraud to get a supporting nomination for a lead rolw when you can get both for different movies? you go get them, Vikander!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Ugh, the lack of love for Brooklyn is exasperating. No nominations for picture or its screenplay. Boo!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

I feel you, Raul. Brooklyn is just glorious and I don't understand either.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTom M

LOL, Jamie Lee Curtis SCREAM QUEENS!!!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Not even a Golden Globe nomination for Streep's Ricki.......:(

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjamie

Well, it was certainly a better list than SAG, although Helen Mirren haunts this ceremony too. Never fear, the Academy left her off for HITCHCOCK when she had these two precursors, too, so...

LOVE the nominations for Mad Max, Carol, and Spy most of all. Still some crazy ones, but hey... you expect that.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Christian Slater, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Lady Gsga !?! LOL This is going to be an insane guest list!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Kudos for the unlikely disciplinarians at HFPA for making Mara and Vikander go lead, and actually giving it to them. Let's hope it convinces them to both campaign lead for the Oscars, since this proves it can be done.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

No Rampling. Did 45 Years not screen for the HFPA?

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharlieG

I forgive the noms for Trumbo and The Big Short because of how good the director, drama picture, and drama actress categories are.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

V happy and relieved for Tomlin, Tierney, Fonda, JJL and Todd Haynes. Sad for Rampling, Mulligan...

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlueMoon02

Interesting no film registered in writing, acting and directing -- so it's hard to say there's a frontrunner for picture.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

What didn't screen for HFPA? Just Star Wars?

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I love that Vikander and Mara get to be in the lead categories. As a result, Vikander also gets recognized for her great work in 'Ex Machina.'

I do think Paul Dano can go either way, considering he shares half the movie with Cusack. I'm not opposed to him being in supporting, the same way I wouldn't be opposed to having Keaton in supporting.

Still not excited about 'Joy' and I haven't even seen it yet. Is it even a comedy?

And I enjoyed 'The Martian,' but is that a comedy?

Is 'Infinitely Polar Bear' a comedy? .

Same applies to 'Orange is the New Black' and "Transparent.'

Sad no love for 'Tangerine' and little love for 'Brooklyn.' Surprised by all the 'Trumbo' support, as well as the Will Smith nod. Can't win 'em all.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Could we stop with the Trumbo already

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

SPOTLIGHT got all three Marsha.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Amazing nomination list. Once again HFPA have the best nominations year in and year out. Also it's kind of amazing that all of the comedy series nominations are from streaming series.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRahul

I don't know why I read HBO as a streaming series smh

BUT MAD MAX. WITNESS ME!!!!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRahul

The acting races are still all over the place. I think the only sure bets right now to get Oscar noms are Ronan, Larson, Dicaprio, Rylance, and Winslet. All of them are still wide open as for who will actually win (though I sense the inevitable Dicaprio Oscar might be coming...)

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Okay, put Charlotte Rampling in your fucking heads, award-voters!
lol again though at this nomination list. What a year, bitches.
What the hell is the deal with Trumbo?
Tom Hanks can't catch a break (which is ironic).
And you know who is riding the coattail this year? Idris Elba. I mean, is he that great in that movie?
Mark Ruffalo is today's Sarah Silverman.
No supporting actors from Spotlight is simply insane.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lady Gaga are the best picks.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

MUCH better than SAG. Am I right that Carol leads the nomination count? Such sweet redemption after Far From Heaven was short changed 13 years ago. Nat, did you ever think you'd see the day when a Todd Haynes film about lesbians was leading the nominations at the Golden f**king Globes? Could it win?? Spotlight got all three key noms but nothing else... I dare say Carol could be the front runner for this particular prize (they did give it to The Hours).

And good for them for not buying into the fraud. I'm even kind of happy to see Tremblay shut out of supporting, since that really was fraud, too.

The picture and director lists are grand. The globes really do have pretty good/interesting taste a lot of the time and pay more attention to critics than do most organizations.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAdam K

Aarkan-Spotlight didn't make acting.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

So Alicia Vikander is gonna get Oscar votes for Best lead actress and votes for supporting actress for two separate movies. I recommend that the Price Waterhouse vote tabulators start brushing up on the rulebook ASAP.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I'm ok with the TV noms, with the big exceptions of ZILCH for The Knick and The Americans, two amazing dramas. Really thrilled for Lily Tomlin, Alan Cumming, and Ben Mendohlson, who are by far, best in their respective shows.

Re movies, yay for Melissa McCarthy. I loved Spy. And yay for Emma Donoghue. It's so rare that an author gets to adapt his or her own work, and then have it come out as wel as Rooml.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

What in the world is happening to Spotlight and its supporting men? Both missed here and at SAG. I thought they were the front runners?

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Let's call it the Oscars and close the year, please.

It wont get better than this

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPett

Thrilled that my favorite film of the year- "The Brand New Testament" beat out some very high-profile films (Dheepan, El clan, The Second Mother and overrated Goodnight Mommy) to get a Foreign Film nod!

Happy for Lily Tomlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alicia Vikander, surprised about the snubs to Johnny Depp and the entire cast of "Spotlight"....but I still can't take the GG seriously if they include "The Martian" as a comedy....

What the hell is "infinitely polar bear"?

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterA.D.

you know, The Martian actually was a comedy

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

The real question here is: WHERE'S KIDMAN'S NOM FOR GRACE OF MONACO, HFPA??!!

lol

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Also, lack of a clear challenger prolly means it's Leo's year.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

Isn't Alicia Vikander's in Ex Machina a leading role? That film is about her, has its structure formed through sessions with her and ends with her. I don't get a supporting argument.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAFK

Wow, Vikander a double nominees & Keaton got shockingly snubbed AGAIN!! & Ruffalo got nom not w Spotlight but.....Infinite Polar Bear???!!!! Wat is this pic???

Look like Tomlin has a betta chance to the Oscar than Danner now

Other than the omission Rampling, the Best Actress lists are so great!!! Rampling will def get a BAFTA nod, but her chance at Oscar is greatly diminished now the voters r likely to view Mara & Vikander as lead

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

What the heck is DANNY COLLINS?? Never heard of this until today...

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Okay, let's suss out where the categories are now after the Globes:

Anyone who got both a Globe and a SAG nomination for a performance is basically locked in to get a nom for that performance. That said, here are my guesses for what the acting categories are now.

Lead Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Carol (lock)
Rooney Mara, Carol (lock)
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (lock)
Saorise Ronan, Brooklyn (lock)
Brie Larson, Room (lock)

Lead Actor:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo (lock)
Leo DiCaprio, The Revenant (lock)
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs (lock)
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl (lock)
Will Smith, Concussion (probable)
(alt: Michael B. Jordan, Creed)

Supporting Actress:

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (lock)
Helen Mirren, Trumbo (lock)
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina (probable)
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight (probable)
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight (probable)
(alts: Jane Fonda or Elizabeth Banks)

Supporting Actor:

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation (lock)
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies (lock)
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes (lock)
Sylvester Stallone, Creed (probable)
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy (probable)
(alt: Michael Keaton or Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight)

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

To those asking: Infinitely Polar Bear is an indie dramedy that was released over the summer. Mark Ruffalo plays a father and husband (to Zoe Saldana) with manic depression in the 1970s/80s. So he's, like, an infinitely polar bear... Get it? (we gays who love Ruffalo surely do) The film is nothing amazing, but Ruffalo is his usual charming and talented self, and the performance is worth checking out. Good on HFPA for thinking outside the box!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAdam K

Ugh, I'm bummed about Stewart.

What the eff, Trumbo?!

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicola

Thrilled that "Sheesha" Ronan made the cut for best actress,(thanks Dennis Quaid)

Gutted that they didn't put either Mulligan or Rampling into best Drama actress instead of Vikander. I would be fine with the Vikander nom in just the supporting category because that's a good performance in a good film. (I can't stand The Danish Girl.)

Great Director line-up - including Haynes, Miller, and Ridley Scott.
Sorry to see Brooklyn not make the screenplay category, but it is a crowded field -at least The Room made it.
And proof that the Oscars should have separate acting categories for comedy comes from the line up for Best Comic Film Actress : Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy,Amy Schumer,
Maggie Smith, and Lily Tomlin. What a great line up that is.
Also in the TV categories - Yay for Alan Cumming, and both leads in Outlander.
? Joanne Foggart in Downton Abbey. Uzo Aduba isn't the best actress in OITNB.

And Leo better campaign hard if he wants that Oscar because Bryan Cranston and his grateful Army of supporters won't give up until he wins every possible trophy for acting.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Craver - Idris Elba is uh-maazing in that otherwise slightly muddled and bloated but interesting andoccasionally beautiful movie. I admit that i might be biased due to my uncontrollable attraction to him (seriously, i don't normally even like the 'bad boys', much less the monstrous sadistic paramilitary commanders of child soldier brigades), but Elba is not only magnetic but natural and note perfect. He gives you a sense of how he got to this position, hits both the eerily charismatic and just plain eerie aspects of this character and never looks like he's trying too hard. And perhaps most impressively, he doesn't shy away from the parts of the character that make him look weak and revolting and even pathetic. It's an incredibly rounded, full bodied performance - along with Blanchett and Bel Powley, it's my favourite of the year and I want him to play every Hollywood role ever from now on, even for entirely non sexual reasons.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGoran

Gaga is barely mediocre in AHS imo. Better Jean Smart, who's even better than Dunst in Fargo.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

These 3

Cate Blanchett, Carol (lock)
Saorise Ronan, Brooklyn (lock)
Brie Larson, Room (lock)

are locked, yes, but the other two slots are up for grabs and all over the place. AMPAS can easily nominate Mara an Vikander in Supporting, let's not kid ourselves.

The love for Carol is genuine, it's totally snatching Best Pic and best Director noms.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Yup voters don't like to vote for two performances in the same film in the same category, so Keaton and Ruffalo are cancelling each other out. Keaton should have gone lead. At least this will show studios that supporting isn't the always the easier race. Also didn't Transparent win last year? How's it getting nominated for a second season that's barely off the ground? I always wondered who watches hulu, the Hollywood foreign press apparently. Overall pretty solid nominees in movies but the tv noms are all over the place. I wish we could get a good tv awards, emmys just repeat themselves and the globes just pick the newest shows people are talking about.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike Troutman

Over the moon with these Noms! Well done HFPA! Fonda! Ruffalo! Burwell! MILLER!!!!

I would have zero problems with a duplication of these by AMPAS.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

The Spotlight people have got to be worried about Keaton/Ruffalo vote-splitting at this point.

What a lovely day it continues to be for MMFR.

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSean C.

I like the movie lists just fine, but.... EVA GREEN FOR PENNY DREADFUL.

That is all.

Well, that and Rachel Bloom, who deserves that award ten times over (sorry, Gina!).

December 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

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