Thursday, 10 December 2015


Today's Golden Globe nominations cleared the picture up a little for the current awards season. They seem to clarify what, of the disparate strands of advocacy we've observed so far from both critics awards and the Screen Actors Guild nominations yesterday, is likeliest to stick. Spotlight looks to be the only contender to win the Best Picture Oscar, being the only one among the favourites with either a SAG Ensemble nod or a Globe Screenplay nod (it has both!). Mad Max: Fury Road is, indeed, a contender for the top awards, even if the bulk of its mentions will undoubtedly come from the tech categories (the Globes don't rly bother with those). Carol remains popular, but its Screenplay snub is worrying. And the late-breakers, The Hateful Eight, Joy and The Revenant will probably see their stock start to rise as more voters get the chance to see them and more buzz gets the chance to build. But only The Revenant seems to stand much of a shot at scoring a Best Picture Oscar nomination. The Golden Globes will take place on the 10th of January, broadcast live in the US on NBC at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Performance by an Actor – 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 – Musical or 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 Performance by an Actress – Drama
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Performance by an Actress – Musical or Comedy
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
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
Jane Fonda (Youth)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Screenplay
Emma Donoghue (Room)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell (Carol)
Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Carsten Nicolai and Sakamoto Ryûichi (The Revenant)
Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Song
Scott Bennett and Brian Wilson – ‘One Kind of Love’ (Love & Mercy)
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charlie Puth and Cameron Thomaz – ‘See You Again’ (Furious 7)
Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Ali Payami and Ilya Salmanzadeh – ‘Love Me Like You Do’ (Fifty Shades of Grey)
David Lang – ‘Simple Song #3’ (Youth)
Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith – ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Spectre)

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

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Son of Saul

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Denzel Washington